Rethinking China Lecture Series
Rethinking China with Jane Hutcheon
China Matters is pleased to host “Rethinking China” with Jane Hutcheon on 8 June at PwC Australia.
Our 2022 in-person Sydney Lecture Series: Rethinking China features speakers of diverse expertise and background with the aim to inject breadth and depth into the public discussion about the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
Jane, the ABC’s China correspondent from 1995 to 2001, will describe how she sees China, why she sees China the way she does, and on that basis share her thoughts on what Australia’s approach to the PRC should be.
In conversation with Jane will be James Curran, Professor of History at the University of Sydney.
Drinks and canapés will follow the lecture.
China Matters thanks PwC for their generous support of this event.
Tickets can be bought here.
Date: Wednesday, 8 June 2022
Time: 5:45pm for 6:00pm-7:15pm (Please arrive by 5:45pm to ensure sufficient time for check-in and seating. Please note doors will be closed at 6:10pm and there will be no entry after that time.)
Venue: PwC Australia, Level 17, One International Towers, Watermans Quay, Barangaroo
Fee: $10 General Admission, $5 Concession
About the speakers
Jane Hutcheon is a freelance journalist, author and performer. Born and educated in Hong Kong, she began her career in the former colony before becoming the ABC’s China correspondent from 1995 to 2001, followed by postings to the Middle East and Europe. Jane created and hosted the ABC interview show One Plus One from 2010 to 2019. In 2022 she wrote and performed the theatre narrative Lost in Shanghai on the life of her Shanghai-born mother for the Sydney Festival. She is the author of three books: From Rice to Riches; China Baby Love; and her latest, Rebel Talk, the art of powerful conversations.
James Curran is Professor of Modern History at the University of Sydney, where he specialises in Australian and American political and foreign relations history. Prior to joining academia, James worked in The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Office of National Assessments. A non-resident fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy, he is also a regular commentator on foreign affairs in the media. His next book, Australia’s China Odyssey: From Euphoria to Fear, will be published by Newsouth Press in August.
About Rethinking China
China Matters’ Sydney Lecture Series Rethinking China features speakers of diverse expertise and background with the aim to inject breadth and depth into the public discussion about the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
Each Rethinking China speaker is asked to describe how they see China; why they see China the way they do, and on that basis share their thoughts on what Australia’s approach to the PRC should be.
Rethinking China with Yun Jiang, 5 May 2022, PwC Australia
Rethinking China with John Yu, 16 March 2022, PwC Australia
Rethinking China with Louise Edwards, 9 December 2021, PwC Australia
Rethinking China with Stan Grant, 26 May 2021, Museum of Sydney
Rethinking China with Jason Yat-sen Li, 21 April 2021, Museum of Sydney
Rethinking China with Linda Jaivin, 24 March 2021, Museum of Sydney
Rethinking China with Bill Birtles, 24 February 2021, Museum of Sydney