CHINA IN CONVERSATION: Rebalancing and Sustaining China’s Economic Growth

Photo Credit: National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China performing “Cirque Peking”

6pm Wednesday 12 July 2017
The University Club of WA

China has enjoyed almost four decades of high economic growth. This growth has slowed in recent years due to rising domestic wages, a rapidly ageing population and falling demand for exports.

Further growth will rely on economic restructuring and deepening reforms. This China in Conversation brings two prominent economists together to discuss China’s economic
growth from an Australian and Chinese perspective.

Join in the conversation and learn how China can overcome the obstacles and sustain economic growth, while considering the implications for the Australia-China economic
relationship.

REGISTER HERE.

SPEAKERS:

姚洋
Professor Yang Yao is Dean at the National School of Development
and the Director of the China Center for Economic Research at
Peking University.

Professor Yao’s research interests include economic transition and development in China. He has published more than a hundred research papers in international and domestic journals as
well as several books on institutional economics and economic development in China. He is a prolific writer for magazines and newspapers, including the Financial Times and the Project Syndicate. He is a member of the China Finance 40 Forum.

Professor Yao was awarded the 2008 and 2014 Sun Yefang Prize in Economics Science, the
2008 and 2010 Pu Shan Award in International Economics and the 2008 Zhang Peigang Award in Development Economics. He was named the Best Teacher by the Peking University Student Union in 2006. Professor Yao has a BS in geography and MS in economics both from Peking University. He received his PhD in development economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

詹姆斯·劳伦斯
Professor James Laurenceson is Deputy Director of the Australia-China Relations Institute at the University of
Technology Sydney. Professor Laurenceson has previously held appointments at the University of Queensland (Australia), Shandong University (China) and
Shimonoseki City University (Japan). He was President of the Chinese Economics Society of Australia from 2012 2014.

His academic research has been published in leading scholarly journals including the China Economic Review and the China Economic Journal.  Professor Laurenceson provides regular commentary on contemporary developments in China’s economy and the Australia-China economic relationship. His opinion pieces have appeared in Australian Financial Review, The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, South
China Morning Post, amongst many others.

This China in Conversation public event is proudly presented
by the Confucius Institute in partnership with the UWA Business School,
as part of The 29th Chinese Economics Society of Australia (CESA) Annual Conference.

Entry is free but bookings are essential for catering purposes.

REGISTER HERE

Event to commence at 6pm with refreshments served from 7.30pm.
Venue: The University Club of Western Australia Auditorium,
UWA,
Entrance #2, Hackett Drive, Crawley.

Language and Culture Courses for Intake 2 2017 语言文化课程

 

西澳大学孔子学院是西澳大学与中国国家汉语推广办公室(汉办)和浙江大学合作建设的,正是这三方的密切合作使得孔子学院所开设的汉语课程具有得天独厚的优势:一是优秀教师队伍——由汉办选派的孔子学院专职汉语教师团队为主,辅之以当地的资深汉语教师;二是优质教学材料——汉办每年为孔院提供品种全、质量高的教材和学习资源;三是优异教学环境——古朴清静的UWA克莱蒙校区加上设施先进的教学设备。因此,孔子学院成为众多汉语学习者的首选是有道理的。孔子学院开设的汉语和文化课程简介如下:

一、汉语课程 Chinese Language Courses

From our beginners to advanced courses or our private tutoring, you will surely find a course and level best suited to your needs. Taught by professional native Chinese teachers, all courses are quality assured to enable you to achieve your objectives effectively. The Chinese language courses are in 20 levels, Level 1 (beginners) to Level 20 (advanced) and there is a literacy course focused on reading and writing.

Intake 2 Courses is open for registration – CLOSING SOON

2017 Chinese Language Courses

Chinese language courses

孔子学院的普通汉语课程分为初、中低、中高和高四个层次16个级别。2017年第二个学期的课程将在5月1日开始,连续9周。各级别课程每周一次课,晚间6:30至8:30;白天10:00-12:00有初级汉语课程。学习者可选择适合自己汉语水平的课程。

针对略有汉语听说能力、且对汉字读写感兴趣的学习者,孔子学院开设了 “中文读写班(Chinese Literacy)”。学习者通过读写训练,能正确认读和书写常用汉字、简单的应用文写作,以及使用中文输入法编辑电子文档等。

孔子学院还提供个性化汉语教学。无论是想学习轻松地汉语入门、高密度地强化速成,还是深入探究中国语言文学,孔子学院将根据学习者需要提供“一对一”的VIP课程。量身定制的汉语课程吸引来不同背景的学习者,诺贝尔医学奖获得者、西澳大学Barry Marshall教授就是其中之一。2013年他开始在孔子学院学习“一对一”汉语课程。如今,他把汉语学习与专业交流结合起来,学以致用,在中国讲学时经常用一些中文。

二、文化课程 Chinese Culture Courses

After-School Cultural Courses for Kids

每周一至周四下午3:45-5:00和周六下午以及周日上下午,孔子学院为零起点和具有汉语基础的小学生开设了“少儿汉语课程”和“中国文化课程”,包括:毛笔书法、国画基础、中文歌谣、文化手工(剪纸、折纸、编中国结等)、少儿武术教师通过灵活多样的教学方法培养孩子们对汉语和中国文化的兴趣,提高他们的汉语听说读写能力。

孔子学院开设包括中国商业文化、中国艺术欣赏、中国文学与电影名作欣赏、书法基础、中医与养生、武术健身操、中国烹饪与饮食在内的一系列文化课程。上课时间一般在晚上,每期9次课。具体课程如下:

    • 中国商务文化 Chinese Business Culture 为商界精英量身打造,内容包括中西方文化差异、商务活动中涉及中国文化的风俗和禁忌,促进学习者更好地了解中国商业文化和中国人的文化心理,能更顺畅有效地与中国人交流、沟通和开展商务活动。
    • 中国艺术欣赏 Chinese Arts 通过接触大量的视听材料,学习者可欣赏历代中国书画名作、传统戏剧和音乐等文艺精品佳作,初步了解博大精深的中国艺术,领略中国艺术的独特魅力,理解中国人的审美艺术,增进对中国文化的了解。
    • 中国文学与电影 Chinese Literature and Movies 通过作品欣赏的形式向学习者介绍中国现当代文学与电影以及作品所反映的社会文化生活。课程内容包括新文化运动及鲁迅作品、当代文学史(1949-1976)、中国电影发展史、莫言及其作品、冯小刚影视作品等。
    • 中国书法基础 Basic Chinese Calligraphy 中国书法既是一项书写技术,也是一门独特的艺术。通过循序渐进介绍毛笔的执握、汉字的笔画与结构等书法基础知识和技巧,学习者不仅可以学会初步掌握书法基础,还可以学会欣赏中国书法作品。
    • 中医与养生 TCM for Well-Being以深入浅出的方式阐释中国传统医学的原理,演示传统中医的诊断及治疗方法,介绍中国传统养身健身的理论及方法,如太极、气功等。还针对珀斯的地理与气候特点及学习者自身的状况,为学习者推荐合适的养生之道。
    • 武术和健身操  Martial Arts and Exercise  每周六下午开设少儿武术班和成人太极拳、健身操班。孩子们习武有助于强健体魄、修身养性。在送孩子到孔子学院来学习武术的同时,家长们可以参加太极拳和健身操班。真是:儿习武、母(父)健身,一举两得。

Confucius Institute UWA

Easter Holidays Chinese Cultural Activities for Kids

Interesting, creative and educational activities for primary school kids during the school holidays!

During the upcoming school break, Confucius Institute at UWA runs a 4-morning Chinese language and culture awareness class which engages kids in learning some basic Chinese language and knowledge about Chinese culture, as well as doing fun activities of Lantern making, Kung Fu, Chinese painting and Dumpling making, all of which are appealing to both boys and girls aged 6 -12. Accomplishing various fun cultural activities, each child will take home some stylish pieces of art to be proud of.

This holiday class is ideal for developing kids’ awareness of Chinese language and culture, communication skills in Chinese and hand-eye coordination, visual perception skills and concentration.

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm Monday – Friday, 18-21 April 2017

Venue: Sugargum Room, UWA Claremont Campus (50 Goldsworthy Road, Claremont)

Teachers: Confucius Institute staff, with teaching expertise, artistic skills, and Working With Children certificate

Cost: $20 per session (all hands-on activities materials, bottle water and morning-tea snack included).

Book online: https://www.trybooking.com/PLWJ     Only 20 places offered per session.

Contact: 6488 6888, or email to confucius.institute@uwa.edu.au

Schedule: Easter Holiday Kid’s Activities

CHINA IN CONVERSATION. Chinese Literature and World Literature: Views from the South

Detail from illustration from 1886 edition of Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio, Pu Songling (1640-1715)

Thursday 6 April 2017 at 6pm
The University Club of WA Auditorium

World literature was long defined in the English speaking world as an established canon of European masterpieces, but an emerging global perspective has challenged this European focus. Now it is better understood as literature that has travelled, and been translated, from its original source.

This China in Conversation teases out from an Australian and Chinese perspective the issues surrounding interpreting and reading world literature: from the classics of Chinese literature to J.M.Coetzee’s works that travel from South Africa to Australia and translate to Chinese readers; from the controversial novels of author Yu Hua to Nobel Prize recipient Mo Yan.

Join in the conversation and discuss what is lost and gained in globalised literature.

Professor Wang Jinghui is the Deputy Director of Australian Studies Centre, Professor of Comparative Literature and World Literature, Head of the Discipline of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Tsinghua University. She specializes in Australian Studies, Intercultural Communication and World Literature. Her book publications include Foreigner Forever: On J.M. Coetzee (Peking University Press, 2010) and a dozen other books on English Language learning and academic writing. She is also a translator of several books on cultural studies and Chinese arts, such as J.M. Coetzee: A Life in Writing (2017), John Docker’s Postmodernism and Popular Culture (2010), J M Coetzee’s Foe (2008), Agatha Christie’s Lord Edgeware Dies (1997), and The Art of Chinese Couplets (in English)(2016).


Professor Nicholas Jose is Professor of English and Creative Writing at The University of Adelaide. He is an Australian author best-known for his fiction and cultural essays. His seven novels and three collections of short stories include Bapo, Paper Nautilus, The Red Thread and Original Face. His acclaimed memoir Black Sheep: Journey to Borroloola appeared in 2002. He was general editor of the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature
(2009) and has written widely on contemporary Australian and Asian art and literature. Jose was Visiting Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University, 2009-10, and is an adjunct professor with the Writing and Society Research Centre at the University of Western Sydney. He was Chair of Creative Writing at The University of Adelaide from 2005-2008.

Presented by the Confucius Institute in partnership with the Westerly Centre
and The Institute of Advanced Studies at The University of Western Australia.


Top: Professors Wang and Jose in conversation with an audience member.
Centre:  Professor Wang, Professor Jose and Chair, Professor Philip Mead from the Westerly Centre.
Bottom: Chinese Literature and World Literature: Views from the South at UWA Club, 6 April 2017.

Trump Shock and the Indo-Pacific: Implications for our Region

 

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters as he takes the stage for a campaign event in Dallas, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Trump Shock and the Indo-Pacific: Implications for our Region
Thursday 23 February 2017, 5.00pm-6.00pm 

A stimulating and entertaining discussion around the historical influence of the USA in the Indo-Pacific region over the last six decades, allies and burden sharing, Australia’s diplomatic role between China and the USA and the economic independence from Trump isolationist economising – and more, can be heard here.

Confucius Institute at The University of Western Australia, the Perth USASIA Centre and the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University  invite you to join an expert panel to discuss:

  • How will the Indo-Pacific region’s economic and security architecture adjust, particularly after U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
  • What will U.S. leadership in the Indo-Pacific look like under the Trump Administration?
  • How will Chinese and other policymakers likely respond to the Trump agenda on trade, alliances and regional diplomacy


Dr Jeffrey Wilson
Dr Wilson is a Research Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre and the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University. He is an international political economist who specialises in economic regionalism in the Indo-Pacific. He has consulted for government and business on regional trade issues and is a frequent television and print commentator on Australia’s place in the Asian region.


Professor Baogang He
Professor He is an Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in International Relations at Deakin University in Victoria. Professor He has forged an international reputation for his depth of knowledge on China’s political and economic structures and China’s Asian relationships. He is a former fellow of many regional universities and has advised government and international organisaitons.


Professor Kanishka Jayasuriya
Professor Jayasuriya is a Professor of Politics and Internatonal Studies and a Fellow of the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University in Perth. He has long held teaching and research appointments in Australian and international universities, focusing primarily on changing dynamics in Asian civil society, Indo-Pacific governance and regional political and economic leadership.

 

Date: Thursday, 23rd February 2017
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Venue: The University Club of WA Auditorium,
Hackett Entrance #1, Hackett Drive, Crawley

 

Listen here

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Wenqin!

   The Year of the Rooster will kick off with a colourful splash of Chinese culture. More than 20 young performers from the renowned Zhejiang University Wenqin Art Troupe will showcase an ancient civilisation with a modern twist in a spectacular collage of dance, music and martial arts. 

The Troupe has performed at the UN Headquarters in the US, the 2016 G20 meeting in China and throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. 

Wenqin will perform at the Australia China Business Council gala dinner at Crown Ballroom on 16th February – one of the biggest events on the Sino-WA social calendar.  Public performances will follow in Mandurah and Bunbury with the final opportunity to experience Wenqin at Penrhos College’s state of the art Rixon Theatre on Monday 20th February. 

While in Perth, the troupe will also work with more than 1200 students from 12 schools in a series of workshops designed to give WA students a chance to watch part of a performance and then talk to the performers about their craft.  Interpreters will help to explain the stories, music, instruments and costumes used. 

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Sister State relationship between Western Australia and Zhejiang Province. This very special tour is proudly supported by the State Government and the Confucius Institute at UWA.   

Saturday 18th February 2017, 7pm

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

https://www.facebook.com/events/375420319501928/

Tickets:  http://www.manpac.com.au/show/2017-chinese-new-year-show/

Sunday 19th Feb 2017, 3pm

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre

Tickets: http://www.bunburyentertainment.com/view/show-coming-soon/show-wenqin-art-troupe

Monday 20th February, 7pm

Penrhos College Rixon Theatre, South Perth

Tickets:  http://www.penrhos.wa.edu.au/community/book-tickets.html (Ticket sales commence last week in January)

For more about the expanded 2017 program for Chinese New Year in Perth please visit:  http://www.cny.wa.gov.au/index.cmf

Summer Holiday Chinese Cultural Awareness Class for Kids 暑假少儿语言文化兴趣班

Interesting, creative and educational activities for primary school kids during the school holidays!

During the upcoming school break, Confucius Institute at UWA runs a 5-morning Chinese language and culture awareness class which engages kids in learning some basic Chinese language and knowledge about Chinese culture, as well as doing fun activities of kite making, mask painting, singing and dancing, Kung Fu, Chinese painting and so on, all of which are appealing to both boys and girls aged 6 -12. Accomplishing various fun cultural activities, each child will take home some stylish pieces of art to be proud of.

This holiday class is ideal for developing kids’ awareness of Chinese language and culture, communication skills in Chinese and hand-eye coordination, visual perception skills and concentration.

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm Monday – Friday, 16-20 Jan 2017

Venue: Maple Room, UWA Claremont Campus (50 Goldsworthy Road, Claremont)

Teachers: Confucius Institute staff, with teaching expertise, artistic skills, and Working With Children certificate

Cost: $20 per session (all hands-on activities materials, bottle water and morning-tea snack included).

Book online: https://www.trybooking.com/OFGZ      Only 20 places offered per session.

Contact: 6488 6888, or email to confucius.institute@uwa.edu.au

Schedule:  kids-cultural-awareness-class-jan-2017

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Photos of previous holiday classes for kids:

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Video Competition: Chinese Culture in Australia “中国文化在澳洲” 视频制作比赛征稿

Schools from across Western Australia are invited to enter the Confucius Institute’s Video Competition.  Cash prizes from $800 to $200 are on offer! 

The aim is to give students a creative opportunity to demonstrate their Chinese language skills and appreciation of Chinese culture.  Schools can submit 2-3 minute video works reflecting the theme Chinese Culture in Australia. 视频主题:中国文化在澳洲 

Entries close on 12 December 2016 with winners announced early in the new school year.  Please see the information attached for everything you need to know to enter!

Here is more information: http://www.confuciusinstitute.uwa.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/CI-Video-Competition-2016.pdf

China in Conversation: One Belt, One Road and Australia“一带一路”与澳大利亚

The Confucius Institute and UWA Business School presented a China in Conversation  on  “One Belt, One Road and Australia” on 25 November 2016 at University Club.

This China in Conversation was presented as a keynote event of the Australia-China Transcultural Studies Symposium, 24-25 November 2016,  at The University of Western Australia.

SPEAKERS:

 Professor Ross Garnaut

Professorial Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne
(since 2008), Honorary Professor of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
and of Renmin University, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences,
Distinguished Fellow of the Australian Economics Society and Distinguished
Life Member of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.of the University of Melbourne.

 Professor Sun Youzhong

Vice President of Beijing Foreign Studies University, President of the Chinese Association for Australian Studies, the China Association for Intercultural Communication and the Chinese Association for Global Journalism and Communication, and Director of the China-Australia Centre for Transcultural Studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University.   of Beijing Foreign Studies University explored the influential Chinese strategic development policy, “One Belt, One Road”, and the implications for Australia.

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