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.

2018 Speakers

Semester 2

Thursday 26 July, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Dr Jonas Nahm, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Co-hosted with Climate and Energy College
Central-local government relations and China's clean energy transition
Australian-German Climate Energy College, 187 Grattan St (Building 257), The University of Melbourne

Thursday 26 July, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Dr Jonas Nahm, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Co-hosted with Climate and Energy College
Clean Energy Race or Global Collaboration: Germany, China and the USA
Room 321, Level 3, Sidney Myer Asia Centre (Building 158), The University of Melbourne

Thursday 2 August, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Dr Michael Fabinyi, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
The drivers and effects of changing appetites in China
Theatre 1, Old Geology (Building 155), The University of Melbourne

Thursday 16 August, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Dr George Liu, La Trobe University
Health system reform in China
Theatre 1, Old Geology (Building 155), The University of Melbourne

Thursday 6 September, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Dr Gudrun Wacker, German Institute for International and Security Affairs
China's Belt and Road Initiative in Europe
Theatre 1, Old Geology (Building 155), The University of Melbourne

Thursday 13 September, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Dr Fengshi Wu, Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies 
Parallel Governance in China: The Case of Disaster Relief
Theatre 1, Old Geology (Building 155), The University of Melbourne

Thursday 4 October, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Dr Anthony Spires, Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies
China’s First Charity Law and its Implications for Civil Society
Theatre 1, Old Geology (Building 155), The University of Melbourne

Thursday 18 October, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Assoc. Professor Haiqing Yu, RMIT University
Disability as Exception: Digital Economy of Disability in China
Theatre 1, Old Geology (Building 155), The University of Melbourne

Semester 1

Tuesday 6 March, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Assoc. Professor Kinman Chan, Chinese University in Hong Kong
The Umbrella Movement and youth activism in Hong Kong
Theatre 1, Old Geology (Building 155), The University of Melbourne

Wednesday 7 March, 12:30 - 2.00pm
Professor Mark Sidel, University of Wisconsin
China’s New Legal and Political Framework for Regulating Foreign NGOs and Foundations: An Update
Room 321, Level 3, Sidney Myer Asia Centre (Building 158), University of Melbourne

Thursday 8 March, 5:30 - 7:30pm
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
Room 920, Level 9, Melbourne Law School (Building 106), The University of Melbourne

Thursday 22 March, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Dr Sam Geall, University of Sussex
Can China really lead on climate change?
Steve Howard Theatre, Level 5, Doug McDonnell (Building 168), The University of Melbourne

Thursday 12 April, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Dr Kevin Lo, Hong Kong Baptist University
Rethinking environmental authoritarianism in China's climate governance
Steve Howard Theatre, Level 5, Doug McDonnell (Building 168), The University of Melbourne

Thursday 10 May, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Professor Christine Wong, Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies
China's Belt and Road Initiative: Bold strategy or irrational exuberance?
Theatre 1, Old Geology (Building 155), The University of Melbourne

Thursday 24 May, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Richard McGregor, Lowy Institute
Three Tigers; One Mountain: China, Japan and the US in the Pacific Century
Theatre 1, 207-221 Bouverie St (Building 379), The University of Melbourne