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Awards and Prizes

UTS academic wins 2016 Wang Gungwu Prize

An article about cultural and personal flows across the Bay of Bengal in pre-independence India has been awarded the 2016 Wang Gungwu Prize. Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) president Professor Kent Anderson announced that Devleena Ghosh, an associate professor at the University of Technology Sydney, had been awarded the prestigious annual award for the […]

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Presidents’ Prize renamed in honour of Professor John Legge

The ASAA’s President’s Prize has been renamed the ‘John Legge Prize for the Best Thesis in Asian Studies awarded at an Australian university, ’in honour of Professor John Legge, who died last year, age 94. Formerly Foundation Professor of History at Monash University, ‘Jack’ Legge, was a specialist on the political history of modern Indonesia

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Article on women’s rights in Nepal wins 2015 Wang Gungwu Prize

An article about the struggle over women’s rights in Nepal, by Margaret Becker of Adelaide University, has won the 2015 Wang Gungwu Prize for the best article published in Asian Studies Review in 2015. The President of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA), Professor Louise Edwards, announced the winner of the annual prize, which

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Study of Phnom Penh waste pickers wins ASAA prize

A researcher who has spent some years studying waste pickers in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh has been awarded the 2015 ASAA Presidents’ Prize for the best thesis on Asia submitted in 2014. Dr Cindy Bryson, from the Australian National University’s Archaeology and Anthropology Department, has been awarded the prize for her dissertation entitled ‘A valuable

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