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2 May 201612.00pm - 1.30pm
This seminar examines whether China's economic prosperity at the firm level is truly driven by strengthened innovativeness, or that the reported patent growth is a result of a fictitious counting exercise directed at fulfilling centrally-imposed targets and gaining subsides and tax concessions.
4 May 20162.00pm - 4.00pm
A team of Chinese archaeologists from Shaanxi Province will present recent research on the Famen Monastery, the Sogdians in Chang'an , and the Xiongnu capital of Tongwan.
14 May 20169.30am - 5.00pm
The international and local scholars in this symposium will explore the multicultural and cosmopolitan nature of Tang culture from varied perspectives, from artistic representations to mortuary customs, religion, architecture and royalty.
17 May 20165.30pm - 7.00pm
This lecture will review China’s evolving role in the global climate governance and discuss the likely future development of renewable energy law.
26 May 20165.30pm - 7.00pm
The stunning expansion of China’s private sector growth has led to the assumption that its growing ranks of capitalists represent a force for democratization. Tsai’s research finds little evidence for this belief, but shows that private entrepreneurs have had a structural impact on Chinese politics.
30 May 20165.00pm - 6.30pm
Dr David Brophy's new book 'Uyghur Nation' explores the meeting of the Russian and Qing empires in Central Asia in the nineteenth century, and the dramatic consequences that this had for local Muslim communities.
1 June 20166.00pm - 7.30pm
Sydney Ideas - A Garden for Empire and Nation: History and Memory at the Qing Imperial Mountain Estate
Asian Art historian Stephen Whiteman explores the early history of Qing imperial park of Bishu shanzhuang - from its original conception as an imperial retreat to its representation through text and image - and considers its legacy in collective memories of the rise and fall of the dynasty.