The Use of Culture in China

22 May 2011

The workshop is designed both as a start to dialogue between scholars in China and from the rest of the world on this topic; and to interface with current discussions taking place for theWUNGlobal Challenge on Cultural Understanding to organize a project on The Use of Culture more globally.

There are no formal papers. Presenters speak for ten to fifteen minutes; a designated discussant will then respond before a period of general discussion.


9.00-9.30 Introduction

9.30-10.15 Robert Bickers, University of Bristol

Culture in National Humiliation Discourse and Patriotic Education

Discussant:Andrew Thompson, University of Leeds

10.15-11.00 Carolyn Cartier,UTS

The New Creative City and Culture as Copy
Discussant:David Goodman, University of Sydney

11.00-11.15 Break

11.15-12.00 Jeffrey Riegel, University of Sydney

Confucius in the Twenty-first Century

Discussant:Ka Lin, Zhejiang University

12.00-12.45 Gary Sigley, UWA

Discovering 'Culture' Along the Ancient Tea Horse Road
Discussant:Minglu Chen, University of Sydney

12.45-2.00 Lunch

2.00-2.45 Terry Woronov, University of Sydney

The 'Cultured' Young Person
Discussant:Jieyu Liu, University of Leeds

2.45-3.30 Wu Zongjie, Zhejiang University

Vernacular Heritage, Fragments and Confucian Historical Narrative- The Uses of Heritage as Cultural Transformational Practice
Discussant:Hans Hendrischke, University of Sydney

3.30-3.45 Break

3.45-4.30Zhou Xiaohong, Nanjing University

Culture Feedback(文化反哺)The Use and Abuse of Modern Chinese Culture.

Discussant:Gordon Houlden, University of Alberta

Other participants include:
Beatriz Carrillo, UTS
Nong Hong, University of Alberta
Deborah Posel, University of Cape Town

Time: 9am - 4.30pm

Location: Hyatt on the Bund, Shanghai

Cost: Free