Saturday, March 12, 2011

Henry Chan

Mr Henry Chan, History Department, the University of Newcastle, Australia

Cultural Collections, Callaghan NSW, Australia
History; Henry Chan; University of Newcastle
This photo appeared in the University News, Volume 12, Number 1, February 17 to March 3, 1986. The text was: "Reporting on Racial Tensions An academic who has been commissioned to inquire into Chinese perceptions of racial tension in New South Wales has taken up duty as Lecturer in History. Mr Henry Chan will teach Chinese and Japanese History to History Classes. This course, which was given by Dr. John Bach before his retirement last year, is unique in Australia, Mr Chan says, because in addition to combing studies of the countries it devotes attention to their very early beginnings. He has the commission from the Human Rights Commission and the Chinese Community Association of N.S.W. Mr. Chan comes to this University from the University of Sydney, where he was a librarian in the Rare Book Library. His wife is an Associate Professor in English at the University of New South Wales. He was a school teacher in New Zealand before becoming a Lecturer in History at Massey, University, Palmerston North. He holds a M.A degree in Massey and an M.A. in Far Eastern History in the University of London. For the last five years, Mr Chan has been Hon. Secretary of the centre for Asia Studies at the University of Sydney. He is presently involved in making arrangements for the fourth International Conference on the History of Chinese Science to be held at the University in May. Mr. Chan surprised the NEWS by stating that his principal subject speciality is no Far Eastern History, but the History of European Science and Political Thought in the 17th and 18th Centuries. He developed this special interest while he was living in New Zealand." This image was scanned from a photograph in the University's historical photographic collection held by Cultural Collections at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. If you have any information about this photograph, or would like a higher resolution copy, please contact us or leave a comment.

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