Asian Currents

Asian Currents

China

The making of Xinjiang Han

Much has been much written about the exploitation and cultural repression of the Uyghur population in China’s far-west province of Xinjiang but, says TOM CLIFF,

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South Asia Studies

Diving in at the deep end

PAULA HANASZ questions the effectiveness of Australia’s initiatives to bring water security to South Asia. In the not too distant past, it seemed almost a

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Indonesia

Richard Wright and the Bandung Conference

The observations of Indonesia by the famous African-American novelist Richard Wright during the 1955 Bandung Conference deserve to be read alongside Indonesian accounts, argue KEITH

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China

Questions of balance

JANE GOLLEY examines the implications of China’s gender imbalance for the Chinese and global economies—and comes up with some reassuring findings. In 2013, China recorded

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Indonesia

The power of redemption

After ignoring international outrage and desperate pleas over the executions of foreign drug smugglers, including two Australians, JAMES GIGGACHER asks if Jokowi can ever win

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