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Cover image by Wang Yin
Cover image by Wang Yin

Selected Poems from Contemporary China: The Homings & Depatures Project

23 Sept 2020

The China Australia Writing Centre (CAWC) are excited to announce the upcoming publication on October 1, 2020, of a digital chapbook by Cordite Poetry Review. The poems selected for this chapbook by our director, Lucy Dougan, and Cordite Translations Editor, Alice Whitmore, were drawn from Volume 1 of the Homings & Departures (2018) translation project.

2017 Miles Franklin award winner, Josephine Wilson
2017 Miles Franklin award winner, Josephine Wilson

Creative Conversations in Shanghai

24 Oct 2018

The China Australia Writing Centre are gearing up for a series of events in Shanghai in early November. This year’s two-day symposium will be hosted at Fudan University, and for the first time, our annual public event, Creative Conversations, will be held in China in partnership with CAWC Fudan and Zhida bookstore.

Xia Jia
Chinese speculative fiction author Xia Jia

Back to the future for Chinese and Australian authors

6 Oct 2017

The past will collide with the future when Curtin University’s China Australia Writing Centre hosts its second annual panel discussion event entitled Creative Conversations: Looking Forward/Looking Back, on 28 October 2017 in Fremantle.

lucy dougan

New Directorship for the China Australia Writing Centre

14 June 2017

Dr Lucy Dougan has commenced her directorship of the China Australia Writing Centre. Lucy Dougan is an acclaimed Western Australian poet. Her books include Memory Shell (5 Islands Press), White Clay (Giramondo), Meanderthals (Web del Sol) and The Guardians (Giramondo), which won the WA Premier’s Book Award for 2015/2016.


Cross cultural project to focus on representations of ageing women

16 May 2016

A ground breaking new book on women and ageing will be the initial outcome of a research project launched last month by the China Australia Writing Centre.

Chinese and Australian Cultural Studies scholars

Curtin collaborates with leading Chinese university

22 May 2015

Curtin University has signed a memorandum of understanding with Fudan University in Shanghai to establish the China-Australia Writing Centre.