Language Connection present a free Chinese language exchange, allowing English and Chinese native speakers to meet and practice their skills
Perwira (The Indonesian Society of Victoria) will host the 2012 Indonesian Satay Festival at Box Hill Town Hall with food and cultural displays from the archipelago.
The Melbourne South Asian Studies Group presents ‘Ready or not, here we come! Indian higher education and international collaborations’
18 - 27 May
The Greater Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere is a faux-embassy created in Federation Square that will showcase artists from Asian-Australian backgrounds as they explore how multiculturalism operates in contemporary Australia.
Until 20 May
Sifting Time…China and Australia Connect Through Art brings together contemporary artists from China and Australia to connect on ideas of cultural transformation and tradition.
30 - 31 May
The 2012 Melbourne Conference on China will focus on global media and public diplomacy in Sino-Western relations
Premier of Victoria the Hon Ted Baillieu presents Today, Tomorrow and Beyond, celebrating 40 years of Australia-China Diplomatic Relations as part of Australia China Business Week
Rory Medcalf’s Perspectives:Asia Seminar Grand Stakes: Australia’s Future Between China and India
UQ’s International Food Festival as part of Diversity Week
Until 26 May
Asialink arts resident Irene Hanenbergh Long Live Jezebelusa (the overseer & the divide) features drawings from Thailand and Japan
Flinders University presents Interethnic Encounter: Japanese Descendants and Indigenous Australians in Northern Australia as part of its History Seminar Series
14 - 30 September
The OzAsia Festival will feature a range of performances, events and exhibitions showcasing Asian artists and Australian artists who identify with an Asian heritage
James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia presents Beneath the winds: Masterpieces of Southeast Asian Art, at ACAA
10 May - 2 June
Messages for Our Children – 3/11: a New Beginning is part of the Head On Photo Festival, showcasing photos taken by youth in the areas of Japan affected by last year’s Tsunami.
The Australian China Business Council host the China SME Roundtable for May 2012
Professor Victor Sit explores the impact of the globalizing economy on China’s economic restructuring in his public lecture at UTS
11 - 13 July
The Asian Studies Association of Australia presents its 19th Biennial Conference ‘Knowing Asia: Asian Studies in an Asian Century’ including keynote speeches on Australia’s involvement in the Asian century
The Australia Indonesian Business Council host a business sundowner with Dr Frank Jotzo on The Impact of Climate Change on Indonesia and the Ramifications for Business
Asialink Conversations participant the Hon. Janelle Saffin MP presents Australia and Burma: Opportunities for Change. What does the reform process mean for Australia as Burma’s second largest bi-lateral donor?
8 - 13 July
Asia Pacific Week brings together leading experts on the Asia Pacific Region to discuss the developments and trends that will shape the ‘Asia Pacific Century’
Around the region
8 May - BEIJING
Austrade-organized seminars on Expanding your franchise business into China for the Australian retail food sector
28 May - 1 June - BEIJING
The China Beijing International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) will have an Australian Feature Day which will include networking functions with Australian and Chinese business leaders in China’s services market and an Australian Services Workshop