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David Walker on China in the Australian Mind

Thomas Ham & Company
A 1866 map of India, East Asia, and Australia engraved for the Queensland Government by Thomas Ham & Company, Brisbane.

This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy are delighted to be joined by Professor David Walker, Chair of the Australian Studies department at Peking University and historian with a special focus on Australian immigration policies and relations with China since 1850. Starting with a look back at Australia’s history of exclusion, the discussion moves forward to look at the state of relations today, as well as the state of Australia studies in China more generally.