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Assistant Professor of Southeast Asian Studies
School of Foreign Languages
My name is Kankan Xie (or 谢侃侃 in Chinese), Assistant Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at the School of Foreign Languages, Peking University, China. I am interested in various historical and contemporary issues of the broadly defined "Nusantara" (Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore) and beyond.
My research projects deal with topics such as leftwing movements, Dutch colonialism, nationalism & decolonization, ethnicity & identity politics, governance & rural development, China & Southeast Asia in the Cold War.
I earned my Ph.D. in Southeast Asian Studies, with a Designated Emphasis (minor) in Dutch Studies, at the University of California, Berkeley.
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