1. After three decades of rapid growth and transition from a planned economy, China is facing a tough set of challenges that threaten to derail its growth path. The leadership has called for deepening reforms to right the structural imbalances, fix institutional distortions, reduce environmental damage and improve income distribution.
    How will these reforms unfold? How will they affect China’s growth and that of other economies?

    The China Symposium brings together leading academics and policy advisors to discuss the latest research on the Chinese economy. This presentation, facilitated by Professor Mark Considine, explores these issues and themes.

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  2.  Chair: Professor Pookong Kee, Director, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne

     Professor Marilyn Lake, ARC Professorial Fellow, History Program, University of Melbourne

     The Hon Stephen Charles QC, Retired Supreme Court Judge and Member of the Immigration
    Reform Group

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  3.  Chair: Professor Ruth Fincher, President, Academic Board and Professor of Geography, University
    of Melbourne

     Professor Graeme Hugo AO, ARC Australian Professorial Fellow, University of Adelaide

     Professor Lesleyanne Hawthorne, International Workforce, University of Melbourne

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  4.  Chair: Mr Hakan Akyol, Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, Victoria

     Ms Maria Dimopoulos, Managing Director, MyriaD Consultants, Member of the Federal
    Government’s 2011 Access and Equity Inquiry Panel

     Professor Paul Smyth, Professor of Social Policy at the University of Melbourne, and General
    Manager of the Research & Policy Centre at the Brotherhood of St Laurence

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  5.  Chair: Professor Mark Considine, Dean of the Faculty of Arts

     Professor James Jupp AM, Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute, Australian
    National University

     Professor Andrew Markus, Pratt Foundation Research Chair of Jewish Civilisation, Monash
    University

     Mr Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM, Founder and CEO of the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre,
    Melbourne

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The Asia Institute is the University of Melbourne’s key centre for studies in Asian languages and cultures. Our teaching programs include Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese languages, as well as Asian and Islamic Studies. The Asia Institute has…


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The Asia Institute is the University of Melbourne’s key centre for studies in Asian languages and cultures. Our teaching programs include Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese languages, as well as Asian and Islamic Studies. The Asia Institute has close links with other Schools and Faculties across the University, and our programs are strongly interdisciplinary in focus.

Academic staff at the Asia Institute have an array of research interests and specialisations which may be loosely grouped into three broad categories: language and society, religion and tradition, and mobility and popular culture. Academics at the Asia Institute are regularly called on by local and national media sources to provide expert opinions on a range of contemporary and historical issues that arise in both scholarly and popular debate. The Asia Institute also has an exciting roster of visiting scholars, hosts several annual conferences, and participates in a range of cultural exchange programs. Our close involvement with the broader community is further demonstrated by our hosting of the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies and a new Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies.

The importance of Asia and the Middle East to Australia – and the world – continues to grow at a significant pace. Many of Australia’s largest and most important trading partners are based in Asia, and diplomatic exchanges between Australia and the Middle East are expanding in both number and importance. The Asia Institute strives to provide leadership in the study of the rich intellectual, legal, political, cultural and religious traditions of these vital regions.

Visit our website at: asiainstitute.unimelb.edu.au/

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