Research projects

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.

Current projects

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.

Asian-Australian Public Policy Project

Name Project title Funding agencyPeriodPartners
Professor Vedi HadizIslam and the left in Indonesia and Turkey Australian Research Council (Discovery) 2018-2020  
Professor Vedi HadizIslamic 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 MareeWriting Identity onto the Screen: Subtitles and captions in Japanese mediaAustralian Research Council (Discovery)mid-2018 finish 
Dr Claire Maree and Dr Ikuko NakaneThirty 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 RosserEvaluating 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 RosserTransnationalism and Diaspora: Contributions to Migration and Development Australian Research Council (DP) 2017-2020 University of Adelaide, Macquarie University, National University of Singapore
Dr Ken SetiawanUnderstanding 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 WongChina's Poverty during the Process of Urbanization Ford Foundation 2018-2020  
Professor Christine Wong and Dr Sarah RogersRemaking Rural China Australian Research Council (Discovery) 2018-2020