PhD

A Golden Year: Four Seasons in Prospect Garden

Are you feeling sick from the notorious Canberra winter? Escape into the world of Prospect Garden, a fictional garden set in the 18th century Chinese classic The Story of the Stone [also known as Dream of the Red Chamber], where winter is spent in a warm room, composing linked-verse and riddles while eating roasted venison. Spring is when celebrations for flower deities take place and a time to bury the fallen blossoms while singing a melancholic song. Summer is when dream and reality merges into one—that play on the stage, was it about their story or ours?

Why do people become clerics of the Longhushan Daoist Complex? Situations, motivations and conditions.

My thesis is a study of the clerics of the Longhushan Daoist Complex (LDC) in Jiangxi Province, in the present, based on a year’s fieldwork carried out in 2016.

Pursuing the Chinese Dream: Arab entrepreneurs in East China

This is the Final submission presentation of Meizhen Wen on the topic of "Pursuing the Chinese Dream: Arab entrepreneurs in East China". 11am, 26 July 2019 - CIW Seminar Room.

Behind the legend: An historical archaeology of the buffalo shooting industry

Charlotte Feakins has her final PhD presentation on the topic of "Behind the legend: An historical archaeology of the buffalo shooting industry". The event is held in Seminar Room D in Coombs Building.

Japanese empire and the politics of the marital family, 1919-1945 (Mid-term review seminar)

Alison Darby will present her mid term review seminar on "Japanese empire and the politics of the marital family, 1919-1945".

Variation in Raga - a quantitative and qualitative study of the language of North Pentecost, Vanuatu.

Marie Duhamel, a Linguistics PhD Candidate speaks about Variation in Raga - a quantitative and qualitative study of the language of North Pentecost, Vanuatu.

Global diversity and what we can infer from local complexities: reporting on a sociolinguistic study of Raga, in central-north Vanuatu.

Fluid boundaries: Politicising rituals of purity in Ghana

In this presentation, Kirsty will analyse how flows of fluids and people shape each other in southern Ghana. They do so both literally and metaphorically, as landscapes and people are defined, sorted, contested, and manipulated in projects of inclusion, exclusion, and containment. In Akwamu understandings, water, as well as blood and alcohol, are attributed qualities of cleanliness and/or purity and, by extension, moral value. These ideas of purity and pollution, Kirsty suggests, are often generated and expressed in ritual.

Pages

Updated:  7 July 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, Culture, History & Language/Page Contact:  CHL webmaster