ACIAC Chinese Culture Seminar


Date: Thursday, 10 May 2018

Time: 1.00 - 2.30pm

Venue: EA.G.03, Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture, Parramatta Campus (South), Western Sydney University

Limited seats. RSVP Essential. Please RSVP HERE (opens in a new window) before 8 May, 2018.


As Australia’s biggest Asian neighbour, the fast-rising China still has a mysterious feel about it for those who do not know about it. This seminar offers to help unravel that mystery by introducing you to the essential facts about the country in relation to its history, geography, language and culture, with a special emphasis on its modern and contemporary realities. The speaker draws on an Australia-China comparative perspective for an exciting explication of some core values, customs and thinking habits that a great majority of Chinese people still live and work by today.


Dr Yan (Vera) Xu received her doctoral degrees from Macquarie University (Cultural Studies) and Beijing Language and Culture University (British and American Literature).  Her research fields include literary theory, Chinese–English translation and interpretation, and narratology, particularly the narrative art of the Chinese Nobel Laureate, Mo Yan.  Prior to coming to Australia, she worked as a university lecturer in China for 5 years. She has been a tutor and lecturer at Top Education Institute and Macquarie University.