Staff & Research Areas

Research Areas

East Asia

South Asia

Middle East

Southeast Asia

Transnational & International

East Asia

东亚研究

  • Professor Antonia Finnane has research interests in social and cultural history in late imperial and modern China. Her publications include Speaking of Yangzhou: A Chinese City, 1550-1850 (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Asia Center, 2004) and Changing Clothes in China: Fashion, History, Nation (New York: Columbia University Press, 2008).  She has served as associate editor for the Journal of Asian Studies and Asian Studies Review, and also, in 2012, as Beijing correspondent for Inside Story. She is currently researching small businesses and handicraft production in Beijing in the early Communist era, an ARC-funded project.

Antonia Finnane 教授的研究重心是中华帝国晚期与近现代时期的中国社会史和物质文化史。她的著作包括 Speaking of Yangzhou: A Chinese City, 1550-1850(中译本:《说扬州:1550-1850的一座中国城市》)、以及 Changing Clothes in China: Fashion, History, Nation (中译本:《中国的服饰变迁:时尚、历史、国家》)。她曾任《亚洲研究学刊》与《亚洲研究评论》副主编。此外,在2012年,她还曾任职《内幕》杂志驻北京通讯员。 目前,由澳大利亚研究理事会资助,她正在研究早期共产主义时代下的北京小型商企和手工制造业。

  • Dr Ai Kobayashi is an ARC Early Career Research Fellow. She completed her doctoral degree in history at the University of Melbourne in 2009. Her thesis provided the foundations for her recent book W. McMahon Ball, Politics for the People (Melbourne: Her current research examines Australia-Japan relations from 1945 to the late 1950s, a topic on which Ball himself had written.

Ai Kobayashi 博士是澳大利亚研究理事会的青年学者。她于2009年获得墨尔本大学授予的博士学位。基于她的博士论文,最近,她出版了著作 W. MacMahon Ball:Politics for the People。目前,她在研究1945年至1950年晚期日本与澳大利亚的关系 —— 这也是Ball本人曾研究过的题目。

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South Asia

南亚研究

  • Associate Professor Andrew J. May is a social historian with an interest in the colonial encounter in north-east India, the subject of his most recent book Welsh Missionaries and British Imperialism: The Empire of Clouds in North-east India (Manchester University Press, 2012). This work foregrounds religious, political, scientific, racial and military ideologies that mobilised the Khasi Hills of present-day Meghalaya into an interconnected network of imperial control. He has also published on aspects of the Australia-Indian relationship, including Australian responses to the Indian famine 1876-8, and the juvenile emigration of Anglo-Indians from Kalimpong to Australasia.

Andrew J. May 副教授是一位社会历史学家。他的研究兴趣为印度东北部地区居民在殖民时期的遭遇。围绕这一主题,他于2012年出版了著作 Welsh Missionaries and British Imperialism: The Empire of Clouds in North-east India。这部著作着重描写了卡西丘陵(也就是今天的梅加拉亚邦)如何在宗教、政治、科学、种族和军事等多方领域意识形态下,演变成一个受帝国操控的相互连结的网络。Andrew J. May 副教授还曾出版有关印度与澳大利亚的关系的著作,比如澳大利亚如何对待1876到1878年的印度饥荒,以及从噶伦堡移民至澳大利西亚的英、印混血后裔

  • Associate Professor Sean Scalmer researches social movements in their local and global manifestations, with a focus in recent years on non-violence, democracy and intellectuals. He has written on Edward Said (see his “Edward Said and the Sociology of Intellectuals,” 2008), but his major engagement with Asian history lies in his research on the international impact of Mahatma Gandhi and his practice of non-violent protest, on which he has written numerous articles as well as a major book, Gandhi in the West: The Mahatma and the Rise of Radical Protest (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Sean Scalmer副教授研究本地与国际上的社会运动。近年来他的研究领域主要为非暴力、民主与知识分子所促成的社会运动。他曾研究爱德华·萨义德(见2008版著作Edward Said and the Sociology of Intellectuals),但他最为主要的有关亚洲历史的研究是关于圣雄甘地的国际影响及其对非暴力抗议的实践。对此他曾发表诸多文章并出版重要著作:Gandhi in the West: The mahatma and the Rise of Radical Protest。

  • Dr. Samia Khatun is a McKenzie Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Melbourne and is collaborating with workers rights activists in Bangladesh to produce a 400-year history of textile workers from Mughal Bengal to contemporary Bangladesh. Taking a slices-through-time approach, Samia is investigating how workers have memorialised five key moments in the history of textile production through song and poetry beginning with Mughal Bengal and ending with the Rana Plaza collapse in contemporary Bangladesh. Samia completed her PhD in 2012 at the University of Sydney, where her research examined connections between South Asia and Australia using Aboriginal and South Asian language materials.  Since then she has held postdoctoral fellowships at Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin and The Centre for Research on Colonial Culture, Dunedin as well as a writing fellowship at the Asian-American Writers Workshop, New York. Samia has also made documentaries on Australian race relations that have screened on SBS and ABC-TV.

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Middle East

中东研究

  • Associate Professor Richard Pennell is al-Tajir Lecturer in Middle East and Islamic History. His research interests span a spectrum from politics to piracy.  He is the author of Morocco: From Empire to Independence (Oxford: One World Publications, 2003  Morocco since 1830: a History (London and New York: C. Hurst and New York University Press, 2000), and editor of Bandits at Sea; a Pirate Reader (New York: New York University Press, 2001). He is currently working on the history of armed jihad.

Richard Pennell 副教授是一位从事中东与伊斯兰教历史学研究的塔吉尔讲师。他的研究兴趣横跨政治学与海盗行为。他的著作包括2013年出版的 Morocco: From Empire to Independence (牛津大学出版社), 以及2000年出版的 Morocco since 1830: a History (纽约大学出版社)。 他还曾编辑 Bandits at Sea; a Pirate Reader (纽约大学出版社,2001)。目前,他正在从事有关“武装圣战”的历史研究。

  • Dr Mammad Aidani is a Research Fellow with an interest in issues of violence and trauma in identity and belonging, with particular reference to the Iranian diaspora. He has explored these themes at various research sites, including theatre and narrative. He is the author of Welcoming the Stranger: Narratives of identity and Belonging in an Iranian Diaspora (Melbourne: Common Ground, 2010), and chief editor of Narrative and Violence: Ways of Suffering amongst Iranian Men in Diaspora, (London: Ashgate, 2013).

Mammad Aidani 博士是本校的研究学者。他的研究兴趣为暴力、创伤在身份认同与归属感中所引发的问题,特别是关于伊朗民族流散问题。为此他探访过许多研究场所,如剧院、叙述文等。他曾出版Welcoming the Stranger: Narratives of identity and Belonging in an Iranian Diaspora (2010)还曾任著作 Narrative and Violence: Ways of Suffering amongst Iranian Men in Diaspora (2013) 的总编。

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Southeast Asia

东南亚研究

  • Dr Katharine McGregor is a Senior Lecturer in Southeast Asian History. Her publications include History in Uniform: Military Ideology and the Construction of the Indonesian Past (NUS Press, 2007), The Contours of Mass Violence in Indonesia 1965-68 (NUS Press, 2012) co-edited with Kammen. Her research interests include Indonesian historiography, memory and violence and transnational political activism (1949-1966). She has held fellowships at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (2008), the University of Indonesia (2011) and at the Institute of Social Research, Swinburne University (2010), where she co-founded with Professor Klaus Neumann the Historical Justice and Memory Research Network. Recently she has received a four year ARC Future Fellowship grant (2014-2017) for a project entitled Confronting Historical Justice in Indonesia: Memory and Transnational Human Rights Activism. Her research into human rights activists in Indonesia, including survivors of violence, members of human rights NGOs such as Amnesty International, journalists and artists, will offer new insights into how activists attempt to deal with past injustices. This project will look at Indonesian activism from the late Suharto period (1990s) to 2016 and the memories of: Japanese occupation (1942-45), including forced labour and forced sexual slavery; the independence struggle (1945-49) focusing on Dutch atrocities against Indonesians; and the 1965-68 anti-communist violence, including mass killings and detention without trial.

Katharine McGregor 博士是研究东南亚历史学的资深讲师。她曾出版 History in Uniform: Military Ideology and the Construction of the Indonesian Past (2007), 并与 Douglas Kammen 联合编辑出版 The Contours of Mass Violence in Indonesia 1965-68 (2012)。她的研究兴趣包括印度尼西亚的历史编纂、记忆与暴力、以及1949至1966年的澳大利亚孟席斯政府领导下的跨国政治激进主义。她曾获2008年新加坡国立大学亚洲研究院、2011年印度尼西亚大学、以及2010年斯维本科技大学社会研究院颁发的的研究员基金。此外,在斯维本科技大学,她还与 Klaus Neumann 教授共同创立了历史正义与记忆研究网。

  • Dr Nicole Tse is a painting conservator and art historian with an interest in oil painting in Southeast Asia. She has recently completed an ARC postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation. A co-founder of the Asia Pacific Twentieth Century Conservation Art Network (APTCCARN), in 2013 she received an Endeavour Executive Award to work with the National Museum of the Philippines. Publications relevant to the study of the Asian past include “20th Century Canvas Paintings: Developing conservation methodologies through an empirical, technical art history and materials analysis approach,” (with S. Chayaburtra), in The Conservation of Material Culture in Tropical Climates (Bangkok: Silpakorn University, forthcoming); and “Oil Paintings in the Philippines: Two Institutionalised Practices and their Materials and Techniques,”  (with A. Labrador and R. Sloggett), in Crossing Cultures: Conflict, Migration, Convergence, (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2008).

Nicole Tse 博士是一位绘画藏品保护管理员,同时也是一位艺术历史学家。她感兴趣的领域为东南亚绘画艺术。她最近完成了文化资料保护中心的博士后职位。作为亚太二十世纪保护艺术网的联合创始人,她于2013年荣获“行政管理奋进奖”,从而与菲律宾国家博物馆展开合作关系。她关于亚洲历史研究的发表物包括:20th Century Canvas Paintings: Developing conservation methodologies through an empirical, technical art history and materials analysis approach (与 S. Chayaburtra 联合发表); 以及 Oil Paintings in the Philippines: Two Institutionalised Practices and their Materials and Techniques  (与 A. Labrador and R. Sloggett 联合发表)。

  • Associate Professor Charles Coppel, Honorary Fellow in History, is a historian of Indonesia with an international reputation for his work on the Peranakan Chinese. He has writing extensively on issues of diaspora, migration, and identity.  Among recent publications are his contribution to the Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Diaspora (2012) “Diaspora and hybridity: Peranakan Chinese culture in Indonesia”, and “Chinese Overseas: The Particular and the General,” Journal of Chinese Overseas.  8 (2012), 1-10.

Charles Coppel 副教授是历史系的名誉研究员,从事有关印度尼西亚历史学的研究工作,在对印尼土生华人的研究领域内享有国际声誉。他已广泛出版多部有关流散、迁移和身份认同的著作与文章,其中近期发表物包括由《劳特利奇中国流散研究手册》纳入的文章“Diaspora and hybridity: Peranakan Chinese culture in Indonesia (2012)”,以及在《国际海外华人学报》上发表的 “Chinese Overseas: The Particular and the General (2012)”。

  • Dr Simon Creak is a historian of modern Southeast Asia, particularly Laos, with interests in social, cultural and political history. His new book, Embodied Nation: Sport, Masculinity, and the Making of Modern Laos (University of Hawaii Press, 2015), examines how successive colonial, royalist and socialist regimes imbued disciplinary values through state-promoted physical practices. Simon’s current project is a cultural history of the South East Asia Peninsular/Southeast Asian Games (1959-present), a regional sports event founded by Thailand in the context of the Cold War and decolonization. In addition to this project, he continues to work and publish on the history and politics of Laos, especially colonialism, nationalism, socialism, post-socialism and contemporary politics and culture.

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Transnational and international

跨国与国际研究

  • Professor Kate Darian-Smith holds concurrent appointments as Professor of Australian Studies and History in SHAPS, and Professor of Cultural Heritage in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. Kate has been involved in Australian Studies teaching and research in Asia since the 1990s, and has held numerous positions relevant to this interest at the university, state and national level. In 2011 she was appointed Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Her publications include articles in Japanese academic journals; textbooks for tertiary students in Indonesia; and a co-edited anthology of Australian short stories published in Japanese.

Kate Darian-Smith教授在本校两所院系内任职:她既是历史哲学系的澳大利亚研究专家,同时也是建筑与城市规划学院的文化遗产研究教授。Kate 自1990年开始就从事有关澳大利亚、亚洲的教研工作,并且在大学、州际和国家范围内担任过多个相关研究职位。2011年她被任命为北京清华大学的访问教授。她的文章曾在日本的学术期刊上发表;还曾被印尼大学教科书收录。她还合作编辑了一本以日语出版的澳洲短篇故事集。

  • Professor Marilyn Lake, ARC Professorial Fellow, is a historian of Australia with interests in gender, race and transnationalism.  She is the author, with Henry Reynolds, of the prize-winning Drawing the Global Colour Line: White Men’s Countries and the International Challenge of Racial Equality (Cambridge University Press, 2008). She has also written numerous articles on Chinese in Australia, Chinese Colonists Assert Their “Common Human Rights”: Cosmopolitanism as Subject and Method of History” , Journal of World History, 21, 3 (September, 2010).

Marilyn Lake教授是澳大利亚研究理事会授予的专业研究员。她是一位澳大利亚历史学学家,她的研究兴趣包括性别、种族和跨国研究。她与 Henry Reynolds 联合出版获奖著作 Drawing the Global Colour Line: White Men’s Countries and the International Challenge of Racial Equality (剑桥大学出版社, 2008)。她还发表过许多关于澳洲华裔研究的文章,比如她在2010年9月《世界历史期刊》上发表的 “Chinese Colonists Assert Their “Common Human Rights”: Cosmopolitanism as Subject and Method of History”。

  • Dr Giovanni Tarantino is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for the History of Emotions. His research is mainly focussed on early modern European freethinkers, but extends to 18th-century Sinophiles and intercultural encounters. He is the author of Republicanism, Sinophilia, and Historical Writing: Thomas Gordon (c.1691 – 750) and his ‘History of England’ (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013).

Giovanni Tarantino博士是“情绪历史学研究中心”的博士后研究员。他主要的研究对象为早期近代欧洲的自由思想家们,但也包括十八世纪的亲华人士以及跨文化互动和交流。他曾于2013年出版著作 Republicanism, Sinophilia, and Historical Writing: Thomas Gordon (c.1691 – 750) and his ‘History of England’

  • Associate Professor Andrew May (see South Asia)

Andrew May副教授(见南亚研究)

  • Associate Professor Sean Scalmer (see South Asia)

Sean Scalmer副教授(见南亚研究)

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