Full Listing of Events for Michaelmas Term 2019

Michaelmas Term: Sunday 13 October–Saturday 7 December 2019

Please see below a full listing of events at the China Centre for the Michaelmas Term. This page will be updated throughout the term.

1st week  
Monday 14 October

5‒6.30pm

Lucina Ho Seminar Room

 

Donald S. Sutton, Carnegie Mellon University

The ‘Old Man of Ten Victories’ (shiquan laoren) Makes His Case: Qianlong as Frontier Conqueror and Self-Publicist

Tuesday  15 October

5‒6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

Oxford Seminar on Visual Culture in Modern and Contemporary China

Laurence Coderre, New York University

‘How to Look Like a Communist’

Wednesday 16 October

5‒7pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

Chinese Law Discussion Group

Sida Liu, University of Toronto 

‘Hong Kong and the Future of Chinese Law Firms’

Thursday  17 October

5‒6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

Sarah Kirchberger, Kiel University

‘Military-strategic Drivers of China‘s Assertiveness in the SCS: Space and Naval Development’

Friday 18 October

5‒6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

Peter Humphrey, former journalist

‘China’s Justice System:  A View from Inside’

 
 
 
2nd week
Monday 21 October

5‒6.30pm

Lucina Ho Seminar Room

 

International History of East Asia Seminar Comparative Perspectives on Town and Country in Socialist Asia  

Hyunjong Noh, Seoul National University

‘Land Reform from Above or

Below: A Comparative Study on Land Reform in North Korea and North Vietnam’

Charlotte Webb, SOAS, University of London ‘Industrial Management andTechnical Development in the DPRK and China During the 1950s and 1960s’

Wednesday 23 October

1‒2pm

Lucina Ho Seminar Room

 

Rebecca Fannin

‘Tech Titans of China: How China’s Tech Sector is Challenging the World by Innovating Faster, Working Harder and Going Global’

Thursday 24 October

5‒6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

 

Carlos Solar, University of Oxford

‘China’s Weapons Transfer in the Western Hemisphere’

 

Friday 25 October

1‒2pm

Lucina Ho Seminar Room

Mandarin Forum

Lu Xijun, Daito Bunka University of Culture

‘The Japanese Issue in CPC–KMT Relations During the Post-War Years’

 
 
 
3rd week
Thursday 31 October

5‒6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

Roel Sterckx, University of Cambridge

‘The Body Simile and the Politics of Illness in Early China’

 
 
 
4th week
Monday 4 November

5‒6.30pm

Lucina Ho Seminar Room

 

International History of East Asia seminar

Christianity, Medicine, Women, and Translation: Critical Perspectives on the Role of Missionaries in China and the US

Xiao Li, Southern Illinois University

‘A New Woman: Yamei Kin’s Contributions to Medicine and Women’s Rights in the U.S. and China, 1864–1934’

Sixing Chen, University of Hong Kong

‘Another Way to Shape Cantonese Cultures: Missionaries’ Cantonese Language Books in the 19th Century’

Thursday 7 November

5‒6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

Sebastian Veg, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

Minjian: the Rise of China’s Grassroots Intellectuals’

Friday 8 November

1‒2pm

Lucina Ho Seminar Room

Mandarin Forum

 

 

 
 
 
5th week
Monday 11 November

5‒6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

Frank Langfitt, National Public Radio’s London correspondent

‘Tales from the Shanghai Free Taxi: Disillusion with the West, Distrust at Home’

Tuesday 12 November

1–2pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

Chinese Law Discussion Group

Details to be confirmed

Thursday 14 November

5‒6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

 

Giulia Faluto, University of Oxford

‘Discussing Renaissance Pedagogy with Late Ming Literati: the Role of Alfonso Vagnone’s Treatises on Moral Philosophy’

 

 Friday 15 November

9am‒5.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

Workshop

‘Under Construction: Depicting Urban Space in China’

To join the audience, please contact annabella.massey@wadham.ox.ac.uk

 
 
6th week
Monday 18 November

5‒6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

Tibetan Film event

Details to be confirmed

Monday 18 November

5‒6.30pm

Lucina Ho Seminar Room

 

International History of East Asia seminar

Postwar Southeast Asia in the Global Contexts

Michael Sugarman, University of Bristol

‘Post-war Constructions of Southeast Asia through Social Welfare and Urban Development’

Giulia Garbagni, University of Cambridge

‘Japanese Mediation in the Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation (1963-66): The View from London’

Thursday 21 November

5‒6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

Professor Scott Lash, Goldsmiths, University of London

‘Max Weber’s China: the Transcendental and the Empirical’

Friday 22 November

1‒2pm

Lucina Ho Seminar Room

Mandarin Forum

Junfu Li, Beijing University of Technology

‘Population, Class and Social Space in Beijing’

 
 
 
7th week
Monday 25 November

5‒6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

 

China Centre Distinguished Speaker Forum

Peter Wittig, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the UK

‘In conversation: Europe, the World and Beyond’

Wednesday 27 November

2.30‒3.30pm

Ho Tim Seminar Room

Delegation from Tianjin Administrative Institute 

Discussion on political governance

Thursday 28 November

5‒6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

Joseph Lawson, Newcastle University

Gender and Class at Work in Rural China under Mao’

 
 
 
8th week
Monday 2 December

5-6.30pm

Lucina Ho Seminar Room

International History of East Asia seminar

Foreign Experts’ Perspectives on Postwar China from Within and Without

Jiayi Tao, University of Bristol

‘International “Experts” in Relief and Rehabilitation: the Failure of the UNRRA in Immediate Post-WWII China’

Sheng Peng, University of Oxford

‘The Soviet Sinologists and USSR’s Response to the Normalization of US–China Diplomatic Relations, 1977-1981’

Thursday 5 December

5‒6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

Charles Parton, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

‘Might a Looming Water Crisis in Northern China Derail China’s Economic Growth?’

Friday 6 December

1‒2pm

Lucina Ho Seminar Room

Mandarin Forum

Chenxue Jiang, Nanjing University of Medicine

‘Contextualized Interpretation and Culture Transmission: The translation of Huang Di Nei Jing by Paul Unschuld’

Friday 6 December

2–5.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

Conference on North Korea

‘Is It Madness to Keep Negotiating with North Korea?’

Bill Emmott (journalist) and speakers from the Republic of Korea