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Why the history and context of words are important – the example of ‘xiansheng’
Unless language students are taught the history and context of words, cultural misunderstanding occurs.
What motivates students to study Chinese at Australian universities and did this change during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Chinese is classified as one of Australia’s most important strategic Asian languages, but currently students’ motivations are not properly considered.
How well does Australia know China?
Enrollments in Chinese Honours programs have fallen off a cliff in the past ten years or so.