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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05
May
2016

Xinjiang from the Han Point of View

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Tom Cliff

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

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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 & Walker, 2008)....

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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 independent and small-scale...

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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 events, and...

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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 sense of...

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25
Feb
2016

The Question of Loyalty in the Context of the Practice of 'Building Relations' (guanxi 关系)

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Dr Michael Schimmelpfennig, ANU

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From the 1980s onwards, legions of publications on the Chinese practice of ‘building relations’ (guanxi 关系) have...

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04
Dec
2015

The Art of Kunqu and Peking Opera

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Ms. Tang Yuen-ha

In this lecture-recital, Ms. Tang Yuen-ha will describe her experiences as a student of Maestro Yu Zhenfei, the last of the great exponents of traditional...

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05
Nov
2015

From Cantonese Religious Procession to Australian Cultural Heritage: The Changing Chinese Face of Bendigo’s Easter Parade

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Tsai Tsan-Huang

Chinese processional and musical performances in Australia are the subject of several key studies, however, the origin of the performances or their continuation...

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22
Oct
2015

The Impact of Enforcement Campaigns on China’s Legal System

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Sarah Biddulph

This talk examines the role played by regulatory failure campaigns in shaping the development of China’s particular version of the ‘rule of law.’ Campaigns are...

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