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.
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||Groot, G. & Wang, R. (2018). Who represents? Xi Jinping’s Grand United Front Work, legitimation, participation and consultative democracy. Journal of Contemporary China, -.|
|2016||Groot, G. (2016). A Foreigner's View on the Contribution of United Front Work to Chinese Socialism. 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.|
|2006||P. Jain, F. Patrikeeff & G. Groot (Eds.) (2006). Asia-Pacific and a New International Order: Responses and Options / P. Jain, F. Patrikeeff and G. Groot (eds.). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.|
|2004||Groot, G. (2004). Managing transitions - The Chinese Communist Party, united front work, corporatism, and hegemony. 29 West 35th St, New York, NY 10001, USA: Routledge.|
|2018||Groot, G. (2018). Cool Japan versus the China threat: Does Japan’s Popular Culture Success Mean More Soft Power?. In K. Hashimoto (Ed.), Japanese language and soft power in Asia (pp. 15-41). Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan.
|2017||Groot, G. (2017). The China Story Yearbook 2016 Control. In L. Jaivin & J. Golley (Eds.), China Story Yearbook 2016 - Control (pp. 276-297). Canberra: ANU Press.|
|2016||Groot, G. (2016). The contradictions of developmentalism and the Chinese party-state’s goal of ethnic harmony: the case of Xinjiang. In C. Andressen (Ed.), China's Changing Economy: Trends, Impacts and the Future (pp. 35-49). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.|
|2016||Groot, G. (2016). The expansion of the United Front under Xi Jinping. In Davies, Gloria, Goldkorn, Jeremy & Tomba, Luigi (Eds.), China Story Yearbook 2015 Pollution (pp. 166-177). Canberra: ANU Press.|
|2015||Groot, G. (2015). The United Front in an Age of Shared Destiny. In G. Barme, L. Jaivin & J. Goldkorn (Eds.), China Story Yearbook 2014 Shared Destiny (pp. 128-135). Canberra: Australian National University Press.|
|2013||Groot, G. (2013). The Leadership Transition. In G. R. Barmé & J. Goldkorn (Eds.), China Story Yearbook 2013: Civilising China (pp. 22-31). Canberra, Australia: Australian National University.|
|2013||Groot, G. (2013). A self-defeating secret weapon? The institutional limitations of corporatism on United Front work. In J. Hsu & R. Hasmath (Eds.), The Chinese Corporatist State: Adaption, survival and resistance (pp. 29-49). United Kingdom: Routledge.
|2012||Groot, G. (2012). The History of the Centre for Asian Studies at the University of Adelaide. In N. Harvey, J. Fornasiero, G. McCarthy, C. Macintyre & C. Crossin (Eds.), A History of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Adelaide 1876-2012: Celebrating 125 Years of the Faculty of Arts (pp. 51-80). Australia: University of Adelaide Press.
|2012||Groot, G. & Stafford, A. (2012). South Australia and China. In J. Spoehr & P. Jain (Eds.), The Engaging State: South Australia's Engagement with the Asia-Pacific Region (pp. 94-114). Australia: Wakefield Press.|
|2006||Groot, G. (2006). Soft power in the Asia-Pacific post 9-11: The cases of Japan, China and India. In P. Jain, F. Patrikeeff & G. Groot (Eds.), Asia-pacific and a new international order: responses and options (pp. 53-70). New York, USA: Nova Science Publishers.|
|2002||Groot, G. (2002). Crises in China and potential dangers for Asia. In P. Jain, G. O'Leary & F. Patrikeeff (Eds.), Crisis and conflict in Asia - local, regional and international responses (pp. 115-136). 227 Main St, Suite 100, Huntington, NY 11743: Nova Science Publishers.|
|2015||Malhi, A., Groot, G. & Drahos, A., (2015). InterculturAdelaide: Cultural Adaptivity for the Asian Century – Policy Directions Report,|
|2015||Malhi, A. & Groot, G., (2015). InterculturAdelaide: Cultural Adaptivity for the Asian Century--Draft Report 2,|
|2017||Groot, G.; (2017); "Chinese students heed call of the party line,”;|
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
I supervise post graduates over wide variety of topics, not restricted to my own interests. I welcome all expressions of interest.
|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|