2018 Wang Gungwu Prize Winner Announced

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An article analysing rhetoric about breastfeeding in Indonesia, jointly written by Belinda Rina Spagnoletti, Linda Rae Bennett, Michele Kermode (who are all based at the Nossal Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia) and Siswanto Agus Wilopo (Gadhaj Mada University, Indonesia), has been awarded the Wang Gungwu Prize for the best article published in Asian Studies Review […]

Nick Cheesman joins the Southeast Asia Publications Series as co-editor.

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Nick Cheesman, a scholar of law, society and political order specializing in Myanmar and Thailand, with broader interests in Southeast and South Asia, has joined Edward Aspinall as co-series editor of the Southeast Asia Publication Series – the ASAA book series established in 1977. Nick is based at the ANU. He has won a series […]

2018 Prize for Best Thesis awarded to Kathryn Dyt

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The 2018 John Legge Prize for the Best Thesis in Asian Studies has been awarded to Dr Kathryn Dyt, Australian National University, for her dissertation titled “The Nguyễn Weather-World: Environment, Emotion and Governance in Nineteenth-Century Vietnam”. Dr Dyt’s thesis is an environmental study of the Nguyen dynasty between 1802 and 1883, prior to the full […]

Professor Wang Gungwu recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

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The ASAA is pleased to congratulate Professor Wang Gungwu who has been recognised as an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia as part of the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours. The citation notes this honour was awarded “For distinguished service to tertiary education as an academic and researcher, particularly to far […]

Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded to Dr Hannah Loney

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The 2017 ASAA Postdoctoral Fellowship has been awarded to Dr. Hannah Loney for a project on violence, biopolitics, and family planning in Indonesian-occupied East Timor. Dr. Loney, who was awarded her PhD at the University of Melbourne in May 2017, will be completing her fellowship at the same university. She was chosen for the fellowship […]

Dr Annie McCarthy wins 2017 John Legge prize for best PhD thesis

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A thesis exploring the lives of children from slums in Delhi and their engagement with the programs of a media NGO has won the prize for best thesis on Asia conferred in 2016. The 2017 John Legge Prize for the Best Thesis in Asian Studies has been awarded to Dr Annie McCarthy, Australian National University, […]