The China Story Project is created by the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) at the College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University (ANU). The Centre is an initiative of the Australian Government in collaboration with the ANU, a university with the most significant concentration of dedicated Chinese Studies expertise in the world.
The primary purpose of CIW is to support academic research at the ANU relating to all areas of the Chinese-speaking world (the People’s Republic, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and other countries). It is also our mission to share China-related research from around the world with the broader public in a relevant, accessible and engaging way.
Reference to the China Story 中国的故事 reflects the principle laid out by CIW Founding Director, Emeritus Professor Geremie Barmé, that China’s story is not only the version told by the Chinese Communist Party, but also includes the diverse perspectives of a multitude of others, both within and outside the People’s Republic, who are dedicated to understanding the complexities of China through its language, history, culture, politics, economy, society, and most importantly, its people. This is the purpose of The China Story Project, comprising two halves:
The China Story website is aimed at a general readership with an interest in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora as well as specialist readers. We publish original articles, research and analysis on topics of contemporary relevance, across a full range of disciplines, written in plain, academic jargon-free English.
The China Story Yearbook is CIW’s signature publication. Since its inception in 2012, the Yearbook has provided a themed overview of the events that shaped China during the year.