An event co-sponsored by the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University and the Australian Centre on China in the World, The Australian National University in conversation with Emerita Professor Marika Vicziany, Asian Studies (Monash University); Professor Carolyn Stevens, Japanese Studies (Monash University); and Professor Gloria Davies, Chinese Studies (Monash University)
Introduction by Dr Benjamin Penny, Centre on China in the World (ANU)
State Library of Victoria Village Roadshow Theatrette
328 Swanston Street Melbourne entry 3 via La Trobe Street.
5.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.
Wednesday, 4 November 2015
Wang Gungwu is one of the foremost historians of our time and a leading expert on China. He is University Professor at the National University of Singapore and Emeritus Professor of the Australian National University. At NUS, he is the Chairman of the East Asian Institute and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He is also Chairman of the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute Board in Singapore. His research covers a wide range of topics in Chinese history, and he has written extensively on Chinese migrations and diaspora. Prior to his appointment at NUS, he was professor and head of the Department of Far Eastern History and Director of the Research of Pacific Studies at the ANU (1968 – 1986) and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong (1986 – 1995).
Professor Wang will speak on issues raised in his recent work, including The Eurasian Core and Its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World, edited by Ooi Keng Beng (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2014).
Simon Musgrave to teach at University of Vienna
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Representations of Identities in Contemporary Societies: three day workshop in Forli, Italy
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External funding success
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Olivier Elzingre’s post on passive bilingualism and linguistic identity endorsed by world-leading scholar
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Scholarship gives international Monash University students the chance to hone the delicate art of translation
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The global opportunities with Arts at Monash
Chinese, Japanese & French languages graduate Sarah Holloway co-founded Matcha Maiden, a global e-commerce organic matcha powder supplier, and about a year ago started the physical venue Matcha Mylkbar in Melbourne, soon opening in Sydney. Sarah shares her experience making the most of Monash’s global exchange opportunities with her language studies and how this advantaged her in both her law career and current business. She says, ‘languages have really propelled my career and personal life. I can’t even describe the tangible benefits. It helps you in everything you do.’
Translating Worlds: Migration, Memory and Culture
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Calvin Fung’s winning story and research
Calvin won the Monash University entry for his short story, ‘The Beggar and the Glimpse’, in the Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing, an annual prize open to any undergraduate student in Australia and New Zealand, now in its fifth year (the 2017 prize is now open closing 12 April). Originally from Hong Kong, we spoke to Calvin about his move to Monash, his short story as well as his plans for the future, which include centering gothic literature and Hong Kong as a setting in his PhD.
2018 Walter Mangold Language Scholarships
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Part II: Raising the political stakes with Jeanne d’Arc and Dr Ali Alizadeh
This interview is a continuation of Part I: Raising the political stakes with Jeanne d’Arc and Dr Ali Alizadeh. In Part II, we discuss political writing, the phenomena and ideology of real revolution, the question of war, and the revolutionary potential of Jeanne d’Arc in contemporary discourse, politics and concepts of universalism.
Part I: Raising the political stakes with Jeanne d’Arc and Dr Ali Alizadeh
Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc)’s controversial life and death are being depicted in a comprehensive new literary work by Dr Ali Alizadeh titled The Last Days of Jeanne D’Arc due out this year. We sat down with Dr Alizadeh to explore his decades-long research into the character of Jeanne d’Arc that brought up questions about political writing, the phenomena and ideology of real revolution, the question of war, and the revolutionary potential of Jeanne d’Arc in contemporary discourse, politics and concepts of universalism.