Delta on the Move Lecture Series (Dec 9): Junxi Qian - Cross-border Integration from a Geographical Perspective

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Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Delta on the Move Lecture Series
Cross-border Integration from a Geographical Perspective

Dr. Junxi Qian
Department of Geography, HKU

Date/Time: December 9, 2021 (Thur) / 4:30 pm HKT
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This talk focuses on the ways in which cross-border integration is studied by the discipline of (human) geography, to serve as an invitation for cross-fertilisation across different disciplines. It engages with the vibrant geographical debate on cross-border regionalisation, situating this debate within theoretical perspectives such as new regionalism, the rescaling of economic coordination and state power, the strategic selectivity of the state, and multi-scalar governance. It also compares existing empirical scenarios of cross-border integration across different contexts in the world. This talk, although formulated mainly at a theoretical and conceptual level, aims to provide analytical insights into future study of the Greater Bay Area, as well as the social, cultural and political implications of this initiative.

About the Speaker
Junxi Qian is a social and cultural geographer who works at the intersection of geography, urban studies and cultural studies. He has published more than 100 articles and book chapters in the English or Chinese language. Junxi’s recent research examines entrepreneurial religion, indigenous development and cultural economies of the technological and innovation industries, all set in the context of reform-era China.

This is an event organized by the “Delta on the Move: The Becoming of the Greater Bay Region, 1700 – 2000” Research Cluster.

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