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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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

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Corruption in the post-Tiananmen era exhibits distinct characteristics not found in the 1980s, such as astronomical sums of money...

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09
Feb
2017

Surveying the Quality of Life in Wuhan City

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Zhou Changcheng

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This presentation will, first of all, summarise the development and current situation of research on the quality of life  in...

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02
Feb
2017

The History of Ethnography in Lingnan

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Catherine Churchman

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Research on the history of the Tai-speaking peoples of Lingnan has tended to concentrate on historical justifications for...

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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

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Activists working for Chinese labour NGOs often face repression by the party-state, suspicions by the workers and criticisms...

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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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20
Oct
2016

Reconciling Status: China and the Dilemma of Intervention at the UN Security Council, 2000 – 2015

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Courtney J. Fung

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What explains China's varied response at the UN Security Council to the issue of intervention? Over recent years, China has...

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13
Oct
2016

A Japanese Moment in the Globalisation of Contemporary Chinese Art?

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Olivier Krischer

[Above: Cai Guo-Qiang (far right) preparing part of his artwork for the ‘Exceptional Passage’ exhibition, Fukuoka, 1991. Image courtesy Fei Dawei and...

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29
Sep
2016

Sima Qian and the Authorship of History in Traditional China

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Esther Klein

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What did it mean to be the author of a history in traditional China? Readers’ responses to Sima Qian 司馬遷 (b.145 BCE), arguably the...

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08
Sep
2016

Forget Chineseness: On the Geopolitics of Cultural Identification

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Allen Chun

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This talk is an overview of an upcoming book. Despite its similarity to the title of an essay published in 1996, the book argues on the one...

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