Global Circulations: Chinese-African Migration and Trade
Thu, May 01
4:00 PM — 6:00 PM
NAC 5/144160 Convent AvenueHistory Department Conference Room
The CCNY History Society presents new work on Chinese-African connections.Join us as we host photographer and filmmaker Daniel Traub, in conversation with anthropologist Stephanie Rupp (Lehman College, American Museum of Natural History) to discuss their exiting new work on trans-regional connections between China and Africa.
Daniel Traub will present photography and documentary footage from his project, "XIAOBEILU: Guangzhou's Migrant Neighborhood." Traub is a Brooklyn-based photographer and filmmaker, who has been engaged with long-term projects in China since 1999. His work has been exhibited internationally and has appeared in publications including Aperture Magazine, European Photography, and The New York Times Magazine.
Stephanie Rupp will present research from her current project in a talk entitled, "Luxury vs. Extinction: Ivory, Elephants, and the Global Circulation of Value." Prof. Rupp (Ph.D. 2001, Yale University) is assistant professor of anthropology at Lehman College, CUNY. Dr. Rupp has conducted work on environmental issues of forest conservation in the Congo River basin and relations between African nations and China as they focus on resource extraction.