Episode 74: Sculpting nations: the politics around statues in Asia

Asia historians Dr Lewis Mayo and Dr Ruth Gamble ponder the complex relationship between State and commemorative statues.

In Asia as elsewhere, whom statues commemorate and whom they overlook comes down to power and politics. And while the early post-colonial period was the heyday of statue building in the newly minted countries of Asia, the practice is alive and well today with ever larger and more expensive statues being erected. Asia historians Dr Lewis Mayo and Dr Ruth Gamble join host Ali Moore to ponder the complex relationship between State and statue. An Asia Institute podcast.


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Dr Lewis Mayo and Dr Ruth Gamble

Dr Lewis Mayo and Dr Ruth Gamble