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 Chinese LanternCurrent and Future Projects

SPARC's major project in 2016 is the completion of 'The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power'.

Engaging media

In 2011 SPARC successfully completed the Australia-China Council funded 'Engaging Chinese Media Professionals' project, in partnership with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Tsinghua University.

Engaging educators

Educational professionals from China, India and other neighbouring countries were brought to Australia to develop intercultural protocols for teaching. In 2012 the Australia-China Council funded the 'Increasing intercultural awareness' program which was conducted by SPARC through a partnership with South China Normal University.

Educational and training programs

SPARC, in collaboration with Macquarie University's Faculty of Arts, helped develop a MA course in soft power and public diplomacy for locally based diplomats and other students of public diplomacy.