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Ear to Asia is produced by Asia Institute, the Asia research specialists, at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

In Ear to Asia, we talk with Asia researchers to unpack the issues behind news headlines in a region that is rapidly changing the world.

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Ear to Asia is produced by Asia Institute, the Asia research specialists, at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

In Ear to Asia, we talk with Asia researchers to unpack the issues behind news headlines in a region that is rapidly changing the world.

Subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Sculpting nations: the politics around statues in Asia

    Sculpting nations: the politics around statues in Asia

    In Asia as elsewhere, whom statues commemorate and whom they overlook comes down to power and politics. And while the early post-colonial period was the heyday of statue building in the newly minted countries of Asia, the practice is alive and well today with ever larger and more expensive statues being erected. Asia historians Dr Ruth Gamble and Dr Lewis Mayo join host Ali Moore to ponder the complex relationship between State and statue. An Asia Institute podcast. Produced and edited by profactual.com. Music by audionautix.com.

    • 39 min
    The market for Maoism outside China

    The market for Maoism outside China

    Despite its roots in China, Mao Zedong's theories of class struggle and violent revolution spread around the globe in the second half of the twentieth century, igniting armed uprisings in its wake. Asia historian Dr Matthew Galway and Latin American cultural studies researcher Dr Carlos Amador examine the appeal and impact of Maoism outside of China. With host Peter Clarke.
    An Asia Institute podcast.
    Produced and edited by Profactual - the Podcasting Specialists.
    Music by audionautix.com.
    Since recording this interview, Dr Galway has moved to the Australian National University.

    • 42 min
    Pushing back against plastic waste in Indonesia

    Pushing back against plastic waste in Indonesia

    In Indonesia, pollution from plastics is reaching crisis levels, with the fabled beaches of Bali now strewn with discarded plastics, while on Java the army is called out to unclog rivers from "icebergs" of plastic. How did Indonesia get into this predicament, and who will clean up the mess? Indonesian rock star and environmental activist Gede Robi, and development expert Ewa Wojkowska, shed light on Indonesia's plastic scourge and discuss possible solutions with presenter Ali Moore.
    An Asia Institute podcast.
    Produced and edited by Profactual - the Podcasting Specialists.
    Songs by Navicula.
    Theme music by audionautix.com.

    • 38 min
    Pandemic politics in Turkey

    Pandemic politics in Turkey

    Despite an initial flirt with pandemic denialism, Turkey may well be able to take some pride in its handling of the Covid-19 crisis. Yet, coronavirus continues to impose a huge cost on a nation already grappling with faltering economic growth, deepening existing political and social divides. With us to examine the myriad impacts of Covid-19 on Turkey are Monash University politics and international relations expert Dr William Gourlay and Asia Institute Turkish politics researcher Dr Tezcan Gümüş. Presented by Ali Moore.
    An Asia Institute podcast.
    Produced and edited by Profactual - the Podcasting Specialists.
    Music by audionautix.com.

    • 39 min
    Kevin Rudd on China's place in a post-pandemic world

    Kevin Rudd on China's place in a post-pandemic world

    Special guest former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd joins host Ali Moore to discuss a post COVID-19 world marked by an increasingly assertive China and anaemic US leadership. Will growing Sino-American tensions result in a new cold war? And what's the future for the global institutions responsible for maintaining world order? Kevin Rudd is President of the Asia Society Policy Institute and a China watcher of more than four decades.
    An Asia Institute podcast.
    Produced and edited by Profactual - the Podcasting Specialists.
    Music by audionautix.com.

    • 58 min
    Is Indonesia's covid-19 response too little, too late?

    Is Indonesia's covid-19 response too little, too late?

    As the Indonesian government's coronavirus response has shifted from deep denial to broad action, some of its key directives are meeting with public resistance. So what is the pandemic telling us about political leadership, and about existing fault lines in Indonesian society? Long time Indonesia watchers Prof Tim Lindsey and Dr Ian Wilson join host Ali Moore to examine the impact of covid-19 on the world's fourth most populous nation.
    An Asia Institute podcast.
    Produced and edited by Profactual - the Podcasting Specialists.
    Music by audionautix.com.

    • 46 min

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