Civilizing ChinaJanuary 23, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Mānoa Campus, John A. Burns Hall, Room 4005 (4th floor)
Geremie R. Barmé and Richard Rigby of the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra will introduce the Centre’s 2013 China Story Yearbook, entitled Civilising China. The book covers the first year of the Xi Jinping-Li Keqiang era as well as long term issues concerning Chinese regional strategy, urban transformation, control of the Internet, law reform, economic policy, politics, thought and culture. This will be followed by a short overview of the 2014 Yearbook, Shared Destiny. A limited number of free copies of the 2013 Yearbook will be available. The full text of the book, in various formats, can also accessed at: www.thechinastory.org.
Geremie R. Barmé is an historian, cultural critic, filmmaker, translator and web-journal editor. From 2006 to 2011, he held an Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship and, in 2010, he became the founding director of the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) at ANU. He is the editor of the e-journal China Heritage Quarterly and creator of The China Story Project. His most recent edited volume is the China Story Yearbook 2013: Civilising China, with Jeremy Goldkorn and his last monograph was The Forbidden City (London: Profile Books and Harvard University Press, 2008, reprinted 2012.)
Richard Rigby is the Executive Director of the China Institute at ANU. He obtained his PhD in History ANU and worked in Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs from 1975-2001 with postings in Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai (Consul-General 1994-1998), London, and Israel (Ambassador, 2000-2001). He then joined the Office of National Assessments as Assistant Director-General, responsible for North and South Asia, where he worked until taking up his current position with the ANU China Institute in April 2008.
Free admission. Limited seating. Light refreshments will be served.
Limited parking is available on the lawn adjacent to Burns Hall. Pay parking attendant near lawn entrance $5 and place parking pass on dashboard. Additional paid parking is available on UH Manoa Campus in the marked green stalls.
Co-sponsored by: East-West Center & the Australian National University With support from the Australian Consulate-General in Honolulu
East-West Center, Mānoa Campus