Judi Moylan: China Story Yearbook 2013

The Honorable Judi Moylan is a widely respected former politician serving as a member of the House of Representatives of the Australian Parliament for twenty years, from 1993 until August 2013. During that time her roles have included her work as Minister for Family Services and as Minister for the Status of Women, as well as … more

China Story Yearbook 2013: Civilising China 文明中华

China Story Yearbook 2013 edited by Geremie R. Barmé and Jeremy Goldkorn with contributions from leading scholars, journalists and writers, and a rich range of translated material from Chinese sources related to politics, social change, urban transformation, law and order, international relations, the economy, global trade, the Internet, culture, major news stories and much more, was launched … more

A Fate at Fifty

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Menzies Library at The Australian National University, the holdings of which include the most comprehensive range of Asia and Pacific-related scholarly materials at any university library in the country. Geremie R. Barmé, Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World, spoke of the importance of … more

Making Capitalism in Rural China: A Review

Michael Webber is a Professorial Fellow in the Department of Resource Management and Geography at the University of Melbourne, and a member of the Association of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. His book, Making Capitalism in Rural China, published by Edward Elgar (2012), is based on fifteen years of fieldwork in multiple regions … more

A Century of American Dreams and Nightmares of China

Jeffrey Wasserstrom is Chancellor’s Professor of History at University of California Irvine and author of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know, an updated edition of which was published in 2013. His research ranges from revolutions and student protests in China through the politics and problems of globalisation to popular culture in China and … more

Liquid Power in China

Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Politics and Executive Director of the China Studies Centre, University of Sydney. He leads the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN), funded by the European Commission, and is an Associate Fellow on the Asia Programme at Chatham House. His is the author of eight books on China, the … more

Cultural Heritage and Urbanisation in China

Emeritus Professor Ken Taylor AM is an Adjunct Professor in the Research School of Humanities & the Arts at The Australian National University. He was a Visiting Professor at Tongji University in October/November 2012, has been a speaker at China ICOMOS meetings and conferences in Beijing, Hangzhou and Guizhou. He has been asked to take … more

Wang Gungwu 王赓武 on Tianxia 天下

The following essay is an excerpt from the appendix to Professor Wang Gungwu’s most recent book, Renewal: The Chinese State and the New Global History (Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 2013). In this short volume, Professor Wang, a celebrated historian of China and Southeast Asia, discusses with extraordinary clarity some of the major issues and … more