Events October 2017

20
Sep
2017

Asian Language Taster Classes

Are you interested in learning another language? Seeking an edge in the “Asian Century”?

25
Oct
2017

Café pop-ups - study information sessions

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific staff.

Are you ready to give your career a competitive edge? Want to find out more about postgraduate studies at ANU College of Asia and the Pacific? Come and talk to us!

25
Oct
2017

Café Pop-ups for postgraduate studies

Are you ready to give your career a competitive edge? Want to find out more about postgraduate studies at ANU College of Asia & the Pacific? Come and talk to us!

26
Oct
2017

Reciprocals in Thai: A Corpus-based Analysis

Jirat Hiranas

In my MTR talk I will present how I create my own corpora of reciprocals in Thai during fieldwork over the last year, and apply this to one of the common strategies for expressing reciprocal semantics in Thai, namely the marker kan.

26
Oct
2017

Technical progress and allocative inefficiency

Anpeng Li, PhD student, Research School of Economics, ANU.

In this seminar, Anpeng develops a growth model with heterogeneous firms to study the allocative inefficiency in emerging economies.

26
Oct
2017

Sport, Masculinity, and Neoliberalism: Cameroonian Footballers, Fijian Rugby Players, and Senegalese Wrestlers

Professor Niko Besnier

In the Global South since the 1980s, as economic downturns under pressure from the forces of neoliberalism have eroded social relations and pauperized populations, sport and athletes’ bodies have become major focus of attention in many countries, offer

26
Oct
2017

Struggling for words in Mao's China: political campaign and literary exchange in the Hundred Flowers campaign, 1956–1957

Dayton Lekner
How should we understand the relationship between literature and politics of the Mao era? This paper will approach this question through the case study of the Hundred Flowers, Rectification, and Anti-Rightist Campaigns of 1956–58. Tracing various literary tropes through different media, it will suggest that these campaigns were not only a political struggle, but also a battle over literary and rhetorical language. The struggle for the power to play with language had profound consequences for the future of writing and speaking in the People’s Republic of China.
26
Oct
2017

Enlightening the Child: Chinese Children’s Literature at the Crossroads, 1875–1919

Dr Shi-Wen (Sue) Chen
Dr Shih-Wen (Sue) Chen uses the National Library of Australia’s rich collection of reading materials for children published by Protestant missionaries and Chinese reformers to discuss how texts and cultures were shared between Britain, America and China during a period of uncertainty and political unrest in Chinese history.
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