Articles

Year of the Monkey

2016: The Golden Monkey 金猴, a Year to Remember

This Year of the Monkey which begins on 8 February 2016 marks the anniversary of a number of signifi…
The city of Shanghai and the Pudong New Area (Linework by Puzhou Wu)

The Territorial City II – Shanghai Pudong

Carolyn Cartier is a professor of geography and Chinese Studies at the University of Technology Sydn…
Owen Lattimore with Chiang Kai-shek

Inside Out: Owen Lattimore on China

Nicholas Loubere is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian Centre on China in the World. He intro…
Red Flag on the Great Red Wall. Photo by Peter Rowley.

Red Flags — Chinese companies and the Australian Securities Exchange

In 2015, Thomas Williams was one of the three inaugural Morrison Scholars at the Australian Centre o…

Interviews

The Mirror of History

Wang Gungwu 王赓武 on Living Chinese History

In his recent work, the renowned historian Wang Gungwu 王赓武 has from various angles discussed ideas a…
El-Alamein Memorial Fountain, Sydney. Photograph: GRB

China, Australia and the Wider World

Kerry Brown has been the Director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. During hi…
Mikhail Gorbachev, Andrei Gromyko and Nikolai Ryzhkov. Red Square. 1988

Fall & Rise — The Soviet Union, China and Peripheral Diplomacy

The following interview with the historians Shen Zhihua 沈志华 and Li Danhui 李丹慧 was conducted at The A…
Sun Hongkai

Academic Debate on the Ethnic Corridor: An Interview with Sun Hongkai

Sun Hongkai 孙宏开 (1934-) is a professor of linguistics at the Institute of Ethnology, Chinese Aca…

Translations

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Master of Translation: Simon Leys' Confucius

Over recent months, we have commemorated the writer, scholar and teacher Pierre Ryckmans (Simon Leys…
I 易, oracle bone

易: A Cable into the Abyss of a Darker Time

The I Ching 易經, or Book of Change, is not just a Chinese book, it is the Chinese book. John Minf…
Street art, Beijing, June 2015. Photograph by Lois Conner

Keeping a Diary in China: Memories for the Future

'Memories for the Future' 留给未来的回忆 by the oral historian Sang Ye 桑晔 was written for the catalogue pro…
Yuquan Shan

Tyger! Tyger! A Fearful Symmetry

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame t…

Shorts

Entrance, Parliament House, Canberra, 24 November 2015. Photo by GRB

The Australia-China Story Launched

On 24 November 2015, the website, The Australia-China Story, created by the Australian Centre on Chi…
Taihu stones 太湖石 at The Mysteries of the Peace Blossom Source, one of the constructed fantasy scenes at the Garden of Perfect Brightness dating from the early eighteenth century. Photograph: Lois Conner

Rock Stands and Mud Washes Away

Lois Conner, the New York-based landscape photographer, is fond of saying: 'What takes time, time re…
Statue in a ruins and shards storage area, Garden of Perfect Brightness 圓明園, Beijing. Photograph: Lois Conner

Everything Old is New Again: some Confucian websites

This year, 2015, marks a century since a clutch of Chinese public figures, politicians and thinkers …
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Australia's China in 1976: an ambassador's advice

On 18 September 2015, Comrade Ambassador: Whitlam's China Envoy published by Melbourne University Pr…