Hasan Karrar

Karrar, Hasan

Current Positions: Assistant Professor of History, and B.A. (Hons.) Program Coordinator, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan (since 2011). Previously: Lecturer, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada (2007-2010).

Research Interest: Contemporary Chinese and Central Asian History and Political Economy; Inter-Asian Connections; Informal Economy; Markets, Merchants and Mobilities; Transition from Communism.


2006-2008 Visiting Scholar, Munk Centre for International Studies, Toronto, Canada
2006 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Department of East Asian Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
2003 Visiting Scholar, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, PRC
1998 Master of Arts (BA) Hons., History, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
1996 Bachelor of Arts (BA) Hons., History, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Relevant Publications:

  • 2016    Kyrgyzstan’s Dordoi and Kara-Suu Bazaars: Mobility, Globalization and Survival in Two Central Asian Markets, in Globalizations, DOI: 10.1080/14747731.2016.1201323; To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14747731.2016.1201323
  • 2013    Markets, Merchants and the State: Informality, Transnationality and Spatial Imaginaries in the Revival of Central Eurasian Trade, in Critical Asian Studies 45, no. 3: 459-480.
  • 2012    From Pastoral Nomadism to Shuttle Trading: A Long View of Commerce and Modernity Along the Sino-Central Asian Border, in Material Culture, Language and Religion in Central and Inner Asia, edited by Michael Gervers and Gillian Long, 201-212. Toronto: Asian Institute.
  • 2009    The New Silk Road Diplomacy: China’s Central Asian Foreign Policy Since the Cold War. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

Other: Fieldwork in China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Northern Pakistan

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