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Mark Harrison

Senior Lecturer
Politics and International Relations
School of Social Sciences

Room 503, Social Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2345 (phone)

Mark.Harrison@utas.edu.au

Dr Mark Harrison is Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies at the University of Tasmania in the Politics and International Relations Program in the School of Social Sciences. He is also an Adjunct Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World at the Australian National University. He teaches units on politics and international relations as well as units on China, and supervises honours and PhD projects on politics and culture in mainland China and Taiwan.

His academic work examines contemporary culture and politics in the Chinese-speaking world, using a distinctive theoretically-informed style and with a particular interest in Taiwan. He works widely across cultural studies, politics and policy, and international relations. In addition, he maintains an active media profile and his views can be read in international media oganisations such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

He has a BA (Hons.) in Chinese from the University of Adelaide and completed his PhD at Monash University looking at Taiwan and its problems of identity. From 2002 to 2008 he worked as Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster in London, UK.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDChinese studiesMonash UniversityAustralia 
MA Social theoryMonash UniversityAustralia 
BA (Hons) University of AdelaideAustralia

Research Themes

Mark's research aligns with the University's theme of Creativity, Culture and Society.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Member of the European Academic Observer Group to the Taiwanese December 2004 legislative elections, December 2008 Legislative elections, March 2008 presidential election.
  • Member of the International Academic Observer Group to the January 2012 Taiwanese presidential elections.
  • Member of the Management Group, Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW), Australian National University.

Committee associations

President,Chinese Studies Association of Australia.

Research Invitations

  • Keynote address, Taiwan Studies International Conference, Spatial Cultures and Cultural Spaces in Taiwan: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne, December 2010.
  • National Visiting Fellowship 1999, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University
  • China Seminar Series, “Remaking the memory of Zhang Xueliang—the Young Marshall—and Republican China across the Taiwan Straits,” China Institute, Australian National University, April 2017
  • Taiwan Lectures on Chinese Studies, International Lecture Series, “Be mindful of each bowl of rice: democracy, development and Taiwan’s reconciliation with its history”, Menzies Library, Australian National University, Center for Chinese Studies, National Central Library of the Republic of China, October 2016, Canberra.
  • Keynote address, “Art, Violence and Memory: Retelling the Story of the Beautiful Island”, Taiwan: The View from the South Conference, Australian Centre on China in the World,  Australian National University, January 2015.
  • Taiwan Fellowship, “Memory and Violence in Taiwan”, July-September 2014, Academia Sinica Institute of Sociology, Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Invited Lecture, Symposium on Sinologists and International Cultural Dialogue, Ministry of Culture, National Museum of History, People’s Republic of China, Beijing, December 2013.

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Fields of Research

  • Asian Cultural Studies (200202)
  • Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific (160606)
  • International Business (150308)
  • International Relations (160607)
  • Studies of Asian Society (169903)
  • Asian History (210302)
  • Economic Development Policy (160505)
  • Cultural Studies (200299)
  • Public Policy (160510)
  • Comparative Government and Politics (160603)
  • Crop and Pasture Nutrition (070306)
  • Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling (070105)
  • Cultural Theory (200204)
  • Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning) (160404)

Research Objectives

  • Communication Across Languages and Culture (950201)
  • Cultural Understanding (959999)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture (970120)
  • International Relations (940399)
  • International Agreements on Trade (910301)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production (829899)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production (839899)
  • Languages and Literature (950203)
  • Visual Communication (950205)

Publications

Reviewer: The China Quarterly, SOAS Bulletin Advisory Committee, 2006-2008, Taiwan Culture Research Program, Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics. Advisory Committee, 2007- , Asiascape, Modern East Asia Centre, University of Leiden.

Total publications

78

Journal Article

(17 outputs)
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2017Harrison M, 'How Taiwan's authoritarian history could affect its current geopolitics', East Asia Forum Quarterley pp. 1-3. ISSN 1837-5081 (2017) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2017Harrison M, 'The End of Martial Law: An Important Anniversary for Taiwan', Global Taiwan Brief, 2, (30) (2017) [Non Refereed Article]

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2017Harrison M, 'The end of martial law: An important anniversary for Taiwan', Lowy Interpreter, (13 July, 2017) (2017) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2016Harrison M, 'How the digital age changed Taiwan: Social Media has changed Taiwan's politics, and its international standing', Policy Forum, (18 Feb) pp. 1-4. (2016) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2016Harrison M, 'President Tsai's apology: Signalling the modern Taiwan', The Interpreter, (24 August 2016) pp. 1-3. (2016) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2016Harrison M, 'Reading between the lines of Tsai Ing-wen's inaugural address', East Asia Forum, (30 May) pp. 1-4. (2016) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2016Harrison M, 'Taiwan, Thorn in China's Side, Gets New Attention', YaleGlobal Online Magazine, (6 December 2016) Article 1-2. (2016) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2016Harrison M, 'Why don't Australians study Chinese?', East Asia Forum, (22 Oct) pp. 1-3. (2016) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2015Harrison M, 'Ways of Remembering - Shawna Yang Ryan and Green Island', TAASA Review, 24, (4) pp. 24-26. ISSN 1037-6674 (2015) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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2015Harrison M, 'A moment for history: The meeting between the leaders of China and Taiwan meant much more than just a handshake', Policy Forum, (13 Nov) pp. 1-4. (2015) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2015Harrison M, 'Making History: Scotland and Taiwan, 2014', The China Story, (21 March) pp. 1-4. (2015) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2015Harrison M, 'Taiwan's Choice', Policy Forum pp. 1-7. (2015) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2014Harrison M, 'The Sunflower Movement in Taiwan', The China Story, (18 April) pp. 1-6. (2014) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2007Harrison M, 'China Week on the BBC: The Media Making Knowledge and Writing History', China Media Research, 3, (1) pp. 118. ISSN 1556-889X (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2006Harrison M, 'Zhang Yimou's Hero and the Globalisation of Propoganda', Millennium-Journal of International Studies, 34, (2) pp. 569-572. ISSN 0305-8298 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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2004Sinclair John, Harrison M, 'Globalization, Nation, and Television in Asia', Television and New Media, 5, (1) pp. 41-54. ISSN 1527-4764 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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2000Sinclair J, Harrison M, 'Globalization, Nation, and Television in Asia: The Cases of India and China', The UTS review : cultural studies and new writing, 6, (2) pp. 78-90. ISSN 1323-1677 (2000) [Refereed Article]

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Book

(2 outputs)
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2007Storm C, Harrison M, 'The margins of becoming : identity and culture in Taiwan ', Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, Germany, pp. 290. ISBN 9783447054546 (2007) [Edited Book]

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2006Harrison M, 'Legitimacy, Meaning and Knowledge in the Making of Taiwanese Identity', Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 272. ISBN 978-1-4039-7587-4 (2006) [Authored Research Book]

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Chapter in Book

(12 outputs)
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2017Harrison M, 'A Year of Looking Backwards', Control, ANU Press, J Golley, L Jaivin and L Tomba (ed), Australia, pp. 260-267. ISBN 9781760461195 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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2016Harrison M, 'Purifiying the body politic in Taiwan', China Story Yearbook 2015: Pollution, ANU Press, G Davies, J Goldkorn and I Tomba (ed), Australia, pp. 252-261. ISBN 9781760460686 (2016) [Other Book Chapter]

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2015Harrison M, 'Occupy Taiwan', Shared Destiny, ANU Press, G Barme, L Jaivin and L Goldkorn (ed), Australia, pp. 136-145. ISBN 9781925022933 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2015Harrison M, 'Butong wenhuajian yingshi xianghuzhuanghua he buduan duihuade', A Collection of Speeches at the Symposium on Sinologists and International Cultural Dialogue, China Youth Press, China, pp. 123-128. ISBN 9787515334042 (2015) [Other Book Chapter]

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2013Harrison M, 'Civility across the Straits', China Story Yearbook 2013, Australian Centre on China in the World, Australian National University, GR Barme and J Goldkorn (ed), Australia, pp. 297-303. ISBN 9780987365538 (2013) [Other Book Chapter]

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2012Harrison M, 'Cross Straits Relations', China Story Yearbook 2012 Red Rising Red Eclipse, Australian National University, GR Barme (ed), Canberra, pp. 53-59. ISBN 978-0-9873655-0-7 (2012) [Other Book Chapter]

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2012Harrison M, 'The Impact of Film and the Performing Arts on Life in Taiwan', The Vitality of Taiwan: Politics, Economics, Society and Culture, Palgrave Macmillan, S Tsang (ed), Basingstoke, UK, pp. 80-97. ISBN 978-1-137-00989-0 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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2009Harrison M, 'Writing Taiwan's nationhood: language, politics, history', Re-Writing Culture in Taiwan, Routledge, Fang-long Shih, Stuart Thompson, Paul-Francois Tremlett (ed), Abingdon, pp. 123-139. ISBN 0-415-46666-0 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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2009Harrison M, 'How to Speak about Oneself: Theory and Identity in Taiwan', Cultural Studies and Cultural Industries in Northeast Asia: What a Difference a Region Makes , Hong Kong University Press, Chris Berry, Nicola Liscutin, Jonathan D. Mackintosh (ed), Hong Kong, pp. 51-70. ISBN 978-962-209-974-6 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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2007Harrison M, 'Where is Taiwanese Identity?', The Margins of Becoming. Identity and Culture in Taiwan, Harrassowitz Verlag, Carsten Storm and Mark Harrison (ed), Wiesbaden, pp. 241-253. ISBN 978-3-447-05454-6 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

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2007Storm Carsten, Harrison M, 'Methodologies, Epistemologies, and a Taiwan Studies', The Margins of Becoming. Identity and Culture in Taiwan, Harrassowitz Verlag, Carsten Storm and Mark Harrison (ed), Wiesbaden, pp. 7-18. ISBN 978-3-447-05454-6 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

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2002Harrison M, 'Cable and Satellite Platforms', Media in China: consumption, content and crisis , RoutledgeCurzon, M Keane, S Donald (ed), London, pp. 167-178. ISBN 0-7007-1614-9 (2002) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

(4 outputs)
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2010Harrison M, 'Lien Heng (1878-1936): Taiwan's Search for Identity and Tradition By Shu-Hui Wu', The China Quarterly, 187, (Sep 2006) pp. 800-802. (2010) [Review Single Work]

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2006Harrison M, 'Envisioning Taiwan: Fiction Cinema and the Nation in the Cultural Imaginary By June Yip', Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies , 69, (1) pp. 175-176. (2006) [Review Single Work]

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2005Harrison M, 'The Minor Arts of Daily Life Popular Culture in Taiwan Edited by D Jordan, AD Morris, and ML Moskowitz', The China Quarterly, 181, (Mar 2005) pp. 193-195. (2005) [Review Single Work]

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2000Harrison M, 'In the Red: On Contemporary Chinese Culture', ARTAsiaPacific, 2000, (26) pp. 1-99. (2000) [Review Single Work]

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Conference Publication

(8 outputs)
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2017Harrison M, 'Remaking the memory of Zhang Xueliang the Young Marshall and Republican China across the Taiwan Straits', National China Seminar Series, China Institute, Australian National University (2017) [Keynote Presentation]

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2017Harrison M, 'Waking Tasmania from its China Dream', Asia Institute-Australia China Business Council Public Lecture, 13 June (2017) [Keynote Presentation]

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2016Harrison M, 'Be mindful of each bowl of rice: democracy, development and Taiwan's reconciliation with its history', Australian National University public lecture series, 24 October 2016, Canberra (2016) [Keynote Presentation]

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2015Harrison M, 'Butong wenhuajian yingshi xianghuzhuanghua he buduan duihuade', A Collection of Speeches at the Symposium on Sinologists and International Cultural Dialogue, Beijing, pp. 123-128. (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2015Harrison M, 'Art, Violence and Memory: Retelling the Story of the Beautiful Island', Taiwan: The View from the South Conference, http://ciw.anu.edu.au/events/2015/taiwanconference, Canberra (2015) [Keynote Presentation]

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2012Harrison M, 'Space, Time and Images on the Surface of China', Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Interarea Panels and Abstracts, Session 87: The Visual Politics of Asia: Lens-Based Images in the Modern World, March 15-18 2012, Sheraton Centre Toronto, Canada EJ (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2012Harrison M, 'Making Place in Taipei in Architecture and the Everyday', ASAA Knowing Asia: Asian Studies in an Asian Century, July 2012, Sydney, pp. 95. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2010Harrison M, 'Culture and its place in the politics of Taiwan Studies', Spatial Cultures and Cultural Spaces in Taiwan: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Keynote Address, 9-10 December 2010, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Other Public Output

(35 outputs)
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2017Harrison M, 'Talking Point: China ain't just China and the sooner we realise it the better', The Mercury, June 17 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Harrison M, 'VDL expansion not affected by financial woes for owner- linked company, Moon Lake says', ABC News Online, 13 July, 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Harrison M, 'A Deal for an Australian Dairy Wrapped in Layers of Chinese Loans', The New York Times (Australia), online, 2 August 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Harrison M, 'Reports the Chinese owner of Van Dieman's Land Company is failing to fulfil investment promises angers opponents of the sale', The Mercury, 3 August 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Harrison M, 'Chinese billionaire tried to sell Van Diemen's Land Company before buying it', Financial Review, online, 2 August 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2016Harrison M, 'Taiwan may become focus of US-China power play', Australian FInancial Review, Fairfax Media, Australia, 10 Nov (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Harrison M, 'More mature understanding of China needed', The Mercury, Newscorp Australia, Hobart, Tasmania, 12 October 2016, pp. 1-2. (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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2016Harrison M, 'As Taiwan Election Nears, Mainland Media Plays Down Politics', The New York Times, The New York Times Company, New York, 15 Jan (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Harrison M, 'What a Tsai presidency could mean for cross-Strait relations', East Asia Forum, 10 January 2016 (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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2016Harrison M, 'New era for Taiwan as president Tsai sworn in', The Australian Financial Review, Fairfax Media, Australia, 19 May (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Harrison M, 'Donald Trump is an isolationist with a big stick', Australian FInancial Review, Fairfax MediA, Australia, 11 Nov (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Harrison M, 'Taiwan vote changes calculus over One China', Thw Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones & Company, Inc, New York, 19 Jan (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Harrison M, 'Tsai Ing-wen poised to become Taiwan's first woman president,'', Sydney Morning Herald, Fairfax Media, Australia, 15 Jan (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Harrison M, 'Tsai Ing-wen: The woman in China's sights', Sydney Morning Herald, Fairfax Media, Australia, 20 May (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Harrison M, 'China's inteference in Hong Kong has consequences for Taiwan', CNBC Asia-Pacific, NBC Universal News Group, United States, 9 Nov (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Harrison M, 'China piles pressure on new Taiwan president ahead of inauguration', CNBC Asia Pacific, NBC Universal News Group, United States, 17 May (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Harrison M, 'Taiwan's New Leader', Australian Financial Review, Fairfax Media, Australia, 11 Jan (2016) [Media Interview]

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2015Harrison M, 'Taiwan forgotten in Australia's rush of successes on free trade agreements', The Australian, News Limited, Australia, March 13 (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Harrison M, 'Talking Point: Chinese corruption probe has fallout for Tasmanian links', The Murcury, News Corporation, Australia, 17 Oct (2015) [Report Other]

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2013Harrison M, 'Redefining the Meaning of Chinese'', The International Herald Tribune, The New York Times Company, New York, 23 Jan (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Harrison M, 'Taiwan's Diverse Literature and History on Show in Two New Museums', The New York Times, The New York Times Company, New York, 23 Jan (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Harrison M, 'In China, Party Trumps a Strongman', The New York Times, The New York Times Company, New York, 3 April (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Harrison M, 'As Taiwan's Links With Mainland Grow, So Do Concerns', The New York Times, The New York Times Company, New York, 1 Jan (2013) [Media Interview]

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2008Harrison M, 'Taiwan and China Stumble Along an Historic Path', Canberra Times, Canberra, Dec 16 2008 (2008) [Newspaper Article]

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2008Harrison M, 'Torch Symbolism Upstaged', Canberra Times, Canberra, 22 April 2008 (2008) [Newspaper Article]

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2007Harrison M, 'What's in a Name? A Lot If It Happens to be Taiwan', Canberra Times, Canberra, 2 April 2007 (2007) [Newspaper Article]

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2006Harrison M, 'Ma Ying-jeou in London', Canberra Times, Canberra, 23 February 2006 (2006) [Newspaper Article]

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2004Harrison M, 'Taiwan Tension', Canberra Times, Canberra, 24 August 2004 (2004) [Newspaper Article]

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2004Harrison M, 'The politics of inalienability', The Diplomat, Sydney, August 2004 (2004) [Newspaper Article]

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2004Harrison M, 'A triumph for Taiwan's democracy', Canberra Times, Canberra, 30 March 2004 (2004) [Newspaper Article]

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2004Harrison M, 'Why Taiwanese independence?', Canberra Times, Canberra, 6 June 2004 (2004) [Newspaper Article]

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2003Harrison M, 'Hu comes to town', Canberra Times, Canberra, 22 October 2003 (2003) [Newspaper Article]

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2003Harrison M, 'Gas and Buddhism', Canberra Times, Canberra, 7 July 2003 (2003) [Newspaper Article]

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2003Harrison M, 'Sars', Canberra Times, Canberra, 9 May 2003 (2003) [Newspaper Article]

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2002Harrison M, 'Chinese Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan in Australia', Canberra Times, Canberra, 23 Sepember 2002 (2002) [Newspaper Article]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$80,519

Projects

Violence and the politics of memory in Taiwan (2016)$6,800
Description
The intiating activity of the project will be to:1) undertake a fieldwork research visit to Taiwan in 2016 to the White Terror Archives held at the National Museum of Human Rights in Jingmei and the Green Island Human Rights Culture Park to acquire research material and to host a seminar on Taiwan's new politics of historiography at the start of the Tsai Ing-Wen era.
Funding
Department of Industry and Science ($6,800)
Scheme
Grant-China in the World
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Harrison M
Year
2016
Deleuze and China (2012)$8,740
Funding
Australian National University ($8,740)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Harrison M; Roberts JL; Stark HL
Year
2012
Rising Stars 3 - Project: China's Futures (2011 - 2013)$51,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($51,000)
Scheme
Grant-Rising Stars Round 3
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Harrison M
Period
2011 - 2013
Taipei as a Global City: Place-making between the screen and the everyday (2009)$13,979
Funding
Taiwan Ministry of Education ($13,979)
Scheme
Project Grant
Administered By
National Taiwan Normal University
Research Team
Harrison M
Year
2009

Research Supervision

Current

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe Educational Movements of Lin Hsien-T'ang: A Study of Lin's Significant Educational Endeavour in the Making of Taiwanese Identity and History During the Japanese Rule of Taiwan2010
PhDInclusive Policy Networks for Participatory Place Branding: Enhancing stakeholder engagement using an action intervention methodology2012