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Call for Papers: Remembering Taiwan's Martial Law Conference, 29-30 July 2021

16 December 2020
Martial Law (1947–87) lies at the heart of narratives shaping Taiwanese identities, criss-crossing foundations of contemporary society. This Conference examines the diversity of voices across lands and spaces, platforms and mediums, lines and cleavages that form the foundation of the story of...

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Kim Yang: Hello, Goodbye — CIW professional staff by day, singer-songwriter by night

26 November 2020
Over the last five years, Kim Yang has been the front face of CIW — replying to e-mails, setting up for events, greeting guests, making people feel welcomed and safe in the CIW building... the list goes on. In this written interview, she shares with us her role at CIW and some of her life's...

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Fieldwork note: A stone stele from 1778, Guizhou, China.

19 November 2020
Joel Wing-Lun—a Harvard University PhD student visiting CIW—examines how Chinese state expansion was experienced by local communities in Guizhou (16th-20th century). He shares with us the significance of a stone stele about the renovation of a temple for understanding the dynamics and cultures of...

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Amy King

Meet Amy King: What can Australia learn from Japan’s engagement with China?

4 November 2020
Amy King is a Senior Lecturer in the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre at ANU. She speaks to us about China’s role in (re)shaping the international economic order since World War Two. Based on her recent research on President Xi’s worldview, Amy explains Australia’s position in Xi’s foreign...

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Beyongo Mukete Dynamic

Meet Beyongo Mukete Dynamic: Navigating Africa-China Relations

30 July 2020
Dr Beyongo Mukete Dynamic is a senior research officer at the Australian Centre on China in the World. He shares with us how growing up during a turbulent period in Cameroon has shaped his interest in politics. As Africa-China relations enter tumultuous times, Beyongo explains the key challenges...

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Meet Jarrod Sim: Sounding out Taiwan’s indigenous cultures

11 June 2020
Jarrod Sim is a PhD student at the School of Archaeology and Anthropology, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences. Jarrod's research explores the role of oral traditions in Taiwan's Paiwan culture. In this interview, he shares with us highlights from his recent fieldwork in Taiwan.

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Chinese state media has warned "there is little hope that bilateral tensions could ease in the short term".(ABC News: Brendan Esposito)

Australia says China travel warning 'unhelpful' amid escalating diplomatic row

8 June 2020
Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham has labelled China's warning against its citizens visiting Australia "unhelpful", as Chinese state media said the warning was issued in response to Australia's "anti-China" policies.

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Denghua Zhang and Hongbo Ji

Insider Perspectives on Chinese Aid with Hongbo Ji and Denghua Zhang

31 May 2020
We often hear from experts on China about Chinese aid, but rarely from Chinese experts themselves. Yet given China’s complexity, not to mention the language barriers, hearing from those who understand the country and its systems is obviously critical.

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