Culture

ACRI Chinese History Series: 'The new Chinese'

December

The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI), in conjunction with the Chinese Australian Historical Society, welcomed author Barry Li to discuss his book The new Chinese (Wiley, 2017). Following his presentation, Mr Li  joined Vic Edwards, Visiting Fellow in Banking and Finance at the Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales and Jingyuan (Jeanette) Wang, Executive Committee Member, Chinese Australian Historical Society for a panel discussion on the history of Chinese migrants and the implications for multiculturalism in Australia today.


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The PRC diaspora in Australia

December

- In 2015-16 the number of residents in Australia born in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) totalled approximately 526,000. That is, 2.2 percent of the Australian population.[1] This compares with:[2]

- UK 5 percent;

- New Zealand 2.5 percent;

- India 1.9 percent;

- Philippines 1 percent; and

- Vietnam 1 percent.

Chinese students in Australia

December

The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) welcomed a panel of scholars to discuss latest developments in the tertiary education sector for Chinese students, who comprise the largest cohort of international students on Australian campuses.


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Australian students in China

December

1. In 2016, there were 442,389 international students in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Of these, 4,796 (1.1 percent) were from Australia.[1]

2. In 2016, Australia was the 23rd source country for international students in the PRC. The top 10 were:[2]

Students of Mandarin: Dare to take the plunge

December

By Simone van Nieuwenhuizen

Note: This article appeared in the December edition of China Matters' blog, YP Stance on December 1 2017.

Let them speak: Australian values and Chinese students

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Australian Institute of International Affairs’ blog, Australian Outlook, on October 11 2017.

In conversation: Mei Fong, 'One Child'

December

On August 1 the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney welcomed Pulitzer Prize-winner Mei Fong to discuss her book, One Child, with former chief political correspondent for SBS Television, Catherine McGrath.


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Australia's Chinese community caught in the crossfire

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in Sydney Today (Chinese) on June 16 2017.

Australian media have been in a frenzy this month over allegations that the Chinese government is seeking to undermine Australian sovereignty.

Recent histories of the Chinese in Australia: New ideas and new directions

December

On April 6 2017 the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at the University of Technology Sydney, presented a seminar on Chinese historiography in Australia. 

Chinese history scholars Dr Sophie Loy-Wilson, University of Sydney; Professor Wanning Sun, University of Technology Sydney; Dr Michael Williams, Western Sydney University; and Professor Kam Louie, University of New South Wales, discussed the current state of Chinese history scholarship and the new directions it is taking.


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No nostalgia for Mao in the Australian-Chinese community

December

By Bob Carr

No sweeter duty for a Premier. A convention centre packed with families, their youngsters being praised as the highest achievers in the end-of-school exams. A happy annual ritual.

Looking back, one thing stands out about the annual awards for young scholars: the steady rise, in my years, in the number of students with Chinese names (and those with Indian and Vietnamese names).