Sino-Japan economic and political relations; East Asian economic integration; International trade and foreign direct investment; East Asian economies
Urbanization and its resource and environmental impacts in Asia, including urban environmental management; urban energy and material flows; urban land use expansion and its impact on agriculture; eco-city development; sustainability transition in Chinese and Asian cities
20th century Chinese intellectual and cultural history; contemporary Chinese cultural and intellectual debates; modern historiography; Ming-Qing literature and aesthetics; Cultural Revolution history (1950s-70s) and Beijing, its history and reconstruction
Chinese language and literature, modern and classical; aspects of late imperial Chinese material and literary culture, with particular reference to travel and travel writing, gardens (and their pictorial and literary representation), private libraries and book collecting; aspects of the history of translation.
China's domestic grain marketing reforms; the impact of WTO on China's agriculture; foreign direct investment in China
FDI in and from emerging markets; internationalisation of Chinese firms; reinvestment and divestment strategies in emerging markets; foreign market entry mode theories; cross-cultural organisational learning
International trade and economic policy; Australia's economic relations with East Asia and the Pacific; the economies of East Asia, including Japan, China and Korea, and economic policy, including relations between East Asia, Europe and APEC
Classical Chinese Literature, Hongloumeng (The Story of the Stone); Nineteenth Century American Literature, Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sino-American relations (Cold War and contemporary); China-Southeast Asian strategic relations; international relations of East Asia and the Asia-Pacific; strategies of great powers and small states
Chinese regional development, industrial agglomeration and regional policy; Chinese economic growth, demographic change and the real exchange rate, Chinese household energy consumption and CO2 emissions, cross-country studies of trade openness, institutions and growth
China's international relations, especially with the US; regional, notably Northeast Asian, economic, political and strategic developments; US and Australian foreign policy
Political change in Asia (especially China and Indonesia), democratisation, ethnic conflict, regional autonomy and comparative local governance
The "psycho-boom" in urban China; the history of psy-disciplines (psychology / psychiatry / psychotherapy / psychoanalysis) in China; medical anthropology, psychological anthropology, subjectivity, psychotherapy / psychoanalysis, mental health policy
Gender relations in contemporary China; women in rural-urban migration; Chinese women's NGOs; approaches to gender and development; gender and suicide; and social differentiation in official and popular Chinese discourse
International relations of China and India; energy security in Asia; US-China relations
China and international organisations, international human rights law, human rights in Australia and China, and China and international law
China-Japan relations; Asia-Pacific security and international relations; Cold War in Asia; the legacy of war, imperialism and late industrialisation in Asia; the role of ideas in foreign policy
Postsocialism and postsocialist societies; anthropology of Chinese education; processes of subjectification; kinship and gender; language and culture
History of China-Southeast Asian relations and interactions; overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia; history of Vietnamese society, economy and technology, 15th-19th centuries; regional trade and the history of ports in the South China Sea region; Vietnamese historiography
Housing, urbanisation, urban governance, social policy reform, migration, particularly in China and in Asia more broadly
Rural socio-economic development; Local implementation of development programmes, projects and policies; Rural financial services, microcredit and the discourse of financial inclusion; Co-operative finance and co-operative organisation of resources ; Grounded ethnographic and participatory fieldwork methods
Chinese philosophy and intellectual history; the relationship between 'Confucianism' and Chinese cultural identity; relations between majority and minority cultures and societies, with particular reference to mainland China and Taiwan.
Economic modeling; macroeconomic policy, environmental policy; demographic change; globalization and disease; international economic interdependence; global trade and financial policy.
Migration within China, labour markets, income distribution, savings behaviour, and poverty. Demographic change and its impact on pension reform in China
Chinese literature, classical and modern, especially Hongloumeng and Liaozhai zhiyi; modern martial arts fiction; contemporary Hong Kong literature; Chinese theatre and cinema; translation and history of translation; ancient Chinese philosophy
China and international relations; global governance; environment and climate change, non-traditional security and international norms.
History of Northeast China (Manchuria); Japan's relations with other Asian countries; Japan's colonial history, education, religion, literature and military; Mongolian history, identity and cities
Contemporary Chinese law; criminal justice and human rights in China; Chinese legal history; human rights law and discourses and their process of localization
Religious and spiritual movements in modern and contemporary China, in particular Falun Gong and the qigong boom; the interpretation of Chinese religions by westerners; Medieval Religious Daoism; the history of the religions of the Australian Chinese
Tibetan Buddhism; Himalayan Buddhist oral philosophy; representations of Tibet in popular culture; images of masculinity in Indian Buddhist literature
Analyses of the 'local state', property rights, labour relations, and gender, policy and political economy in contemporary China
Chinese resource projects in the Pacific; contemporary Chinese policy-making, state-society interactions, rural politics, bureaucratic contestation, resource projects, supply chains, and agribusiness
China's international trade; economic development and policy; privatisation of Chinese state-owned enterprises; regional disparities in China; Chinese telecommunications
Chinese traditional historiography; medieval Chinese political and intellectual history; Chinese traditional narrative; textual criticism
Social and political changes in contemporary Chinese society, including social inequality, social stratification and mobility, social welfare, grassroots governance, deliberative democracy and sociology of China.
Chinese contemporary politics and society, labour markets and labour reform, urban politics, white collar workers, neighbourhood politics and governance, residential segregation, consumption and social classes
Alliance politics, US security policy in the Asia-Pacific, security politics in the Asia-Pacific, Australian security policies
China's exchange rate policy; trade reform; effects on the labour market
Social stratification in China; rural Chinese social, political and economic change; workers and factory life; Chinese nationalism
Van Ness, Peter
Chinese foreign policy, Sino-American relations, human rights, security relations in the Asia-Pacific, and opportunities for reconciliation between China and Japan
Economic growth and demographic change; economic development and labour migration; total factor productivity and human capital
Chinese religion; Chinese political and intellectual history; traditional Chinese historiography; national and regional identity in Northeast Asia
Banking; Foreign Bank Entry; International Economics; Economic Growth; Foreign Direct Investment; China; Asia-Pacific Economies.
Chinese linguistics and literature; general linguistic issues pertaining to language, culture and human cognition; semantics and pragmatics; translation studies
Second language acquisition (Chinese and English), second language pedagogy, Chinese linguistics and lexicography, interlanguage pragmatics.
Tea Taste Representation in China and Taiwan; food studies; visual anthropology.
Health transition and mortality changes in China; past fertility behaviour in China