Deadline: 28 February 2020
Open to: current graduate research students and early-career researchers
Benefits: free accommodation and a number of scholarships to help cover the cost of transport
Applications are open for the 2020 China in the Urban Age Graduate Workshop. The University of Sydney China Studies Centre is organizing the second graduate workshop under our multidisciplinary research agenda China in the Urban Age. The workshop theme is Health, Food, and Waste in the Chinese City: practical, utopian and systemic solutions, seeking to include contributions from any branch of the sciences, humanities and social sciences.
The urban age in China has been an age of waste and excess. Waste happens at the point of production and consumption, from sometimes honest efforts that do not consider the unexpected consequences, but also from the dominance of short-term solutions aimed at maximizing profit. More is often seen as better – more value, more efficiency, more popularity. But when is it excess? Such values as waste, profit, excess, surplus, all warrant reconsideration, in turn reframing concepts of technology, development, and progress. These questions are of historical and contemporary relevance to societies everywhere, so what can China learn from other contexts, and what can they learn from China?
You can apply using the following link.
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