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New Austronesian Linguistics Course

A new linguistics course, titled A comparative study of Austronesian languages, will offer a comprehensive study of the Austronesian language family, which is one of the world’s largest, both in terms of number of languages and geographical spread, and perhaps the best documented one with the exception of Indo-European.

Master of Asia-Pacific Studies

Through advanced coursework, our graduates obtain specialist knowledge across a wide range of language and non-language fields of study essential for expert understanding of the rapid social, political and economic changes taking place in the Asia-Pacific region.

Undergraduate program

CHL undergraduate programs draw on its elite expertise to provide the country's leading programs in the teaching of Asia-Pacific Studies.

History of China: The Imperial Period

First semester, 2015: This course surveys the great drama of imperial China's attempts to bring under control and preserve the unity of its vast and varied territories.

Truth and Falsity in Indian History & Politics

First semester 2015, this course will explore the claims and negotiations that are fundamental to some of the critical debates in Indian history and politics over the past two centuries.

Popular Culture in East Asia

First semester 2015, Dr Roald Maliangkaij will convene Popular Culture in East Asia.

Asian & Pacific language courses

The School of Culture, History and Languages offers a wide array of world-class Asian & Pacific language courses both on campus and on-line. Find the perfect course for your future.

Reading between the lines

Reading between the lines

It’s been the birthplace of massive empires, a playground for great powers, and a frontline in the Cold War.

Going to the toilet in the open is a major problem facing modern India.

Getting India to take poo to the loo

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleaned up in the country’s elections this year, winning government by an absolute landslide to form the first majority government since 1984.

Material Encounters

Material Encounters

This upcoming conference will focus on the materiality of knowledge produced during personal encounters with people in Oceania.


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