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The China Australia Writing Centre (CAWC) is a research and creative partnership between Curtin University in Perth and Fudan University in Shanghai.

Established in 2015, the centre showcases Australian writing in China and Chinese writing in Australia, and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas about writing and the teaching of writing in Chinese and Australian universities.

It is a focal point for cultural exchange, translation and critical debate designed to develop cross-cultural understandings and relationships through research and creative projects, symposia, conferences and residencies for Chinese and Australian writers. It also hosts exchanges of academic staff, higher degree by research students and undergraduates.

The centre encourages novelists, poets, non-fiction writers, essayists, performance writers, biographers, linguists, translators, historians, journalists, literary scholars and writers on public affairs to meet and collaborate on ground-breaking creative and critical work, and consider ways to advance teaching and learning in the writing disciplines.

The China Australia Writing Centre is a key initiative of Curtin University and will play an important role in Australian-Chinese cultural relations in the Asian century.