Past events

22
Apr
2014

Reading communities and the circulation of print: Australia, China, and Britain in the 19th Century

Conference

China in the World Building (188), Fellows Lane, ANU

This conference will investigate the production, circulation and consumption of printed material in Australia, China, and Britain in the long 19th...

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03
Apr
2014

The art of regret

Asia and the Pacific Screens

(2007, 59 minutes)

In China photography is sometimes known as ‘the art of regret’...regret for what might be and for what is lost. The film examines photographic practices in the...

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27
Mar
2014

Beyond the Frontier: cultural politics and regional identity in Yunnan Province

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Gary Sigley

For much of its history as part of the People’s Republic of China, Yunnan Province has been regarded as ‘backward’ (luohou 落后). Yunnan was a highly undesirable...

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13
Mar
2014

Teaching people how to live: television and self-making

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Sun Wanning

Together with the rollback in the provision of public goods and services by the Chinese state also comes the disappearance of many previously state-supported...

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12
Mar
2014

In conversation: how has Asia been imagined, represented and transferred across boundaries?

Book Launch

How has Asia been imagined, represented and transferred both literally and visually across linguistic, geopolitical and cultural boundaries?

Asia Through Art and Anthropology: Cultural Translation...

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06
Mar
2014

Wild Rose 野玫瑰

Asia and the Pacific Screens

Presenter(s): Richard Meyer

 

Wild Rose (1932) is one of the earliest leftist films made in Shanghai, starring Wang Renmei and Jin Yan, two prominant actors active in Shanghai...

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05
Mar
2014

Unrest in Tibet: understanding the post-2008 wave of protest and conflict

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Ben Hilman

Since riots engulfed Lhasa in the spring of 2008 the Tibetan Plateau has been a hotbed of ethnic unrest. Many hundreds of people have died as victims of ethnic-...

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27
Feb
2014

Puer Tea - author Jinghong Zhang in conversation with Andrew Walker

Book Launch

Join author Jinghong Zhang with Professor Andrew Walker in a conversation on the recent Puer tea fad in China

From cottage creation to international industry, follow the rise, climax and crash of the...

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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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In the waning years of the Ming dynasty, a eunuch-official in charge of the court library decried the sad and decrepit state of the...

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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 lens through which discourses of moral...

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