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Reimaging the Real China: Dilemmas (and Solutions) of Han-ness and Tradition in China Today

This talk examines the rise of social movements dedicated to a fundamentally conservative and homogenizing vision of Chineseness within an increasingly diverse and complex society. Most importantly, is their essentialist “real China” of the past any more real than the present? And what are the repercussions of these tensions between reality and imagining, or between actuality and ideals, in the experience of national identity in general?

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Cross-faculty and interdisciplinary initiative for Interpreting (MITS) and Medical (MBBS) students

On 28 March 2018, thirty-five students from the Faculty of Arts, Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies (MITS) and the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (MBBS) worked together in a joint-class aiming at improving the training of future doctors and future interpreters who will be interacting in inter-lingual mediation when working with patients…

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Monash academic selected as ambassador for Emerging Writers’ Festival 2018

Dr Stuart Grant, a senior lecturer in the Centre for Theatre and Performance, has been selected as an ambassador for the Emerging Writers’ Festival, joining four other celebrated Australian writers to headline this year’s National Writers’ Conference. Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) Artistic Director Izzy Roberts-Orr said the chosen ambassadors are captivating storytellers, noted for challenging…

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Queer will: Hikikomori as willful subjects: 11 April 2018 JSC Seminar

The Japanese Studies Centre (JSC) was pleased to host Dr. Rosemary Overell from the Department of Media, Film and Communication at the University of Otago on 11 April 2018. Her insightful comments about this emerging social problem captured the interest of staff and students alike. This presentation considered hikikomori as willful subjects. The hikikomori are a portion of the…

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Beatlemania at Monash! The Beatles’ Week at the JSC

During the week of 7-9 March, the Japanese Studies Centre (JSC) featured two Beatle-themed events to kick off the 2018 seminar series. The first was an academic launch of the JSC director Carolyn Stevens‘ new book, The Beatles in Japan.  The volume was introduced by Dr. Tina Weller (German Studies) with commentary from the School…

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Two MITS students undertake internship in translation at partner international organisation ACAP

Agatha Garrigos and Léa Perez, two French students from the Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies (MITS), have recently had the opportunity to spend one week at the headquarters of international organisation Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP), in Hobart. The three official working languages of the ACAP are English, French and…

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