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
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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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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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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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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04
Oct
2018

TBC

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Trang Ta

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18
Oct
2018

TBC

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Elisa Nesossi

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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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07
Jun
2018

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

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Craig A. Smith

In the early twentieth century, East Asian intellectuals encountered new knowledge from the West, which they often adapted to fit existing vocabularies...

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31
May
2018

Country Roads: China'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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17
May
2018

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

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Ian Rowen

In 2014, the Sunflower Movement started as a youth-led protest against the near-passage of a trade deal between Taiwan and China. This sparked a 24-day...

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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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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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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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