This area of study concerns forms of identity other than the national in Asia and includes diasporas, ethnicities and transnational identities that cross the boundaries of the nation states that structure Asia’s geopolitics. These identities express the geographical movements of cultures and societies through history. Our current research explores: theoretical interest in ethnicity; transmigration within countries; overseas Javanese and Chinese populations in other countries.
Staff working in the area include:
Dr Adrienne Petty-Gao, PhD, The early Chinese presence in North-East Tasmania from the 1870s to 1920s.
Dr Liu Xirang, PhD, Chinese Australian Fiction: hybrid narrative of the Chinese diaspora in Australia.
Peter Doelle, Population Transfer and Mobility in the Wake of Indonesia's Transmigration Program: A Socio-cultural Analysis.
Cultural Links Between Indonesia and Javanese Overseas - in Suriname and in New Caledonia – Associate Professor Pam Allen.
Political role of the Ethnic Minority in Indonesia: The case of Chinese in West Kalimantan – Dr Taufiq Tanasaldy.
Roberts, JL, ‘Cross-cultural Understanding Against the Odds - Lion Dancing in Yangon, Burma (Myanmar)’, Transcultural Cities Symposium, Feb 11-13, 2011, University of Washington, Seattle, USA (2011).
Tarulevicz, N, ‘Hidden in plain view: Singapore's Race and Ethnicity Policies’, The State, Development and Identity in Multi-Ethnic Societies, Routledge, Nicholas Tarling and Terence Gomez (ed), New York, pp. 134-153. ISBN 978-0-415-45178-9 (2008).
Tanasaldy, WT, ‘Ethnic geography on conflicts: the case of West Kalimantan, Indonesia’, RIMA: Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs, 43 (2) pp. 105-130. ISSN 0815-7251 (2009).
Authorised by the Acting Head of School, Humanities
8 May, 2012