Research on Asia showcased

L-R Gil Soo-Han, Justin O'Connor, Parichay Patra and Earvin Cabalquinto
L-R Gil Soo-Han, Justin O’Connor, Parichay Patra and Earvin Cabalquinto

The 2014 Monash Asia Institute research day demonstrated the breadth of research on Asia from across the university. The School of Media Film and Journalism was well represented, with five staff or HDR students presenting their research on topics covering southeast Asia, south Asia, and east Asia.

Professor Justin O’Connor presented some of his research on Chinese cultural economy and Associate Professor Gil-Soo Han spoke about his work on South Korean nationalism. Dr Nasya Bahfen discussed her collaborative research on nationalism and modernity in the work of prominent Malaysian cartoonist Lat.

One of the school’s HDR candidates, Earvin Cabalquinto presented his research on mobile communication by members of the Melbourne-based Filipino community, while fellow PhD student Parichay Patra spoke about his work on Indian cinema.