PSC Seminar Series

The ‘Strong Leader’ Trap: The Unintended Consequence of China’s Global Investment Strategy

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George Floyd was not just killed — he was tortured

Dr Nick Cheeseman, Fellow at our Department of Political & Social Change explains how the conduct resulting to George Floyd's death constituted torture.

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Asia illiteracy

Ed Aspinall from our Department of Political and Social Change discusses the recent National Library of Australia policy to dramatically downgrade the most...

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Shedding light on the Vietnamese LGBTIQ+ movement

As a recipient of the Ben and Melinda Tria Kerkvliet Southeast Asia Research Award, Huyen Truong has been able to further her research into the LGBTIQ+...

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Huyen Truong

'Strong Patronage, Weak Parties' and 'Democracy for Sale'

Join us for the launch of two books: 'Strong Patronage, Weak Parties: The Case for Electoral System Redesign in the Philippines' edited by Professor Paul...

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'Strong Patronage, Weak Parties' and 'Democracy for Sale'

The ANU Department of Political and Social Change is a leading centre for the study of Asian politics and society. We have considerable depth of expertise on the political and social dynamics of the countries of Asia, in particular Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Korea and China, including the highest concentration of academic staff and PhD students specialising in Indonesian politics outside of Indonesia itself. Academic specialisations include democratisation, national and local politics, gender, conflict and conflict resolution, religious politics and political theory.

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Thearith Leng

Biography

Dr. Thearith Leng is currently a visiting fellow at the Department of Political and Social Changes of the Australian National University (ANU). He has concurrently served as the director of the Mekong...

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Jonathan Unger

Professor Jonathan Unger holds a PhD in Sociology, and his research interests include social stratification in China; rural Chinese social, political and economic change; urbanisation; workers and factory life;...

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Tamara Jacka

Tamara Jacka is a feminist scholar, whose main research interests are in gender and rural-urban inequalities, rural-urban migration and social change in contemporary China. She is the author of several books,...

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Nick Cheesman

Nick Cheesman is a scholar of the politics of law and policing in mainland Southeast Asia, in particular, Myanmar (Burma). His work is concerned generally with how language animates actions, how categories determine...

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Anita Chan

Anita Chan

Biographical Statement

Anita Chan was born and educated in Hong Kong. She received her first degree at the University of Hong Kong and Masters degrees at York University (Toronto) and the School of Oriental and...

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The ANU Department of Political and Social Change is a leading centre for the study of Asian politics and society. We have considerable depth of expertise on the political and social dynamics of Indonesia and China, including the highest concentration of academic staff and PhD students specialising in Indonesian politics outside of Indonesia itself.

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