2016 Contemporary China Seminar Series

The Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies Seminar Series during the 2016 academic year showcased a variety of interesting research on contemporary China.

We invited speakers from around Australia who presented their research in an hour long seminar with additional time allowed for questions.

2016 Speakers

Thursday 11 February David Dollar, China Center, Brookings Institution; China's slowing growth and implications for the global economy

Semester 1

Thursday 10 March, Dr Qin Xiao, Chair, Boyuan Foundation; The Internationalization of the RMB and its implications for China and the world

Thursday 24 March, Professor Lisa Cameron, Monash University; Stealing my way to your heart: China's one child policy, Marriage Markets and Crime

Thursday 7 April, Dr Warren Sun, Monash University; Rural reform in early post-Mao 1976-1981

Thursday 21 April, Professor Anita Chan, Australian National University; Comparing regular and agency workers' working conditions, attitudes and resistance: a case study of China auto joint ventures

Thursday 5 May, Dr Brooke Wilmsen, La Trobe University; After the Deluge: The longer-term impacts of the Three Gorges Dam

Thursday 19 May, Professor Sarah Biddulph, The University of Melbourne; Reform of administrative detention powers and the problem of minor crime

Semester 2

Thursday 11 August, Dr Gerald Roche, University of Melbourne; Between Chinese State and Tibetan Nation: Language shift among Tibet's minority languages and the case of the Manegacha language of Qinghai

Thursday 18 August, Professor Yao Yang, Peking University; Half sky over China: Women's political participation and sex imbalances in the Mao era

Thursday 1 September, Professor Linda Tsung, University of Sydney; Building a Chinese dream: Language, power and hierarchy

Thursday 8 September, Professor Anne-Marie Brady, University of Canterbury, New Zealand; China as a Polar great power

Thursday 15 September, Professor Shang Xiaoyuan, University of New South Wales; One country, two welfare regimes: transition to adulthood of grown-up young people cared for by the state in China

Thursday 6 October, Professor Allan Fels, University of Melbourne; China: From antimonopoly law to organisation bureau, China Communist Party

Thursday 20 October, Professor Audrey Yue, University of Melbourne; Sinophone as method: Australia's screen co-productions with China and the Chinese diaspora

Enquiries to china-centre@unimelb.edu.au