International Institute for Asian Studies


Call for applications

China's environmental challenge and eco-civilisation: a multidisciplinary approach to the Anthropocene

Call for Applications: The 2019 Graduate Workshop on China in the Urban Age

Deadline: 8 October 2018

The University of Sydney is organising the inaugural graduate workshop of the China Studies Centre’s recently launched multidisciplinary research program on China in the Urban Age. It will be devoted to “China’s Environmental Challenge and Eco-civilisation: a multidisciplinary approach to the Anthropocene”, and held in Sydney between 14-18 January 2019. The deadline for applications is 8 October. This is an initiative of the China Studies Centre and the Planetary Health Platform at the University of Sydney.

Confirmed speakers:

Tony Capon Professor of Planetary Health, University of Sydney
Peng Gong Professor and Chair, Department of Earth System Science, Tsinghua University; Professor Emeritus, University of California Berkeley
Olivier Krischer Art historian, Deputy director of the China Studies Centre, University of Sydney
Pierre Landry Professor of Government and Public administration, Director of the University Service Centre, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Selina Lo Senior global health professional, Consulting editor for The Lancet; CEO of Doctors for the Environment Australia
Anna Lora-Wainwright Professor, School of Geography and Environment, University of Oxford
Sarah Swider Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Copenhagen 
Luigi Tomba Professor of Chinese Politics, Director of the China Studies Centre, University of Sydney
Emily Yeh Professor of Geography, University of Colorado

Time: 14 to 18 January, 2019

Location: The University of Sydney

Eligibility: Graduate research students and early-career researchers (up to five years post-PhD) whose interests broadly relate to the issue of sustainability in China.

Fees and scholarships: There is no enrolment fee for the graduate workshop. Participants will receive free accommodation. A number of scholarships will be available to help cover the cost of transport to Sydney (up to AUD 1500), relative to country of residence.

How to apply: Submit your online application by 8 October 2018 here:

Enquiries: Please contact Ms. Wen Chen at