ACRI/Australia Piano Quartet - 'Meeting Points' concert
In this special event presented by the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in partnership with the Australia Piano Quartet (APQ), UTS’ ensemble in residence, APQ performed works by two Australian composers of Chinese heritage and Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor.
Julian’s Yu’s Piano Quartet draws on the practice of ornamentation found in traditional Chinese instrumental folk music to create a dramatic original work which uses Brahms first Symphony as inspiration.
Aiming High: Chinese language capacity in Australian schools
The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) welcomed Kate Wang, Chinese language coordinator at Rouse Hill High School, to revisit Jane Orton's report Building Chinese Language Capacity in Australia (ACRI, 2016). Ms Wang outlined the current state of Chinese language in NSW schools and the need to strengthen language pathways before students enter high school and university.
ACRI Chinese History Series: 'Chinese whispers: In search of Ivy'
The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) welcomed author Alison Choy Flannigan to discuss her book Chinese Whispers: In Search of Ivy (Black Quill Press, 2018) on September 18 2018.
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.