Upcoming Events

Past Events

Oxford Africa Annual Lecture: Dying to forget: History, memory and the intergenerational transfer of trauma in South Africa

African Studies Centre, University of Oxford
Friday, 16 June, 2017 - 18:00
Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre, The Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, 27 Winchester Road, Oxford

Booking is essential. You must have a ticket to attend this event. Please register at:


Jacob Dlamini (Princeton)

Growing Up in (and out) of Shenzhen: The Longer-term Impacts of Rural-Urban Migration on Children

Thursday, 8 June, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

Much research, including Charlotte Goodburn’s 2008-09 study of primary school children in Shenzhen, has shown that rural-urban migrant children in China face significant barriers to education, and often end up in poor quality, migrant-run private schools.

Dr Charlotte Goodburn

Modern Israel Studies Seminar: Roundtable: 1967, Fifty Years On – Reflections on Past and Future in Israel/Palestine

Tuesday, 6 June, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
The Catherine Lewis Lecture Theatre, OCHJS, Clarendon Institute, Walton Street
Gershom Gorenberg (journalist, Jerusalem)
Noa Schonmann (University of Leiden/Pembroke College)
Sara Yael Hirschhorn (SIAS/Oriental Studies/OCHJS)

The Aesthetics of Technological Excess in Contemporary Chinese Performance

Tuesday, 6 June, 2017 - 17:00
China Centre Lecture Theatre

From the films and theatrical productions of Zhang Yimou to massive song-and-dance epics staged in honor of national holidays, the People’s Republic of China has become known for spectacular displays of high-tech special effects in visual culture and performance.

Dr. Tarryn Chun

Research Forum with Renmin University: New Research from China on Chinese Communist Party History and Contemporary Chinese Society

Tuesday, 6 June, 2017 -
11:00 to 17:45
China Centre Lecture Theatre and Seminar Rooms


Talks, throughout the day, from 11am to 5.45pm, in Chinese and English

With commentary from China specialists



Session One: 11am‒12.15pm, Lecture Theatre

See detailed programme