Xiang Biao

      XIANG BIAO 項飆

      Visiting Professor (Jan – May 2016), Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong
      Director, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology


      Professor Xiang Biao’s research addresses various types of migration — internal and international, unskilled and highly skilled, emigration and return migration, and the places and people left behind — in China, India and other parts of Asia. During his visit at HKU, he taught a postgraduate course “Mobility, Governance and the Anthropological Imagination” and delivered two talks on “A Costly Order: Labour Migration, Commercial Intermediaries and Social Reordering in China” and “The Beginning of China’s Ethnicity Challenge”.