Contemporary China Studies

Easy Riders and Good Fellows: Rebellion, Masculinity, and the Market in Contemporary Chinese Fiction and Film

Thursday, 30 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

As a so-called 'bad boy' novelist, rally-car driver, blogger and filmmaker, Han Han has been hailed as the voice of youthful rebellion since he first shot to fame in 1999 at the age of 17.

Dr Pamela Hunt

Blockbusters, Biennales and Market Economy: the Global Spin of Chinese Contemporary Art

Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:00
China Centre Lecture Theatre

This lecture will draw on Francesco Dal Lago’s personal experiences as a participant in the Beijing (and Chinese) art scene during the late 1980s and early 1990s and the way this led her to a career in Art History with a focus on 20th century China.

Dr Francesca Dal Lago

Mandarin Forum: Governing Media and Mediatized Governance: Cultural Dynamics in Contemporary Chinese Politics

Friday, 17 November, 2017 -
13:00 to 14:00
Lucina Ho Seminar Room, China Centre

The talk is based on an empirical study which compares three environmental protests that took place in China in May 2013. It explores why these three events which focused on the same issue (p-Xylene) and occurred at the same time received rather different responses from their local government.

Yu Xin

The Regulatory State in China: Ambition, Strategy, and Limitation

Thursday, 23 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

For a country to have high speed trains safely running at 200-350 KM per hour on tracks exceeding 22,000 kilometers and mobile payments reaching US$5.5 trillion in 2016 (five times of its counterpart in America), things must be 'well regulated' in many areas.

Frank Hong


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