ASEAN Dreams, Australian Puzzles

My walks to and from the office here in Phnom Penh these few days are punctuated by the noise of sirens and the rush of motor cycle police as yet another cavalcade of dignitaries sweeps past en route to yet more meetings, relegating to the road edges the normal crush of cars, four wheel drives, … Continue reading

Ignoring Asianists, Not Asia

Simon Marginson writes well on Australian domestic higher education issues, but his recent piece on Asia (http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/opinion/pressures-on-for-a-bigger-effort-in-asia/story-e6frgcko-1226291047772 ) might not rank among his best. He outlines the current “rediscovery” of Asia by Australia that spawned the Henry review,  rehearses the “hot” points about economic and demographic growth, then makes the fair point that while the on-going … Continue reading

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