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Adrian Vickers

Adrian Vickers is Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Sydney, where he is Director of the Australian Centre for Asian Art and Archaeology. He has previously worked at the University of Wollongong and the University of New South Wales, and held visiting positions at the University of Indonesia, Udayana University Bali, and Leiden University.

He is author of Bali: A Paradise Created (1989) and A History of Modern Indonesia (2005). His latest book Peradaban Pesisir [Coastal Civilisation] continues to explore themes of Panji texts from his earlier book Journeys of Desire [2005].

Professor Vickers has supervised approximately twenty PhD theses to completion, and holds a series of Australian Research Council grants looking at Indonesian-Australian connections, labour and industry in Southeast Asia, and Balinese art, all areas in which he has published book chapters, journal articles, encyclopaedia entries and articles for general audiences. He is currently writing a history of Balinese painting, and leading a research team preparing an on-line database devoted to the same subject.

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