Cover image - Fukui and Kanamori
(L to R) Nikkei musician Terumi Narushima and actors Kuni Hashimoto and Arisa Yura perform in stage production Yasukichi Murakami – Through a Distant Lens. Photo by Mayu Kanamori 2016, Riverside Theatres, Parramatta

Articles from the special issue of Journal of Australian Studies derived from the AASRN’s 5th conference, AAI 5 (“mobilities”) are now online. The hardcopy journal, featuring Mayu Kanamori’s photo – above – as the cover image, is almost printed but the online version is now downloadable!

Please note that the papers are ‘paywalled’ and require a subscription to access.

Co-edited by Tseen Khoo and Jen Tsen Kwok, the collection features the following articles:

  1. Asian Australian mobilities – cultural, social, political (Jen Tsen Kwok and Tseen Khoo)
  2. Cultural Diversity in Leadership: What Does It Say About Australian Multiculturalism? (Tim Soutphommasane)
  3. Imagined Futures and Forgotten Pasts: Tasmania’s Asian Connections (Kaz Ross)
  4. “The Child of the World’s Old Age”: Australian Perceptions of Japan-as-Child (Melissa Miles)
  5. Claiming Chinatown: Asian Australians, Public Art and the Making of Urban Culture (Ien Ang)
  6. An Etymology of “Asian Australian” Through Associational Histories Connecting Australia to Asia (Jen Tsen Kwok)
  7. “I Don’t Care About Asia”: Teaching Asia in Australia (Susan Leong and Denise Woods)
  8. We Weren’t Born Yesterday: Reflections on a Radio Documentary Series (Arjun Rajkhowa)
  9. The Creation of Nikkei Australia: Rediscovering the Japanese Diaspora in Australia (Masako Fukui and Mayu Kanamori)

Thank you to all our contributors, paper reviewers, and AASRN supporters! Our layered intellectual endeavours are only possible with the goodwill and generosity of our scholarly community. Everyone has too much work these days and we appreciate your time and expertise in building Asian Australian studies.

And special thanks to JAS editor Maggie Nolan for all her patience and assistance with this issue.

See you at AAI 6 (“Embodiments and Inhabitations”)!