Prof.dr. Pál Nyíri

  • Telephone:+31 20 59 86707
  • Room nr:z-130, 14a-00
  • Unit:faculteit der sociale wetenschappen (afd. sociale en culturele antropologie), fac. der geesteswetensch (let) (geschiedenis)
  • Position:Full professor. Chair 'Global History from an Anthropological Perspective'

Office hours: by appointment (please email) 

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Chinese nationalism; Chinese migration and overseas Chinese in Europe and Southeast Asia (transnationalism, organisations, politics, religion, gender, representations); tourism in China and Russia; migrants, migration policy and xenophobia in Europe; history of science in the Soviet Union.

Oration:  Foreign concessions: the past and future of a form of shared sovereignty

Teaching in 2013/2014

No teaching tasks for SCA department in 2012/2013.
Individual supervision of Master's theses in SCA

Board memberships and management tasks 2013/2014

Research manager SCA department



Publicaties (Bron: METIS VU)

Selected Books:

  • Seeing Culture Everywhere… from Genocide to Consumer Habits (with Joana Breidenbach). Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, forthcoming.
  • Mobility and Cultural Authority in Contemporary China. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, forthcoming.
  • Maxikulti (with Joana Breidenbach). Frankfurt am Main: Campus, 2008.
  • Chinese in Russia and Eastern Europe: A Middleman Minority in a Transnational Era. London: Routledge, 2007.
  • Scenic Spots: Chinese Tourism, Cultural Authority, and the State. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2006.
  • Transnational Chinese: Fujianese Migrants in Europe (with Frank Pieke, Mette Thunø and Antonella Ceccagno). Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004.

Selected Online Articles:

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