Australia China Stories presents 50 vignettes from individuals who form part of the rich fabric of the Australia-China relationship since the establishment of official ties between Australia and the People’s Republic of China.
Dr John Yu was the inaugural keynote speaker at the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations' flagship event, the Wang Gungwu Lecture 2022.
Born in China, Dr John Yu was smuggled out of Nanking as a two-year-old, shortly before the city fell to Japanese forces. With his mother and sister, he immigrated to Australia as a refugee, joining relatives that had lived in Australia since the Victorian Gold Rush.
Fabrics of Multicultural Australia (FOMA) is an initiative of Gandhi Creations and showcases Australia’s diverse creative sectors.
Zhou Xiaoping is a Melbourne-based artist and curator, born and educated in China. Since 1988 he has been actively engaged with Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land and the Kimberley.
The Australia-China Youth Association (ACYA) is a community of young Australians and Chinese interested in promoting cross-cultural understanding and developing lasting friendships. The National Foundation for Australia-China Relations supported ACYA's flagship event, the Australia-China Emerging Leaders Summit (ACELS) as part of the 2021-22 grant round.
Cathy Chong AM is an advocate for the Chinese community in South Australia. She is President of the Chinese Welfare Services of SA and had a long career as a nurse working in emergency medicine. In 2022, Cathy was honoured for her significant service to multiculturalism in South Australia and to the community.
Dermatologist Dr Li-Chuen Wong has treated countless skin conditions in kids.
By her own account, there’s not much she hasn’t seen. “You don’t get those insights unless you’ve actually treated hundreds and hundreds of patients,” says Dr Wong.
But the young patients at her Sydney clinic aren’t the only ones benefiting from her experience.
Welcome to issue one of the Friends of the Foundation newsletter.
The OzAsia Festival is an Asia-focused arts festival in Adelaide, SA, that runs for two weeks in October - November. In 2021 the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations supported the presentation of three new artistic commissions featuring Chinese Australian artists and stories, together with Australia-China creative collaboration and exchange.
The Australian International Sports Organisation (AISO) ran a series of four sports programs to promote engagement between Chinese-speaking international students and Australia's diverse communities. Participants learned basic skills in hockey, soccer, netball, AFL and rugby to name a few. This initiative was supported by the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations as part of the 2021-22 grants round.
The Hurstville Museum and Gallery's exhibition 'Our Journeys | Our Stories' was on display from April - July 2022. The exhibition documented the migration and historic contribution of Chinese Australians to the Georges River area in Sydney and displayed artworks by leading Chinese Australian artists. This exhibition was supported by the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations as part of the 2021-22 grants round.
Dr Jianhua Zhang loves seaweed, and not just as something to eat.
The researcher from Melbourne’s Victoria University believes it could be harnessed to replace one of the biggest contributors to waste in our oceans: plastic packaging.