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

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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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18
May
2017

Re-Building an Imperial Elite: Local Government Schools in Dali, Yunnan (1247–1675)

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Eloise Wright

In 1247, the Mongol prince later known as Khubilai Khan conquered the Dali Kingdom, a small state in the south-eastern foothills of the Himalayas....

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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

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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...

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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

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

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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

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

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