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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ANU China Seminar Series

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01
Sep
2016

A Tale of Blood and Fur: the Life of Production on the Hulunbuir Grasslands

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Thomas DuBois

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Located in the north of Inner Mongolia, the Hulunbuir grasslands are a major producer of horses, sheep and cattle. Based on archival and...

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25
Aug
2016

China as Crypto-Colony: A Critical Approach to ‘National Culture’

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Michael Herzfeld

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Using examples drawn from the fields of religion and heritage studies and also from his recent encounters with Chinese academia, the...

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16
Aug
2016

Who Shapes the European Union’s China Policy?

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Rebecca Fabrizi and HE Mr Sem Fabrizi

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Over the past decade, the European Union has developed a number of significant mechanisms for managing its...

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11
Aug
2016

China’s Urban Frontiers: the City as Borderland

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Timothy Oakes

This paper will explore urban space as a borderland in China. While China’s borders are typically conceived as the hard edges that bound the territorial...

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04
Aug
2016

Conceptualising Government-Organised Non-Governmental Organisations Across Contexts

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Jennifer Hsu

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The role of non-governmental organisations in local and global governance has continued to grow, expanding across political, economic, and...

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19
Jul
2016

China and Global Nuclear Order: From Estrangement to Active Engagement

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Nicola Leveringhaus

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How has China shaped, and been shaped by, global nuclear order? In this seminar, Nicola Leveringhaus discusses her latest book,...

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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

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

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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

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

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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

Taiwan recently elected a new president, Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), who will take office in May of 2016....

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