Event: How to find China-related resources

This event aims to help students, early career researchers and all those engaged in China-related research to develop comprehensive and effective strategies to find relevant resources for their study, research and work.

You will have the opportunity to meet with Di Pin Ouyang, from the National Library of Australia, and Jun Guo, from the University of Sydney Library, to discover how to gain access to key and quality China-related resources. Come and discuss any difficulties you have encountered in collecting resources with Luigi Tomba, director of the China Studies Centre, who will share his experiences and offer personal advice. You will also hear from current PhD researcher Minerva Inwald, who helped the Centre compile its new online Resources Page, as she reflects on challenges and best practice for Sydney-based students accessing a range of on- and offline materials.

Where: Fisher Seminar Room 218, Level Two, Fisher Library, University of Sydney (map)
When: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Thursday, 12 April 2018
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/how-to-find-china-related-resources-tickets-44396943453


Professor Luigi Tomba
Director, China Studies Centre, University of Sydney

Before joining the Centre in 2017, Professor Luigi Tomba was at the Australian National University for 15 years, most recently as an Associate Director of the Australian Centre on China the World. His work has always been concerned with cities and urbanisation. His most recent book, The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban (Cornell, 2014), was awarded the Association of Asian Studies 2016 Joseph Levenson Prize for best book on Post-1900 China.


Ms Di Pin Ouyang (歐陽迪頻)
Manager, Asian Collections, National Library of Australia

Ms Di Pin Ouyang has been working at the National Library of Australia for two decades, the last 10 years of which have been in the Asian Collections. She is now responsible for the Library’s significant Asian collecting activities for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Burmese, Lao and Cambodian language materials.


Jun Guo
Assistant Librarian, University of Sydney

Jun Guo is an Assistant Librarian at the University Library, with over nine year’s research experience. She currently supports the Business School and the Centre for English Teaching (CET), and also provides research support for the School of Languages and Cultures Librarian and the East-Asian Collection Librarian. Jun has an MA in Applied Science (Environmental Science) from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Translation and Interpreting (English to Mandarin) from the University of Western Sydney. She is a qualified translator, accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).


Minerva Inwald
PhD candidate, Department of History, University of Sydney

Minerva is a PhD researcher in the Department of History and a 2018 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Teaching Fellow at the University of Sydney. Her doctoral project explores the cultural history of the People’s Republic of China by examining art exhibitions held at the National Art Museum, Beijing, during the 1960s and 1970s. She has co-curated two exhibitions at the University of Sydney: Provocations: Avant-Garde Art in China in the 1980s (2017) held at Fisher Library, and Floating Time: Chinese Prints, 1954-2002 (2016) at the University Art Gallery. For the latter, she also co-authored the accompanying exhibition catalogue. In 2015, Minerva completed a postgraduate exchange program at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.

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