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CHL is the hub of specialised and thorough Australian knowledge on the Asia-Pacific Region within the College of Asia & the Pacific at ANU.
The College is unique in transdisciplinary and interregional foundation, and CHL exemplifies this outlook.
Our School’s departments bring together more than 100 academics dedicated to investigating and learning with and about the people, languages and lands of the Asia and Pacific region. Their work, conducted in collaboration with partners across the region and the world, contributes invaluably unique Australian perspectives and insights.
We create specialised, critical, engaged knowledge in line with current discourses and debates within the disciplines incorporated into our structure.
We embrace and relish diversity as a core strength. From this diversity comes the complexity needed to create an environment that supports innovative and influential teaching and research.
The study and teaching of Asian and Pacific languages at CHL is unsurpassed in its diversity in Australia and is held as a core value of our School. It underpins the cultural knowledge and expertise of our scholars.
Our language experts operate at the forefront of language learning and research, with innovative, online courses designed to complement in-person programs.
Our research is organised around the themes of culture, history, language and environment, which include a range of versatile disciplinary areas.
Gender, Media and Cultural Studies
We bring together diverse disciplines, methodologies and approaches to improve knowledge and understanding of the social dynamics in the regions of Asia and the Pacific.
Pacific and Asian History
We are among one of the largest communities of Pacific experts and historians of Asia itself, with a vibrant culture of research, writing, supervision, teaching and engagement in public affairs.
Our School's deep knowledge and expertise in the languages of the Asia-Pacific region is an essential pillar in the expertise and excellence of the College. We boast signature, less commonly taught languages, some of which are exclusively taught here across the entire Southern Hemisphere.
We document and describe the languages of the Asia-Pacific region drawing on speech communities fieldwork, as well as producing grammars, dictionaries and collections of recorded textual materials.
CHL has unique and state-of-the-art facilities that will not only support but enhance your learning and research experience.
Check out our culturally rich and diverse headquarters fitted with thematic regional rooms and cultural hubs, tour our archaeology and natural history labs, or take a glimpse at our green rooms and media studio.
The infrastructure we provide will facilitate your study, no matter what your interest or discipline area may be.
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