Call for Applications 2019 Graduate Workshop on China in Urban Age

Call for Applications: The 2019 Graduate Workshop on China in the Urban AgeType:
Date: January 14, 2019 to January 18, 2019
Location: Australia
Subject Fields: Chinese History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Graduate Studies, Urban History / Studies

China’s environmental challenge and eco-civilisation: a multidisciplinary approach to the Anthropocene

The University of Sydney is organising the inaugural graduate workshop of the China Studies Centre’s recently launched multidisciplinary research program on China in the Urban Age. It will be devoted to “China’s Environmental Challenge and Eco-civilisation: a multidisciplinary approach to the Anthropocene”, and held in Sydney between 14-18 January 2019. The deadline for applications is 8 October. This is an initiative of the China Studies Centre and the Planetary Health Platform at the University of Sydney.

Confirmed speakers:
  • Tony Capon Professor of Planetary Health, University of Sydney
  • Peng Gong Professor and Chair, Department of Earth System Science, Tsinghua University; Professor Emeritus, University of California Berkeley
  • Olivier Krischer Art historian, Deputy director of the China Studies Centre, University of Sydney
  • Pierre Landry Professor of Government and Public administration, Director of the University Service Centre, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Selina Lo Senior global health professional, Consulting editor for The Lancet; CEO of Doctors for the Environment Australia
  • Anna Lora-Wainwright Professor, School of Geography and Environment, University of Oxford
  • Sarah Swider Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Copenhagen
  • Luigi Tomba Professor of Chinese Politics, Director of the China Studies Centre, University of Sydney
  • Emily Yeh Professor of Geography, University of Colorado

Time: 14 to 18 January, 2019
Location: The University of Sydney

Eligibility: Graduate research students and early-career researchers (up to five years post-PhD) whose interests broadly relate to the issue of sustainability in China.

Fees and scholarships: There is no enrolment fee for the graduate workshop. Participants will receive free accommodation. A number of scholarships will be available to help cover the cost of transport to Sydney (up to AUD 1500), relative to country of residence.

How to apply: Please visit our website to submit your online application by 11.59pm (EST) on Monday 8 October 2018.

Enquiries: Please contact Ms. Wen Chen at

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