2020 Reviewing Asian Studies, Asian studies

Reviewing the state of Asian Studies in Australia

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What is the state of teaching and research on Asia-related topics at Australian universities? Do students have more or less opportunity to learn about Asia than in the past? Is there much variation in Asia content across disciplines? Which Asian languages are in decline at our universities and which are on the rise? What are […]

Australia - Asia relations, Myanmar, Southeast Asia

Vale Dr Ni Win Zaw, Head, Department of Library and Information Studies, University of Yangon

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Over the past two years there have been many tragedies due to COVID-19. August 2021, very sadly, saw the passing of Dr Ni Win Zaw, Professor (Head), Department of Library and Information Studies, University of Yangon, from this dreadful virus. Myanmar has lost a great professional leader. The future of library education and preservation of […]

Asian languages, Asian studies, Japan, Japan - Australia relations

Are ‘advanced’ Japanese language programs sustainable? A look at Australia, New Zealand and Singapore

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Economic, strategic and cultural connections to Japan have never been stronger and more students across the breadth of our education system, primary through to tertiary, continue to be interested in studying Japanese. But what, beyond Demon Slayer and Pokemon, motivates them and how can that knowledge help universities to build effective and engaging language programs? […]

ASAA prizes, Asian studies

Applying for ASAA grants

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What Successful Grants Say About Including Emerging Scholars in Events The Asian Studies Association of Australia offers a range of small grants and prizes every year. One of the benefits of membership is being able to access these opportunities. However, access does not always translate into receiving a grant. In this short article, I wish […]

Asian languages, Asian studies, Australia - Indonesia relations, Education, Indonesia

Countering COVID: Innovation in Australia-Indonesia education

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While the shift to online programs might be unprecedented, adaptability and resilience in Australia-Indonesia educational partnerships is nothing new.

Asian studies, Australia - Asia relations, Japan, Japan - Australia relations

Former ASAA President honoured by Emperor of Japan

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Former President of the ASAA, Emeritus Professor Purnendra Jain, has been awarded the highest Japanese honour open to an academic. In a ceremony held in Adelaide on Friday 26 March, Consul-General Shimada Junji awarded Professor Jain the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon in recognition of his “contribution to promoting academic […]

South Asia Studies

EU’s Show of Strong Commitment is Needed for ASEAN Strategic Partnership

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Notwithstanding the consensus between European Union (EU) and ASEAN to upgrade inter-regional relations into a strategic partnership in December 2020, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) 2021 has painted a different picture on the ground. Far from attributing any significance to its newly upgraded strategic partner, the MSC’s agenda was largely concentrated on the transatlantic alliance […]