2018 Contemporary China Seminar Series

In 2018 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 last for one hour followed by opportunities for questions and discussions with the speaker.

Recordings of some past seminars can be found on our Recordings web page.

2018 Speakers

Semester 1

Tuesday 6 March
Assoc. Professor Kinman Chan, Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Umbrella Movement and youth activism in Hong Kong
Theatre 1, Old Geology (Building 155), The University of Melbourne

Thursday 8 March
Professor Terry Halliday, American Bar Foundation  
Co-hosted with the Asian Law Centre
China between reform and repression: Lawyers in the fight for political liberalism
Steve Howard Theatre, Level 5, Doug McDonnell (Building 168), The University of Melbourne

Thursday 22 March
Dr Anthony J. Spires, Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies
Democratic culture and civil society in China
Steve Howard Theatre, Level 5, Doug McDonnell (Building 168), The University of Melbourne

Thursday 12 April
Dr Kevin Lo, Hong Kong Baptist University
Rethinking environmental authoritarianism: The evolution of China’s renewable energy and energy conservation policies
Steve Howard Theatre, Level 5, Doug McDonnell (Building 168), The University of Melbourne

Thursday 26 April
Assoc. Professor George Liu, Latrobe University
Health system reform in China
Steve Howard Theatre, Level 5, Doug McDonnell (Building 168), The University of Melbourne

Thursday 10 May
Dr Wu Fengshi, Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies
Parallel governance in China
Steve Howard Theatre, Level 5, Doug McDonnell (Building 168), The University of Melbourne

Thursday 24 May
Professor Christine Wong, Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies
Bold strategy or irrational exuberance? Can China's fiscal foundation support the Belt and Road Initiative?
Steve Howard Theatre, Level 5, Doug McDonnell (Building 168), The University of Melbourne