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How to write China-related content for the general public?

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Old Teachers’ College

University of Sydney

Camperdown, NSW 2006

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Join novelist and translator Linda Jaivin and the director of the China Studies Centre, Luigi Tomba, as they discuss how researchers and writers can adapt their writing or research findings to speak to a broader general public.

This event targets research students and early career researchers working on or with China, who might be wondering:

• What are the key differences between writing academic articles and writing for a wider audience in popular media?

• What do you lose or gain when you write for a non-specialist readership?

• How much background do you need to provide?

• How do you rid your writing of jargon?

• What questions should you ask an editor before you begin?


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Ms Linda Jaivin, Author, Essayist, Cultural Commentator and Journalist

Linda Jaivin has been writing about China for more than 35 years in publications ranging from newsweeklies to arts journals, general interest publications, newspapers, film magazines and more. She is also an editor of the China Story Yearbook (ANU Press), which aims to be accessible to the interested general reader as well as the specialist. Jaivin has also worked with several China-specialist academics to help edit their book manuscripts and PhD theses for publication, including Christopher Rea, and his book The Age of Irreverence, which won the 2017 Levenson Prize.

Professor Luigi Tomba, Director, China Studies Centre, University of Sydney

Before joining the Centre in 2017, Professor Luigi Tomba was at the Australian National University for 15 years, most recently as an Associate Director of the Australian Centre on China the World. His work has always been concerned with cities and urbanisation. His most recent book, The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban (Cornell, 2014), was awarded the Association of Asian Studies 2016 Joseph Levenson Prize for best book on Post-1900 China.

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