South Asia Studies

South Asia Studies

Remembering Lance Castles, 5.1.1937 – 27.8.2020

with contributions by Martin M. van Bruinessen, Richard Castles, Barbara Leigh, Michael Leigh, David Mitchell, Halina Nowicka, Anthony Reid, and Heather Sutherland. Lance Castles died peacefully in Melbourne’s Highgrove Aged Care home on 27th August 2020, his mind remaining lucid to the end. He was a pioneering and insightful scholar of the history, economics and …

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One path or many for Asian Politics?

Evidence from a decade of data from the Australian Research Council Australian governments tend to agree that Asia is vital to the national interest but are often unwilling to commit resources to fulfilling the potential of relations with the region. The ‘Australia in the Asian Century‘ white paper, which was commissioned by the Gillard government, …

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South Asian Studies in Australia

South Asian studies has had a sustained presence in Australia, but the growth of the field has largely been driven by the collective and individual efforts of scholars of South Asia working in the Humanities and Social Sciences across various universities. Government and university support for South Asian studies has waxed and waned and has …

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20 Years of Korean Studies in Australia

The story of Korean Studies in Australia over the last twenty years is a pleasing one, albeit with some highs and lows. In the 1990s Korean language programs were running in eight universities across Australia, including Swinburne, Griffith and Curtin Universities. Today there are fewer combined Korean language and Studies programs, but those that exist …

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Legacies of suffering, theologies of hope – ASAA thesis prize winner

Dr Gwyn McClelland was awarded the 2019 John Legge Prize for best thesis in Asian Studies, here he tells us about his work. Can you tell us a bit about your thesis. What’s the problem it explores and what did you find? My thesis, Legacies of suffering, theologies of hope: Nagasaki Catholics, the bomb and …

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