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Chinese Flag in Antarctica

China, joining the Polar Club?

With China opening it’s fourth Antarctic station last year, planning a fifth and increasingly being active in the Arctic, it is changing the dynamic amongst the traditional ‘Polar States’.
In setting its sights on the polar regions now, what are China’s long term plans for its economic, political, strategic needs? What changes are needed in the […]

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September 30: OzAsia Confucius Institute Lecture

Lost in Translation: Transnational American Rock and its Map of Misreading in China
Speaker:
Professor Teng Jimeng – Beijing Foreign Studies University
An exploration into China’s popular culture through the lens of the politicised rock music movements. What are the relations between power and culture? How has the process of globalisation impacted and defined music movements in China? […]

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Annual lecture 2016

2016 Confucius Institute Annual Lecture celebrates Chinese contribution to Australian society

The list of China’s gifts to humanity begins with the four great inventions: paper, gunpowder, printing and the compass. What else has there been? What else might there be?
On May 11 the University of Adelaide’s Nicholas Jose presented the 2016 Annual lecture in front of an audience of around 200 people, discussing China’s contribution to our ‘shared […]

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Succesful China Briefing: Democracy, Meritocracy, or Both? The Case of China

Westerners tend to divide the political ideal into “good” democracies and “bad” authoritarian regimes. But the Chinese political model does not fit neatly in either category. Over the past three decades, China has evolved a political system that can best be described as “political meritocracy.”
On March 31 Professor Daniel A Bell, Professor of the Schwarzman […]

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29 April 2015 China Briefing: Xi Jinping’s Leadership Style & Policies

Xi Jinping’s Leadership Style and Policies
Wednesday 29 April
He has been called the most powerful Chinese leader since Deng Xiaoping and the most authoritative since Mao Zedong. His ambitious reform strategy, including a sharp crackdown on corruption, has made not only domestic, but international news. The Chinese people affectionately refer to him as Xi Dada or […]

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12 November: Cross-Culture Values and Its Impact on Language

In this Confucius Institute China Briefing the panel of experts, from Australia and China, explored how cross fertilisation of cultures can influence the local language.
Panel
Professor Hou Ping Ping, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages, Shandong University (China)
TOPIC: The influence of Western Media on Chinese culture and language
Dr Song Xianlin, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Asian Studies, University of […]

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3 Sept China Briefing: China-Japan Relations

 
How does Australia balance the relationship between China and Japan—two countries that have been at odds for centuries? How is the Japan-China relationship progressing and what lies ahead for the bilateral relationship?
The following experts joined us for the panel discussion:
Professor AMAMURA Yuiji, Fukuoka International University
Topic: An overview of Ancient China-Japan Relations
Dr. Chengxin PAN, School of […]

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27 May 2014 China Briefing: China’s Role as a Foreign Aid Donor

On 27 May the Confucius Institute hosted their second China Briefing of 2014 on China’s role and development as a foreign aid donor. China’s foreign aid is an intriguing topic as it is a model with its own characteristics and has become a globally recognised issue due to China’s economic success in this century. The panel of […]

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30 April 2014 China Briefing: Australia- China FTA Negotiations

Please join the Confucius Institute for our first China Briefing of the year on the Australia-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA). This topic is extremely timely as Prime Minister Tony Abbott pushes to finalise the agreement with China, Australia’s largest trade partner, by the end of the year.
Associate Professor Xin Li (Beijing Normal University) and Mr. David […]

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2013 Annual Lecture: China’s Ethnic Policies

6:00 – 7:15 pm, Tuesday 24 September 2013, Banquet Room, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide SA 5000
Admission FREE, but online registration essential
RSVP: Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Contact: confucius.institute@adelaide.edu.au
DOES CHINA HAVE BETTER ETHNIC POLICIES THAN THE USA AND INDIA?
The Confucius Institute in collaboration with the Adelaide Festival Centre are proud to present Barry Sautman for the 2013 Annual Lecture.
China has a diverse ethnic composition […]

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