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INTRODUCTION – Changing one’s world view: the potentially transformative power of Asian language(s) and culture(s)
Learning an Asian language can serve as a bulwark against rising nationalism and xenophobia.
Enrolments in Asian language programs in Australia are too low. A look at why Japanese has been so successful may help.
Learning Asian languages is about much more than trade and employability and universities should convey this
Australian universities should play an important role in articulating the educational value of foreign language learning beyond the ‘employability’ discourse.