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FASS Seminar by Iftekhar Iqbal

 

On 5 April 2018, Dr Iftekhar Iqbal gave a seminar entitled 'Mapping Inter-Asia Engagements: A View from the Mekong'.

Looking from the advantage of the Mekong River, the paper discussed how, in the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, the Mekong became the site of exchanges of multiple ethnicities, ideas and commodities from India, China and Southeast Asia.

In particular the paper examined how, depite their varied backgrounds and locations, from Yunnan to the Mekong Delta, people attached a sense of placement and also of ecological commonality to the river that they shared.