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  • About this Portal

    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.

  • How Was the Portal Created?

    The development of PALS: China involved a survey of currently active Chinese scholars of Australian literary studies, who provided feedback on the authors that they are studying and teaching, and on the types of information that would best help them make use of AustLit. The exhibitions, trails, and video guides in PALS: China are informed by this survey, with additional input from AustLit staff and from Professor David Carter.

    PALS: China is proudly supported by the Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC) and the Australia China Council, through a 2018 Australian Studies in China Program (ASP) grant.

  • Project Participants / 项目参与人

    Name Role
    Dr Beibei Chen China-based researcher
    Associate Professor Fang Hong Advisory Committee (Soochow University)
    Professor Zhan Chunjuan Advisory Committee (Anhui University)
    Professor Wang Labao Advisory Committee (Soochow University / University of Western Sydney)
    Li Jianjun Advisory Committee (Beijing Foreign Studies University)
    Professor David Carter Advisory Committee (The University of Queensland)
    Kerry Kilner Director, AustLit
    Dr Catriona Mills Project manager, AustLit
    Amy Cross Researcher and content developer, AustLit

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