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 […]
On June 30, the most powerful part of the Chinese government, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, passed, with immediate effect, the Law for Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). The Hong Kong National Security Law follows ongoing independence and pro-democracy protests, which in the second half of […]
with contributions by Martin M. van Bruinessen, Richard Castles, Barbara Leigh, Michael Leigh, David Mitchell, Halina Nowicka, Anthony Reid, and Heather Sutherland. Lance Castles, portrait by Yasin Tiar, 1999 Lance Castles died peacefully in Melbourne’s Highgrove Aged Care home on 27th August 2020, his mind remaining lucid to the end. He was a pioneering and […]
The resurrection of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation and hope for further cooperation amidst covid-19BY Pravhat Lama and Chokey Namgyal Bhutia
The main objective of the conference was to collectively outline a strong strategy to limit the spread of the virus in the South Asian region.
“Three Malayan freshers have a friendly chat with two Australian “oldtimers”. From left to right are: Miss Helen Friday, Miss Nafsiah binti Abdul Kadit, of Malaya, Mr Pang Khok Khee, of Malaya, Mr Choo See Mun, of Malaya and Mr Robert Bunton. Photographer, Neil Murray, NAA: A1501, A2254/1 International education is in crisis, both in […]
Evidence from a decade of data from the Australian Research Council Australian governments tend to agree that Asia is vital to the national interest but are often unwilling to commit resources to fulfilling the potential of relations with the region. The ‘Australia in the Asian Century‘ white paper, which was commissioned by the Gillard government, […]
When I last met him, in his stylish bamboo-walled house in Salatiga in April last year, I thanked him for what he had done for me. Arief looked puzzled. “You taught me politics,” I said. Then he smiled. My hair had grown white. His body, eleven years older than mine, was wasted by Parkinsons. We […]