Research Students

Current Student Thesis Topics

  • The Forge Collection of Balinese Paintings
  • Development Functions of Portraiture in Indonesia
  • Dutch Collections of Indonesian Art
  • Metropolis of Rice Fields: topographic classification of an urban landscape
  • Angkor's buried cultural landscape: GPR survey research to locate buried features of the road and canal network
  • Historical Perspectives of Mapping in Archaeology: Semiotic Critiques and Standardised Systems
  • Finding the threads: an archaeological study of Middle Period Cambodian royal centres (1431-1863)
  • Geoprospecting the Canals of Angkor: a study of deposition and erosian in the water network of Angkor
  • Investigating the relationship between spatio-temporal patterns of vegetation change and forest management practices within the Angkor World Heritage Site
  • Assessing Spatio-temporal Forest Change in Cambodian Protected Areas
  • Colonialism, Modernity and Pan-Asian Discourses in Vietnamese Art 1887-1954
  • The Ink painting in of Lui Shoukun
  • Modern art by women in Taiwan and their entrance into the art hierarchy
  • The gender variations in bronze figures and other related burial items of Dian culture
  • Archaeology of Middle Period Cambodian Royal Centres
  • The extent of the successive centres of Angkor and their impact on the surrounding landscape
  • Medieval Urban Landscapes of South East Asia: the role of landscape in dispersed urban complexes
  • Re-interpreting the Greater Angkor Cultural Landscape: an integrated approach to cultural heritage management using GIS and spatial modelling
  • West Mebon Vishnu - the function and date of the giant reclining Vishnu which was located in the West Mebon in the West Baray reservoir
  • Understanding the Khmer of Angkor Wat through material culture, settlement patterns, and infrastructure
  • A Comparison of the Health of Iron Age Communities in Cambodia, Near Tonle Sap and at Non Nok Tha and Ban Chiang, Northeast Thailand
  • Understanding Balinese Paintings: Collections, Narrative, Aesthetics and Society
  • Realism in 20th Century Chinese Art
  • Portraiture in Modern Indonesia
  • Chinese Grotto Art
  • The Expansion and Legitimization of Video Art in China, 1988-2003
  • Hsieh Teh-Ching: Taiwan to New York
  • Photography in 20th Century China
  • Masking in Japanese fashion culture
  • Issues in Modern Thai Photography

Graduated Student Thesis Topics

  • Post Modernism in Malaysian Art of the 1980s
  • Ink Painting in China during the 1980s and 1990s
  • Singapore’s Modern Art – Modern Aesthetic Responses of Overseas Chinese and Chinese Singaporeans
  • Images of Children in Japanese Art to Meiji
  • Comparison of printmaking in Australia, Japan and Thailand
  • Arteries of Empire: An operational study of transport and communication in Angkorian Southeast Asia (9th to 15th centuries CE)
  • Putting Angkor on the Map: A New Survey of a Khmer ‘Hydraulic City’ in Historical and Theoretical Context
  • Angkor's Economy (6th to 13th Centuries CE)
  • Makers and Models: Decorative Lintels of Khmer Temples, 7th to 11th centuries
  • Ceramic Characterization and Intersite Relationship in the Northwestern Central Plateau of Iran in the Late Neolithic to the Bronze Age
  • Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Ground Stone Adzes from Ban Non Wat, Northeast Thailand
  • On ghost stories and narrative style as origins for modern Manga
  • The discourse of modernity in Japanese dress
  • The Late Work of Huang Binhong
  • Out of the mould: contemporary ceramic sculpture in Vietnam
  • Xingwei Yishu Performance art in Post-Mao China
  • Japanese post-war Literature as myth: a comparison with Australian and German literatures
  • Chasing Phantoms: the progressive cinema in Japan, 1926-1936
  • On Human form: aesthetic alternatives for painting in modern China
  • Propaganda as Art in Singapore
  • Women’s Art in Taiwan from the Japanese Occupation to Provincial Exhibitions
  • National expression and Modern Chinese Art
  • Chinese Art at the Asian Pacific Triennale
  • The Early Watercolour movement in Taiwan
  • The Avant Garde in China
  • The Artists’ Village: Alterity Examined
  • The Art Theories of Liu Kuo-sung
  • Meaning and Function of the Cap-figures in East Javanese Temple Reliefs
  • Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage - Law and Policy: A case study of Angkor