Mario Peucker
PhD candidate
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Nana Oishi
Associate Professor
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Promoting Asian-Australian Participation in Public Life Forum

As part of the Asian-Australian Public Policy Project, the Asia Institute hosted a one-day forum exploring the experiences of Asian-Australians in public life.  A diverse group of speakers discussed the ways to address the lack of Asian-Australian representation in leadership positions in politics and in other areas of public life.

Asia Institute Graduate Community Award Winner



Congratulations to the Winner of the Asia Institute Graduate Community Award

Accountability and control in the Xi Jinping era


2015 Melbourne Conference on China, August 21-22, 2015
Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Melbourne
Closing date for submissions: 12 December 2014 

Master of Translation

The Asia Institute is delighted to announce the Master of Translation

The Master of Translation is a new program offered from 2015 for Mandarin Chinese-English bilinguals. The program prepares you for a career as a professional translator, mediating Australia's international relations. Graduates may work in fields such as government, commerce, law, or international relations.  

Enrolling now. For further information please see:

Opening the Door into the Arab World

Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room, 
Level 1, Sidney Myer Asia Centre
Saturday, 13 September 2014

The Hamer Scholarships Program

The rapidly growing Chinese economy offers unparalleled opportunities for Victorians and Victorian businesses.

Gaining strong Chinese language skills and a deeper understanding of the local culture gives you the best chance to succeed in this exciting market.

The Victorian Government’s Hamer Scholarships program enables you to improve your skills and prospects by studying Chinese in Jiangsu Province, Victoria’s sister-state.

Lawyer, property developer and philanthropist Jason Yeap OAM is investing in the future of the University and his own community

Jason Yeap has great confidence in the University of Melbourne. Not only has he made a significant gift to research at the University, he is an enthusiastic member of the board of Believe - the Campaign for the University of Melbourne.

His dedication is admirable, particularly as he did not study at the University of Melbourne.  However, he said making the decision to support Melbourne was quite simple.

Read the full article here.

New Academic Seminar Series

The Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies is pleased to announce the launch of its Academic Seminar Series.

Chinese In-Country Intensive Study Program

Fudan University, Shanghai, China

29th December 2014 – 23rd January 2015


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