Former BHP Chair of Australian Studies, Peking University
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Extract – Happy Together: Bridging the Australia-China Divide
From 2013 to 2016 David Walker was the inaugural BHP Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University, Beijing. It was here that he met his co-author, Li Yao, a man who has translated nearly forty Australian books into Chinese. This extract is taken from the final chapter of their book.
Sinophobia 101: Why is Australia’s history of anxiety about the rise of China still relevant?
Reflecting on Australia’s historic perceptions of China could deliver understanding of the “real differences and complementarities” between the two countries and inform the “pragmatic compromises and effective policies” needed to secure our future, writes David Walker.