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Traditional China Forum

This new online hub brings together activities related to the study of traditional China at the Australian National University (ANU). 

Language and non-language courses bring you closer to the worlds of traditional China. 
Research projects and collaborative initiatives enhance understanding of traditional China. 
A range of on-going activities on campus and on-line support study of traditional China.

Stay connected with our members and their intellectual interests.

Reading Group

The Classical and Literary Chinese Reading Group brings together those with an interest in the textual cultures of the pre-modern period. It centres on the collective reading, translation, and discussion of a pre-circulated text. Texts are chosen by participants for their chronological, thematic, generic, and linguistic variety. The Group’s emphasis is on close reading and depth of philological understanding: the final aim is to produce a high-quality translation of the text at hand, and to acquire as precise a sense as possible of its linguistic structures and intellectual import. As part of this aim, the Group has played an instrumental role in several research publications.

The Group runs each Friday, between 3.00pm and 5.00pm. Participants include scholars and graduate students from in and outside the ANU; advanced-level undergraduate students are also welcome. 

For more information, please contact Mark Strange

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ANU China Seminar Series

The ANU China Seminar Series is the pre-eminent forum for discussion of China and the Sinophone world at the ANU. Invited speakers come from across the full range of disciplines. They include senior scholars from in and outside the ANU, younger academics, post-doctoral research fellows, and advanced graduate students.

The seminar usually runs between 4.00pm and 5.30pm on alternate Thursdays during the University’s teaching term.