Dr Gerald Groot
Gerry has long been interested in Chinese politics and political history and is well known for his work on the Chinese Communist Party's United Front Work, particularly with China's so-called democratic political parties. He is also interested in the place of ghosts in Chinese culture, aspects of religion and Western understandings of Chinese food. Other interests include how Asian influences have helped shaped other societies, the role of culture in social and political interaction and social change. More tangentially, he also sometimes works on the nature and history of cookbooks, including those aimed at teaching men how to be men in the kitchen. The use of cookbooks and the transmission of Chinese cooking is another interest though he has never used any recipes from his hundreds of Chinese cookbooks to actually cook a meal.
✓ Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.
My research generally revolves around aspects of the Chinese Communist Party and how it relates to many groups outside its normal ambit using united front work, Such work involves not only the eight so-called democratic parties but also religious believers, Overseas Chinese, recent emigrants, students studying abroad and the new classes of professionals emerging as a result of economic reform, opening up and globalisation, Other interests include the role of corporatism, social change, religious belief, nationalism and soft power, the latter also relating to united front work.
Other areas of interest involve Asian Influences on the rest of world from ancient times until the present, the role of food and cookbooks, and representations of masculinity in men's cook books.
|2014||Head of Department||University of Asian Studies|
|1999||Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies||University of Adelaide|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||Can read, write and understand spoken|
|Dutch; Flemish||Can read, speak and understand spoken|
|—||University of Adelaide||Australia||PhD|
|2018||Wang, R., & Groot, G. (2018). Who represents? Xi Jinping’s grand united front work, legitimation, participation and consultative democracy. Journal of Contemporary China, 27(112), 569-583.
|2018||Groot, G. (2018). The Rise and Rise of the United Front Work Department under Xi. China Brief, 18(7).|
|2017||Groot, G. (2017). United Front Work after the 19th Party Congress. China Brief, 17(17).|
|2016||Groot, G. (2016). 一位局外人看统一战线工作对中国社会主义的贡献. 马克思主义当代中国论丛, 3, 149-156.|
|2016||Groot, G. (2016). China's Growing Social Inequity Prompts Stronger Social Control. China Brief, XVI(4).|
|2012||Groot, G., & O'Brien, R. (2012). The Chinese Communist Party's united front work with the legal profession. Hong Kong Law Journal, 42(3), 939-969.|
|2015||Malhi, A., Groot, G., & Drahos, A. (2015). InterculturAdelaide: Cultural Adaptivity for the Asian Century Draft Report 2.|
|2015||Malhi, A., & Groot, G. (2015). InterculturAdelaide: Cultural Adaptivity for the Asian Century--Draft Report 2.|
|2015||Malhi, A., Groot, G., & Drahos, A. (2015). InterculturAdelaide: Cultural Adaptivity for the Asian Century – Policy Directions Report.|
|2018||Groot, G. (2018). China’s United Front Work: Propaganda as Policy. The Diplomat.|
|2018||Groot, G. (2018). Understanding the Role of Chambers of Commerce and Industry Associations in United Front Work. Jamestown Foundation China Brief.|
|2017||Groot, G. (2017). The Long Reach of China's United Front Work. Lowy Institute.|
|2017||Groot, G. (2017). "Chinese students heed call of the party line,”. The Australian.|
2016 $20,000 Australian Centre for China in the World, for a workshop on The Role and Nature of Conspiracy Theories in China
2015 With Amrita Malhi, $96,500,000 State Government of South Australia, InterculturAdelaide Special Event, part of International Convention of Asia Scholars Conference, July 7 2015 Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide.
2006 $50,000 ARC grant for the ARC ARC Asia Pacific Futures Research Network Signature Event for 2008, Globalising Religions and Cultures in the Asia Pacific.
2002 $20,000 UA Learning and Teaching Development Grant, Assessing Key Skills of First Year Students in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences with Sandra Taylor (UA Geography)
Gerry Groot teaches across a variety of Asia-related social science courses for the Department of Asian Studies. These include:
ASIA 1103 Asia & the World (how Asian influences have shaped the world over the millennia)
ASIA 1104 Negotiating Asia: Surviving Cultural Difference ( Key elements of Chinese and Japanese culture, how to identify them and understand their significance) This course is notable for its use of audio visual materials and focus on behavioural analysis.
ASIA 2007 Asia: Cultures & Identities (Examines the fundamentals of culture as they shape identities at national and macro levels in China and Japan)
ASIA 2022 China Today: Politics & Governance ( The how and why of rule by the CCP -Party-state)
Others as required
|Date||Role||Research Topic||Program||Degree Type||Student Load||Student Name|
|2018||Co-Supervisor||Living and Dying as Migrants in Meiji Japan (1868-1912): Bridging Japan and the West||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Mr Toshiki Asakura-Ward|
|2016||Co-Supervisor||The New Era of Asian-African Relations: Japan, China, and India clash of the African Continent||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Ms Brittany Lynn Morreale|
|2014||Co-Supervisor||Post Fukushima discourse of Japanese Modernisation through Michiko Ishimure||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Part Time||Ms Maki Hammond|
|Date||Role||Research Topic||Program||Degree Type||Student Load||Student Name|
|2015 - 2018||Principal Supervisor||Port Adelaide Football Club in China: A Case for an Intercultural Approach to Public Diplomacy?||Master of Philosophy||Master||Part Time||Mr Andrew Sloan Hunter|
|2011 - 2015||Co-Supervisor||China's Free Trade Agreement Diplomacy||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Miss Yang Li|
|2011 - 2015||Co-Supervisor||Public participation in Japan's nuclear energy policy-forming process||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Mr Philip Christopher White|
|2011 - 2015||Co-Supervisor||A Future to Pine for: Transmodernist Movement in Japan||Master of Philosophy||Master||Full Time||Steven Michael Attwood|
|2009 - 2012||Co-Supervisor||Media Transparency in China: A Critique of the Party-State Rhetoric and Market Discourses||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Mr Baohui Xie|
|2009 - 2014||Co-Supervisor||Chinese Urban Community Construction as a Grassroots Governance Strategy: Social Capital with Chinese Characteristics||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Ms Min Zhao|
|2008 - 2014||Principal Supervisor||Forecasting China's Future: Experts and Uncertainty||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Mr Roger Irvine|
|2007 - 2014||Principal Supervisor||What Maketh the Man? Towards a Psychobiographical Study of Lin Yutang||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Part Time||Mrs Roslyn Ricci|
|2006 - 2009||Principal Supervisor||The Textiles of the Han Dynasty & Their Relationship with Society||Master of Arts||Master||Full Time||Mrs Heather Leigh Langford|
|2006 - 2010||Co-Supervisor||Japan's Response to the Rise of China: Implication for Regional Institutions||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Mr Joel Rathus|
|2003 - 2011||Co-Supervisor||The Unexpected Transformations of Chinese International Students in Australia||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Part Time||Dr Glen Stafford|
|2002 - 2006||Co-Supervisor||Racing to the Bottom or Winners All Round? Southeast Asia's Economic Development in the 1990s||Master of Arts||Master||Part Time||Ms Lin Siah|
|2017 - 2017||Member||4th Biennial Colloquium of LCNAU Organising Committee||University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2015 - ongoing||Council||Asian Studies Association of Australia||Asian Studies Association of Australia||China|
|2013 - 2017||Council||Chinese Studies Association of Australia||—||—|
|2012 - ongoing||Board Member||Australian Centre for China in the World||Australian National University||Australia|