Dr. Laurel Wei will provide an overview of the historical background leading up to the Indo-China war of 1962, including the factors that contributed to its outbreak. She will also discuss the progression of the war and its ultimate impact on the relationship between China and India. In addition, Dr. Wei will offer some insight into how this conflict played out within the broader context of the Cold War and how it continues to shape our understanding of Asian politics today.
Forsyth Reads Together connection: If you have read One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni, you will want to learn more about the events that led to her character Jiang's hasty exit from Kolkata.
Dr. Laurel Wei, an Assistant Professor who has been a member of the UNG faculty since 2018. A native of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China, she received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati in 2017. Her research and teaching focus includes the international relations of East Asia, the international political economy of East Asia, and Chinese domestic and foreign policy. She has taught a variety of introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses, such as global issues, comparative government, East Asian political systems, and Chinese politics.