ACRI Chinese History Series: 'Chinese whispers: In search of Ivy'
As part of History Week 2018, the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) welcomes author Alison Choy Flannigan to discuss her book Chinese Whispers: In search of Ivy (Black Quill Press, 2018).
The book uncovers the story of Alison’s mother immigrating from China to Australia and her interaction with Aboriginal Australians and Europeans. It links Canton (Guangzhou) and Hong Kong with Cooktown and Thursday Island in Far North Queensland.
ACRI Chinese History Series: 'The new Chinese'
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.
The PRC diaspora in Australia
- 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. This compares with:
- UK 5 percent;
- New Zealand 2.5 percent;
- India 1.9 percent;
- Philippines 1 percent; and
- Vietnam 1 percent.
Chinese students in Australia
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.
Australian students in China
Students of Mandarin: Dare to take the plunge
Let them speak: Australian values and Chinese students
In conversation: Mei Fong, 'One Child'
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.
Australia's Chinese community caught in the crossfire
Recent histories of the Chinese in Australia: New ideas and new directions
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.