Book Talk—The Language of Political Incorporation: Chinese Migrants in Europe with Amy Liu

October 8, 2021  |  12:00 - 1:30 pm
TBD - In person / Zoom

On Friday, October 8, the Asia Policy Program at the Strauss and Clements Centers and the Center for East Asian Studies are pleased to co-sponsor a talk with Associate Professor Amy Liu, Associate Professor in the Department of Government at UT Austin, as she discusses her new book The Language of Political Incorporation: Chinese Migrants in Europe, with Sheena Greitens, Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and director of the Asia Policy Program, as respondent.

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See CEAS’ website for more details. Please note: Format is subject to change as we are continually monitoring health conditions. Masking and social distancing are optional but highly recommended. For those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms prior to the event, please refrain from attending the event. 


Amy Liu (PhD Emory University; BA Smith College) is an associate professor in the Government Department and codirector of the Politics of Race and Ethnicity (PRE) Lab at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research and teaching focus on the intersection of ethnic politics, language politics, and migration politics. Prof. Liu’s first book Standardizing Diversity: The Political Economy of Language Regimes examines how the recognition of lingua francas can be conducive for economic growth – in Asia generally and in Southeast Asia specifically. Her second book The Language of Political Incorporation: Chinese Migrants in Europe looks at the linguistic networks of Chinese migrants and the implications for engagement with local authorities in Europe. She has a forthcoming Cambridge Elements monograph explaining the treatment of ethnic minorities in Southeast Asia. Prof. Liu is currently working on a new book project examining the diversity and representation of government cabinets. Her other works have appeared in journals such as British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, and World Politics.