Contemporary China Studies

The Legal Challenges of the Belt and Road: Views from Dubai International Financial Centre Courts

Friday, 11 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Lecture Theatre 1, China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LU

MOU Signing Ceremony with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts and Public Lecture by the Chief Justice of the DIFC Courts The Honorable Dr Michael Hwang MOU signing ceremony to start at 5pm in the lecture theatre, followed by public lecture by the Chief Justice.

Speaker(s): 
Dr Michael Hwang, S.C.

China's Boxer Rising and First Global War

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Lecture Theatre 1, China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LU

China's Boxer Rising and the First Global War: Tales of Martyrs and Myths, Murders and Monuments This illustrated talk will focus on the violent events in China that convulsed the Qing Empire and captivated the attention of newspaper readers around the world in 1900, which are the subject of a bo

Speaker(s): 
Prof Jeffrey Wasserstrom

The Legal Construction of Immigrant China

Monday, 7 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 19:00
Lecture Theatre 1, China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LU

Panel on China's Immigration Laws and Regulations From former NBA players and UEFA football players to African traders, entrepreneurs, and foreign students, China has become an emerging destination for international migrants over the past two decades.

Speaker(s): 
Dr Mimi Zou & Prof Bjorn Ahl

Lawyers and the Politics of Activism in the Xi Jinping Era

Thursday, 3 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Lecture Theatre 1, China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LU

After a decade of expanding lawyer activism in China, the large-scale “709 Crackdown” beginning in July 2015 has had a deep chilling effect on the fight by criminal defense and human rights lawyers for basic legal freedoms.

Speaker(s): 
Sida Liu & Terence C. Halliday

Twin Cities under Attack: London and Chongqing during World War Two, 1937-1945

Monday, 30 April, 2018 -
10:00 to 11:30
Lecture Theatre 1 & Wordsworth Tea Room, China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LU

Jointly curated by the University of Oxford China Centre and Chongqing Library, “Twin Cities under Attack: London and Chongqing during World War Two (1937-1945)” documents the painful experiences of the two wartime capitals being heavily bombed by Germany and Japan respectively during WWII and th

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