Contemporary China Studies

China’s Economy and Society – What Next? A discussion forum on contemporary Chinese politics and society with two distinguished commentators

Tuesday, 9 May, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

Jonathan Fenby, author of Will China Dominate the 21st century? and Tom Miller, author of China’s Asian Dream Roundtable discussion.

Jonathan Fenby, Tom Miller

Mandarin Forum: A World in Sand: Nomadic Life and its Response to Desertification in Alpine Wetlands and Grasslands on the Tibetan Plateau

Friday, 5 May, 2017 -
13:00 to 14:00
Lucina Ho Seminar Room, China Centre

The first Mandarin Forum of Trinity Term! (Mandarin Presentation / English PPT / Bilingual Q&A / Sandwich Lunch Provided)

Dr. Zhang Yuan & Dr. Tang Yun

The Emergence of the Indian and Chinese Economic Powerhouses: Historical and Institutional Perspectives

Tuesday, 25 April, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
Ho Tim Seminar Room, China Centre

This comparison of China and India asks the big question: How is it that after centuries of  “alleged”  underdevelopment, China and now India are emerging powerfully and pulling ahead of the Western economies?

Professor Raj Brown

African Studies Seminar: Laughing about Corruption in Chinese-Ethiopian Encounters

Miriam Driessen (Oxford)
Thursday, 11 May, 2017 - 17:00
Pavilion Room, 4th floor Gateway Building, St Antony's College, Oxford

My paper sheds light on comic narratives of corruption as a form of cultural critique. I ask the question why corruption stories in the context of Chinese-Ethiopian encounters are often infused with humour.

Miriam Driessen (Oxford)

Part-time Departmental Lecturership in Contemporary Chinese Studies

The School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, Oxford
Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a. (pro rata)
The School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies seek applications for part-time (50% FTE), fixed-term Departmental Lectureship in Contemporary Chinese Studies.

The role will involve teaching and teaching-related administration in the Contemporary China Studies programme. This includes giving lectures and classes as part the core course Study of Contemporary China; classes in research methods and an option course as well as supervise some masters’ dissertations.


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