East Asia Forum is a platform for analysis and research on politics, economics, business, law, security, international relations and society relevant to public policy, centred on the Asia Pacific region. It consists of an online publication and a quarterly magazine, East Asia Forum Quarterly, which aim to provide clear and original analysis from the leading minds in the region and beyond.
Based out of the Crawford School of Public Policy within the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University, the Forum is a joint initiative of two academic research networks: the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research (EABER) and the South Asian Bureau of Economic Research (SABER).
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Yee Kay Tan
EAF Fellows are honoured for their distinguished contribution to the discussion of Asian affairs.
- Professor Yiping Huang, of Peking University, the ANU and Barclays, Hong Kong
- Mr Sourabh Gupta, of the Institute for China-America Studies, Washington
- Professor Hugh White, of the Australian National University, Canberra
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EAF: ISSN 1839-0242
EAFQ: ISSN 1837-5081 (print); ISSN 1837-509X (online edition)