Australian Centre on China in the World Guided Tour & Exhibition: Diplomats, Adventurers, Scholars

Presented by ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

We invite you to come along for a guided tour of the architectural master piece – Australian Centre on China in the World. While there, explore the dynamic exhibition: China & ANU - Diplomats, Adventurers, Scholars.

This remarkable building was designed by Gerald Szeto司徒佐 of Mo Atelier Szeto Architects, Beijing. The Centre reflects aspects of the vernacular architecture of Australia while achieving a sympathetic engagement with the underlying design principles of the national capital as envisioned by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney over a century ago. It reinterprets, synthesises and transforms Chinese architectural forms and elements into language particular to its environment.

Exhibition China & ANU: Diplomats, Adventurers, Scholars - based on extensive research and featuring rare archival documents, photographs and films 'China & ANU' introduces the diplomats, adventurers and scholars who contributed to Australia's engagement with China, the 'Chinese Commonwealth' and our region. In particular, the exhibition focuses on the interconnection between Australia’s first diplomat-scholars in China and Chinese Studies at the newly established Australian National University.