Canberra discovers China

Members of the ANU Interim Council receiving a gift of Chinese books from Kan Nai-kuang, Chinese Ambassador to Australia, November 1948. From the left: Robert Garran, Charles Daley, Kan Nai-kuang, Leslie Martin, Frederic Eggleston, Roy Douglas Wright (behind Eggleston), Herbert Cole 'Nugget' Coombs and Douglas Copland. (Courtesy National Library of Australia).

Geremie Barme and Will Sima feature in this radio interview with 666 ABC Canberra radio presenter Genevieve Jacobs.

The broad ranging discussion includes the role of former prime minister Kevin Rudd in supporting the new Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW), and early connections between the ANU and China which date back to the 1940s. Those connections are celebrated in a current exhibition, Diplomats, Adventurers, Scholars. 

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