La Trobe Asia: what’s coming up? Bundoora seminars

We have a number of exciting events coming up as part of our China Studies Research Centre Seminar Series.

The Kangxi Emperor in Western Eyes (and Ears)
Speaker: Dr Paul Rule, Honorary Associate of the China Studies Research Centre, La Trobe University.

Thursday 24 August
2:30pm – 4:00pm
Room 318, Education 2 (ED2)

There has been much controversy amongst Qing Dynasty specialists on the respective merits of the early Qing emperors, Kangxi (reigned 1661-1722) and his grandson Qianlong (reigned 1736-1795). Join us for a privileged insight into the life of the Imperial Household and the person of the Kangxi Emperor.


Ageing and Rural-urban Migration in China: Practices, Processes and Implications
Speaker: Dr Rachel Winterton, Research Fellow at the John Richards Initiative, La Trobe University.

Thursday 21 September

2:30pm – 4:00pm
Room 318, Education 2 (ED2)

Rural-urban migration among ageing populations in mainland China is becoming more prevalent. In the context of declining rural health care services, and the continued out-migration of working-age populations to larger cities, older rural Chinese are increasingly relocating to major cities to be nearer their children, and to access care and support. Drawing on qualitative interviews with 45 older Chinese who have relocated into Beijing from rural settings, this presentation explores how residential transition from a rural to an urban setting impacts on the health and wellbeing of Chinese seniors.