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Melbourne Asia Review is an initiative of the Asia Institute. Any inquiries about Melbourne Asia Review should be directed to the Managing Editor, Cathy Harper.

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Chinese students in Australia: motivations and mobility in the face of COVID-19

  • Dr Yu Hao, Professor Anthony Pym & Yizhou Wang,

Why have so many Chinese international students decided not to return to Australia as the world emerges from COVID-19?

Can Chinese Cultural Diplomacy be Done Without Controversy? The Case of China Cultural Centres

  • Minglei Wang,

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)

  • Dr Jun Ohashi,

Learning an Asian language can serve as a bulwark against rising nationalism and xenophobia.

Cadre Country: How China became the Chinese Communist Party by John Fitzgerald

  • Diarmuid Cooney-O’Donoghue,

Important for understanding the modern day CCP, especially in the context of Australia’s ongoing debate of how to best engage with China.

Why the history and context of words are important – the example of ‘xiansheng’

  • Yang Wang,

Unless language students are taught the history and context of words, cultural misunderstanding occurs.