‘MTSU On the Record’ tracks Chinese emigration to ...

‘MTSU On the Record’ tracks Chinese emigration to European Union nations

An MTSU political science professor explored a little-understood aspect of the worldwide immigration issue on a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Dr. Andrei Korobkov, professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations

Dr. Andrei Korobkov

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Andrei Korobkov, a professor in MTSU’s Department of Political Science and International Relations, first aired March 5 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and online at You can listen to their conversation above.

Working with two colleagues from Moscow State University, Korobkov wrote “The Chinese Diaspora in the E.U. Countries.” The article was published in 2018 in the academic journal “Baltic Region”; you can read it here.

WMOT Roots Radio-new logo-2017 web The article asserts that China’s government considers the emigration of its people to European nations to be part of a “soft power” strategy to stimulate collaboration with those countries in trade, education, economic investment and other areas.

“While promoting Chinese political interests through members of this diaspora, they define it as serving ‘your country,’ ‘your motherland’ from where you are, and it became a very important mechanism of state policy,” Korobkov said.

Korobkov has provided analysis and perspective on politics for news agencies worldwide, including Bloomberg, Radio Liberty, Sputnik International and the British Broadcasting Corporation. He’s been a member of MTSU’s faculty since 2000.

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For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.