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Durham University

School of Government & International Affairs


‘One Belt, One Road’ and China’s Westward Pivot: Past, Present and Future

21st March 2017, 10:15 to 22nd March 2017, 18:00, IM222, Al-Qasimi Building


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Conference Programme

21 March 2017

Panel 1: One Belt One Road and China’s Westward Pivot

10:15-10:45: Refreshments and Networking 签到

10:45-11:00: Welcome 致开幕词
Professor Thomas Allen (Durham University Law School, Master of Grey College)

11:00-12:00: China in Greater Asia: Imagination, Interaction and Influence 中国与亚洲地区间的互动:想象,交往和牵动
Professor Anoush Ehteshami (Professor of International Relations, Al-Sabah Programme Chair, Director of the Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University)

12:00-13:00: (TBC 待定)
Professor Timothy Niblock (Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, Exeter University)

13:00-14:00: Lunch 午餐

14:00-15:00: China and the Changing Security Environment in South Asia 中国与变幻中的南亚安全局势
Dr Lars Erslev Andersen (Senior Researcher, Danish Institute of International Studies)

15:00-16:00: China’s Economic Diplomacy in Conflict Regions 中国在冲突地区的经济外交
Dr Yang Jiang江洋博士 (Senior Researcher, Danish Institute of International Studies)

16:00-16:15: Tea Break 茶歇

16:15-17:15: Intercontinental “Silk Hub”: Sino-Emirati Relations and the UAE’s Role in China’s Trade and Investment in West Asia跨大陆“丝绸贸易枢纽”:中国与阿联酋经贸关系
Mr Philip Gater-Smith (PhD Researcher, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University)

18:00: Conference Dinner 大会晚宴

22 March 2017

Panel 2: The Silk Roads and Social and Historical Contexts of OBOR

9:30-10:30: On the Silk Roads before Zhang Qian’s Envoy to Western Region 张骞通西域以前的丝绸之路
Professor Lin Meicun 林梅村教授 (Professor of Silk Road Archaeology, School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University)

10:30-11:00: Coffee Break 茶歇

11:00-12:00: Chinese Ceramics Trade along the Silk Roads and its Cultural Impact on the World Civilizations一带一路’上的瓷器贸易与世界文明再产生
Professor Fang Lili 方李莉研究员 (Director, Institute of Art Anthropology, China Academy of Arts, Chairman, China Society for Anthropology of Art)

12:00-13:00: Communications of Ancient China to the West: Archaeological Evidence on the Chinese Imperial Porcelain Relics 中国古代与西方的交流:以御窑瓷器为依据
Dr Zhang Ran 张然博士 (Researcher, Department of Archaeology, Durham University)

13:00-14:00: Lunch 午餐

14:00-15:00: Inscribing and Expanding the Silk Roads: From UNESCO to OBOR铭刻和拓展丝绸之路
Dr Susan Whitfield 魏泓博士 (Director, International Dunhuang Project, the British Library)

15:00-16:00: One Belt One Road, One Language or Many Languages? 一带一路上的语言文化
Dr Mamtimyn Sunuodula 苏诺博士 (Acting Director, Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies, Durham University)

16:00-16:30: Tea Break

16:30-18:00: Exhibition of Professor Zhu Legeng’s Ceramic Art and an Illustrated Talk by Professor Zhu 朱乐耕教授陶瓷艺术展(President, Creative Art Academy, China Academy of Arts, renowned Chinese ceramic artist)

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