Professor Jocelyn Chey

BA MA Hong Kong; PhD; AM (Member of the Order of Australia); FAIIA.
Visiting Professor

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

Professor Jocelyn Chey’s career has been in the diplomatic service and in academic life in Australia. From a position as Lecturer in Chinese studies at the University of Sydney, she moved to Canberra in 1973 when Australia first established diplomatic relations with China. For more than 20 years, she worked on Australia-China relations in the Departments of Trade and Foreign Affairs and was posted three times in China and Hong Kong, concluding with an appointment as Consul-General in Hong Kong (1992-1995). She was the key administrative officer in the Australia-China Council at the time that it was founded in 1979. From 1988-92 she worked outside the public sector, as Director of the China Branch of the International Wool Secretariat.

Now retired from the public service, Jocelyn lives in Sydney, where she is a Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney and a consultant on Australia-China relations. She is a frequent speaker and lecturer on Chinese affairs. She was awarded an Australia-China Council Medal for contributions to the development of relations between Australia and China in November 2008, was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in January 2009 and a Fellow of the Institute of International Affairs (FAIIA) in November 2009.

Research interests

Professor Jocelyn Chey's current research fields include Chinese humour, and soft power and cultural diplomacy of China, Taiwan and Australia. She has also worked in the field of Chinese intellectual history.

Associations

  • Founding President, Chinese Studies Alumni Association, University of Sydney (2002-2007)
  • Life Member, OSA (Oriental Society of Australia)
  • Member, Editorial Board, JOSA (Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia)
  • Member, Asian Studies Association of Australia
  • Member, Chinese Studies Association of Australia
  • Committee Member, TAASA (The Asian Arts Society of Australia)
  • Committee Member, NSW Branch, Australian Institute of International Affairs
  • Patron, Australian International School, Hong Kong

Awards and honours

  • Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (FAIIA)

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Milner Davis, J., Chey, J. (2013). Humour in Chinese Life and Culture: Resistance and Control in Modern Times. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • Chey, J., Davis, J. (2011). Humour in Chinese Life and Letters: Classical and Traditional Approaches. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Chan, M., Chey, J. (2013). "Love you to the bone" and other songs: Humour and rusheng rhymes in early Cantopop. In Jessica Milner Davis, Jocelyn Chey (Eds.), Humour in Chinese Life and Culture: Resistance and Control in Modern Times, (pp. 103-129). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • Chey, J. (2011). Youmo and the Chinese Sense of Humour. In Chey, Jocelyn; Milner Davis, Jessica (Eds.), Humour in Chinese Life and Letters: Classical and Traditional Approaches, (pp. 1-29). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • Chey, J. (2004). From Rosny To The Great Wall: Cultural Relations Ans Public Diplomacy. In Nicholas Thomas (Eds.), Re-orienting Australia-China Relations: 1972 to the Present, (pp. 163-182). Aldershot, England, UK: Ashgate.

Journals

  • Chey, J. (2009). Review of George Michell et als. "Kashgar, Oasis City on China's Old Silk Road". T A A S A Review, 18(4), 29-29.
  • Chey, J. (2008). Chinese "Soft Power" - Cultural Diplomacy and The Confucius Institutes. The Sydney Papers, 20(1), 33-46.

2013

  • Chan, M., Chey, J. (2013). "Love you to the bone" and other songs: Humour and rusheng rhymes in early Cantopop. In Jessica Milner Davis, Jocelyn Chey (Eds.), Humour in Chinese Life and Culture: Resistance and Control in Modern Times, (pp. 103-129). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • Milner Davis, J., Chey, J. (2013). Humour in Chinese Life and Culture: Resistance and Control in Modern Times. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

2011

  • Chey, J., Davis, J. (2011). Humour in Chinese Life and Letters: Classical and Traditional Approaches. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • Chey, J. (2011). Youmo and the Chinese Sense of Humour. In Chey, Jocelyn; Milner Davis, Jessica (Eds.), Humour in Chinese Life and Letters: Classical and Traditional Approaches, (pp. 1-29). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

2009

  • Chey, J. (2009). Review of George Michell et als. "Kashgar, Oasis City on China's Old Silk Road". T A A S A Review, 18(4), 29-29.

2008

  • Chey, J. (2008). Chinese "Soft Power" - Cultural Diplomacy and The Confucius Institutes. The Sydney Papers, 20(1), 33-46.

2004

  • Chey, J. (2004). From Rosny To The Great Wall: Cultural Relations Ans Public Diplomacy. In Nicholas Thomas (Eds.), Re-orienting Australia-China Relations: 1972 to the Present, (pp. 163-182). Aldershot, England, UK: Ashgate.

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