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(left to right): Dr Benjamin Penny, Associate Professor Benjamin Hillman, Emeritus Professor Helen Ennis, Representative Elliott Charng, Professor Helen Sullivan, Emeritus Professor Richard Rigby, Ms Jill Lai. Photo: Chin-Jie Melodie Liu

Wayfaring Exhibition Opening Address by Emeritus Professor Helen Ennis, 29 July 2021

29 July 2021
At the Wayfaring exhibition opening, Emeritus Professor Helen Ennis highlighted the uniqueness of the photography works in the Wayfaring exhibition by offering an insightful reflection on photography development in 1970s-80s Australia and Taiwan, which occurred under very different political and...

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Work With Us: Postdoctoral Fellow in Chinese Studies

17 June 2021
CIW is now seeking to appoint two Postdoctoral Fellows. The successful candidates will be expected to conduct research that deepens our understanding of the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, or the Chinese diaspora, preferably with a focus on their interconnections in a globalised world.

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Yeh Ching-Fang, Towards the End of Martial Law Series, 1980. © National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan.

Wayfaring: Photography in 1970s–80s Taiwan 找路:1970–80年代的臺灣攝影

25 May 2021
The Australian Centre on China in the World is pleased to announce the exhibition project *Wayfaring: Photography in 1970s–80s Taiwan* 找路:1970–80年代的臺灣攝影, curated by Olivier Krischer and Shuxia Chen. The exhibition will take place at the Australian Centre on China in the World Gallery between 30...

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Caroline Stevenson

Meet Caroline Stevenson: ‘Resurrecting’ Lord Amherst’s Embassy to China (1816)

3 March 2021
Caroline Stevenson is a Visiting Fellow at the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) and former CIW PhD Scholar. She speaks to us about her new book Britain’s Second Embassy to China — Lord Amherst's 'Special Mission' to the Jiaqing Emperor in 1816 and its relevance today. As...

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DEADLINE EXTENSION Call for Papers: Chinese Studies Association of Australia 17th Biennial Conference

23 February 2021 to 31 August 2021
The Chinese Studies Association of Australia cordially invites proposals for its forthcoming biennial conference. Contributions addressing the conference theme, “Changing China: Then and Now”, are especially encouraged, though proposals on any area of Chinese Studies are welcome. Proposals may be...

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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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