ANU China Seminar Series

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The ANU China Seminar Series is the pre-eminent forum for discussion of China and the Sinophone world at the ANU. Invited speakers come from across the full range of disciplines, and include senior scholars, younger academics, and post-doctoral research fellows from in and outside the university. The Seminar Series is aimed at a broad audience, to acquaint people with a range of China-related research and to offer a social setting for discussing matters of mutual interest. Members of academic staff from many fields; undergraduate and graduate students; policy-makers; and interested members of the public are all welcome to attend.

The Seminar Series is supported by the Australian Centre on China in the World at The Australian National University's College of Asia & the Pacific.

Although the ANU China Seminar Series runs by invitation only, the convenors welcome communication from those interested in presenting their research as part of its program.

Latest Seminar Series Podcast

Revolutionary Optimism in 1950s Chinese Culture

When Chinese revolutionary culture reached its zenith in the 1950s and 1960s, revolutionary optimism became a strongly encouraged emotional perspective, attitude, and expression. It was touted through literature, film, images, and virtually every aspect of daily life. Unhappiness, especially if...

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Convenors

Ivan Franceschini

Amy King

Shuge Wei

Yujie Zhu

Podcasts

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24
Oct
2019

China and the Global Refugee Crisis: Beyond Geopolitical Calculations

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Fengshi Wu

This paper explores the causes of China’s changing policies and behaviors related to refugees. Taking a different approach from the existing literature that focuses...

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10
Oct
2019

Proxy or Patriots?: Diasporic Politics and Performance of the Chinese in Indonesia

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Josh Stenberg and Taomo Zhou

Chinese Indonesians are a culturally, socially, and politically diverse group. In the political sphere, and despite the resistance of many...

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26
Sep
2019

China’s Tech-Enhanced Authoritarianism

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Samantha Hoffman

The Chinese Communist Party’s priority is to pre-empt all perceived threats to state security, which means the Party must not only protect its existing power...

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19
Sep
2019

China’s Silent Land Reform: 1958-1962

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Wuna Reilly

In this seminar I examine the heated debates within the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership between 1958 and 1962 over the issue of collective land. In their...

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29
Aug
2019

Revolutionary Optimism in 1950s Chinese Culture

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Wendy Larson

When Chinese revolutionary culture reached its zenith in the 1950s and 1960s, revolutionary optimism became a strongly encouraged emotional perspective, attitude...

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19
Aug
2019

GIs and Jeep Girls: Sex and American Soldiers in Wartime China

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Zach Fredman

This talk examines how sex affected the larger politics of the Sino-US alliance during the Second World War. By early 1945, Chinese from across the social...

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15
Aug
2019

Vietnam’s and China’s Diverging Industrial Relations Systems: Cases of Path Dependency

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Anita Chan

This article explains why Vietnam and China, one-party states that allow only one official trade union, are traversing different paths in their trade unions’...

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01
Aug
2019

Red Detachment — the politics of cultural engagement with the People’s Republic of China

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Linda Jaivin

Relations between Australia and China have never been closer, or more fraught. From the time of the Cold War, our alliance with the US has been a source of...

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25
Jul
2019

Han Migrant Farmers and Qing Mongolian Policy

ANU China Seminar Series

Presenter(s): Cyrus Yee

This talk will examine the migration and settlement of Han farmers in Inner Mongolia during the Qing period (1644–1911). The presence of Han settlements in great...

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