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Tibetan studies in Australia

For News from Australia and the Pacific, we ask contributors to reflect on their own research interests and the broader academic field in Australia and the Pacific of which it is a part. We focus on current, recent or upcoming projects, books, articles, conferences and teaching, while identifying related interests and activities of fellow academics in the field. Our contributions aim to give a broad overview of Asia-related studies in Australia and beyond, and to highlight exciting intellectual debates on and with Asia in the region. Our preferred style is subjective and conversational. Rather than offering fully-fledged research reports, our contributions give insight into the motivations behind and directions of various types of conversations between Asia and the region. In the current issue, we highlight the topic of Tibetan Studies in Australia. We would like to acknowledge Gerald Roche's invaluable support for this collection of essays.

Articles are edited by Ana Dragojlovic (ana.dragojlovic@unimelb.edu.au) and Edwin Jurriëns (edwin.jurriens@unimelb.edu.au), with assistance from Andy Fuller (fuller.a@unimelb.edu.au), from the Asia Institute in Melbourne (arts.unimelb.edu.au/asiainstitute).

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Tibetan studies in Australia: history and religion;
Ruth Gamble
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Tibetan studies in Australia: politics
James Leibold
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Tibetan studies in Australia: anthropology
Christine Mathieu
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Tibetan studies in Australia: language and education
Gerald Roche
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