Events June 2017

08
Jun
2017

Integrated Asia: Australia’s Dangerous New Strategic Geography

Professor Nick Bisley

Globalization and major power rivalry are creating a China-centric integrated Asian strategic system, drawing together the once-discrete theatres of Northeast, Southeast, South and Central Asia.

08
Jun
2017

Volatile capital flows and financial integration: the role of idiosyncratic risk

Tomoo Kikuchi, National University of Singapore.

About the speaker

Tomoo Kikkuchi, National University of Singapore.

Afternoon tea available.

08
Jun
2017

The House of Fallen Cards: Gambling, Enchantment, and Gender in Qing Fiction

Paola Zamperini
The dangerous pursuit of thrills through games of cards, dice, and betting constitutes a fruitful ground on which to unravel notions of play, fate, and identity in late imperial Chinese fiction. This paper focuses on gambling in the eighteenth-century “The Dream of the Red Chambers” (Honglou meng 紅樓夢). It shows how games of chance open disruptive sites outside regular time and established conventions, and maps how gambling offers conduits to the dissolution of self, boundaries, and resources. It further charts the capacity of men and women to use games to reconfigure socio-economic domains and gender boundaries.
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