PKU-ASC welcomes new BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies

Professor Gregory McCarthy took up his appointment as the second PKU-BHP Billiton Chair Professor of Australian Studies, in Feburary 2016. Read Professor McCarthy’s biography here.


About the Centre

The Peking University Australian Studies Centre is an academic institute for the study of Australian history, politics, international relations, economics, society, culture and literature. The objective of the Centre is to strengthen the Australia-China relationship through advancing Australian Studies at Peking University and throughout China. To this end, the Centre hosts the BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies, administers Australian Studies courses at PKU, organises conferences and roundtables, and operates an Internship Program.

15th International Conference of Australian Studies in China

In July 2016 PKU Australian Studies Centre will host Australia in the World: Past, Present and Future, the 15th International Conference of Australian Studies in China. The call for papers is now open until 15 May 2016.

***Please click here to dowload Conference notice and information pack.


NOTE: The University of Sydney will be hosting a Workshop titled ‘Sites of International Memory’ on 15 July in Suzhou, China. The attendees of the 15th International Conference of Australian Studies in China are all invited to attend this conference. If you are interested, please click HERE to download detailed information. Thank you!

The 4th International Conference of the Foundation for Australian Studies in China

The 4th FASIC conference will take place at Sun Yat-Sen University Guangzhou this year, from 16-18 November. The theme of the conference is Sustainability: social and environmental issues. Click here to see more details.

To register, please download this form: fasic-4-registration-form






2016 Hu Zhuanglin Distinguished Translator Fellowship

Applications now open until 31 March 2016. For more information click here.

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