Welcome to Issue 48 - third issue for 2006.
"I've often made the point look, both Australia and Indonesia have a vested interest in a constructive bilateral relationship. They gain a great deal out of their close and strong relationship with Australia and obviously we gain a lot out of a similarly close and strong relationship with them. So there are going to be differences from time to time and those differences can play into the political process and the task for us all is to manage those differences. Australian foreign minister Alexander Downer on ABC RN AsiaPacific 12/05/2006
Phillip Mahnken, Sunshine Coast
Harry Aveling, Latrobe U
Jakarta takes a role in Iran crisis
Also: Australia's Engagement with Asia The Hon. Alexander Downer, MP
Aust. Minister for Foreign Affairs
Speech at Asialink 1 Dec 2005
" ? where democracy is concerned, Asian values are western values, because democracy is universally attractive."
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The Indonesian Studies Newsletter
of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)
Issue 48 September - December 2006
National Online Undergraduate Seminar for Indonesian Studies
6 October 2006 was a a great success with 10 universities online. Archives with sound and visuals are available via these links: Aspinall, Hatley, Elson and Ford.
Another is being planned for next March. Thanks to all contributors and participants. Try out the audio-conference room at http://tll.compued.iVocalize.net
Steve Miller's Honours Thesis on Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Completely new worlds An inspiring testimonial from a languages student
ASILE Conference next July on the Sunshine Coast
Indonesia Council November Digest [MS Word]
Indonesia Council December Digest [MS Word]
Your views and news, please.
Please send any news of developments in Indonesian studies or a link to descriptions of your current or past research.
Speaking with Cloth: Cerita Dalam Kain Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)
stunning online exhibition to accompany the real thing.
Indonesian and Japanese Online Readers highly interactive and intercultural
Remembering vocabulary in your foreign language
Recent Asialink iLectures. (audio files). See also Recent Lecture, Seminar and Forum transcripts
Websites of ongoing value
Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology
Return to the RAMBU WACANA - signpost to Indonesia-related links
13th Monash Workshop on Southeast Asian Women
16th Biennial Conference of Asian Studies Association of Australia at the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia from 26 - 29 June 2006
23 June 2006, 9.00 am – 5.45 pm
"Asia Reconstructed: from critiques of development to postcolonial studies"
11--14 Juli 2006
National Online Seminar
for Indonesian Studies
6 October 2006
27thˆ28th October 2006
Institute of Advanced Studies and Centre for Muslim States and Societies
The University of Western Australia, Perth
Call for Papers
Berita Bahasa Indonesia
NSW Bulletin for Teachers of Indonesian
ASILE 2005 and ASILE 2007
proceedings of ASILE conferences and other articles are posted
on the WACANA e-journal when available.
Relevant reading for students and teachers alike in past issues.
Issue 44,43,42, 41, 40,39, 38, 37, 36, 35, 34, 33, 32, 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26