Prof. Emeritus Purnendra Jain

SAGE Head of Research & Academic Development, Member of the SAGE Advisory Board

Purnendra is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Adelaide. His research focuses on politics, foreign policy and security in the Indo-Pacific region, with a focus on Japan, China and India.

Purnendra is recipient and investigator of over 20 research grants and has some 100 scholarly publications and numerous opinion pieces and commissioned reports; his most recent co-edited book is Japan’s Foreign Policy in the Twenty-first Century: Continuity and Change (2020). He has also taught extensively covering public policy, international relations; Australia and the Asia-Pacific region; regionalism and regional institutions; the rise and fall of nation-states; and foreign policy of Japan, China and India.

Purnendra was awarded The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon by the Japanese Government in 2020. He is also former President of the Asian Studies Association of Australia and President of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia.

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