Asian studies

National approach urged to develop Asia-related collection

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Asian studies research in Australia is being hampered by loss of library expertise and poor access to resources Asian Studies is a burgeoning topic in Australian librarianship. The Asian collection in Australia is obscure, tucked-away under ‘Arts’, categorised as ‘special ’—and therefore remains unseen. Asian studies is regarded as a field for the ‘specialist’ who […]

Asian studies

Lessons in change for ANU amid need for Asia-Pacific College

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Reports that the Australian National University is considering cutbacks in education and research on the culture, history and language of Asia and the Pacific reflect a profound failure of vision and a retreat from the university’s national mission, writes ANDREW WALKER. The Australian National University has long been proud of its Asia-Pacific expertise. It has […]