South Asia Studies

Legacies of suffering, theologies of hope – ASAA thesis prize winner

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Dr Gwyn McClelland was awarded the 2019 John Legge Prize for best thesis in Asian Studies, here he tells us about his work. Can you tell us a bit about your thesis. What’s the problem it explores and what did you find? My thesis, Legacies of suffering, theologies of hope: Nagasaki Catholics, the bomb and […]

ASAA books, Gender and sexuality, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Rural Women under Chinese Rule

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Hong Kong Rural Women under Chinese Rule has recently been published by Routledge as part of the Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) Women in Asia Series. Hong Kong has been undergoing unprecedented pandemonium since June 2019. Protests and rallies that very often ended in physical confrontation and violence are happening from weekly to a […]

Asian studies, Gender and sexuality

Gendered Politics in Asia: Conference report from the politics stream, Women in Asia 2019

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The Women in Asia Forum held its biannual conference at UNSW Sydney from 21-23 June 2019. Over 150 presenters shared their research, organised into 40 panels across six streams. This report identifies some of the themes and future research directions arising from the 20 papers presented as part of the ‘Gendered processes of political power’ […]

Asian studies, Gender and sexuality

Women in an Era of Anti-Elitism in Asia

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The theme of the Women in Asia Conference this year was “Women in an Era of Anti-Elitism in Asia”. The Women in Asia Forum began in 1978 and is affiliated with the Asian Studies Association of Australia. In 1981, the first Women in Asia Conference was held at UNSW, and the return of the conference […]

Southeast Asia, Technology, The Philippines

Rethinking Filipinos’ social media use in the electoral process

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The Asia-Pacific recently saw several countries in the region hold elections just days apart. Last month Australia, India, Indonesia and the Philippines, all displayed their respective versions of electoral democracy. There were clear differences, but one commonality is social media having a big role in the entire election process, from campaigning to the casting of […]

ASAA prizes, Southeast Asia, Vietnam

The Nguyen Weather-world – ASAA thesis prize winner

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Dr Kathryn Dyt was awarded the 2018 John Legge Prize for best thesis in Asian Studies, here she tells us about her work. Can you tell us a bit about your thesis. What’s the problem it explores and what did you find? My thesis, The Nguyen Weather-world: Environment, Emotion and Governance in Nineteenth-Century Vietnam, is […]