Scholarship for Asia-Pacific research

The Ruth Daroesman Graduate Study Grant is now open. Applications close Sun 9 June 2019.

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OCIS 2020 - Save the Date - Oceanic Conference on International Studies

Held every two years, OCIS is the premier conference in international studies held in Australasia. It brings together scholars working across all fields of...

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Parliament House, Canberra

Populism and the Australian election: what could fringe voters deliver to our parliament?

Populist voters could tip the balance to a Coalition government, writes Paul Kenny in The Guardian.

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Clive Palmer. Photo: Kelly Barnes/AAP

CAP fellows receive Australia Day honours

Congratulations to Dr Peter McCawley and Dr Alison Broinowski!

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Peter Cosgrove

Bell School Professor elected President of the Asian Studies Association of Australia

Professor Edward Aspinall is elected President of Asian Studies Association of Australia.

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The ANU Department of Political and Social Change is a leading centre for the study of Asian politics and society. We have considerable depth of expertise on the political and social dynamics of the countries of Asia, in particular Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Korea and China, including the highest concentration of academic staff and PhD students specialising in Indonesian politics outside of Indonesia itself. Academic specialisations include democratisation, national and local politics, gender, conflict and conflict resolution, religious politics and political theory.

Our people

John Funston

John Funston is a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Political and Social Change, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU. He was previously Associate Director (2002-2004) and Executive Director (2005-2007) of the...

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Kirsten Sellars

Kirsten Sellars

Dr Kirsten Sellars is Visiting Fellow at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University. Her research focuses on public international law — especially the law of the sea, the law...

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Dr Rebecca Gidley

Rebecca Gidley

Rebecca Gidley is a Research Fellow in the Department of Political and Social Change, working on the Southeast Asia Rules Based Order project.

Her research interests include transitional justice, mass...

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Anita Chan

Anita Chan

Biographical Statement

Anita Chan was born and educated in Hong Kong. She received her first degree at the University of Hong Kong and Masters degrees at York University (Toronto) and the School of Oriental and...

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David William Kim

I am currently an article editor for SAGE Open Publications as well as peer-reviewer for Routledge (Asian Studies), Journal of Religious History, and Korean Journal for Religious Studies. I previously did...

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Contemporary China Centre

The Contemporary China Centre was set up in 1970 at The Australian National University as a research facility concerned with scholarly social science analysis of post-1949 China. In 2010, the Centre merged with the Department of Political & Social Change.

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