Contributions to Australia-China Friendship and Study
Colin came back from his stay in China in 1966 and has since built strong educational ties with China. He was in the forefront of starting an Asian Studies degree at Griffith University, Brisbane, in 1975. The degree was then know as a Bachelor degree in Modern Asian Studies.
Colin_Mackerras’s appointment announced in The Canberra Times, Tuesday 31 July 1973, p. 9
An early picture of staff at the School of Modern Asian Studies with Professor Ho Peng Yoke (1926-2014, Dr Colin Brown and Professor Colin Mackerras
Liu Chengpei (left) and Zhang Zhongzai with Colin Mackerras. They were among the first exchange teachers from Beijing Foreign Studies University