I am pleased to welcome readers to the first edition of the China Express. The China Studies Centre is a cross-disciplinary initiative of the University of Sydney. The aim of the China Express is to highlight the diverse range of research in China Studies and research collaborations with Chinese institutions conducted by academics of the University, and to provide an introduction to some of the many initiatives of the University in relation to China.
In this edition, we look at the research of members of two out of the 17 academic groups of the China Studies Centre – Education; and Language, and Discourse and Communication. Dr Peng Lu, of the Chinese Academy of Social Science, Beijing, provides an overview of his work on internal power structures in China, and Nicole Talmacs, postgraduate research student member, has provided us with a collection of photos from China. Professor John Hearn, Deputy Vice-Chancellor International, provides an overview of the Australia-China relationship. We hope that you enjoy this new publication from the China Studies Centre.
Vivienne Bath, Editor
Professor of Chinese and International Business Law; Chair, China Studies Centre Research Committee