International Conference: Protecting the Weak – Concepts and Evidence from East Asia

Friday, October, 7, 2016 - Saturday, October 8, 2016

Xiangdong wei  heike holbig  joshua ka ho mok  iwo amelung  chiu chun lee  cornelia storz  moritz b%c3%a4lz

Room AM-308, Paul S. Lam Conference Centre, 3/F Amenities Building, Lingan University, Hong Kong

Processes of protecting weak groups or interests have becom an important aspect of East Asian political, economic, social and cultural life. This international conference, jointly organized by the Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies at Goethe University (Frankfurt, Germany) and the Faculty of Social Sciences, the China Economic Research Programme and the Pan Sutong Shanghai-Hong Kong Economic Policy Research Centre of Lingnan University (Hong Kong), will systematically take up this issue, adopting an interdisciplinary approach, which is indispensable for understanding the complexities of the issues involved. Informed by theoretical ideas developed from the analysis of global cultural flows on one side and concepts related to the emergence of a "second modernity on the other side, the conference will explore a wide range of issues and policies that are related to the status of the "weak" and how their protection is institutionalized.