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China Panic - David Brophy
Tuesday 18th June 2021 - 1pm
234 Miller Street North Sydney
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Hear historian David Brophy discuss his thought-provoking new book, China Panic, and a better way to think about foreign influence and the nation’s future.
In 2014, Chinese president Xi Jinping said there was an ‘ocean of goodwill’ between our country and his. Since then, that ocean has shown dramatic signs of freezing over.
Australia is in the grip of a China panic. How did we get here, and what’s the way out? In this brilliant book, David Brophy takes apart Australia’s China debate – its strange alliances and diplomatic failures. Justified criticism of China has too often given way to paranoia and exaggeration.
In this brilliant book, David Brophy takes apart Australia’s China debate – its strange alliances and diplomatic failures.
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David Brophy is a historian of Uyghur nationalism and the author of Uyghur Nation. He is a frequent commentator on the Xinjiang crisis and a senior lecturer in modern Chinese history at the University of Sydney.