During the past forty years or so, suzhi, or human quality and qualities, remains perhaps the most prevailing and lasting discourse, both official and popular, in China. It is also, in Delia Lin's view, the most dubious and misunderstood word.
ANU Professor Emeritus Wang Gungwu will talk about China Studies from his position as someone who has been writing on China and the Chinese world for over fifty years, and who has seen China studies at the ANU grow and change in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s of the last century.
The current Chinese leadership is attempting to reshape China’s justice agenda by encouraging ‘rule of law-consciousness’ in public and governmental affairs. The Fourth Plenum of the Eighteenth Party Congress in October 2014 highlights socialist ‘rule of law’ as a touchstone of Xi Jinping’s governance intentions for China in the coming years.