The heyday of nan dan was in the first half of the 20th century, when Mei Lanfang, Shang Xiaoyun, Cheng Yanqiu and Xun Huisheng, dubbed the Four Great Dan, established the four dan styles of Mei, Shang, Cheng and Xun.
When Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered his historic address to the Australian Parliament on Nov 17, 2014, he noted the presence of Emeritus Professor Colin Mackerras of Griffith University in the audience.
"I may not have agreed with some of the things I was told, but we could sit down and have a civilized conversation."
There are more than 5,000 MOOC with over 70 million viewers in China. Over 11 million college students have obtained credits by viewing MOOC.
"I think the local people thought we were rather strange because in those days, the Chinese government had a low opinion of Australia."
Barrow said his country has attached great importance to relations with China and will stick to the one-China policy. Gambia is willing to promote cooperation in agriculture, infrastructure, tourism and other fields, he said.
"The change in the last 50 years has been astonishing," he said. "I fell in love with the place ... when my wife (Alyce) and I went to Beijing as 'foreign experts' to teach at what was then called the Beijing Foreign Languages Institute. It is now called the Beijing Foreign Studies University, and I still love the place."