Contributors to Intersections
Issue 16

Tomoko Aoyama is Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies, The University of Queensland. Her recent publications include: Reading Food in Modern Japanese Literature, (University of Hawaii Press, due out in 2008), 'Embroidering Girls' Texts: Fashion and Feminism in the Fiction of Kanai Mieko,' US-Japan Women's Journal (2005), "Transgendering shōjo shōsetsu: Girls' inter-text/sex-uality", in M. McLelland and R. Dasgupta (eds), Genders, Transgenders and Sexualities in Japan (2005), and 'Appropriating Bush Tucker: Food in Inoue Hisashi's Yellow Rats', Journal of Australian Studies (2006), (winner of the inaugural Inoue Yasushi Award for Outstanding Research in Japanese Literature in Australia). She is currently co-editing with Barbara Hartley a volume entitled Girl Reading Girl in Japan.
Subhash Chandra is Reader in English, at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi. He has published extensively and is the author of The Fiction of J.D. Salinger: A Study in the Concept of Man (New Delhi: Prestige Books, 2000) and editor of Thomas Hardy: A Collection of Critical Essays (New Delhi: Prestige Books, 1999), Mohan Rakesh's Halfway House: Critical Perspectives (New Delhi: Asia Book Club 2001) and Lesbian Voices: Canada and the World: Theory, Literature, Cinema (New Delhi: Allied Publishers, 2006). He has also published several articles in critical anthologies and research journals. He has presented papers at national and international conferences and seminars in Australia, Israel, Hong Kong and Nepal and at various universities in India, in addition to delivering lectures at Refresher Courses. As a recipient of Shastri Indo-Canadian Fellowship, he worked on a post-doctoral project on multiculturalism at the University of Toronto, Canada. His forthcoming book is Responding to Canadian Mosaic: Multiculturalism, Ethnicity and the Print Media.
Helen Creese is Reader in Indonesian and Director of Research in the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland. Her major research interests are Balinese history and literature. She is the author of Parthayana—The Journeying of Partha: An Eighteenth Century Balinese Kakawin (KITLV Press 1998); Women of the Kakawin World: Marriage and Sexuality in the Indic Courts of Java and Bali (M. E. Sharpe 2004) and editor, with Darma Putra and Henk Schulte Nordholt, of Seabad Puputan Badung: Perspektif Belanda dan Bali (KITLV-Jakarta/Pustaka Larasan, 2006). Her recent articles include 'Curious modernities: early twentieth-century Balinese textual explorations,' in The Journal of Asian Studies vol. 66, no. 3 (August 2007): 723–58 and 'A puputan tale: the story of a pregnant woman,' Indonesia vol. 82 (October 2006): 1–37.
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Ana Dragojlovic has recently submitted her PhD thesis 'Beyond Bali: Expanding Postcolonial Visions of Intimacy and Performance in the Contemporary Netherlands' at the Department of Anthropology, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at The Australian National University. She specializes in the anthropology of gender and cross-cultural gender politics, critical race and postcolonial theory, migration and cultural citizenship, transnationalism and performing arts, visual anthropology, and diaspora and film. Her particular focus is on relations between peoples, places and nation states, through the study of diasporas and empires, employing ethnographic, textual and historical texts analysis. She is presently lecturing in the Gender, Sexuality and Culture Studies programme, at the ANU.
Darryl Flaherty lectures in the Department of History, University of Delaware. He works on Japanese social and political history, from the nineteenth century to the present. With a B.A. from the History program at the Johns Hopkins University, he received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in October 2001. His current projects include research on small and medium stores associations in Shizuoka, associations of lawyers in modern Japanese politics, and U.S. military bases in Okinawa and the main islands of Japan.
Barbara Hartley is a lecturer in Japanese literature and film at University of Tasmania. Her doctoral thesis examined the mother as a desiring subject in twentieth century narrative in Japan and she has published on the ways in which mothers in narrative contest hegemomic demands in Hecate, Japanese Studies and The Proceedings of the Association of Japanese Literary Studies. She has had translations and commentaries on women’s writing in Japan (individual and joint, with Tomoko Aoyama) published in collections from Hawai'i University Press and Columbia University Press. Her current research interests include the work of post-war writer Takeda Taijun and she received a Japan Foundation Research Fellowship to examine images of China in the work of this writer. She is also working on a collection of essays on girls in modern Japanese literature and culture, jointly edited with Tomoko Aoyama.
Barbara Hatley is Professor of Indonesian in the School of Asian Languages and Studies at the University of Tasmania. She has published widely on Indonesian literature and performing arts, both 'traditional'/regional and contemporary, with a particular interest in gender representation and the work of women writers and performers. Her in-press book Javanese Performances on an Indonesian Stage: Contesting Culture, Embracing Change ( NUS Press 2008) analyses the way theatre in Central Java has given expression to the local impact of the momentous social changes occurring in Indonesia from the 1970s to the present day. Other recent publications include 'Contemporary and Traditional, Male and Female in Garasi's Waktu Batu' in Indonesia and the Malay World, 35(101), March–April 2007 and 'Subverting the Stereotypes: Women Performers Contest Gender Images Old and New' in Review of Indonesian and Malay Affairs, 41(2), 2007.
Brett Hough lectures in the Anthropology Program (School of Political & Social Inquiry) and the Indonesian Studies Program (School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics) at Monash University. He has been involved in Indonesian Studies since 1980 and undertaking research in Bali since 1989. His doctoral study was on the institutionalisation and bureaucratisation of Balinese performing arts. He is currently working on a project investigating conflict and conflict resolution in contemporary Bali.
Joanne Izbicki teaches East Asian and World History at Ithaca College. She earned her Ph.D. in 1997 from Cornell University. She is author of 'The Shape of Freedom: The Female Body in Post-Surrender Japanese Cinema,' in U.S.-Japan Women's Journal, English Supplement, no. 12, 1997, and is currently writing about the 1947 visit to Japan by Father Edward Flanagan, founder of Boys Town.
Anne E. McLaren teaches in the Chinese Language and Studies program of the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne. Her research interests include Chinese oral traditions, the impact of print in China, classical fiction and Women's Script. She is the author of Chinese Popular Culture and Ming Chantefables (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 1998), co-editor of Dress, Sex and Text in Chinese Culture (with Antonia Finnane, Monash Asia Institute, 1999) and editor of Chinese Women: Living and Working (Routledge, 2004). Forthcoming is a monograph, Performing Grief: Bridal Laments in Rural China (University of Hawai'i Press).
Malcolm Mintz received his Ph.D. in Linguistics at the University of Hawai'i where he also minored in Southeast Asian Studies. Subsequently he spent three years teaching Linguistics at Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang and until recently was employed at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia, where he developed and coordinated a program of Malay and Indonesian language. Currently Dr. Mintz is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia, also in Perth. Dr Mintz has also taught in the United States, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. He carries out research on Malay and Indonesian as well as the Philippines and has published a number of books and articles related to these areas.

Lyn Parker is an Associate Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Western Australia in Perth. Her current research focuses on adolescence, gender, education and Islam in Indonesia. She is Team Leader of a large, comparative ARC Discovery Project on 'Ambivalent Adolescents in Indonesia'; she is conducting her fieldwork for the project in Bali and among the Minangkabau of West Sumatra. She is the author of From Subjects to Citizens: Balinese Villagers in the Indonesian Nation-State (NIAS, 2003), and editor of The Agency of Women in Asia (Marshall Cavendish, 2005). Her latest edited book (with Michele Ford) is Women and Work in Indonesia (Routledge, 2008).

Rosemary Roberts is a lecturer in Chinese in the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland. She gained her Ph.D. in Asian Studies from the Australian National University in 1992. Her major interests lie in modern Chinese cultural studies and women's studies. She has published many articles on modern Chinese literature and culture with special focus on modern women's literature and the Maoist Model Works. She has published articles in journals including the China Quarterly, The Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, Asian Studies Review, Asian Theatre Journal, and New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, and co-edited with Dr Tomoko Aoyama a special issue of Asian Studies Review entitled Ambiguities of Gender and Genre in Asian Literatures. She has recently completed a book on gender in the Maoist Model Works. Her current projects include an edited volume on Gender and Revolution in Chinese Literature, and a major collaborative project on the history of the Maoist Model Works.

Junko Saeki is Professor of Media Studies in the graduate school of Social Studies at Dōshisha University. She earned her Ph.D. in 1992 from University of Tokyo (Comparative Literature and Culture). She is the author of Iro to Ai no Hikakugbunka-shi (A Study of the Introduction of the Western Concept of Love to Meiji Japan, Tokyo: Iwanami-shoten, 1998, winner of the Suntory Gakugei Award); 'Eroticism or Motherhood: A Cross-Cultural Study on the Fantasy of Motherhood,' in Comparative Literature Studies, (October, 1998). Her recent publications include 'Beyond geisha-stereotype: changing images of "new women" in Japanese popular culture,' in R.T. Segers (ed.), A New Japan for the Twenty-first Century, (Routledge, 2008); 'Gender construction and chūshingura as a Japanese national legend,' in K. Wetmore (ed.), Revenge Drama in European Renaissance and Japanese Theatre, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).
Victor Sensenig is currently a lecturer in the Department of Language and Literature at Satya Wacana Christian University in Central Java, Indonesia. He obtained his MA in literature from Villanova University, Philadelphia, in 2004 and now teaches literature, composition and religion. He has previously published 'That I may see and tell: sight, light and story and Paradise Lost Book III,' in Concept, 2003, and 'Steps toward nationhood: Henry Laurens (1724–92) and the American Revolution in the South,' with James J. Kirschke, in Historical Research, vol. 78, issue 200 (May 2005):180–92. He is currently working on projects on Anthony Burgess's Malayan Trilogy and Mochtar Lubis's Senja di Djakarta [Twilight in Jakarta].
Jyh W. Sew, who teaches Malay at the Center for Language Studies, National University of Singapore, is the author of Reduplicating Nouns and Verbs in Malay (Uni. Malaya Press, 2007); and two Malay articles on 'Malay language and job prospects' as well as 'Malay blogging' in the 2008 Dewan Bahasa February and March editions respectively.
Megan Sinnott is currently an assistant professor of Women's Studies at Georgia State University. Her publications include Toms and Dees: Transgender Identity and Female Same-Sex Relationships in Thailand, 2004, published by University of Hawai'i Press. The book won the 2005 Ruth Benedict Prize from SOLGA, American Anthropological Association. Her other recent publications include: 'Gender Subjectivity: Dees and Toms in Thailand,' in Women's Sexualities and Masculinities in a Globalizing Asia, ed. Abha Bhaiya, Evelyn Blackwood, and Saskia E. Wieringa, New York: Palgrave, 2007.

Alison Tokita is an Associate Professor in Japanese Studies at Monash University, in Melbourne. She has published widely on Japanese narrative music, including Kiyomoto-bushi: Narrative Music of the Kabuki Theatre, Kassel: Baerenreiter, 1999, and 'The reception of the Heike Monogatari as performed narrative: the Atsumori episode in heikyoku, zato biwa and satsuma biwa,' in Japanese Studies 23, 1 (2003). She is co-editor of The Ashgate Companion to Japanese Music, forthcomin by Ashgate Publications in 2008. Her forthcoming book, The Japanese Singer of Tales: Ten Centuries of Performed Narratives will also be published by Ashgate in 2009. Other interests include the influence of Japanese music on contemporary Australian composition; koto music; international marriage; Japanese popular culture; and Japan–Korea relations.
Lara Vanderstaay is a PhD candidate in Chinese studies at the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies, the University of Queensland. Her thesis, entitled 'Female consciousness in twenty-first century women directors' films' is examining the portrayal of female consciousness in six films made by Chinese women in the twenty-first century. She has published articles on contemporary and historical Chinese film. Her research interests include Chinese film studies, feminist theory and feminist film historiography.


Published with the support of the Gender Relations Centre, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University.
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