Christian Churches and Chinese Community Culture in Australia: Opportunity for Confucius Institutes to Enter Into Australian Chinese Communities



Through investigation on the Australian Chinese history and its current situation, Australian Chinese society and their activities in the case of Melbourne area and case study, it could be concluded that the Christian Churches in Chinese communities have provided a platform, a spiritual home for Chinese people and other new settlers who first arrived Australia. Church activities have become one of the ways for Australian Chinese to proactively join in the dominant culture of developed capitalist countries while maintaining the traditional Chinese culture. Therefore, Confucius Institutes aiming at promoting Chinese language and spreading Chinese culture, might carry out activities by virtue of Chinese Christian Churches, and take them as opportunities to merge in the diversified culture of Australia.


Australia (Melbourne); Christian church; Chinese community; Confucius institutes

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