Rethinking China Lecture Series
Rethinking China with John Yu
It is with regret that due to the current surge in COVID cases and the uncertainty around restrictions for these type of events China Matters must postpone “Rethinking China” with Dr John Yu AC that was scheduled on 9 February at PwC Australia.
China Matters will reschedule a date once the COVID situation settles down and we are able to safely hold the event.
Our 2021 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).
John, Australian of the Year, and designated Living National Treasure will describe how he sees China, why he sees China the way he does, and on that basis share his thoughts on what Australia’s approach to the PRC should be.
About the speakers
John Yu was born in Nanking and moved to Australia as a refugee when he was 3 years old. John went on to become Head of Medicine and Chief Executive of the Royal Alexandria Hospital for Children (now the Children’s Hospital, Westmead) for nineteen years before retiring in 1997. He was Chair of the Australia-China Council, and Chair of VisAsia, promoting appreciation of Asian visual arts and culture. John was Australian of the Year in 1996 and is a designated Living National Treasure.
Linda Jakobson is Founding Director and Deputy Chair of China Matters. She was previously the Beijing-based Director of the Program for China and Global Security for the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI); Director of the East Asia Program at the Lowy Institute; and a visiting professor at Sydney University. Linda is the author of five books about China and East Asia and has served as a policy advisor on China to governments in seven countries.
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 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