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Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith

PhD ANU; BA Hons UNSW; PhD USyd
Honorary Associate

Room 428
H69 - Economics and Business Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 5057
g.smith@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Graeme Smith is a postdoctoral fellow in the China Studies Centre, University of Sydney Business School and a visiting fellow in the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program at the Australian National University. His research has explored the demand for organic produce in Chinese urban centres, the political economy of agricultural service delivery, the role of rural cadres in China's development, and the persistence of informal land markets in rural China. He also studies Chinese investment in the Asia-Pacific region, with ongoing projects in Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and Myanmar. His journal articles appear in the China Journal, Pacific Affairs, Asian Studies Review and the Journal of Peasant Studies. Dr Smith also holds a PhD in environmental chemistry, has written several guidebooks to China, and is the 2011 winner of the Gordon White Prize for the best article published in China Quarterly, the leading journal in China Studies.

Newsroom articles

  • The challenges of doing business with China in PNG 05 Jun 2012

    ABC Radio Australia

    Dr Graeme Smith from the University of Sydney Business School, says China's investment in PNG will continue to grow but there is a cautionary message attached to the growth.

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Publications

2014

2
Book Section/s

Smith G 2014 Forthcoming 'Fuqing Dreaming: ‘New’ Chinese Communities in Papua New Guinea' in Pacific-Asia Partnerships for Resource Development, ed. Paul D’Arcy, Linda Crowl and Patrick Matbob, DWU Press, Madang, Papua New Guinea

Smith G 2014 Forthcoming 'The ‘New’ Chinese in Papua New Guinea' in The New Chinese Empire: Regionality and the Development of the State, ed. Timothy Oakes and Carolyn Cartier

Smith G 2014 Forthcoming 'The Effects of Political Recentralization on Rural Livelihoods' in Rural Livelihoods in China: Political Economy in Transition, ed. Heather Xiaoquan Zhang, Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom

2013

2
Book Section/s

Smith G 2013 'Law of the land or land law? Notions of inequality and inequity in rural Anhui' in Unequal China: The political economy and cultural politics of inequality, ed. Wanning Sun and Yingjie Guo, Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom, pp. 184-99

4
Journal Article/s

Smith G 2013 'The Hollow State: A View from Inside a Rural Township (Xiangzhen zhengfu 'kongkehua' wenti yanjiu: yi zhong neibu yunzuo de shijiao)', Comparative Economic and Social Systems (Jingji shehui tizhu bijiao), vol.165:1, pp. 118-26

Smith G 2013 'Measurement, promotions and patterns of behavior in Chinese local government', Journal of Peasant Studies, vol.40:6, pp. 1027-1050 Link

Smith G 2013 'Beijing’s Orphans? New Chinese Investors in Papua New Guinea', Pacific Affairs (Special Issue: Global Perspectives on Chinese Investment), vol.86:2, pp. 327-49 Link

Smith G and D’Arcy P 2013 'Introduction: Global Perspectives on Chinese Investment', Pacific Affairs (Special Issue: Global Perspectives on Chinese Investment), vol.86:2, pp. 217-32 Link

Smith G 2013 'Nupela Masta? Local and Expatriate Labour in a Chinese-Run Nickel Mine in Papua New Guinea', Asian Studies Review, vol.37:2, pp. 178-95 Link

Barclay K and Smith G 2013 'Introduction: The International Politics of Resources', Asian Studies Review, vol.37:2, pp. 125-40 Link

8
Magazine Article/s

Smith G 2013 'Spare a Nickel? On the tail of Chinese resource investment in the Pacific', The China Story - 13 August Link

Smith G 2013 'Understanding China through its Local Politics', The China Story - 13 August Link

2012

2
Book Section/s

Guo Y, Hou S, Smith G and Martinez-Pacheco S 2012 'Chinese Outward Direct Investment: Case Studies of SOEs Going Global' in Law and Policy for China's Market Socialism, ed. John Garrick, Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom, pp. 131-43

4
Journal Article/s

Smith G 2012 'Chinese Reactions to Anti-Asian Riots in the Pacific', Journal of Pacific History, vol.47:1, pp. 93-109 Link

Smith G 2012 'Beyond the Reach of the Whip: Chinese Investors in Papua New Guinea', African East-Asian Affairs, vol.2012:73, pp. 4-10 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Smith G 2012 'Evolving Chinese Business Practices in PNG', 1st China Studies Centre Annual Conference CSC 2012, University of Sydney, Australia, 7th December 2012

8
Magazine Article/s

Smith G 2012 'Are Chinese soft loans always a bad thing?', The Lowy Interpreter - 29 March 2012

Smith G 2012 'Retail and infrastructure the focus in PNG', East Asia Forum - 7 September 2012

Smith G 2012 'The 6 Billion Kina Question', The Lowy Interpreter - 19 December 2012

11
Seminar Paper/s

Smith G 2012 'Chinese Aid and Investment in the Pacific, The CIW (China in the World)-Lowy China Forum, ANU, Canberra, Australia, 27 July 2012

Smith G 2012 'China’s Engagement with PNG, Australian Security in the 21st Century lecture series, Canberra, Australia, 31 May 2012

Smith G 2012 'What Drives Chinese Aid in the Pacific?, Asian Studies Seminar Series, University of Sydney, Australia, 22 March 2012

Smith G 2012 'China and the Pacific, 2nd SSGM Pacific Research Colloquium: Developing Pacific Scholarship 2012, ANU, Canberra, Australia, 3 February 2012

2011

2
Book Section/s

Smith G 2011 'Franchising the State: Farmers, Agricultural Technicians and the Marketisation of Agricultural Services' in Politics and Markets in Rural China, ed. Björn Alpermann , Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom, pp. 69-86

5
Conference Paper/s

Smith G 2011 'The Tail Wags the Dog: Chinese Bureaucratic Collusion in the Pacific?', 12th Pacific Islands Political Studies Association Conference PIPSA 2011 - "Pacific Politics, Pacific Communities", University of the South Pacific, Alafua Campus, Apia, Samoa, 9th December 2011

Smith G 2011 'Slave Labour? Work practices at the Ramu Nickel Mine in Comparative Perspective', Mining and Mining Policy in the Pacific – “History, Challenges and Perspectives”, Noumea, New Caledonia, 25th November 2011

Smith G 2011 'Chinese Investment in Australia and the Pacific', University of Adelaide presentation, Adelaide, Australia, 29th September 2011

Smith G 2011 'Nupela Masta: Local and Expatriate Labour in a Chinese-Run Nickel Mine in Papua New Guinea', International Politics of Resources Workshop, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, 30th July 2011

Smith G 2011 '‘Tiba or not tiba’? Administrative cadre status and the politics of envy among township and county officials', International Workshop on Politics and Autonomy in China’s Local State, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany, 3rd July 2011

8
Magazine Article/s

Smith G 2011 'China’s Power in the Pacific', The Conversation - July 2011

Smith G 2011 'Chinese interests in Pacific nations: Mining ventures in PNG', East Asia Forum - May 2011

10
Report/s

Smith G 2011 'Finding the New Chinese in Papua New Guinea', Office of National Assessments presentation

11
Seminar Paper/s

Smith G 2011 'Chinese Migration in the Pacific, University of Goroka presentation, Goroka, Papua New Guinea, 8 November 2011

Smith G 2011 'Prospects for Trilateral Cooperation with Chinese Aid Projects in the Pacific, AusAID presentation, 1 August 2011

Smith G 2011 'China’s New World: How is China's Need for Resources and Growing Migrant Population Impacting our Region?, UTSpeaks public lecture series, Australia, 23 June 2011

2010

4
Journal Article/s

Smith G 2010 'The Hollow State: Rural Governance in China', The China Quarterly, vol.203:601-18

5
Conference Paper/s

Smith G 2010 'Same Ocean, Different Dreams', Provincial China Workshop, The New Chinese Empire: Regionality and the Development of the State, Macao, (China), 1st November 2010

Smith G 2010 'Fuqing Dreaming: the Construction of Diaspora Identity among the ‘New’ Chinese in Papua New Guinea', Culture and Pacific-Asia Partnerships in Resource Development, Divine Word University, Madang, Papua New Guinea, 20th October 2010

Smith G 2010 'Emerging Trends within Central China’s Party/State Nexus', Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting AAS 2010, Philadelphia, United States, 28th March 2010

10
Report/s

Smith G 2010 'Background Briefing: Drivers of Chinese Migration and Refugee Applications', Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal presentation

2009

4
Journal Article/s

Smith G 2009 'Political Machinations in a Rural County', The China Journal, vol.62, pp. 29-59

5
Conference Paper/s

Smith G 2009 'Missing Bureaucracies: Semi-Formal Rules and Township Governments', 11th Chinese Studies Association of Australia Conference CSAA 2009, University of Sydney, Australia, 11th July 2009

Smith G 2009 'Waiting for the Market: Farmers, Agricultural Technicians and the Incipient Privatization of Agricultural Extension', 9th European Conference on Agriculture and Rural Development in China ECARDC9, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, 5th April 2009

2008

7
Thesis

Smith G 2008 'The Political Economy of Agricultural Extension in Rural Anhui, China', Australian National University - Doctoral Thesis, Canberra, Australia

2007

2
Book Section/s

Smith G and Kipnis A 2007 'Rural Governance in the Midst of Underfunding, Deception, and Mistrust' in Chinese Sociology & Anthropology, ME Sharpe, London, United Kingdom

2006

8
Magazine Article/s

Smith G 2006 'Pick a Cadre, Any Cadre', The Diplomat - April/May 2006, pp. 48-9

2005

5
Conference Paper/s

Smith G 2005 'Structural Limits on the Delivery of Agricultural Extension Services in Rural China', Village Self-Governance in China: Past, Present and Future: EU-China Training Programme on Village Governance, Beijing, China, 19th May 2005

Smith G 2005 'Looking Up from the Farm: the Political Economy of Agricultural Technology Extension in Rural Anhui', Inaugural Graduate Seminar on China GSOC 2005, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, (China), 15th January 2005

2002

7
Thesis

Smith G 2002 'A Matter of Trust: The Organic Food Market in China', University of NSW - Honours Thesis, Sydney, Australia

1997

7
Thesis

Smith G 1997 'The Electrochemistry of Ruthenium Oxo-/Hydroxo- Complexes', University of Sydney - PhD Thesis, Sydney, Australia