Welcome to the May 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

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

Presented by Professor Bates Gill

17.30 - 18.45 Wednesday 19 May


Call for papers




Li B; Fisher KR; Quan Farrant F; Cheng Z, 2021, 'Digital policy to disability employment? An ecosystem perspective on China and Australia', Social Policy and Administration: an international journal of policy and research,

Jiang, T., Wang, M. Zhang, Y., Shi, G. and Yan, D. 2021. ‘What about the “stayers”? Examining China’s resettlement induced by large reservoir project'.’ Land 10(2)

Setiawan, Ken M. P., and Anthony J. Spires. 2021. ‘Global Concepts, Local Meanings: How Civil Society Interprets and Uses Human Rights in Asia.’ Asian Studies Review 45(1):1–12.

Tan, X., Song, Y., & Liu, T. 2021. Resilience, vulnerability and adaptability: A qualitative study of COVID-19 lockdown experiences in two Henan villages, China. PLoS ONE, 16(2):

Tan, X., & Liu, T. 2021. Medical disturbances as a form of patient activism in China? Made in China Journal, 5(3), 26–29.

Wang, Zoe, JH, and Roche, G. 2021, ‘Urbanizing minority Minzu in the PRC: insights from the literature on settler colonialism’, Modern China. March 2021

Wu, F. 2021. ‘State and society in extreme times: China’s early response to COVID-19 outbreak.’ China Review 21(1):1-5.

Xu Y; Li B; Huang X, 2021, 'Outsiders to urban centric growth: dual social exclusion of migrant tenant farmers in China', Third World Quarterly,

Yang, S., Wang, D., Chen, L. Wang, C. and Wang M. 2021. ‘Medical treatment behavior of the elderly population in Shanghai: group features and influencing factor analysis’. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2021, 18(8).


Lin, D. 2021. ‘The Construction of Political Superiority’, in The China Story Yearbook: Crisis, ANU Press 2021. Chapter 1: The Construction of Political Superiority - The China Story

Lin, D. 2021. ‘Law-Morality Ideology in the Xi Jinping Era’ (with Susan Trevaskes), in Law and Party in China, Cambridge University Press 2020

Wilmsen, B., van Hulten, A. and Duan, Y. 2021, ‘Leaving the three gorges after resettlement: who left, why did they leave, and where did they go?’, in Rousseau, JF and Habich-Sobiegalla, S. (eds) The Political Economy of Hydropower in Southwest China and Beyond, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

In media

Lin, D. 7 April 2021, ABC News (live video interview): Cultural differences lead to vulnerability for Chinese-Australian women

Tan, X., Ruppanner, L., & Lee, R. March 30 2021. The Interpreter. Taking the measure of prejudice in a pandemic.


Z J Yuan (Guangzhou University), M Wang (CCCS/Geography, UoM), J Ma (Guangzhou University), C Chen (South China University), Y Y Yang (UoM), X D Lin (South China University), L B Lin (South China University), J R Chen (Guangzhou University), Y Y Xie (Guangzhou University) received National Science Foundation of China fund for the project “The process, mechanism and effects of spatial restructuring of the multi-dimensional primary education: Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area as a case study”, (2021-2024), 550,000 RMB (AUD 110,000)

Anthony J. Spires and Akihiro Ogawa received an International Academic Exchange Grant from the Resona Foundation for Asia and Oceania for JPY1.9 million (AUD 22,460).

Monica Tan received Dyason Fellowship (AUD 4,983), University of Melbourne: awarded to Monica Tan for her visit to Wuhan University.

Past events

CCCS Hot Topic Forum

The current state and the future of Chinese Studies in Australia

Prof. Anne McLaren, Dr. Jonathan Benney Prof. Jia Gao

21 April 2021

Catch up with recording

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative

Tibet, China, and Settler Colonialism

Dr. Gerald Roche, LaTrobe University

12 April 2021

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