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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
 April 2017
Thursday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Chinese Literature and World Literature: Views from the South : This China in Conversation teases out from an Australian and Chinese perspective the issues surrounding interpreting and reading world literature. Website | More Information
Join in a literature themed China in Conversation - a free public event with refreshments. 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.

 July 2018
Tuesday 24
9:00 - SEMINAR - WA Migration and Mobilities Update: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking : A conference bringing together policy makers, academics, industry and community to discuss the latest on modern slavery and human trafficking. More Information
The critically important and challenging subject of ‘Modern Slavery and Migration’ is the focus of this year’s WA Migration and Mobilities Update, an issue of increasing relevance in Australia to Government and key community interests. This fourth annual WA Migration and Mobilities Update provides a forum for debate and discussion about this issue. The programme, organised by the Migration, Mobilities and Belonging (MMoB) research group at UWA with the support of an expanded Steering Committee, reflects key stakeholder voices in this area. The key aim of this Update is to extend our understanding of the specific policy issues and experiences related to migration, modern slavery and forced labour, and to promote and strengthen links between the university, government, nongovernment and community sectors. We actively support rigorous dialogue and exchange about policy and service delivery, and link high-quality research to the debate. To achieve this aim, this year’s program features two panels led by experts – Professor Jennifer Burn and Associate Professor Marie Segrave, whose presentations will provide an update on the latest research on migration and modern slavery. They are supported by panels of the key voices within government, non government and community who are engaged in both policy and service delivery in this field. We are also pleased to offer an additional half day workshop to raise awareness about indicators of modern slavery.

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