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Monique Chong

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The University of Melbourne

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Monique Chong

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The University of Melbourne

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Biography

Growing up in Mparntwe (Alice Springs), I have always felt a strong sense of belonging there, but also a strong desire to explore the rest of the world beyond Central Australia. My interest in China is motivated by my intention to retrace my family’s Aboriginal and Chinese lineage. I am currently studying a Diploma of Language (Chinese) alongside a Bachelor of Arts (Criminology), with an aim to study law in the future. I am especially interested in the way the law conditions both Chinese and Australian societies. I hope I can combine my personal interests in China and my language learning with a career in law, particularly global human rights law.

Skills & Expertise

  • Criminology
  • Indigenous studies
  • Law
  • Chinese
  • Political studies

" I am keen to learn from other scholars in the program and discover what a future career in Asia might look like."


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