China Centre Thursday Seminar Series Hilary Term 2020

Please find below the programme for the Hilary Term 2020 China Centre Thursday Seminar Series at the University of Oxford China Centre. All events listed will be held on Thursdays from 5.00pm in the Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre, China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6LU unless otherwise specified. This seminar series is jointly organised by the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies and the Faculty of Oriental Studies. To see more events happening at the China Centre, please click here.

All are welcome to attend.


23 January
‘The Stuff of International Relations, and Why It Matters: Things, People, and the China Pavilion at the Leipzig Fairs’
Professor Jennifer Altehenger, Oxford


30 January
‘Securing China's Northwest Frontier: Identity and Insecurity in Xinjiang’
Dr David Tobin, Manchester


6 February
‘Threatened by Peace: The PRC’s Peacefulness Rhetoric and the “China” Representation Question in the United Nations (1949–1971)’
Dr Elisabeth Forster, Southampton


13 February
‘China, Europe and the Future of the World Trade Organisation: Difficult Choices Ahead!’
Mr John Farnell, Oxford
(Discussant: Mr Ignacio Garcia Bercero, Oxford)


20 February
‘The Qāḍī and the Yamen: Islam on the Ground in Late Imperial China’
Dr Tristan Brown, Cambridge


27 February
‘The Past and Future of Chinese Historical Phonology: Philology, Reconstruction, and Network Theory’
Dr Nathan Hill, SOAS


‘Telling the Truth in Socialist China: Letters from the Masses and Mass-Line Epistemology, 1945–1978’
Professor Aminda Smith, Michigan


12 March - POSTPONED
‘Science, Power and the Power of Science in China (1978 to nowadays)’
Professor Stéphanie Balme, SciencesPo