Asian Studies

Bamboo forest. Photo: Stuck in customs on flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/

It’s time for a truly Asia-Pacific vision at ANU

Why Australia's national university must bite the bullet when it comes to humanities and social science.

A tribute to Nicholas Tapp

Jean Michaud reflects on the life of a prolific intellectual standing at the forefront of his field.

Photo: Claus Rebler on flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/zunami/

Playing Jenga with Myanmar’s rule of law

How intermediaries are morphing ideas of law and justice.

Crystal balls and change in Myanmar

How scenario development can help chart the country's uncertain future.

Soccer wars in Southeast Asia

Football and nationalism in Thailand, Vietnam and Laos.

Visions of Myanmar, old and new

Stunning images capture change and continuity in the Southeast Asian nation.

Tourism and Myanmar’s missed opportunity

Foreign visitors are one way the country can quickly expand its economy.

A tale of two cities in Myanmar

Yangon and Naypyitaw show the leaps and limits of Myanmar's transformation.

Tale of tea takes out major international prize

New Mandala contributor Jinghong Zhang recognised for study on rise and fall of puer tea.

Man with his bike. Photo by Staffan Scherz on flickr.

Front row seat in fast-changing Myanmar

Eleven students to complete first ever ANU in-country study tour of Southeast Asian nation.

Academic diplomacy in the 21st century

Debate, dialogue and the sharing of ideas will help middle powers muscle up on the world stage.

ANU Thai Studies conference keynote address

Thongchai Winichakul speaks on how Thais educated abroad influence Thai academia and Asian studies.

Making sense of the rule of law

The clash between the rule of law and law and order in Myanmar's courts.

New Mandala appoints new editor

Today we announce the appointment of James Giggacher as editor of New Mandala

Southeast Asian Frontiers field course

Nicholas Farrelly reflects on an ANU field course about the Thailand-Myanmar borderlands

Southeast Asian elections worst in the world

According to a new study, Southeast Asia performs worse on overall electoral integrity than any other region in the world

Burma/Myanmar: Bibliographic trends

Andrew Selth surveys the changing landscape of publishing about the Southeast Asian nation

Will Australia’s cup runneth over in Asia?

Disappointing crowds at the 2015 Asian cup show Australia may not be ready to call Asia home, writes James Giggacher.

Want to work for New Mandala?

New Mandala looks to appoint a part-time Postdoctoral Fellow and Editor. Applications close 5 February 2015.

Happy New Year from New Mandala

New Mandala's end of year spectacular has some familiar faces getting their groove on

Myanmar Update 2015: Making Sense of Conflict

The next Myanmar Update Conference will be held in Canberra on 5-6 June 2015. The Call for Papers is now open.

Southeast Asian borders and research

In the text of a recent talk, Nicholas Farrelly reflects on the heritage of research about Thailand and more at the ANU

More Southeast Asia commentary

New Mandala co-founder Nicholas Farrelly highlights some recent essays on Indonesia and Thailand

Thai Studies in Australia, redux

New Mandala co-founder Nicholas Farrelly re-opens old discussions about the study of Thailand in Australia