Asian studies

Asian studies

Why are you learning Japanese? Vietnamese university students’ perspectives on work and life between Vietnam and Japan

This post is based on an article published in the Asian Studies Review. The full article can be read here; current ASAA financial members will be able to access the article for free if logged into the website. Why do Vietnamese university students learn the Japanese language? Until now, issues of language teaching in higher …

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Asian Studies Review – history of a journal

Asian Studies Review was founded in 1977 and was originally known as the ASAA Review. The Review replaced the ASAA Newsletter, which appeared six times between 1975 and 1976. The first editor was Tony Reid, who oversaw most of the first decade of the journal’s life. The journal published three issues per year until 1998, when it switched to quarterly issues. …

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Investing in the future of Asian language literacy in Australia by learning from the past

The Australian Consortium for “In-Country” Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) — the organisation I head up — is here today as the direct result of previous Australian Government policy choices and public investment in Asian language education. Australia has done Asian language education well in the past. We could do it better again in the future if …

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Caste rules censor research and deny scholarships to marginalised students in India.

Image: Dalit History Month Editathon at UC Berkeley, April 15, 2017 (CC BY-SA 4.0) In March 2022, Indian students of humanities and social sciences fields, who were applying for the National Overseas Scholarship (NOS) administered by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE), Government of India were made aware of a new clause that …

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