24 November 2016 - 5:00pm

Le Paragraphe Bookstore, 2220 McGill College Avenue, Montreal, Québec

Elusive Refuge. Chinese Migrants in the Cold War (Harvard University Press) recovers the history of China’s twentieth-century refugees. Focusing on humanitarian efforts to find new homes for Chinese displaced by civil strife, 2009 Trudeau scholar Laura Madokoro points out a constellation of factors—entrenched bigotry in countries originally settled by white Europeans, the spread of human rights ideals, and the geopolitical pressures of the Cold War—which coalesced to shape domestic and international refugee policies that still hold sway today.

Madokoro will launch her book on 24 November 2016 at Le Paragraphe Bookstore, 2220 McGill College Avenue, Montreal from 5 to 7.

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Laura Madokoro

Laura is an assistant professor in the Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill University.

2009 Scholars