Dr Yow Yit Seng
Join your 2014 UWAHS Committee, UWA Historical Society Members and guests at an informal gathering to hear Dr Yow provide a short presentation entitled Internationalisation of UWA – the Chinese Dimension.
Following on from the Colombo Plan, in 1989 the Australian Government responded to the demand for more places for overseas students by allowing tertiary institutions to charge full fees. This opened the doors of Australian Universities to non‐Commonwealth students and started a revolution in Australian international education. Dr Yow’s presentation looks at the Chinese mindset pertaining to education, the technology surge in China and its challenges, and UWA’s current relationships with China, Chinese student enrolments and academic exchange.
Dr Yow Yit Seng is an Australian author whose titles include Chinese Dimensions: Their Roots, Mindset and Psyche, Inspiring Chinese Names and Personalities and Innovation in China, The Dawning of the Asian Century.
Dr Yow’s published articles explore the long‐standing relationship between Australia and China and in particular between Western Australia and China. Born in China, and having lived in Western Australia for 26 years, Dr Yow has a unique understanding of Sino‐Australian relations.