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 3.30pm 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 before the seminar at 3.30pm.

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

Elisa Nesossi
elisa.nesossi@anu.edu.au

Mark Strange
mark.strange@anu.edu.au

Wei Shuge
shuge.wei@anu.edu.au

Zhu Yujie
yujie.zhu@anu.edu.au

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ANU China Seminar Series
01
Nov
2018

Spirit possession in modern China: demons, missionaries, and anthropologists

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Benjamin Penny

Further details about this seminar will be uploaded soon.

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15
Nov
2018

Self-Organised Collectives: 'Amateur' Photography Groups in China, 1977-1988

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Chen Shuxia

After the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution, China launched the 'Thought Liberation Movement' and the policy of economic reform and opening-up, on one hand...

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18
Oct
2018

The politics of (in-)justice in contemporary China

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Elisa Nesossi

Since the early 2000s, the Chinese discourse on law and justice has become associated with accounts of miscarriages of justice. Disclosure of such cases...

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03
Oct
2018

Remaking Chinese hard power: the rebirth of the People's Liberation Army

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Adam Ni

Since 2015, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has undergone the most sweeping and comprehensive transformation since at least the 1960s. This is driven largely...

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20
Sep
2018

New perspectives on Neolithic cloth production in the Yangzi Valley, 7000 BP

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Judith Cameron

The site of Tianluoshan 田螺山, near present-day Yuyao, Zhejiang, is significant in archaeology for producing the earliest evidence for rice cultivation in the...

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30
Aug
2018

CANCELLED — Learning to Fight a Modern War: Armed Forces in Nationalist China, 1928–1937

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Kwong Chi Man

Due to unforeseeable circumstances, this seminar has had to be cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience.

This paper examines the ways in which...

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23
Aug
2018

Religious Groups, Varieties of Social Capital, and Contentious Collective Actions in Contemporary Rural China

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Yu Tao

Why do some religious groups in China challenge state power while others cooperate with the government? Drawing on national survey data and comparative case...

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23
Aug
2018

Medical Missionaries and the History of Asian Christianity: Pre-WWII Hong Kong as a case study

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Man-kong Wong

This seminar will give an account of the work done by medical missionaries in pre-WWII Hong Kong. It will show that these medical missions held conflicting...

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09
Aug
2018

Debt Disputes and Trade Routes: Jiaozhi Merchants in Eastern Han Changsha

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Zhang Zhaoyang

Jiaozhi, in present-day northern Vietnam, lay at the southern frontier of the Han Empire (206 BC-220 AD). A lack of textual records has long since...

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26
Jul
2018

Xinjiang: China’s troubled frontier region

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): David Brophy, Tom Cliff, Anna Hayes, James Leibold, and Michael Clarke

*/ The present-day region of Xinjiang has long stood in a complex relationship with successive...

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06
Jul
2018

Masculinizing Jianghu Spaces: Homosociality, Nationalism, and Chineseness

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Geng Song

Jianghu 江湖 (rivers and lakes) refers to the imagined spatial arena in Chinese literature and culture that is parallel to, or sometimes in a tangential...

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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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