Research

The decline of China and India

China and India might be regarded as this century’s rising powers, but in the globalisation of research and development their leverage vis-à-vis the United States is declining.

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Peace with a price tag

In the India-Myanmar borderlands, governments seek to buy peace from rebellious ethnic groups.

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The difficult position of 'yoga fiction'

As 'yoga fiction' floods the literary marketplace, it changes the way we think about one of India’s most popular cultural exports, paradoxically making India both more and less visible.

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Asia Pacific ideas

Our College has some big thinkers and some big ideas about Asia and the Pacific. Below you’ll find a selection of some our most remarkable findings. It’s a tasty selection of ideas to get you thinking... and exploring, commenting on and sharing.

Hard lessons in soft power

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Increasingly Asian states are investing in public diplomacy, through Facebook, Twitter, traditional media and academic and cultural exchanges, to build “soft power”.

An Australian suffragette goes to Korea

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Belle Menzies’ life as a suffragist and foreign missionary helped to shape modern womanhood.

Just how Chinese is Chinese philosophy?

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Chinese philosophy is conventionally presented as a system that exported ideas to neighbouring cultures. But what if it was an importer of ideas as well?

Killers flaunt atrocities on film

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The study of the 1965-1966 massacres in Indonesia can never be the same again following the release of the film The Act of Killing (2012).

The sustainability of creativity?

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Across South Asia, members of hereditary artisan communities trace descent from the Hindu deity Vishwakarma, ‘Universe Maker.’ Might such enduring stories carry insights to sustain creativity?

Whose rule of law in Muslim Mindanao?

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The Philippines is an Asian rule of law success story. But the real test comes in 2013-14, when the Acquino administration finalises a peace settlement with separatists in Mindanao.

Sanskrit is dead? Not by a long shot

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Picture a crowd of up to 20,000 people sitting entranced for seven days by stories of the deity Krishna. And the source of such captivation? Sanskrit.

Towards truly sustainable cities

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Exempting existing buildings from regulatory changes allows for a major weak link in achieving truly sustainable cities.

Indian religion: encountering new worlds

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What happened when a nineteenth-century Jain monk met a Christian missionary? Thanks to a unique Hindi manuscript, we know the answer.

Deputy vice-chancellors have their uses

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Multinational pharmaceutical corporations with a 'Vice President Responsible for Going to Jail'.

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