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Asian Dreaming: An Exploration of Ronald and Catherine Berndt's Relationship with Asia

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Brittlebank, K, Asian Dreaming: An Exploration of Ronald and Catherine Berndt's Relationship with Asia, Anthropological Forum, 18, (1) pp. 57-69. ISSN 0066-4677 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/00664670701858984

Abstract

Ronald and Catherine Berndt, eminent anthropologists of Aboriginal Australia, maintained a personal and professional interest in Asia throughout their almost fifty-year marriage. Personally, this was expressed through their large private collection of Asian art and artefacts; professionally, they explored early Asian contacts with northern Australia, supported the development of Asian Studies in Australian universities - along with the forging of cross-institutional relationships - and drew on Asia for cross-cultural comparison. At the root of this interest lay the legacy of World War II, against which background the Berndts argued for increased engagement with Australia's regional neighbours, as well as for greater tolerance of cultural diversity.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:History and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical Studies
Research Field:Asian History
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
UTAS Author:Brittlebank, K (Dr Kate Brittlebank)
ID Code:53708
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2008-12-22
Last Modified:2009-03-10
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