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Asia Research Centre

Welcome to the Asia Research Centre

Australian Research Council Grants for Centre Fellows

Prestigious Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grants have been awarded to the following Research Fellows of the Asia Research Centre:

Professor Mark Beeson, Dr Jeffrey Wilson and colleagues for a project examining the bilateral economic relationship between Australia and China

Professor James Warren and colleagues for a multidisciplinary project on the transoceanic investigation of pearling in the Indian Ocean World

Professor Sandra Wilson and colleague for a project that seeks to explain Japanese wartime brutality, identifying  specific circumstances and considering the wartime context.

Honours for Centre Fellows

Two Centre Fellows, Professor Ann Capling and our Director, Professor Kevin Hewison have been elected Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA). Five Centre Fellows are members of this prestigious Academy.

The Centre

For more than two decades, the Asia Research Centre has been an international leader in the study of East and Southeast Asia, undertaking fundamental disciplinary and interdisciplinary research examining a range of social, political, historical, environmental and economic forces and developments within this dynamic region.

The Centre’s objectives are to:

  • produce high quality academic research publications for international and domestic audiences;
  • foster the development of high quality research graduates; and
  • constructively contribute to public policy debate and public understanding on contemporary Asia.

Read more about the Centre at About Us

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First Murdoch Commission Report Released

The First Murdoch Commission report, Western Australia and the Evolving Regional Order: the next 25 years, challenges and opportunities, in English with summaries in Chinese, Indonesian, Korean and Japanese, is available.

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