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Seminar Series on Rural Society and Development Studies (No. 20)

Sourse: College of Humanities and Social Development  Date:2018-05-22

Powers of Exclusion: Land dilemmas in Southeast Asia

Emeritus Professor of Human Geography

School of Geosciences, University of Sydney

Date: May 22, 2018, 19:30-21:30 (Tuesday)

Venue: N2216, No.2 Building at the North Campus of NWAFU, Yangling, Shaanxi, 712100

Language: English (bilingual slides, short Chinese briefs)

Contact: Guo Yanni, 734770539@qq.com

Short-bio of the speaker:

Born in 1957, Philip Hirsch obtained a BA (Hons) degree in Geography (1978) from Oxford University, a MPhil degree in Geography (1980) from University of Dundee, and a PhD degree in Social Anthropology (1986) from University of London. He is Emeritus Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sydney, where he taught for 30 years until 2017. He was Director of the Australian Mekong Resource Centre. He is currently affiliated with the Regional Centre for Social Science and Sustainable Development at Chiang Mai University. Professor Hirsch has published extensively on questions of environment, development and agrarian change in Thailand and the wider Mekong Region. He is co-author with Derek Hall and Tania Li of Powers of Exclusion: Land dilemmas in Southeast Asia (Singapore University Press 2011), with Ben Boer, Fleur Johns, Ben Saul and Natalia Scurrah of The Mekong: A socio-legal approach to river basin development (Earthscan/Routledge 2016), and he edited the Routledge Handbook of Environment in Southeast Asia (Routledge 2017).

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