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

ANU China Seminar Series
28
Sep
2017

Securitizing Culture in Post-Deng China: An Evolving National Strategic Paradigm, 1994–2014

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Matthew D. Johnson

This talk will examine the emergence and impact of the threat image of U.S.-led globalization on national security paradigms in the People’s Republic...

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05
Oct
2017

Strengthening the Mind and Nation: Chinese Reformers, Protestant Missionaries and the Mengxue bao  (The Children’s Educator, 1897–1902)

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Shih-Wen Sue Chen

Although Protestant missionaries had been publishing Chinese language periodicals for children since the 1870s, the Mengxue bao 蒙學報 (The Children’s...

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26
Oct
2017

Struggling for Words in Mao's China: Political Campaign and Literary Exchange in the Hundred Flowers Campaign, 1956-1957

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Dayton Lekner

How should we understand the relationship between literature and politics of the Mao era? To date, research on this question have been driven by the Party...

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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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09
Nov
2017

Chinese Politics after the 19th Party Congress

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Professor Willy Lam

TBC

About the Speaker

Dr. Willy Wo-Lap Lam is a Senior Fellow at The Jamestown Foundation. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Center for...

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14
Sep
2017

Rights Lawyers as an Articulating Voice for Rights Defence and Constitutionalism in China

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): FENG Chongyi

In the legal and political landscape of China today, there is a distinct group of “rights defence lawyers (weiquan lüshi)”, who take on politically...

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31
Aug
2017

China's War on the Past; Remembering Tiananmen in Xi Jinping's China

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Louisa Lim

"History is the best textbook" is one of Chinese President Xi Jinping's favourite phrases, yet in recent years the Communist party have made efforts to...

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17
Aug
2017

Renaissance Cultures as Counter-Revolutionary Weapons: Ceremonial Music in Taiwan’s Chinese Cultural Renaissance Movement

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Tsai Tsan-Huang

The Chinese Cultural Renaissance was launched in Taiwan in opposition to the Cultural Revolution in the People’s Republic of China. From 1966, the...

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04
Aug
2017

Three Tigers, One Mountain: China, Japan and the US in East Asia

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Richard McGregor

Richard McGregor will speak about his forthcoming book, Asia’s Reckoning, an account of the widening geopolitical cracks in a region that has flourished...

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03
Aug
2017

Zhou Fohai and the creation of the 'Peace Government' 1939–1940

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Brian Martin

The Wang Jingwei Government has cast a long dark shadow over modern Chinese history. It has been excoriated as the classic model of a puppet government that...

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27
Jul
2017

Unravelling Violence Among the Underclass in China: the Case of Chengguan and Street Vendors in Guangzhou

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Xu Jianhua

It is increasingly recognized that violent crime tends to occur among the underclass. Existing literature has explored how subculture contributes to the...

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20
Jul
2017

The Construction of the ‘Religion Sphere’ (zongjiaojie 宗教界) in Modern and Contemporary China

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Adam Yuet CHAU

The ‘religion sphere’ (zongjiaojie), along with many other ‘spheres’ (jie), emerged in the early twentieth century as a result of intense negotiation...

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15
Jun
2017

Telegraphs, sovereignty, and Chinese nation-building from the late Qing to the end of World War II

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Wei Shuge

China’s efforts to reclaim sovereignty over the development and use of cable telegraphs has escaped the attention of historians of modern China. Yet this was...

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08
Jun
2017

The House of Fallen Cards: Gambling, Enchantment, and Gender in Qing Fiction

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Paola Zamperini

The dangerous pursuit of thrills through games of cards, dice, and betting constitutes a fruitful ground on which to unravel notions of play, fate, and...

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31
May
2017

Eunuchs from the Ming Dynasty to Qing's Ethno-Dynastic Order, 1500–1800

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Jennifer W. Jay

Eunuchs were castrated male palace servants who wielded a fluctuating level of political and military powers from the Shang (1766–1045 BCE) to the Qing (...

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