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Trémon, Anne-Christine


Anne-Christine Trémon, born in Stavanger, Norway, in 1976. Ph.D. from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. Senior Lecture in Anthropology at University of Lausanne.

EURIAS Junior Fellow (1 September 2012 – 30 June 2013)

Globalizing Lineages in Shenzhen, China

My project's purpose is to analyse lineage revitalization in relation to the globalization of China. It focuses on the reconnections established by Hakka qiaoxiang (emigrant hometown) communities in the Shenzhen area in Guangdong Province with descendants of migrants who left China prior to 1949 and are now located around the world. These reconnections have intensified since the "re-opening" of China, marked by the creation of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone in 1981. My project is based on fieldwork in a single-surname village North of Shenzhen, where many lineage activities have been reinvigorated with the financial contributions of relatives in the diaspora. My research project aims to study these overseas reconnections and the changes in the relations between the villagers and their overseas relatives in the context of Shenzhen's social and economic transformations.

Selected Publications

Chinois en Polynésie française. Immigration, métissage et multiethnicité. Éditions de la Société d'ethnologie, Nanterre, 2010.

« Fils illégitimes, affiliations conflictuelles. Métissage et identité « demie » en Polynésie française», L'Homme, revue française d'anthropologie, 181, January/March 2007: 75-100.

"Cosmopolitanization and localization. Ethnicity, class and citizenship among the Chinese in French Polynesia", Anthropological Theory, 9(1), February/March 2009: 103-126.

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