Synopsis of Research in Shanghai (May 8 - May 26)：
Professor Goffe’s research project, entitled, "Chiney Royal: Afro-Asian Intimacies in the Americas," connects the Atlantic and Pacific worlds through tracing the history of Chinese indenture in the Caribbean from the nineteenth century to the present. Professor Goffe’s work is in conversation with Global China Studies, and overseas Chinese literary theories would be greatly enhanced by research conducted in Shanghai. The work of Professor Tzu-Hui Celina Hung in literature is especially compelling in connection with Professor Goffe’s research. In Shanghai she plans to conduct interviews in Pudong, where there is a vibrant community of expatriate West Indians.