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.

Gilded Age »

Edited by: Ivan Franceschini, Nicholas Loubere
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 »

Edited by: Ivan Franceschini, Kevin Lin, Nicholas Loubere
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.