FACULTY OF ARTS and
CULTURAL STUDIES PROGRAM
A lecture by
New School University, NY
"The Red Dust of World Politics: Paradigms of Self and Other Compared
between 'The Quiet American' and 'Dream of the Red Chamber'"
Dr. L.H.M. Ling teaches at the New School, NY. She is the author of Postcolonial International Relations: Conquest and Desire Between Asia and the West (Palgrave 2002). This is a fascinating study that brings together constructivist approaches to world politics, international political economy, feminist theories and post-colonial writings to provide fresh insight into our understanding of the various layers of ‘East’-‘West’ dynamics and the relations between China and the ‘West’ in particular. This book and other articles that came out in the Review of International Political Economy and International Studies Quarterly offered invaluable insight into the rise of the ‘Asian Tigers’ and the economic crisis that followed. Her co-authored book (with Anna Agathangelou) entitled From Neoliberal Empire to Multiple World: Transforming Violence, Desire and Complicity in Contemporary World Politics is about to come out from Routledge. This book offers insight into ‘East’-‘West’ dynamics in post-9/11 period. What characterizes Ling’s work is its interdisciplinary nature. She pulls together the insights of International Relations, Political Economy, Political Science and Literature (poetry in particular). Dr. Ling’s current research draws on Chinese literature as a source of epistemological principles for world politics.