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[WEBCAST] China Story Yearbook: China Dreams

Book Launch






Thursday, 16 April, 2020 - 15:00 to 15:45


The year 2019 marked a number of significant anniversaries for the People’s Republic of China, each representing different ‘Chinese dreams’. Please join us for the launch of China Story Yearbook 2019: China Dreams.

Asia Society’s Richard Maude, Yearbook editor Jane Golley and chapter authors Louisa Lim and Darren Lim will discuss some of the many dreams, illusions, aspirations and nightmares that co-existed (and clashed) in 2019 in China and beyond. From the challenges facing the Australian university sector, to the Hong Kong protests to the ‘conscious decoupling’ of the United States and China, the conversation will also reflect on how COVID-19 has altered so many China stories, in ways that none of us could have imagined in 2019.

Date: Thursday 16 April 2020
Time: 3 - 3:45 p.m. (AEDT)

This event is free and open to the public, registration is essential.

About our speakers

1. Jane Golley, Economist and Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World, The Australian National University
Professor Jane Golley is an economist and Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) at The Australian National University (ANU). Her research over several decades has covered a wide range of Chinese transition and development issues, including industrial agglomeration and regional policy; demographic change and economic growth; rural-urban and gender inequalities in education and income; the Belt and Road Initiative.

Jane is actively engaged in public policy and media debate regarding the Australia-China relationship. She is a co-editor of the China Story Yearbook series, including Power, published in 2019, and China Dreams, published in 2020.

2. Darren Lim, Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations, The Australian National University
Dr Darren Lim is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University and co-host of the “Australia in the World” podcast. His academic research focuses on geoeconomics and economic statecraft, the rules-based international order, technology competition, and foreign policy responses to major-power rivalry, with a regional focus on the Indo-Pacific.

In the policy domain, he has published commissioned research with the Brookings Institution, Global Asia and the Asan Forum, as well as numerous commentary pieces. He received his PhD and MPA from Princeton University, and holds first class Honours degrees in economics and law from Monash University. Prior to his postgraduate studies he worked professionally as a corporate lawyer, Associate to the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, and as a researcher at the International Crisis Group in Brussels.

3. Louisa Lim, Co-host, Little Red Podcast
Louisa Lim teaches audiovisual journalism at the Centre for Advancing Journalism at The University of Melbourne. A former BBC and NPR correspondent, she is the author of ‘The People’s Republic of Amnesia’ and co-hosts the Little Red Podcast.

4. Richard Maude, Senior Fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute and Executive Director, Policy, Asia Society Australia
Richard Maude joined Asia Society Australia in January 2020 as the inaugural Executive Director, Policy, and Senior Fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute – the first senior executive role in the Institute outside the United States. Richard Maude most recently served as Deputy Secretary, Indo-Pacific Group, in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

His portfolio covered Australia’s bilateral relations with Australia’s partners in Asia and North America, as well as Australia’s regional political, security, economic and development assistance interests.

In 2017, Mr Maude was head of the whole-of-government taskforce which supported the preparation of the Australian Government’s 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper. Mr Maude was Director-General of the Office of National Assessments from May 2013 until November 2016. ONA reports directly to the Prime Minister and provides all-source assessments on international political, strategic and economic developments affecting Australia’s national interests.

Before taking up the position of Director-General ONA, Mr Maude was the senior adviser on foreign policy and national security issues in the Office of the Prime Minister. Mr Maude has worked extensively on international security and Indo Pacific affairs as a career foreign service officer in Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He has served overseas in Malaysia, where he was Deputy High Commissioner, Singapore and as the Liaison Officer for the Office of National Assessments in the Australian Embassy in Washington DC.

Mr Maude holds a first-class honours degree in politics from the University of Adelaide and a Master of Arts (International Relations) from the Australian National University.

This event is hosted by the Australian Centre on China in the World, ANU, in partnership with Asia Society.



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