Faculty of Arts and Education

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Fulbright Symposium - Papers and Event Coverage

'Australia-US Relations and the Rise of China: From Bilateralism to Trilateralism?'

Event Pictures

Gareth Evans speaker
audience audience

In the News

Fulbright Symposium in the media

Professor Gilbert Rozman on ABC National News

Media Release - Tension between US and China due to clash of national identities



Nick Bisley, BA (Hons, Melbourne); MSc (Econ), PhD (London School of Economics), is Professor of International Relations and Convenor of the Politics and International Relations Program at La Trobe University.

Read his paper - Australia's China Puzzle: The Politics of Alliances in a Dynamic Strategic Landscape
Ken Boutin

Dr. Ken Boutin is a Lecturer in International Relations at Deakin University in Geelong, Australia.

Read his paper - Beyond Interdependence: The Challenge of Economic Security in a Changing Political and Economic Landscape
M Cook

Professor Malcolm Cook is Dean of SIS at Flinders University.

Read his paper - Japan's triple challenge

Professor Lowell Dittmer received his PhD from The University of Chicago in 1971 with scholarly expertise in the study of contemporary China.


Read his paper - On the "Triangulation" of Australian Foreign Policy


Dr Geoffrey Garrett is founding CEO of the United States Studies Centre and Professor of Political Science at the University of Sydney.

Read his paper as seen in The Age Newspaper - Cold War talk is hot air
Baogang He

Professor Baogang He, Ph.D (ANU), MA (People's University of China), BA (Hangzhou University, China), is currently Chair in International Studies at the School of Politics and International Studies, Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University.


Read his paper - A Critical Overview of Australian, Chinese, and American Perceptions of Trilateralism

Zhao Kenji

Zhao Kejin, PhD (international Relationship Studies), was born in Changle County, Shandong Province in May 1975. He is an Associate Professor at the Institute of International Studies and Deputy Director of the Centre for Sino-US Relations at Tsinghua University.


Paper is being prepared and will be updated soon


Professor Tse-Kang Leng is Deputy Director of Institute of Political Science of Academia Sinica (IPSAS) and Professor of Political Science at National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan.


Paper is being prepared and will be updated soon

Xia Liping

Professor Xia Liping is Dean of the School of Political Science and International Relations at Tongji University in Shanghai. He is the General Secretary of Shanghai Institute for International Strategic Studies (SIISS), and Vice President of Shanghai Center for RimPac Strategic and International Studies (CPSIS).


Paper is being prepared and will be updated soon


Colin Mackerras (B Arts [Hons], M Litt, PhD) is Professor Emeritus at Griffith University and a specialist on China.


Read his paper - China and the Australia-US Relationship:A Historical Perspective


Associate Professor Derek McDougall was educated at the University of Melbourne (BA Honours, MA) and Duke University, USA (PhD).


Read his paper - Australian strategies in response to China's rise: The relevance of the United States

Chad Ohlandt

Dr. Chad J. R. Ohlandt is an aerospace engineer at RAND with backgrounds in computational fluid dynamics, supercomputing, plasma physics, nuclear fusion, and space propulsion. He has a solid background in Chinese and East Asian space policies based on his experiences as a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan, visiting Chinese universities and space research centers as a Boren Fellow (NSEP), including a summer fellowship in Beijing at the Chinese Academy of Sciences with the NSF East Asia Summer Institute, and as a visiting scholar at the University of Sydney. 


Paper is being prepared and will be updated soon

ralph pettman

Professor Ralph Pettman was educated at the University of Adelaide and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has taught at the Australian National University, Princeton University, Tokyo University and the University of Sydney and has held research appointments at the Australian National University, Cambridge University (UK), the Frankfurt Institute for Peace Research, and the New School for Social Research (NY).


Read his paper - China's Region-Building Strategy in Southeast Asia

This paper first appeared as a chapter in Emilian Kavalski (ed.) China and the Global Politics of Regionalization (Ashgate, Farnham, 2009)

Jia Qingguo

Jia Qingguo is Professor and Associate Dean of the School of International Studies of Peking University.


Paper is being prepared and will be updated soon


Professor Gilbert Rozman, PhD (Sociology, Princeton University) is Musgrave Professor of Sociology. He specialises in Northeast Asian societies: China, Japan, Korea, and Russia, concentrating on national identities.


Read his paper - The Sino-U.S. National Identity Gap and the Formation of an Asia-Pacific Community

Bill Tow

William T. Tow, BA (Redlands), MA (USC), PhD (USC), is the Professor of the Department of International Relations, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies and previously Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland and Griffith University. Professor Tow was Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California (USC).


Read his paper - The East Wind and Alliance Ambiguity: Money, Might and Modalities

Hugh White

Professor Hugh White is Professor of Strategic Studies and Head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University, Canberra, ACT.


Read his paper - Power shift: rethinking Australia's place in the Asian century


This paper appeared in Australian Journal of International Affairs - Publisher: Routledge


Mr. ZHANG Xuegang is the Deputy Director and the Associate Professor in the Institute for South Asian & Southeast Asian studies, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) in Beijing, China. He specializes in Southeast Asian security, Asia-Pacific security and China-US-ASEAN relations.


Paper is being prepared and will be updated soon

You Ji

Associate Professor You Ji, (BA Beijing, BA (Hons) Wellington, MA, PhD ANU), currently works at the University of New South Wales in the School of Social Sciences and International Studies.


Paper is being prepared and will be updated soon


Professor Suisheng (Sam) Zhao, (PhD, (UC San Diego), MA, UM Kansas City, MA BA PU) is Professor and Executive Director of the Center for China-US Cooperation at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver and the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award of 2010 at DU.


Read his paper - Shoring up US Leadership in the Asia-Pacific: the Obama Administration's Hedge Strategy against China


The 2011 Fulbright Symposium was held at the Sofitel Melbourne, Thursday 11 August to Friday 12 August.

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