Asian Studies

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

Writing for New Mandala

Co-founder Nicholas Farrelly announces an open call for submissions from the next generation of leading Southeast Asia analysts

The politics of honorary degrees

Last week Aung San Suu Kyi told an audience at the ANU she often wondered why universities confer honorary degrees on politicians

Top honour for Professor Des Ball

New Mandala contributor Professor Des Ball will this week be conferred with the Australian National University's Baume Award

Activated Borders: Re-openings, Ruptures and Relationships

Scholars of Asian borderlands will want to attend this important conference

Fieldwork in upland Asia

In this extract, Associate Professor Sarah Turner from McGill University in Canada introduces a new book about doing research in socialist Asia

Coups in Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Marcus Mietzner and Nicholas Farrelly have co-edited a journal special issue looking at military rule and democratisation

BookZone 2.0: Honouring Dr Pattana Kittiarsa

We pay respect to the late Dr Pattana Kittiarsa (р╕нр╕▓р╕Ир╕▓р╕гр╕вр╣М р╕Юр╕▒р╕Тр╕Щр╕▓ р╕Бр╕┤р╕Хр╕┤р╕нр╕▓р╕йр╕▓) (1968-2013), a great ethnographer of contemporary Thai society.

Australia’s insurgent intellectual

Yesterday a diverse group enthusiastically celebrated the 25th anniversary of Desmond Ball's Special Professorship at the Australian National University.