August 2021

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04
Aug
2021

#Milktea or milquetoast?

Various speakers
The role of technology in political and social movements like the Arab Spring is widely considered by scholars to be important, but not revolutionary. But significant political upheaval in Asia is powered by highly online protest communities operating in media environments unique to our region....

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Denghua Zhang Seminar
05
Aug
2021

Research-Policy Nexus: New Developments about Pacific Studies in China

Denghua Zhang
This presentation is part of the DPA seminar series Research on China’s diplomacy and other activities in the Pacific has grown in recent years. What is less discussed is the rapid development of Pacific Studies and related activities in China. Based on the author’s original research,...

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05
Aug
2021

The politics of nuclear commemoration in Asia: The China case

Dr Nicola Leveringhaus
In the study of China’s foreign affairs, historians like to suggest that the past is always present. A ‘Century of Humiliation’ in the nineteenth century or fighting the Japanese in the 1930s and 1940s are often referenced. Yet another historic development, namely China’s development of nuclear...

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10
Aug
2021

Saffron Salaams: Why Hindu nationalists need Muslim friends

Felix Pal
Why does an organisation of violently Islamophobic Hindu nationalists, the RSS, have a Muslim wing? Drawing on their fieldwork with this Muslim wing, the Muslim Rashtriya Manch, in North and West India between 2018-19, Felix explores the relationship between ethno-majoritarian organisations and...

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19
Aug
2021

Can empires of 'race' succeed in containing 'Islam'? Britain, the Pahang War, & the 1902 Siam-Malaya boundary

Amrita Malhi
In 1874, Britain installed a Resident in Perak, its first colony on the Malay Peninsula. It then quickly added more territory to the south; and yet to the north, for two more decades, it maintained an open frontier with Siam, which claimed several Malay polities as tributaries of its own. This...

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25
Aug
2021

Not your parents' Cold War: Why this time is different and more dangerous

Hugh White
It is only natural that we see the ‘new Cold War’ through the lens of the old one. But how far is the new Cold War against China like the old one against the Soviet Union? Today’s policies in Washington, Canberra and elsewhere are based on specific views of both the similarities and differences -...

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