Past events

23
Jun
2017

Launch of Joro's Youth

Book Launch

Presenter(s): Dr Benjamin Penny, Professor Daniel Kane, and Professor Li Narangoa

The Australian Centre on China in the World and the Mongolia Institute invite you to celebrate the launch of:Joro...

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15
Jun
2017

Telegraphs, sovereignty, and Chinese nation-building from the late Qing to the end of World War II

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Wei Shuge

China’s efforts to reclaim sovereignty over the development and use of cable telegraphs has escaped the attention of historians of modern China. Yet this was...

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08
Jun
2017

The House of Fallen Cards: Gambling, Enchantment, and Gender in Qing Fiction

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Paola Zamperini

The dangerous pursuit of thrills through games of cards, dice, and betting constitutes a fruitful ground on which to unravel notions of play, fate, and...

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05
Jun
2017

Canberra Launch of China Story Yearbook 2016: Control

Book Launch

The Australian Centre on China in the World invites you to celebrate the launch of its premier annual publication:

China Story Yearbook 2016: Control

‘More cosmopolitan,...

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31
May
2017

Eunuchs from the Ming Dynasty to Qing's Ethno-Dynastic Order, 1500–1800

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Jennifer W. Jay

Eunuchs were castrated male palace servants who wielded a fluctuating level of political and military powers from the Shang (1766–1045 BCE) to the Qing...

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19
May
2017

News under Fire: China’s Propaganda against Japan in the English- Language Press, 1928-1941

Book Launch

Presenter(s): Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki; Dr Shuge Wei

  News under Fire:  China’s Propaganda against Japan in the English- Language Press, 1928-1941 is the first comprehensive study of China’s efforts...

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18
May
2017

Re-Building an Imperial Elite: Local Government Schools in Dali, Yunnan (1247–1675)

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Eloise Wright

In 1247, the Mongol prince later known as Khubilai Khan conquered the Dali Kingdom, a small state in the south-eastern foothills of the Himalayas....

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18
May
2017

Wood for Heaven: Western Australia's sandalwood trade to China prior to 1880

Presenter(s): Nick Guoth

Western Australia provided a significant portion of China’s sandalwood needs during the 1860s and 1870s. Following the demise of other export centres of the wood through either excess...

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17
May
2017

Still Life 三峡好人

Asia and the Pacific Screens

2006, 111 mins, China Directed by Jia Zhangke 賈樟柯Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles

Set against the spectacular landscape of the Three Gorges region, Jia Zhangke's humane...

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16
May
2017

Tasting Tea and Filming Tea: The Filmmaker's Engaged Sensory Experience

Anthropology Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Jinghong Zhang

Exploring the sense of taste with ethnographic film is challenged by the nature of taste that is hard to record, describe and remember, as well as the...

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