Jennifer Hsu

Project Director, Multiculturalism, Identity and Influence Project
Areas of expertise

China’s state-society relations, Chinese civil society, NGOs, development, social policy, philanthropy, Overseas Chinese communities, Australia-China relations

Jennifer Hsu
Biography
Publications
News and media

Jennifer Hsu is a Research Fellow in the Public Opinion and Foreign Policy Program. She is currently working on a project which explores the intersections of Australia’s multiculturalism and foreign policy. Prior to joining the Institute, Jennifer was a Policy Analyst with China Matters. After completing her PhD at the University of Cambridge in Development Studies, she researched and taught in development studies, political science and sociology in universities in North America and the UK. Jennifer is also a Visiting Fellow at the Social Policy and Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. Her research expertise broadly covers state-society relations, state-NGO relations, civil society and the internationalisation of Chinese NGOs, and she has published widely in these areas. 

Lines blurred: Chinese community organisations in Australia
Analyses
Lines blurred: Chinese community organisations in Australia
Examining the impact of Australia’s foreign interference debate and Beijing’s reach in Chinese-Australian community organisations.
Lowy Institute Conversations: Fan Yang and Fergus Ryan on Chinese-language media in Australia
Podcasts
Lowy Institute Conversations: Fan Yang and Fergus Ryan on Chinese-language media in Australia
In this episode of Conversations, Jennifer Hsu talks with Fan Yang and Fergus Ryan about the media representation of Australia-China relations, WeChat, self-censorship…
Rich, hot and popular: the taming of Chinese celebrities
Rich, hot and popular: the taming of Chinese celebrities
Is the Party-state taking all the fun out of life?
Lowy Institute Conversations: Sophie McNeill on Chinese students and academic freedom in Australia
Podcasts
Lowy Institute Conversations: Sophie McNeill on Chinese students and academic freedom in Australia
In this episode of Conversations, Jennifer Hsu talks with Sophie McNeill about academic freedom, Australian universities, Chinese international students and the Chinese government…
Xi and beyond
Xi and beyond
More ambitious, more educated and more engaged — the CCP powers into the second century.
Australia-China relations: More hurdles ahead
Australia-China relations: More hurdles ahead
Across a range of issues, already high tensions may well increase. The public mood looks set to further sour.
The politics of being Chinese in Australia
The politics of being Chinese in Australia
A new Lowy Institute survey reveals a wide range of experiences and views around the Australia-China relationship.
Being Chinese in Australia: Public Opinion in Chinese Communities
Polling
Being Chinese in Australia: Public Opinion in Chinese Communities
Amid debates on foreign interference, Australia-China relations and the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lowy Institute’s Multiculturalism, Identity and Influence Project conducted a…
Favourites of 2020: A lockdown loaf
Favourites of 2020: A lockdown loaf
When it came to baking bread, we were breaking bread as a community.
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