Past events

26
Jun
2013

The 74th George E Morrison lecture - new perspectives on Han urban life

George E. Morrison Lecture

Presenter(s): Professor (Ms) Michael Nylan, University of California, Berkeley

Michael Nylan’s public lecture, New Perspectives on Han Urban Life, focuses on the evidence at hand for...

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26
Jun
2013

A preliminary reading of the text of “All Things Flow and Form” (Fan Wu Liu Xing) in the Shanghai museum collection of the chu bamboo manuscripts of the warring states period

Public Seminar

Presenter(s): Dr Shirley Chan, Chinese Studies, Macquarie University

This seminarargues that cosmological thought in the Warring States period was a multi-faceted discourse embedded with various...

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26
Jun
2013

What moves where, when? : information questions in old chinese

Public Seminar

Presenter(s): Dr Derek Herforth, Sydney

This seminar presents a new understanding of information-question constructions  in Old Chinese. By presenting a re-interpretation of certain early passages,...

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23
Jun
2013

New Voices Competition: ‘Australia, let’s talk about China’

Australia-China Agenda 2013

The Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) invites Australian citizens and residents who are students or who have completed an undergraduate degree within the last three years to...

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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...

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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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