Full Listing of Events for Trinity Term 2018

Trinity Term: Sunday 22 April – Saturday 16 June 2018

The following events are taking place at the University of Oxford China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road. This page will be updated throughout the term.

0th week
16 April

2-3.30pm

Lucina Ho/Seminar Room 1

Mr Hong XIAO, Director of Chinese Scientific Bibliometrics Research Center of CNKI

How CNKI can support your academic research’

1st week
Monday 23 April

5-6.30pm

Lecture Theatre

Sebastian Heilmann, founding director of the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), Berlin

‘Mapping China‘s Belt and Road Initiative: Objectives, Projects, Responses’

Thursday 26 April

5-6.30pm

Lecture Theatre

Margaret Hillenbrand

‘Knowing What Not to Know in Contemporary China’

 
2nd week
Monday 30 April

10-11.30am

Lecture Theatre

 

Chongqing Library and Southwest University, Chongqing

‘Twin Cities under Attack: London and Chongqing during World War Two, 1937-1945’.

Talks in the morning, and opening of exhibition of photographs

Monday 30 April

5-6.30pm

Lucina Ho/Seminar Room 1

 

International History of East Asia seminar

New Perspectives on Hong Kong and Sino-British Relations in the Early 20th Century.

Vivian Kong, University of Bristol

Woody Di Wu, University of Oxford

Tuesday 1 May OCSS event
Thursday 3 May

5-6.30pm

Lecture Theatre

Professor Terence Halliday, American Bar Foundation and Professor Sida Liu, University of Toronto

‘Lawyers and the Politics of Activism in the Xi Jinping Era’

 Friday 4 May

12.30-1.30pm

Lucina Ho/Seminar Room 1

 Mandarin Forum

Paid Knowledge-Sharing Business in China: the Case of Caixin Media

Shan Huang, Academic Visitor at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

3rd week
Monday 7 May

5-7pm

Lecture Theatre

Professor Mimi Zou, University of Oxford and Professor Biao Xiang, University of Oxford

Panel on China’s Immigration Laws and Regulations

Tuesday 8 May

5-6.30pm

Lecture Theatre

Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Professor of History at University of California, Irvine; Editor of the Journal of Asian Studies

‘China’s Boxer Rising and the First Global War: Tales of Martyrs and Myths, Murders and Monuments’

CANCELLED

Thursday 10 May

1-2pm

Lucina Ho/Seminar Room 1

CANCELLED

Dinny McMahon, financial journalist

‘Debt and the End of the Chinese Economic Miracle’

Thursday 10 May

5-6.30pm

Lecture Theatre

Dr Michal Meidan, Energy Aspects

‘Energy Policy in Xi’s China’

 

Friday 11 May

5-6.30pm

Lecture Theatre

Chief Justice of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts

‘The Legal Challenges of the Belt and Road: Views from the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts’ (talk title to be confirmed)

 
4th week
Monday 14 May

5-6.30pm

Lucina Ho/Seminar Room 1

International History of East Asia Seminar

Cold War Competition and Cooperation in East Asia

Natalia Matveeva, SOAS

Sheng Peng, University of Oxford

Tuesday 15 May

6pm

Lecture Theatre

China Centre Distinguished Lecture

Dame Barbara Woodward DCMG OBE, UK Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China

‘UK-China Relations: where next?’

Wednesday 16 May

5-6pm

Lecture Theatre

Ta-Wei Chi, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

‘The Trajectory from Tongzhi Literature to the BL World’

Thursday 17 May

5-6.30pm

Lecture Theatre

Dr Matthew Ferchen, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

‘China: Governing Stability at Home and Abroad’

Friday 18 May

1-2pm

Lucina Ho Room

Mandarin Forum

 

 

Friday 18 May

6-7.30pm

Lecture Theatre

‘China, Europe, India, Southeast Asia: where next for the region as geopolitics changes?

Discussion with:

Bill Emmott (former Editor-in-Chief, The Economist), author of The Fate of the West: The Battle to Save the World’s Most Successful Political Idea 

Aaron Maniam (former Senior Director (Industry) at Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry)

Stefania Palma (Singapore correspondent, Financial Times), graduate of the Oxford MPhil programme in Modern Chinese Studies

Arjun Subramaniam, Air Vice Marshal, Indian Air Force (retd), author of India’s Wars: A Military History, 1947-1971

5th week
Monday 21 May

5-6.30pm

Lucina Ho/Seminar Room 1

International History of East Asia Seminar

Legal Controversies and State-Building in Late 19th Centruy East Asia

Takahiro Yamamoto, University of Heidelberg

Jonathan Chappell, LSE

Tuesday 22 May

All-day event

Lecture Theatre

Oxford University China Africa Network (OUCAN)
Wednesday 23 May

1-2pm

Ho Tim Room

Professor Chen Wen, Chinese Academy of Sciences

‘From Regional Planning to Local Action: Challenges and Approaches for Development Initiatives in China’

Thursday 24 May

5-6.30pm

Lecture Theatre

Professor Lu Ming, Shanghai Jiaotong University

‘Spatial Misallocation: The Crux of China’s Economic Slowdown’

Friday 25 May

5-6.30pm

Lecture Theatre

Professor Barbara Mittler, Heidelberg University and Professor Thomas Maissen, Heidelberg University

‘Rethinking Period Boundaries’ (tbc)

 
6th week
Tuesday 29 May

5-6.30pm

Lecture Theatre

Inaugural Chinese Law Lecture and launch of the Oxford Chinese Law Discussion Group

Professor Jacques deLisle, Director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Asia Program

Talk title to be confirmed

Wednesday 30 May
Thursday 31 May

5-6.30pm

Lecture Theatre

Professor Vivienne Shue, University of Oxford

‘Party, Nation-State, Empire: Re-thinking the Grammar of Chinese Governance’

Friday 1 June

1-2pm

Lucina Ho/Seminar Room 1

Mandarin Forum

 

 

 
7th week
Monday 4 June

3.30-5pm

Lucina Ho/Seminar Room 1

International History of East Asia seminar

The Development of Transnational Thought in East and Southeast Asia

Nicole CuUnjieng Aboitiz, Harvard University and University of Cambridge

Jack Neubauer, Columbia University

Monday 4 June

5.30-7pm

Lecture Theatre

Prof. Hans van de Ven, University of Cambridge Dr Eugenie Buchan, Independent Scholar

China Centre Conversation: ‘Did World War II in China matter?” – with discussion of Hans van de Ven, China at War (2017) and Eugenie Buchan, A Few Planes for China (2017)

Tuesday 5 June

10am-5pm

Lecture Theatre

Featuring Professor Minxin Pei, Claremont McKenna

‘Probing Authoritarian Resilience and Fragility in China: Insights from History and Social Science’

Workshop + talks

Wednesday 6 June

4-6pm

Lecture Theatre

Symposium for Professor Craig Clunas, University of Oxford

‘Image and Object’

Thursday 7 June

5-6.30pm

Lecture Theatre

Dr Vivienne Xiangwei Guo, University of Exeter

‘A Different Story of a Chinese Warlord: Idea Exchange and Political Collaboration between Chen Jiongming and the May Fourth Intellectuals, 1919-1922’

 
8th week
Monday 11 June

5pm

Lecture Theatre

Mr Gary Liu, CEO of SCMP

‘Journalism in Hong Kong: Present and Future’

Thursday 14 June

5-6.30pm

Lecture Theatre

Mr Bo Sorensen, University of Oxford

‘The Chinese Party-State’s Use of Model Worker Narratives to Legitimise Reform and Maintain Order, 1977-1992’

Friday 15 June

1-2pm

Lucina Ho/Seminar Room 1

Mandarin Forum