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Displaying from Thursday, March 17, 2016
 March 2016
Thursday 17
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar/Earth Sciences : The record of past climates in tsunami deposits More Information
Professor Christophe Lécuyer received his PhD in petrology and geochemistry from the University of Rennes France) in 1989, and also obtained a position at CNRS. He has worked as a Research Associate at the University of Michigan (1990-1991) where his research began on past global climate change. In (...)
Friday 18
2:30 - SEMINAR - ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES : Governmental Discipline and the Limits of Agency: Singapore’s Developing National Identity, New Media, and its Generation Y More Information
The People’s Action Party, Singapore’s governing political party, has since independence in 1965,imposed strict restrictions on the Singaporean populace. Using direct and indirect measures to manage the city-state, the resultant climate of fear has developed widespread use of out-of-bound markers (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series : ‘Not-so Anglo’: Representations of Australianness and Migrant Cultural Identities in Contemporary Australian Women’s Fiction More Information
This presentation will offer an overview of my doctoral research project, which focuses on representations of migrant cultural identities in selected fictional works by second-generation Australian women writers of Asian and Middle-Eastern backgrounds.

My research focuses on an emerging (...)
Wednesday 23
17:00 - PRESENTATION - Perth USAsia Centre - Election Watch 2016 - Book Presentation by Dr David Smith : "Religious Persecution and Political Order in the United States" Website | More Information
The Perth USAsia Centre in collaboration with the United States Studies Centre is proud to welcome Dr David Smith to Perth for our inaugural Election Watch 2016 event with a special book presentation. His book, Religious Persecution and Political Order in the United States, examines why the state (...)
Thursday 31
6:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - China In Conversation: Seeking Harmony - Common Diseases in Chinese and Western Medicine Website | More Information
Distinguished speakers from Australia and China sharing insight on the Common Diseases in Chinese and Western Medicine.

16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : The Archaeology of the Native Mounted Police in Queensland More Information
The ‘History Wars’ sparked a flurry of research into the nature and extent of Aboriginal-settler frontier violence. While vital, this research has been limited to written records largely excluding Indigenous voices. We argue that in order to attain a more holistic and sophisticated insight into the (...)

 April 2016
Friday 01
2:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology / Sociology Seminar Series : Anthropology and Sociology in Australia: Asymmetries and Vexed Institutional Relationships More Information
The ambit of the social sciences stretches across traditional disciplines, such as anthropology and sociology, which are closed bound by internal academic cultures, and others that are more responsive to external links, such as education and law’ (Macintyre 2010, p. 4).

This presentation (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series : Mountain Changers: Lifestyle Migration in Southwest China More Information
In the early twenty-first century, the People's Republic of China continues its remarkable transformation that encompasses all facets of social life. One of the most significant, visible forms of such change is urbanization. Chinese cities are rapidly expanding and, according to some reports, will (...)
Monday 04
14:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Public Lecture : Now for the hard part: Building state capacity as the frontier development issue More Information
Michael Woolcock is Lead Social Development Specialist in the World Bank's Development Research Group, where he was worked since 1998. He is also a (part-time) Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. His current research focuses on strategies for enhancing (...)

17:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Public Forum : International Development – Ways Forward More Information
Discover the exciting possibilities and challenges of International Development at our event.

Join our lively discussion on International Development with Dr Michael Woolcock from The World Bank and Mrs Dibya Gurung from DeKMIS, as well as Dr Petra Tschakert, Dr Amin Mugera, and Dr (...)
Thursday 07
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Bright, Breezy, Bracing South Beach Fremantle’s Seaside Playground More Information
From the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth century, South Beach enjoyed a period of extraordinary popularity as a leisure destination, attracting an estimated 35,000 people to its opening ceremony in 1909. However, at the South Beach of today, little remains to indicate this vibrant past, prompting (...)
Friday 08
14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology / Sociology Seminar Series : Dirty Little Freaks: The containment and remediation of adolescents with severe intellectual disabilities More Information
Friday 15
14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology / Sociology Seminar Series : The Remote Community Closure Debate More Information
The Western Australian government’s recent proposal to close up to 150 of the state’s remote Aboriginal communities sparked condemnation from community members including Aboriginal organisations, the state and federal opposition Labor governments, a range of activist groups and the United Nations (...)
Friday 29
14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology / Sociology Seminar Series : Climate Changing High Himalaya: Production of Vulnerabilities and the Shifting Nature of Conflict on the India-China Frontier More Information
The Climate Change discourse generates a certain level of political consensus amongst the Indian and Chinese policy makers about an urgent need to preserve the high Himalaya, also recognised as the ‘water towers of Asia’, for the sake of South Asian security. Contrary to such dominant and elusive (...)

 May 2016
Thursday 05
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Homo cantans; Reverse-engineering the evolution of the human singing voice More Information
Developments in several disciplines over the last few decades have initiated a re-examination of Darwin’s conjecture, arising from both his theories of natural and sexual selection, that a capacity for vocal music evolved in humans prior to language and, indeed, presented the articulatory and aural (...)
Friday 06
13:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series : The (Re)Construction of Western Conceptions of Outdoor Leisure in Post-Mao Urban China More Information
Drawing on three months of fieldwork in the cities of Guangzhou, Chengdu and Xuchang, this presentation explores a Chinese version of outdoor leisure called huwai xiuxian. Outdoor leisure has been booming over the last three decades, not only as a new form of holiday making among the urban middle-cl (...)
Thursday 12
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Rock Art Use and Abuse in South Africa Today More Information
South Africa is unique in the contemporary world in that it uses indigenous rock art images in its major national symbols. For example rock art appears at the heart of the national coat-of-arms and on all banknotes. One can judge whether a banknote is genuine by folding it and seeing whether the (...)
Thursday 19
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Gallop House / Nanulgarup Uncovering Perth’s Multi-Cultural Past More Information
Notionally, Gallop House, Dalkeith, WA is a heritage-listed colonial house built c. 1873on the banks of Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River).However, the house is just one extant part of a wider, multi-ethnic colonial landscape. Settled by Adam Armstrong in 1831 CE, the property has had multiple owners (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - PUBLIC TALK : China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: A Game Changer in the Region?" More Information
CMSS and AIIA WA public talk by Mr Anwaar Ul Haq, Spokesperson for Balochistan government, Pakistan, on "China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: A Game Changer in the Region?"
Friday 20
13:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series : Understanding Academic Cheating in Senior Secondary Schools in Indonesia and Its Relation to Corruption More Information
Academic cheating is a serious problem for many countries, with the highest prevalence of the misconduct found in the senior secondary level of school (Craig & Evans, 1990; Schab, 1991; Anderman & Midgley, 2004; Finn & Frone, 2004). In Indonesia, academic cheating is mainly spotted in (...)


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