China-Australia Research Network Symposium

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Date(s) - 16/10/2013
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Chinese Musesum

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Wednesday 16th October 6.00 – 7.30om
Chinese Museum, 22 Cohen Place, Melbourne

The China-Australia Research Network (CARN), at the National Centre for Australian Studies (NCAS), is holding a symposium to mark forty years since Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam visited China and the recent expansion of Australian Studies in that country.

Featuring three Chinese scholars visiting Monash as CARN Fellows and Monash academics collaborating with them, the symposium will hear from:

  • Dr Chen Hong of East China Normal University, undertaking a comparative study of the image of Australia and China in each country’s school textbooks;
  • Guijian He of Xihua University, exploring contributions of key Australian figures in ecological feminist theory;
  • Dr Qinghong Yin of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, examining minority art collection, exhibition and cultural identity in Australia and China;
  • Professor Kate Rigby, Professor of Environmental Humanities, School of English, Communications and Performance Studies, Monash University;
  • Dr Dat Bao, lecturer in curriculum and pedagopgy in the Faculty of Education, Monash University;
  • Dr Agnieszka Sobocinska, Deputy Director, National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University;
  • Dr Sophie Couchman, Curator, Chinese Museum,  Melbourne;
  • David Olsson, Board Member Australia-China Council.

The symposium will interest scholars working in Australian/Chinese studies and cultural relations, and the specific research areas of education, art and cultural heritage, and the ecological humanities.

Proudly supported by NCAS, the Faculty of Arts, the Chinese Musesum, the Whitlam Institute and the Australia China Council.

For more information on the China Australia Research Network, see: