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  • 2 May 2016
    12.00pm - 1.30pm

    Innovation-driven performance in China: truth or fiction?

    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 2016
    2.00pm - 4.00pm

    Famen Monastery, the Sogdians and a ruin on the northern route of the Silk Road

    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 2016
    9.30am - 5.00pm

    Tang Cosmopolitanism

    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 2016
    5.30pm - 7.00pm

    Climate Change and Renewable Energy: Chinese Perspectives and Policies

    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 2016
    5.30pm - 7.00pm

    Capitalism Without Democracy: The Private Sector in Contemporary China

    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 2016
    5.00pm - 6.30pm

    Sydney launch of 'Uyghur Nation'

    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 2016
    6.00pm - 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.