Events August 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.
23
Aug
2018

A decreasing elasticity of substitution between clean and dirty energy and the potential implications for policy

Tony Wiskich, PhD Student, CAMA

Using a stylised structural model of electricity generation, Tony derives a (bimodal) production function for clean and dirty technologies with two elasticities: a high elasticity for low clean penetration and a low elasticity for high clean penetratio

23
Aug
2018

The IFC, development finance and our region: in conversation with Nena Stoiljkovic

Nena Stoiljkovic, IFC Vice President for Asia and Pacific

Nena Stoiljkovic is making her first visit to Australia as Vice President for Asia and the Pacific for the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a job that means she is responsible for all IFC operations in East and South Asia, as well as the Pacifi

23
Aug
2018

Whither academic freedom in Thailand? The criminal case against Dr Chayan and four others

Dr Craig Reynolds, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific; Prof Jacqueline Lo, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences; Sarah Bishop, ANU College of Law.
The criminal trial of a senior Thai academic along with four others that commenced this July 2018 has thrown a sharp spotlight on conditions in Thailand’s universities since the military seized government there in 2014.
23
Aug
2018

Medical Missionaries and the History of Asian Christianity: Pre-WWII Hong Kong as a case study

Man-kong Wong
This seminar will give an account of the work done by medical missionaries in pre-WWII Hong Kong. It will show that these medical missions held conflicting views and pursued competing projects.
23
Aug
2018

CAP 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition

Join CAP HDR students for the College final of the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT).
23
Aug
2018

Religious Groups, Varieties of Social Capital, and Contentious Collective Actions in Contemporary Rural China

Yu Tao
Why do some religious groups in China challenge state power while others cooperate with the government? Drawing on national survey data and comparative case studies from contemporary rural China, this research finds that contentious collective actions are less likely to occur in villages with religious groups that simultaneously overlap with secular social organizations and local authorities. Moreover, it reveals that religious groups with different varieties of social capital tend to play different roles in contentious collective actions, and those containing all three varieties of social capital (bonding, bridging, and linking) are more likely to serve as credible communication channels between local states and discontented citizens.
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