Asia-Pacific Border and Boundary Crossings

Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies Volume 2 Number 2 November 2004

© Ana Tse - Urban randomness

Welcome to Volume 2 Number 2 of the Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies.

The theme of this edition is ‘Asia-Pacific Border and Boundary Crossings’.

Borders and boundaries function as a means to distinguish difference. Lines of separation, whether physical or metaphorical, may also constitute a barrier since demarcation works to exclude as well as to contain.

Consequently, border and boundary crossings not only imply change and mobility, but the potential for the disruption of prevailing social, cultural, economic and political practices.

The dynamism of the Asia-Pacific region is inherently unsettling to the reassurance of stable, clear-cut categories that borders seem to offer.

The articles, creative writing and artwork of the current edition address the border and boundary crossing theme from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives, which we believe will be of interest to specialists and readers from other disciplines alike.


Table of contents
GJAPS Volume 2 Number 2 table of contents (42.3 kB, PDF)
Asia-Pacific Border and Boundary Crossings (301.5 kB, PDF)
Technology Is Our Nature!: What Can We Do Without It?
Anna Tse - cover artwork (301.5 kB, PDF)


Asia-Pacific Border and Boundary Crossings
Editorial (128.6 kB, PDF)

Creative writing

Review essay

Locals’ Secrets: Asian Art in Aotearoa
Gia Nghi Phung (145.2 kB, PDF)


Review of Somersault (film)
Sarah Lancaster (73.8 kB, PDF)
Review of Embers (film)
Howard Gilbert (162.9 kB, PDF)
Review of Zatoichi (film)
Tim Neale (66.3 kB, PDF)