2012 China Studies Centre Annual Conference

10 December 2012

The first China Studies Centre Annual Conference hosted at the University of Sydney took place from 6 to 7 December, 2012.

The parallel sessions of lectures showcased the current China-related research activities of 13 CSC academic groups, including a special panel on China-India Engagement. Over the two days, the diversity of panel presentations from over 40 members of the China Studies Centre highlighted the breadth and depth of China expertise at the University of Sydney. As part of the special events of the 2012 CSC Annual Conference, exhibition Shen Jiawei: Brothers and Sisters was launched by Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales and Chancellor of the University of Sydney. The event was well attended by over 150 people. This exhibition will continue until 17 December, 2012, in the foyer of the Seymour Centre.

Two well-received keynote lectures took place on 6 December: The Joys and difficulties of being a foreign correspondent in China, presented by Michael Bristow, former BBC Beijing Correspondent; and The disruption of China's resurgence: Reflections from an International Relations Perspective, presented by Professor Rosemary Foot from Oxford University. Both lectures were presented in conjunction with Sydney Ideas and are available for podcast download on the Sydney Ideas website.