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The 81st George E. Morrison Lecture: The Role of Shanghai in Building Modern Science in China in the 19th Century

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.

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How did Shanghai become the epicentre of China’s scientific development?

In this short interview, Professor Elman explores the role of Shanghai in building modern science in China in the late 19th century.

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The 80th George E Morrison Lecture: Chinese Philosophy and Universal Values in Contemporary China

Consistent with its growing economic, political and military might, China wants due recognition by and engagement with the global community of nations.

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2019 ANU Federal Election Conversation Series - China - Australia relations

Associate Professor Jane Golley and Associate Professor Matthew Sussex discuss China's future influence in the region and the associated policy challenges.

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Viral Disruption; The Pandemic That's Rewriting the Global Order

Viral Disruption; The Pandemic That's Rewriting the Global Order

COVID-19 isn't just destroying economies, it's also reshaping the global order.

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State violence in Hong Kong: Police in the mall during protest

"Round Up All Those That Should Be Rounded Up": State Violence in China

The “people's war” on COVID-19 has brought enforcers in hazmat suits onto the streets of Wuhan, where they're bundling ordinary citizens into vans, giving Han Chinese urbanites a taste of the kind...

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High Noon for Xi Jinping: The President Vs The Virus

The coronavirus that has infected 70,000 people is being compared to China's Chernobyl in its political and economic fallout, but just how much of an inflection point will it be?

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