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Australian National University Division of Pacific and Asian History

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Works: 13 works in 23 publications in 1 language and 269 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Biography  Anecdotes  Archives  Sources 
Classifications: DU28, 990.0099
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Chalo Jahaji : on a journey through indenture in Fiji by Brij V Lal( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Emerging from Empire? : decolonisation in the Pacific ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Telling Pacific lives prisms of process ( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
"This volume of essays is an exploration of the way in which scholars from different disciplines, standpoints and theoretical orientations attempt to write life stories in the Pacific. It is the product of a conference organised by the Division of Pacific and Asian History at The Australian National University in December 2005. The aim of the conference was to explore ways in which Pacific lives are read and constructed through a variety of media: films, fiction, faction, history under four overarching themes. The first, Framing Lives, sought to explore various ways of constructing a life from a classic western perspective of birth, formation, experiences and death of an individual to other ways, for example, life as secondary to a longer genealogical entity, life as a symbol of collective experience, individual lives captured and fragmented in a mosaic of others, lives made meaningful by their implication in a particular historical or cultural web, the underlying values and world views that inform one or another approach to framing a life. The second theme, the Stuff of Life, looked at materials, methods and collaborative arrangements with which the biographer, autobiographer and recorder work, their objectives, constraints, inspirations, challenges and tricks. The third section, Story Lines, focused on formats and genres such as edited diaries, collections of writings, voice recordings, genres of biography autobiography, truth and fiction (verse, dance, novels) and the varieties and different advantages of narrative shapes that crystallise the telling of a life. The final section, Telling Lives/Changing Lives, focused on biography/autobiography and the consciousness of identity, history, purpose, lives as witness and windows, telling lives as change for those involved in the tale, the telling, the listening. The overall aim was to bring out both the generic or universal challenges of telling lives as well as to highlight the particular tendencies and trends in the Pacific. Yet these four themes, which seemed analytically promising at the outset, proved in practice difficult to disentangle from the presentations at the workshop"--Provided by publisher
Nanshin : Japanese settlers in Papua and New Guinea 1890-1949 by Hiromitsu Iwamoto( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Crossing the Kala Pani : a documentary history of Indian indenture in Fiji ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
The defining years : Pacific Islands, 1945-65 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Historicizing "Cross-Cultural" by Benjamin Penny( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
" In 2000, a few years into the 10-year history of the ANU's Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, a new field of research for the Centre was announced: 'Conceptualising Cross-Cultural Research', which in later years became 'Interrogating Concepts of the Cross-Cultural'. The 2007 iteration of the website summarizes it in this way: By 'cross-cultural research' we mean scholarship that is oriented towards tracing patterns of transaction and translation between cultures. Methodologically, such scholarship transcends conventional national and area studies frames of reference by recognising the increasing porousness of cultural boundaries. This program examines both the disciplinary and interdisciplinary ramifications of the term "cross-cultural" in Humanities research. It does so by exploring the theoretical links between the notion of the 'cross cultural' as it has emerged in the disciplinary fields of anthropology, history, literary studies and linguistics, and contemporary conceptualisations of "cultural difference" in the transdisciplinary fields of postcolonial, migration and globalisation studies. Although this description locates the particular interest of 'cross-cultural research' in recent changes in the state of the world and of academic disciplines, it is clear that 'transaction and translation between cultures' has been going on for as long as there have been people, and the "tracing of patterns" in this process is by no means only a recent phenomenon. The essays in this volume are concerned with examining how such patterns were traced before the middle of the twentieth century, when the term "cross-cultural" was coined. They therefore involve studies both of particular encounters between people of different cultures and investigation of the disciplinary categories in which those studies took place..."
Samoa 1830-1900 drafts and research materials on the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, GEIC, Niue and Papua New Guinea by Richard Phillip Gilson( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Consists partly of Dr Gilson's drafts for "Samoa 1839-1900" and partly of notes and documents relating to the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Niue and Papua New Guinea. The Cook Island material, which is more extensive than the rest, is drawn from a wide variety of sources and includes Gilson's correspondence with Lionel Trenn and a document by Lionel Trenn regarding land tenure in the Cook Islands
 
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Alternative Names
Australian National University Canberra Division of Pacific and Asian History
Australian National University Division of Pacific and Asian History
Australian National University. Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies. Division of Pacific and Asian History
Australian National University. Research School of Pacific Studies. Division of Pacific and Asian History
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English (23)
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