Timor-Leste

Haunted houses and ghostly encounters: ethnography and animism in East Timor, 1860–1975

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Haunted Houses and Ghostly Encounters has recently been published by National University of Singapore Press as part of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) – Southeast Asia Publications Series. Haunted Houses and Ghostly Encounters presents the history of Western ethnography of indigenous religion––or animism––in East Timor during the final century of Portuguese rule, until […]

China, India

Xi-Modi: Building geocultural connectivities

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We live in an era when state power is accumulated by building structures of connectivity. Such developments will be at the heart of competition between India and China, adding to existing tensions over trade, Kashmir and terrorism. It is against this backdrop that we need to interpret Xi’s visit to India last week. Both leaders […]

Japan

Interview with Judge Hayato Aoki, Numazu Branch, Shizuoka District Court

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Judge Hayato Aoki speaks to A/Professor Stacey Steele about recent developments in Japanese detention and bail processes. Judge Aoki was a Visiting Research Scholar at Melbourne Law School from June 2018 to June 2019. SS: Judge Aoki thank you for agreeing to share your reflections about the Japanese criminal justice system. It has been a […]

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