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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14
Jul
2016

Talking about the Revolution: The Draft Constitutional Discussion of 1954

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Neil J Diamant

During the 1954 campaign to ‘Discuss the Draft Constitution’, Chinese officials and citizens engaged in a surprisingly frank and wide-ranging deliberation...

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02
Jun
2016

Chinese Philosophy’s Hybrid Identity

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): John Makeham, La Trobe University

This paper is structured as an exercise in conceptual archaeology. The first part describes a key conceptual structure that I argue is...

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17
May
2016

Tea, Wellness, and Beverage Culture in Song dynasty China — Perspectives from the City and the Monastery

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Professor James A. Benn, McMaster University

The beverage culture of premodern China was dominated by two substances: alcohol and tea. Alcohol has been part of China’s cultural...

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10
May
2016

Is the Taiwan Strait Still a Flash Point?

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Dr Scott Kastner, University of Maryland

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Taiwan recently elected a new president, Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP),...

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05
May
2016

Xinjiang from the Han Point of View

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Tom Cliff

Han settlers characterise the state stranglehold over economic life in Xinjiang as a 'structural problem' (tizhi wenti) For the nonelite, this structural...

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21
Apr
2016

Participatory Natural Resource Management in Rural China: Making Indigenous/Community Narratives

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Dr Zoe Wang, University of Sydney

 

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Environmental narratives produce certain environmental knowledge and social orders (Forsyth...

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07
Apr
2016

China as Number One?

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Michael Wesley, ANU; Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard, Copenhagen Business School; Jane Golley, ANU; Christopher McNally, Chaminade University, Hawaii; and Yao Yang, Peking University

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24
Mar
2016

Exemplary Agriculture: Organic Farming and Urban/Rural Space in China

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Mr Sacha Cody, ANU

 

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This seminar will introduce and discuss exemplary agriculture, a small grassroots movement comprised of...

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10
Mar
2016

Facing Everyday Uncertainty in Qing Society

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Dr Nathan Woolley, ANU and NLA

Popular works produced under the Qing dynasty preserve a number of means for placing oneself in society, understanding the nature of...

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29
Feb
2016

The Breakdown of Empire and Competitive Justice: the Postwar Chinese Use of Japanese War Crimes Trials

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Dr Barak Kushner, University of Cambridge

What happened after the Japanese empire collapsed in East Asia? Who took over and how? More importantly, how was order and a...

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