Report on Mobilities, 5th Asian Australian Studies Research Network Conference, 2015

I work mostly in mainstream Australian media where ‘the Asian century’ seems like a platitude in the blah-blah-blah realm of public discourse and for years, I’d been feeling like a cranky old  ratbag harping on about diversity in an intransigently white environment. That’s why the Asian Australian Studies Research Network‘s 5th biennial conference last November was so invigorating….

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Japanese Australian identity in the Asian Australian context: a report on the Asian Australian Studies Research Network Conference, 2015.

 

Drinking bubbles after the conference. Photo by Yuriko Nagata, who is behind the camera and not in the shot, unfortunately. But I think I speak for all of us when I say her presence always looms large.

Drinking bubbles after the conference. Photo by Yuriko Nagata, who is behind the camera and not in the shot, unfortunately. But I think I speak for all of us when I say her presence always looms large.