Asian Art Research Now

“Asian art research in Australia and New Zealand remains stubbornly diffuse. Specialists are often separated by institutional and disciplinary divides, as well as real (or perceived) geographic distances… Despite a rich tradition of Asian art scholarship here, distinct in significant ways from the field as it is practiced in Europe and North America, we still …

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Australia’s Asian songline

Asian music culture was significant in colonial and early Federation Australia From the 1840s and up until the introduction of the Immigration Restriction Act in 1901 large numbers of indentured labourers, sojourners and immigrants came to Australia from various parts of Asia. They were the engines of the early Australian economy and the colonial nation-building …

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Ink art engages with the modern world

An artistic genre widely associated with Chinese cultural tradition is being revitalised and reinterpreted by a new generation of artists Contemporary ink art has emerged as one of the most significant and ubiquitous artistic trends in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong during the past decade, and is attracting increasing international attention. Described as ‘the …

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