SEMINAR: Asian Studies Seminar Series, Seminar 1 2017
|Asian Studies Seminar Series, Seminar 1 2017 : The Religious Profile of the Chinese Community in Australia: Findings from the 2016 Census Data
The emergence of religious pluralism has been seen by many as one of the defining characteristics of the cultural diversity in contemporary Australia, where multiculturalism is widely regarded as a pillar of the country’s national identity. The Chinese community has been an important part of the Australian society for a long time, and it is continually expanding in Australia. According to the 2016 census data, more than 1 in every 50 people who are currently living in Australia were born in China, and the amount of Chinese-born Australian residents increased 50% during the 5 years between 2011 and 2016. However, whilst a noticeable amount of academic attention has been placed to investigate how some religions (such as Christianity, Islam, and Japanese Zen) are shaping the multicultural society in contemporary Australian, to this date there is yet to be a systematic assessment on the religious affiliations among the members of the Chinese community in Australia. In this talk, I will present some preliminary findings from my ongoing investigation into the recently-released 2016 census data, with a focus on the religious profile of the Chinese community in Australia.
In particular, this talk will cover the following three sets of questions:
(1) How to identify the Chinese community in Australia through the census data?
(2) What is the religious profile of the Chinese community in contemporary Australia?
(3) Within the Chinese community in Australia, what are the similarities and differences between different subgroups regarding the structure of religious affiliations?
Dr Yu Tao
Seminar room G.25, Social Sciences North
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:00
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00
Karen Eichorn <[email protected]>
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:51
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