Breakfast Forum

The South China Sea explained: Anthropological perspectives

28 sep 2022 09:00 10:00 ENG

Edyta Roszko (CMI) in conversation with Julia Marinaccio (UiB)

The South China Sea is not only a battleground for state sovereignty but also for access to its abundant resources. Fishery and aquaculture industries are economic sectors from which millions of people in the region derive their income. Fishery and aquaculture also form important aspects of coastal cultures. In this breakfast meeting, we learn how fishery communities engage in, and are affected by, tensions and clashes in the South China Sea.

The breakfast meeting takes place in Bergen Global's venues in Jekteviksbakken 31. Free breakfast is served. You can also follow the event on Zoom.


About the series:

The South China Sea has long been a disputed region. Neighbouring states, fishing communities and international powers have fought over access, resources, and maritime borders. In recent history, not least due to China’s rise as a regional hegemon, the South China Sea has become one of the most critical flashpoints of our times.

We have invited researchers from different disciplines to explain and discuss the nature and dynamics of these conflicts. The series will consist of three breakfast meetings:

27 Sep: The history

28 Sep: Anthropological perspectives

29 Sep: International law


This breakfast series is a collaboration between Bergen Global (CMI/UiB), the Department of Foreign Languages (UiB) and Forskningsdagene i Bergen.



Edyta Roszko is a senior researcher at CMI where she leads ERC Starting grant “Transoceanic Fishers in and out of the South China Sea” 

Julia Marinaccio is a postdoc fellow at the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Bergen, where she researches Chinese domestic policies and China-Taiwan relations.