Past events

13
Jun
2013

Fortune Teller 算命

China Stories: Independent Films from China

A documentary film by Xu Tong 徐童, 2010, 128 min

Mandarin Chinese with English subtitlesFree and open to the public  

Li Baicheng is a charismatic fortune teller...

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02
May
2013

Xiong Shili’s Understanding of Ti and Yong

Seminar

Presenter(s): SANG Yu

Ti and yong constitutes one of the key conceptual polarities in Chinese philosophy over the past two millennia. This conceptual polarity has been continually developing throughout this...

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26
Apr
2013

Mao, the CCP, and American China-policy: An overview from Yanan years until now

Public Lecture

Presenter(s): Professor Ross Terrill

The lecture discusses the repeated changes in American approaches to the CCP since Edgar Snow met Mao in a cave in 1936. Each decade brought its new American-...

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15
Mar
2013

A Ghost in the Text? Reflections on a Marginal Figure in Ancient Chinese Literature

Seminar

Presenter(s): Oliver Weingarten (Masaryk University)

This talk will present an analysis of pre- and early imperial sources on Yan Zhuoju, a man who was reportedly associated with Confucius’s circle but also...

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30
Oct
2012

Lessons from Mount Lu: China and Cross-Cultural Understanding

Public Lecture

Presenter(s): Professor Zhang Longxi

Su Shi, one of China’s greatest poets, has a simple but famous poem on viewing Mount Lu as presenting different images when seen from different perspectives....

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22
Oct
2012

Red Rock: The Long, Strange March of Chinese Rock & Roll

Seminar

Presenter(s): Jonathan Campbell

About the author : Jonathan Campbell lived in Beijing from 2000-2010, spending much of that time in the local rock scene as drummer, chronicler, booster, agent and more. His...

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04
Sep
2012

Australia-China Ties: In Search of Political Trust

Discussion

Presenter(s): Linda Jakobson and Peter Van Ness

THIS DISCUSSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Linda Jakobson and Peter Van Ness will discuss the key issues raised by the recent Lowy Institute policy brief '...

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27
Aug
2012

China and the Remaking of International Norms

Seminar

Presenter(s): Dr Katherine Morton, Department of International Relations, ANU

The question of how China is likely to shape the future trajectory of global governance is now of fundamental importance to...

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20
Jun
2012

Reinventing the Manchus: An Imperial People in Post-Imperial China

Public Lecture

Presenter(s): Professor Mark Elliott

The 73rd George E Morrison Lecture With the 1911 overthrow of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), many predicted that the dynasty’s ethnic founders, the Manchus, would...

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