SEIS Academic Forum Series
Forum on Australian Studies(NO.28)
Australia’s 2016 Federal Election
Prof. David Walker, FASSA, FAHA Deakin University
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Date: 28 June, 2016 (Tuesday)
Venue: Room 115, English Building, BFSU
Professor David Walker was the inaugural BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University (2013-2016). He has written extensively on Australian representations of Asia. His prize-winning book, Anxious Nation: Australia and the Rise of Asia, 1850 to 1939 (UQP, 1999) has been translated into Chinese and published by China Renmin University Press (2009). An English edition was published in India in the same year and a Hindi translation in 2015. He is the co-editor with Agnieszka Sobocinska of Australia’s Asia: From Yellow Peril to Asian Century (UWA Publishing, 2012). Australia’s Asia has been translated into Chinese by academics in the Australian Studies Centre at Beijing Foreign Studies University. A collection of his Asia-related essays has been published under the title Encountering Turbulence: Asia in the Australian Imaginary (Readworthy, 2013). His recently published personal history, Not Dark Yet has been translated into Chinese by Professor Li Yao, with the Chinese title 《光明行》and published by The People’s Literature Publishing House, Beijing (2014). Professor Walker is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He is Emeritus Professor at Deakin University, Melbourne.
In the lecture Professor Walker will explain the background of Australia’s 2016 Federal Election, the strengths and weaknesses of the candidates, and the impact of the election on Australia’s politics, economy, and society.