Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Conference of the ASAA, Melbourne, Australia

About | Editorial Board | Acknowledgments | Conference Papers

Is this the Asian century?

Editors

A M Vicziany

Monash Asia Institute, Monash University and

Robert Cribb

The Australian National University

First Published in 2008

ISBN: 978 1 876924 67 6

About these conference proceedings

The 17th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA), entitled “Is this the Asian century?” was hosted by the Monash Asia Institute at the Sebel Albert Park Hotel in Melbourne, Australia from 1-3 July 2008.

In order to make the information and ideas presented at the conference promptly and widely available, participants in the conference were invited to submit written papers based on their presentations for inclusion in refereed conference proceedings to be published on the Monash Asia Institute website.

Each paper submitted for consideration was peer-reviewed according to the requirements of the Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). That is, it was sent to two scholars who were asked to provide a scholarly judgement on the paper’s suitability for publication. Owing to the fact that published conference papers should be a direct reflection of the presentation and subsequent discussion at the conference, papers were either accepted or rejected in the form in which they were submitted; there was no process of revision in response to comments by the referees. In cases of conflicting or ambiguous referees’ reports, the paper was referred to a further referee and the editor made the final judgement on suitability for publication. A total of 110 papers were accepted for publication under these procedures.

The editors of the conference proceedings would like to especially thank the following sponsors for their support: COSMOS, the Australia India Council, the Australia China Council, Southern Cross Computer Systems, the Australia India Business Council and the Asia Education Foundation.

Editorial board

Papers presented in this volume have been accepted for publication by an editorial board. We are very grateful to the following academics who acted as referees for the ASAA Conference papers:

Professor Greg Barton (Monash University)

Dr Jayant Bapat (Monash Asia Institute, Monash University)

Assoc. Prof. Susan Blackburn (Monash University)

Professor David Chandler (Monash Asia Institute, Monash University)

Dr Robert Cribb (Australian National University

Professor Gloria Davies (Monash University)

Professor Louise Edwards (University of Technology, Sydney)

Dr Peg Le Vine (Monash Asia Institute, Monash University)

Dr Jemma Purdey (Monash University)

Professor Peter Mayer (University of Adelaide)

Dr Julian Millie (Monash University)

Professor Ross Mouer (Monash University)

Assoc. Prof Robert Rice (Monash University)

Dr Tim Scrase (University of Wollongong)

Professor Russell Smyth (Monash University

Professor David Chandler (Monash Asia Institute, Monash University)

Dr Robert Cribb (Australian National University

Professor Gloria Davies (Monash University)

Professor Louise Edwards (University of Technology, Sydney)

Dr Peg Le Vine (Monash Asia Institute, Monash University)

Dr Jemma Purdey (Monash University)

Professor Peter Mayer (University of Adelaide)

Dr Julian Millie (Monash University)

Professor Ross Mouer (Monash University)

Assoc. Prof Robert Rice (Monash University)

Dr Tim Scrase (University of Wollongong)

Professor Russell Smyth (Monash University)

Ms Vivien Seyler (Monash Asia Institute, Monash University)

Professor Marika Vicziany (Monash Asia Institute, Monash University)

Dr Tikky Wattanapenpaiboon (Monash Asia Institute, Monash University)

Acknowledgments

The editor would like to thank many anonymous scholars who responded promptly and efficiently to her request to referee papers for these proceedings, and to thank her fellow members of the editorial board for their support.

Peer-reviewed ASAA 2008 Conference papers (PDF format)

Responsibility for the content of each paper lies with its author(s). The author(s) also retain copyright over the text. Papers appear on the Conference proceedings website by permission of the authors. Any paper may be downloaded for fair use under the Copyright Act (1954), its later amendments and other relevant legislation.

Access to the papers on the web is free of charge.

Download papers (sorted alphabetically by author’s last name)