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The latest China Studies Centre news and events
Register for upcoming events, read our latest news and find out about our people in the media.

We host five different kinds of events throughout the year:

  • International Research Webinars: Scholars of China from around the world make online presentations. 
  • Bookworm Series: Members of the China Studies Centre present on their recent publications 
  • Talks in Chinese Humanities 
  • Sydney China Seminars: China Studies academics talk about work in progress
  •  Roundtables, to discuss topical matters of China-focussed interest.

Register for any upcoming events, read our latest news and find out about our people in the media. 

Why do so many Chinese artists use porcelain? Charting the rise of New Export China
Alex Burchmore in conversation with Claire Roberts
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Date: Friday 28 July 2023
Location: Online

The Worlds of Chinese Popular Music: From Yellow Music to Circuit Listening
Andrew F. Jones, Louis B. Agassiz Professor in Chinese, the University of California, Berkeley
1:00PM - 2:10PM
Thursday 10 August 2023
 Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Con Lecture Theatre 1063 Recital Hall West 1 Conservatorium Road Sydney, NSW 2000

The Good Life in Jia Zhangke’s Cinema
Hsiu-Chuang Deppman, Professor of Chinese and cinema studies at Oberlin College
4:00PM - 5:30PM
Thursday 17 August 2023
 Law Annex Seminar Room 340 Law Building Annex (F10A) The University of Sydney Sydney, NSW 2006

Jiang Qing, Gender, and the Model Works
Mei Li Inouye, Assistant professor of Chinese at Centre College
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Thursday 31 August 2023

Studying Things Chinese: Challenges and Opportunities
Date Time: 
Thursday 7 Dec 2023 8:00AM – Saturday 9 Dec 2023 8:00PM
 To be announced

Our latest news

Yu Tao
On 23 April, Dr Yu Tao was featured in a ABC News story about the story and legacy of Moon Chow, the first documented Chinese Western Australian. The story has since been translated and republished in ABC 中文.

On 30 April, Dr Yu Tao was featured in a SBS 普通话 podcast about the long history of Chinese Western Australians.

Wei Li 
On 29 April, Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Dr Wei Li on China and global trade financing and geopolitics,

On 1 May, The Wall Street Journal cited the report by the University of Sydney Business School and KPMG, co-authored by Professor Hans Hendrischke and Dr We Li. 

Salvatore Babones
ABC news interviewed Associate Professor Salvatore Babones from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about university language standards.

Hans Hendrischke
On 19 April, ABC quoted Professor Hans Hensdrischke from the Business School about Chinese youth unemployment.