The Newsletter 89 Summer 2021

News from Australia and the Pacific

Edwin Jurriëns

Hydropolitics in China

For News from Australia and the Pacific, we ask contributors to reflect on their own research and the broader academic field in Australia and the Pacific of which it is a part. We focus on current, recent or upcoming projects, books, articles, conferences and courses, while identifying related interests and activities of fellow academics in the field. Our contributions aim to give a broad overview of Asia-related studies in Australia and beyond, and to highlight exciting intellectual debates on and with Asia in the region. The style of our essays is subjective and informal. Rather than offering fully-fledged research reports, our contributions give insight into the motivations behind and directions of various types of conversations between Asia and the region. In the current edition, we focus on hydropolitics in China. Articles are edited by Edwin Jurriëns from the Asia Institute at The University of Melbourne au/asia-institute

The hydropolitics of China’s latest mega water project
By Sarah Rogers
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The Chinese dam industry goes out
by  Xiao Han
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China’s new “River Chiefs”
By Mark Wang and Nahui Zhen
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