Events March 2016

02
Jan
2016

Celestial Empire: Life in China, 1644-1911

This exhibition at the National Library of Australia brings together material from the NLA and the National Library of China to provide a window into the diversity of life under the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), China's last imperial dynasty.
21
Jan
2016

Photographs of 1930s China by Stanley O. Gregory

To coincide with the exhibition 'Celestial Empire' at the National Library of Australia, CIW presents a selection of rarely seen photographs of 1930s China taken by Stanley O. Gregory, printed in large-format for the first time, from the original negatives now in the NLA Collection.
01
Mar
2016

New trends in modern policing: preventing organized crime, policing outlaw motorcycle clubs

Dr Synnøve Jahnsen
Intelligence and proactive investigation, along with crime analysis and the use of modern investigative methods, such as surveillance and provocation, have become of vital importance.
01
Mar
2016

What can we learn from the Japanese macroeconomic experience?

Professor Max Corden, Department of Economics, University of Melbourne.

This seminar will analyse Japanese macroeconomic policy and experience. There are some fascinating issues, also relevant for other countries.

01
Mar
2016

Making Organic Space: Christianity, Rural Autonomy, and Transnational Associations in South Korea's Organic Farming Movement

Yon Jae Paik

The widespread practice of organic farming in South Korea's community-based social movements led me to ask the following question: Is organic farming political? If so, in what historical context, and by what definition we can call it political?

01
Mar
2016

Enacting policy reform and building political capital

Various speakers

The Modi Government is embarking on an ambitious, including the planned introduction of a GST, a move towards cash transfers and a roll out of bank accounts to improve the social welfare system, a ‘rethink’ of federal-state relations, and the improveme

02
Mar
2016

Japan, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and regionalism

Professor Shujiro Urata, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University.

Australia and Japan are members of the recently concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership involving ten other Asia-Pacific countries including the United States.

03
Mar
2016

Fluid Trajectories: Changing Conceptions of Phlegm and Other Matters in Chinese Medicine

Dr Natalie Köhle, ANU
Dr Natalie Koehle, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian National University, talks about Chinese medicine, focusing on shifts in the tradition which culminated in the Qing dynasty.
04
Mar
2016

Networks, state ownership, and national institutions

Dr Richard W Carney, Crawford School, ANU.

Dr Richard Carney examines the performance implications of three distinctive features of corporate governance to East Asian firms: networks, state ownership, and national political institutions.

04
Mar
2016

The Milk Family: Women in the Commemorative Culture of Chosŏn Korea (1392-1910)

Dr Ksenia Chizhova

In the extensive commemorative culture of Chosŏn Korea (1392-1910), the deceased would enter the textual space of remembering.

04
Mar
2016

From Cultural Practitioner to ICH Inheritor: Competition and Hierarchies in the Chinese Living Human Treasures System

Christina Maags, University of Frankfurt
After ratification of the 2003 UNESCO ICH Convention, China has adopted a number of policies and governmental programs to safeguard its rich and diverse intangible cultural heritage, including the so-called 'ICH Inheritor System' (a Chinese version of the Living Human Treasure System). By presenting the results of a five month interview-based field research in three Chinese provinces (Jiangsu, Jiangxi and Yunnan provinces), this talk seeks to demonstrate how the ICH inheritor program in China not only creates exclusion and inclusion effects among cultural practitioners but also invokes the notion of ICH of higher and lower value.
04
Mar
2016

Boat People 投奔怒海

A Japanese photojournalist travels to Vietnam to document post-liberation reconstruction, but instead uncovers a harsh reality of labour camps and desperation—one of Hui’s seminal dramas on Vietnamese refugees.
07
Mar
2016

The Convergence of British and American Methodism in the South Pacific

Lindsay Cameron

There have been several Methodist denominations in the South Pacific, two of whom operated under the name Wesleyan Methodist Church.

08
Mar
2016

The global economy by 2020: pressures and prospects

Various speakers.

This two day workshop will bring together leading scholars to discuss the macroeconomic issues that will likely drive the global economy towards 2020 and beyond. Some key questions to be addressed are: How does the current cyclical downturn resolve?

08
Mar
2016

‘We’ll Save Ourselves’: Student Activism in Contemporary Taiwan

Rowena Ebsworth
A post-fieldwork seminar on the current generation of student activists and how individual members negotiate the socio-political environment of Taiwan
08
Mar
2016

Inducement or entry ticket? Broker network and vote buying in Indonesia

Edward Aspinall, Department of Political and Social Change, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU.

This paper presents preliminary findings of a study of vote buying in several districts in Java during Indonesia’s 2014 legislative elections.

08
Mar
2016

The effect of disability insurance payments on beneficiaries' earnings

Dr Tim Moore, University of Melbourne.

A crucial issue in studying social insurance programs is whether they affect work decisions through income or substitution effects. The answer is largely unknown for U.S.

08
Mar
2016

Rethinking international cooperation: crime, policy and politics in Australia-Indonesia relations

Mr Michael McKenzie
What are the conditions that promote crime cooperation between Australia and Indonesia?
08
Mar
2016

Connectivity in East Asia

Dr Douglas Brooks, Principal Research Fellow, Australian APEC Study Centre, RMIT University.

As Asian economies have become more connected through physical and institutional infrastructure, the region’s trade has grown and changed.

08
Mar
2016

Pacific regionalism and higher education

Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor, The University of the South Pacific.

The University of the South Pacific (USP) has a multi-faceted role in the Pacific region.

09
Mar
2016

Governing the Soul of Chinese Modernity

Andrew Kipnis
Through an examination of practices of memorialisation and funerary ritual in urban China, as well as Chinese Communist Party attempts to steer the evolution of these practices in reaction to "modernity," this paper attempts to tease out what is modern about the conceptions of soul implicit in contemporary Chinese dealings with death.
09
Mar
2016

Governing China’s Neighbourhoods: In Conversation with Author Luigi Tomba

A discussion on The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China, (Cornell University Press) winner of the 2016 Association for Asian Studies Joseph Levenson book prize for post-1900 China.
09
Mar
2016

Public Private Partnerships in infrastructure

Mr Allard Nooy, CEO, InfraCo Asia Development.

The infrastructure gap in developing countries is estimated to be US$57 trillion (2013-2030), with US$9 trillion of this in Asia alone.

10
Mar
2016

Facing Everyday Uncertainty in Qing Society

Dr Nathan Woolley, ANU and NLA
Popular works produced under the Qing dynasty preserve a number of means for placing oneself in society, understanding the nature of events, and facing the uncertainty of the future. Surviving examples of almanacs display a similar range of content in different combinations for use throughout the calendar. They provided a scheme of knowledge for thinking and planning for the future and a basic means for attempts at controlling fate and dealing with the vagaries of everyday life. This paper will explore the content of such texts and consider how these materials served their audiences.
10
Mar
2016

The Paris climate agreement in perspective: a student forum

Crawford School students, Luke Kemp, Tatiana Abarca Alvarez, Elizabeth Buchan, Olivia Purba, and other students from ANU.

The Paris Climate Talks culminated in universal acceptance of a UN agreement to limit global warming to below 2°C for the first time ever.

11
Mar
2016

Global responses to multinational tax planning and BEPS

Professor Georg Kofler, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria.

Professor Kofler will present on the recent announcements by the European Commission of its response to the OECD-BEPS 15 Action reports released in late 2015 and endorsed by the G20 countries.

11
Mar
2016

Institutions and institutional analysis workshop

Daniel H Cole, Professor of Law and Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington.

This interactive workshop on institutions and institutional analysis will be led by Professor Daniel H Cole, Affiliated Faculty of The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University.

15
Mar
2016

Weaving intellectual property policy in small island developing states

Dr Miranda Forsyth, Dr Ian Heath, Professor Peter Drahos
In their new book, Dr Miranda Forsyth and her co-author Professor Sue Farran consider the challenges of creating appropriate intellectual property frameworks in developing economies, focusing on small island states in the Pacific.
15
Mar
2016

Pattern and determinants of structural transformation in Africa

Professor Raghbendra Jha, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

This paper models the evolution and determinants of the shares of agricultural, manufacturing and services sectors’ value added for 53 African countries for 1970-2014 years. A number of alternative estimation techniques were used.

15
Mar
2016

The cost of conflict: five years of the Syria crisis

Various speakers

How do we even begin to think about the scale of the Syrian conflict, when so many lives are endangered every day?

16
Mar
2016

Comrades: Almost a Love Story 甜蜜蜜

Two Mainland Chinese migrants meet and fall in love in Hong Kong, where they have gone to make their fortunes. A love story spanning years and continents, this is also an oblique reflection on shifting identity and aspirations in Hong Kong and China during the 1980s-1990s.
16
Mar
2016

Common-pool resource problems as assurance games with complex institutional structures

Professor Daniel H Cole, Indiana University, Bloomington.

This talk combines two recent award-winning papers (one co-authored with the economist Peter Grossman, the other co-authored with the political scientist Michael McGinnis and a PhD student at the time, the ecologist/policy analyst Graham Epstein) to ma

17
Mar
2016

Agricultural development in Pakistan

Dr Aamer Irshad, Chief of Food and Agriculture, Planning Commission of Pakistan.

Agriculture is the backbone of the Pakistan’s economy.

17
Mar
2016

AI and the future

Tom Everitt & Jan Leike
In today's world, AI has become indispensable, with applications ranging from stock market trading and machine translation to self-driving cars. This talk outlines present and future advancements in AI and their impact on society.
17
Mar
2016

Playing the game: the memoirs of Sir Julius Chan

Various speakers

Born on a remote island to a migrant Chinese father and an indigenous mother, Sir Julius Chan overcame poverty, discrimination and family tragedy to become one of Papua New Guinea’s longest-serving and most influential politicians.

17
Mar
2016

The Stamp of Authority: Printing in the Celestial Court

Stephen Whiteman
Dr Stephen Whiteman, lecturer in Asian Art at the University of Sydney, discusses the significance of printing and publishing in the articulation of Qing imperial authority.
18
Mar
2016

Parental academic aspirations for their child and the child’s time allocation

Nguyen Hieu, PhD scholar, Arndt-Corden Dept of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

This paper investigates the role of parental academic aspirations for their child in the child’s time allocation.

18
Mar
2016

Sima Chengzhen (647-735) and his Systemization of Grotto-Heavens and Blessed Sites

Chen Jingjing, PhD Scholar, CIW
This project focuses on early Daoist Mountain lore and dongtian fudi, and the questions surrounding these sites. Specifically, it addresses questions of how the dongtian fudi systems were formed; how two of these systems were first codified around the fifth century; how they related to early Supreme Clarity (Shangqing 上清) Daoism; and how migration into southern China—the Southern Movement (Yiguan nandu 衣冠南渡)—influenced the locations of grotto-heavens. In addition, it examines the interaction of the idea of grotto-heavens with local cults in the south, how they later expanded to three systems, and how they were institutionalized in the early eight century during the Tang dynasty.
18
Mar
2016

The conflicted superpower: US collaboration with China and India in global innovation

Dr Andrew Kennedy, Senior Lecturer, Crawford School, ANU.

If globalisation has received much attention from students of international politics, the globalisation of innovation has received very little.

18
Mar
2016

Heritage and China

Heritage in China does not only contribute to the building of national ideologies, but also facilitate other practices in the new era of economic and cultural globalisation, such as cultural diplomacy, economic development, urban renewal, diaspora, and ethnic solidarity. This roundtable discussion hopes to create an interdisciplinary dialogue between Chinese Studies and Heritage Studies to further the empirical and theoretical understanding of heritage in China.
19
Mar
2016

Special Weekend Viewing: Photographs of 1930s China by Stanley O. Gregory

In addition to our regular weekday opening hours, 'Photographs of 1930s China by Stanley O. Gregory' will also be open on Saturday 19 March and Sunday 20 March from 10am to 4pm. Join us on a journey of discovery and see China in the 1930s through the eyes of Stanley O. Gregory!
19
Mar
2016

China under the Skin: A Life of Writing in and out and about China

Linda Jaivin
Linda Jaivin will discuss the perils and seductions of writing about China as a foreign journalist, memoirist, travel writer, librettist, essayist and novelist in the context of her own experiences.
21
Mar
2016

Mobility symposium 2016

Various speakers

Symposium report can be downloaded from here.

21
Mar
2016

AJRC and HIAS joint conference on recent issues in finance and macroeconomics

Yunjong Eo, University of Sydney; Kyoji Fukao, Hitotsubashi University; Takashi Kano, Hitotsubashi University; Tatsuyoshi Okimoto, ANU; plus many more.

The Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC) at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University and the Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study (HIAS) at the Hitotsubashi University co-host an academic conference bringing together

21
Mar
2016

Hungry Ghosts and Living Islands: The Past that Would Shape Northeast Asia's Future

Professor Alexis Dudden

This talk will excavate the precarious use of history for political means in Northeast Asia with particular focus on the Korea-Japan dynamic.

22
Mar
2016

Unhealthy commodity producers and health governance: policy implications of strategic and structural links across alcohol, tobacco and ultra-processed food manufacturers

Professor Jeff Collin
This seminar will highlight the potential significance of understanding strategic similarities, policy learning and collaboration across leading producers to transforming health governance.
22
Mar
2016

The Lure of Jade: Ancient China and Northern Vietnam in Elite Exchange Network (ca.1500-1000 BC)

Chao Huang, PhD Scholar, CIW
On the basis of an integrative methodology involving visual inspection of the raw materials, artistic style, and traces of technological manufacture, as well as in combination with replication experiments, Chao Huang will first review his fieldwork in China and Vietnam, then attempt to decipher such a puzzling phenomenon, to discover and discern the possible interaction networks between different communities in ancient China and northern Vietnam during the period under investigation.
22
Mar
2016

Daycare effects on maternal employment in Japan: municipal evidence

Dr Shuhei Nishitateno, Assistant Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan.

Please note this seminar time is from 1.30 to 3pm.

22
Mar
2016

Japan briefing: the economy, politics and innovation policy

Professor Hideaki Shiroyama, University of Tokyo; Associate Professor Nobuhiro Aizawa, Kyushu University; Professor Kyoji Fukao, Hitotsubashi University; and Professor Veronica Taylor, ANU.

Japan is confronted by a rapidly ageing and declining population. Can Abenomics revive the economy after two decades of mediocre growth?

23
Mar
2016

Christianising the Chinese Family: A Case Study of the Woman’s Messenger (Nüduo 女鐸 1912-1937)

Zhou Yun, PhD Scholar, CIW
In this presentation, Zhou Yun will discuss a transitional period in ideas about Chinese home life (1912-1918). In addition, the social and historical context surrounding the Woman’s Messenger within which it was launched, moulded, and circulated will be discussed. Thus, this study involves a comparative analysis of ideas in Christian and non-Christian journals on family reform.
23
Mar
2016

Presentations from Research Travel Grants recipients

Shanti Omodei-James, The University of Adelaide; Jenny Jung, The University of Sydney; and Sarah Mourney, The University of Sydney.

Regional pluralism in Indonesia and the significance of interfaith dialogue for justice and peace building: a case study of Interfidei by Shanti Omodei-James

24
Mar
2016

Bewitched, Bother'd and Bewildered: Conceptualisations of China by Australian Elites in the Post-mining Boom

Anastasia Kapetas
This thesis aims to use a social constructivist approach to identify the ideas held by Australian elites about China, to understand the genesis of these ideas, the way in which they evolve and are transmitted, and finally to critically examine the impacts of these ideas on the Australia-China relationship.
24
Mar
2016

The week

Dr Maya Eden, World Bank.

Is a five-day workweek followed by a two-day weekend a socially optimal schedule? This seminar presents a model in which both labour productivity and the marginal utility of leisure evolve endogenously over the workweek.

24
Mar
2016

Dynamics of reciprocal regulation

Seung-Hun Hong
Using a series of in-depth interviews with people involved in prudential regulation in Australia and South Korea, this research explores ways in which diverse species of reciprocity are harnessed in regulatory space and the effects they have on regulatory outcomes.
24
Mar
2016

The Profit of Queerness: Tabloid Journalism and the Precarious Bonds of Female Homoeroticism in Authoritarian South Korea

Dr Todd Henry

"This presentation forms part of a new manuscript entitled The Profit of Queerness.

24
Mar
2016

Exemplary Agriculture: Organic Farming and Urban/Rural Space in China

Mr Sacha Cody, ANU
This seminar will introduce and discuss exemplary agriculture, a small grassroots movement comprised of independent and small-scale organic farmers in Shanghai and the surrounding countryside. Participants — exemplary agriculturalists — worry about the trajectory of Chinese modernity. They want to make the experience of modernity better for urban residents by providing alternatives, and believe the culture and values of rural China can help.
24
Mar
2016

Indonesia: sustaining economic development in a volatile world

HE Professor Bambang Brodjonegoro, Indonesia Finance Minister.

His Excellency Professor Bambang Brodjonegoro, Indonesian Minister of Finance, will deliver a Public Lecture on laying the groundwork for sustainable development in a highly uncertain world.

29
Mar
2016

Judging clerical abuse: regulatory responses to sex abuse and the prospect of institutional change

Meredith Edelman
What responses have proved most useful in bridging the gap between the sense of injustice identified by so many observers and survivor advocates and the efforts to do justice taken by civil society and the Church itself?
29
Mar
2016

What can Uzbekistan tell us about industrial policy that we did not already know?

Dr Anis Chowdhury, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

This paper discusses Uzbekistan’s recent experience with structural shifts and industrial policy and the larger implications for existing theories of industrial policy. The paper has a particular focus on various industry policy instruments.

30
Mar
2016

District head's political party and local development: observing the results of Indonesia's 2005-2013 direct local elections

Rumayya Batubara, The University of Western Australia.

The system of electing bupati changed in 2005 from a parliamentarian one where the bupati was elected by members of parliament to a direct election system (PILKADA) whereby the people in a district elect him directly.

31
Mar
2016

Wei Leng Tay—The Other Shore 鄭瑋玲—彼岸

Young Mainland Chinese are moving to Hong Kong from all over China, leaving their homes because of family interests or in search of better education and career prospects. Such migrants fi­nd themselves in majority Chinese yet increasingly tense environments, often confronting entrenched ideas regarding ‘Mainlanders’. While often presented as a single group, the photographic portraits and interviews in ‘The Other Shore’ reveal individual lives, with diverse aspirations and attitudes towards Hong Kong. ‘The Other Shore’ asks how one’s sense of self is entwined with national identity, and how a host environment affects our outlook and everyday lives. Tay’s project also reflects on similar experiences of young educated Chinese elsewhere, negotiating a new place in the world.
31
Mar
2016

Law's rule - Liberia and the rule of law

Mr Shane Chalmers
This thesis undertakes a study of the life of law’s rule in a country that is on the frontline of the global spread of powerful ideologies.
31
Mar
2016

Asian Development Outlook 2016

Joe Zveglich, Director, Macroeconomics Research Division, Asian Development Bank (ADB); and Christopher Edmonds, Senior Economist, Pacific Department, ADB.

ADB’s flagship economic publication Asian Development Outlook 2016 (ADO) provides a comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic issues in developing Asia, including growth projections by country and region.

31
Mar
2016

The new economics of financial inclusion in India

The Hon Mr Arun Jaitley, MP, Rajya Sabha, Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

This event will be live streamed from 5.30pm AEDT through the ANU YouTube Channel.

31
Mar
2016

Who were the Manchus?

David Brophy
Dr David Brophy, Lecturer in Modern Chinese History at the University of Sydney, discusses the distinctive historical traditions of the Manchus, and the place of Manchu culture and identity in the Qing dynasty.
31
Mar
2016

In Conversation: Wei Leng Tay and Olivier Krischer

Wei Leng Tay and Olivier Krischer
Join artist Wei Leng Tay and exhibition curator Olivier Krischer in conversation at Canberra's Muse, where they will discuss the development of Tay's photographic practice and how this project addresses cultural identity and politics in Hong Kong today.
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