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Melbourne Asia Review is an initiative of the Asia Institute. Any inquiries about Melbourne Asia Review should be directed to the Managing Editor, Cathy Harper.

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INTRODUCTION: Transnationalism, diaspora and the migration-development nexus in Asia and Australia

  • Professor Andrew Rosser and Associate Professor Yan Tan,

The impacts of transnational linkages and diaspora are huge and include trade and investment, livelihoods for poor people, and migrant workers’ rights.

South Korea and Australia: 60 years of diplomatic history, 110 years of human stories

  • Dr Jay Song, Dr Ryan Gustafsson, Dr Daejeong Choi and Dr Wonsun Shin,

If Australia wants to learn more about its third biggest export market, it can begin with Korean Australians.

Learning Asian languages is about much more than trade and employability and universities should convey this

  • Dr Jun Ohashi & Hiroko Ohashi,

Australian universities should play an important role in articulating the educational value of foreign language learning beyond the ‘employability’ discourse.

Australia needs to make languages compulsory

  • Professor Joe Lo Bianco,

If Australia really wants to increase its literacy in Asian and other languages it needs to make language learning compulsory in Australian schools.

A letter to Australia: The Asia-literacy conversation we’re not having

  • Hamish Curry,

A new draft Australian Curriculum has been released for debate. It’s time for a genuine focus on Asian engagement.