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27 Apr 2011 - Prime Minister Gillard announces BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University Today the Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard announced the launch of the BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies to be hosted at Peking University in Beijing. The announcement was made at a joint signing of Memoranda of Understanding between the Australia-China Council (ACC) and BHP Billiton (BHP), and the ACC and Peking University. The BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies is expected to raise awareness and understanding of Australia in China. BHP Billiton will fund the position for three to five years. In recognition of this support, the Chair will be named the BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies. Dr Geoff Raby, the Australian Ambassador to China said, "The Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University is a wonderful opportunity for Chinese students and academics to really engage and learn about Australia from the best Australian academia has to offer, not just through the Chair, but the network of Australian academics the Chair will bring to China to engage with the Australian Studies network. It is these people to people links that will strengthen and deepen the Australia-China bilateral relationship over time" "The ACC is very proud to have played a coordinating role in establishing the BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies in China. We look forward to providing support to the Chinese academics working at Australian Studies Centres in China that have been so committed to the study and understanding of Australia in China for over two decades" the Chair of the ACC, Emeritus Professor Mark Wainwright AM said. "We are very grateful to BHP Billiton and our hosts at Peking University for making this happen." The position has support from the Australian tertiary education sector and a consortium of Australian Universities committed to growing the Australian Studies in China program. "Without the support of the tertiary education sector in Australia, the position would not be viable" Professor Wainwright said. The Australian Studies in China program has been operating for over two decades. Australian Studies Centres are located at leading universities across China in Beijing, Shanghai, Inner Mongolia, Heilongjiang, Sichuan, Guangdong, Fujian, Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangsu and Liaoning.

16 February 2012 05:40

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Australian Studies Centres

Australian Studies in China Program Australia China Council Board Chair The Hon Warwick Smith AM Deputy Chair Mr Kevin Hobgood鈥怋rown Members Professor Susan Street Mr Peter Cleary Mr Chris Clark Ms Suhanya Raffel Professor Fiona Wood FRACS AM  Australia鈥怌hina Council Secretariat  Address Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade R.G. Casey Building John McEwen Crescent Barton ACT 0221 Australia Manager, North Asia Division Philipp Ivanov Email philipp.ivanov@dfat.gov.au Phone 61 2 6261 3818 Fax 61 2 6112 3818 Website http://www.dfat.gov.au/acc/ Australian Studies in China Program Manager  Professor David Carter Project Officer  Ms Marilyn Barton Address School of English, Media Studies and Art History  The University of Queensland St Lucia QLD 4072 Australia Email austudies.china@uq.edu.au   Phone  61 7 3365 3169 Fax    61 7 3365 2799   Beijing Institution Beijing Foreign Studies University   鍖椾含瑗夸笁鐜寳璺?/span>2鍙凤紝鍖椾含澶栧浗璇ぇ瀛︽境澶у埄浜氱爺绌朵腑蹇?/span>   涓讳换锛氭潕鍙堟枃鍓暀鎺?/span>   鍓富浠伙細鏉庡缓鍐?/span> Centre Name Australian Studies Centre Department School of English and International Studies Address No. 2, North Xisanhua Rd,   Haidian District   Beijing 100089 China Director Associate Professor Li Youwen Email liyouwen@bfsu.edu.cn Vice Director Li Jianjun Email jianjun_hy_li@yahoo.com.cn Phone 86鈥?0鈥?8815662 /86鈥?0鈥?8817287 Fax 86鈥?0鈥?8810276 / 86鈥?0鈥?8816282 Web Site www.bfsu.edu.cn/english/index.htm                      Institution China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)   涓浗绀句細绉戝闄?/span>浜?/span>澶爺绌舵墍鍓墍闀?/span>   鍖椾含寮?/span>鑷繝璺?3鍙?100007   闊╅攱鐮旂┒鍛?/span> Centre Name Australian Studies Centre Department Institute of Asia鈥怭acific Studies Address 3 Zhang Zi Zhong Road,   Beijing 100007 China Secretary General Professor Han Feng Email dnyhf@hotmail.com Phone 86 10 6403 9034, 86 10 6568 8854 Web Site www.cass.net.cn/chinese/s28_yts/s28_yts1.htm    Institution Peking University 鍖椾含 100871 (鍖椾含娴锋穩鍖?)   鍖椾含澶у鑻?/span>璇?/span>绯绘境澶у埄浜?/span>鐮旂┒涓績   鑳″.楹熸暀鎺?&鍛ㄩ噾绂忔暀鎺?/span> Centre Name Australian Studies Centre Department School of Foreign Languages Address No. 5, Yiheyuan Road   Haidian District   Beijing 100871 China Director Professor Hu Zhuanglin Email yyhzl@pku.edu.cn Secretary General Professor Liu Shusen Email lshuseng@pku.edu.cn Vice鈥怐irector Professor Xia Hongwei Email hxia@pku.edu.cn Phone 86 10 6275 1109 Fax 86 10 6276 5009 Web Site http://web5.pku.edu.cn/austr/MainPage.html   Institution Renmin University of China (People's University of China)   鍖椾含娴锋穩鍖轰腑鍏虫潙澶ц59鍙?100872   涓浗浜烘皯澶у澶?/span>璇闄?/span>   婢冲ぇ鍒?/span>浜氱爺绌朵腑蹇冧富浠?/span>   寮犲媷鍏堟暀鎺?/span> Centre Name Australian Studies Centre Department Foreign Languages College Address Room 625   Mingde International Building   59 Zhongguancun Street   Beijing 100872 China Director Professor Zhang Yongxian Email yxzhang@ruc.edu.cn Phone/Fax 86 10 8250 9308 Website http://asc.ruc.edu.cn/strine/default.asp    Institution Tsinghua University    鍖椾含娓?/span>鍗庡ぇ瀛︽枃鍗楁ゼ201鎴?/span>闂?/span>100084   鍖椾含娓?/span>鍗庡ぇ瀛︽境澶у埄浜氱爺绌朵腑蹇?/span>   鑱旂郴浜?/span>鐜嬫暚鎱у壇鏁欐巿 Centre Name Australian Studies Centre Department Department of Foreign Languages Address Room 201, Wennan Building   Beijing 100084 China Director Professor Chen Yongguo Deputy Director Dr Wang Jinghui Email jh.wang@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn Phone 86 6278 1185 Fax 86 6279 5726 OTHER CENTRES (Northern China): Institution Inner Mongolia University   涓浗鍐呰挋鍙ゅ懠鍜屾旦鐗瑰ぇ瀛﹁矾杈?/span>235   鍐呰挋鍙ゅぇ瀛﹀鍥?/span>璇闄?/span>   婢冲ぇ鍒?/span>浜氱爺绌朵腑蹇?/span>10021   涓讳换:寰愮偝鍕?/span> Centre Name Australian Studies Centre Department Foreign Languages College Address 235 Da Xue Rd   Saihan District   Huhhot, Inner Mongolia 010021 China Director DUAN Manfu (Joy) Email duanmanfu@sina.com Secretary General LV Yanhua Email lyh197273@sohu.com Phone 86 471 499 2924 Fax: 86 471 499 3509 Website www.imu.edu.cn/   Institution Liaoning University 涓浗杈藉畞鐪佸ぇ杩炲競   榛勬渤璺?/span>850鍙?/span>   杈藉畞甯堣寖澶у澶栧浗璇闄?/span>   鍐锋収鏁欐巿(鏀?116029 Centre Name Centre for Australian Studies Department School of Foreign Languages Address Liaoning Normal University   850 Huanghe Rd   Shahekou District   Dalian, Liaoning Province, 116029 China Director Professor Leng Hui Email caslnnu@163.com; caslnnu@gmail.com Mobile 86 13130 483616. Phone 860 0411 82159071 Website http://cas.lnnu.edu.cn   Institution Mudanjiang Teachers College   姊佷腑璐?/span>   鐗′腹姹?/span>甯堣寖瀛﹂櫌鍓櫌闀裤€佹暀鎺堛€佹枃鑹哄纭曞+鐢熷甯堬紝婢冲ぇ   涓滃寳甯堣寖澶у鍏艰亴鍗氬+鐢熷甯?/span>   鍗庝笢甯堣寖澶у鍏艰亴鏁欐巿   鍦板潃锛氱墶涓规睙甯傛枃鍖栬19鍙?/span>   閭紪锛?/span>157012 Centre Name Australian Studies Centre Address 19 Wenhua Street   Aimin District   Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang Province 157012 China Director Professor Liang Zhongxian Email liangzxjj@yahoo.com.cn Contact Professor Alan Zhang   zhanggeping@gmail.com Phone 86 45 3651 2300 Fax 86 45 3659 0010 Institution Nankai University (Tianjin)   澶╂触300071   鍗?/span>寮€澶у   鍥?/span>闄呯粡娴庤锤鏄撶郴   娈锋睗绁ユ暀鎺?/span> Department School of Economics   International Economy and Trade Dept Address 94 Weijing Road   Nankai District Tianjin 300071 China Email twshuping@nankai.edu.cn Phone 86 22 2350 1573, 86 22 2350 2655/7088 Website www.nankai.edu.cn/   Institution Centre Name Shandong University at Weihai Centre for Australian Studies Address 180 Wenhuaxilu,   Weihai 264209 China Director Professor Zhang Wei Email david11@163.com Phone 86 631 265 1151/568 8750 Fax 86 631 568 8750 Mobile 1328 7828 561 Website http://fxipo.wh.sdu.edu.cn/english/ Australian Studies Centres: Central China SHANGHAI Institution East China Normal University Centre Name Australian Studies Centre Address 500 Dongchuan Road   Minghang District   Shanghai 200241 China Email asc@mail.ecnu.edu.cn Director Professor Chen Hong Email hchen@english.ecnu.edu.cn Deputy Director Assoc Professor Hou Minyue Email myhou@english.ecnu.edu.cn Phone 86 21 5434 4902 Fax 86 21 5493 6546 Website http://www.ecnu.edu.cn/   Institution East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) Centre Name Australian Studies Centre Address 130 Meilong Road   Shanghai 200237 China Director Professor Yan Jinglan Email jinglanyan@126.com Phone 86 21 5436 0501 Fax 86 138 1777 8110   Institution Centre Name Shanghai Academy of Social Science Australian Studies Centre Department Institute of World Economy Address 7鈥?62 Huaihaizhong Road   Shanghai 200020 China Email email: asc@sass.org.cn; ASC鈥?a href="mailto:SASS@online.sh.cn">SASS@online.sh.cn Director Professor Zhang Youwen Email zyw@sass.org.cn Deputy Director Professor Xu Mingqi Email xmq@sass.org.cn; xu_mingqi@hotmail.com Phone 86 21 5306 0606 x 2446 or 86 21 6384 0821 Fax 86 21 5306 3814 Website http://www.sass.org.cn/   Institution Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade Centre Name Australian Studies Centre Address 620 Gubei Road   Shanghai 200336 China Honorary Director Professor Huang Yangshan Email yshuang@online.sh.cn Director Professor Wang Guanglin Email nathan_wang@126.com Contact Peng Qinglong   pengqinglong@shift.edu.cn Phone 86 21 5206 7578 Fax 86 21 5206 7215 Website http://www.shift.edu.cn/   Institution Shanghai University Centre Name Australian Studies Centre of Shanghai University Address WenHui Building   20 Chengzhong Road   Jiading District   Shanghai 201800 China   arcsilc@department.shu.edu.cn Contact Siyi Gong Email sygong@shu.edu.cn Phone 86 21 6998 0028 Website http://silc.shu.edu.cn/australia   Institution Centre Name University of Shanghai for Science and Technology Centre for Studies of Australian Affairs and Western Culture Department School of Foreign Languages Address PO Box 404   University of Shanghai for Science and Technology   516 Jun Gong Road   Shanghai 200093 China Honorary Director Professor Ye Sheng鈥恘ian Email vicy4578@yahoo.com.cn Phone 86 21 6523 3961 Director Professor Lu Le Email lulecflusst@yahoo.com.cn; lule@usst.edu.cn Phone 86 13918198363 Website Web Site: http://www.usst.edu.cn/ OTHER CENTRES (Central China): Institution Anhui University Centre Name Oceanic Literature Research Institute Address No 1 Feixi Road   Hefei   Anhui China 230039 Director Zhang Ming Email mzhang161@yahoo.com.cn Website http://www.ahu.edu.cn/   Institution Nanjing University Centre Name Center for Australian Studies Department School of Foreign Languages Address 22 Hankou Road   Nanjing, Jiangsu Province 210093 China Director Professor Yang Jincai Email jcyang.nju.edu.cn Website http://www.sfs.nju.edu.cn/   Institution Nantong University Centre Name Australian Studies Centre Department School of Foreign Studies Address No. 9 Seyuan Road   Nantong, Jiangsu Province 226019 China Chairman Mr Yihua Liu Email yhliu@ntu.edu.cn Secretary Grace Jiang Email jhh72@ntu.edu.cn Phone 86 513 8501 2694 Fax 86 513 8501 2695 Website sfl.ntu.edu.cn/aus  Institution Ningbo University  Centre Name Australian Studies Centre Department Faculty of Foreign Languages Address Ningbo, Zhejiang Province 315211 China Contact Cui Zhengeng Email cuizhenfeng@nbu.edu.cn Phone 86 574 8760 0368 Fax 86 574 8760 0048 Institution Suzhou University (Also Soochow University)   鑻忓窞澶у婢冲ぇ鍒╀簹鐮旂┒涓績 Centre Name Australian Studies Centre Address 1 Shizhi Street   Suzhou, Jiangsu Province 215006 China Director Professor Wang Labao Email lbwang@suda.edu.cn Honorary Director Professor Wang Guofu Phone 86 512 6512 9179 Fax 86 512 6512 9179 Website http://www.suda.edu.cn/   Institution Jiangsu Normal University   姹?/span>鑻忓笀鑼冨ぇ瀛︽境澶у埄浜氱爺绌朵腑蹇?/span>   涓?/span>鍗庝汉姘戝叡鍜屽浗姹熻嫃鐪佸緪宸炲競閾滃北鏂板尯涓婃捣璺?/span>101鍙?/span>   閭斂缂栫爜锛?/span>221116 Centre Name Australian Studies Centre Address Jiangsu Normal University   101 Shanghai Road,   Tongshan New District, Xuzhou   Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province 221116 China Director Professor Zhang Qiusheng Email qiushengzhang@yeah.net; qiushengzhang2004@126.com Phone 86 516 8353 6381 or 86 516 8340 3150 Fax 86 516 8350 0431 or 86 516 8340 3150 Website http://ayzx.jsnu.edu.cn/ Institution Yangzhou University Centre Name Australian Studies Centre Address Teacher's College   Yangzhou University   Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province 225002 China Deputy Director Professor Chen Qinglin Email chenq@yzu.edu.cn Website http://www.yzu.edu.cn/english/index.htm   Centre Name English Literatures Research and Australian Studies Centre Address Letter Box 2292   Zhejiang University 鈥怷ixi Campus   Hangzhou Zhejiang Province 310028 China Deputy Director Professor Zhu Jiongqiang Email jiongqiang_zhu@hotmail.com Phone / Fax 86 571 8798 2700 Web site http://www.zju.edu.cn/   Institution Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages Centre Name Australian Studies Centre Address 428 Kuiji Road   Shaoxing Zhejiang Province 31200 China Contact He Jianle (Horace) Email horace678@sohu.com   Institution Xi鈥檃n Foreign Languages University (Xi鈥檃n International Stud Centre Name School of English Studies Address Xi鈥檃n International Studies University   South Wenyuan Road, Chang鈥檃n District   Xi鈥檃n Shaanxi Province 710128 China Director Dean: Yajun Jiang Email jiangyajun@xisu.edu.cn. Phone Tel: 029 530 9342 Institution Xihua University Centre Name Australian Studies Centre Department School of Foreign Languages Address Xihua University   Jinniu District   Chengdu, Sichuan Province 610039 China Director Professor Xiang Xiaohong Email xiangdajie@sina.com Phone 86 2813 9804 8207 Fax 86 28 8772 0200 Website http://wgy.xhu.edu.cn/index_aus.asp?lm2=130   Institution Hangzhou Normal University Department School of Foreign Languages Address 16 Xuelin Street   Xiasha, Hangzhou Province 310018 China Contact Professor CHEN Zhengfa Email zfchen8@163.com   Institution Xiamen University Centre Name Australian Studies Centre Department Department of International Economics and Business Address Xiamen University   Xiamen, Fujian Province 361005 China Director Professor Ganshu Zheng Director Professor Mingzhi Zhang Honorary Director Professor Songshou Wei Email intertrade@xmu.edu.cn Website http://gjjmx.xmu.edu.cn/   Institution Zhongshan University (Sun Yat Sen University)   骞垮窞涓北澶у   婢冲ぇ鍒?/span>浜氱爺绌朵腑蹇?/span>   澶栧浗璇闄?/span> Centre Name Australian Studies Centre Department School of Foreign Languages Address 135 West Xingang Road   Guangzhou, Guangdong Province 510275 China Email flasc@zsu.edu.cn; flswql@zsu.edu.cn; flp@zsu.edu.cn Director Professor Ding Jianxin   jxding8@sina.com Deputy Director Professor He Jiaxiang Others Professor Wu Qianlong, Professor Han Ying Website http://www.zsu.edu.cn/ Australian Studies Centres: Taiwan Institution National Taiwan University Centre Name Interdisciplinary Group for Australian Studies (IGAS) Address Graduate Institute of National Development   1 Roosevelt Road   Section 4   Taipei 106 Taiwan Director Virginia Bih鈥恏earn Lee Email Email: lbh@ntu.edu.tw Website http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~lbh/index.htm  Institution National Chengchi University   鏀挎不澶у鍥?/span>闄呬簨鍔″闄㈡境澶у埄浜氱爺绌朵腑蹇?/span> Centre Name Centre for Australian Studies Department College of International Affairs Address 64 Zhih Nan Road Sec 2   Taipei 11605 Taiwan Director Professor Liou To鈥恏ai鍒樺境娴?/span> Email liu7249@nccu.edu.tw Phone 886 2 2938 7624 Fax 886 2 2938 78863 Website http://www.ausstudy.nccu.edu.tw/English/emain.htm Institution Tamkang University Centre Name Australian Studies Group Department Institute of Asian Studies Address Tamsui   New Taipei City 251 Taiwan Director Professor Ching鈥恖ung Tsay Email ctsay@mail.tku.edu.tw Phone 8862 2621 5656 ext 2709 Fax 8862 2620 9904 Website http://foreign.tku.edu.tw/TKUEnglish/ Other Contacts in Taiwan:   Institution National Chung Cheng University Department Dept of Labour Relations & Institute of Labour Studies Address 160 University Road, San鈥怘sing Village, Min鈥怘siung   Chia鈥怸i 621 Taiwan Director Professor Jou鈥怞uo Chu Email labjoujuo@ccu.edu.tw Phone 886 5272 0411 # 32303 Fax 886 5272 0559  

16 February 2012 05:25

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The Chair

The Chair BHP Chair of Australian Studies located at Peking University in Beijing, People's Republic of China (the Chair). the Chair was created to enhance Australian Studies at Peking University and to support Australian Studies Centres located at other Chinese universities and institutes. The Chair was created with generous support of BHP Group, Peking University, The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations of the Australian Commonwealth Government, Universities Australia and Australia China Council. Current Chair - Professor Pookong Kee Professor Kee is the Third BHP Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University. He has been the Chair since February 2019. He has also been the Director of the University’s Asia Institute since October 2010.He has held various academic and public-sector positions in the Asia-Pacific region, including as Director of the Chinese Heritage Center in Singapore, Professor of the Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies and Director of the Ritsumeikan Centre for Asia Pacific Studies in Japan, as well as Assistant Director of Australia’s Bureau of Immigratikon and Population Research. His recent teaching and research interests relate mostly to Asia-Pacific affairs, especially on international migration, diasporas, cultural diversity and Australia-Asia relations. Second Chair - Professor Greg McCarthy Professor McCarthy was the Second BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University. He has been the Chair since February 2016. He also holds a professorial chair in Australian Politics at the University of Western Australia. Professor McCarthy was educated at the University of Adelaide (BA. Ph.D). His main teaching and research interests are on Australian politics, Australia-China relations and the internationalisation of higher education. Greg McCarthy has held senior management positions including the Head of School of Social Sciences (2009 -2014), Acting Executive Dean and the Director of International Engagement for the Faculty of Arts (2014).  He is currently a co-director of two research centres, one in Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), the China-Australia Centre for Transcultural Studies (CATS), and one at the University of Adelaide, the Australia-China Centre for Transcultural studies (ACTS). Professor McCarthy has been a regular media commentator on Australian politics. He has also served as National Vice-President for the National Tertiary Education Union. Inaugural Chair - Emeritus Professor David Walker Professor David Walker served as the inaugural BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University, from February 2013 to January 2016. Professor Walker has written extensively on Australian representations of Asia. His prize-winning book, Anxious Nation: Australia and the Rise of Asia, 1850 to 1939 (UQP, 1999) has been translated into Chinese and published by China Renmin University Press (2009). An English edition was published in India in the same year and a Hindi translation will be published in 2013. He is the co-editor with Agnieszka Sobocinska of Australia’s Asia: From Yellow Peril to Asian Century (UWA Publishing, 2012). A collection of his Asia-related essays has been published under the title Encountering Turbulence: Asia in the Australian Imaginary (Readworthy, 2013). His recently published personal history, Not Dark Yet is being translated into Chinese by Professor Li Yao and will be published by The People’s Literature Publishing House, Beijing, in 2014. Professor Walker is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the Australian Academy of the Humanities. 

16 February 2012 02:54

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Directors and Officers

Directors and Officers   Kevin Hobgood-Brown AM - Chairman Mr. Hobgood-Brown is the Chairman of the Foundation after serving as the Foundation's first Managing Director. He also serves as the Managing Director of HHK Advisory, a corporate advisory firm that provides strategic corporate advice on resource transactions. Previously, Mr. Hobgood-Brown was the Group Executive and General Counsel for Sino Gold Mining Limited. He has over 30 years of management and legal experience in the Asia Pacific region and has been based in Sydney since 1996. He was one of a small group of international lawyers to work in Beijing in the early 1980's. Mr. Hobgood-Brown was an international law firm partner for 18 years, in which capacity he had postings in Beijing, San Francisco, Taipei and Sydney. He handled investment projects throughout China and in almost all of Australia's major Asian trading partners. Mr. Hobgood-Brown was the Deputy Chairman of the Australian government's eight-member Australia-China Council from 2006 to 2012. He was the Chairman of the Australia China Business Council from 2005 to 2008, having served on the Board of Directors of the ACBC since 1999. He is a member of the Panel of Advisors to the China Studies Centre of Sydney University. Mr. Hobgood-Brown is a member of the Global Council of the Asia Society and taught at the Law School of Beijing University from 1983 to 1987.  Professor David Carter - Director Professor Carter is a Professor of Australian Literature and Cultural History at the University of Queensland and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He is a Guest Professor of Beijing Foreign Studies University, and was Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at Tokyo University in 2007-8. He is Manager of the Australia-China Council's Australian Studies in China program, and served as a Board member of the Australia-Japan Foundation from 1998-2004. Recent books include Modern Australian Criticism and Theory, with Wang Guanglin (China Ocean University Press 2010), and Dispossession, Dreams and Diversity: Issues in Australian Studies (Pearson 2006).    Professor Ian O'Connor AC - Director Professor Ian O'Connor became the Vice Chancellor and President of Griffith University in January 2005. Professor O'Connor joined Griffith University as the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) in July 2002. Professor O'Connor has served as a consultant to, or as a member of, various Government and non-Government bodies. He is Chair of the Advancing Quality in Higher Education Reference Group and Chair of the Queensland Minister for Education's taskforce on bullying and violence in schools, the Queensland Schools Alliance Against Violence. Professor O'Connor is a board member of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. He is currently convenor of the Innovative Research Universities group.    The Hon. Warwick Smith AO - Director Warwick Smith is Senior Managing Director of the ANZ Banking Group; chairman of the Advisory Board of the Australian Capital Equity, holders of interests in Seven Group Holdings, West Australian Newspapers, Coates Hire, WesTrac and Caterpillar industrial services and equipment in Western Australia, New South Wales and North East China; chairman of the Australia-China Council, global trustee of the Asia Society and chairman of the Asia Society in Australia; and chairman of the Flagship Property Group.  Formerly, he was chairman of E*TRADE and the Australian Sports Commission; an executive director with Macquarie Bank; and a federal government minister with a parliamentary career spanning 15 years.  He was also Australia's first telecommunications ombudsman and has received a Centenary Medal and an Order of Australia.   Ms. Cathryn Hlavka - Director Ms. Cathryn Hlavka has a diverse international career in the areas of education, science and research relations, foreign and trade policy, development assistance, and cultural relations. Most recently she was the senior diplomatic education representative, Minister Counsellor, in the Australian Embassy in Beijing responsible for the strategic positioning of Australia's education and research interests in China. Other diplomatic posts also include Counsellor in the Australian Consulate General in Shanghai, the Australian Embassy in Tokyo and First Secretary in the Australian Embassy and Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Vienna. She has been actively involved with the development of Australian Studies in China, and in promoting the study of China and Chinese language and culture in Australia since the late 1980's including through her roles as Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of New South Wales (2010-2012) and Director of the Australia-China Council secretariat (1992-1996). To mark the 40th anniversary of Australia-China diplomatic relations she commissioned the bilingual publication Expanding our Horizons, Australia and China 40 Years of exchange and collaboration in education, research and science, a survey of people and programs that have made a significant contribution to the bilateral relationship. Emeritus Professor David Walker AM - Director David Walker was the inaugural BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University, Beijing, from February 2013 to January 2016. He is now an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne and an Emeritus Professor at Deakin University, Melbourne. He has written extensively on Australian representations of Asia. His prize-winning book, Anxious Nation: Australia and the Rise of Asia, 1850 to 1939 (UQP, 1999) has been translated into Chinese and Hindi. He is the co-editor of Australia's Asia: From Yellow Peril to Asian Century (UWA Publishing, 2012). A collection of his Asia-related essays has been published under the title Encountering Turbulence: Asia in the Australian Imaginary (Readworthy, 2013). His recently published personal history, Not Dark Yet (which explores family, memory and the experience of becoming 'legally blind') has been translated into Chinese (《光明行》) and published by The People's Literature Publishing House, Beijing (2014). David Walker is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He has ongoing academic links as a visiting Professor with Renmin University of China, Beijing Foreign Studies University and Inner Mongolia Normal University. He has held visiting professorships at Georgetown University, Washington, DC and the University of Copenhagen. Ms. Shirley Gao - Director Ms. Gao is the Executive Director of the Foundation, having served as the Company Secretary of the Foundation since its establishment. She is a Director of HHK Advisory, a Sydney-based corporate advisory firm that focuses on mergers and acquisitions in the mineral resources sector. Prior to joining HHK, Ms Gao was an associate director at Riverstone Advisory. She has had extensive managerial, business and teaching experience in Jiangsu, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Sydney.     Professor John Dewar - Director Professor Dewar is the Vice-Chancellor and President of La Trobe University, a position he has held since January 2012. Professor Dewar is currently a Director of Universities Australia until 2020; a member of the AHEIA Executive Committee; a Director of Education Australia Pty Ltd and AARNet; a member of the Advisory Board for the Centre for Ethical Leadership at the Melbourne Business School and Ormond College; and a Director of the Board of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Melbourne Law School and an Adjunct Professor in the La Trobe Law School. Professor Dewar has deep expertise in family law. Mr. Tony Fittler - Company Secretary Mr Tony Fittler is a Partner at HLB Mann Judd with over 25 years experienced as a taxation practitioner. His expertise includes corporate taxation compliance, funds management, international services and more. Mr Fittler is appointed as the Company Secretary of the Foundation in November as a representative of HLB Mann Judd, a well-known accounting and business advisory group.    Founding FASIC Chairman - Emeritus Professor Mark Wainwright AM FTSE Emeritus Professor Mark Wainwright served as the inaugural Chairman of the Foundation from 2011 to 2015. Professor Wainwright had held a number of senior positions in the research and higher education sectors in both Australia and overseas. He was the Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of New South Wales from April 2004 to June 2006 and Chair of the Australia-China Council of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade from 2006 to 2011. In 2000 he was awarded the Centenary Medal for service to Australian society in research policy and management and engineering education. In 2004, Professor Wainwright was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his service to chemical engineering as a researcher and academic, and to tertiary education. Ms Stephanie Lowe – Operations Manager Ms. Lowe is the Operations Manager of the Foundation, joining in February 2018. Stephanie is an experienced manager and community leader with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit sector. She also has extensive managerial experience in the business travel industry in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and China where she demonstrated her strategic planning and marketing skills. Stephanie has previously held roles in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and United Nations between 2006-2008.  She is passionate about volunteering and contributing to the community, especially in disadvantaged women and children, disability and poverty in developing countries. Mr. John Paul Grima - Assistant Conference Convener Since graduating with Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce degrees in 2008, John Paul has been engaged with the Australia-China education space through his work for organisations such as ACYA, CAMP and the Marco Polo Project. John Paul has undertaken postgraduate studies at Monash University, where he focused on Chinese minority ethnography and diaspora. As a Victorian Government Hamer Scholar, he was selected to continue Chinese language studies at Nanjing University in 2013. John Paul has worked as a Media Advisor for the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister of Australia (2009-2011) and for the UNDP in Beijing (2014). More recently, John Paul has applied his passion for international education by taking up a role in the Global Partnerships Office of Tsinghua University.  

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Peking University Peking University is a comprehensive and national key university. The campus, known as "Yan Yuan" (the garden of Yan) is situated at Haidian District in the western suburb of Beijing, with a total area of 2,743,532 square metres (or 274 hectares). It stands near to the Yuanmingyuan Garden and the Summer Palace.  Peking University is proud of its outstanding faculty, including 53 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 7 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and 14 members of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). The university has effectively combined research on important scientific subjects with the training of personnel with a high level of specialized knowledge and professional skill as demanded by the country's socialist modernization. It strives not only for improvements in teaching and research work, but also for the promotion of interaction and mutual promotion among various disciplines. Thus Peking University has become a center for teaching and research and a university of a new type, embracing diverse branches of learning such as basic and applied sciences, social sciences and the humanities, and sciences of medicine, management, and education. Its aim is to rank among the world's best universities in the future. For more information, visit Peking University English Website.

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