The Asia Institute is distinguished by its active research profile. Faculty and graduate research projects involve not only aspects of our four target areas (Arabic and Islamic Studies, China, Indonesia, Japan) but also, and very importantly, Australia's relationship to Asia.
A number of projects probe Asia-Australian relations as well as the lives and cultures of Asian migrants to Australia. Other areas of research include computer aided language learning (CALL), endangered languages, dialectology, modern history and various forms of Asian popular culture.
A detailed listing of current research projects being undertaken at the Asia Institute is below.
Past research projects can be accessed through our online archive.
|Name||Project title||Funding agency||Period||Partners|
|Professor Vedi Hadiz||Islam and the left in Indonesia and Turkey||Australian Research Council (Discovery)||2018-2020|
|Professor Vedi Hadiz||Islamic Morality and Challenges to Democracy: A Study Of Urban Lower and Middle Class Responses to Modernity||Monash University Tactical Research Project||2017-2018|
|Dr Claire Maree||Writing Identity onto the Screen: Subtitles and captions in Japanese media||Australian Research Council (Discovery)||mid-2018 finish|
|Dr Claire Maree and Dr Ikuko Nakane||Thirty Years of Talk: A Panel Study of Kobe Women’s Interview Discourse||Australian Research Council (Discovery)||2017-2019||La Trobe University; Monash University; Osaka University|
|Professor Andrew Rosser||Evaluating How Teacher Reforms in Decentralised Indonesia Can Promote Learning Gains||United Kingdom Department for International Development and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) program.||2017-2020||Social Monitoring and Early Response Unit (SMERU) Research Institute|
|Professor Andrew Rosser||Transnationalism and Diaspora: Contributions to Migration and Development||Australian Research Council (DP)||2017-2020||University of Adelaide, Macquarie University, National University of Singapore|
|Dr Ken Setiawan||Understanding the relationship between leadership and human rights promotion in Indonesian human rights discourses at the regional, national and local levels under President Joko Widodo||McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, The University of Melbourne||2015-2019|
|Professor Christine Wong||China's Poverty during the Process of Urbanization||Ford Foundation||2018-2020|
|Professor Christine Wong and Dr Sarah Rogers||Remaking Rural China||Australian Research Council (Discovery)||2018-2020|