David Brophy’s China Panic: Australia’s Alternative to Panic and Pandering is a nuanced and insightful analysis of the deterioration of Australia’s relationship with China. As fearmongering about China builds in the lead up to the Federal election, David Brophy and Jason Yat-Sen Li discuss the changing state of our region and the implications for our foreign policy, including the weakening American hegemony in Asia and the worsening levels of state repression in China.
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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 on modern Chinese history at the University of Sydney. His latest book is China Panic.
Jason Yat-Sen Li is Chairman of investment group Vantage Asia and Managing Director of corporate advisory firm YSA. He also serves as Pro-Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Fellow of the University of Sydney Senate, President of the Chinese Australian Forum and Director of Asialink. Jason previously worked as an international lawyer for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague.
Linda Jaivin has been studying Chinese politics, language and culture for more than forty years. She has been a foreign correspondent in China, and is co-editor of the China Story Yearbook, an associate of the Australian Centre on China in the World at the Australian National University and the author of twelve books.