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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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’ (...

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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...

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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...

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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.’...

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08
Oct
2015

Mobility, Intimacy and Decolonisation: The 'Chinese Australian problem' after 1949

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Sophie Loy-Wilson

In the first half of the twentieth century, a significant number of mixed-race Chinese Australian families made use of imperial networks to establish...

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24
Sep
2015

Chinese Hegemony in East Asian History

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Zhang Feng

This seminar will explore the strategic and institutional dynamics of international relations in East Asian history when imperial China was the undisputed...

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10
Sep
2015

Weak State, Soft Power: The Treaty-Port English Press and the Formation of China’s International Propaganda System

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Wei Shuge

 

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Soft power is commonly regarded as the privilege of strong countries with the resources required to target international...

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27
Aug
2015

'Understanding Wine by Understanding Tea': Comparing the Promotion of Tea and Wine Drinking Culture in Contemporary China

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Zhang Jinghong

 

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Just as tea occupies an important place in Chinese civilisation, so wine has associations with Western civilisation...

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24
Aug
2015

Globalisation in the Locale and the Locale in Globalisation: A Comparison of Hui Identity in South Fujian and Nanjing

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Fan Ke

 

 

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Since the 1990s, globalisation has affected the presentation of ethnicity in China, though it has done so in...

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06
Aug
2015

China's Emerging Roles in the International Refugee Protection Regime

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Song Lili

 

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In February 2014, China’s Vice Foreign Minister, Mr Li Baodong, criticised Australia’s refugee policy during the 15th...

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