March 2020

06
Mar
2020

Shadow banking in China as “funny money”

Public Lecture

Formal opening: Dr Jane Golley, Director, Australian Centre on China in the World

Keynote address: Dr Sara Hsu (China Rising Capital Forecast)

Shadow banking in China as “funny money”

Funny Money
10
Mar
2020

Pictorial forms of canonical interpretation in Song China (960-1279)

Seminar

PhD Pre-submission Seminar

In Song China (960-1279), scholars increasingly used pictorial methods to interpret canonical knowledge and ideology. As argumentative and pedagogical tools, their diagrams, charts, and maps were designed to persuade in debates and to enliven pedagogy. This pictorial method therefore shaped how canonical texts and ideas were transmitted and received.

A map of China based on the canonical domain produced in the twelfth century
11
Mar
2020

The Role of Shanghai in Building Modern Science in China in the 19th Century

George E. Morrison Lecture

Historians of “Chinese science” until recently have spent much of their time researching issues in pre-modern natural studies and trying to explain why modern science, technology, and medicine arrived so late in China. The “Needham Question”—Why did a divided Europe, and not imperial China, develop modern science first?—until recently remained preeminent.

Benjamin Elman

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