Articles

Interview with the Jiangshan Rural Cooperative Bank Managers and Microfinance Team, in Jiangshan county, Zhejiang.

A Springtime for Microfinance in China?

Luke Deer is a Research Affiliate of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. He comple…
Image from education materials explaining shengtai wenming. Source.

What Does Eco-civilisation 生态文明 Mean?

Eco-civilisation, like the various other forms of 'civilisation' propounded by the party authorities…
The CIW dragon.

Chinese Dragons in Australia

Tsan-Huang Tsai 蔡燦煌 is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Australian Centre on China in the World…
Hans van Dijk with Ai-Weiwei at CAAW in 2001. Photo courtesy of Ullens Center for Contemporary Art.

Hans van Dijk Remembered

This article is by Tom Baxter, a Beijing-based freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Econo…

Interviews

Robbie Barnett at the Australian Centre on China in the World

Studying Tibet Today: a discussion with Robbie Barnett

  Robert J. Barnett is the Director of the Modern Tibetan Studies Program at Columbia Un…
Michael Nylan

In Conversation with Michael Nylan

Michael Nylan is Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. She is one of the f…
Party Time

Party Time: An Interview with Rowan Callick

Rowan Callick is Asia-Pacific Editor of The Australian newspaper. Following some two decades in Papu…
Zeng Jinyan

An Interview with Zeng Jinyan 曾金燕

The China Story Journal would like to thank Zeng Jinyan for sharing her insights on life in Chin…

Translations

Can China Think Without America? 离开美国我们就无法思考吗?

Liu Qing 刘擎 Liu Qing is a prominent political scientist and historian, as well as being active in C…
Professor Yu Jianrong

China's Rigid Stability – Yu Jianrong 于建嵘 analyses a predicament

In November 2012, Foreign Policy named Yu Jianrong 于建嵘 one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers and descri…
Ambassador FitzGerald meets Premier Zhou Enlai, May 1973. Photograph courtesy of Stephen FitzGerald

A Chinese Stretch of the Imagination 舒展的想象力 — 澳大利亚与中国已届四十年

费思棻 Stephen FitzGerald A Chinese translation of a CIW Oration prepared on behalf of the Australia…
An image circulating on the Chinese Internet showing Yuan Peng's "New Five Black Categories" represented by the mascots of the Beijing Olympics, the Five Fuwa  福娃 or Friendlies.

The Five Vermin 五蠹 Threatening China

On 31 July 2012, the overseas edition of People’s Daily ran an analysis of China’s three- to five-ye…

Shorts

Two views of the Australian Centre on China in the World. Photographs by Ben Wrigley

The New Building of the Australian Centre on China in the World

The building of the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) was designed by the Beijing-based …
Image source

The Environment 环境 — A Brief Chronology

The China Story recently published a Lexicon entry on The Environment 环境, by Isabel Hilton, vete…
Tiananmen Square during the 1998 reconstruction in preparation for the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on 1 October 1999. Photograph by Lois Conner, from the CIW exhibition, 'Beijing: Unfurling the Landscape'.

On this Day

The Australian Centre on China in the World is marking this day, one that some writers call '35th Ma…
CIW Building Entrance

1-5 May 2014: A Building, Two Films, an Exhibition, Two Lectures, a Podcast and Two Performances

On 1 May-5 May, the Australian Centre on China in the World at The Australian National Universit…