UWA Institute of Advanced Studies

  • UWA Institute of Advanced Studies

    Asian Australian Studies Research Network (AASRN): Perth Symposium

      I had the privilege of presenting Maybe it’s Wanchai? to a group of academics at the “Where’s your Asia?” symposium organised by Nadia Rhook and Denise Woods,  the co-conveners of AASRN Perth. The person in the centre image is  Denise who shared with us her research on the representations of Asia and Australia in Overwatch, a multiplayer video game. (My son  says it a really really popular MMORPG that everyone talks about so I sense that he will be asking Santa for a PS upgrade this Christmas). AASRN was set up by Tseen Khoo over a decade ago and I joined after meeting  Tseen through our anonymous blogs — I miss the days of…