UTS:ACRI WEBINAR: The Shortest History of China – in conversation with Linda Jaivin
Chinese politics, language and culture expert Linda Jaivin’s new book The Shortest History of China (Black Inc) ‘distils a vast history into a short, readable account that tells you what you need to know about China, from its philosophical origins to its political system, to the COVID-19 pandemic and where China is likely to lead the world.’
The importance of arts and cultural exchanges in Australia-PRC relations
2020 Henry Chan Lecture: Multicultural citizenship re-imagined: engaging migrants from China
2020 Henry Chan Lecture
Multicultural citizenship re-imagined: engaging migrants from China
Professor Wanning Sun
November 25 2020
Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of New South Wales
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The topic of my presentation is ‘Multicultural citizenship re-imagined: engaging migrants from China’.
Sounds fairly abstract, so let me start with a tiny detail to get us started.
Coronavirus is no excuse for racist behaviour
UTS:ACRI/Australia Piano Quartet - 'Meeting Points' concert
In this special event presented by the Australia-China Relations Institute at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS:ACRI) 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 at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS:ACRI) welcomed Kate Wang, Chinese language coordinator at Rouse Hill High School, to revisit Jane Orton's report Building Chinese Language Capacity in Australia (UTS: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.