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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.
Invigorating Indonesian studies in Australia through collaborative, online education practices
Indonesian student numbers in Australia have been in freefall for decades. What can be done about it?
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.
Australia would be a better regional neighbour if it were better at Asian languages
Enrolments in Asian language programs in Australia are too low. A look at why Japanese has been so successful may help.
Fitting in at last? Learners of Japanese as community language in search of belonging and legitimacy
JCL learners need to be recognised not as problems but assets with the potential to become a bridge between Japan and Australia.