Archives de catégorie : Séminaires de doctorants

Seminar : « Terrorism risk and counter-terrorism policies along One Belt One Road » – 8 June 2017

The Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Centre and the Department of International Relations of Tsinghua University are pleased to invite you to a seminar on terrorism risk and counter-terrorism policies along One Belt One Road.

Speakers :

Marc Julienne (INALCO,  French Foundation for Strategic Research)

Shen Xiaochen (Tsinghua University),

Chair :

Shi Zhiqin, Professor and Dean of the International Relations Department of Tsinghua University, co-director of the Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Center

 

Marc Julienne : « Risk in Terrorism perspective along ‘Belt & Road' »

China’s Belt and Road (B&R) initiatives bring a new momentum and new opportunities for economic development and cooperation among states. However, these initiatives come with many challenges, the security risk ranking among the most prominent ones. With Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asian countries in the front line of the Silk Road Economic Belt, the terrorist risk should not be overlooked, especially with the attempts by al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and local jihadist groups to strengthen their foothold in the region. Therefore, China is dealing with those risks through various bilateral and multilateral cooperation frameworks. We will first attempt to assess the risks posed by these terrorist organizations, and then analyze China’s strategy to protect the B&R from those risks.…

Workshop « Faire des sciences sociales en Chine : expériences et pratiques de terrain » – 3 juin 2017

Comment faisons-nous du terrain en Chine et quelles sont les spécificités du terrain chinois auxquelles tout à chacun pourrait se préparer avant de l’aborder ?

Le Centre Franco-Chinois de l’Université Tsinghua invite huit jeunes chercheurs français – ou chercheurs plus confirmés pour lesquels le terrain chinois est une nouveauté- actuellement présents en Chine à venir partager leur expérience du terrain et réfléchir ensemble à ses spécificités.

Dans la lignée du livre, devenu classique de Maria Heimer et Stig Thogersen (Doing Fieldwork in China, Copenhagen : NIAS Press, 2006), cette journée d’études se propose de réfléchir sur les méthodes pour aborder le terrain chinois. Ainsi que le soulignent les auteurs, qui invitent à un débat sur les difficultés du terrain en Chine trop souvent passées sous silence, les manuels de méthodologie ne sont souvent pas d’un grand secours lorsqu’on aborde le terrain chinois, tant il est vrai que « des compromis doivent toujours être faits entre les règles méthodologiques et la réalité du terrain » (p.3). Le danger est cependant que le manque de prise en compte des spécificités et des difficultés du terrain chinois – ainsi que le manque de débat ouvert sur ces dernières – ne viennent affecter la qualité scientifique du savoir que nous élaborons.…

Young Researchers Seminar : New Developments in the Chinese social sector – 2 June 2017

The Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Centre is pleased to invite you to a seminar on new developments in the Chinese social sector.

Speakers:

Virginie Arantes (Université Libre de Belgique),

Olivier Ruelle ((Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Discussants:

Jia Xijin, Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy and Management of Tsinghua University, Vice Dean of the Institute of Philanthropy of Tsinghua University

Chloé Froissart, Director of the Tsinghua Sino-French Research Center

Virginie Arantes: « The emergence of a ‘Green’ third sector in China: Cross-sectional study of grassroots NGOs

Social enterprises are a relatively new concept in China; however, their emergence already seems « unstoppable » in Shanghai. Indeed, a growing number of different actors have been actively emerging and promoting a new entrepreneurial approach in order to address social issues and create positive community changes. After more than two decades of what have been called an « association revolution » with the exponential rise of NGOs in China, a time of social enterprises development seem to have come. Drawing on fieldwork conducted in Shanghai, this article suggests that the diversification of the third sector with the emergence of social enterprises can be seen as a strategic response of society in order to overcome the restrictive and controlled environment imposed to NGOs in China.…

Presentation of Camille Boullenois : « Social mobility in rural China: a study of entrepreneurs in Taiqian County » , 9 March 2017

The Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Centre and the Sociology Departement of Tsinghua University are pleased to invite you to a presentation of Camille Boullenois, with Professor Liu Jingming (Professor of sociology at Tsinghua University):

CamilleBoullenois

Camille Boullenois

Camille Boullenois is a PhD student in the Department of Political and Social Change, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU. Her research expertise relates to social relations and social change in contemporary China, especially pertaining to rural China, agricultural policy, entrepreneurship, social mobility, rural-urban migration. She also works as an analyst at China Policy, and contributes regularly to China Analysis and Oxford Analytica, writing on Chinese society and politics.

« Social mobility in rural China: a study of entrepreneurs in Taiqian County »

« 中国农村地区的社会阶层流动 : 以台前县的企业家为例 »

Camille Boullenois will present her current doctoral research on social mobility in rural China after 1978. The liberalisation reforms after 1978 have led to increased, though limited, social mobility. Preliminary findings suggest a continuation of previous communist elites, who took advantage of their position to take over collective enterprises, and adapted their strategies to assert and maintain their power in the local area. But a new group of private entrepreneurs also joined the ranks of this enduring elite, starting business from scratch, often after working several years in cities.…

Presentation of Judith Audin, « The reshaping of social groups through the process of urban renewal in postsocialist China : a case study on the coal miners in Datong (Shanxi province) », December 9, 2016

The Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Centre is pleased to invite you to a presentation of Judith Audin (in English).


Judith Audin

Judith Audin is a post-doctoral researcher for the MEDIUM Project (Sciences Po Aix/CHERPA). She is a specialist of urban sociology and comparative politics in contemporary China. After many years of research about local governement in Beijing and Chongqing, she now studies the power dynamics in medium-sized cities in Datong and Zhuhai.


The reshaping of social groups through the process of urban renewal in postsocialist China : a case study on the coal miners in Datong (Shanxi province)

Around Datong, the “coal capital city”, Tongmei Group (a state-owned company) gradually absorbed many coal mines. In 2006, Tongmei carried out a massive urban renewal project. Coal miners from different mines, who used to live on the production sites in very precarious and uncomfortable self-built houses, were relocated in a new urban neighbourhood financed and conceived by Tongmei, which now counts 300 000 inhabitants. How does this residential migration impact the social group of miners? This presentation will highlight the restructuring of social ties and the change in the sense of belonging of the families through the double process of urban renewal and of the economic crisis triggered by the fall in coal prices last year.…

Presentation of Jingyun Dai, « The Advocacy Strategies of Environmental NGOs in China », December 1, 2016

The Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Centre and the Sociology Department of Tsinghua university are pleased to invite you to a presentation of Jingyun Dai (in English).


Jingyun Dai

With broad interests in political sociology and organizations, Jingyun Dai has been conducting research on non-governmental organization advocacy and the state-society relations in China. Originally from mainland China, she is now studying sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


The Advocacy Strategies of Environmental NGOs in China

Contrary to their common image as service providers, Chinese grassroots environmental NGOs (ENGOs) are employing a variety of advocacy strategies in efforts to influence government. Based on in-depth interviews with ENGOs active in Guangdong, this research examines this recent turn to advocacy and considers its implications for the further development of Chinese civil society. Four advocacy strategies are identified: (1) using institutional channels to communicate with government; (2) nurturing an interactive relationship with government; (3) selecting ‘frames’ palatable to the state; and (4) mobilizing media to win social support. Taken as a whole, such practices suggest the ability of civil society to carve out more political space than the state would like to grant. While this increased policy engagement by ENGOs could lead to stronger state ‘governance’, we argue that it may instead open up new pathways for robust civic engagement.…

« Peut-on moderniser les systèmes de primes dans les entreprises chinoises pour parvenir à un management plus performant économiquement et socialement ? »

Le Centre Franco-chinois de l’université Tsinghua a le plaisir de vous inviter à la présentation de Tang Ziyuan et de Jean Ruffier :

Tang Ziyuan

Doctorant au Centre de recherche en sciences de gestion Magellan de l’iae School of Management, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3

Jean Ruffier

Professeur au Centre de recherche en sciences de gestion Magellan de l’iae School of Management, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3

Discutant : Meng Quan, maître de conférences en sociologie du travail à la Capital University of Economics and Business

« Peut-on moderniser les systèmes de primes dans les entreprises chinoises pour parvenir à un management plus performant économiquement et socialement ? »

La Chine a connu un décollage qui a sorti plus de 400 millions de personnes de l’extrême pauvreté en une trentaine d’année. Ce développement s’est appuyé sur une industrie exportatrice de production de masse. Il n’a été possible qu’en reproduisant une organisation de type taylorien. Au bout de ces trente ans de croissance, l’augmentation du coût du travail et le rejet croissant du taylorisme obligeraient les entreprises chinoises à modifier en profondeur leur organisation du travail. Les auteurs ont fait le constat qu’en Chine, l’adaptation de la méthode socio-économique posait des problèmes de compétences, mais aussi, éventuellement, des problèmes politiques.…

Presentation of Léo Kloeckner, « Social and political uses of visual ephemeras in contemporary China », May 24 2016

The Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Centre is pleased to invite you to the following presentation (in English) :

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Léo Kloeckner

PhD Student at Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne University                     His researches are at the intersection of urban studies and visual studies

« Social and political uses of visual ephemeras in contemporary China »

Visual materials displayed on city walls, whether they be commercial advertisement or political propaganda, reflect the urban context in which they fit, and more specifically they make visible the ways social groups produce, appropriate, commit and imagine urban space, because they themselves are by definition cultural products. Covered with signs of all kinds, painted with characters, plastered with banners, billboards, panels, posters and images, Chinese cities walls embody, within urban space itself, the deep transformations urban China is undergoing. In post-Mao China, since the beginnings of the Reforms and Opening and the transition to a market economy with socialist characteristics, visual ephemeras have flourished on city walls. Léo Kloeckner will analyze and question the presence of these visual ephemeras in Chinese cities, focusing on the case of the capital city, Beijing.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, from 10:30 am to 12:30 am

Tsinghua University Mingzhai Building, Room 337…

Presentation of Nathalie Mingboupha, « Hyphenated-Chinese in China:Western born second generation overseas Chinese’s ethnic ‘return’ migration to China », December 15 2015

The Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Centre is pleased to invite you to the following presentation (in English) :

YMBNathalie Mingboupha

PhD candidate at at the School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield, and recipient of the CEFC short-term mobility grant for doctoral research

« Hyphenated-Chinese in China:Western born second generation overseas Chinese’s ethnic ‘return’ migration to China »

This research project explores the ethnic “return” migration of second generation overseas Chinese born in Western countries to their ancestral homeland, China. With the purpose of understanding how their​ ​ »​homecoming »​ ​experiences and success or failure to integrate socially and culturally into the ancestral homeland’ society leads to the re-evaluation of their identity, Nathalie Mingboupha hypothesizes that this highly-skilled migrant group’s definitions of self and home evolve along with their transition from being a racial minority in their birth country to a cultural minority in their ethnic homeland. Resting upon qualitative methods combining the use of primary and secondary sources (mostly semi-structured in-depth interviews and document analyses), the ​aim of this research is to uncover this migrant group’s multifaceted identities through their migration stories.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015, from 2pm to 4pm

Tsinghua University Mingzhai Building, Room 349A…

Liu Jifeng, « The Passing of Glory: Urban Development, Local Politics, and Christianity on Gulangyu Island, Xiamen », November 23 2015

The Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Centre is pleased to invite you to the following presentation (in Chinese) :

YMBLiu Jifeng

PhD candidate in sociology at Leiden University Centre for the Study of Religion and recipient of the CEFC short-term mobility grant for doctoral research

« The Passing of Glory: Urban Development, Local Politics, and Christianity on Gulangyu Island, Xiamen »
« 逝去的荣耀:城市发展、地方政治与厦门鼓浪屿的基督教 »

After the defeat of Qing government in the First Opium War, Xiamen was forcibly opened to the outside world as a trading port. At the same time, Christianity entered. As increasingly more westerners came, Gulangyu was thrust into a Western-led modernization process, in which Christianity played a major role in reshaping the sociocultural context of the island. Trinity Church, built in 1934, was a witness to the prosperity of Christianity on this island. Despite the harsh repression during Mao’s political campaigns, Trinity Church survived and revived after its reopening in the late 1970s. However, the church was doomed to decline because of the state-led commercialization driven by the development of tourism on the island. As Gulangyu experienced rapid social, cultural, and demographic changes, Christianity on the island in general and Trinity Church in particular were inevitably affected. This research, based on ethnography of Trinity Church, reveals the fate of Christianity on the changing island.…