Our research strength lies in the integrated study of the social, political and economic development of modern China and Japan.
A major aspect of that work is its reliance on original source materials from the countries concerned. Eight main areas of research stand out:
- The politics and economy of modern China, Japan and Korea
- Chinese and Japanese history
- Social and cultural development in China, Japan and Korea
- Chinese thought
- Chinese gender studies
- Applied and theoretical linguistics in Chinese and Japanese
- Education and youth-related issues Agricultural and environmental issues in Asia
- Education history and development in China
Research in these areas is conducted individually and collectively by our staff and postgraduate students. Particular research projects in these areas are funded by bodies such as the Australian Research Council, or the University Research Grants Scheme.