A Future for the Chinese Diaspora and Australia: Great Story and the Golden Rule - ifa paper published
'A Future for the Chinese Diaspora and Australia: Great Story and the Golden Rule' - a Working Paper has been published by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) as part of its research programme on 'Culture and Foreign Policy'. Authors: Wang, Chenjun and Chitty, Naren.
Abstract: Chinese in Australia have grown into a variegated diaspora with a mainland-born majority. Diasporas are channels of cultural, economic and political influence; and seen as such by sending and receiving countries. They interact in international cultural relations between sending and receiving countries, as expressions of civic virtue oriented to either or both. Cooperative interactions between the respective countries can bring prosperity to all; but when security considerations cast clouds over relations between countries, the concerned countries and communities have careful paths to tread. This input visits the Chinese diaspora past and present. It emphasises the rules of friendship and hospitality as guiding principles for healthy international cultural relations.
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Since 2021, the publication series 'Culture and Foreign Policy', founded by the ifa and the publisher Nomos Verlag, features dissertations, scholarly studies and collections of articles that examine issues at the interface between culture and foreign policy. An ongoing Call for Papers is aimed at researchers with an interest in publishing their work in areas of foreign cultural and educational policy in the series.
ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) is Germany's oldest intermediary organisation for international cultural relations. It promotes a peaceful and enriching coexistence between people and cultures worldwide. ifa supports artistic and cultural exchange in exhibition, dialogue and conference programmes, and it acts as a centre of excellence for international cultural relations. It is part of a global network and relies on sustainable, long-term partnerships.