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Welcome to the July edition of the CCCS newsletter. We share news of our current events, activities and latest publications of CCCS members and associates.

Upcoming events

CCCS Contemporary China Seminar

Family De-planning: The coercive campaign to drive down indigenous birth-rates in Xinjiang

Presented by Professor James Leibold

5.30 pm - 6.45 pm Wednesday 21 July

Click to register

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Re-Worlding Chinese Transnationalisms Symposium

with keynotes from Professor Pun Ngai and Professir Pál Nyíri.

Online, August 26 – August 27 2021

Click through to register and see the whole program

Research grants success

Ford Foundation - the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies at University of Melbourne received US$250,000 to conduct collaborative researches on local engagement with Chinese investment projects in Indonesia and network building of scholars for sharing China knowledge in the Southeast Asia and Pacific Region.

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation - Associate Professor Delia Lin of University of Melbourne and Professor Susan Trevaskes of Griffith University have been awarded US$ 45,000 to conduct the joint project on ‘Ideology in Action: Educating Chinese Children in Law and Morality for the New Era’ over two years.

CCCS Seed Funding 2021 - PhD Publication Grant

  • Hong Jiang (School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Melbourne) has been awarded AU$2,000 to work on paper(s) ‘Contemporary river channel change processes under multiple, interacting, human-impacts in the Han River, China’

  • Junxian Chen (Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne) has been awarded AU$2,000 to work on paper ‘The Chinese way to greenways: implementation processes and outcomes of four cases in the Central Zhejiang City-Region’

  • Wendi Li (Department of Media and Communication, School of culture and communication, University of Melbourne) has been awarded AU$2,000 to work on paper ‘Youth Climate Activism Beyond the Internet: Constructing a Youth-driven Global Climate Public Sphere in Hong Kong’

CCCS Seed Funding 2021 - New Project Grant

  • Dr Jun Fu (Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne) with team members Wenjing Zhang (School of Geography), Dr Ke Lin (Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University) and A/Prof Hernan Cuervo (Melbourne Graduate School of Education) have been awarded AU$4,000 to conduct research project on ‘Everyday Citizenship and Belonging of Mobile Chinese Students in Melbourne and Beijing’.

  • A/Prof Fran Martin (School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne) with team member Dr Sylvia Ang (Asia Institute) have been awarded AU$5,000 to conduct research project on ‘Pandemic politics and the rise of immigration: Attitudes toward ‘westerners’ and the West among youths in China’.

Prize awarded

Congratulations to Dr Qiuping Pan from the University of Melbourne for winning the CSAA’s Prize for Best PhD Thesis in Chinese Studies category!

Qiuping's thesis on "Overseas Chinese Communities in Transition: Capable Agency, Translocal Positioning, and Community Re-organisation" explores the impact of the new arrivals to the Chinese Australian community and how recent events regarding China's place in the world have affected the communities and the ways that they organise themselves in community activities and associations. The sophistication of the writing and analysis, the extensive work undertaken, and the technical perfection of the thesis make it a standout in the theses submitted.

Recent publications


Journal articles

Fan, C., Hu, M., Shangguan, Z., Ye C., Yan, S. & Wang, M.Y. (2021). The Drivers of Employees’ Active Innovative Behaviour in Chinese High-tech Enterprises. Sustainability, 13(11). 6032. doi:10.3390/su13116032

Fang, L., Li, B. & Cliff, T. (2021) Emergent Political Norms in Local State–Private Enterprise Relations during China’s Big Push for Poverty Reduction, American Behavioural Scientist. doi:10.1177/00027642211020050

Hu, D. (2021). Public sentiment in China cools towards Australia. Melbourne Asia Review. doi: 10.37839/MAR2652-550X7.3

Jiang T, Wang M.Y., Zhang, Y., Shi G. & Yan, D. (2021). What about the “stayers”: Examining China’s resettlement induced by large reservoir projects. Land, 10(2), 166. doi:10.3390/land10020166

Liu, M. & Lo, K. (2021). Governing eco-cities in China: Urban climate experimentation, international cooperation, and multilevel governance. Geoforum, 121, pp.12-22. doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2021.02.017

Liu, T., & Tan, X. (2021). A sociopolitical analysis of Yi Nao: Public disruption, performativity and the power of doctors in Chinese medical disputes. China: An International Journal, 19(2), 133–153.

Rogers, S., Wilmsen, B., Han, X., Wang, Z., Duan, Y., He, J., Li, J., Lin, W. & Wong, C.(2021), Scaling up agriculture? The dynamics of land transfer in inland China, World Development, 146. doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105563

Roche, G. (2021). Global civil society must promote linguistic rights for China’s Indigenous peoples. Melbourne Asia Review.

Xu, Y., Li, B., & Huang, X. (2021). Outsiders to urban centric growth: dual social exclusion of migrant tenant farmers in China. Third World Quarterly. doi:10.1080/01436597.2021.1890992

Yang, S., Wang, D., Li C., Wang, C. & Wang M.Y. (2021). Medical treatment behaviour of the elderly population in Shanghai: Group features and influencing factor analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18(8), 4108. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18084108.

Ye, P., Jin, Y., Er, Y., Duan, L., Palagyi, A., Fang, L., Li, B., Ivers, R. , Keay, L., & Tian, M. (2021). A Scoping Review of National Healthy Ageing Policies in Mainland China from 2016 to 2020. The Lancet Regional Health. doi:10.1016/j.lanwpc.2021.100168

In media

Hu, D. 10 June 2021, Ausbiz (interview): Episode 4 of “After the Pandemic”, Tim Harcourt interviewing former PM Malcolm Turnbull and A/Prof. Diane Hu on future China-Australia relations.

Past events

CCCS Contemporary China Seminar

China's Foreign Relations and National Economic Development: Challenges Ahead in the Pursuit of "National Rejuvenation"

Professor Bates Gill

Presented on 19 May

Catch up with recording

CCCS Contemporary China Seminar

How China is Changing: Economic, Political and Military Developments under Xi Jinping

Dr. Jiao Wang & Neil Thomas

Presented on 9 June

Catch up with recording


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