January 2015

06
Jan
2015

Taiwan: The View From the South 南望: 臺灣研討會

Workshop

The conference aims to bring together scholars from Taiwan and around the world to discuss research on Taiwan, pre-historically, historically and in the contemporary world, as well as from all disciplinary backgrounds.

Taiwan: The View From the South 南望: 臺灣研討會
06
Jan
2015

Between – Picturing 1950-1960s Taiwan 間:臺灣五六十年代面影

Exhibition

Politics has had complex effects on the cultural life of Taiwan in the twentieth century. These forty-four works, curated from the collection of the National Museum of History (Taipei), offer subtle observations of Taiwan in the 1950s and 1960s, from the perspectives of fifteen artists and photographers, as fresh and curious witnesses to lives in flux.

 Between – Picturing 1950-1960s Taiwan poster
07
Jan
2015

Stray Dogs 郊遊

Film - Season 3: Survival Politics

Stray Dogs 郊遊
08
Jan
2015

No Form 無色 and The Skywalk is Gone 天橋不見了

Film - Season 3: Survival Politics

The Skywalk is Gone
04
Feb
2015

Let It Be: The Last Rice Farmers 無米樂

Film - Season 3: Survival Politics

Let It Be: The Last Rice Farmers 無米樂
19
Feb
2015

ASIA 2003 Chinese literature — semester 1

Seminar

Course convenor: Professor John Minford

Thursdays starting on 19 February until 28 May, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Pu Songling
26
Feb
2015

Embodying democracy in Chinese thought

ANU China Seminar Series

What does Chinese thought as sixiang do? What is its purpose? Chinese thinkers no doubt have different answers to these questions but it is my contention that sixiang, as a discourse, is inextricable from a will to instruct people on how to live.

 Gloria Davies
27
Feb
2015

‘We’ll save ourselves’: student activism in contemporary Taiwan

Seminar

Since 2008 a community of students have coordinated and led several high-profile social movements in Taiwan. These movements have touched on a range of social and political themes and received widespread support. In addition, many students have developed their friendships and careers around their activism, while participation has become a fashionable pastime amongst young people.

Taiwanese Student Protests
03
Mar
2015

Picturing social realities: aesthetics, politics and Chinese photography groups, 1979-1989

Seminar

In 1979, a group of young photography enthusiasts in Beijing formed one of the earliest unofficial photography groups, the April Photo Society, at the immediate starting point of the reform era. Between 1979 and 1981 the group were to hold three annual exhibitions, each presented under the single title Nature, Society and Man.

Li Xiaobin
05
Mar
2015

Meishi Street 煤市街

Film - Season 3: Survival Politics

Meishi Street 煤市街
06
Mar
2015

The regulation of Chinese investment in Zambia

Seminar

Since the turn of this millennium, Chinese outbound direct investment (ODI) into Zambia has grown at phenomenal rate.

 Beyongo Mukete Dynamic
12
Mar
2015

Fuqing dreaming: what drives Chinese investment migration in the South Pacific?

ANU China Seminar Series

This talk will explore current domestic and international factors, as well as historical trends, that have led to mainland Chinese merchants dominating the retail trade in the South Pacific.

 Graeme Smith
19
Mar
2015

Development of modern art in Taiwan, 1930s-1990s: an introductory outline

Public Lecture

On the occasion of the exhibition 'Between: Picturing 1950-60s Taiwan', CIW is pleased to announce a public lecture by Emeritus Professor John Clark (University of Sydney) on the Development of Modern Art in Taiwan, 1930s-1990s: An Introductory Outline.

Lin Chih-hsin
20
Mar
2015

A City of Sadness 悲情城市

Film - Taiwan Film Festival 臺灣電影節 2015

A City of Sadness 悲情城市
21
Mar
2015

Spring: The Story of Hsu Chin-Yu 春天: 許金玉的故事

Film - Taiwan Film Festival 臺灣電影節 2015

 Spring: The Story of Hsu Chin-Yu 春天: 許金玉的故事
21
Mar
2015

The Peach Blossom Land 暗戀桃花源

Film - Taiwan Film Festival 臺灣電影節 2015

The Peach Blossom Land 暗戀桃花源
21
Mar
2015

Guided tours: Between – Picturing 1950-1960s Taiwan Exhibition

Weekend Viewing

Gallery Tour

Politics has had complex effects on the cultural life of Taiwan in the twentieth century. These forty-four works, curated from the collection of the National Museum of History (Taipei), offer subtle observations of Taiwan in the 1950s and 1960s, from the perspectives of fifteen artists and photographers, as fresh and curious witnesses to lives in flux.

Between – Picturing 1950-1960s Taiwan Exhibition
21
Mar
2015

Rebels of the Neon God 青少年哪吒

Film - Taiwan Film Festival 臺灣電影節 2015

Rebels of the Neon God 青少年哪吒
21
Mar
2015

Monga 艋舺

Film - Taiwan Film Festival 臺灣電影節 2015

Monga 艋舺
22
Mar
2015

Writings that Weave Waves 潮浪譜寫共鳴

Film - Taiwan Film Festival 臺灣電影節 2015

Writings that Weave Waves 潮浪譜寫共鳴
22
Mar
2015

The Gangster's God 炸神明

Film - Taiwan Film Festival 臺灣電影節 2015

The Gangster's God 炸神明
22
Mar
2015

The Terrorizers 恐怖份子

Film - Taiwan Film Festival 臺灣電影節 2015

 The Terrorizers 恐怖份子
22
Mar
2015

Cape No.7 海角七號

Film - Taiwan Film Festival 臺灣電影節 2015

Cape No.7 海角七號
26
Mar
2015

The global market and China's right to speak: evaluating the ideas that drive Chinese...

Seminar

David Murphy's research seeks to identify the ideas which form the Chinese discourse on trade policy and their relative influence. It is inspired by apparent shifts over the past decade away from neoliberal justifications for policy decisions as a growing suspicion towards China’s treatment in global markets has taken hold.

Chinese Flag
26
Mar
2015

Why nuclear power as an energy option for Australia and the ten member-countries of ASEAN makes...

Seminar

Peter Van Ness was convenor of an international workshop last August on Nuclear Power in East Asia: The Costs and Benefits, and this is his report on that three-day meeting.

Flower Next to Nuclear Power Generator
01
Apr
2015

Survival guide for radioactive village

Film - Season 3: Survival Politics

Survival guide for radioactive village
09
Apr
2015

Realising China's urban dream

ANU China Seminar Series

China is urbanising at an unprecedented rate. If the current trend holds, China’s urban population could top one billion people in the next two decades. With the national policy promoting and guiding the process, urbanisation in China is perhaps the biggest experiment of human settlement in history, with profound social, economic and environmental implications.

 Bai Xuemei
15
Apr
2015

The long shadow of the San Francisco Peace Treaty: East Asia from post-war settlement to 21st...

Workshop

Location

Public Lecture — Auditorium Wednesday 15 April-Friday 17 April

Workshop — Seminar Rooms Thursday 16 April-Friday 17 April

Register by 10 April: https://bit.ly/SanFranshadow

This workshop and series of public lectures are free and open to the public but registration is essential.

The Long Shadow of the San Francisco Peace Treaty
23
Apr
2015

Understanding Chinese as an object of learning

Seminar

'Due to the challenges they encounter…they [undergraduates] lose interest and discontinue. [Those who continue] ultimately hit a bottleneck as they find it more and more difficult to increase their Chinese language level' (Yin, 2003).

'At advanced level they…continue to use vocabulary learned in beginner Chinese' (Xing, 2003).

Jane Orton
23
Apr
2015

China & ANU — diplomats, adventurers, scholars

Public Lecture

Australia’s first diplomatic representative, or Minister, to China, Frederic Eggleston arrived in the wartime capital of the Republic of China, Chungking, in October 1941 — less than two months before Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbour and the onset of the Pacific War.

 William Sima
27
Apr
2015

The unpublicised agenda of President Xi Jinping

Public Lecture

Veteran Sinologist Willy Lam, who has just published Chinese Politics in the Era of Xi Jinping (Routledge, 2015), will talk about the career, ideology and statecraft of the Fifth-Generation Communist Party leader, Xi Jinping.

 Willy Lam
07
May
2015

Western discourses on China: orientalism reconsidered

ANU China Seminar Series

Edward Said’s Orientalism (1978) was a landmark in discourse analysis, cultural studies and postcolonial thought. In it, Said argued that the West had for over two thousand years constructed Asian peoples and cultures as an inferior and unchanging ‘Other’, attributing to them qualities that were antitheses of the virtues enshrined in the West’s idealised self-image.

Ji Fengyuan
13
May
2015

Chinese opera performance

Performance

Chinese opera performances of The Peony Pavilion 牡丹亭, Every Note, Adiago 聲聲慢 and Farewell to Yuan the Second on a Mission to Anxi 送元二使安西

About the Performance

 Tang Yuen-ha 鄧宛霞 and Geng Tianyuan 耿天元
14
May
2015

'Under the Dome': China's environmental crisis

Panel Discussion

Film Screening and Roundtable Discussion

Chai Jing
16
May
2015

A Village Across the World 跨越世界的村莊

Film - Season 1: Monstrous Realities

A Village Across the World 跨越世界的村莊
20
May
2015

Therapy postponed: psychoanalysis and its transformations in contemporary China

ANU China Seminar Series

Psychological ideas, practices, and institutions have flourished in urban China since the early 2000s. Psychotherapy occupies a central position in this so-called 'psycho-boom' (xinli re). Dominating this psychotherapeutic landscape is psychoanalysis, a school that as the archetype of modern psychotherapies was singled out in the attacks against Western psychology during the Maoist period.

 Huang Hsuan-Ying
22
May
2015

Inaugural China Matters national meeting

Panel Discussion

The inaugural China Matters National Meeting was held at the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) at the Australian National University (ANU) on 22 May.

 Linda Jakobson
26
May
2015

ANU/The Canberra Times meet the author event with Xue Xinran

Seminar

One in five of the world's population is Chinese, 300 million Chinese are under 30, and of these, most are only children as a result of the One Child Policy. What do these only children think and do? A generation burdened with high expectation and unprepared for responsibility.

 Xue Xinran
28
May
2015

Red flags? The experience of Chinese companies on the Australian Securities Exchange

Seminar

This presentation will provide an overview of a research project into the performance of Chinese companies in Australia. It will identify and describe all of the Chinese companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX); outline the methodology employed to find these companies; and then detail the collective performance of Chinese companies to date.

Red Flags
29
May
2015

China & ANU — Diplomats, adventurers, scholars

Exhibition

The Pacific War and its aftermath radically transformed Australian perceptions of what was then called 'the Near North' (Asia). Many recognised that in the postwar world Australia’s strategic interests and economic fortunes called for a new understanding of Asia and the Pacific. China loomed large in these calculations.

Moon Gate
03
Jun
2015

Black Cannon Incident 黑炮事件

Film - Season 4: Roots & Routes

Black Cannon Incident 黑炮事件
04
Jun
2015

Landscape and the stakes of style: picturing the Qing in the Kangxi court

ANU China Seminar Series

This talk explores the place of landscape in Qing court artistic production in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

Stephen Whiteman
04
Jun
2015

Lessons in Dissent 未夠秤

Film - Season 4: Roots & Routes

Lessons in Dissent 未夠秤
05
Jun
2015

The Trouble Shooters 顽主

Film - Season 4: Roots & Routes

The Trouble Shooters 顽主
29
Jun
2015

One 'Chinese', different identities?

ANU China Seminar Series

Since China began its rise in the early 1990s, the words 'China' or 'Chinese' have been represented and interpreted in a wide variety of ways, which have received different levels of acceptance in Greater China and among communities of Chinese diaspora.

 Shaw May-yi
01
Jul
2015

Floating Life 浮生

Film - Season 4: Roots & Routes

Floating Life 浮生
04
Jul
2015

Ink Remix: contemporary art from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Exhibition

Contemporary ink art has emerged as one of the most important artistic trends in recent years in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. It has attracted significant attention internationally, and this is the first exhibition presented in Australia to respond to developments in ink art from across this region.

Yao Jui-chung
15
Jul
2015

CANCELLED – Chin8514 China: wealth and power information session

Public Lecture

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this information session has been cancelled.

The Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) is offering a new Masters course in second semester 2015. The course will be delivered online and is available to ANU Masters' students.

30
Jul
2015

China’s national security in the information age

Seminar

In 2014, President Xi Jinping took formal control of all economic, security and military aspects of cyber policy in the country. He opined that there can be no national security without cyber security and no modernisation without informatisation. He said the Communist Party would do everything necessary for China to become a cyber power.

 Greg Austin
01
Aug
2015

The Chinese Mayor (2015)

Workshop

Directed by Hao Zhou, 2015, 89 Minutes, Chinese with English subtitles

An extraordinary insight into contemporary China, with a visionary politician trying to balance massive cultural development with grassroots interests and party politics.

The Chinese Mayor (2015)
05
Aug
2015

Song of the Exile 客途秋恨

Film - Season 4: Roots & Routes

Song of the Exile 客途秋恨
06
Aug
2015

China's emerging roles in the international refugee protection regime

Seminar

In February 2014, China’s Vice Foreign Minister, Mr Li Baodong, criticised Australia’s refugee policy during the 15th Australia-China Human Rights Dialogue. In response, Australian commentators claimed that Li’s comments were hypocritical and that Beijing did itself no favour by raising the refugee issue.

 Song Lili
12
Aug
2015

The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)

Workshop

CIW Film Screening

Directed by Alan Taylor and starring Ian Holm, 2001, 107 mins

5:00pm Drinks Reception

5:30pm Film Screening

The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)
19
Aug
2015

Australia 360: how is Australia travelling in today’s world?

Conference

As the axis of global power spins back towards Asia and the Pacific, is Australia well-placed to react to a rapidly-shifting world? Are we doing all we can to meet the challenges and opportunities in this ‘Asian century’, and how might we strengthen our place in our own neighbourhood?

Globe-  Australia
19
Aug
2015

China’s political economy under Xi Jinping

Public Lecture

In China, politics and economics are entwined. Politics have direct impact on the economy, and the economic performance has political implications. Under the leadership of Xi Jinping, China has entered a new era with distinctive characteristics in economic development and political dynamics.

 BO Zhiyue
24
Aug
2015

Globalisation in the locale and the locale in globalisation: a comparison of Hui identity in south...

ANU China Seminar Series

Since the 1990s, globalisation has affected the presentation of ethnicity in China, though it has done so in different ways across China. In this paper I analyse the different impact of globalisation on Hui identity in southern Fujian and in Nanjing.

Nanjing in winter
26
Aug
2015

China, Australia and the wider world

Public Lecture

Since Xi Jinping came to power, his foreign policy rhetoric has emphasised ‘win-win cooperation’, ‘shared interests’ and the neighbourhood.

Kerry Brown and Rebecca Fabrizi
27
Aug
2015

'Understanding wine by understanding tea': comparing the promotion of tea and wine...

ANU China Seminar Series

Just as tea occupies an important place in Chinese civilisation, so wine has associations with Western civilisation. Both have attracted cultures of connoisseurship and are surrounded by a sophisticated knowledge of plant cultivation, processing skills, and sensory experiences.

 Zhang Jinghong
02
Sep
2015

North of Capricorn

Film - Season 4: Roots & Routes

North of Capricorn
03
Sep
2015

Anti-corruption campaigns in the Xi Jinping era and its political implications

Public Lecture

Since 2012, Xi Jinping has engaged in a massive anti-corruption campaign. This presentation will discuss the nature and the purpose of this campaign and how it relates to Xi’s concentration of power.

Professor KOU Chien-wen
03
Sep
2015

Fathoming the orient: Australian narratives

George E. Morrison Lecture

In the century from the 1880s to the 1980s there were numerous accounts of what ‘the rise of Asia’ would mean for Australia. While it can be reasonably argued that Australia underwent considerable change across this period there were also continuities in the way ‘Asia’ was represented, understood and explained.

David Walker
10
Sep
2015

Weak state, soft power: the treaty-port English press and the formation of China’s international...

ANU China Seminar Series

Soft power is commonly regarded as the privilege of strong countries with the resources required to target international audiences. In this seminar, I tell the story of how a weak China managed to establish an effective international propaganda system and have its voice heard during the Sino-Japanese war (1931-1945).

Wei Shuge
18
Sep
2015

Stephen FitzGerald — Comrade ambassador: Whitlam's Beijing envoy

Book Launch

Public Seminar and Book Launch

Stephen FitzGerald
24
Sep
2015

CIW Chinese literature — semester 2

Seminar

Presented by: Professor John Minford

Thursdays starting on 24 September until 29 October, 11:00am–1:00pm

Dream of the Red Chamber by Sun Wen
24
Sep
2015

Chinese hegemony in East Asian history

ANU China Seminar Series

This seminar will explore the strategic and institutional dynamics of international relations in East Asian history when imperial China was the undisputed regional hegemon.

 Zhang Feng
07
Oct
2015

My Name, My Family 我的姓氏我的家

Film - Season 4: Roots & Routes

My Name, My Family 我的姓氏我的家
08
Oct
2015

Mobility, intimacy and decolonisation: the 'Chinese Australian problem' after 1949

ANU China Seminar Series

In the first half of the twentieth century, a significant number of mixed-race Chinese Australian families made use of imperial networks to establish families and businesses in both Australia and China, settling mostly in the treaty-port city of Shanghai.

 Sophie Loy-Wilson
12
Oct
2015

The lobbying of Chinese elite universities

Seminar

Despite growing research on lobbying in China, little is known about how Chinese universities do it. The perspectives, strategies and tactics of elite universities have long been hidden from view, and difficult to research. Yet, universities have accumulated capacity to influence higher education policies and advance individual and collective interests.

 Jane Liang
22
Oct
2015

The impact of enforcement campaigns on China’s legal system

ANU China Seminar Series

This talk examines the role played by regulatory failure campaigns in shaping the development of China’s particular version of the ‘rule of law.’ Campaigns are employed on a regular basis to address perceived crises arising from shortcomings in the legal regulatory regime and to deal with problems that regular enforcement strategies have failed adequately to address.

Sarah Biddulph
26
Oct
2015

New Sinology in the Xi Jinping era

Annual Lecture

When Xi Jinping became General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party in November 2012, he declared that the Party was travelling along a 'Chinese path' 中国道路 into the future; it would not follow the 'old path' 老路 of Maoism or pursue the 'arrant paths' 邪路 of Western-style market democracy, rather it was forging a course unique unto itself.

Beijing Street
04
Nov
2015

Australian-Chinese cinema in conversation

Film - Season 4: Roots & Routes

China Dolls and Chinese Take Away
04
Nov
2015

China and Eurasia: how much does the past matter?

Public Lecture

In conversation with Emerita Professor Marika Vicziany, Asian Studies (Monash University); Professor Carolyn Stevens, Japanese Studies (Monash University); and Professor Gloria Davies, Chinese Studies (Monash University)

Introduction by Dr Benjamin Penny, Centre on China in the World (ANU)

 Professor Wang Gungwu
09
Nov
2015

The power of new: minor party politics in contemporary Taiwan

Seminar

In the wake of a series of social movements since 2008, several new organisations and individuals have entered Taiwan’s politics. Inspired by activist experiences, these actors are channelling dissident political expression into organised competitive forces to contest legislative elections.

 Graeme Read
16
Nov
2015

An ethnographic study of Sudanese businesspeople in Southeast China

Seminar

On 18 June 2012, following the death of a Nigerian trader in police custody in Guangzhou city, in the province of Guangdong, more than one thousand African migrants organized a protest to disrupt public transportation. They demanded an explanation of the death of the young Nigerian and agitated for improved protection of African citizens living in the city.

 Wen Meizhen
24
Nov
2015

Launch of China Story Yearbook 2014 and the Australia-China story website

Book Launch

Book and Website Launch

Professor Shirley Leitch, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International and Outreach), The Australian National University, invites you to celebrate the launch of China Story Yearbook 2014: Shared Destiny

Launched by Dr Andrew Leigh MP, with a brief introduction by Professor Geremie R Barmé

China Story Yearbook 2014
02
Dec
2015

When China Met Africa 中非遇

Film - Season 4: Roots & Routes

When China Met Africa 中非遇
04
Dec
2015

The art of Kunqu and Peking opera

ANU China Seminar Series

In this lecture-recital, Ms. Tang Yuen-ha will describe her experiences as a student of Maestro Yu Zhenfei, the last of the great exponents of traditional Chinese opera, and the traditional system of theatrical training (the old-fashioned keban科班 and the modern xixiao戲校). She will briefly touch on the philosophical and aesthetic foundations of this great theatrical art form. Ms.

Chinese opera

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