Contemporary China Studies

Growing Up in (and out) of Shenzhen: The Longer-term Impacts of Rural-Urban Migration on Children

Thursday, 8 June, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

Much research, including Charlotte Goodburn’s 2008-09 study of primary school children in Shenzhen, has shown that rural-urban migrant children in China face significant barriers to education, and often end up in poor quality, migrant-run private schools.

Speaker(s): 
Dr Charlotte Goodburn

Sir Robert Hart, Ireland’s Imperial Mandarin: The Most Influential Foreigner in Qing China

Friday, 2 June, 2017 - 13:00
Ho Tim Seminar Room, China Centre

Sir Robert Hart served as Inspector-General of the Imperial Maritime Customs Service of the Qing dynasty from 1863 until his death in 1911. No foreigner has ever had or will ever have the life he did in China.

Speaker(s): 
Mark O’Neill

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

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