Events July 2018

16
Jul
2018

Newly discovered photographs of Beijing, 1900–1902

The photographs of Beijing in this exhibition were taken in 1901 and 1902 shortly after the end of the Boxer Uprising 義和團運動. They come from an album in the possession of Svetlana Paichadze, assistant professor at Hokkaido University. Although we cannot identify the photographer, it is very likely that the photographs were taken by representatives of the Russian legation in Beijing or someone from the military sent to China in 1900 to suppress the Uprising.
26
Jul
2018

Codification and Creation of Community & Customary Laws in the South Pacific and Beyond

Various

Many communities across the Pacific islands region write down their own ‘customary’ or ‘local’ rules and regulations in the form of what are called customary or community laws, by-laws, constitutions or even ordinances (referred to collectively as ‘com

26
Jul
2018

Demographic changes and macroeconomic implications

Phitawat Poonpolkul, CAMA PhD student

Many countries are experiencing rapid changes in demographic structures, with increasing retirees and declining working-age population.

26
Jul
2018

Xinjiang: China’s troubled frontier region

David Brophy, Tom Cliff, Anna Hayes, James Leibold, and Michael Clarke
This roundtable discussion will explore the complexities of the interactions of Chinese state and society with Xinjiang’s political, cultural, and spatial identities, past and present. It will do so from the perspectives of a range of academic disciplines: history; anthropology; politics and governance; and international security. It will attempt to assess the long-standing, and on-going, significance of Xinjiang to China and the world. And it will examine the current tensions between Xinjiang and the Chinese centre.
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