Past Events

Mandarin Forum

Friday, 18 May, 2018 -
13:00 to 14:00
Seminar Room 1, China Centre, Dickson Poon Building

Based on a two-month field study in Shandong Province, the talk focuses on the customary protection of the environment and countermeasures against environmental pollution  adopted by grassroots ENGOs.

 Coraline Goron 

Nissan Seminar: A one-day conference on Compressed Development in Asia and Beyond

Friday, 18 May, 2018 -
09:00 to 18:00
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

This one-day conference features three co-authors of the book manuscript Compressed Development (nearing completion, to be published by Oxford University Press), as well as a diverse set of commentators and critics from Oxford and other institutions.

Latin American History Seminar: The Representation of Spanish American Interests at the Imperial Court in the Age of the Bourbon Reforms, c. 1750-1808

Thursday, 17 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Álvaro Caso Bello is a Ph.D. candidate in History at Johns Hopkins University, having previously completed an M.A. in History at Hopkins. He recently co-edited, with Gabriel Paquette, a new edition of Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos’ most influential writings in G.M.

Alvaro Caso Bello, Johns Hopkins University

African Studies Seminar: Uneven Accountability in the Wake of Political Violence: Evidence from Kenya’s Ashes and Archives

Thursday, 17 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

The government faces a principal–agent problem with lower-level state officers. Officers are often expected to use the state coercive capacity endowed to them to politically benefit the government. But officers can shirk from the government’s demands.

Mai Hassan (University of Michigan)

The Trajectory from Tongzhi Literature to the BL World

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:00
Lecture Theatre 1, China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LU

Oxford Seminar on Visual Culture in Modern and Contemporary China   With his expertise on 'tongzhi' ('LGBT' in Chinese) in Taiwanese literature, Dr Ta-wei Chi will discuss how Taiwanese society’s understanding of tongzhi subculture has relied heavily on the act o

Dr Ta-wei Chi