T H E G R E G OR Y P H OTO G RA P H S O F C H I N A I N T H E N ATIO N AL LI B RAR Y C OLL E C TIO N – TAASA Review March 2016

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This article was originally found in the March 2016 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 25, Issue 1, Page 12).

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Olivier Krischer L ast year, when the Centre on China in the World (CIW) organised the exhibition China & ANU: Diplomats, Adventurers, Scholars, it revealed the diplomatic and academic connections with China that pervaded the establishment of Australia’s only national university.

However, while this institutional history showed the foresight of some in government, public service and academia, I was surprised to discover how many ordinary' exhibition visitors had far-reaching family connections to Asia before World War II.

The CIW's current exhibition Photographs of 1930s China by Stanley O...