Asian studies

Asian Studies in Australia—a vision for positive growth

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Despite a challenging environment for Asian Studies in Australia, Kent Anderson sees strong grounds for optimism. The present state of Asian Studies in Australia can—to borrow a phrase—be loosely divided into the good, the bad and the ugly. Starting with the ugly, over the past five years a number of university language programs have been […]

Asian studies

Staff cuts threaten ANU’s international reputation

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Students face uncertainty from staff cuts to ANU’s Asian studies Staff cuts announced last week at the Australian National University’s School of Culture, History and Language (CHL) are jeopardising the university’s position as a national and global leader in Indonesian studies. Understanding Indonesia, the largest country in Southeast Asia, is important for Australia’s national interest. […]