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David Brophy

China Panic: David Brophy at Australian National University (ACT)

Far more than just a foreign policy issue, Australia’s response to China is reshaping the country’s domestic politics as well. Few will dispute that Canberra’s relationship with Beijing is at an “all-time low”, but there is little consensus as to what has brought us to this point. How and why did Australia-China relations fall apart, and where is this leading? Is Australia’s choice, as some would have it, a simple one of confrontation or capitulation? Or are there better ways forward?

Join us for a panel discussion to mark the release of David Brophy’s China Panic. Richard Rigby will chair the event, and will be joined by David, Yun Jiang, and Iain Henry.

Date:   Wednesday 23 June

Time:   5:30pm

Venue: Australian Centre on China in the World, CIW Lotus Hall, Building 188, Fellows Lane, ANU, Canberra, ACT 2601

Price:   This is a free event.

Peter Hartcher

Red Zone: Peter Hartcher at Gleebooks (NSW)

Australia has now woken up to China’s challenge, from passing foreign interference laws to banning Huawei from our 5G network. But at what cost? Will we see a further slump in relations? How best to protect our security, economy and identity?

Drawing on interviews with Scott Morrison, Malcolm Turnbull and other key policymakers, as well as leading Sinologists and a rare interview with Australia’s spy chief, Red Zone is a gripping look at China’s power and Australia’s future.

Date:   Wednesday 30 June

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW 2037

Price:   $12

Mark McKenna

Return to Uluru: Mark McKenna at Outspoken (QLD)

Mark McKenna has come to be regarded as one of Australia’s most esteemed historians. His new book, Return to Uluru, unravels the story of an incident which occurred at Uluru in 1934, the killing of an Aboriginal man by a white policeman, a story that Mark came to see as a mirror for race relations during those early years of exploration of the centre.

Date:   Thursday 8 July

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: Maleny Community Centre, Outspoken, 23 Maple Street, Maleny, QLD 4552

Price:   $21.50

Alice Pung

One Hundred Days: Alice Pung at Ivanhoe Library (VIC)

Join us for a conversation with bestselling author of memoirs Unpolished Gem and Her Father’s Daughter and award-winning writer of Laurinda, Alice Pung. Pung’s latest novel One Hundred Days is a mother–daughter drama exploring the faultlines between love and control. Hosted by performer, library officer and audio narrator of One Hundred Days, Sun Park, don’t miss this conversation with one of Australia’s most celebrated authors as she discusses the novel and what went into writing this new work.

Date:   Thursday 15 July

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Ivanhoe Libary and Cultural Hub, 275 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe, VIC 3079

Price:   This is a free event.

Kate Holden

Black Inc. authors at Yarra Valley Writers Festival (VIC)

The YVWF makes its in-real-life debut! The festival runs 16–18 July and this year’s program will champion resilience.

Don’t miss these Black Inc. authors:

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Date:   Friday 16 July

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: MECCA Theatre, Upper Yarra Arts Centre, 3409 Warburton Highway, Warburton, VIC 3799

Price:   Various