Welcome to the China-Australia Research Network

  • The National Centre for Australian Studies welcomes you to the China-Australia Research Network (CARN). The establishment of CARN and its Fellowship program is funded by the Australia-China Council (part of the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade), with the support of the Chinese Museum, in Melbourne. The chief goal of the China-Australia Research Network is to increase understanding both of Australia in China and of Asia literacy among Australians. Its activities include:

    • Fellowship program which enables three senior Chinese scholars of Australian Studies to undertake a three week research visit to Australia
    • Events and public outreach including a public symposium at the Chinese Museum, in Melbourne
    • A research Network which supports and develops links and collaboration between Chinese scholars of Australian Studies and Australian scholars




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  • The Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC), in collaboration with the Australian Studies Centre at Peking University, will host a two-day conference on 21-22 September 2013 at Peking University, Beijing, China. Read more
  • This prestigious Fellowship scheme enables three senior Chinese scholars working in the multi-disciplinary field of Australian Studies to undertake a three-week research visit to NCAS, to work with Australian colleagues and to access Australian research collections. Applications for the Visiting Fellowships can only be submitted on-line and are due on 14 July 2013. Read more
  • Professor David Walker, of Deakin University, has been appointed as the inaugural BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University. Peking University announces the appointment of Professor Walker Read more
  • Asia has long been at or near the centre of Australian thinking, argue the authors in a new book edited by David Walker and Agnieszka Sobocinska. NCAS announces the publication of this exciting new book Read more
  • Two exhibitions celebrate Australia’s recognition of China in 1973: Whitlam and China This online exhibition commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic relations between Australia and China. http://www.whitlam.org/gough_whitlam/china  Making Change: Celebrating the 40 Years of Australia–China Diplomatic Relations This is an exhibition of innovative, change-making film and photo-based art by 24 of Australia’s foremost contemporary artists at the Read more