Asian studies

Asian studies

In Memory of Professor Carol Hayes

Japanese studies and Asian Studies in Australia has lost a very special person in the field. Professor Carol Hayes passed away on 16 October 2022. She had been serving the Japanese Studies Association of Australia as an Executive Member since 2015 and a member of the Asian Studies Association of Australia for many years, serving …

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Building a National Languages Campaign: An Interim Progress Report

The Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities (LCNAU)’s National Languages Campaign was born out of a desire to help reverse the decline in language learning by Australian university students. Indonesian is something of the canary in the coalmine in this context—a leading indicator, so to speak—and I am aware that not all languages taught …

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Australia-China Diplomatic Relations at Half a Century: Some Reflections

This post is based on an article published in the Asian Studies Review. The article can be read here and is current available open-access to all readers. Since December 1972, when the ALP government of Gough Whitlam established diplomatic relations with China, each country has benefited from the other in myriad ways, including geostrategic, economic, …

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Intra-Fandom Conflicts and Censorship Sensibilities in Chinese Popular Mediascape

This post is based on an article published in the Asian Studies Review. The full article can be read here and is available open-access to all readers. Fan conflicts or fan wars have already become part of du jour global fan culture. Inter-fandom conflicts tend to emanate from conflicts of interest between different fan communities …

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Witnessing & Remembering Trauma in Northeast Asia in the Visual Age

The Living Past in the Present and the Future This post is based on an article published in the Asian Studies Review. The full article can be read here and is currently available open-access to all readers. In the last decade, scholarly discussions of the past and present in Northeast Asia have focused on historical …

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Review of Asian Studies Library Collection in Australia

Asian studies and Asian library collections have developed relatively recently in Australia. Prior to World War II, Asian studies were restricted to one department at the University of Sydney which taught the Japanese language and Asian history. There were no significant collections of Asian publications and no Australian library was regularly collecting current publications from …

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