Events May 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.
02
May
2016

The Making of a Liberal: Chu Anping and the 'third way' intelligentsia in 1940s' China

William Sima
This thesis aims to provide a clearer understanding of liberal discourse in 1940s China, as propounded by Chu Anping 儲安平 and his colleagues at The Observer, but also in the writing of other self-described 'liberal intellectuals' 自由主義知識分子 of the time.
02
May
2016

National Parliamentary Fellowships Program (India) seminar

Darshana Baruah and Hemant Shivakumar, National Parliamentary Fellowships Program (NPFP) Fellows.

In this seminar, Darshana Baruah and Hemant Shivakumar will present their research on specific topics relating to the India-Australia relationship.

02
May
2016

Intersections lecture series - Senator Rachel Siewert

Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens Party
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