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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.
27 May 20168.30am - 6.00pm
The recent growth in the scale and different forms of shadow banking and alternative finance mechanisms in China poses many questions. The workshop will act as a forum for researchers from various disciplines to share their perspectives and research on questions arising from a variety of topics.
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.
15 June 20165.30pm - 6.00pm
Discover the stories behind the gold, silver, glass, ceramics, murals and other precious objects of China’s golden age in Tang 唐: treasures from the Silk Road capital.
7 October 201612.00pm - 5.00pm
The 2016 ASEAN Forum co-hosted by the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre and China Studies Centre will explore the various convergences of Southeast Asia and China, shedding light on how China is shaping political, economic and cultural aspects of life for those in ASEAN.