Contemporary China Studies

The Ascendancy of Xi Jinping: Uniting the Tribes of Chinese Communism

Thursday, 23 January, 2014 -
17:00 to 18:30
Room 207, Institute for Chinese Studies, Walton Street

Abstract: I will draw on official biographies, personal memoirs and interviews with elite families to trace two different traditions in Chinese communism that have been drawn together under the presidency of Xi Jinping.

Speaker(s): 
John Garnaut (Fairfax Media)

Xi Jinping: His First Year as Party Secretary 习近平治党一年评估

Wednesday, 22 January, 2014 -
14:00 to 16:00
Manor Road Building, Room E

While there is much confusion about the meaning and significance of many the public statements and policy documents underwritten by Xi Jinping during his first year in office, one point is clear: Xi has been more successful at consolidating his authority within the Chinese Communist Party than an

Speaker(s): 
Deng Yuwen, Independent Writer, Former Deputy Editor of Study Times, newspaper of the Central Party School

Book Launch: The East Asian Computer Chip War (with a wine reception)

Monday, 3 March, 2014 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, Gateway Building, St Antony’s College

Abstract: In this book launch, the author will highlight the impact of semiconductor production globalization on U.S.-China-Taiwan security relations. Described by Prof.

Speaker(s): 
Dr Ming-chin Monique Chu
Discussant: Dr Eric Thun (Brasenose College, Oxford)
Chair: Dr Faisal Devji (St Antony’s, Oxford)

A Relationship Transformed? The prospects for conflict and peace in the Taiwan Strait

Friday, 31 January, 2014 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, Gateway Building, St Antony’s College

Abstract: After long being viewed as potential flashpoint, relations across the Taiwan Strait have stabilized tremendously in recent years, reflecting moderation in the approaches both Beijing and Taipei have taken with regard to the cross-Strait sovereignty dispute.  In my prese

Speaker(s): 
Dr. Scott L. Kastner (University of Maryland)

China's Health Environment and Welfare (CHEW) Research Group

Resource extraction in rural China, 2010, photo by Anna Lora-Wainwright

The China's Health Environment and Welfare (CHEW) Research Group aims to bring together graduate students and academic staff who are researching environment and welfare issues in China and beyond. The project aims to promote interdisciplinary dialogues and encourage future collaborations between participants. By providing the platform for such discussions, hosting speakers series and workshops we aim to create a hub for discussing environmental problems, receiving critical feedback and discussing pressing issues and approaches to environment and welfare. 

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