Silent Invasion: China's Influence in Australia

In 2008, Clive Hamilton was bewildered to see a pro-Tibet protest in Canberra overrun by thousands of angry Chinese students, with no response from Australian authorities. In 2016, the revelation that wealthy Chinese businessmen with links to the Chinese Communist Party had become major political donors in Australia prompted Hamilton to write a comprehensive account of Chinese influence in Australia, in areas such as: politics; culture; real estate; agriculture; universities; and unions. In this course, we will briefly consider Hamilton’s career and writings, and then examine the structure and main arguments of Hamilton’s book: Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia.

This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.

SUGGESTED READING

COURSE OUTLINE

  • The author and his work: Clive Hamilton – Australian academic.
  • The structure of: Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia.
  • The key arguments of: Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia.

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the contribution of Clive Hamilton to the study of Chinese and international security affairs.
  2. Comprehend the structure of: Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia.
  3. Appreciate the arguments of: Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia.
$22 Limited

<p>In 2008, Clive Hamilton was bewildered to see a pro-Tibet protest in Canberra overrun by thousands of angry Chinese students, with no response from Australian authorities. In 2016, the revelation

...
10 May

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please join the waiting list by clicking .