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Akami, TomokoHistory of international relations in the Asia-Pacific region, especially in Northeast Asia, in the interwar period, focusing on key ideas, norms and international organizations. Major topics were/are: the roles of non-governmental organizations, the problems of liberalism for the nation-state and empire, Japanese news agency and foreign policy, and the League of Nations and empires.
Ashar, MeeraLiterature
Avenell, SimonUnderstanding Japan's human-centred environmentalism
Ballard, ChrisHuman rights and violence; resource ownership, land rights and autonomy; oral tradition and historicity; cross-cultural encounters and concepts of 'race'; agricultural transformation; history, anthropology, archaeology and geography; regional interests in Indonesia and Melanesia.
Barraclough, RuthKorean labour history and gender studies; the factory girl in Korean literature; literary translation; kisaeng and the politics of bonded labour; Red Love; Korea's Early Communist Women.
Broinowski, Adam
Cliff, TomPolitical Ethnography. Northeast Asia; China; Xinjiang; Frontier Studies; Colonialism and Imperialism; Informal Life Politics; Resource Politics - Water and Energy
Cribb, RobertRobert Cribb's research interests focus mainly on Indonesia, though he has some interest in other parts of maritime Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Timor Leste and Brunei) and in Mongolia. The themes of his research are: mass violence and genocide; crime; national identity; environmental politics; and historical geography.
D'Arcy, PaulThe history of conflict and conflict resolution in the Asia Pacific region; Pacific maritime & naval history; environmental history; indigenous history; interdisciplinary methodology; comparative, regional history in the Asia Pacific region.
Du Bois, Thomas
Eunjeong, Soh
Hyung-A, KimKorea's contemporary politics and society; the role of the state and the power elite; the politics of networking.
Kilcline Cody, Mary History of Malaysia and Singapore, colonialism, microhistory, murder trials, colonial law and society in SE Asia, the writing of W. Somerset Maugham.
Kim, Hyung-AContemporary politics of the Korean peninsula with particular focus on the role of state, democratic development and socio-cultural movements.
Lal, BrijContemporary Pacific Islands history; Fiji; comparative constitutionalism; plantation systems and labour history; Asian diaspora.
Li, TanaHistory of Vietnamese society, economy and technology, 15th-19th centuries; regional trade and the history of ports in the South China Sea region; Vietnamese historiography; history of the overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia; Chinese in Vietnam during the Vietnam War period
Luker, Vicki
Morris-Suzuki, TessaThe social history of Japanese technology; national identity and ethnic minorities in Japan; the history of indigenous peoples in Northeast Asia; modern Japanese historiography; globalisation processes (with particular reference to Northeast Asia).
Narangoa, LiProfessor Narangoa is a historian specializing in the political and military history of Northeast Asia, especially Japan's imperial half century (1895-1945) and the development of Mongol national identities. Her research covers issues ranging from empire, imperialism, colonialism, collaboration, the nature of borders, failed states in Northeast Eastern history and minority issues in China, to diplomacy,culture and religion.
Wei, ShugeWinning the West: China's rivalry with Japan in China's English language publicity, 1928 - 1941 (Chair of panel: Dr Tomoko Akami)

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