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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08
Mar
2018

The Geographical Mandate: China and Area Studies from Macroregions to Territorial Economies

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Carolyn Cartier

Wang Hui identifies the binary of empire/nation-state as the prevailing meta-epistemological structure challenging understandings of the history of China in the...

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06
Mar
2018

Living on e-commerce: the politics and ethics of e-trading in a Chinese city

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Qian Linliang

The expansion of the e-commerce economy has given individual Chinese e-traders new opportunities to generate wealth and cultural capital, and to achieve...

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22
Feb
2018

The Chinese economy: long-term structural shifts and policy implications

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Song Ligang

This presentation discusses the experience of Chinese economic growth in the past forty years (1978–2017). It assesses the outcomes and policy implications...

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01
Feb
2018

Chinese Military Modernization and the Origins of Warlordism, 1895-1915

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Clemens Büttner

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After the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95), Chinese military modernization focussed on the professionalization of military education...

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16
Nov
2017

Making Chinese medicines: Reaping materia medica in different regions of China

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Lena Springer

 

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The production of pharmaceutical drugs in China has a long history of supply from very different regions. The set of a...

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09
Nov
2017

The 19th Party Congress: What will Xi Jinping use his power for?

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Professor Willy Lam

 

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The just-held 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has conferred President Xi Jinping with...

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02
Nov
2017

The politics of public supervision in China - searching for authoritarian accountability

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Zhuang Meixi

China appears to be an unlikely host for accountable governance. But in recent years, a number of social accountability innovations encouraging public supervision...

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26
Oct
2017

Struggling for words in Mao's China: political campaign and literary exchange in the Hundred Flowers campaign, 1956–1957

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Dayton Lekner

How should we understand the relationship between literature and politics of the Mao era? To date, research on this question have been driven by the Party...

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05
Oct
2017

Strengthening the Mind and Nation: Chinese Reformers, Protestant Missionaries and the Mengxue bao  (The Children’s Educator, 1897–1902)

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Shih-Wen Sue Chen

Although Protestant missionaries had been publishing Chinese language periodicals for children since the 1870s, the Mengxue bao 蒙學報 (The Children’s...

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28
Sep
2017

Securitizing Culture in Post-Deng China: An Evolving National Strategic Paradigm, 1994–2014

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Matthew D. Johnson

This talk will examine the emergence and impact of the threat image of U.S.-led globalization on national security paradigms in the People’s Republic...

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