Monash Asia Institute Bulletin April 2017

From the MAI Director’s Desk

 The inaugural seminar of MAI focus theme, “Diversity, Mobility and Inclusion” that was held on 31 March was very successful. We had good discussions on some issues to be further pursued towards trans-Asian investigation. The next seminar will be held on 28 April. We hope to have another stimulating dialogue over significant issues on the theme of on “Migration, Diaspora and Belonging”. While April is a month of Easter Break, there will be other exciting events such as the third “From Asia Literacy to Australia Literacy” seminar, which will discuss the experiences of “being the Asian student” in Melbourne; a Mon@sia seminar that will consider the emerging trend of socially critical school reform in many parts of Asia and a Japanese Studies Centre seminar that will discuss linguistic variants in Japanese. We are also pleased to announce that MAI supports the 6th Asian Australian Identities Conference of the Asian Australian Studies Research Network, which will be held in October 2017. Call for paper is open now. Please also be reminded that the call for expression of participation in MAI postgraduate research Day on 1 May is still open. Please check all details in this bulletin.

Professor Koichi Iwabuchi
Director, Monash Asia Institute

MAI Seminars

From Asia Literacy to Australia Literacy
On Being the Asian Student in the Asian Century, Melbourne 12 April 2017, Immigration Museum, Melbourne

Trans Asia as Method: Focus theme seminar
Key issues on Migration, Diaspora and Belonging for Trans-Asian approaches 28 April 2017, HB39, Monash University, Caulfield campus

Mon@Sia Seminar
Socially critical school reform in Asia
27 April 2017, N7.02, Monash University, Clayton campus

Japanese Studies Centre Seminar
 ‘-Ga or -O? Which one to use?’ 12 April 2017, JSC, Monash University, Clayton campus

MAI Research Day: Call for Expression of Participation
MAI Postgraduate Students Research Day

1 May 2017, S901, Monash University Caulfield campus

Call for Papers

Embodiments and Inhabitations -The 6th Asian Australian Identities (AAI6)  conference of the Asian Australian Studies Research Network

25-26 October 2017, Immigration Museum, Melbourne

The next MAI Bulletin is scheduled for 7 May 2017.

If you have any news on any events or other announcements that you would like us to include, please forward this to MAI-Enquiries@monash.edu by 1 May 2017.

 

Call for Papers: Embodiments and Inhabitations -The 6th Asian Australian Identities (AAI6) conference of the Asian Australian Studies Research Network

MAI is pleased to announce that we support the 6th Asian Australian Identities Conference of the Asian Australian Studies Research Network, which will be held in October 2017. Please see the details via below link.

Embodiments and Inhabitations -The 6th Asian Australian Identities (AAI6) conference of the Asian Australian Studies Research Network

25-26 October 2017, Immigration Museum, Melbourne

 

 

 

Monash Asia Institute Bulletin March 2017

From the MAI Director’s Desk

2017 will be another exciting year for MAI as there are significant new developments. First, I would like to extend a warm welcome to newly appointed Herb Feith Professor of Indonesian Studies, Ariel Heryanto. He will also act as Deputy Director of MAI with Mridula Chakraborty. As an internationally renowned scholar, Prof. Heryanto will put further stimuli to MAI activities. I would also like to give a warm welcome to two Korean Studies researchers, Andrew David Jackson and Josie Sohn who have just joined the School of Language, Linguistic, Culture and Literature. Dr. Sohn and Dr. Jackson are ready to reinvigorate the Korean Studies at Monash. Secondly, MAI establishes focus research themes and regional coordinators in order to advance trans-Asian and inter-disciplinary intellectual exchange and collaboration and invite international visiting scholars. An inaugural event will be held on 31 March where we will discuss key issues to be collaboratively examined. MAI will also reinvigorate postgraduate students’ seminar series by working with HDR students. We will organize a MAI research day with focus on HDRs on 1 May. Call for expression of participation is now open. Last but not the least, 2017 MAI seminars will kick-off with a talk on Indian women writers’ Anglophone novels and a joint seminar by Asian Cultural and Media Studies Research Cluster and Chinese Studies on the intriguing issue of social media in China. Please find all of the details in this bulletin and keep on checking the webpage for updated information.

Professor Koichi Iwabuchi
Director, Monash Asia Institute


MAI Welcome

Herb Feith Professor for the Study of Indonesia

  • Professor Ariel Heryanto

See his profile at: https://www.monash.edu/news/internal/the-insider/8-sep-2016/herb-feith-professor-announced


Korean Studies in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

  • Andrew David Jackson is Senior Lecturer and the Convenor of Korean Studies
  • Josie Sohn (Lecturer in Korean Studies)

Please see their profiles at http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/mai/welcome-new-academic-staffs-joined-monash


MAI Focus Themes & Regional Coordinators in 2017

Focus themes:

  1. Migration, Diaspora and Belonging (coordinated by Gil Soo Han and Mridula Chakraborty)
  2. Diversity and Inclusion (coordinated by Julian Millie & Koichi Iwabuchi)
  3. Media, Culture and Performance (coordinated by Ariel Heyanto & Olivia Khoo)
  4. Cultural Citizenship and Public Pedagogy (coordinated by Koichi Iwabuchi & Philip Chan)

Regional coordinators:

  • East Asia: Gil Soo Han and Gloria Davies/Jonathan Benney
  • Southeast Asia: Ariel Heryanto and Julian Millie
  • South Asia: Mridula Chakraborty and Chandani Lokuge

MAI Trans-Asia seminar

Focus theme inaugural seminar: Key issues on Diversity and Inclusion

31 March Friday, 12-2pm, N105, Monash University, Caulfield Campus


ACMRC & Chinese Studies joint seminar

Calibrating the Chinese Citizen: Propaganda, E-Petitioning and Big Data-Driven Governance, Speaker: Christian Gobel, University of Vienna

Thursday 30 March, Room N502, Menzies Building, Monash University, Clayton campus.


South Asian Diaspora International Researchers’ Network (SADIRN)

Visiting scholar: Dr Maryam Mirza from 20 February to 25 March. She will be at Clayton campus, 20 Chancellors Walk, Room W711. Please see the detail at: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/mai/visiting-scholar-south-asia-diaspora-international-researchers-network/

Please contact A/Prof Chandani Lokuge, Director SADIRN on 03 9905 2136 for further information.

Marginality, Consent and Desire in the Anglophone Novel by Indian Women Writers

Speaker: Dr Maryam Mirza

Wednesday 22 March, 12.30pm-2.00pm Japanese Studies Centre, Clayton campus.


MAI Research Day on Postgraduate Studies

Monday 1 May 2017, 12:15-16:00 at S901, Caulfield Campus

Call for expression of participation is now open.


The next MAI Bulletin is scheduled for 3 April. If you have any news on any events or other announcements that you would like us to include, please forward this to MAI-Enquiries@monash.edu by 28 March

 

Focus Theme Inaugural Seminar: Key issues on Diversity, Mobility and Inclusion for Trans-Asian approaches

Monash Asia Institute Focus Theme Inaugural Seminar

Key issues on Diversity, Mobility and Inclusion for Trans-Asian approaches

Date & Time: 31 March Friday, 12-2pm (light lunch will be provided)

Venue: N105, Caulfield Campus, Monash University

Speakers:

Julian Millie (Centre for Southeast Asian Studies)

Koichi Iwabuchi (Monash Asia Institute)

In a globalized world in which people’s mobility and accompanying human exchange have been intensifying, the promotion of diversity is a key issue. While the current attention to diversity tends to be economy-driven with an emphasis on its utility to make the workplace creative and globally competitive, this seminar will discuss what kind of issues regarding socio-cultural diversity, human mobility and inclusion are emergent and need to be critically studied in various parts of Asia and whether and how we can make a comparative examination of Asian cases and/or collaboratively tackle the transnationally shared issues which are distinctly articulated in specific local contexts.

This seminar is an inaugural event of the establishment of MAI focus themes and regional coordinators (please see http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/mai/). Together with focus theme and regional coordinators, we will discuss how to productively promote collaborative research by organizing seminars/conferences and inviting international visiting scholars to Monash.

Please RSVP for catering purpose to MAI-Enquiries@monash.edu by 25 March.

 

 

MAI 2017 Focus Themes and Regional Coordinators

FOCUS THEMES & REGIONAL COORDINATORS (**Inaugural Seminar on 31 March**)

MAI establishes four focus themes to promote inter-disciplinary and trans-Asian research collaboration and dialogue. Coordinators of focus themes will organize trans-Asia seminar series. MAI will also invite international scholars who are working on the below themes to give a talk at trans-Asia seminar series.

  1. Migration, Diaspora and Belonging (Coordinated by GIl Soo Han and Mridula Chakraborty)
  2. Diversity, Mobility and Inclusion (coordinated by Julian Millie & Koichi Iwabuchi)
  3. Media, Culture and Performance (coordinated by Ariel Heyanto & Olivia Khoo)
  4. Cultural Citizenship and Public Pedagogy (coordinated by Koichi Iwabuchi & Philip Chan)

 

MAI also appoint regional coordinators who are responsible for facilitating cross-regional exchange and responding to inquiries about the research of the region:

East Asia: Gil Soo Han and Gloria Davies/Jonathan Benney

Southeast Asia: Ariel Heryanto and Julian Millie

South Asia: Mridula Chakraborty and Chandani Lokuge

 

Welcome! New academic staffs joined Monash!

MAI warmly welcome three new academic staffs (on Indonesia and Korea)

* Herb Feith Professor Ariel Heryanto

Professor Heryanto is regarded as one of the world’s most influential analysts of contemporary popular culture and of radical political movements in Indonesia since the 1980s. His focus on the politics of everyday life and relationships between language, media and popular culture have revolutionised the field of Indonesian Studies by connecting insights from anthropology, political science and cultural studies. He is currently working closely with Professor Koichi Iwabuchi at the Monash Asia Institute to reconceptualise Asian Studies to provide more emphasis on the cultural flows that shape modern Asian societies. Professor Heryanto’s appointment also adds to the already strong cohort of scholars working on aspects of Indonesia at Monash.

Faculty Welcome Lunch will be held on 22 March 2017, Taste Baguette, Monash University, Clayton campus.

See his full profile at: https://www.monash.edu/news/internal/the-insider/8-sep-2016/herb-feith-professor-announced

* Dr. Andrew David Jackson is Senior Lecturer and the Convenor of Korean Studies. He obtained his PhD in Korean history from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 2011. As well as pre-modern history, he is interested in modern Korean history and society, South and North Korean film, and theories of rebellion and revolution. andy.jackson@monash.eduDr. Josie Sohn is Lecturer in Korean Studies)

* Josie Sohn is a Lecturer in Korean Studies. Prior to arriving at Monash, she directed Global Korean Studies at the Catholic University of Korea and was a fellow at the Literature Translation Institute of Korea. Her research focuses on South Korean film culture, youth culture, and transnational reception practices. She holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Cultures with a minor in Cinema Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 

Welcome Monash!

 

 

Visiting Scholar (South Asia Diaspora International Researchers’ Network)

Dr Maryam Mirza is a  visiting researcher at SADIRN and Monash Asia Institute from 20 February to 25 March. She will be at Clayton campus, 20 Chancellors Walk, Room W711. Please contact A/Prof Chandani Lokuge, Director SADIRN on 03 9905 2136 for further information

Maryam Mirza received her PhD in English Studies from Aix-Marseille University, France and is currently a BeIPD-COFUND Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Liege, Belgium. She is the author of a monograph entitled Intimate Class Acts: Friendship and Desire in Indian and Pakistani Women’s Fiction (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016), and her articles have appeared in journals such as The Journal of Commonwealth Literature and Gender, Place & Culture

Project description:

As a visiting researcher at the South Asian Diaspora International Researchers’ Network (SADIRN) and Monash Asia Institute from 20 February 2017 to 25 March 2017, Dr Maryam Mirza will carry out research on South Asian-Australian fiction by women writers (notably Chandani Lokuge, Chitra Fernando and Michelle de Kretser), and will participate in the activities of the South Asian Diaspora International Researchers’ Network. Her research will focus on the literary depiction of the work/class identities of South Asian women in the diaspora. She will also deliver a talk that draws on her recently published monograph. The talk is entitled ‘Marginality, Consent and Desire in the Anglophone novel by Indian Women Writers’.

Dr Mirza will give a talk at SADIRN seminar series, on Wed 22 March 2017, 12.30pm-2.00pm at Japanese Studies Centre, Monash University, Clayton Campus. The title of paper is “Marginality, Consent and Desire in the Anglophone novel by Indian Women Writers”

 

2017 Welcome

The Asian Cultural and Media Studies research cluster is pleased to welcome you to its 2017 events. We have big plans for this year following a very active year in 2016. The inaugural pre-conference to the 5th Inter-Asia Popular Music Conference on 9th December 2016 allowed an engaging exchange of new research ideas by our PhD students across a variety of disciplines. The reading groups organised by Earvin Cabalquinto (our 2016 postgraduate representative and now ECR representative) are growing in popularity and the reading groups will continue in 2017 as a monthly event to provide our HDR students with a collective identity and a relaxed and social environment within which to discuss key texts in the field. ACMS cluster members will provide short introductions to key readers as a way of creating a space for ongoing engagement and sharing of ideas between academic staff and postgraduate students. We welcome participation from interested students across all Faculties and from other universities. Please email Tegan Farell, our new postgraduate student representative, for more information about the reading groups and how to get involved.

The ACMS webpage has a new look featuring our research projects, profiles of current and recently graduated postgraduate students, and events. It is worth checking in if you haven’t done so for awhile to familiarise yourself with the new interface: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/mai/the-asian-cultural-and-media-studies-research-cluster-page/

All cluster members (old and new) and postgraduate students are warmly invited to our welcome event on 20 March 2017. More details about all of our events will be posted as details are finalised. Please also feel free to join our Facebook group where current information will be posted regularly: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MonashACMS/.

 If you would like to discuss any ideas for the cluster or advertise or promote research initiatives via ACMS in the new year, please do get in touch. 

Convenors: Xin Gu (xin.gu@monash.edu) and Olivia Khoo (olivia.khoo@monash.edu)

Postgraduate representative: Tegan Farrell (tegan.farrell@monash.edu)

ECR representative: Earvin Cabalquinto (earvin.cabalquinto@monash.edu)

Postgraduate Student Profiles

Tegan Farrell

PhD, Film, Media and Communications. Arts
tegan.farrell@monash.edu

TITLE: Gods, ghosts, and ancestors in contemporary Taiwan: Reality and representations

SUMMARY: This project explores folk religious practices and beliefs in present-day Taiwan and how these practices and beliefs are represented in Taiwanese news, film, and television, combining an anthropological study of engagement in and experiences of folk religious practices in Taiwan with content and discourse analysis of representations of folk religion in Taiwanese Chinese-language media.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Taiwan, media, journalism, religion, cultural studies, China


Max Parasol

PhD. Law
max.parasol@monash.edu

TITLE: China’s Innovation Policies and Technology Start-Ups: Can China create an alternate legal regime for innovation?

SUMMARY: Innovation is a major priority for the Chinese government. In particular, this study will evaluate whether current policies such as Internet Plus can help China lead the world in Big Data Analytics and the Internet of Things.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: China, tech, innovation polices, IP law.


Le Thu Mach

PhD, Journalism. Arts
Thu.Mach@monash.edu

TITLE: Emerging social media and the green public sphere

SUMMARY: Compare coverage of green issues (environment, climate change, sustainability) on mainstream media and social media; Examine the contexts in which the coverage is generated; Identify the impact of social media on green issues.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Journalism and social media about Environment, climate change and sustainability


Yuning Zhang

PhD, Literary and Cultural Studies. Arts

TITLE: Reality TV in China and its audience

RESEARCH INTERESTS: media, audience studies, contemporary Chinese society


Wanchana Tongkhampao

PhD, Film, Media and Communications. Arts
wanchana.tongkhampao@monash.edu

TITLE: Other masculinities: filmic and literary representations of popular masculinist heroes in Thailand

SUMMARY: In Thailand, the outlaws are usually celebrated in popular culture and become an icon of teen masculinities. My research argues that these outlaw heroes, whom I called them ‘popular masculinist heroes, have emerged and developed along with the growth of modern media, especially film and literature in Thailand since the post World War II to the present. Despite being out of focus in the Thai cultural studies research, these heroes have largely contributed to the identity of Thai ‘modern’ masculinity.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Thai cultural studies and cultural history, Thai and Asian cinemas, Thai literature, Gender and masculinities, Theories of representation, Alternative modernities


Teck Fann GOH (Fann)

Film, Media and Communications. Arts
teckfann.goh@monash.edu

TITLE: Japanese Film Festivals and Cultural Exchange in the Asia-Pacific

SUMMARY: This project will examine the transformations and the recent development of Japanese Film Festivals in the Asia-Pacific in relation to international cultural exchange and their contributions to the dynamics of international film festivals in the region.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Film festivals, Asian media cultures, Japanese popular culture, cultural exchange in Asia


Naziat Choudhury

PhD, Media, Film and Journalism. Arts
naziat.choudhury@monash.edu

TITLE: Social capital and the audience commodity: Online media in the USA and China

SUMMARY: A comparative analysis of the rise of online social networking sites and messenger apps in the USA and China. The political economy that governs the popularity of these sites, as well as the migration of social capital is compared. While trying to understand the success of these social media, an attempt is made to understand the relation between the changing patterns of urban life and the consequent attractiveness towards these media.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Social media, intercultural communication, internet and society

 

 

My Place, My Story

My Place, My Story is a short story competition for emerging writers of all ages in the Monash Council area. Emerging writers are encouraged to submit entries that explore ideas about place, home and belonging.  The competition begins on the 4th of December, 2016. Entries close on the 14th of January, 2017.

Find out more about My Place, My Story…

 

Monash Asia Institute Bulletin November-December 2016

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From the MAI Director’s Desk

While the second semester of 2016 is coming to an end and the festive season is approaching in Melbourne, activities within MAI are becoming even more active. In November, the second public seminar of From Asia Literacy to Australia Literacy will be held at Immigration Museum, featuring Andy Trieu, co-presenter of SBS show PopAsia, who will give a talk on the representation of Asian-Australian figures in the Australian media world. In December, MAI is hosting the 5th international conference of Inter-Asian popular music studies and co-organising a pre-conference with Asian Cultural and Media Studies Research Cluster. In addition, there will be a seminar on people’s aspirations for the future in East Timor; a book launch of The Burning Elephant by Christopher Raja and a lecture by Anne Alison, renowned Japanese studies scholar of Duke University. Let this Bulletin also ring a bell with you about our international conference, Trans-Asian Human Mobilities and Encounters, which MAI is co-organising with Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok in January 2017. Please check the details of all events in this Bulletin and the MAI webpage!

Professor Koichi Iwabuchi
Director, Monash Asia Institute


MAI International Conference

The 5th Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies conference
11-12 December 2016, Monash University, Caulfield campus

Trans-Asia Human Mobilities and Encounters
23-24 January 2017, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok


MAI Public Seminar series: From Asia Literacy to Australia Literacy (with Immigration Museum)

Who are Aussie celebrities? Social presence and media representation of Asian-Australians
Speaker: Andy Trieu (Actor & co-host of SBS PopAsia)
Sunday 13 November 2016, Immigration Museum, Melbourne


Trans-Asia as Method seminar jointly organised with Japanese Studies Centre

The Spectre of Dying Alone: A Magna of Lonely Death in Japan
8 December 2016, Japanese Studies Centre, Monash University Clayton campus


Centre of South East Asian Studies (CSEAS) Seminar

Customary Renewal in Post-occupation East Timor and the Construction of the Future as a “Cultural Fact”
8 November 2016, Monash University Clayton campus


Asian Cultural and Media Studies Research Cluster (ACMS) Workshop

PhD Pre-ConferenceWorkshop
9 December 2016, Monash University Caulfield campus


South East Asian Diaspora International Researchers’ Network (SADIRN) Book launch

The Burning Elephant – Christopher Raja
1 December 2016, Eltham bookshop, Main Road, Eltham


Congratulations

Professor Margaret Kartomi receives the 2016 Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture’s prestigious Penghargaan Kebudayaan award
Details of full story

Publication of Contemporary Culture and Media in Asia (edited by Daniel Black, Olivia Khoo and Koichi Iwabuchi) based on a 2014 MAI international conference
Further information


Call for papers

Biennial conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia
26-30 June 2017, University ofWollongong, NSW
Call for papers closes: 9 December 2016

Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (ICAS) Conference 2017
28-30 July, Sungkonghoe University, Seoul, South Korea
Call for papers closes: 31 January 2017


The next MAI Bulletin is scheduled for 1 March 2017.
If you have any news on any events or other announcements that you would like

 

Book based on a MAI Conference published!

An edited volume, Contemporary Culture and Media in Asia, has been just published. It is based on a highly successful MAI international conference in October 2014 and edited by three Monash scholars of Asian Cultural and Media Studies Research Cluster—Dan Black, Olivia Khoo and Koich Iwabuchi. It is the first volume from a book series, Asian Cultural Studies: Transnational and Dialogic Approaches (Rowman & Littlefield International), of which Prof. Koichi Iwabuchi is the Editor.

 

MONASH ASIA INSTITUTE BULLETIN OCTOBER 2016

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From the MAI Director’s Desk

 On 22 September, we successfully held the inaugural seminar of “From Asia Literacy to Australia Literacy”. The video of the seminar is now accessible, please watch it if you were not at the event. Also successfully held was the 7th Asian Translation Traditions Conference at Monash Malaysia campus. Participants thoroughly enjoyed great talks and inspiring discussions in these two events. There will be many stimulating seminars in October too. Issues to be discussed include Chinese tourists; Asia literacy and education; an Indonesian best-selling novel; South Asian diasporic mediations; and religious, cultural and political issues in Iran, Syria and Afghanistan. Japanese Studies Centre will hold a two-day conference in celebration on the 50th anniversary of the teaching program in Japanese Studies at Monash University.

Please check the details of all events in this bulletin and MAI webpage!

Professor Koichi Iwabuchi
Director, Monash Asia Institute


Monash Asia Institute Seminars/Conferences

Public seminar recently held at Immigration Museum, Melbourne  From Asia Literacy to Australia Literacy

Everyday Multiculturalism and Trans-Asian Mobilities
27-28 October, Monash University Caulfield campus (closed workshop)


Trans-Asia as Method seminar jointly organised with Japanese Studies Centre

Sleeping Together with Different Dreams?
6 October 2016, Monash University, Clayton campus


Mon@sia seminar jointly organised with the Faculty of Education

 Asia as Method and Asia Literacy
12 October, Monash University Clayton campus


Centre for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) Seminars

Leila S. Chudori – in conversation
6 October 2016, Japanese Studies Centre, Clayton campus


Japanese Studies Centre (JSC) Conference

Looking Back, Looking Forward: Japanese Studies in Australia
14 and 15 October 2016, Auditorium, Japanese Studies Centre, Clayton campus


South Asian Diaspora International Researchers’ Network (SADIRN) Research Symposium

Diasporic Mediations: New Trends in South Asian Research and Creative Processes
19 October, 2016, Japanese Studies Centre, Clayton campus


Central and West Asia Diasporas Research Network (CWADRN) Seminars

Sectarianism or Sectarianisation? Iranian views on the Sunni-Shi’a Divide
7 October 2016, Monash University Caulfield campus

The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood and the ghosts of Hama in the 2011 uprising &  Peace and Stability in Afghanistan: The role of Pakistan
21 October 2016, Monash University Caulfield campus


Call for Papers

Biennial Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia
Debating Democracy in Japan, 26-30 June 2017, University of Wollongong

ICAS 10 (International Convention of Asia Scholars)
ICAS 10 Chiang Mai, 20-23 July 2017, Thailand

FNAISC (French Network for Asian Studies Conference)
6th Congress of Asian studies 2017. 26-28 June 2017, Paris

 

 

“From Asia Literacy to Australia Literacy” successfully started

The inaugural seminar of the new public seminar series, From Asia Literacy to Australia Literacy, was held on 22 September 2016 at Immigration Museum, Melbourne. About 30 people joined the seminar to listen to Prof Fazal Rizvi’s talk on the advantage that Asian-Australian people offer for Australian business activities in Asian regions and  vibrant discussion followed regarding the complicated implications of “the economic advantage” for socio-cultural recognition of Asian-Australian people. Please click here to watch the video of the seminar. The next seminar will be held in November. 

 

Monash Asia Institute Bulletin September 2016

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Monash Asia Institute Bulletin  – September 2016

From the MAI Director’s Desk

Many inspiring events are awaiting us in September. We will have the inaugural public seminar, From Asia literacy to Australia literacy, which MAI has jointly organised with Immigration Museum, Melbourne. Please RSVP by 7 September. MAI is also co-organising the 7th Asian Translation Traditions Conference at Monash Sunway campus in Malaysia. Do not forget that the call for papers for our international conference, Trans-Asia as method (in Prato, June 2017) is still open. Furthermore, there will be two seminars organised by the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, an international conference organised by Sir Zelman Cowan School of Music, and two events that MAI is co-organising with South Asia Research Network (SARN) & Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES) and with the Centre for Global Business. Last but not the least, we are delighted to make an announcement that MAI has been awarded the Australia-Japan Foundation Grant 2016-2017. The project aims to promote the exchange and collaboration between Immigration Museum in Melbourne and Tokyo over the issues of trans-Asian migration. Please check all the details in this bulletin and the linked webpages!
 
Professor Koichi Iwabuchi
Director, Monash Asia Institute


MAI’s New Public Seminar Series Announcement (co-organized with Immigration Museum)
From Asia Literacy to Australia Literacy
22 September 2016, Immigration Museum, Flinders Street, Melbourne
 
MAI International Conference
7th Asian Translation Traditions Conference
Shifting Powers: The Ethics of Translation in a Transforming Asia
26-29 September 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

MAI International Conference: Call for Papers
Trans-Asia as method: Exploring new potentials of ‘trans-Asian’ approaches
12-13 June 2017 Monash University Prato Centre


Centre for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) Seminars

National rice policy in SouthEast Asia: A comparison
5 September 2016, Monash University Clayton Campus

‘It is not that different’: Online Memorialisation and the Dead in Vietnam
20 September 2016, Monash University Clayton campus


Japanese Studies Centre (JSC) Conference (forthcoming)

Looking Back, Looking Forward: Japanese Studies in Australia
14 and 15 October 2016, Auditorium, Japanese Studies Centre, Clayton campus


Sir Zelman Cowan School of Music International Conference

ICCE 2016: Ache’s culture to foster sustainable development
26-28 September 2016, Sir Zelman Cowan  School of Music, Clayton campus


MAI’s successful grant application
Migrant Diplomacy: Exchange between Immigration Museums Melbourne and Tokyo
Australia-Japan Foundation Grant 2016-2017

Call for Papers: International Conference
ICAS 10 (The International Convention of Asian Scholars) in Chiang Mai, July 2017


Copyright © 2016 Monash University, All rights reserved.

The next Bulletin is scheduled for 3 October 2016. If you have any news or events or other announcements that you would like us to include, please forward to MAI-enquiries@monash.edu by 29 September 2016

Our mailing address is:
MAI-enquiries@monash.edu

 

Trans-Asian Cultural and Media Studies

Trans-Asian Cultural and Media Studies is a research subtheme of the Film, Media and Communication HDR program in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University.

The ACMS research cluster has amongst its members several internationally recognised leaders in this field available for available for supervision.

With an emphasis on transnational perspectives and cross-disciplinary approaches, we cover wide-ranging research topics of cultural and media studies in the contexts of diverse Asian countries/regions including Australia.

Examples of research topics include:

  • Globalization and popular culture (TV, film, music, sports, celebrities etc.)
  • Trans-Asian cultural flows, connections and exchange
  • Cultural economy and cultural policy
  • Critical studies of soft power and nation branding
  • Digital culture
  • Communication technologies and the body
  • Media, citizenship and the public
  • Media and affect
  • Youth culture and urban culture
  • Multiculturalism, racism, nationalism
  • Diaspora, migrants and transnationalism
  • Visual culture, gender/sexuality and queer studies
  • Asian-Australian studies
  • Asia-Australia connections and interactions

Please see individual staff pages for detailed research interests and areas of supervision.

For more information about enrolling in the HDR (Higher Degree by Research) program of Film, Media and Communication, please visit:

Find out more about the ACMS cluster

 

Transforming Cultural Identity: Media flows between Australia and East Asia

(Koichi Iwabuchi, Fran Martin, Audrey Yue, Olivia Khoo
ARC DP160100304

The rise of East Asian media industries, estimated to be worth US$120 billion and reaching at least 2 billion consumers, is changing Australian media culture. While East Asian media reach in to Australian audiences via new media, Australian media industries are reaching out to Asia via transnational co-productions.

This project examines these trends in media consumption and production to analyse impacts on the cultural identities of Australian audiences and media products.

Through the innovative framework of minor transnationalism, it will evaluate Australia’s involvement in East Asian media circuits and produce a deeper understanding of the nation’s  relationship with its region.

Find out more about the ACMS cluster

Nouveau-riche Nationalism and Multiculturalism in Korea

9781138781504Nouveau-riche Nationalism and Multiculturalism in Korea: A media Narrative Analysis.
Gil-Soo Han (2016)
London and New York: Routledge.

 

Contemporary Culture and Media in Asia

imagesContemporary Culture and Media in Asia,
edited by Daniel Black, Olivia Khoo and Koichi Iwabuchi, Lanham, MD:
Rowman and Littlefield, 2016.

 

Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia

9781138026001Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia,
edited by Larissa Hjorth and Olivia Khoo,
London and New York: Routledge, 2016.