Whitlam in China

Thurs 12th Feb 7:00pm (One Show Only)
National Library of Australia

The delegation is the first political mission from Australia or from an Opposition party in any Western country to respond to China’s “ping pong diplomacy” of friendly overtures towards the peoples of other countries. The Canberra Times, 3 July 1971

A collaboration with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Australia, Musica Viva Australia, and the National Library of Australia. We celebrate the Chinese New Year and Spring Festival with special guest Ms Hongyan Zhang, one of China’s foremost exponents of the pipa, a traditional plucked string instrument. Through music and words we chronicle the colourful former Prime Minister’s historic visit to China, the legacy of which continues to this day.

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You can see Ms Hongyan Zhang perform here.

National Library of Australia
Parkes Place
Canberra ACT 2600