Research Projects

    • CI: Prof. Koichi Iwabuchi, Dr. Olivia Khoo (Monash University), A/Prof Audrey Yue, A/Prof Fran Martin (University of Melbourne) The rise of East Asian media industries, estimated to be worth US$120 billion and reaching at least 2 billionconsumers, is changing Australian media culture. While East Asian media reach in to Australian audiences vianew media, Australian media industries Read more
    • CI: Prof Margaret Kartomi; A/Prof Bart Barendregt; Dr Rina Martiara This project seeks to explore how a stigmatised Indigenous population recovers its self-confidence and socio-economic status. This ethnographic project aims to document how and to what extent one Indigenous group in the post-Suharto era of regional autonomy in Indonesia is improving its status through affirmative political Read more
    • We are delighted to announce that Professor Koichi Iwabuchi, Director of the Monash Asia Institute, has been successful in securing Toyota Foundation funding of 6.4million yen for an international collaborative project he is leading on reconsidering multiculturalism from a transAsian/East Asian perspective. The project aims to promote transAsian connections and involves 5 academics collaborating with Read more
    •  (See Monash Memo http://www.monash.edu.au/news/show/cultural-typhoon-kicks-off) Cultural Typhoon Melbourne is a group of Melbourne-based scholars, students and activists, initiated by Koichi Iwabuchi, interested in exploring media and cultural studies in Asian contexts. In solidarity with the Association for Cultural Typhoon based in Japan, Cultural Typhoon Melbourne will hold monthly seminars intended to create a space for the free Read more
    • Led by Judith Shaw of the MAI, Martin Mulligan and Dave Mercer of RMIT University and Matthew Clarke of Deakin University and supported by industry partners AusAID and the Foundation for Development Cooperation, this comparative study investigates housing resettlement projects in three countries affected by the 2004 tsunami. Read more
    • The revival of Afghan music and music education in Afghanistan should be viewed as one of the most important measures that can be taken to rebuild this traumatised nation. The healing powers of music are too well known to rehearse here. In addition, the rejuvenation of music contributes directly to the building of a viable Read more
    • This project brings together teams from the Monash Asia Institute, Urumqi Normal University in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China in an international research collaboration to document, measure, and define the most significant cultural monuments and spaces of Kashgar. Read more
    • Papers are invited for an afternoon of discussions about the architecture of Asia-Pacific relations from different perspectives: economic, political, legal, strategic and social. Read more
    • The Sukunan Program helps the residents of Sukunan village engage with a waste management and sustainable living program. Read more
    • Arc Linkage Project Leveraging remittances with microfinance: a cross-country study Over the last twenty years the volume of funds sent home by migrant workers has expanded to become a key input to national and household economies in Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Pacific region. In many developing countries migrant remittances exceed international aid and investment Read more
    • Are you Pashtun and living in Melbourne? If you are, you might be interested in participating in this research project. Read more