Chinese Australian Studies Forum

The Chinese language program at RMIT offers a variety of courses to meet students’ professional and personal needs.

RMIT University established the Chinese Australian Studies Forum in 1998. It works to support Chinese Australians to confidently engage in wider community advancement, their interest in contemporary Australia, and seeks to give a voice where needed.

By working with visiting scholars, the Forum organises symposia, public lectures, joint-authored research and trans-national networks to build ‘both-ways’ education for the Chinese Australian community.

The Chinese Australian Studies Forum was established in 1998. It is one of the key parts of RMIT's University-wide network of globalisation and cultural diversity sponsored by the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.

RMIT University recognized the need for the Forum in response to:

  • the opportunities created by globalization and cultural diversity;
  • the desires of Chinese Australians to make productive contributions to Australia
  • the imperative to build better relations between Australia and Asia
  • the research and education on Chinese Australians' engagement with local and global education, training and broad affairs

For more information, please contact Chinese Australian Studies Forum Director Guosheng Chen.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.