Articles

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An American in Shanghai: Then and Now

An American in Shanghai is a documentary film on US-China relations by William A. Callahan, who is p…
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China's media on the South China Sea ruling

Matt Schrader completed undergraduate degrees in international affairs and economics at The Geor…
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Wellington Koo, Mukden and Multilateralism

Will Peyton completed his undergraduate studies in history at the University of Melbourne and a Mast…
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Liao Yiwu on human rights, universal values and Chinese culture

When Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull embarked on his inaugural thirty-six-hour visit…

Interviews

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Shawna Yang Ryan discusses her novel Green Island

Shawna Yang Ryan 楊小娜 published her second novel Green Island in February 2016. Her first novel Water…
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…

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…
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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…
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Tyger! Tyger! A Fearful Symmetry

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

Shorts

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From the Year of the Ape to the Year of the Monkey

Christopher Rea is Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Director of the Centre for Chinese Resea…
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 …