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ANU Press Newsletter: April 2020

Dear readers,

Welcome to our first newsletter for 2020. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Despite the challenges we've all faced, ANU Press has gone from strength to strength. As we find ourselves working and studying from home the need for free, peer-reviewed online resources has never been so acute. Thanks to our wonderful authors and fabulous team we now have over 880 titles in the catalogue, 13 of which have been published in the first quarter of 2020. Web traffic has increased by over 30%, with over 870,000 downloads since 1 January. Since the bushfires and lockdown we have seen a resurgence in interest for climate change titles and David Peetz’s prescient book The Realities and Future of Work.

This year’s publishing highlights range from issues close to home to further abroad. Vietnam Vanguard and In From the Cold offer invaluable insights into Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam and Korean wars. We were also proud to publish the first fully open-access Indigenous language textbook. Wiidhaa: An Introduction to Gamilaraay offers a vital contribution to the preservation, documentation and revival of the endangered Gamilaraay language, and signifies the university’s commitment to Indigenous scholarship. Continuing our focus on Asia and the Pacific, A Cautious New Approach offers a ground-breaking investigation of China’s aid program across the region, and Re-imagining Japan after Fukushima rekindles the nuclear energy debate, analysing representations of Japan post the 2011 disaster.

In June, we will be releasing Morrison’s Miracle, in which 36 of Australia’s leading political analysts and scholars dissect the Coalition’s surprise victory in the 2019 election.

Morrison’s Miracle

Please feel free to distribute this newsletter to your friends and colleagues, and encourage them to subscribe to ANU Press’ newsletter and new title alerts so they can access all our wonderful resources for free.

Australia Day Honours

We were delighted to hear that three of our extraordinary editors were appointed Officers of the Order of Australia (AO) at the Australia Day Honours 2020.

Professor Margaret Jolly has been recognised for her significant service to education and contribution to gender and Pacific studies. Professor Jolly has edited many titles including Gender Violence & Human Rights: Seeking Justice in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.

Professor John Piggott has been recognised for distinguished service to education, to population ageing research, and to public finance policy development. His co-edited book Population Ageing and Australia’s Future is a major contribution to improving the understanding of Australia’s population ageing.

Dr Graeme Warboys has been recognised for his significant service to conservation and the environment. Dr Warboys co-edited the ‘bible’ of protected area management, Protected Area Governance and Management, which has been downloaded over 100,000 times in 87 different countries.

Congratulations to all for their outstanding achievements across a broad range of fields, and invaluable contributions to our society.

2020 Cass PhD Publishing Prize

The CASS Humanities & Creative Arts ANU Press Editorial Board is offering a prize valued at $3,000 for the best completed and passed PhD thesis submitted in CASS since 2016.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the application deadline for the CASS PhD Publishing Prize will be postponed until later in 2020

You can find details on eligibility, and up-to-date information regarding the application deadline on our website.

The first round of the 2020 ANU Press Publication Subsidy Fund is now open; applications close 30 April 2020.
The Bugis Chronicle of Bone

Featured Title

The Bugis Chronicle of Bone

Edited by Campbell Macknight, Mukhlis Paeni and Muhlis Hadrawi
ISBN 9781760463571 (Print)
ISBN 9781760463588 (Online)
Published April 2020

The Bugis of Chronicle of Bone translates one of the most important historical manuscripts of the Bugis of South Sulawesi, which was left behind in 1859 when the ruling queen fled from Dutch forces. It is the first reliable transcription of the text and translation into English of this famous work.

Taking over 45 years to complete, The Bugis Chronicle of Bone represents the friendship and collaboration of Australian and Indonesian historians both in Canberra and Indonesia. The work traces the development of the realm of Bone from the fourteenth century to the late seventeenth century, when, it is argued, it was written to support the interests of a major political figure. It provides what is perhaps the best account we have of the governance of an Austronesian-speaking state over a sustained period.

'This work tells of the land of Bone and the ruling of Bone.'
or, when asking a king for his abdication,
'It is not that we do not want you, but you do not want us.'

Book Launches

Vietnam Vanguard: The 5th Battalion's Approach to Counter-Insurgency, 1966 was officially launched by MAJGEN Stuart Smith AO, DSC (Retd) at the 5RAR Association 55th anniversary reunion on the Gold Coast on 2 March 2020.

Vietnam Vanguard launch

Recent Releases

Human Ecology Review: Volume 25, Number 2

Human Ecology Review: Volume 25, Number 2

ISSN 1074-4827 (Print)
ISSN 2204-0919 (Online)
Published December 2019

 

Wiidhaa

Wiidhaa
An Introduction to Gamilaraay

By John Giacon
ISBN 9781760463267 (Print)
ISBN 9781760463274 (Online)
Published February 2020

 

In from the Cold

In from the Cold
Reflections on Australia’s Korean War

Edited by John Blaxland, Michael Kelly and Liam Brewin Higgins
ISBN 9781760462727 (Print)
ISBN 9781760462734 (Online)
Published March 2020

A Cautious New Approach

A Cautious New Approach
China's Growing Trilateral Aid Cooperation

By Denghua Zhang
ISBN 9781760463472 (Print)
ISBN 9781760463489 (Online)
Published March 2020

Australian Journal of Biography and History: No. 3, 2020

Australian Journal of Biography and History: No. 3, 2020

ISSN 2209-9522 (Print)
ISSN 2209-9573 (Online)
Published April 2020

The Jingshan Report

The Jingshan Report
Opening China’s Financial Sector

By China Finance 40 Forum Research Group
ISBN 9781760463342 (Print)
ISBN 9781760463359 (Online)
Published January 2020

 

Vietnam Vanguard

Vietnam Vanguard
The 5th Battalion's Approach to Counter-Insurgency, 1966

Edited by Ron Boxall and Robert O’Neill
ISBN 9781760463328 (Print)
ISBN 9781760463335 (Online)
Published February 2020

Re-imagining Japan after Fukushima

Re-imagining Japan after Fukushima

By Tamaki Mihic
ISBN 9781760463533 (Print)
ISBN 9781760463540 (Online)
Published March 2020

 

The Bugis Chronicle of Bone

The Bugis Chronicle of Bone

Edited by Campbell Macknight, Mukhlis Paeni and Muhlis Hadrawi
ISBN 9781760463571 (Print)
ISBN 9781760463588 (Online)
Published April 2020

 

China Dreams

China Dreams
China Story Yearbook

Edited by Jane Golley, Linda Jaivin, Ben Hillman and Sharon Strange
ISBN 9781760463731 (Print)
ISBN 9781760463748 (Online)
Published April 2020

Australia’s Fertility Transition

Australia’s Fertility Transition
A Study of 19th-century Tasmania

By Helen Moyle
ISBN 9781760463366 (Print)
ISBN 9781760463373 (Online)
Published February 2020

 

Learning from Fukushima (Japanese version)

Learning from Fukushima (Japanese version)
Nuclear power in East Asia

Edited by Peter Van Ness and Mel Gurtov
ISBN 9784846017866 (Print)
ISBN 9781760463717 (Online)
Published March 2020

 

East Asia Forum Quarterly: Volume 12, Number 1, 2020

East Asia Forum Quarterly: Volume 12, Number 1, 2020

ISSN 1837-5081 (Print)
ISSN 1837-509X (Online)
Published March 2020

 

Roars from the Mountain

Roars from the Mountain
Colonial Management of the 1951 Volcanic Disaster at Mount Lamington

By R. Wally Johnson
ISBN 9781760463557 (Print)
ISBN 9781760463564 (Online)
Published April 2020

Upcoming Books and Journals

Total 2019 downloads: 3,407,900
Top downloads in 2020 so far

In the Media

Fantastic article by Graeme Dobell in The Strategist about Framing the Islands: Power and Diplomatic Agency in Pacific Regionalism – By Greg Fry.

Framing the Islands

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