Recent publications

Asian Studies researchers are regularly published in national and international academic journals, books and conference publications.

Recent books

Critical Readings on Christianity in Japan (Volumes 1-4) edited by Mark R. Mullins (Leiden: EJ Brill, 2015).

Youth Culture in China: From Red Guards to Netizens, by Paul Clark (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2012).

The Chinese Cultural Revolution: A History, by Paul Clark (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Transmigration and the new Chinese: Theories and practices from the New Zealand experience edited by Manying Ip. (Hong Kong institute for humanities and social sciences, University of Hong Kong, 2011).

Multiculturalism and Support for Youth Migrants in New Zealand and Policy Implications for South Korea by Changzoo Song (Rainbow Youth Center, 2009).

Fundamental Spoken Chinese by Robert Sanders and Nora Yao (University of Hawaii Press, 2009).

Fundamental Written Chinese by Nora Yao, Margaret Lee and Robert Sanders (University of Hawaii Press 2009).

The Dragon & The Taniwha: Maori & Chinese in New Zealand edited by Manying Ip (Auckland University Press, 2009).

Time for Korean Book 1, by Inshil Choe Yoon (Hollym International Corp, 2009).

Time for Korean, Book 2, by Inshil Choe Yoon (Hollym International Corp, 2009).

Recent chapters

“Japanese Responses to ‘Imperialist Secularization’: The Postwar Movement to Restore Shinto in the ‘Public Sphere’,” by Mark R. Mullins, in Secularity Beyond the West, edited by Marian Burchardt, et al. (DeGruyter, 2015).

“The Use of Nationalist Ideology in the Economic Development of South Korea: Implications for East Asian Development Model” by C. Song, in Shiping Hua & Ruihua Hu (eds.) . (Ed.), The East Asian Development Model: 21st Century Perspectives. (New York. Routledge: 21-43, 2014).

“Kagawa Toyohiko and the Japanese Christian Impact on American Society,” by Mark R. Mullins, in  Encountering Modernity: Christianity and East Asia, edited by David Yoo and Albert Park (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2014)

“Sacred Sites and Social Conflict: Yasukuni Shrine and Religious Pluralism in Japanese Society,” by Mark R. Mullins, in  Religious Pluralism, State and Society in Asia, edited by Chiara Formichi (Routledge, 2013).

“Christianity in Contemporary Japanese Society,” by Mark R. Mullins, in  Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Religions, edited by John Nelson and Inken Prohl (Leiden: Brill, 2012).

"Yume no naka e: Akinari sakuhin to /Resshi/" [Into the Dream: Akinari's Works and the /Liezi/] by Lawrence Marceau, in Higashi Ajia sekai to Chuugoku bunka [The World of East Asia and Chinese Culture] edited by Koono Kimiko and Choo Tesshun (Tokyo: Bensei Shuppan, 2012).

“Religion in Contemporary Japanese Lives,” by Mark R. Mullins, in Routledge Handbook on Japanese Culture and Society, edited by Theodore C. Bestor and Victoria Lyon Bestor (Routledge, 2011).

“Between Inculturation and Globalization: The Situation of Roman Catholicism in Contemporary Japanese Society,” by Mark R. Mullins in  Xavier’s Legacies: Catholicism in Modern Japanese Culture, edited by Kevin Doak (University of British Columbia Press, 2011).

“Das Selbst im Spiegel der Anderen: Tian Zhuangzhuang und der chinesische Minderheitenfilm” (Visualising the Other, Renegotiating the Self: Tian Zhuangzhuang and Chinese minority films) by Paul Clark, in Das Chinesische Kino nach der Kulturrevolution: Theorien und Analysen edited by Karl Sierek and Guido Kirsten (Schüren, 2011).

“The triumph of cinema: Chinese film culture from the 1960s to the 1980s” by Paul Clark, in Art, Politics, and Commerce in Chinese Cinema edited by Ying Zhu and Stanley Rosen (Hong Kong University Press, 2010).

“Caring Communication: What does ishindenshin really mean?” by Chako Amano. Published in Holistic Care: Education, Welfare and Nursing based on the new relationships, edited by Atsuhiko Yoshida, Haruyo Moriya and Yoshitsugu Hirano (Seseragi-Shuppan, 2009).

“Chinese Perceptions of Maori: The Important Other”, by Manying Ip in The Dragon & The Taniwha, edited by Manying Ip (Auckland University Press, 2009).

“The Changing Social & Spatial Contexts for Chinese-Maori Interactions 1920-1980s” in the The Dragon & The Taniwha, edited by Manying Ip (Auckland University Press, 2009).

“Brothers Only in Name: The Alienation and Identity Transformation of Korean Chinese Return Migrants in South Korea” by Changzoo Song in Diasporic Homecomings: Ethnic Return Migrants in Comparative Perspective, edited by Takeyuki Tsuda (Stanford University Press, 2009).

Recent articles

"Identity Politics and the Meaning of ‘Homeland’ among Korean Chinese Migrants in South Korea," by Changzoo Song, in Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural System and World Economic Development, 43 (4), (441-479, 2014).

"Transcultural Business Practices of Korean Diaspora and Identity Politics: Korean Sushi Business and the Emergence of 'Asian' Identity," by Changzoo Song in Studies of Koreans Abroad (재외한인연구), 34 (397-428, 2014).

"Engaging the diaspora in an era of transnationalism," by Changzoo Song in IZA World of Labordoi:10.15185/izawol.64 (2014)

"Ethnic Entrepreneurship of Korean New Zealanders: Restaurant Business as Self-Employment Practice,” by Changzoo Song, in New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 15 (2), (94-109, 2014).

"To mark or not to mark: Just how similar are Chinese dialects in this regard?" by R M Sanders and D Sperlich, in Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale, (287-340, 2013).

“Korean, Chinese, or What?: Identity Transformations of Korean Chinese Migrant Brides in South Korea,” by C. J. Song, Park and Y. Hong, in Asian Ethnicity, 14:1, (29-51, 2013).

"Post-colonial nation-building and the politics of popular culture: Korea’s ban on Japanese popular culture and the hallyu phenomenon," by Changzoo Song, in Cool New Asia: Asian Popular Culture in a Local Context (pp. 57-70, 2013). Unitec, Auckland, New Zealand: Unitec ePress.

"A syntactic classification of the synchronic use of gěi in Beijing Mandarin: A spoken corpus-based case study of its polyfunctionality," by R M Sanders and S Uehara, in Chinese Language and Discourse: an international and interdisciplinary journal, (3(2), 167-199, 2012). doi:10.1075/CLD.3.2.02san

“Secularization, Deprivatization, and the Reappearance of ‘Public Religion’ in Japanese Society,” by Mark R. Mullins, in Journal of Religion in Japan (1/1, 61-82, 2012).

“The Neo-nationalist Response to the Aum Crisis: A Return of Civil Religion and Coercion in the Public Sphere?,” by Mark R. Mullins, in Japanese Journal of Religious Studies (39/1,  99-125, 2012).

“How Yasukuni Shrine Survived the Occupation: A Critical Examination of Popular Claims,” by Mark R. Mullins, in Monumenta Nipponica, Vol. 65, No. 1, 89-136, 2010).

“Ghosts in the City: The Auckland Exile of Yang Lian and Gu Cheng” by Hilary Chung, in ka mate ka ora: a new zealand journal of poetry and poetics (11, pp.5-26, 2012).

“Miyako-hougen-ni okeru bidakuon-ni tuite” [On the velar nasal onset in the Miyako dialects] by Wayne Lawrence in Ryuukyuu-no Hougen (36, pp. 1-8, 2012).

“Ryuukyuugo-kara mita Nihongo-kikyuu-keisiki ita-no bunpouka-keiro” [On the Grammaticalisation Path Leading to the Japanese Desiderative -ita-] by Wayne Lawrence in Nihongo-no Kenkyuu [Studies in the Japanese Language] (7-4, pp.30-38, 2011).

"The Holistic Teacher Revised: Restoring a Healthy Balance" by Chako Amano in Studies in Holistic Education (14, pp.99-108, 2011).

“Closely watched viewers: A taxonomy of Chinese film audiences from 1949 to the Cultural Revolution seen from Hunan” by Paul Clark in Journal of Chinese Cinemas (volume 5 issue 1 (Spring 2011)).

“Marking or not marking? How is number construal understood in Japanese?” by Harumi Minagawa in Journal of Japanese Linguistics (27, pp. 45-69, 2011).

“Gendai-Toukyou-go-no sei-no akusento” [The Accentuation of Japanese Surnames] by Wayne Lawrence in Nihongo-no Kenkyuu [Studies in the Japanese Language] (7-3, pp. 1-16, 2011).

“More on pitch, stress, and vowel reduction” by Wayne Lawrence in Gengo Kenkyuu [Journal of the Linguistic Society of Japan] (139, pp. 111-119, 2011).

"Koreans, Go Home! Internet Nationalism in Contemporary Japan as a Digitally Mediated Subculture" by Rumi Sakamoto in The Asia-Pacific Journal (Vol. 9, Issue 10 No 2, March 7, 2011).

"There's Something Fishy About That Sushi: How Japan interprets the global sushi boom" by Rumi Sakamoto and Matt. Allen in Japan Forum (23-1, pp. 99-122, 2011).

"Sushi Reverses Course: Consuming American Sushi in Tokyo" by Matt. Allen and Rumi Sakamoto in The Asia-Pacific Journal (Vol 9, Issue 5 No 2, January 31, 2011).

"Pan-pan Girls: Humiliating Liberation in Postwar Japanese Literature" by Rumi Sakamoto in PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies (7-2, pp. 1-15, 2010).

"The Globalisation of Sushi" by Matt. Allen and Rumi Sakamoto in Asian Currents (July, pp 11-13, 2010).

“An Examination of Geomancy (P’ungsu) as Employed in T'aengniji” by Inshil Yoon Choe in International Review of Korean Studies (6-1, pp.49-76, 2009).

“Specificity and the constraints on NP-external placement of quantity expressions in Japanese” by Harumi Minagawa in Journal of Japanese Linguistics (25, p39-57, 2009)

“New Zealand’s Policy on Migrant Youth Education and its Implications for Korea (in Korean) by Changzoo Song in Comparative Studies of Migrant Children and Youth Education Policies in Korean (2, pgs 29-52, 2009).

Recent review articles

“The Vaccinators: Smallpox, Medical Knowledge, and the ‘Opening’ of Japan” by Ann Jannetta and reviewed by Ellen Nakamura in Journal of Japanese Studies (35, 1, pgs 158-162, 2009).


Oral Presentations

Sanders, R. M. (2012). Aiming at a shifting target: The development of tone skills. Presented at Foundations of Speaking L2 Chinese: A theory and practice workshop, Melbourne. 19 October  - 21 October 2012.


Sanders, R. M. (2013). Whither a 'Pan-Chinese’ grammar: Examining the usage and frequency of three syntactic constructions. A. Barysevich, & A. D'Arcy (Eds.) Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Methods in Dialectology, (102-110). Frankfurt. Peter Lang GmbH.