在6月29日（下周5）的UTS中国研究中心的研讨会中会播放一位原籍匈牙利的剧作家Andris Heks特地为艾未未编写的小品：“AI WEIWEI’S TIGHTROPE ACT”。时间是下午两点。下面是更多详细的信息：
This 30 minutes DVD of the live theatre performance of the play, earlier premiered at the UTS, will now be screened apropos the end of Ai Weiwei’s initial 1 year parole.
The playright, Andris Heks, worked as a Journalist with ABC TV's This Day Tonight and Four Corners Current Affairs Programs. His comedy on John Howard won two first prizes at the 2007 Blue Mountains Theatre Festival.'
You are invited to join the UTS China Research Centre at a roundtable and seminar “Democracy and Prospects for Political Development in China”
DATE: Friday 29 June 2012
TIME: Roundtable from 9.00am – 6.00pm; Dr Lobsang Sangay’s “Democracy in Exile: The Case for Tibet” 1.00pm – 2.00pm
LOCATION: FASS Conference Room (CB10.05.580) UTS Broadway Campus, Building 10, 235 – 253 Jones Street, Level 5 (Jones Street level), Room 580 (enter via Jones Street and take the Jones Street lifts to Level 5) MAP
No RSVP necessary
NB: The roundtable will be conducted in (Mandarin) Chinese, with no English translation provided. Dr. Lobsang Sangay’s ‘Democracy in Exile: The Case for Tibet’ will be presented in English.
Politics in China has been particularly eventful during the first half of 2012, with people around the world shocked by a series of events in quick succession: more than 30 Tibetan self-immolations in the Tibetan Plateau; the downfall of political star Bo Xilai, a powerful member of the Politburo; the escape of blind legal advocate Chen Guangcheng from his heavily guarded home in Shandong to the US Embassy in Beijing, and the subsequent negotiations for him to study law in New York. These surprising episodes are accompanied by renewed calls for genuine political reform.
Against this backdrop, the upcoming 18th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party offers a stimulus for the political imagination. What has happened to Chinese communist rule and Chinese society? How are political and social developments in China related to international communities? Is there an opportunity for transforming political change toward democracy? This roundtable will provide a stimulating platform for informed discussions and meaningful debates.
Speakers include leading academics in the field, Prof. Yeau-Tarn Lee of National Chengchi University, Dr. Chien-Yuan Tseng of Chung Hua University, and Dr. Feng Chongyi of the UTS China Research Centre. They will be joined by leading Chinese democracy activists such as Dr. Wang Juntao of the China Democracy Party and Dr. Yang Jianli of Initiatives for China.
Dr. Lobsang Sangay will join the roundtable from 1pm-2pm to present ‘Democracy in Exile: The Case for Tibet’, which explores complicated issues of Tibetan Democracy and provides an update of political development in the Tibetan community in exile and in Tibet since the Dalai Lama handed over his political authority to an elected leader and democratic institutions in August 2011.
Dr Lobsang Sangay was born in a Tibetan refugee settlement in northern India. As a Fulbright scholar, he was the first Tibetan to receive a doctorate from the Harvard Law School in 2004. In 2007, he was selected as the one of the 24 Young Leaders of Asia by the Asia Society. He worked as a senior fellow at Harvard University for a number of years during which he organised landmark conferences between the Dalai Lama and Chinese scholars. An expert on Tibet, international human rights law, democratic constitutionalism and conflict resolution, Dr Sangay has lectured at various universities and think-tanks throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Since taking office as Kalon Tripa (Prime Minister) of the Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala, India, in 2011, Dr Sangay has met with political leaders of various countries including the US, the UK, Japan and the EU. Dr Sangay calls for a peaceful resolution of the Tibet issue and supports the Dalai Lama’s Middle Way Policy, seeking genuine autonomy for Tibet under the constitution of China.