Monash Asia Institute

  • Spice up your memory Just one gram of turmeric added to breakfast could help improve the memory.Adding just one gram of turmeric to breakfast could help improve the memory of people who are in the very early stages of diabetes and at risk of cognitive impairment. The finding has particular significance given that the world’s ageing population means a rising incidence of conditions that predispose people to diabetes, which in turn is ...
  • Panel discussion: Masculinity and links to gender inequality and violence in Timor-Leste and Indonesia Sara-seminarInternationally, it has been shown that there is a strong link between various gender related norms including notions of masculinity in a society and gendered violence. How masculinity and gender norms are linked to inequality and violence against women is key to programs of prevention. A panel of academics will explore cultural-religious elements of masculinity ...
  • A heart-felt need for dairy food 3d837537e4ecc0d4b5e84c5e40c0d11d_nA daily small serve of dairy food may reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke, even in communities where such foods have not traditionally formed part of the diet. A study of nearly 4000 Taiwanese, led by Emeritus Professor Mark Wahlqvist from Monash University’s Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and the Monash Asia Institute, ...
  • Monash Asia Institute: Research on Asia showcased L-R Gil Soo-Han, Justin O’Connor, Parichay Patra and Earvin CabalquintoThe 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 ...
  • An appetite for life Researchers found that elderly people with fair or poor appetites had higher risks of mortality than those with good appetites.A simple question about appetite can provide insights into old people’s general health that may help reduce their risk of dying. In a study published in the journal Appetite, Emeritus Professor Mark Wahlqvist from Monash University’s Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and the Monash Asia Institute, led a team investigating the connection between appetite and ...
  • Trans-Asia as method seminar series: Rise of anti-migration movements, jingoism and racism in Asia AntiRacismWe have been observing the rise of anti-migration sentiment, jingoism and racist   attacks in many parts of the world. Asia is no exception. Many citizens actively   protest against such movements, but how to tackle with them is rather an  imperative matter. Examining the cases in Indonesia, South Korea and Japan, this   brainstorming seminar will discuss this emerging trans-Asian phenomenon and   explore the possibility of organizing a collaborative research project. Speakers:  Prof. Greg Barton (Herb Feith Research ...
  • CALL FOR PAPERS DUE DATE EXTENDED -Interactive Futures: Young People’s Mediated Lives in the Asia Pacific and Beyond Three fasionable young Japanese ladies at the parkURGENT – PLEASE NOTE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED TO 27th JUNE Interactive Futures: Young People’s Mediated Lives in the Asia Pacific and Beyond Call for Papers A conference hosted by the Consortium for Youth, Generations and Culture, Sociology, Monash University, the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research, Griffith University and support  from the Monash Asia Institute This conference explores young people’s engagement with new ...
  • ASAA Biennial Conference 2014 asianstudiesbuttonASAA 2014 Biennial Conference 8-10 July 2014 AsiaScapes: Contesting Borders. ASAA is pleased to announce that the 20th ASAA biennial conference will be held from 8-10 July 2014 at the University of Western Australia, Perth. This conference invites presentations addressing shifts, continuities, innovations and tensions in Asia. We welcome engagement from scholars and practitioners in the humanities, social ...
  • International Symposium: “Asia Literacy” in Practice document_iconThe importance of “Asia literacy” has been widely discussed in Australia since the 1990s and was given renewed emphasis in the 2012 White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century. The Asia Education Foundation has been working hard to implement the cross-curriculum priority of “Asia and Australia‘s engagement with Asia” at Australian schools. But what Asia literacy ...
  • Call For Papers: Interactive Futures – Young People’s Mediated Lives in the Asia Pacific and Beyond document_iconA conference hosted by the Consortium for Youth, Generations and Culture, Sociology, Monash University, the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research, Griffith University and support from the Monash Asia Institute. This conference explores young people’s engagement with new modes of mediated communication, self‐expression and culture‐making across  the Asia Pacific and beyond. It will  map  young people’s  mediated  ...
  • The Indonesian elections of 2014: a discussion Election boxMAI/Centre of Southeast Asian Studies presents: The Indonesian elections of 2014: a discussion Where? The Krongold Room, H805, Monash Caulfield Campus When? 10.00 am, Wednesday, April 30, 2014 In early April, Indonesians voted to select legislative candidates. We have assembled a group of experts to comment on the elections generally, to identify emerging trends and surprises amongst the results, and to ...
  • Photographs from 9 April Seminar: Securing Global Talent, A/Prof Nana Oishi photo-4The Japanese Studies Centre was pleased to present this seminar in collaboration with MAI’s TransAsia Seminar Series. Despite the rainy weather, there was a good number gathered to hear A/Professor Oishi’s paper on the occasion of her first visit to Monash and the JSC. We thank her for her time and look forward to future collaborations !       ...
  • Indian Elections 2014 What lies Beyond ? Nirupama-Subramanian21Indian Elections 2014 What lies Beyond ? Nirupama Subramanian- Senior Associate Editor, The Hindu The election outcomes, their socio economic  implications and what lies in the future beyond elections is the topic of a special event jointly  organised by Centre Centre for Development  Economics and Sustainability (CDES), South Asia Research Network (SARN) and Department of Economics at Monash University! The ...
  • Call for Papers – “Asian Cultural and Media Studies Now” International Conference Dr-Sarmast-Music-School-TN-300x221Call for papers Asian Cultural and Media Studies Now  International Conference Asian Cultural & Media Studies Research Cluster, Monash Asia Institute Thu 6- Fri 7 Nov 2014   (Proposals due no later than 12 May) The Asian Cultural & Media Studies Research Cluster of the Monash Asia Institute, Monash University will host an international conference, ‘Asian Cultural and Media Studies ...
  • TRANS-ASIA Joint Seminar Series 2014 – Japanese Studies Centre with Monash Asia Institute Two researchers working on a computerSecuring Global Talent?: Highly Skilled Migration in Japan and Asia presented by Associate Professor Nana Oishi  The competition for global talent has been becoming fierce in Asia as the region continues to experience strong economic growth. Many countries have been adopting special schemes to promote the immigration of professionals. This presentation will focus on Japan which has been ...
  • Herb Feith Foundation Seminar Series 2014, Seminar 1: Film screening Lempad of Bali Lempad14P-0201 Herb Feith Memorial Lecture 2014-Final200 (3) In this, the first in the Herb Feith Foundation series of seminars on Indonesia for 2014, we will be screening John Darling’s film Lempad of Bali. In April 1978, Bali’s greatest living artist died at the extraordinary age of 116. Lempad left an equally remarkable body of art and architecture created during ...
  • Inaugural Australia Asia Education Engagement Symposium Global-engagement-300x298To download Brochure. Inaugural Australia Asia Education Engagement Symposium Examining the opportunities for enhanced education exchange and research partnerships with Asia including the New Colombo Plan There has been much discussion around the concept of the Asian Century and Australia’s role within this. Underpinning all of this is the need to enhance knowledge and understanding of Asia, initiate and ...
  • Borderless spirituality in a plural Asia: tomb-sites and normative national pieties JAVA-141248865.mJoUiYbY.G_07_C-300x87Borderless spirituality in a plural Asia: tomb-sites and normative national pieties Flyer Date:      Monday 17th March Time:      12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Where:    ACJC Seminar Room                 Building H level 8 (H8.05)                 Monash Caulfield Campus Presented by: Dr Lewis Mayo – lectures in the Chinese Studies ...
  • TRANS-ASIA Joint Seminar Series 2014 – Japanese Studies Centre with Monash Asia Institute Two researchers working on a computerSecuring Global Talent?: Highly Skilled Migration in Japan and Asia presented by Associate Professor Nana Oishi  The competition for global talent has been becoming fierce in Asia as the region continues to experience strong economic growth. Many countries have been adopting special schemes to promote the immigration of professionals. This presentation will focus on Japan which has been ...
  • Garden of the East – a look at how we look at Indonesia Borobudur. National Gallery of AustraliaBy Susie Protschky Say “Indonesia” today and what visual associations does the word prompt? For many Australians, an ambivalent mix of pleasant and troubled images, no doubt. But a new photography exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) – of photography from Indonesia between the 1850s and 1940s – will add a layer of complexity to those associations. When ...
  • Launch of the David Hanan Collection of Indonesian Films november2An Invitation to the the launch of the David Hanan Collection of Indonesian Films is a rare opportunity to celebrate decades of study and dedication to Indonesian Film and culture and to experience some rare footage of a gone-by-era. You are invited to:The Japanese Studies Centre, Building 54,  Clayton Campus (near the bus stop opposite the Law ...
  • Diet quality links old and young Grandparents may be even more likely than parents to influence food habits in young children according to new research. Photo: iStockUnderstanding how dietary habits are connected through the generations could have valuable benefits for community health, a new study shows.  The Taiwanese study assessed the relationship between the quality of children’s diets and that of their elders in a wide range of representative communities, generating findings that have international relevance.  Led by Emeritus Professor Mark Wahlqvist from Monash ...
  • Swāmi Vivekānanda – Re-assessing the man & his contributions swami-vivekananda050811INDIAN COUNCIL FOR CULTURAL RELATIONS (ICCR) NEW DELHI, INDIA In partnership with the National Centre for South Asian Studies, Monash University and The South Asian Studies Association of Australia 21st and 22nd February 2014 VENUE: CAULFIELD CAMPUS, BUILDING H, MONASH UNIVERSITY OUR OBJECTIVES Narandranath Datta (1863-1902) or Swāmi Vivekānada was only 39 years old when he died, having earned for himself a ...
  • Monash Asia Institute: postgraduate conference awards banner_0Postgraduate conference awards  The ASAA is offering 10 awards for postgraduate students to attend its 20th biennial conference in Perth 7-10 July 2014  The Award  Each award is valued at $1,100 and provides: Registration for the workshop and conference Accommodation for 5 nights in a University college Attendance at the conference dinner Awardees are expected to obtain any airfare from their home institution. Eligibility  Applicants ...
  • Talks tackle terrorism – and look to peace 6e371b2cbbacfb31c9a3dcbb10984926_nPreventing terrorism by deradicalising and disengaging militants will be discussed during a symposium currently being held at Monash University. The 5th Asia Pacific Security Dialogue has brought together international specialists with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of political violence in Asia, Australia and Europe to discuss successful strategies to divert militants into more peaceful actions. Monash University ...
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