History, Heritage And Archaeology
He was a founding fellow (1969) of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and a member (1953) of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.
His publications included a biography of Empress Wu of Tang (1955) and an elegant monograph, Barbarian Beds: The Origin of the Chair in China (1965).
The Southern Expansion of the Chinese People (1972) and an autobiography, Why China? (1985).