5–29 July 2022
Selected weekends: Saturday 23 July, 11am-3pm
Australian Centre on China in the World
Building 188, Fellows Lane
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601
About the Exhibition
In April 1948 Sir Douglas Copland finished up a two-year tenure as Australian Ambassador to China, returning to Canberra to become the first Vice-Chancellor of the new ANU. Along with other academic planners, over the following years Copland established Chinese Studies as a key area of ANU research. While Australia’s experience of the Pacific War — and the imminent Cold War — were crucial in shaping these developments, Chinese Studies evolved to encompass a wide range of humanities disciplines, including ancient and modern history.
Drawing on a previous CIW exhibition and featuring photographs, films, and material from the ANU archives, China & ANU at 75 charts the origins of Chinese Studies at ANU, and introduces the scholars who worked at the university in its early decades.
14/7 Thursday: Floor Talk (4-4.30 pm)
19/7 Tuesday: Celebration of Exhibition
More details to follow
23/7 Saturday: Floor Talk (2-2.30 pm)
26/7 Tuesday: Book Talk
Dates & timesTuesday, 5 July 2022 9.00am - 5.00pm
Gallery, China in the World Building (188), Fellows Lane, ANU