Contemporary China Studies

China’s Rise and Structural Transformation in Africa: Ideas and Opportunities

Friday, 17 October, 2014 - 17:00
Doctorow Lecture Room, St Edmund Hall

Justin Yifu Lin is currently professor and honorary dean, National School of Development at Peking University, and vice-chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. He was the senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank, 2008-2012.

Speaker(s): 
Justin Yifu Lin (Peking University)

A Tale of Two Forests - Comparing the Historical Patterns of Deforestation and Conservation in the Brazilian Atlantic and Amazon Forests - 1930-2012

Wednesday, 28 May, 2014 - 17:00
Colin Matthew Room, Radcliffe Humanities Centre

A Tale of Two Forests - Comparing the Historical Patterns of Deforestation and Conservation in the Brazilian Atlantic and Amazon Forests - 1930-2012 Free and open to all.

Speaker(s): 
Jose Augusto Padua, (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Rachel Carson Centre in Munich)

Religious groups, Varieties of Social Capital, and Contentious Politics in Contemporary Rural China

Thursday, 29 May, 2014 -
17:00 to 18:30
Room 207, Institute for Chinese Studies, Walton Street, Oxford

Abstract: The rapid religious revival and the widespread collective protests are both among the most significant social phenomena in contemporary China, and they both matter much to the stability and the sustainability of the Chinese politics.

Speaker(s): 
Yu Tao (Oxford)

The Internationalization of the RMB: Current Development and Its Future Challenges

Thursday, 8 May, 2014 -
16:00 to 18:30
Seminar Room 1, Dept. of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies

Technology & Management Centre for Development, Dept. of International Development, Oxford University

Economics and Finance Department, Brunel University

Speaker(s): 
Mr Xianhong Deng, Executive Governor of State Administration of Foreign Exchange of China (SAFE)

Philosophical Meanings of Zhu Xi's Poetry

Thursday, 5 June, 2014 -
17:00 to 18:30
Room 207, Institute for Chinese Studies, Walton Street, Oxford

My talk explores the poetry of Zhu Xi (1130-1200), the Song dynasty philosopher and poet whose thought and annotations on classical texts were extensively studied and received as the authoritative teaching for learners to become scholar-officials through imperial examinations over several centuri

Speaker(s): 
Liu Siyu (Oxford)

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