2016 International Chinese Studies Research Forum

csrgChinese Studies Research Group, University of Melbourne

Friday, 2 December 2016 at Theatre 1, 207 Bouverie Street (School of Geography, University of Melbourne), Parkville Carlton 3053 VIC

Please RSVP to CSRG csrg.uom@gmail.com by 1 December 2016 for catering purposes


9:00 – 9:10            Registration

9:10 – 9:15           Welcome: CSRG President, Mr Chen Li, the University of Melbourne
9:15 – 9:30            Opening Speech – Professor Christine Wong, Director of the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies, Asia Institute, the University of Melbourne

Session 1: Culture, Chair: Ms Asako Saito
9:30 – 10:00         Shanghai Images of Modernity – Prof. Justine O’Connor, School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University
10:00 – 10:30       Building Contemporary Personal Narrative through interpretation of Traditional Chinese Visual Culture – Mr Bifei Cao, Ph.D Candidate, School of Art, Australian National University
10:30 – 11:00       Performing the Traditional Chinese Language and Medicine Together in a Transmodern World – Dr Rey Tiquia, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, the University of Melbourne

11:00 – 11:10       Tea break

Session 2             Governance, Chair: Mr. Chen Li
11:10 – 11:40      Long-term perspectives of conflict in young emerging leaders in China – Dr Tania Miletic, School of Social and Political Sciences, the University of Melbourne
11:40 – 12:10 Towards a self-restraining state? The politics of public supervision in China: the case of Civil Monitory Organization – Ms Meixi Zhuang, PhD student, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University

Session 3             Environment, Chair: Mr Chen Li
12:10 – 12:40       Eco-city Planning in China: Taking SIP and Dongtan as examples – A/Professor Dechao Chen, Suzhou University of Science and Technology
12:40 – 13:10       Assessment of China’s Rare Earth Supply & Wind Energy Growth: Opportunities and Challenges – Mr Zhehan Weng, Ph.D Candidate, Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University

13:10 – 13:20      Group Photo

13:20 – 13:50       Lunch

Session 4             Urbanisation, Chair: Ms Lei Yu
13:50 – 14:20       China’s Urbanisation: From Imbalanced to Balanced Development – Dr Zhihua Leng, School of Business, Xiangtan University
14:20 – 14:50       Discovering Diversity: An Analysis of Peasant Workers’ Social Assimilation in Urban China – Mr Jianchao Huang, Ph.D Candidate, the Sun Yat-sen University – Shunde Institute

Session 5             Business, Chair: Ms Lei Yu
14:50 – 15:20       A Double-dimensional Behavioural Model of SOEs’ Investment: Evidence from China – Mr Renfei Gao, Ph.D Candidate, Faculty of Business and Economics, the University of Melbourne
15:20 – 15:50       The ‘Inferior’ Talk Back: Suzhi (Quality), Social Mobility, and E-Commerce Economy in China – Mr Linliang Qian, Ph.D Candidate, China Institute, Australian National University

15:50 – 16:00       Tea break

Session 6             Housing and resettlement, Chair: Dr Sarah Rogers
16:00 – 16:30       Poverty alleviation, participation and the Chinese rural subject: voluntary resettlement on the Loess Plateau – Dr Kathryn Gomersall, School of Geography, the University of Melbourne
16:30 – 17:00       Hardening processes of Nail Households in China’s urban housing demolishing project, Mr Chen Li, Ph.D Candidate, School of Geography, the University of Melbourne
17:00 – 17:30       Affordable housing provision in urban China: A solution for whom? – Lei Yu, Ph.D Candidate, Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies, Asia Institute, the University of Melbourne

17:30 – 18:00       Concluding Remarks: Professor Mark Wang, School of Geography, the University of Melbourne