Melodrama in Meiji Japan

One of Australia’s most significant collections of Japanese art—woodblock prints known as kuchi-e—will go on show for the first time in a new exhibition at the National Library of Australia, ‘Melodrama in Meiji Japan’. Used to illustrate Japanese novels, kuchi-e (‘opening picture’), complement the stories which reflect the tumultuous world of the Meiji period in […]

Awards and Prizes

UTS academic wins 2016 Wang Gungwu Prize

An article about cultural and personal flows across the Bay of Bengal in pre-independence India has been awarded the 2016 Wang Gungwu Prize. Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) president Professor Kent Anderson announced that Devleena Ghosh, an associate professor at the University of Technology Sydney, had been awarded the prestigious annual award for the […]


Entries sought for resource on women and Islam

Entries are being sought for the Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures Online. Southeast and East Asian regional editor Professor Kathy Robinson is seeking authors for the encyclopedia’s next supplement, on early 20th century post-colonial history, which is due for publication in December 2017. Papers of up to 10,000 words are required by June 2017 The […]