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.
01
Aug
2018

Master class: capitalism and religion with Andrea R Jain

Andrea R. Jain, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
How does capitalism shape religious lives and how do religious communities affect capitalism?
01
Aug
2018

Pretty, pure and pious: policing women in Indonesia

Sharyn Graham Davies (Auckland University of Technology)

Indonesia’s policewomen were rarely in public (or even police) consciousness prior to 2013. Yet the succeeding five years saw an explosion in visibility.

01
Aug
2018

From ‘dark social’ activism to the ‘WhatsApp election’

Amelia Johns, Research Fellow, Alfred Deakin Institute

From ‘dark social’ activism to the ‘WhatsApp election’: examining the role of encrypted messaging apps in the citizenship practices of Malaysian-Chinese youth

01
Aug
2018

When proliferation causes peace: The psychology of nuclear crises

Dr Michael Cohen

Can nuclear proliferation cause peace? Does the state acquiring of nuclear weapons lead to stability and peace or instability and crises?

02
Aug
2018

Regime switching in the relationship between the world oil market and China’s output

Bao Nguyen (ANU)

This paper investigates the dynamic relationship between China’s economic growth and international oil market.

02
Aug
2018

Heal the self, not the system: sexual violence in the global yoga industry

Andrea R. Jain, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

04
Aug
2018

Yoga, ethics and the care of the body: an experiential workshop

Andrea R. Jain, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; Alan Goode, Yoga Mandir in Canberra; Patrick McCartney, Kyoto University, Japan; Shameem Black, Director, ANU South Asia Research Institute.
How do diverse communities that practice yoga think about the rightful care of the body?
06
Aug
2018

Thinking the Empire Whole

Steven Pincus, University of Chicago
Why did the British simultaneously lose an Empire in North America and gain one in South Asia?
07
Aug
2018

Controversial mining projects in Australia: some questions on their socio-economic viability

Dodo J Thampapillai, National University of Singapore

This seminar analyses two controversial mining projects – one on the Liverpool Plains in NSW and the other on the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland.

07
Aug
2018

Fake news, social media and privacy

Chris Zappone, foreign news editor, The Age; and Rachael Falk, CEO, Cyber Security Research Centre Limited

The emergence of social media has created a new vulnerability for open societies - a terrain crowded with illiberal propaganda, interference and weaponised narratives.

08
Aug
2018

A vision for powering our electricity grid with energy storage

Lachlan Blackhall

Energy storage is at the early stages of contributing significant changes to the structure and operation of the electricity system both in Australia and around the world.

08
Aug
2018

Can 'Village Fund' reduce poverty in Indonesia?

Hefrizal Handra (Andalas University)

In 2015, the Indonesian Government rolled a new scheme of transfer called ‘Village Fund’, based on the Law 6/2014 (known as the Village Law).

08
Aug
2018

50 Years of the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau

The Australian National University's College of Asia and the Pacific, School of Culture, History and Language and the Pacific Institute, invite you to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau.
 
09
Aug
2018

Behavioural economics and public policy

Alex Gyani, Behavioural Insights Team, Australia; Adam Oliver, London School of Economics and Political Science.

The Tax and Transfer Policy Institute (TTPI) of The Australian National University (ANU) promotes the empirical analysis and evaluation of tax and transfer policies to inform public knowledge and debate.

09
Aug
2018

Liability-side financial frictions in an estimated asymmetric country model

Xuan-Lam Nguyen, PhD Student, Crawford School

Financial factors had been mostly neglected in the mainstream macro literature in the last twenty years before the 2007-2009 global financial crisis.

09
Aug
2018

The 2016 Financial System Crisis Prevention and Mitigation Act and what it means for the Indonesian financial sector

Arif Baharudin (Assistant Minister for Policy and Regulation of Financial Services and Capital Markets, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia)

Special Seminar in cooperation with The Treasury ANU Indonesia Project

The 2016 Financial System Crisis Prevention and Mitigation Act (UU PPKSK) and what it means for the Indonesian financial sector

09
Aug
2018

Debt Disputes and Trade Routes: Jiaozhi Merchants in Eastern Han Changsha

Zhang Zhaoyang
Jiaozhi, in present-day northern Vietnam, lay at the southern frontier of the Han Empire (206 BC-220 AD). A lack of textual records has long since hampered academic research on the region. Now, though, newly published Eastern Han (25 A.D.–220 A.D.) documents excavated at Changsha provide us with valuable historical evidence on Jiaozhi. One record shows that a number of Jiaozhi merchants engaged in long-distance grain trade in Changsha and were involved in a debt dispute with local residents. Most immediately, this document affords a rare, first-hand account of the lives and activities of ordinary Jiaozhi merchants. More broadly, it can help us to understand commercial interactions and migrations between Jiaozhi and other southern commanderies in the Eastern Han period.
09
Aug
2018

Launch of "The Four Flashpoints: How Asia Goes to War"

Dr Brendan Taylor
A timely and authoritative account of the four most troubled hotspots in the world's most combustible region.
 
10
Aug
2018

Fiscal policy interdependence across local governments in Indonesia

Ruth Nikijuluw

This paper examines the degree of spatial interdependence in fiscal policy and service provision by local governments in Indonesia. The research forms the first attempt to test such interdependence across local areas of a developing country.

10
Aug
2018

Launch of the ANU Indonesia Institute

Professor Brian Schmidt, ANU Vice-Chancellor; H.E. Y. Kristiarto S. Legowo., Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia; plus many more.
We take great pleasure in inviting you to the launch of the ANU Indonesia Institute.
13
Aug
2018

The Kibeho Massacre, 1995 – what happened and why?

Jean Bou, Strategic & Defence Studies Centre
In April 1995, elements of the Rwandan People’s Army, while closing a large internally displaced person’s camp at Kibeho in south-west Rwanda, opened fire on its inhabitants.
14
Aug
2018

Adda seminar – Intimate colonisation: Christianisation and law creation in British India

Joyce Das, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

Did every group in British India encounter colonisation in the same manner?

14
Aug
2018

Criminal Justice and Regulation Revisited: Essays in Honour of Peter Grabosky

Russell Brewer, Lennon Chang, John Braithwaite, Rod Broadhurst
14
Aug
2018

Improving tax compliance through behavioural insights

Su Mon Kyaw-Myint, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet; Sherolea Leonidas, Australian Taxation Office

The Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government (BETA) and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have recently conducted a number of trials on tax compliance.

14
Aug
2018

Demographic Dividends: Are they important for Indonesia?

Adrian C Hayes, Demography ANU

The Demographic Dividend concept and its related theory are useful tools that have helped expand our cumulative knowledge about the economic consequences of population change under various conditions.

15
Aug
2018

GPS searches to find direction: Sarawak in the new Malaysia

Professor Michael Leigh
The Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), a.k.a. BN (Sarawak) prior to GE14, is in an awful dilemma. The four GPS components regard themselves as the parties of Government, and being deemed as the opposition is anathema to them.
15
Aug
2018

Asia Pacific Seminar Series: Is Australia retreating from Asia?

Professor Michael Wesley, Dr Jane Golley, Dr Andy Kennedy, Professor Veronica Taylor, Dr Feng Zhang and Dr Tom Cliff
Join Michael Wesley and experts from ANU College of Asia and the Pacific as they dissect this complex issue.
17
Aug
2018

The earnings and mental health of rural-urban migrants: empirical evidence from four Indonesian cities

Rus’an Nasrudin

This paper investigates the economic assimilation of rural-urban migrants in Indonesia. I use cross-sectional, synthetic cohort, and panel data techniques.

21
Aug
2018

The role of Geographic Information Services (GIS) in governance and regulation and CartoGIS Services supporting research and education

Kay Dancey and Sandy Potter

Around the globe, governments are recognising the value of spatial data. Many have made considerable investments in spatial data infrastructure.

21
Aug
2018

Political cycles in media harassment

Günther G. Schulze, University of Freiburg and ANU

This paper explores the political-economic determinants of harassment of journalists in Russia.

21
Aug
2018

Technology for aging Asia

Catherine Mann, Cyn-Young Park, Bambang Susantono

The Asia and the Pacific region is rapidly aging and the share of working-age population in the region has begun to decline in the past year few years.

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

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.
24
Aug
2018

Digitalisation and the performance of micro and small enterprises: a case study in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Anna Falentina

The world is going digital. Similarly, digital technology is becoming an integral part of life in Indonesia.

25
Aug
2018

Crawford School at ANU Open Day 2018

Crawford School of Public Policy

On Saturday, 25 August from 9am to 4pm The Australian National University will open its doors to everyone and anyone interested in studying at Australia’s top ranked university, based in the nation’s capital.

28
Aug
2018

Market volatility, ageing and policies: what is shaping the income distribution in Australia between 2002 and 2016

Hai Anh La, University of Canberra and ANU

Income inequality, as well as the role of the tax-benefit system in mitigating inequality, has attracted considerable attention during the past decade.

28
Aug
2018

National Security College PhD information evening

Academic representatives, National Security College, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

The National Security College (NSC) PhD information evening is an opportunity for aspiring PhD candidates to meet and hear from College researchers, including the Academic Director, Associate Professor Matthew Sussex, and current doctoral scholars.

29
Aug
2018

How much wine is really produced and consumed in China, Hong Kong and Japan?

Kimie Harada, Chuo University, ANU Visiting Fellow

TBA

30
Aug
2018

Learning to Fight a Modern War: Armed Forces in Nationalist China, 1928–1937

Kwong Chi Man
This paper examines the ways in which intellectual officers of the National Revolutionary Army (Guomin geming jun 國民革命軍) learnt from foreign military developments in the decade before the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945). It looks at the role of these intellectual officers in effecting military change. It suggests that a considerable number were fixated on the pursuit of a post-First World War “modern” approach to war, which relied heavily on technology and industrial capability. However, this approach proved in the end to be impractical.
31
Aug
2018

Do fuel prices affect air quality? Evidence from the Bangkok Metropolitan Region

Panittra Ninpanit

Traffic-related air pollution is a serious environmental concern in mega-cities worldwide. This study investigates the causal link between fuel prices and traffic-related air pollution using Bangkok and the surrounding areas as a case study.

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