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Monthly Archives: May 2017

India’s Economic Transformation under the Modi Government

The Department of Asian Studies presents a public lecture by Dr Sambit Patra, MBBS, MS; National Spokesperson, BJ The Modi government came to power in May 2014 promising economic transformation through policy that would tackle corruption, make governance transparent and promote a ‘make in India’ program boosting foreign and domestic investment. Dr Patra will offer […]

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Arts Internship for Semester Two for Philosophy, Anthropology and Indigenous Knowledges Students

A Study of the Indigenous tribes of the local Nagambie area The internship placement will be with the Jayco Group of Companies. The dates for the students’ involvement will be from Monday July 17th – Friday July 21st inclusive and another week during the University semester break Monday 18th September – Friday 22nd September.  Airfares […]

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2017 Graeme Hugo Memorial Scholarship (Semester 2)

For this year only, applications are now open to undergraduate students for the 2017 Graeme Hugo Memorial Scholarship (Semester 2). The Scholarship is to the value of $5,000 and will be offered to a successful recipient in accordance with the Scholarship rules.* *In reference to rule no. 12, the scholarship is now being offered to […]

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Mitsui Educational Foundation – Study Tour of Japan

Mitsui & Co. (Australia) Ltd. invites university students to help promote mutual understanding and friendship between Australia and Japan by taking part in the 2017 Mitsui Educational Foundation Study Tour of Japan. The 21 day study tour will take Australian university students through various regions of Japan, providing opportunities to learn about Japanese culture, society, business & industry, […]

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Guest Lecture on Japanese Business Etiquette

The Department of Asian Studies hosted a guest lecture in April 2017 which focused on Japanese business culture for students enrolled in the Negotiating Asia undergraduate course. Through this course students are provided with knowledge of the cultural aspects and business practices of Asia, with a view to developing effective communication and negotiation skills relating […]

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The Singapore School: Lessons in Authoritarian Modernism by Michael D. Barr

The scholarship of Stephan Ortmann and Mark R. Thompson has confirmed that Singapore’s ruling elite consciously presents itself as a governance model, suitable for emulation. This paper critically assesses Singapore’s role as a possible reference for China’s leadership in particular. The paper considers both potentially transferable ideological elements of the ‘Singapore model’ – meritocracy, technocracy, […]

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The Influence of Classical Stoicism on the Western Political Tradition by Lisa Hill

It is commonly held that, due to the assumed fatalism of Stoicism and its emphasis on ‘apatheia’ (resignation), the Stoics were socially and politically conservative. This paper argues that, in principle at least, they were politically radical and in a manner that profoundly shaped the way we think about others and how they ought to […]

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