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  • 2 March 2015
    12.00am - 1.30pm

    Boardroom Seminar: China and its discontents: the view from my rabbit hole

    Understand China through three "moments" with Professor Stephen Morgan from the University of Nottingham, Ningbo China campus.

  • 10 March 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    Chinoiserie and Japonisme image

    Sydney Ideas - Chinoiserie and Japonisme: continuity or rupture?

    The influence of Japanese art on nineteenth-century modern painters, Japonisme, is widely acknowledged. But was it really that different from earlier interactions with Asia, particularly seventeenth- and eighteenth- century Chinoiserie? Professor Petra Chu offers a challenge to previous narratives.

  • 18 March 2015
    12.30pm - 1.30pm
    in conversation

    Find a language buddy-Mandarin/English

    Learning Mandarin or improving your English and want to practice with a native speaker? Want to meet new friends and discover Chinese/Australian culture outside of your classroom? We have the answer.

  • 24 March 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Curating Chinese Contemporary Art in an Australian Context

    In recent years, interest in contemporary Chinese art has exploded in Australia and across the world. Tonight some of Australia's most prominent curators share their thoughts on what makes certain artists tick, and what might be the challenges of putting up exhibitions in a cross-cultural context.

  • 25 March 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Hong Kong Umbrella Movement: A post-mortem

    What happened during the ‘Umbrella Movement’, a pro-democracy political movement which took the former British colony by storm in late 2014? Former diplomat Jocelyn Chey and historian John Wong share their findings after extensive fieldwork in the Chinese mainland, England, and Hong Kong .