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Can Chinese Cultural Diplomacy be Done Without Controversy? The Case of China Cultural Centres
Why have China Cultural Centres so far attracted little controversy, especially compared with Confucius Institutes?
INTRODUCTION – Changing one’s world view: the potentially transformative power of Asian language(s) and culture(s)
Learning an Asian language can serve as a bulwark against rising nationalism and xenophobia.
The Korean language is booming at Australian universities. What needs to be done to keep the momentum going?
Korean is increasingly popular at Australian universities, but more needs to be done to recruit and keep students.
INTERVIEW: Is Asian Studies and ‘Asia literacy’ in crisis in Australia and what is its future?
Government needs to signal to universities that Asia literacy is a skill-set employers want.
Cadre Country: How China became the Chinese Communist Party by John Fitzgerald
Important for understanding the modern day CCP, especially in the context of Australia’s ongoing debate of how to best engage with China.