About us

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The ANU China Institute combines the research and teaching talents of the academics of The Australian National University to bring greater focus to our collective activities and to highlight the work of the largest group of China specialists in Australia.

The ANU China Institute works to promote China Studies at The Australian National University and at the national and international levels, in consultation and collaboration with a range of organizations.

The abiding attention given to the Chinese world (the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora) in Australia and internationally provides us with new opportunities to enhance the work of China scholars at the University, and to showcase our achievements in research, education and outreach activities.


The ANU China Institute is an inclusive, representative umbrella institute consisting of staff and students of The Australian National University across all disciplines, engaged in education and research on any aspect of the Chinese world: the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Chinese diaspora.

At present The Australian National University has over 50 academics doing research on China (including several who rank among the very top China specialists in the world) and enrolls many postgraduate students in the field. Although located in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, the Institute serves scholars in Chinese studies throughout the University.

The Institute is governed by a board comprising representatives of the various constituencies of Chinese studies scholars across the campus.

Updated:  14 June 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, ANU China Institute/Page Contact:  ANU China Institute