Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Arlt’s Latest Forbes Blog: “The Strange Case Of The Chinese Traveller Turned Refugee”
- Posted by Christopher Ledsham
- On 15th August 2016
- blog, forbes, germany
COTRI Director Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt’s latest article “The Strange Case Of The Chinese Traveller Turned Refugee” was published on his Forbes blog on Friday August 12, 2016.
The blog post discusses the recent story of a Chinese tourist in Germany who went to report a missing wallet, yet found himself accidentally registering for asylum after local officials misunderstood his intentions.
Professor Arlt compares the man’s Kafkaesque situation that followed, in which the norms of German bureaucracy saw the tourist end up in an asylum centre for two full weeks, with Jules Verne’s The Tribulations of a Chinaman in China. Jules Verne, as Professor Arlt points out, is most famous of course for the book Around the World in Eighty Days, one of the first novels to feature “modern” intercontinental travel.
Prof. Dr. Arlt’s article: “The Strange Case Of The Chinese Traveller Turned Refugee” can be read on his blog at Forbes.com. Please visit this link to read further blogs published by Prof. Dr. Arlt and to subscribe for further updates.
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