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David Robert Walker David Robert Walker i(A53508 works by) (a.k.a. D. R. Walker)
Born: Established: 1945 ;
Gender: Male
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As Professor of Australian Studies at Deakin University, Victoria, David Walker has maintained a continuing involvement in Australian Studies programmes in the People's Republic of China, Japan and Indonesia.

During 1997/1998, he held the Monash Chair of Australian Studies at Georgetown University, Washington DC. He has been a Visiting Professor in the School of Foreign Studies, Renmin University, took up the inaugural BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University, Beijing, in 2013.

He has published widely in the fields of Australian cultural history and Australian representations of Asia. His memoir, Not Yet Dark, was longlisted for the National Biography Award in 2012, and in 2018, David received the Order of Australia Medal for significant service to education as an academic in the field of Australian studies, and to international relations.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2018 recipient Order of Australia Member of the Order of Australia (AM) For significant service to education as an academic in the field of Australian studies, and to international relations.
2005 recipient Australian Academy of the Humanities Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Not Dark Yet : A Personal History Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2011 Z1735198 2011 single work autobiography

'Spurred on by his encroaching blindness, prominent historian David Walker's Not Dark Yet is a frank, witty and innovative memoir that connects the small, seemingly inconsequential events of daily life to larger historical themes of family, war, patriotism, racial identity, religious belief, knowledge of the world and death. Not Dark Yet captures the elusive voice of middle-class Australia and explores the moral values and lifestyles of people who kept few written records.

'In taking a fresh look at historical writing, Not Dark Yet offers new ways of imagining the past and making the everyday world of homes, families, childhood and memory central to the national story.

'This beautifully written and generously illustrated book is both a new departure for the author and a strikingly original contribution to our literary heritage.' (From the publisher's website.)

2012 longlisted National Biography Award
y separately published work icon Anxious Nation : Australia and the Rise of Asia, 1850-1939 (International) assertion University of Queensland Press , 1999 Z936672 1999 single work

'From the late nineteenth century the Asianisation of Australia has sparked anxious comment. The great catchcries of the day . . the awakening East. , . the yellow peril. , . populate or perish. . had a direct bearing on how Australians viewed their future. Anxious Nation provides a full and fascinating account of Australia's complex engagement with Asia.' (Publication summary)

2001 winner Ernest Scott Prize
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