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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27
Feb
2014

What the Emperor Needed to Know about the Three Kingdoms Era: Historiography and Fiction from the Southern Song to the mid Ming (12th to 16th centuries)

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Anne MacLaren

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Venue: Seminar A, China in the World Building (#188), Fellows Lane (between Law School and South...

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25
Feb
2014

In search of safe food in China

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Josephine Smart

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This paper will try to use the ongoing and spreading concerns about food safety in China as a...

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12
Nov
2013

Carl Schmitt in Contemporary PRC Legal Philosophy

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Flora Sapio

Western epistemologies of Chinese law are shaped by aporetic ideas of law and legality as absolute values in themselves and means to an end, and driven by a quest...

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07
Nov
2013

Violence as Development: land expropriation and China’s urbanization

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Sally Sargeson

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Explanations of the violence occurring during land expropriation in China predominantly centre...

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24
Oct
2013

Imperialism, industrialisation and war: the role of ideas in China's Japan policy, 1949-1965

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Amy King

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Contemporary Sino-Japanese relations are scarred by the legacy of the Second World War (known in...

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10
Oct
2013

Opiate of the Masses with Chinese Characteristics: Recent Chinese Scholarship on Socialism and the Future of Religion

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Thomas DuBois

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It is tempting to think of the Communist Party of China as being axiomatically opposed to...

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26
Sep
2013

An alternative modernity: the lives of Terry Hu and C. C. Wang and the historical development of the new age in Taiwan

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Paul Farrelly

Terry Hu 胡茵夢/胡因夢 and C.C. Wang 王季慶 were the two most influential proponents of New Age religion in late twentieth century Taiwan. Hu's translations of the Indian...

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19
Sep
2013

Interpreting Lu Xun’s early thought from the Japan years

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Jon Eugene von Kowallis

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Not long after he withdrew from medical studies at Sendai and returned to Tokyo in...

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10
Sep
2013

E-monitoring and regime improvement in China: technical capabilities and systemic limitations

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Christian Goebel

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Information technologies are often regarded as 'liberation technologies' (Larry Diamond),...

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15
Aug
2013

Contending the urban: how local rural elites are shaping the process of urbanisation

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Luigi Tomba

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Despite attempts by the central government to preserve arable land, in 2012 income generated by...

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