Stephen FitzGerald AO

Stephen was the first Australian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and for nearly 60 years he has been a specialist on China, its foreign policy and Australia’s relations with China and Asia. Stephen’s early research was on the PRC’s policies towards the Chinese diaspora, and he has held professorial appointments at the Australian National University, the University of NSW and the University of Technology, Sydney.

Stephen is a lifelong champion of Asian immigration, and an advocate for closer relations with Asia and for the study of Asian languages and societies in schools and universities.

Stephen is currently Associate Professor at the Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture and a Distinguished Fellow at the Whitlam Institute, both at Western Sydney University. He is also a Board Member of China Matters.

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