China in Conversation

Confucius Institute is dedicated to the strengthening of cultural and educational ties between China and Western Australia, especially in the area of cross-cultural awareness.

Each China in Conversation public event opens a dialogue between a Chinese and an Australian expert on topical subjects, from culture to education and from science to economics.

Join in the conversation and find out about public talks by emailing:

Previous Confucius Institute events: 

Thursday 19 October 2017
Confucianism: Values and Democracy.
A conversation between Professor Baogang He from Deakin University and Professor John Makeham from LaTrobe University

Thursday 10 August 2017
 Financial Crisis and Rural Reforms in China: Implications for Australia.

A conversation between Professor Tiejun Wen from Renmin University and Professor Kadimbot Siddique from the UWA Institute of Agriculture.

Wednesday 12 July 2017
Rebalancing and Sustaining China’s Economic Growth
A conversation between Professor Yang Yao from Peking University and Professor James Laurenceson from the University of Technology Sydney.
Chaired by Professor Yanrui Wu from the UWA Business School.

This event was a partnership with the Business School at UWA as part of The 29th Chinese Economics Society of Australia (CESA) Annual Conference.

Thursday 6 April 2017 
Chinese Literature and World Literature: Views from the South
A conversation between  Professor Wang Jinghui from Tsinghua University, China and Professor Nicholas Jose from The University of Adelaide.

Thursday 23 February 2017
Trump Shock and the Indo-Pacific: Implications for our region
A roundtable discussion between Dr Jeffrey Wilson from the Perth USAsia Centre and the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University, Professor Baogang He from Deakin University and Professor Kanishka Jayasuriya from the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch Univerisity.
Chaired by the Perth USAsia Centre’s CEO, Mr Gordon Flake.

Friday 25 November 2016
One belt, One Road and Australia
A conversation between Professor Ross Garnaut from the University of Melbourne and Professor Sun Youzhong from Beijing Foreign Studies University as part of the CHINA IN AUSTRALIA ‘Critical Issues/Perspectives in a Globalised World” Symposium.

Thursday 31 March 2016
Seeking Harmony: Diseases in Chinese and Western Medicine
This China in Conversation was a dialogue on the strengths, the similarities and differences between Chinese and Western medicine in terms of diagnosis and treatment of common diseases.  It introduced the audience to the research and ideas of Professor Qian Xiaoyan from Xiamen University, Professor Barry Marshall and Professor Geoff Riley of The University of Western Australia and was chaired by Mr Iain Watt.

Thursday 12 November 2015
The Chinese Economy: Myths and Realities
This inaugural “China In Conversation” Forum was jointly-organised by Confucius Institute at The University of Western Australia and Perth USAsia Centre. Three speakers: Professor Yuexiang Jiang, from the College of Economics, Zhejiang University, China, Winthrop Professor of Economics Rod Tyers and Professor Yanrui Wu, both from the UWA Business School  discussed the factors contributing to China’s economic slowdown.