Recipients of the National Library of Australia Asia Study Grants undertake research relating to Asia through intensive use of our rich and varied Asian language and Asia-related collections.

2020 Asia Study Grant Recipients

Supported by the Harold S. Williams Trust

Dr Megan Rose (University of NSW)
Turning anger into smiles: an exploration of relationship between Kawaii culture and feminist activism

Mr Ahmad Rizky Mardhatillah Umar (University of Sydney)
The idea of Asia in world politics

Ms Faye Chan (University of Melbourne)
Citizenship vs alienage and the intersectionality of law, race and gender: the legal status of Chinese Indonesian women, 1850-2014

Dr Minerva Inwald (University of Sydney)
The Socialist Art Front: Revolutionary Practice and the Fine Arts in the People’s Republic of China, 1962–1979

Dr Arjun Subrahmanyan (Murdoch University)
Democracy fulfilled and betrayed: culture and politics in Thailand, 1945-1958

Supported by the Wong Family 

Mr Jiyuan Yin (University of Melbourne)
Scandal: sex, race and power in Treaty Port China 1890-1920

Supported by Professor Kent Anderson 

Mr Jonathan Peter (University of Melbourne)
The Indonesian student movement as a historic entity

Supported by private funders

Dr Pan Wang (University of NSW)
Love in China – 1950s to the present

A/Prof Chi Kong Lai (University of Queensland)
Australian Chinese business practices and strategies, 1900-2000

Supported by BMY Group

Dr Tin Kei Wong (University of Adelaide)
Preaching womanhood: American Protestant missionary Laura M. White and her Chinese translations of English fiction

Supported by Manors Gate Group

Dr Yu Tao (University of Western Australia)
The history of Australia in Chinese language publications (1979-2019)