2019 Contemporary China Seminar Series

In 2019 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.

2019 Speakers

Semester 2

Thursday 15 August, 5.30 - 7.00pm
Professor John Burns, University of HKG,
Professor Christine Wong, University of Melbourne,
Louisa Lim,
University of Melbourne
The Perfect Storm: Hong Kong's Political Crisis
Copland Theatre B01, The Spot, 198 Berkeley Street, University of Melbourne

Thursday 29 August, 5.30 - 7.00pm
Professor Lisa Cameron, Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applies Economic and Social Research
Parental Absence in Childhood and Criminal Behaviour: Prison Data in China
Old Geology (Building 155), Theatre 1, (Room G04), University of Melbourne

Thursday 12 September, 5.30 - 7.00pm
Dr Delia Lin, University of Melbourne
Xi Jinping's New Era of Morality Politics
Old Geology (Building 155), Theatre 1, (Room G04), University of Melbourne

Thursday 26 September, 5.30 - 7.00pm
Dr Jiao Wang, Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research
Consequences of Shadow Banking for Monetary Policy in China
Room 321, Level 3, Sidney Myer Asia Centre (Building 158), University of Melbourne

Thursday 10 October, 5.30 - 7.00pm
Assoc. Professor Sarah Cook, Director, Institute for Global Development, UNSW, Sydney
Gender, Welfare and the Economy of Care: How China's Social and Policy System Shapes Women's Opportunities and Gender Equality
Old Geology (Building 155), Theatre 1, (Room G04), University of Melbourne

Thursday 24 October, 5.30 - 7.00pm
Dr Sarah Rogers, Lecturer in Contemporary Chinese Studies, Asia Institute
Scaling up Agriculture? The Local Realities of Land Transfer in Inland China
Old Geology (Building 155), Theatre 1, (Room G04), University of Melbourne

Semester 1

Monday 18 February, 11.30am - 12.30pm
Dr Lee Jones, Queen Mary University of London
China Governs Borderless Threats: Non-Traditional Security in the Mekong
Room 321, Level 3, Sidney Myer Asia Centre (Building 158) , University of Melbourne

Thursday 14 March, 5.30 - 7.00pm
Rowan Callick, Griffith Asia Institute
The Source of Xi Jinping's Extraordinary Power
Prest Theatre (FBE Theatre 1, Room G06), Level G, Business and Economics (Building 105), University of Melbourne

Thursday 28 March, 5.30 - 7.00pm
Professor Xu Yi-Chong, Griffith University
'Forced' Technology Transfer? Investing in China's Large Scale Projects
Old Arts Theatre A (Room 103), Old Arts (Building 149), University of Melbourne

Thursday 2 May, 5.30 - 7.00pm
Dr Jane Golley, Australian National University
Feminism and Gender Inequality in Xi Jinping's China: A Tough Road Ahead
Lowe Theatre, Redmond Barry (Building 115) , University of Melbourne

Thursday 9 May, 5.30 - 7.00pm
Professor Timothy Cheek, University of British Colombia
Xi Jinping’s Counter-Reformation and China’s New World Order
Lowe Theatre, Redmond Barry (Building 115) , University of Melbourne

Thursday 30 May, 5.30 - 7.00pm
Assoc. Professor Fran Martin, University of Melbourne
Dreams of Flight: Gender, Subjectivity, and China’s Student Transmigrants
Latham Theatre , Redmond Barry (Building 115), University of Melbourne