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A field-leading series comprised of studies on Asian and Antipodean history, finance and humanities, the Anthem Asia-Pacific Series offers original insights on a number of important topics relating to the Asia-Pacific region. Subject to rigorous editorial and production standards, books in this series are directed towards academic libraries, researchers, students and other sophisticated readers.

Related Series

Anthem Studies in Australian Politics, Economics and Society

Anthem Studies in Australian History

Anthem Studies in Australian Literature and Culture

Anthem-ISEAS India-China Studies

Anthem Southeast Asian Studies

China in the 21st Century

The Anthem-Asian Development Bank Series

The Anthem-ASP Australasia Publishing Programme


We welcome submissions of proposals for challenging and original works that meet the criteria of this series. We make prompt editorial decisions. Our titles are published simultaneously in print and eBook editions and are subject to peer review by recognized authorities in the field. Should you wish to send in a proposal for a collection of essays, a single or multi-authored monograph, or a course reader, please contact us at: proposal@anthempress.com.

  1. Early Merchant Families of Sydney
    Speculation and Risk Management on the Fringes of Empire
    Janette Holcomb

    ‘Early Merchant Families of Sydney’ traces the development of private enterprise in Australia through a study of the antecedents, connections and commercial activities of early Sydney merchants.

    PRICE:  £70.00  /  $115.00
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    Hardback | August 2014 | ISBN 9781783081257

  2.  ‘For those who’ve come across the seas...’
    Australian Multicultural Theory, Policy and Practice
    Edited by Andrew Jakubowicz and Christina Ho

    PRICE:  £70.00  /  $115.00
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    Hardback | February 2014 | ISBN 9781783081233

  3. Parliamentary Government in Australia
    Alan J. Ward

    The volume combines constitutional history and political science to compare all nine of Australia’s political systems, federal, state and territory, from colonial times to the present.

    PRICE:  £60.00  /  $99.00
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    Hardback | February 2014 | ISBN 9781783081219

  4. Nazi Dreamtime
    Australian Enthusiasts for Hitler’s Germany
    David Bird

    ‘Nazi Dreamtime’ is the ground-breaking story of extreme-right, ultra-nationalist thought and practice in Australia in the period immediately before and during the Second World War. It focuses on those native-born Australians who were attracted to the ideology of Nazism in Germany from 1933. 

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    Hardback | February 2014 | ISBN 9781783081240

  5.  Constitutional Conventions in Australia
    An Introduction to the Unwritten Rules of Australia’s Constitutions
    Ian Killey

    Australia’s constitutions omit or barely mention many of the essential and well-known elements of the country’s system of government. This work fills that void by explaining the nature of conventions, how they arise, how they are altered, as well as their operation and development. 

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    Hardback | February 2014 | ISBN 9781783081226

  6. Japan's Open Future
    An Agenda for Global Citizenship
    John Haffner, Tomas Casas i Klett, Jean-Pierre Lehmann

    Where does Japan fit in a rapidly changing world, and how should it relate to the United States and China? Three foreign commentators make a provocative and persuasive argument that the time has come for Japan to help build a stronger Asian community, and to become an engaged and conscientious global citizen.

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    Hardback | March 2009 | ISBN 9781843313113