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. Speakers come from across the full range of disciplines. They 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: members of academic staff from many fields; undergraduate and graduate students; policy-makers; and interested members of the public are all welcome to attend. It acquaints people with a range of China-related research and offers a social setting for discussing matters of mutual interest.

The seminar usually runs between 4.00pm and 5.30pm on alternate Thursdays during the University’s teaching term. Exceptions will be noted on the Seminar Series’ website, which is regularly updated.

All attendees are invited to join us in the CIW Tea House from 3.30pm for informal discussion with the guest speaker before the seminar.

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.

Latest Seminar Series Podcast

Hongbo Ji

An International NGO’s 40 years in China

The Asia Foundation (TAF) has been programming in China since 1979. During this seminar, I will examine the Foundation’s experience in China over the past 40 years, including how our focus has evolved from overseas scholarships and sending English language science books to China in the early...

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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.

Convenors

Benjamin Penny | Shuge Wei | Ivan Franceschini

Podcasts

With the consent of speakers, seminars are recorded and made publicly available through the Seminar Series’ website to build an archive of research on the Sinophone world. Listen to the podcasts

There are currently no upcoming events.

23
Apr
2015

Understanding Chinese as an object of learning

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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).

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