Allan Sharp

Allan Sharp

Allan Sharp is editor of Asian Currents.

Diasporas key to greater Australian engagement with Asia

A new report from the Australian Council of Learned Academies argues that smart engagement with Asia is essential for securing Australia’s future. Australia’s engagement with Asia has too often been characterised by short-termism, opportunism and focus on monetary gain. Smart engagement, by contrast, means more than the pragmatic emphasis on economic benefit, and working towards …

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Study of war memory wins ASAA prize

The annual Wang Gungwu Prize for the best article published in Asian Studies Review (ASR) in 2014 has been won by Dr Karl Gustafsson, Research Fellow in the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Stockholm. The selection committee awarded the prize to Dr Gustafsson for his article, ‘Memory politics and ontological security in Sino–Japanese Relations’, which …

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Joint winners for 2014 ASAA Thesis Prize

A Murdoch University PhD student who spent four months covertly employed by a construction firm as part of his research, and a specialist in the history of activism, social movements and the Indonesian left are the 2014 joint winners of the ASAA’s prestigious Thesis Prize for the best Asian Studies doctoral thesis written in Australia. …

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Social anthropologist wins inaugural ASAA fellowship

A social anthropologist with a special interest in the relationship between medicine and sociopolitical change, especially in Indonesia, has been awarded the inaugural ASAA Postdoctoral Fellowship. Dr Catherine Smith (pictured) graduated with a PhD from the Australian National University (ANU) in 2012, with a thesis titled ‘War, Medicine and Morality in Aceh: An Ethnography of …

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