People

Positioned within Western Sydney University, the Institute consolidates and builds on a wide range of existing teaching and research expertise in Chinese literature, translation, interpretation, music composition and history within the Institute for Culture and Society, School of Education and School of Humanities and Communication Arts.

The Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture had Professor Jocelyn Chey AM as its Founding Director and it is now led by Professor Labao Wang. The institute is supported by Research and Postdoctoral Research Fellows, Key Researchers and Professional Staff. The broad connections made by two successive Directors in both Australia and China will help attract world class research teams and expertise to the Institute.

Board

The Institute is overseen by a board comprised of the following members:

Chair

Members

Advisory Board

The Institute receives advice from an advisory board comprised of the following members:

Chair

  • Dr Geoffrey Raby, Former Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Business Consultant

Members

  • Ms Annette Shun Wah, Executive Producer, Contemporary Asian Australian Performance
  • Mr Edmund Capon AM OBE, Former Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Hon. Dr Helen Sham-Ho, Former Deputy-President, Legislative Council of NSW
  • Mr Kevin Hobgood Brown AM, Chairman of the Foundation for Australian Studies in China