David Walker


David Walker is Alfred Deakin professor of Australian Studies at Deakin University and BHP Billiton chair of Australian Studies at Peking University, Beijing.

His prize-winning history, Anxious Nation: Australia and the Rise of Asia, 1850–1939 (UQP, 1999), has been translated into Chinese and Hindi. His memoir, Not Dark Yet: a personal history (Giramondo, 2011), has been translated into Chinese by Professor Li Yao and published by the People’s Literature Publishing House, Beijing.


Know thy neighbour

MemoirWHENEVER THE DOORBELL rings late at night in our small Peking University apartment, we know who to expect. Our Chinese colleague in global politics at nearby Tsinghua University keeps late hours. There is now a pattern to these visits:...

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