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

ANU China Seminar Series

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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

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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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

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

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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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