The Wairarapa Talks consist of recorded and transcribed material, lectures, speeches and lessons by members of the Academy. This section will feature new material such as John Minford’s 2015 CIW lectures on Chinese literature, translation and translators, as well as previously recorded interviews and dialogues, including John Minford’s dialogue with Anthony Yu, filmed during the latter’s visit to Canberra in 2009, and interviews that John undertook with leading scholars of China under the aegis of The Prospect Garden project supported by Ian Chubb, then vice-chancellor of The Australian National University, and The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
This section will also provide links to lectures by David Faure on Chinese history.
We will also provide links to relevant online lectures, sound recordings and YouTube video material both in English and in Chinese. This may well include talks by specialists in literature, history and translation, including such scholars as the intellectual historian Xu Jilin 許紀霖, Shen Zhihua 沈志華 on the history of the People’s Republic and Yuan Tengfei 袁騰飛 on Chinese and world history.