ANU China Seminar Series

The ANU China Seminar Series is the pre-eminent forum for discussion of China and the Sinophone world at The Australian National University, where over fifty senior academics as well as many post-doctoral fellows and graduate students conduct research on the region. Invited speakers come from across the full range of disciplines. They include senior scholars from in and outside the ANU, younger academics, post-doctoral research fellows, and advanced graduate students. The Seminar Series provides an arena in which to examine China in its widest sense, to acquaint people with a range of China-related research that might otherwise lie outside their scope of contact, and to offer a social setting for discussion of matters of mutual interest. It aims at a broad audience: members of academic staff from many fields; undergraduate and graduate students; policy-makers; and interested members of the public.

The seminar usually runs between 4.00pm and 5.30pm on alternate Thursdays during the University's teaching term. Exceptions will be noted on the Seminar Series' website, which is regularly updated. With the consent of speakers, seminars are recorded and made publicly available through the Seminar Series’ website to build an archive of research on the Sinophone world.

All attendees are invited to join us in the CIW Tea House for informal discussion with the guest speaker after the seminar.

Although the ANU China Seminar Series runs by invitation only, the convenors welcome communication from those interested in presenting their research as part of its program.

The Seminar Series is supported by the China Institute and the Australian Centre on China in the World at The Australian National University's College of Asia & the Pacific.

Convenors

Amy King
amy.king@anu.edu.au

Elisa Nesossi
elisa.nesossi@anu.edu.au

Mark Strange
mark.strange@anu.edu.au

Podcasts

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ANU China Seminar Series
03
May
2018

Enterprising Chinese Australians in the early 20th century: capital, sociability, and diaspora nationalism

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Kuo Mei-fen

 

Research literature on contemporary entrepreneurship among overseas Chinese tends to focus on how individual Chinese migrants adjust to their host...

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10
May
2018

Universal Values and Chinese Characteristics: A Perspective through the Revival of Confucianism in China Today

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Hoyt Tillman

The interactions and tensions between Western and Chinese ideas and values have a long and complex history. In recent years, however, hostility in China to...

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17
May
2018

On the ground in the Taiwan Sunflower and Hong Kong Umbrella Movements

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Ian Rowen

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31
May
2018

The China Model: Beijing’s Economic Statecraft Across Asia and Europe

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): James Reilly

Never in world history has one government had so much control over so much wealth. China's socialist legacy, augmented by its state-led development model,...

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07
Jun
2018

Translating the Naked Body: the Nudist Movement in Early Twentieth Century China

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Craig Smith

TBC

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12
Jun
2018

Xiong Shili's Understanding of Reality and Function during the Period between 1920 and 1937

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Sang Yu

Xiong Shili 熊十力 (1885–1968) was one of the most influential Chinese philosophers of the twentieth century. He is generally considered a founding figure of New...

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19
Apr
2018

The Making of a Divine Domesticity: Nü duo, Christian women, and Republican China

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Zhou Yun

After the collapse of the Qing dynasty in 1911, leading figures of the young Republic called for a spirit of modernity based on Western learning. As part of...

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10
Apr
2018

Roundtable Discussion: Recent changes in governance and the law in the PRC and Taiwan

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Various speakers

In this roundtable the speakers will offer perspectives on recent changes in governance and the law under Xi Jinping in the PRC and in Taiwan. The discussion is...

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23
Mar
2018

Informal life politics in Inner Mongolia and Mongolia

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Uchralt Otede

In recent years, herders in rural communities in Inner Mongolia and Mongolia have faced difficulties in accessing drinking water. In both cases, they have...

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08
Mar
2018

The Geographical Mandate: China and Area Studies from Macroregions to Territorial Economies

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Carolyn Cartier

Wang Hui identifies the binary of empire/nation-state as the prevailing meta-epistemological structure challenging understandings of the history of China in the...

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06
Mar
2018

Living on e-commerce: the politics and ethics of e-trading in a Chinese city

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Qian Linliang

The expansion of the e-commerce economy has given individual Chinese e-traders new opportunities to generate wealth and cultural capital, and to achieve...

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22
Feb
2018

The Chinese economy: long-term structural shifts and policy implications

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Song Ligang

This presentation discusses the experience of Chinese economic growth in the past forty years (1978–2017). It assesses the outcomes and policy implications...

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01
Feb
2018

Chinese Military Modernization and the Origins of Warlordism, 1895-1915

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Clemens Büttner

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After the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95), Chinese military modernization focussed on the professionalization of military...

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16
Nov
2017

Making Chinese medicines: Reaping materia medica in different regions of China

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Lena Springer

 

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The production of pharmaceutical drugs in China has a long history of supply from very different regions. The set of a...

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09
Nov
2017

The 19th Party Congress: What will Xi Jinping use his power for?

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Professor Willy Lam

 

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The just-held 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has conferred President Xi Jinping with...

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02
Nov
2017

The politics of public supervision in China - searching for authoritarian accountability

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Zhuang Meixi

China appears to be an unlikely host for accountable governance. But in recent years, a number of social accountability innovations encouraging public supervision...

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