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This panel features Susan McClary, one of Taruskin's key interlocutors in music studies, in conversation with Gavin Lee, in which we discuss Taruskin's legacy and his significance for Chinese scholarship, examining which aspects of his work has increasing or fading relevance for music studies both in the West and beyond.
Kevin Rudd AC, 26th Prime Minister of Australia, discusses ideas from his new book, "The Avoidable War: The Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict between the US and Xi Jinping's China", in conversation with Professor Jocelyn Chey AM.
Despite its long history and being largely directed at Chinese people, confusion about what the dictation test was and how it was implemented continued throughout its existence and much confusion remains even today. Based on his recent publication – "Australia’s Dictation Test" - Michael will explore the history of this fake test to tease out some of the many issues and contradictions this ‘test’ generated.


Chinese have been in Australia for over 200 years but these two centuries have seen very different peoples arriving and settling under the label “Chinese”. Read more...