Asia Institute - Theses
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Liberated women, enlightened men: discourses on the 19th century Arab Renaissance in Egypt and Syria
Arab scholarship of the history of the Arab world's relationship with the West has typically been characterised by a narrative of struggle against Western hegemony and colonial domination. This narrative has failed to give ...
Towards strengthened primary care in China: an early evaluative study of the government’s role between 2003 and 2015
Since the early 2000s, the Chinese government has significantly increased its subsidies for health care and made new promises. Among different reform areas, primary care has been prioritised. This thesis evaluates the ...
In search of hegemony: Islamism and the state in Indonesia
In post-authoritarian Indonesia, but particularly following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Islamism has become a contentious matter of scholarly debate. The prominent accounts emerging from security and democratisation studies ...
Beyond the hinterland: exploring the international actorness of China’s Yunnan Province
This study analyses the international relations of subnational governments, a phenomenon conceptualized as paradiplomacy. The scholarly literature on paradiplomacy tends to focus overly on subnational governments in federal ...
Negotiated securities, contested spaces, changing identities: the socio-economic and socio-cultural tools of China’s ‘War on Terror’
This research examines how the Chinese government reasserts its control and management of public spaces as part of its overall counter-terrorism strategies, and what the implications of its strategies have been. It also ...
The writer and the written: literary exchange and political campaign in the People’s Republic of China, 1955-58
This dissertation is concerned with the relationship between political campaign and literary exchange in the early People’s Republic of China. In contrast to narratives that characterize literature as a political tool ...
The Avicennian moment: separation and the science of being (qua being) in Aristotle and Avicenna
This thesis considers the fundamental conception of first philosophy (metaphysics) in the Metaphysics of Aristotle and its reception–reform in a major work of Abū ‘Alī al-Husayn Ibn-Sīna (Avicenna): the Metaphysics of the ...
A history of art exhibitions: the emergence of critical exhibitions in Southeast Asia, 1970s–1990s
This thesis is the first comparative study of exhibition histories in Southeast Asia from the 1970s to 1990s. It aims to inaugurate new ways of studying exhibitions by identifying, validating and constructing typologies ...
Cultural and linguistic issues in Arberry’s English translation of the Qur’anic dialogue
Analytical and comparative studies on the translations of the Qur’an into English are prominent and widespread. However, to the best of my knowledge, research on translating Qur’anic dialogue, which is one of the most ...
The UN-ASEAN policy coordination on trafficking in persons
The linkage between the United Nations (UN) and regional organisations has multiplied as their mandates grew into much broader areas. Despite the high frequency of their interactions and resultant significant implications, ...