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.
03
May
2016

Evaluation of the fiscal effect on municipal mergers in Japan

Professor Haruaki Hirota, Musashi University and Visiting Fellow, Australia-Japan Research Centre, Crawford School.

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate a fiscal common pool problem in Japanese municipal mergers. Specifically, we investigated whether the merged municipalities rapidly their increase expenditures and debt just before mergers.

03
May
2016

Easing the traffic: the road-use effects of Indonesia’s fuel subsidy reforms

Dr Paul Burke, Fellow, Ardnt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

Indonesia has serious traffic jams. This study uses panel data from 19 Indonesian toll roads over 2008–2015 to calculate the effects of Indonesia’s historic recent fuel subsidy reforms on vehicle travel.

03
May
2016

Easing the traffic: the road-use effects of Indonesia's fuel subsidy reforms

Dr Paul Burke, Fellow, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

Indonesia has serious traffic jams. This study uses panel data from 19 Indonesian toll roads over 2008–2015 to calculate the effects of Indonesia’s historic recent fuel subsidy reforms on vehicle travel.

03
May
2016

Rouge 胭脂扣

In 1930s Hong Kong, the ill-fated love of Chan, a stylish playboy, and Fleur, a much sort after courtesan, leads them to make a suicide pact. When Fleur reappears fifty years later to find her lost love, she discovers that the city she knew has also left little trace of its past.
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