New book from our Women in Asia series: “Islam, Women’s Sexuality and Patriarchy in Indonesia Silent Desire” by Irma Riyani

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ISBN 9780367487515 Published November 27, 2020 by Routledge 252 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations This book explores the intimate marital relationships of Indonesian Muslim married women. As well as describing and analysing their sexual relationships, the book also investigates how Islam influences discourses of sexuality in Indonesia, and in particular how Islamic teachings affect Muslim married […]

Language studies crisis – a national conversation

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In recent months, the issue of cuts to language programs at Australian universities has received significant media attention. We have collated below some of these articles. Please contact ASAA if you know of other articles that should be featured here. We’ve also included links to petitions circulating on this issue, and articles on our Asian […]

Entries sought for resource on women and Islam

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Entries are being sought for the Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures Online. Southeast and East Asian regional editor Professor Kathy Robinson is seeking authors for the encyclopedia’s next supplement, on early 20th century post-colonial history, which is due for publication in December 2017. Papers of up to 10,000 words are required by June 2017 The […]

Indonesian history preserved

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The Embassy of Indonesia in Canberra has funded the digitisation of the Berita Repoeblik Indonesia newspaper, which marks the formation of the newly independent Indonesia in 1945. The newspaper, which is held by the National Library of Australia (NLA), reported on the support Australia gave to Indonesian independence. The NLA’s Assistant Director-General, Collections Management, Amelia […]

New series on East Asian politics

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Edgar Allen Publishing has announced a new series, New horizons in East Asian politics. The series will provide a forum for original research on the key geopolitical region of East Asia (including Southeast Asia). Covering a diverse range of topics, the series will welcome submissions focusing on this region from across the spectrum of political […]

Open access for Wang Gungwu prizewinning articles

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Articles that win the Wang Gungwu Prize for scholarly excellence after publication in our journal, Asian Studies Review, will now be available to read and download at no cost to readers. To access these articles please visit our journal partner, Taylor & Francis.