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In Search of Fortune: Migration and Risk in The Pacific World

Organizers: Beth Lew-Williams, History; Angela Creager, History

March 9, 2018 · 10:00 amMarch 10, 2018 · 5:00 pm EST · 211 Dickinson

Program in East Asian Studies

There is a danger to traveling into the unknown, leaving behind the privileges of membership, and becoming an outsider. Some migrants set out, in spite of these risks, in search of fortune. Others find themselves trafficked, displaced, or exiled in the name of someone else’s profit. This two-day conference will consider the history of migrants’ precarious lives, with a specific focus on the Pacific World in the 19th and 20th century.

Hosted by the Davis Center and co-sponsored by PIIRS

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