Author: Jiemian Yang, SIIS
The Asian century, or Pacific century, has become a catchphrase that emphasises economic dynamism and shifts in political power.
But the cultural and intellectual aspects have rather been neglected.
The first major joint study of the economic relationship between Australia and China was launched in Beijing on Saturday, 27 June.
The issues raised by Australia's Asian Century White Paper were up for discussion by top US thinkers on Asia recently.
There is much more to the success of the Asian century than China, but many of the challenges for the United States are questions about China.
On the 17th-18th of April, expert thinkers from across the region gathered at the Crawford School of Public Policy to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the Asian Century.