Pal Nyiri

Pal Nyiri

27 June 2020

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Pal Nyiri is a professor of global history from an anthropological perspective at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He studied chemistry and Asian Studies in the Soviet Union, Hungary, and the U.S. before obtaining doctorates in history (Moscow State University) and sociology (Hungarian Academy of Sciences). Before coming to the VU, he taught at Macquarie University in Sydney.

His main research area is the international mobility of contemporary Chinese elites. He is also interested in Chinese nationalism, the politics of immigration in Eastern Europe, and comparative approaches to Eastern Europe and China.

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