Professor Purnendra Jain
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M.A. (Patna); M. Phil. (Delhi); Ph.D. (Griffith)
Professor, Department of Asian Studies (Current)
Served as Head of Centre/Department of Asian Studies (various years), Associate Dean Higher Degrees and Associate Dean Research
Co-convenor, International Conference of Asian Scholars (ICAS 9), Adelaide, 5-9 July 2015
ASAA Executive Member, Immediate Past President (January 2013-December 2014)
President, Asian Studies Association of Australia (Jan 2011-Dec 2012)
Convenor, 18th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (July 2010)
Convenor, 13th Biennial Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia (July 2005)
President, Japanese Studies Association of Australia (2003-2005)
Major Visiting Positions/invitations
Japan International Cooperation Agency- Research Institute (JICA-RI), Visiting Fellow, 1 April 2016-31 March 2017 (Non-resident with short visits to the Institute)
Japanese governmnet invitation to visit Japan as part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Multilayered network of intellectuals program, January-February 2015.
External Program Assessor, East Asian Studies, University of Malaya (2014-2018)
External Academic Advisor, Modern Asian Studies, City University of Hong Kong (2013-2017)
Research Associate (non-resident)- East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore (2008-2010)
Visitng Fellow/Visiting Professor
School of Law and Politics (Rikkyo University)
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi
Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo (Hongo campus)
Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University (New York)
Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University
East Asian Institute at National University of Singapore
Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies at Oxford University
The University of Tokyo (Komaba)
Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
Shandong University, China
Beijing Forum: Invited Speaker
Keynote/public lectures (Selected)
Otemon Gakuin University, Osaka, 40th Anniversary of the Australian and Asian Studies Centre, 'Australia's Asia Connunudrum', November 2015.
Osaka University, Legacies of World War II, 'Japan-India Expanding Ties', 19 December 2014.
GRIPS (Graduate Research Insitute for Policy Studies) Forum (Tokyo) December 2012
Conference on Intercultural Communication (Rikkyo University, Tokyo)
International Researh Centre for Japanese Studies (Hong Kong Conference)
South Australia Japanese Language Teachers Association
Japan Australia Friendship Association
Royal United Services Institute of South Australia
Graduation address: PCE, Adelaide Uni, March 2005
Japan Australia Business Council SA
Institute of South Asian Studies (Singapore)
Australian Institute of Public Administration (VIC)
Politics, public policy and international relations of contemporary Japan; Australia's relations with the Asia-Pacific/Indo-Pacific region; regionalism and regional institutions; rise and fall of nation-states; comparative studies of politics and foreign policy of Japan, China and India.
Political development in the Asia-Pacific/Indo-Pacific region; defence and security issues; strategy, energy security, regional institutions; foreign aid, contemporary Japan; local public administration; comparative politics of Asia focusing on Japan, China and India.
Japan's Foreign Policy in the 21st Century: Continuity and Change (edited with Lam Pang Er, Lanham, Lexington Books (forthcoming 2019)
Japan's Strategic Challenges in a Changing Regional Environment (with Lam Peng Er), Singapore: World Scientific (2013).
The Engaging State: South Australia's Engagement with the Asia-Pacific Region (with John Spoehr), Adelaide: Wakefield Press ( 2012).
Japanese Politics Today: From Karaoke to Kabuki Decmocracy (co-editor with T. Inoguchi), New York: Pagrave Macmillan (2011).
Japanese translation of above published in 2013: 現代の日本政治: カラオケ民主主義から歌舞伎民主主義へ (現代日本の政治と外交 1) 2013: Hara shobo.
Japan's Subnational Governments in International Affairs (Routledge, 2012), paperback edition.
Japan in Decline: Fact or Fiction? (lead editor) (UK: Global Oriental/Brill, 2011)
日本の自治体外交 : 日本外交と中央地方関係へのインパクト [Nihon no Jichitai Gaiko (Japan's local diplomacy)] (in Japanese) Tokyo: Keibundo, 2009.
Asia Pacific and a New International Order (co-editor with F. Patrikeeff and G. Groot) (2006).
Japan's Subnational Governments in International Affairs (Routledge, 2005).
Crisis and Conflict in Asia (co-edited with G. O'Leary and F. Patrikeeff ) (2002).
Japan's Foreign Policy Today (co-edited with T. Inoguchi) (2000).
Australasian Studies of Japan (editor) (1998).
Japanese Politics Today: Beyond Karaoke Democracy? (co-edited with T. Inoguchi) (1997).
Distant Asian Neighbours: Japan and South Asia (editor) (1996).
グラスルーツの国際交流 (Japan's Internationalisation at the Local Level) (co-author with T. Mizukami) 1996. [in Japanese]. ハーベスト社
Local Politics and Policy-Making in Japan, New Delhi: Commonwealth Publishers (1989).
Recent book chapters
Jain, Purnendra (2017) 'Japan-India Relations in a new Geo-strategic Environment of the Indo-Pacific Era' in T. Horimoto (ed) Contemporary Japan-India Relations, Tokyo: Tokyo University Press (in Japanese).
Jain, Purnendra 'Japan and the Indo-Pacific', 2016, (with T. Horimoto), in Priya Chacko (ed.) The Rise of the Indo-Pacific: The Drivers, Dynamics and Consequences of new Regional Constructions, Routledge.
Jain, Purnendra (2016) (with T. Mito) 'The Institutionalisation of Energy Cooperation in Asia', in S. M. Pekkanen (ed) Asian Designs: Governance in the Contemporary World Order, Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press.
Jain, Purnendra (2016) 'Japan's Foreign Aid: Institutional Change and Shifting Policy Directions' in Hiroshi Kato, John Page, and Yasutami Shimomura eds. Japan's Development Assistance: Foreign aid and the post-2015 development agenda. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Jain, Purnendra (2014) 'Energy Security in Asia', in Saadia M. Pekkanen, John Ravenhill and Rosemary Foot (eds), The Oxford handbook of the International Relations of Asia, New York: Oxford University Press.
Jain, Purnendra (2014) 'Democracy in Japan: National, Subnational and Grassroots Perspectives', in Edmund S. K. Fung and Steven Drakeley (eds) Democracy in Eastern Asia: Issues, Problems and Challenges in a Region of Diversity, London and New York: Routledge.
Jain, Purnendra and John Spoehr (2013) 'South Australia's International Engagement', in John Spoehr (ed) State of South Australia: from crisis to prosperity?, Adelaide: Wakefield Press.
Jain, Purnendra (2013) 'The Triple Disaster and Japan's Energy and Climate Change Policy', in P. Jain and Lam P E (eds), Japan's Strategic Challenges in a Changing Regional Environment, Singapore: World Scientific.
Jain, Purnendra (2013) (with Lam Peng Er), 'Japan's 21st Century Strategic Challenges', in P. Jain and Lam P E (eds), Japan's Strategic Challenges in a Changing Regional Environment, Singapore: World Scientific.
Jain, Purnendra (2012) (with John Spoehr), 'The Engaging State - Australian Subnational Government Engagement with the Asia Pacific Region', in J. Spoehr and P. Jain (eds), The Engaging State: South Australia's Engagement with the Asia-Pacific Region, Adelaide: Wakefield Press.
Jain, Purnendra (2012) (with Peter Mayer), 'South Australia and India', in J. Spoehr and P. Jain (eds), The Engaging State: South Australia's Engagement with the Asia-Pacific Region, Adelaide: Wakefield Press.
Jain, Purnendra (2012) 'South Australia and Japan', in J. Spoehr and P. Jain (eds), The Engaging State: South Australia's Engagement with the Asia-Pacific Region, Adelaide: Wakefield Press.
Jain, Purnendra (2011) 'Japan's Subnational Government: Toward Greater Decentralization and Participatory Democracy', in T. Inoguchi and P. Jain (eds) Japanese Politics Today, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Jain, Purnendra (with T. Inoguchi) (2011) 'From Karaoke to Kabuki Democracy: Japanese Politics Today', in T. Inoguchi and P. Jain (eds) Japanese Politics Today, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Jain, Purnendra and Alex Stephens (2011), 'Japan's Regional Engagement: Network Diplomacy' in Purnendra Jain and Brad Williams (eds) Japan in Decline: Fact or Fiction? (UK: Global Oriental, early 2011).
Jain, Purnendra (with Brad Williams) (2011), 'Japan: Descending Asian Giant? in Purnendra Jain and Brad Williams (eds) Japan in Decline: Fact or Fiction? (UK: Global Oriental, early 2011).
Jain, Purnendra (2008) 'Maldives at a Political and Economic Crossroads?, in T. Inoguchi (ed.) Asian Barometer, Human Beliefs and Values in Incredible Asia: South and Central Asia in Focus: Country Profiles and Thematic Analyses Based on the Asia Barometer Survey of 2005, Tokyo: Akashi Shoten.
Jain, Purnendra (2007) 'Japan's Energy Security in an era of Emerging Competition in the Asia Pacific', in Michael Wesley (ed.) Energy Security in Asia, London and New York: Routledge.
Jain, Purnendra and John Bruni (2006) 'American Acolytes: Tokyo, Canberra and Washington's Emerging Pacific Axis?', in Brad Williams (ed.) Australia-Japan Defence and Security Relations, Routledge, 2006.
Jain, Purnendra and Felix Patrikeeff (2006) 'The Pacific Century and the Post-Cold War World' in P. Jain, F. Patrikeeff and G. Groot (eds), Asia-Pacific and a New International Order Responses and Options, New York: Nova Science.
Jain, Purnendra and Peter Mayer (2006) 'Asia-Pacific Political and Economic Circumstances in an Era of Global and Regional Transformation' in P. Jain, F. Patrikeeff and G. Groot (eds), Asia Asia-Pacific and a New International Order Responses and Options, New York: Nova Science.
Jain, Purnendra (2006) 'Forging New Bilateral Relations: Japan-China Cooperation at the Subnational Level', Lam Peng Er (ed.) Japan's Relations with China: Facing a Rising Power, London: New York, Routledge.
Jain, Purnendra (2002) 'India's Calculus of Japan's Foreign Policy in Pacific Asia', in T. Inoguchi (ed.), Japan's Asia Policy: Revival and Response, New York: Palgrave, 2002, pp. 211-236.
Jain, Purnendra (2002) 'Much Ado about Nothing? The Limited Scope of Political Reform in Japan', in Maswood, J., Graham, J., Miyajima, H. (eds), Japan: Change and Continuity, London and New York: Routledge Curzon, 2002, pp. 9-29.
Jain, Purnendra (2002) 'Perspectives on Crisis and Conflicts' (co-author) in Jain, P., O'Leary, G. and Patrikeeff, F. (eds) Crisis and Conflict in Asia: Local, National and Global Responses, New York: Nova Science, 2002, pp. 1-10.
Articles (refereed only)
Jain, Purnendra (2018) 'Japan's Development Assistance to India: A Strategic Edge', Japan Forum, published December 2018. DOI: 10.1080/09555803.2018.1530283
Jain, Purnendra (2016) (with G. McCarthy) 'Between Centrality and Anxiety, Journal of Comparative Asian Politics,online published May 2016, DOI: 10.1177/2057891116641290
Jain, Purnendra (2016) 'Japan's Foreign Aid: Old and New Contests', Pacific Review, 29:1, 93-113.
Jain, Purnendra (2015). 'Japan's Foreign Aid: Old and New Contests', Pacific Review, published online July.
Jain, Purnendra (2014). 'National Interest and Japan's Foreign Aid Policy', Kokusai Mondai, December. http://www2.jiia.or.jp/en/pdf/publication/2014-12_003-kokusaimondai.pdf
Also in Japanese, 日本の対外援助政策と国益, 国際問題) No. 637（2014年12月), pp. 15-25 http://www2.jiia.or.jp/kokusaimondai_archive/2010/2014-12_003.pdfJain, Purnendra (2010) (with Joel Rathus), 'Japan's Policy Fragmentation: The Japan-Australia FTA', in Morrell, E. and M. Barr (eds), Crises and Opportunities: Proceedings of the 18th Biennial Conference of the ASAA 2010, Adelaide, Canberra: Asian Studies Association of Australia, Inc and the University of Adelaide. ISBN 978-0-7258-1136-5.Jain, Purnendra (2010), 'Kan Naoto: Symbol of a New Politics in Japan', Japanese Studies, 30:2, September, pp. 284-294 .
Jain, Purnendra (2010) ' Japan-India Relations: Peaks and Troughs', The Round Table: The Commowealth Journal of International Affairs, 99:409, pp. 403-412.
Jain, Purnendra (2010) (with Peter Mayer) 'Beyond Cricket: Australia-India Evolving Relations', Australian Journal of Political Science, 45: 1, March, pp. 133 — 148
Jain, Purnendra (2009) 'Japan's expanding security networks: India and Australia', Indian Journal of Asian Affairs, June-December, pp.1-17.
Jain, Purnendra (2009) 'Japan and a New Asian Order' Journal of International Studies (Malaysia), Vol 5, 2009, pp. 1-18.
Jain, Purnendra (2008) 'Westward Ho! Japan Eyes India Strategically', Japanese Studies, 28:1, May, pp. 15-30.
Purnendra Jain (2007) 'New roadmap for Japan-India ties', Japan Focus, 4 September 2007, http://www.japanfocus.org/products/details/2514.
Jain, Purnendra (2007) 'Australia's Attitude Towards Asian Values and Regional Community Building', Politics and Policy, 35:1, pp. 26-41.
Jain, Purnendra (2006) 'Japan-Australia Security Ties and the United States: The Evolution of the Trilateral Dialogue Process and its Challenges', Australian Journal of International Affairs, 60:4, pp.521-535.
Jain, Purnendra (2006) 'A Balancing Act: Japan's Asia Challenge and India' Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, Vol. 2, pp. 74-89.
Jain, Purnendra (2006) 'An East Asian Community?Perspectives from Japan and Other Key Regional Players', Japanese Studies, 26:1.
Jain, Purnendra (2004) Japan's Sub-National Governments in China: Emerging Bilateral Relations', Global Change, Peace & Security, Vol.16, No.1, pp. 19-30.
Jain, Purnendra and John Bruni (2004) 'Japan, Australia and the US: Little NATO or Shadow Alliance?' International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, 4:2, 2004, pp. 265-85.
Jain, Purnendra (2004) 'Local Political Leadership in Japan: A Harbinger of Systemic Change in Japanese Politics', Policy and Society, 23:1, pp.58-87.
Jain, Purnendra (2004) 'Democratic Development in Japan', Indian Journal of Asian Affairs, 17:1, pp. 35-66.
Jain, Purnendra (2003) 'Japan's Interest in the Indian Ocean', Journal of Indian Ocean Studies, 11:1, pp 8-23.
Jain, Purnendra and Hitoshi Yoshida (2003) 'Japan's Subnational Governments and their International Cooperation Programs', Asian Profile, 31: 5, pp. 375-388.
Jain, Purnendra (2002) 'Nihon gaiko no atarashii akutaa to shite hiseifu soshiki' (NGOs as new actors in Japan's foreign relations), Toshi Seisaku Series No. 5/2002, Yokohama: Yokohama City University, pp. 55-65.
Jain, Purnendra (2002) 'The Catch-up State: E-Government in Japan', Japanese Studies, Vol. 22, Number 2, December 2002, pp. 237-55.
Occasional/Working Papers (Refereed)
Jain, Purnendra (2018) Indo Pacific; Japan, China, India and the Regional Power Shift, East Asia Institute, National University of Singapore, EAI Background Brief No. 1399
Jain, Purnendra (2017) Twin Peaks: Japan's Economic Aid to India in the 1950s and 2010s, Japan International Cooperation Agency-Research Institute (forthcoming)
Jain, Purnendra (2009) Japan's New National Security Networks, Background Brief No. 430, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore.
Jain, Purnendra (2008) From Condemnation to Strategic Partnership: Japan's Changing View of India-1998-2007, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore.
Jain, Purnendra (2007) 'The China Factor in Japan's Rising Interest in India', Background Brief No. 326, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, March 2007.
Jain, Purnendra (2004) Asia, Asian Values and Australia, Asia Pacific Papers, No. 3, Asia Pacific Research Center, Kobe Gakuin University, Japan.
(does not include dozens of op-ed pieces in such newspapers as Asia Times, The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, The Age, The Asian Age, The Pioneer, Daily Yomiuri, Asahi AERA, etc.)
Jain, Purnendra (2017). 'The Power of Power: Energy Complexities in Asia', Harsh Pant and Ritika Passi (eds) 2017 Raisina Papers: Debating the World in the Asian Century, New Delhi: Observer Research Foundation.
Jain, Purnendra (2016). 'Asia Pacific and Indo-Pacific: Perpsectives from Australia and Japan' in Centre for Asian and Area Studies, Rikkyo University, Working Papers no 16, 45-51.
Jain, Purnendra (2016). 'A New High' (India-Japan Relations) in Yamini Chowdhury and Anusua Diya Chowdhury (eds) Modi and the World: The Ringview Inside Out, New Delhi: Bloomsbury.
Jain, Purnendra (2015). 'India's Foreign Policy Under the Modi Government: One Year On', prepared for Peking University School of International Studies, Background paper.
Jain, Purnendra (2014) 'Australian Views of India and of India–Japan Relations' Contemporary India Forum Quarterly Review (Tokyo), No 21, 18-26.
Jain, Purnendra (2010) ‘Kenen sareru Nihon no jichitai no kokusai koryu no yukue' (Where to from here: Japan's local government and international exchange) Jichitai kkousaika Forum, volume 245, March, 6-7.
Jain, Purnendra (2008)' Australia's Asia Dilemma', Global Asia, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 86-93. www.globalasia.org
Jain, Purnendra (2008) 'Japanese Panel Calls for Power Shift to Regions' Federations, June-July. www.forumfed.org (http://www.forumfed.org/en/products/magazine/vol7_num3/V7N3_E.pdf)
Jain, Purnendra (2007) 'History and Memory: Enemies of Regional Cooperation in Northeast and South Asia', in Asian Values in the Globalizing World of the 21st Century, Asia Pacific Research Centre Kobe Gakuin University, Japan,, 191-205.
Jain, Purnendra (2006) 'Asian Values and Human Security: Some Definitional and Conceptual Concerns', in Asian Values in the Globalizing World of the 21st Century, Asia Pacific Research Centre Kobe Gakuin University, Japan, 2006, 338-346.
Jain, Purnendra and Glen Stafford (2005) 'Asia-Pacific and a New International Order: Responses and Optionsâ?, Australian Journal of International Affairs, September 2005.
Jain, Purnendra (2005) 'The 14th Biennial Japanese Studies Association of Australia Conference', Japan Foundation Newsletter, 30:1, Oct/Nov 2005, p. 7.
Jain, Purnendra (2004) 'Essay on Japanese Studies at the University of Adelaide', in Japan Foundation and Australia-Japan Research Centre, Directory of Japanese Studies in Australia and New Zealand, Canberra, ANU, 2004.
Jain, Purnendra and Hitoshi Yoshida (2003) 'Japan's New Channels of Aid and Cooperation: Local Government as an Actor', United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Division for Public Administration and Development Management, Global Forum Ad Hoc Expert Group Meeting On Tracking The Reforms In Aid Delivery, Management And Accountability, Mexico City, 6-7 November 2003.
Jain, Purnendra (2001) 'Japan: Modern History', Encyclopaedia of The Far East and Australasia 2001, London: Europa Publications, Taylor & Francis Group.
9th Intenational Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS) (co-convenor), 5-9 July 2015.
18th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia Biennial, 5-8 July 2010.
13th Biennial Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia, July 2005.
Convenor: ARC APFRN Japan/Korea Node (2005-2010)
Asian Studies Association of Australia (2011-2012)
Japanese Studies Association of Australia (2003-2005)
Australian Institute of International Affairs (2017- )
Asian Studies Association of Australia
Japanese Studies Association of Australia
Japanese Politics Group (USA)
Australian Institute of International Affairs
International Political Science Association
Association of Asian Studies (USA)
Editorial Board Advisor
Asia Studies Series (edited by Takashi Inoguchi, President, Niigata Prefectural University (Japan) and G. John Ikenberry (Princeton University), New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Editorial Board Member
International Relations of the Asia Pacific Japanese Studies
International Review of Public Administration; Japanese Studies; East Asian Policy; Journal of International Studies;
Asian Studies Review; Journal of the Indian Ocean Region.
Management Committee Member
Australian Research Council Asia Pacific Futures Research Network (2005-2010)
International Advisor to the Sage Handbook of Foreign Policy of Asian Nations, 2016-2019.
Opinion pieces and comments have appeared in:
- The Australian Financial Review
- AERA (Japan)
- The Australian
- The Age (Melbourne)
- The Advertiser (Adelaide)
- The Asahi Shimbun (Tokyo)
- East Asia Forum
- Daily Yomiuri (Tokyo)
- The Pioneer (New Delhi)
- The Asian Age (India)
- Diplomatist (India)
- The Diplomat (Tokyo)
- Asia Times Online (Hong Kong/Thailand)
- Asian Currents
- SAGE International Australia
- Anne Summers Reports
- Weekendavisen (Holland)
- World Politics Review and Bloomberg News
- Australian Foreign Affairs.
TV, Radio & Podcasts
- ABC Asia Pacific Focus
- ABC TV News 24
- Reuters/Economic Times of India
- Frequent commentaries on ABC 891 Adelaide introducing and analysing Asian leaders
- SBS Hindi Radio
- Radio Singapore International
- Radio China International
- SAGE Strategikon Podcasts
- Presenting talks to community groups, such as in July 2018 to the Queen Adelaide Club on current development on the Korean Peninsula.
- OZAsia Ambassador (2012-)
- ARC Discovery applications
- Qatar Research Foundation
- National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program, 2011.
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