2011 Events Archives

Seminar on Traditional Chinese Medicine Informatics


Date: 5 May 2011
In this seminar, Prof Jun Xu, Sun Yat-Sen University presents case studies on deducing novel TCM anti-influenza and anti-hyperlipedemia prescriptions from structure biology.

“Mass Supervision” In Chinese Factories during the Mao Era

Cultural Revolution

Date: 19 April 2011
Based on interviews with over seventy retired workers and cadres and an analysis of the official union newspaper and documents published by factory-based factional organizations, A/Prof Joel Andreas, Johns Hopkins University, examines the evolution of mass supervision in Chinese industrial enterprises during the Mao Zedong era (1949-1976).

The China Model by Prof. Suisheng Zhao

the China Model

Date: 28 March 2011
Professor Suisheng Zhao, Editor of the Journal of Contemporary China, argues that while China indeed presents a unique model of rapid economic growth and relative political stability, it is hardly a victory of state capitalism. For all its appeals, the China model has serious flaws that may threaten its sustainability.

Fudan University Visit

Fudan University

Date: 29 March 2011
This conference is part of the University of Sydney's ongoing relationship with Fudan University, Shanghai. Their visit is part of a program of to build international links building and to encourage Australia–China research collaboration.

Formosa Remembered: Taiwan and a geo-politics of memory in the era of an ascendant China


Date: 10 March 2011
Dr Mark Harrison, University of Tasmania, examines the island of Taiwan as a site of intersecting historical narratives that, in their remembering and forgetting, map Taiwan’s contested place in geo-politics.

Murong Xuecun Talks about Contemporary Chinese Literature

Murong Xuecun

Date: 16 February 2011
Murong Xuecun recently won the 2010 People’s Literature Prize for his work China Lacks a Certain Medicine. This is a detailed report on how he worked undercover for several weeks to collect evidence on an illegal pyramid headquarter in Jiangxi province and later had to flee for his life.