Contemporary China Studies

The Idea of China through the Lens of International Sports

Thursday, 11 May, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

This talk will examine the question: What is China and Chineseness, from the perspective of global sports and the global public from the late 19th century to the present?  It will pay special attention to the close connection between China’s search for answers to the question ‘what is China and C

Speaker(s): 
Professor Guoqi Xu

China’s Economy and Society – What Next? A discussion forum on contemporary Chinese politics and society with two distinguished commentators

Tuesday, 9 May, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

Jonathan Fenby, author of Will China Dominate the 21st century? and Tom Miller, author of China’s Asian Dream Roundtable discussion.

Speaker(s): 
Jonathan Fenby, Tom Miller

Mandarin Forum: A World in Sand: Nomadic Life and its Response to Desertification in Alpine Wetlands and Grasslands on the Tibetan Plateau

Friday, 5 May, 2017 -
13:00 to 14:00
Lucina Ho Seminar Room, China Centre

The first Mandarin Forum of Trinity Term! (Mandarin Presentation / English PPT / Bilingual Q&A / Sandwich Lunch Provided)

Speaker(s): 
Dr. Zhang Yuan & Dr. Tang Yun

The Emergence of the Indian and Chinese Economic Powerhouses: Historical and Institutional Perspectives

Tuesday, 25 April, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
Ho Tim Seminar Room, China Centre

This comparison of China and India asks the big question: How is it that after centuries of  “alleged”  underdevelopment, China and now India are emerging powerfully and pulling ahead of the Western economies?

Speaker(s): 
Professor Raj Brown

African Studies Seminar: Laughing about Corruption in Chinese-Ethiopian Encounters

Miriam Driessen (Oxford)
Thursday, 11 May, 2017 - 17:00
Pavilion Room, 4th floor Gateway Building, St Antony's College, Oxford

My paper sheds light on comic narratives of corruption as a form of cultural critique. I ask the question why corruption stories in the context of Chinese-Ethiopian encounters are often infused with humour.

Speaker(s): 
Miriam Driessen (Oxford)

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