Dr Susette Cooke

PhD (University of Sydney)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Chinese Studies
Member China Studies Centre.

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The University of Sydney


Biographical details

Susette Cooke received her BA (Asian Studies) from the Australian National University in 1974 and her PhD in Chinese Literature from the University of Sydney in 1993. After studying at Peking University 1978-80 she worked in the private arts sector before returning to China on an Australian Award for Research in Asia 1993-4. From 2004-13 she taught China Studies at the University of Technology Sydney, moving to the University of Sydney in 2013 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Chinese Studies.

Research interests

Dr Cooke’s current research interests centre on ethnic minority-state relations in Northwest China; social, cultural and economic change under the Great Western Development project; and state administration of religion in China.

Current projects

  • The social basis of economic development in China’s West.
  • Culture, religion and the state in ethnic minority regions of China.

Associations

  • Association for Asian Studies
  • Association for Applied Anthropology

Awards and honours

  • 2010 China’s Tibetan Buddhist Margins: Identity, Culture and Development;
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • 2001 China’s Qinghai Province: migration, colonisation and the contest for political space; Goodman D., Cooke S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

In the media

Selected Publications

2012 ‘The Idea of Qinghai’ (with David S.G.Goodman), book chapter for Vast Land of Borders book project (UTS-CIW).

2010 ‘Butterfingers: resculpting religion at a Tibetan Buddhist monastery’, Provincial China, vol.2, no.1, September .

2009 ‘Religious work: governing religion in reform-era China’, in Elaine Jeffreys (ed.), China’s Governmentalities: Governing change, changing government, London, Routledge.

2008 ‘Becoming and unbecoming Tu: nation, nationality and exilic agency in the People’s Republic of China’, in Paul Allatson and Jo McCormack (eds), Exile Cultures, Misplaced Identities, Amsterdam, Rodopi.

2008 ‘Surviving state and society in Northwest China: the Hui experience under the People’s Republic of China’, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, vol.28, no.3, December.

2008 ‘Light and shadow under the international spotlight: the Beijing Olympics, Tibetan protest, and the Sichuan earthquake, CSAA Newsletter, no.36, June.

2005, ‘”To struggle for freedom is our responsibility”: Tibetan nuns in the Chinese state’, in Maja Mikula (ed.), Women, Revolt and Social Change, London, Routledge.

1997 Tibet Outside the TAR: control, exploitation and assimilation: development with Chinese characteristics (with Steven D. Marshall), Washington DC, CD-Rom, 2738pp.

1990 Bei Dao, Waves, (translated with Bonnie S. McDougall), New York, New Directions (HK University Press 1985).

Selected grants

2010

  • China's Tibetan buddhist margins: identity, culture and development; Cooke S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Cooke, S., Goodman, D. (2012). The Idea of Qinghai. Vast Land of Borders. Sydney: University of Technology Sydney Press.
  • Cooke, S. (2009). Religious work: governing religion in reform-era China. In Elaine Jeffrey (Eds.), China's Governmentalities: governing change, changing government. Oxon, U.K.: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Cooke, S. (2008). Becoming and unbecoming Tu: nation, nationality and exile agency in the People's Republic of China. In Paul Allatson & Jo McCormack (Eds.), Exile Cultures, Misplaced Identities. Amsterdam: Rodopi.
  • Cooke, S. (2008). Qinghai. In Brunhild Staiger, Stefan Friedrich & Hans-Wilm Schutte (Eds.), das grosse China Lexikon. Darmstadt: Primus Verlag Gmbh.

Journals

  • Cooke, S. (2010). Butterfingers: resculpting religion at a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. Provincial China, 2(1), 1-38.
  • Cooke, S. (2008). Surviving state and society in Northwest China: the l lui experience under the People's Republic of China. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 28(3), 401-420. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Cooke, S. (2011). Prospects for a multicultural Qinghai. AAS-ICAS Conference. International Convention of Asia Scholars.
  • Cooke, S. (2011). Qinghai: urban development and stability. Preserving Stability in China, Australia: University of Technology Sydney.
  • Cooke, S. (2011). Remapping Qinghai. CSAA 12th Biennial Conference, Australia: CSAAR.
  • Cooke, S. (2010). Practising multiculturalism. 18th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA), Online: Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA).
  • Cooke, S. (2009). Governing religion in reform-era China. CSAA Conference, Australia: CSAAR.
  • Cooke, S. (2008). Rule through law: regulating religion in protesting Tibet. 4Rs conference: Rights Reconciliation Respect Responsibility.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Cooke, S. (2008). Light and shadow under the international spotlight: the Beijing Olympics, Tibetan protest, and the Sichuan earthquake. CSAA (Cultural Studies Association of Australasia) Newsletter.

2012

  • Cooke, S., Goodman, D. (2012). The Idea of Qinghai. Vast Land of Borders. Sydney: University of Technology Sydney Press.

2011

  • Cooke, S. (2011). Prospects for a multicultural Qinghai. AAS-ICAS Conference. International Convention of Asia Scholars.
  • Cooke, S. (2011). Qinghai: urban development and stability. Preserving Stability in China, Australia: University of Technology Sydney.
  • Cooke, S. (2011). Remapping Qinghai. CSAA 12th Biennial Conference, Australia: CSAAR.

2010

  • Cooke, S. (2010). Butterfingers: resculpting religion at a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. Provincial China, 2(1), 1-38.
  • Cooke, S. (2010). Practising multiculturalism. 18th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA), Online: Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA).

2009

  • Cooke, S. (2009). Governing religion in reform-era China. CSAA Conference, Australia: CSAAR.
  • Cooke, S. (2009). Religious work: governing religion in reform-era China. In Elaine Jeffrey (Eds.), China's Governmentalities: governing change, changing government. Oxon, U.K.: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2008

  • Cooke, S. (2008). Becoming and unbecoming Tu: nation, nationality and exile agency in the People's Republic of China. In Paul Allatson & Jo McCormack (Eds.), Exile Cultures, Misplaced Identities. Amsterdam: Rodopi.
  • Cooke, S. (2008). Light and shadow under the international spotlight: the Beijing Olympics, Tibetan protest, and the Sichuan earthquake. CSAA (Cultural Studies Association of Australasia) Newsletter.
  • Cooke, S. (2008). Qinghai. In Brunhild Staiger, Stefan Friedrich & Hans-Wilm Schutte (Eds.), das grosse China Lexikon. Darmstadt: Primus Verlag Gmbh.
  • Cooke, S. (2008). Rule through law: regulating religion in protesting Tibet. 4Rs conference: Rights Reconciliation Respect Responsibility.
  • Cooke, S. (2008). Surviving state and society in Northwest China: the l lui experience under the People's Republic of China. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 28(3), 401-420. [More Information]

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