Contemporary China Studies

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

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

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

Sir Robert Hart, Ireland’s Imperial Mandarin: The Most Influential Foreigner in Qing China

Friday, 2 June, 2017 - 13:00
Ho Tim Seminar Room, China Centre

Sir Robert Hart served as Inspector-General of the Imperial Maritime Customs Service of the Qing dynasty from 1863 until his death in 1911. No foreigner has ever had or will ever have the life he did in China.

Mark O’Neill


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