Events April 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.
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.
01
Apr
2016

Baby Bonuses: natural experiments in cash transfers, birth timing and child outcomes

Nathan Deutscher, PhD scholar, Crawford School.

In this paper we use the 1 July 2004 introduction of the Australian Baby Bonus to identify the effect of family income on child outcomes.

02
Apr
2016

Photography Workshop with Wei Leng Tay

Wei Leng Tay
Join Wei Leng Tay for a photography workshop, organised by the National Portrait Gallery and ANU School of Art Photography and Media Arts. Some experience assumed.
05
Apr
2016

Volatility of industrial output, demand fluctuations, and international trade

Dr Laura Puzzello, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, Monash University.

Output volatility of an industry has been shown to affect substantially the welfare of its firms, consumers, and workers and to contribute to the aggregate output volatility.

05
Apr
2016

The 14th HW Arndt Memorial Lecture - Managing elevated risks

Professor Iwan Azis, University of Indonesia.

After going through ‘Great Moderation’ and interrupted by ‘Global Imbalances’ that subsequently led to the ‘Great Recession’, external conditions are becoming more difficult for emerging markets.

06
Apr
2016

Taiwan’s first woman President, Tsai Ing-wen, will take office on 20 May. Where will she lead her country?

Professor Parris H Chang, President, Taiwan Institute of Political, Economic and Strategic Studies
Professor Chang will speak on political developments in Taiwan and the effects on cross strait relations
06
Apr
2016

Art markets, communities and cultures of the digital revolution in Indonesia

Edwin Jurriens, Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne.

This presentation will focus on digital art as a creative expression of major socio-cultural and technological developments in contemporary Indonesia.

06
Apr
2016

A Better Tomorrow 英雄本色

John Woo’s take on the gangster-redemption film also marked Chow Yun-fat’s action debut, becoming a contemporary classic. When triad member Ho tries to go straight, the gang brings his innocent father and policeman brother into the fray. His partner in crime, Mark (Chow), sets out to avenge his friend and regain their honour.
07
Apr
2016

China: Wealth and Power Conference

Various speakers
‘What does the rise of China mean for the world? This question, perhaps the most important in the world at the moment, is explored at a conference sponsored by the Australian Centre on China in the World and the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. It brings together some of the world’s best political scientists, strategists, economists, international relations experts and anthropologists to discuss how China’s rising wealth and power is changing the world’s dominant political and economic orders.
07
Apr
2016

China as Number One?

Michael Wesley, ANU; Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard, Copenhagen Business School; Jane Golley, ANU; Christopher McNally, Chaminade University, Hawaii; and Yao Yang, Peking University
This panel discussion will range across several themes including: how China's economic rise is shaping the rules and practices of the global economy; the future role of state-owned enterprises; what China’s distinctive form of capitalism means for China and the rest of the world; and how the strength and resilience of the Communist Party is central to all of these issues.
07
Apr
2016

Religion in Qing Society

Dr Nathan Woolley

Cost: $15 (includes refreshments)

12
Apr
2016

Indigenous associations and public goods provision: experimental evidence from Grins in Mali

Dr Philippe LeMay-Boucher, Associate Professor of Economics, Heriot-Watt University, UK.

What roles can social clubs, groups or associations play in the provision of public goods? In many developing countries, the under-provision of public goods by the state is commonplace.

13
Apr
2016

Sincerity and scandal: the cultural politics of 'aspal piety' in Indonesia

James B Hoesterey, Department of Religion, Emory University.

Scholars have provided insightful accounts of the cultural politics of public piety during late-New Order and post-reformasi Indonesia.

14
Apr
2016

What does the Paris Agreement mean for private finance actors in the global response to climate change?

Dr Megan Bowman
What the Paris Agreement means for the private financial response to climate change and why that response should matter to policy makers, practitioners, and civil society is discussed.
15
Apr
2016

Unlocking Global Innovation: 2016 MIKTA Academic Conference

Moderated by Geraldine Doogue, ABC Radio National
MIKTA is a creative group of like-minded powers that want to collectively improve global governance.
19
Apr
2016

‘Kia King’s Teapot’, Mr. Barrow, and Presents for the Jiaqing Emperor: Cross-Cultural Communication at the Time of the Amherst Embassy to the Jiaqing Court, 1816

Caroline Stevenson, PhD candidate, CIW
The elaborate presents representing the latest advances of British scientific and technological expertise chosen for the Macartney embassy in 1792–93 were famously dismissed by the Qianlong emperor as ‘toys fit only for children’. This paper examines the selection of British presents to the Jiaqing emperor at the time of the Amherst embassy in 1816, which reveals a change in the British perception of the Qing court.
19
Apr
2016

A century of Philippine spatial inequality: searching for explanations

Jeffrey Williamson, Laird Bell Professor of Economics (Emeritus), Harvard University.

This presentation is in two parts. The first deals with the present.

20
Apr
2016

Australian aid evaluations: performance of Australian aid and Australia Awards scholarships

Mr Jim Adams, Chair of the Independent Evaluation Committee, DFAT; Professor Stephen Howes, Development Policy Centre; Dr Rose Amazan, University of New England; and representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

This event focused on the new annual report on Australian aid, the 2014-15 Performance of Australian Aid report, and the recent Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE) report Building Women’

20
Apr
2016

Regional integration and cooperation in Asia: quo vadis?

Iwan Jaya Azis, ANU Indonesia Project Thee Kian Wie Distinguished Professor, Cornell University and University of Indonesia.

The benefits and risks of regional integration are highlighted, in particular how they affect the ultimate goal of welfare through deepening and broadening the benefits of human development, narrowing the development gap between and within countries, a

20
Apr
2016

Going Native: Finding the Rule of Law in China

Glenn Tiffert, Sue Trevaskes, and Elisa Nesossi
This panel discussion aims to reframe our understanding of Xi’s justice agenda and enrich our sense of the meaning of the rule of law in the contemporary political context. It will inject both historical and ideological reflections into the conversation, considering in particular those facets from the Republican and Mao eras that the CCP has long been keen to suppress.
20
Apr
2016

Movie Night: Red Obsession

Winner of the AACTA Best Feature Length Documentary Award in 2014, this documentary investigates the growth of the global wine industry and the increasing demand for high quality, high prestige wines in China.
21
Apr
2016

China: powerhouse and resistor of restorative justice reform

Yan (Ian) Zhang
This doctoral research project aims to examine current restorative mediation programs (people’s mediation, criminal reconciliation and traditional “De Gu” mediation) by the Chinese government to see how they can work and what resistance to promoting them can be encountered.
21
Apr
2016

The Vietnam War and Korea: Memory and Reality

Professor Taegyun Park

The Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces occupied South Vietnamese Palace on April 30, 1975, exactly 40 years ago.

21
Apr
2016

Participatory Natural Resource Management in Rural China: Making Indigenous/Community Narratives

Dr Zoe Wang, University of Sydney
This paper aims to analyse the ways various environmental narratives were used by eNGO projects in rural China, and to discuss the implications of such narrative-making.
22
Apr
2016

Korean reunification: prospects and implications

Various speakers.

In this workshop, renowned Korean and international specialists in government, academia and research institutes will present their academic and policy-oriented research related to the prospects of Korean reunification and the economic consequences for

22
Apr
2016

Global production sharing:exploring Australia’s competitive edge

Professor Prema-chandra Athukorala, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics Crawford School, ANU.

Cross-border dispersion of production processes within vertically integrated global industries (‘global production sharing’) has been an increasingly important structural feature of economic globalisation in the recent decades.

22
Apr
2016

Global production sharing: exploring Australia’s competitive edge

Professor Prema-chandra Athukorala, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics Crawford School, ANU.

Cross-border dispersion of production processes within vertically integrated global industries (‘global production sharing’) has been an increasingly important structural feature of economic globalisation in the recent decades.

22
Apr
2016

Nonconvergent electoral equilibria under scoring rules: beyond plurality

Dr Arkadii Slinko, University of Auckland.

We use the Hotelling-Downs spatial model of competition to investigate the position-taking behaviour of agents (parties, candidates or firms) under a class of electoral systems known as scoring rules.

26
Apr
2016

The impact of the Oslo Agreements on democracy, transparency and accountability within Palestinian NGOs

Izzat Abdulhadi
This PhD mid-term seminar will examine and evaluate the reasons why Palestinian NGOs adopted democratic governance, their role in the emerging state, and how democratic governance enabled Palestinian NGOs to contribute to the first Palestinian experience of self-determination and democratic statehood.
26
Apr
2016

China’s economic growth and convergence

Jong-Wha Lee, Director, Asiatic Research Institute and Professor, Economics Department, Korea University.

This study explores China’s economic growth performance and prospects in global and Asian comparative perspectives.

26
Apr
2016

In Conversation with 'The Economist'

Dominic Ziegler, Simon Long, and Rebecca Fabrizi
Two of the UK’s most respected Asia correspondents will discuss China, Australia, and geopolitical developments in the Asia Pacific region with CIW’s Rebecca Fabrizi.
26
Apr
2016

ANU Taiwan Week 2016: Opening Night & Singing Competition

To celebrate the start of Taiwan Week 2016, we bring you a night in Taiwan. There will be authentic Taiwanese food and drinks provided for everyone! Also, the short listed contestants of the singing contest will be competing for their finals on the event! Come and support your friends!
27
Apr
2016

ANU Taiwan Week 2016: Film Collection from Kuandu Film Festival 2015

A collection of films from the Kuandu International Animation Festival will be screen in order to cultivate traditions, arts and humanities.
27
Apr
2016

ANU Taiwan Week 2016: Hear Me 聽說 (2009)

A delivery Boy falls for a young girl who is hearing impaired. Comparing themselves with 'water birds' and trees, together they are going to break the barrier and pursue their dreams and take their relationship to the next level.
28
Apr
2016

Global oil and iron ore price shocks: what are the different economic effects in Australia?

Bao Nguyen, PhD student, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School, ANU.

This seminar compares the macroeconomic effects of global oil and iron ore price shocks on the Australian economy.

28
Apr
2016

ANU Taiwan Week 2016: Taiwanese Tea Tasting Workshop

This Tea Tasting Workshop will guide you in exploring an important aspect of everyday Taiwanese life through tasting tea. It will allow you to gain insights into the unique role that Taiwan has played in contributing to the diversity of tea cultures the world over.
28
Apr
2016

Change detection and the causal impact of the yield curve

Dr Shuping Shi, Macquarie University.

Causal relationships in econometrics are typically based on the concept of predictability and are established in terms of tests for Granger causality.

28
Apr
2016

Kuandu International Animation Festival 2014–2016

The Kuandu International Animation Festival (KDIAF) was established in 2011. The festival is a non-profit organization; its intention is to establish an international exchange platform for animation enthusiasts.
28
Apr
2016

Intergenerational inequality: are young Australians falling behind?

Dr Jennifer Rayner, Policy Advisor, Australian Labor Party; Professor Peter Whiteford, Director, Social Policy Institute, Crawford School, ANU; and Professor Bruce Chapman, Crawford School, ANU.

In this seminar, Dr Jennifer Rayner will discuss her new Redback Quarterly book Generation Less: How Australia is Cheating the Young (Black Inc, April, 2016), with Professor Pet

28
Apr
2016

ANU Taiwan Week 2016: 'The Elegant Night' Music Gathering

'The Elegant Night' music gathering features music from China's oldest operatic and instrumental traditions—kunqu and the Chinese seven-stringed zither (qin)—as well as some newly composed works for the Chinese flute (dizi) and the mouth organ (sheng). A rare performance in Canberra!
29
Apr
2016

The president and intergovernmental transfers allocation in Indonesia

Rumayya Batubara, Visiting Scholar, Crawford School.

During the late 1990’s Indonesia embarked upon major political, governance and fiscal reforms. As part of the reform the central government transferred almost all functions to district governments.

29
Apr
2016

Shifting waters: China’s new passive assertiveness in Asian maritime security

Ashley Townshend, Research Fellow, United States Studies Centre, the University of Sydney; Professor Rory Medcalf, Head of the National Security College, ANU; and Dr Euan Graham, Director, International Security Program, Lowy Institute.

International concern over China’s assertive island-building campaign in the South China Sea overlooks a broader shift in its maritime security conduct.

29
Apr
2016

ANU Taiwan Week 2016: Taiwanese Tea Tasting Workshop

This Tea Tasting Workshop will guide you in exploring an important aspect of everyday Taiwanese life through tasting tea. It will allow you to gain insights into the unique role that Taiwan has played in contributing to the diversity of tea cultures the world over.
29
Apr
2016

God Man Dog 流浪神狗人 (2007)

This is a rhapsody of Gods, men, and dogs down and out together. A meandering truck full of gods gets mixed up with a cast of outcasts whose lives gradually entwine with each other.
29
Apr
2016

Thanatos, Drunk 醉‧生夢死 (2015)

Precariously swaying on the fringe of existence, Thanatos, Drunk, tells an ambiguously rocky yet intimate story of love and loss. No stranger to characters on the margins of society, Director Tso-Chi Chang thoughtfully hits the mark again with Thanatos, Drunk. Teetering on passionate yet murky relationships, it’s a question of whether love and life have a place among those of the netherworld.
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