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 Australian Centre on China in the World at The Australian National University's College of Asia & the Pacific.

Convenors

Ivan Franceschini
ivan.franceschini@anu.edu.au

Amy King
amy.king@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
29
Aug
2019

Revolutionary Optimism in 1950s Chinese Culture

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Wendy Larson

When Chinese revolutionary culture reached its zenith in the 1950s and 1960s, revolutionary optimism became a strongly encouraged emotional perspective, attitude...

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19
Aug
2019

GIs and Jeep Girls: Sex and American Soldiers in Wartime China

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Zach Fredman

This talk examines how sex affected the larger politics of the Sino-US alliance during the Second World War. By early 1945, Chinese from across the social...

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15
Aug
2019

Vietnam’s and China’s Diverging Industrial Relations Systems: Cases of Path Dependency

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Anita Chan

This article explains why Vietnam and China, one-party states that allow only one official trade union, are traversing different paths in their trade unions’...

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01
Aug
2019

Red Detachment — the politics of cultural engagement with the People’s Republic of China

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Linda Jaivin

Relations between Australia and China have never been closer, or more fraught. From the time of the Cold War, our alliance with the US has been a source of...

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25
Jul
2019

Han Migrant Farmers and Qing Mongolian Policy

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Cyrus Yee

This talk will examine the migration and settlement of Han farmers in Inner Mongolia during the Qing period (1644–1911). The presence of Han settlements in great...

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14
Jun
2019

The impact of the Sino-U.S. “new Cold War” on domestic Chinese politics

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Willy Lam

President Xi Jinping, “the core leader,” “highest commander,” and “the people’s path-finder,” faces the worst political crisis of his career having been seen as...

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16
May
2019

Regulating Chinese investments in Africa: Revisiting Host Country Agency in South–South Relations

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Beyongo Mukete Dynamic

Over the past two decades, China has emerged as a key investor in Africa, a shift that has prompted widespread debate over whether Chinese investment...

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01
May
2019

Beyond the Great Wall: China Secures for Buffers

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Yu-Hua Chen

State behaviour will change according to variances of polarity in the international system. This assumption that state behaviour and the change of the polarity is...

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18
Apr
2019

Mobilizing Chinese cultural workers in the service of Japanese occupation, 1939-1945

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Jeremy E. Taylor

In this paper, I will examine the ways in which the "collaborationist" Re-organised National Government (RNG) of Wang Jingwei — which administered parts of...

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18
Mar
2019

What's Wrong with Corruption? Messages from Confessions in China

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Juan Wang

Primarily based on contextualized discourse analysis of confessions from 119 convicted party cadres on corruption charges in China, this presentation will make two...

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07
Mar
2019

Environmental Dispossession and Degradation in China and Beyond

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Brooke Wilmsen, Ruth Gamble, Pichamon Yeophantong, Uchralt Otede (Chair: Amy King)

The effects of serious air and water pollution on China’s industrialised centres is now well...

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