Contemporary China Studies

Miriam Driessen publishes in 中国非洲研究评论 (Annual Review of African Studies in China)

Dr Miriam Driessen's latest article '在非洲做工程项目的中国人的“吃苦”与“诉苦”(Eating and speaking bitterness on Chinese construction projects in Africa)' was published in 中国非洲研究评论 (Annual Review of African Studies in China), edited by Li Anshan and Liu Haif

Is China an ‘Entrepreneurial State’? Artificial Intelligence innovation under government guidance

Wednesday, 18 October, 2017 -
13:00 to 14:00
Ho Tim Seminar Room, China Centre

This July, the Chinese State Council unleashed its plan to become ‘world-leading’ in AI by 2030. Last year, it overtook all 28 EU countries combined in output of AI papers in the top 5% of most-cited papers, according to SCOPUS data.

Speaker(s): 
Yuan Yang

Hollywood Made in China

Thursday, 26 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

China is poised to become the largest theatrical box office in the world. In order to circumvent China’s market access controls and tap the world’s largest potential film market, Hollywood studios have begun engaging in a range of collaborative ventures to access audiences in the middle kingdom.

Speaker(s): 
Aynne Kokas

Crowdsourcing as a Tool for Enhancing Public Health Programs in China

Thursday, 19 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

In 1906, the crowd at a county fair in England guessed the weight of an ox.  The median guess of the crowd was accurate to within 2% of the actual weight and better than guesses from agricultural experts. This demonstrates the power of crowdsourcing in specific contexts.

Speaker(s): 
Joseph D. Tucker

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