Portal to Australian Literary Studies: China (PALS: China) is an AustLit initiative that recognises the strong cultural, literary, and academic ties between Australia and China, and the rich tradition of Australian literary studies within the Chinese academy. PALS: China seeks to provide a space where Chinese scholars of Australian literary studies can explore Australian writing and use AustLit to enhance their teaching and research.
PALS: China includes two exhibitions: Australian Writers Week in China and China Australia Literary Forum. Both of these explore substantial and long-lasting intellectual connections between Australian writers and Chinese readers. In addition, we offer four information trails on key Australian writers: 'classic' writers, contemporary literary fiction, Chinese-Australian writers, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers.
The portal also includes a detailed set of video guides: short videos with captions, which will help users interpret AustLit records and search results, and walk them through a range of different complex searches. These videos are designed as resources that will help people learn to use AustLit more efficiently in their teaching and research.
To return to the Portal to Australian Literary Studies: China homepage from any part of this exhibition, use the icon in the top left-hand corner.