The Newsletter 82 Spring 2019

Extending Practices of Translation and Collaboration

Edwin JurriënsAndy Fuller

For News from Australia and the Pacific, we ask contributors to reflect on their own research interests and the broader academic field in Australia and the Pacific of which it is a part. We focus on current, recent or upcoming projects, books, articles, conferences and teaching, while identifying related interests and activities of fellow academics in the field. Our contributions aim to give a broad overview of Asia-related studies in Australia and beyond, and to highlight exciting intellectual debates on and with Asia in the region. Our preferred style is subjective and conversational. Rather than offering fully-fledged research reports, our contributions give insight into the motivations behind and directions of various types of conversations between Asia and the region. In the current edition, we explore varieties and practices of translation and collaboration between artists, writers, and translators in Indonesia and Australia.

Articles are edited by Edwin Jurriëns ( Andy Fuller (, from the Asia Institute in Melbourne (

Yogya theatre reaches out
By Barbara Hatley
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Makassar and Northern Australia. An artistic perspective of the shared history
By Lily Yulianti Farid
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Practices of translation and starting a small press
By Andy Fuller & Nuraini Juliastuti
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Antipodean perspectives on Sundanese art, time and space
By Edwin Jurriëns
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