Puer Tea - author Jinghong Zhang in conversation with Andrew Walker
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 Puer tea phenomenon.
China's rural-urban age structure, sectoral employment, and economic growth
ACDE Trade &Development Seminars
This paper focuses on two major elements of China’s population dynamics in a provincial-level analysis of per capita income and productivity growth during the last three decades. The two major elements are the rising proportion of workers in the population and the shift of rural workers from agriculture to industry and services.
Reading communities and the circulation of print: Australia, China, and Britain in the 19th Century
This conference will investigate the production, circulation and consumption of printed material in Australia, China, and Britain in the long 19th century, when technological improvements in printing, engraving, papermaking, and transport made the production and distribution of texts easier and increased opportunities for education led to rising literacy rates.
Reading and writing communities in the trenches 1914-1918
Reading and Writing Communities in the Trenches 1914-1918
38 years ago Paul Fussell, in The Great War and Modern Memory,
examined the literary dimensions of the First World War for British
combatants. Fussell was primarily concerned with the officer
class, a well-read and articulate elite whose war experience did
In this public lecture, Lydia Wevers explores the ways in which communal identity is formed around a writer's works. Particular reference is made to evidence of reding Dickens across New Zealand in the nineteenth century.
The industrial revolution of the book: cheap print and new readers
Unlike the coming of print (woodblocks in second-century East Asia
and thirteenth-century Europe; moveable type in eleventh-century
Beijing: Unfurling the Landscape
In her thirty years of work in China, photographer Lois Conner's vision and creative method bring to sites both modern and ancient the sense of an eternity captured in a moment. Her work illuminates a Chinese world in which the living past pulses through a vibrant contemporary reality.
Beijing unfurling the landscape- exhibition opening
The Australian Centre on China in the World warmly invites you to its inaugural exhibition:
Beijing: Unfurling the Landscape
Photographs by Lois Conner
Friday 2 May 2014
Voice and Guzheng performance by Wu Fei
This lunchtime music performance by Wu Fei will include selection from the Chinese canon, kunqu 昆曲 opera, Beijing chaqu’er 插曲儿, contemporary composition and improvisation.
The architecture of education in Canberra and Beijing
Designing major buildings in an environment of profound institutional change offers challenges to any architect with an interest in the making of practical, but also aesthetically significant (and therefore personally conducive) spaces for research, teaching, online work and public as well as policy engagement in a university.
Graduate scholars gathering
CIW cordially invites graduate students to attend the first Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) graduate scholars gathering to be held at CIW, Tuesday 3 June.
Open to all graduate students with a focus on the sinophone world, this event is designed as an opportunity to network and introduce CIW to the broader China Studies community at ANU.
The lobbying of Chinese elite universities
How do elite Chinese research universities advance their interests in a tight policy environment and how do they interpret their role in a country increasingly obsessed with education?
Xi Jinping and his China dream
Conference at LSE: Chinese ways of thinking: imagining the global
A conference will take place next week in London that may be of interest: “Chinese Ways of Thinking: Imagining the Global” at LSE. All are welcome. Please read on for details!
Chinese Ways of Thinking: Imagining the Global
London School of Economics
26-27 June 2014
Leigh Jenco (LSE) and Gloria Davies (Monash)
Linda Jaivin in conversation with Geremie Barmé
Public Seminar and Book Launch
RSVP: By 8 July either by phone on 6251 5191 or email
Admission by gold coin donation to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation
Justice: the China experience
Under both Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping’s leaderships, the party-state has adapted to the challenges posed by breakneck economic growth and inequalities of income by adjusting civil, criminal and administrative litigation and mediation practices to suit their political programs and objectives.
China’s Tibetan challenge: disputed pasts and uncertain futures
This lecture will be preceded by a drinks reception from 5:30-6:00 pm.
For catering purpose, please RSVP via email or on 02 6125 9060.
The future of Tibetan culture: challenges and implications
This roundtable discussion with Professor Robert J. Barnett will focus on contemporary Tibetan culture, the challenges it faces and its possibilities for renewal, as well as the implications of these for neighbouring countries and cultural areas.
What is Tibetan Culture? Is there a Tibetan Cultural zone or region?
The third plenum and China's unfinished reforms
The last three decades we have witnessed China's stellar economic growth. This started when Deng Xiaoping launched radical reforms to China's development strategy in the early 1980s, and was followed by China's "opening up" in the 1990s, integrating China into the global economy.
China and India in the modern world: from (semi)colonies to nation-states
‘China and India in the Modern World’ examines the shared experiences that have shaped the two continental-sized entities since the nineteenth century, when both societies were inducted into the international capitalist order as objects of imperialist expansion.
Assignment China: Tiananmen Square - A film screening and conversation
Assignment China: Tiananmen Square, reported and narrated by Mike Chinoy, tells the behind-the-scenes story of the American reporters who covered the tumultuous events of spring 1989 in Beijing.
Awaara आवारा 流浪者
Director Raj Kapoor राज कपूर, 1951, 168 mins, Hindi with English subtitles
The son of a judge abandons his pregnant wife and turns to a life of crime. Years later, he appears before his father on a murder charge.
The Dr. Dragon webinar
In this online information session, Luigi Tomba will introduce the PhD Scholarship Program at the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) and will be available to answer your questions.
The CIW is a major initiative at the ANU and is supported by funding from the Commonwealth Government.
T-Section discs in ancient China and mainland Southeast Asia (ca.2500-500BCE)
A mysterious type of artefact, known as a ‘T-Section Disc’, has presented a challenging puzzle to scholars. They are found at more than 100 ancient sites (mainly in Sichuan, Henan, Jiangxi, and Guangdong) as well as in mainland Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Malaysia).
The Amherst embassy to the Jiaqing Court, 1816
The Amherst Embassy to the the Jiaqing Court in 1816 has been little studied by historians. Dismissed as a fiasco and as one of the worst failures of British diplomacy, the Amherst Embassy was expelled from Beijing on the day it arrived due to the ambassador's refusal to kotou before the Jiaqing Emperor. Amherst complained that his embassy was marked by:
State of the local state in China: challenges for Xi Jinping and beyond
After more than three decades of rapid growth and extraordinary achievement, China is facing big questions about its development model, which has lately been tarnished by an addiction to investment-led growth, environmental degradation, corruption, financial risks, and rising inequality. Local governments have played a starring role in both the achievements and many of the current problems.
Chinese foreign policy and Sino-Japanese relations under Xi Jinping
China and Japan are neighbouring countries that are closely related to each other culturally, economically and politically. However, in recent years the relationship between the two countries has not been stable, especially in issues related to the Senkaku islands.
Xi Jinping and the PLA
Xi Jinping’s leadership style is visibly different from that of his predecessors. He pursues a distinctive mode of political leadership in domestic governance, command of the military and foreign policy formulation.
Myth and market: politics of cultural heritage in China
Since the UNESCO World Heritage Convention was ratified by China in 1985, the country has had forty-seven of its national sites inscribed as World Heritage.
A New Australia-China Agenda: experts on the Australia-China relationship
Public Seminar and Book Launch
The book will be launched by Senator Dean Smith and The Hon Andrew Leigh, with a brief introduction by Professor Geremie R Barmé. Light refreshments will be served
Date: Tuesday, 28 October 2014
The political philosophy of Suzhi
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, far east and near north: an odyssey
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.
Human rights in Xi Jinping's China
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.
Queer posthumanism in Ming Wong’s video installations and performance art
The presentation examines the work of Singaporean artist Ming Wong and his selected videos that deal with identity, gender and displacement. Wong’s works are concerned with the ways the artist’s body and his queerness inhabit and move across familiar, national and diasporic locations.
The making of womanhood by missionary enterprise in Republican China
The long tradition of sex segregation in China opened the field for female missionaries at the turn of the twentieth century. Mission-run girls’ schools, hospitals and publishing ventures for women were environments where many Chinese women first encountered Western ideas. This interaction was initially dominated by foreign missionaries but later shifted to local converts.