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Melbourne Rare Book Week: Rare Books and Rare Tales of Australia's Orient - Thursday July 14, 2016 - Morgans at 401.

David Walker is an historian who examines the many different ways that Australians have written about Asia. He will discuss some of the key books which comment upon the rise of Asia in the late nineteenth century and its implications for Australia. Among these books are invasion stories, spy stories and travellers' tales. Many of these books are now exceedingly rare. Professor Walker was the inaugural BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University in Beijing from 2013 to 2016.
RARE BOOKS AND RARE TALES OF AUSTRALIA’S ORIENT
The Roy Morgan Research Annual Rare Book Week Lecture

Speaker: Professor David Walker

David Walker is an historian who examines the many different ways that Australians have written about Asia. He will discuss some of the key books which comment upon the rise of Asia in the late nineteenth century and its implications for Australia. Among these books are invasion stories, spy stories and travellers' tales. Many of these books are now exceedingly rare. Professor Walker was the inaugural BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University in Beijing from 2013 to 2016.

Where: Morgans at 401 / 401 Collins Street, Melbourne

When: Thursday July 14, 2016, 6.30-8.30pm.

Booking information: www.rarebook.com/bookings

Phone: +61 3 9654 8506

Email: info@rarebookweek.com

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