China Matters: in conversation
Update Saturday 26 August: Linda Jakobson is unwell and will not be able to attend this session; this session will proceed as planned.
Described as ”simply the best all-round guide for how Australians must learn to live with China’s power”, China Matters examines China’s unique dynamism and contradictions – ranging from business ties to the growing influence of the Chinese Government in Australia.
Two of the world’s premier China-watchers Bates Gill and Linda Jakobson will explore the timely and crucial questions of how to understand China’s complexities and how Australia should respond to secure our future.
Linda Jakobson is an award-winning, internationally recognised author of six books on China, worked as a researcher and policy adviser in China for 22 years before moving to Sydney in 2011 to become East Asia Program Director at the Lowy Institute.
Bates Gill is Professor of Asia-Pacific Strategic Studies at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University – an internationally-recognised China expert with 25 years’ experience as a scholar and policy adviser and author of seven books and more than 100 other China-related publications, including Rising Star and China: The Balance Sheet.
The session will be moderated by Professor Joan Beaumont, Professor Emerita, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, School of International Political and Strategic Studies, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.
Date: Sunday 27th August 2017
Venue: University House, Australian National University
Tickets: Adult $24.00; Concession $21.95; Junior $11.75