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. 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. The seminar runs on alternate Thursdays during the University's teaching terms.

To allow for informal discussion, the seminar will be followed by a dinner with the guest speaker at 6:15pm. The location of the restaurant will be announced at the seminar. All are welcome, though those who attend will need to pay for their own food and drinks. As a reservation must be made at the restaurant, please RSVP by noon of the day before the seminar to jasmine.lin@anu.edu.au.

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, the Research School of Asia and the Pacific, and the Australian Centre on China in the World at The Australian National University.

Convenors

Amy King
amy.king@anu.edu.au

Elisa Nesossi
elisa.nesossi@anu.edu.au

Mark Strange
mark.strange@anu.edu.au

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04
May
2017

A Splendid Party: Zhou Lianggong (1612–1672) and His Friends in Literary Nanjing, 1669

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Zhu Yayun

This is the story of an elegant party. It was given by the Qing official and art patron Zhou Lianggong 周亮工 (1612–1672) in his Pavilion for Viewing Paintings on...

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18
May
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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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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15
Jun
2017

Circuits of Power: China’s Struggle for Cable Telegraph Rights from the Late Qing to the End of World War II

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Wei Shuge

Further details about this seminar will be circulated shortly.

About the Speaker

Wei Shuge is a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Culture,...

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20
Apr
2017

Remaking the memory of Zhang Xueliang—the Young Marshall—and Republican China across the Taiwan Straits

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Mark Harrison

Zhang Xueliang, the Young Marshall, was the son of the Manchurian warlord Zhang Zuolin, and commander of the Northeastern Peace Preservation Force from the...

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23
Mar
2017

China’s Penal Change and Development: An Examination of Neoliberal Penality Thesis in the Chinese Context

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Li Enshen

The neoliberal penality thesis links recent penal shifts toward punitiveness and managerialism to market liberalisation that has swept western societies since...

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21
Mar
2017

The Origins and Dynamics of Crony Capitalism in China: Insights from Prosecuted Cases of Collusive Corruption

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Pei Minxin

Corruption in the post-Tiananmen era exhibits distinct characteristics not found in the 1980s, such as astronomical sums of money looted by officials, their...

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09
Feb
2017

Surveying the Quality of Life in Wuhan City

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Zhou Changcheng

This presentation will, first of all, summarise the development and current situation of research on the quality of life  in China. It will then...

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02
Feb
2017

The History of Ethnography in Lingnan

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Catherine Churchman

Research on the history of the Tai-speaking peoples of Lingnan has tended to concentrate on historical justifications for the classifications of...

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01
Dec
2016

To Divorce or not to Divorce — Stay-behind Taiwanese Wives and their Husbands' Overseas Affairs

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Ching-ying Tien

Since the late 1980s, Taiwanese enterprises have invested heavily in China. Both the patterns of investment and the habit of keeping mistresses that...

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10
Nov
2016

Narratives of Labour Activism in China

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Ivan Franceschini

Activists working for Chinese labour NGOs often face repression by the party-state, suspicions by the workers and criticisms by foreign donors. In such...

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27
Oct
2016

China as a Polar Great Power

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Anne-Marie Brady

In the last five years China has emerged as a member of the unique club of nations who are powerful at both poles. Polar states are global giants,...

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20
Oct
2016

Reconciling Status: China and the Dilemma of Intervention at the UN Security Council, 2000 – 2015

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Courtney J. Fung

What explains China's varied response at the UN Security Council to the issue of intervention? Over recent years, China has acquiesced in and supported...

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13
Oct
2016

A Japanese Moment in the Globalisation of Contemporary Chinese Art?

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Olivier Krischer

[Above: Cai Guo-Qiang (far right) preparing part of his artwork for the ‘Exceptional Passage’ exhibition, Fukuoka, 1991. Image courtesy Fei Dawei and...

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