Australian Centre on China in the World

The Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) is a research institution established to enhance the existing capabilities of The Australian National University (ANU). It aims to be an integrated, world-leading institution for Chinese Studies and the understanding of China, or what has been called 'Greater China' or the 'Chinese Commonwealth' (the People's Republic of China, the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions, as well as Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora), on a global scale.

Crisis »

Edited by: Jane Golley, Linda Jaivin, Sharon Strange
Wednesday, 21 April, 2021

The year 2020 was marked by a series of rolling crises. The Australian wildfires at the start of the year were a catastrophic sign of the global climate crisis.

China Dreams »

Edited by: Jane Golley, Linda Jaivin, Ben Hillman, Sharon Strange
Thursday, 16 April, 2020

The year 2019 marked a number of significant anniversaries for the People’s Republic of China (PRC), each representing different ‘Chinese dreams’. There was the centennial of the May Fourth Movement — a dream of patriotism and cultural renewal.

Zhang Peili »

From Painting to Video

Edited by: Olivier Krischer
Friday, 21 June, 2019

In 2014, New York-based artist Lois Conner gifted one of pioneering Chinese artist Zhang Peili’s last paintings to The Australian National University’s newly opened Australian Centre on China in the World.

Power »

Edited by: Jane Golley, Linda Jaivin, Paul J. Farrelly, Sharon Strange
Thursday, 11 April, 2019

In 2018, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) was, by most measures, more powerful than at any other time in its history and had become one of the most powerful countries in the world.

Dog Days »

Made in China Yearbook 2018

Friday, 5 April, 2019

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2018 was the year of the ‘earthly dog’.

Gilded Age »

Made in China Yearbook 2017

Sunday, 1 April, 2018

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2017 was the year of the ‘fire rooster’, an animal often associated with the mythical fenghuang, a magnificently beautiful bird whose appearance is believed to mark the beginning of a new era of peaceful f

Prosperity »

Sunday, 1 April, 2018

A ‘moderately prosperous society’ with no Chinese individual left behind—that’s the vision for China set out by Chinese President Xi Jinping in a number of important speeches in 2017.

Control »

Thursday, 1 June, 2017

‘More cosmopolitan, more lively, more global’ is how the China Daily summed up the year 2016 in China.

Disturbances in Heaven »

Made in China Yearbook 2016

Wednesday, 1 February, 2017

Labour and civil society are two fundamental components of international discussions concerning China today.

Pollution »

Thursday, 1 September, 2016

Environmental pollution poses serious challenges for China, including to its economy as well as public health.

China & ANU »

Diplomats, adventurers, scholars

Authored by: William Sima
Tuesday, 1 December, 2015

The Pacific War and its aftermath radically transformed Australian perceptions of what was then called the ‘Near North’.

Shared Destiny »

Sunday, 1 November, 2015

Humanity as never before shares a common destiny, whether it be in terms of the resources of the planet, the global environment, economic integration, or the movement of peoples, ideas, cultures.