Contemporary China Studies

Economic Partnership between China and Europe: Reality, Possibility or Yesterday's Story?

Thursday, 8 February, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

China and Europe have become much closer in economic terms over the past four decades but in spite of extraordinary growth in two-way trade and investment flows, and a proliferation of dialogues on policy, the EU-China Strategic Partnership (2003) has proved to be a disappointment.

Speaker(s): 
John Farnell

Silencing Hong Kong: Press Censorship, Free Speech and Rule of Law in British Hong Kong (1850s–1940s)

Thursday, 1 February, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

Hong Kong is often praised for its rule-of-law colonial legacy, but Dr Michael Ng’s archival study argues that the rule of law that the people of Hong Kong are eager to preserve today is more a ‘legacy’ of the decolonisation process of the British Empire that began in the 1980s.

Speaker(s): 
Dr Michael Ng

Masculine Compromise: The Impact of Migration on Family and Gender Relations in China

Tuesday, 30 January, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

This presentation examines how rural-to-urban migration changes family and gender dynamics, with a particular focus on men and masculinity.  It shows how migration has forced migrant men to renegotiate their roles as lovers, husbands, fathers, and sons.

Speaker(s): 
Susanne Choi Yuk Ping

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