2017 Contemporary China Seminar Series: Semester 2

In semester 2, the China Centre continues to bring a range of distinguished speakers from around Australia and the world to showcase their latest research on Contemporary China. Presentations typically run for one hour followed by opportunities for questions and discussions with the speaker.

Speakers in 2017

Semester 2 

Recordings of past seminars, where available, can be found  on our Recordings page

Tuesday 18 July, Mr Bert Hofman, World Bank (Country Director China)
China's Next Transformation
Prest Theatre, FBE Building, 111 Barry Street, Carlton

Thursday 3 August, Dr Pradeep Taneja, University of Melbourne
Belt and Road Initiative and the China-Pakistan-India Triangle
Old Geology, Theatre 2, University of Melbourne

Tuesday 15 August, Associate Professor Fran Martin, University of Melbourne
WeChat therefore we are: Everyday multicultures, translocality and Chinese social media in inner Melbourne
Old Geology, Theatre 1, University of Melbourne

CANCELLED Thursday 24 August, Professor Kevin O'Connor, University of Melbourne
Air transport and regional economic development: Recent Chinese experience
Old Geology, Theatre 2, University of Melbourne

Thursday 31 August, Dr Ben Hillman, Australian National University
Unrest in Tibet: What do variations in the incidence of protest and conflict tell us about the dynamics of political integration
Old Geology, Theatre 2, University of Melbourne

Thursday 14 September, Dr Matthew Currell, RMIT University
The global drain: China's groundwater pollution problems and why they should matter to the rest of the world
Old Geology, Theatre 2, University of Melbourne

Thursday 5 October, Professor Klaus Larres, University of North Carolina
The Dawning of a New Global Order? Germany and China in the Trump Era
Old Geology, Theatre 2, University of Melbourne

Thursday 19 October, Associate Professor Yan Tan, University of Adelaide
Climate change and migration in China: New Evidence from the Yangtze River Delta and Western China
Old Geology, Theatre 2, University of Melbourne


Semester 1

Thursday 16 March, Professor Hans Hendrischke, University of Sydney
Special Series on Chinese State Owned Enterpries; The sustainability of Chinese investment in Australia
David P Derham Lecture Theatre, Law Building, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton

Thursday 23 March, Professor Minxin Pei, Claremont McKenna College
The Origins and Dynamics of Crony Capitalism in China: Insights from Prosecuted Cases of Collusive Corruption
Old Arts, Theatre D, University of Melbourne

Thursday 6 April, Dr Lauren Johnston, University of Melbourne
China in Africa: What is OBOR and why is the Indian Ocean in focus?
Arts West, Room 556, University of Melbourne

Thursday 27 April, Professor Martin King Whyte, Harvard University and University of Melbourne Asia Scholar
Global popular anger against rising Inequality: Why is China an exception?
Old Arts, Theatre D, University of Melbourne

Thursday 11 May, Professor Mark Wang, University of Melbourne
Relocation for poverty alleviation? How will Xi Jinping’s ‘Precise Poverty Alleviation’ strategy affect China’s poverty alleviation resettlement program?
Arts West, Room 556, University of Melbourne

Thursday 25 May, Assistant Professor Britt Crow-Miller, Arizona State University
Politics and discourse in China’s South-North Water transfer Project
Arts West, Room 556, University of Melbourne