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Silences at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Nuon Chea, ‘Brother Number Two’ of the Khmer Rouge, is currently on trial for crimes against humanity and genocide.

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Nuon Chea, image courtesy of eccc.gov.kh

Why Taiwan? China’s Search for Buffers

Since the new Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen took office this May, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has not changed its Taiwan policy in any substantial way.

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Image courtesy of Yu-Hua Chen

ANU scholars awarded Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendations

Dr Carol Hayes, Deputy Director of ANU Japan Institute, and Dr Peter Hendriks, ANU Deputy Dean of Students, have recently been awarded the

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(L-R) Peter Hendricks, Carol Hayes

Strengthening Kiribati National Library and Archive

Kylie Moloney from the ANU Pacific Manuscripts Bureau recently travelled to Kiribati to undertake a strengthening project at the Kiribati National Library and Archive.

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Kiribati National Archives. Photo courtesy of Kylie Moloney

Recognising aboriginal women in NT buffalo history

New research at The Australian National University (ANU) will explore the history of the Northern Territory's (NT) buffalo-shooting industry and the particular role of Aboriginal women in the indus

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New ANU research will look at explore the history of the Northern Territory’s buffalo-shooting industry. Image: Chadica, Flickr.

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The School of Culture, History and Language (CHL) brings together over 100 academics dedicated to investigating and learning with and about the people, languages, and lands of Asia and the Pacific.


CHL has seven departments with academics involved in a range of interdisciplinary studies.

2016 CHL review

As part of the CHL Academic Review, the 2016 Change Management Proposal has been released for feedback.

Updated:  17 March 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director, Culture, History & Language/Page Contact:  CHL webmaster