Asian studies

Asian studies

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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ASAA Book Series Report

The following information on the book series of the Asian Studies Association of Australia provides a record of the historical content, trends and impact for each of the four series. It is intended to preserve their institutional memory. It may also serve as a reference for current and future reviews of the field of Asian …

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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 and is currently available open-access to all readers. Why do Vietnamese university students learn the Japanese language? Until now, issues of language teaching in higher education have been studied mainly in relation to English and/or …

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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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