Asia Institute - Theses
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Affordable housing provision in Chinese cities: a solution for whom?
Access to adequate and secure housing is a basic human right, which impacts all aspects of a person’s wellbeing. This requires government to play a role in housing provision to ensure basic housing needs, particularly for ...
Political communication spaces in the Chinese context: a case study of the Chinese media’s reporting of Sino-Japanese relations
This dissertation joins a vibrant conversation in the media and communication scholarship about the media-politics dynamics in contemporary Chinese context. As a part of a more general reconsideration of the current state ...
Gekokujo: folklore, reformation and suppression in the Samurai era
Whilst the concept of gekokujo (low overcoming high) is well documented in the study of medieval Japan it has traditionally been confined to the militarism that characterized the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. ...
Contextualising wasaṭiyyah from the perspective of the leaders of the Malay/Muslim community in Singapore today
The need for this research arises from the current discourse associating extremism and violence to the Muslim ummah (community). In one corner of the discourse, certain sections have unequivocally associated violence and ...
An inconsolable cry: Yu Hua, Fictional History and China’s post-Mao zhishifenzi
In this thesis I offer a cultural history approach to the issue of zhishifenzi identity in post-Mao China, and above all between the 1990s and the present. I examine the ideology of the zhishifenzi group – by which I mean ...
Spatiality, education and subjectivity: prescription, negotiation and the spatial politics of interethnic interactions in a Xinjiangban school
The aim of this thesis is to examine interethnic politics and the spatial issues associated with these politics that unfold in the daily operations of a Xinjiangban school. The Xinjiangban (Neidi Xinjiang gaozhongban, ...
Muslim community organisations and leadership in Australia
Contemporary Islamophobia, strengthened by its intersectionality with overlapping phenomena, such as racism and protectionist attitudes towards migration, has impacted and affected Australian Muslim communities in a variety ...
The museum circuit in contemporary China : the institutional regulation, production and consumption of art museums in Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hong Kong
This thesis questions the dominant analytical approaches in the study of China’s museums, which tend to privilege the structure and modes of production, the state and market factors, and limit the study of museum publics ...
The central-local dynamics in Implementing China’s ethnic minority policy
This research examines the conditions of the growing ethnic tensions in China from the perspective of the relationship between the central and local government. It argues that the gap between ethnic policy design and ...
The virtual sphere and the women’s movement in post-reform Iran
The present study provides an analysis of the role of the Internet in the activities of the women’s movement and explores the extent to which cyberspace has been assisting the women’s movement in achieving its objectives. ...