The Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) 中华全球研究中心 in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is a leading international institution for Chinese Studies, encompassing all scholarship that furthers our understanding of the Chinese world — the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora — on its own terms and through its own languages, addressing both its traditions and contemporary developments in a rapidly changing world.

CIW supports multi-disciplinary research that draws on the best traditions of both the humanities and social sciences, and that engages with public debate. Through its various research and education programs, CIW is helping Australians to better understand China.

Chinese studies has been a major strength of the ANU since the university's establishment in 1946. The Australian Centre on China in the World was founded in 2010 to promote multi-disciplinary scholarship on the Chinese world and now serves as a university-wide focal point for research, education and public outreach on China.

CIW is home to The China Journal, one of the world’s leading journals on contemporary China and published by the University of Chicago Press. CIW produces the China Story, the China Story Yearbook and the award-winning Little Red Podcast, which feature behind-the-headlines news and insights on China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the global Chinese diaspora.

The annual China in the World Forum brings ANU and international scholars together to debate Chinese issues of importance to the Australian public and policymaking community. The China Seminar Series offers a regular program of diverse forays into the latest scholarship on China. The ANU also hosts the annual G.E. Morrison Lecture on Chinese Ethnology. Delivered annually since 1948, it is one of the world’s oldest public lectures on China.

Please explore this website for more information about CIW events and activities, including seminars, research, executive education, in-country study programs, and visiting fellowships.


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Australian Centre on China in the World
China in the World Building #188
Fellows Lane
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia