AFTER spending a year in China to learn Mandarin and perform an entire stand-up routine in the language, Irish comedian Des Bishop returns to Melbourne to recount his experience as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Chrisella Sentena caught up with the comedian.
CONTROVERSIAL Chinese film, A Touch of Sin, hasn’t been released in China yet but you can see it at ACMI this month! Hieu Chau tells you how you can win two double passes to see the film.
THE 2014 Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival (GKCFF) will be taking place in Melbourne from January 31 to February 6 at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). Phoebe Yuen has the details.
Find out what kind of influence Asia has had on Melbourne’s cultural life at Mapping Melbourne, a four-day festival. Samantha Toh has the details.
Curiosity about his own heritage led Kevin Bathman to document and learn about Chindians, a once taboo subculture that straddled two distinct worlds. Kevin’s project, The Chindian Diaries aims to capture their stories. Beatrice Foong reports.
WHAT happens when looking after your parents becomes a legal obligation? Cassie Shi ponders the consequences of China’s new law, which seeks to enforce the cultural virtue of ‘filial piety’.
AUSTRALIA’S international student peak body CISA hopes its latest project will help raise the profile of the nation’s international student community and the role they play in Australian society. Diane Leow reports.
BASED in Singapore, and with members from Australia, Hong Kong and China, the Duomo Quartet are giving it all they’ve got at the Asia-Pacific Chamber Music Competition kicking off in Melbourne next week. Elizabeth Yick tells how you too, can listen in.
WITH the growing credibility of online qualifications, will international students stop coming to Australia if the same degree can be obtained in their home country? Hayden Waugh investigates.
CHINESE New Year. We associate it with the colour red, lion dances and lots of good food. But there’s more to it than just lively revelry and feasting.
CAN’T find a place to watch a film from your home country or just want to enjoy a taste of the “exotic”? Well, Cinema Nova is the best place to be in Melbourne to catch Asian cinema this month. Cherish Li and Cassie Shi report.
AUSTRALIAN universities are signing up to Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo to reach out to potential international students. Andrew Yeung has the story.