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 Thomas Reuter||Religion and spirituality in the contemporary world: An Indonesian case study||Australian Research Council (Future Fellowship)||2009-2016|
|Professor Abdullah Saeed|
Reception of historical and critical approaches to the Qur'an in Muslim educational institutions
Australian Research Council
|Dr Claire Maree||Writing identity onto the screen: Subtitles and captions in Japanese media||Australian Research Council (Discovery)||2015-2017|
|Dr Gerald Roche|
Ethnicity and assimilation in China: The case of the Monguor in Tibet
|Australian Research Council||2015-2017|
|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 Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program, University of Melbourne||2015-2019|
|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|