Dr Sally Percival Wood



Casual Academic


Faculty of Arts and Education


SHSS Arts & Ed


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Dr Sally Percival Wood is an Australia-Asia historian and Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Her postdoctoral project is the study of the 40th Anniversary of Australia-ASEAN Dialogue Partnership. This represents an extension of her doctoral research on the Bandung Conference as it traces the post-war foreign policies of decolonising Asia and Australia and how these transitions continue to shape Australia's relations with Asia. Sally also worked with Asialink at The University of Melbourne (2010-12) where she managed the Track Two Diplomacy program, and in 2014 gave public lectures in Vietnam, Cambodia and Brunei and Darussalam on the Australia-ASEAN Dialogue Partnership for the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade.

Also continuing her doctoral research, Sally is currently writing a history of Afro-Asian solidarity movements from 1900 to 1955. This project looks at the various Pan-African and Pan-Asian, and Afro-Asian, conferences in the first half of the twentieth century, the radial media generated by these movements, and how they interacted with anti-imperialism activists in Britain, Europe and the United States.

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Research interests

The Bandung Conference 1955

Australia's post-war relations with Asia

Asian regionalism

Pan-Asian and Afro-Asian solidarity movements

Anti-imperialism movements

Media (English-language) representations of Asia and Asians

Radical print media

Knowledge areas

  • The Asian-African Conference at Bandung, Indonesia, 1955
  • Colonial and post-colonialAfro-Asian and Pan-Asian solidarity movements
  • Australia's relations with Asia inthe 1950s
  • Media and lierary representations of Asia
  • Australia-ASEAN relations and the Dialogue Partnership


The Neil Archbold Memorial Travel Award and Medal (2009)
Travelling Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Deakin University (2001)


  • Australia's Engagement with Asia: The importance of culture
  • Forty years of Australia-ASEAN Dialogue Partnership


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‘“The missing link”: exploring the cultural dimensions of Australia-India relations’

Dr Sally Percival Wood

(2013), pp. 166-185, Enriched relations: public diplomacy in Australian-Indian relations, New Delhi, India, B1


Teaching history in the “Asian Century”’

Dr Sally Percival Wood

(2012), pp. 322-344, Australia¿s Asia: from yellow peril to Asian century, Crawley, W. A., B1-1


‘Retrieving the Bandung Conference … moment by moment’

Dr Sally Percival Wood

(2012), Vol. 43, pp. 523-530, Journal of Southeast Asian studies, Singapore, C1-1


‘“Rediscovery”, ‘“Reinvigoration” and “Redefinition” in perpetuity: Australian engagement with India 1983-2011

Dr Sally Percival Wood, Dr Michael Leach

(2011), Vol. 57, pp. 526-542, Australian journal of politics and history, Brisbane, Queensland, C1-1


Information imperialism or 'Sir Rupert in the sky with die minds'

A/Prof Purushottama Bilimoria, Dr Sally Percival Wood

(2010), pp. 153-162, Intermedialities : philosophy, arts, politics, Lanham, Md., B1


‘CHOU GAGS CRITICS IN BANDOENG or how the media framed Premier Zhou Enlai at the Bandung Conference, 1955

Dr Sally Percival Wood

(2009), Vol. 44, pp. 1-27, Modern Asian studies, London, England, C1


Cultural diversity in the Australian classroom and the experience of Arab-Muslim students

Dr Sally Percival Wood

(2009), pp. 229-242, Cultural diversity, governance and policy : India-Australia, Delhi, India, B1


Illuminating the void : cultural diplomacy in Australian-Indian engagement 1983-2006

Dr Sally Percival Wood

(2009), Vol. 89, pp. 705-718, Man in India : international journal of anthropology, Calcutta, India, C1-1


Identity, education and belonging : Arab and Muslim youth in contemporary Australia

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Sally Percival Wood

(2008), Melbourne, Australia, A1


Lost souls, troubled minds : the medicalization of madness in mysore state during the British Raj

A/Prof Purushottama Bilimoria, Sanjeer Jain, John. H Mills, Dr Pratima Murthy, Dr Sally Percival Wood

(2007), pp. 135-156, Traditions of science : cross-cultural perspectives : essays in honour of B.V. Subbarayappa, New Delhi, India, B1


The policy of values and the value of policy : managing cultural diversity in Australian schools

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Sally Percival Wood

(2007), Vol. 25, pp. 51-72, Education and society, Melbourne, Vic., C1


Exploring the Australia-Middle East connection

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Sally Percival Wood

(2006), pp. -, Australia and the Middle East: a front-line relationship, London, B1



Other Public Sector Funding

40 Years of Australian-ASEAN Partnership: Not just dialogue

Dr Sally Percival Wood

  • 2013: $8,245

40 Years of Australian-ASEAN Partnership: Not just dialogue

Dr Sally Percival Wood

  • 2013: $5,000

40 Years of Australia-ASEAN Partnership: Not Just Dialogue

Dr Sally Percival Wood

  • 2014: $5,000


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