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January 2021

Online Lecture: The Chinese Communist Party’s International Networks

14. Jan 2021 @ 13:00 - 14:00
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The Chinese Communist Party’s International Networks Julia Bader (University of Amsterdam) This lecture is part of our new lecture series China's Economic Rise - Political Transformations in Asia and Beyond Thursday, January 14, 2021, 1:00-2:00pm CET ZOOM Link: https://uni-goettingen.zoom.us/j/98494002315   Abstract: Under President Xi Jinping China has become a more assertive force of transformation. It is more openly promoting its vision of global order and more aggressively trying to popularize the Chinese political model. Instruments outside of traditional state-to-state diplomacy…

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Collaboration and Crossing Borders in Art

17. Jan 2021 @ 13:00 - 14:30
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Collaboration and Crossing Borders in Art Time: 17.01.2021 CET 13:00-14:30 Place: Zoom Meeting ID 976 2733 1221 Language: Chinese Speakers: Chong Wang 王翀 is one of China’s most influential post-80s theater director. His works have been performed in 17 countries. The Warfare of Landmine 2.0 《地雷战2.0》 won 2013 Festival/Tokyo Award. Lu Xun 《大先生》was noted by the Beijing News as The Best Chinese Production of Year 2016. In April 2020, his online production of Waiting for Godot《等待戈多 attracted tens of thousands audience,…

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Online Lecture: China’s Overseas Lending

28. Jan 2021 @ 13:00 - 14:00
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China’s Overseas Lending Sebastian Horn (IfW Kiel) This lecture is part of our new lecture series China's Economic Rise - Political Transformations in Asia and Beyond Thursday, January 28, 2021, 1:00-2:00pm CET ZOOM Link: https://uni-goettingen.zoom.us/j/92000859579   Abstract: Compared with China’s pre-eminent status in world trade, its role in global finance is poorly understood. This paper studies the size, characteristics, and determinants of China’s capital exports building a new database of 5000 loans and grants to 152 countries, 1949-2017. We find…

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Online Drama Reading: 易卜生《海达.高布乐》Henrik Ibsen, Hedda Gabler

30. Jan 2021 @ 14:00 - 17:00
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易卜生《海达.高布乐》Henrik Ibsen, Hedda Gabler Time: 14: 00 - 17: 00 30. January 2021 Place: Online (Zoom Meeting ID:996 8047 2840) Email: yingming.theater@gmail.com Manner: Participants will read dramas and do some role-play exercises together via video or voice calls. Being an auditor is also welcome. “She is a mysterious and noble, rebellious and unruly the so-called “father’s daughter.” After getting to know the large deep shadows in her heart and see a touch of disdain and despair in her eye, people…

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February 2021

Hidden Dragon? Chinese Influence at the World Bank

3. Feb 2021 @ 14:30 - 16:00
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Hidden Dragon? Chinese Influence at the World Bank Erasmus Kersting (Villanova University) Abstract: In this paper, we consider an alternate explanation for China's continued interest in World Bank loans: borrower influence. As a bureaucracy and as a bank, the World Bank relies both on repayment of its outstanding loans and on a predictable pipeline of new lending. As a major client, China might prefer informal influence to formal influence (i.e., increased vote share) since key elements of the World Bank…

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Online Lecture: Gaining Ground, Gaining Influence? Vote Shares and Power in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

11. Feb 2021 @ 13:00 - 14:00
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Gaining Ground, Gaining Influence? Vote Shares and Power in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Soo Yeon Kim (National University of Singapore) This lecture is part of our new lecture series China's Economic Rise - Political Transformations in Asia and Beyond Thursday, February 11, 2021, 1:00-2:00pm CET ZOOM Link: https://uni-goettingen.zoom.us/j/92410917518   Abstract: Why do countries join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and what do countries that have joined gain from membership? This paper examines the distribution of vote shares…

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Online Drama Reading: 杜国威《我和春天有个约会》Kwok-Wai Raymond TO I Have a Date with Spring

13. Feb 2021 @ 13:00 - 16:00
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杜国威《我和春天有个约会》Kwok-Wai Raymond TO I Have a Date with Spring Time: 13:00 - 16:00 13 Feb 2021 (CET) Place: Online (Zoom ID: 971 8032 8732) Email: yingming.theater@gmail.com Manner: Participants will read dramas and do some role-play exercises together via video or voice calls. Being an auditor is also welcome. When a retired singsong girl came back to the stage after twenty years, what kind of stories would she recall for her debut and her colleagues? How did the four different singsong…

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Online Drama Reading: 安东·八甫洛维奇·契诃夫 《熊》Anton Pavlovich Chekhov The Bear

27. Feb 2021 @ 13:00 - 16:00
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安东·八甫洛维奇·契诃夫 《熊》Anton Pavlovich Chekhov The Bear Time: 13:00 - 16:00 27 Feb 2021 (CET) Place: Online (Zoom ID: 951 5232 7696) Email: yingming.theater@gmail.com Manner: Participants will read dramas and do some role-play exercises together via video or voice calls. Being an auditor is also welcome. The pompous widow vowed to keep faithful to her husband for the rest of her life. When she met the rude and irrational male debt collector, what kind of chemistry would happen between them? Anyone…

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March 2021

Joint Zoom Lecture: Making the World Safe for Dictatorship: Authoritarian Image Management in Contemporary China and North Korea

4. Mar 2021 @ 16:00 - 17:30
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Making the World Safe for Dictatorship: Authoritarian Image Management in Contemporary China and North Korea   Dr Alexander Dukalskis, School of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin, Ireland Date: Thursday, 4 March 2021 Time: 3:00-4:30 pm (Dublin time)/16:00-17:30 (CET) Please register in advance for this meeting: https://uni-goettingen.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsc-2sqj4jGN1IjSpNxZbsvyuIxEGI9MHP Organizers: Department of Asian Studies at UCC and the Centre of Modern East Asian Studies at the University of Göttingen   Authoritarian states work hard to manage their images abroad. They…

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Online Lecture: China’s R-AI-se: The Digital New Silk Road and China’s Global AI Dreams

18. Mar 2021 @ 13:00 - 14:00
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China’s R-AI-se: The Digital New Silk Road and China’s Global AI Dreams Nele Noesselt (Universität Duisburg-Essen) This lecture is part of our new lecture series China's Economic Rise - Political Transformations in Asia and Beyond Thursday, March 18, 2021, 1:00-2:00pm CET ZOOM Link: https://uni-goettingen.zoom.us/j/99233431817 Abstract: This paper assesses the global implications of the PRC’s AI strategy. Examining recent regional and global transformations from the perspective of role theory, it looks at the re-steering of the Chinese (gig)economy under the fifth…

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Online Theater Workshop: “Contemporary Theater Performance” Seminar Series No. 3

18. Mar 2021 @ 14:00 - 15:30
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“Contemporary Theater Performance” Seminar Series No. 3 Transnational Chinese Theatres: Aesthetics, Politics, Methods   Time: March 18, 2021 CET 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Zoom Link: https://uni-goettingen.zoom.us/j/92404610446?pwd=T2ZRT2oyNkVSMXQ2UjRMVjZCVGp0QT09 Meeting ID: 924 0461 0446 Passcode: 709758 Abstract How can we rethink Chinese-language theatres from the perspective of the transnational? What are the advantages of looking at the performance cultures of the Chinese-speaking world through a trans-Asian lens? What can the “trans-” signify in the performances of the Sinophone? Unlike the field of Sinophone cinemas,…

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April 2021

Online Lecture: Institutional and Policy Pathways to Carbon Neutrality in China by 2060

1. Apr 2021 @ 13:00 - 14:00
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Institutional and Policy Pathways to Carbon Neutrality in China by 2060 Valerie J. Karplus (Carnegie Mellon University) This lecture is part of our new lecture series China's Economic Rise - Political Transformations in Asia and Beyond Thursday, April 1, 2021, 1:00-2:00pm CET ZOOM Link: https://uni-goettingen.zoom.us/j/98853778484   Abstract: President Xi Jinping has announced that China will pursue a goal of net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2060. This talk will examine the evolution of China's institutions and policies as they relate…

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