David Walker grew up in small mining town in South Australia in the post war years.
He became an academic in Australian studies, looking at how Australians have perceived Asia over the decades.
In his childhood, Asia was thought of as a threatening and exotic place, looming over Australia.
But at the same time, there were voices urging Australia to embrace its Eurasian future.
Some years ago, David was appointed the Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University.
When he took the job, he was almost entirely blind.
Stranded Nation is published by UWAP
Duration: 53min 6sec
Broadcast: Wed 24 Apr 2019, 11:00am
Presenter: Richard Fidler
Executive Producer: Carmel Rooney
Researcher: Nicola Harrison
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