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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07
May
2015

Western discourses on China: orientalism reconsidered

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Ji Fengyuan

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Edward Said’s Orientalism (1978) was a landmark in discourse analysis, cultural studies and postcolonial thought. In it, Said argued that...

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23
Apr
2015

Understanding Chinese as an object of learning

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Jane Orton

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Due to the challenges they encounter…they [undergraduates] lose interest and discontinue. [Those who continue]...

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09
Apr
2015

Realising China's Urban Dream

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Bai Xuemei

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China is urbanising at an unprecedented rate. If the current trend holds, China’s urban population could top one billion people in the next...

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26
Mar
2015

Why Nuclear Power as an Energy Option for Australia and the Ten Member-countries of ASEAN Makes Absolutely No Sense --- yet China Already Has 22 Nuclear Reactors in Operation and Is Building 26 New Ones

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Peter Van Ness

Peter Van Ness was convenor of an international workshop last August on 'Nuclear Power in East Asia: The Costs and Benefits,' and this is his report on...

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12
Mar
2015

Fuqing Dreaming: What Drives Chinese Investment Migration in the South Pacific?

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Graeme Smith

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This talk will explore current domestic and international factors, as well as historical trends, that have led to mainland Chinese...

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26
Feb
2015

Embodying democracy in Chinese thought

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Gloria Davies

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What does Chinese thought (as sixiang) do? What is its purpose? Chinese thinkers no doubt have different answers to these...

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06
Nov
2014

The political philosophy of Suzhi

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Delia Lin

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During the past forty years or so, suzhi, or human quality and qualities, remains perhaps the most prevailing and lasting discourse, both...

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23
Oct
2014

Myth and market: politics of cultural heritage in China

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Yujie Zhu

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Since the UNESCO World Heritage Convention was ratified by China in 1985, the country has had forty-seven of its national sites inscribed as...

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16
Oct
2014

Representing women in Chinese village self-government: a new perspective on gender, representation and democracy

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Tamara Jacka and Sally Sargeson

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Recently, there has been much debate among feminists about how to achieve women’s substantive representation (the...

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09
Oct
2014

The social history of colour in medieval China: perspectives from independent Dunhuang, 9th to 11th centuries

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Lewis Mayo

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In the mid-20th century, Chinese artists and art historians discovered a lost world of vibrant colour in the medieval-era murals from the...

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