Showcasing Tasmania and the Connection to Fujian China


Soft Book Launch presented by authors - Tony Hope and Jason Xu

Start Date

11th Oct 2017 5:30pm

End Date

11th Oct 2017 7:00pm


School of Humanities, Room 346, College of Arts, Law and Education, Sandy Bay campus

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Showcasing Tasmania and the Connection to Fujian China is a compilation of diverse articles from Tasmania and Fujian presented in English and Chinese including chapters on Arts/culture, Antarctica, Aquaculture, Education and Research, Energy, Engineering, Forestry, Government, History, Mining, Tourism, Wine and Distilleries. Tasmania and Fujian are influenced by oceans which have affected their weather patterns and the lives of their inhabitants. The connection to the sea, the rugged terrain and the spirit of the people harbour similarities which are reflected in the book. The book promotes and endorses over thirty five years of trade and connections between Tasmania and Fujian and highlights innovation, personal endeavors and individual stories. The book is dedicated to the people of Tasmania and Fujian and has been four years in the making.

Tony Hope
Tony Hope was born in Hobart, Tasmania in 1940.  He graduated with a science degree from the University of Sydney in 1961. Tony worked in the mining industry in Australia and overseas including China and has held executive directorships with various companies, and past positions of Chairman of the Central Queensland Branch of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and of the Australian Business group in the Philippines.

Jason Xu
Jason Zhe Xu was born in Yong’An Fujian in 1982. After studying at Fuzhou Minjiang University, he completed a Bachelor of Information Systems and Master of E-commerce from the University of Tasmania. He has assisted a number of Government trade missions to China from Tasmania, and in 2016, Jason was appointed Executive Chairman of the newly created Tasmanian branch of the Australia Fujian Association.

Hosted by the Asia Institute Tasmania.