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More about Denis Wright

No-one needs to know all this stuff in any great detail, really. It's dragged from my final CV when I retired from teaching and research at the University of New England in 2007. 


Unless you want all these details listed below, the main point is that I've published books, articles and papers in Asian history, religions and culture, modern Asian politics and societies, gender studies, women and work, trafficking women and children across Asia, and child labour. The country I have lived in [excluding Australia] and studied most closely is Bangladesh.


My  Ph D was written on the emergence of Bangladesh. My MA was on India-Pakistan Relations, and Honours theses were on the Kashmir Dispute and the origins of Pakistan.

Denis Wright BA Hons (UQ), Dip Teaching (KGCT), MA, Ph D (UQ).

Publications

Monographs

Bangladesh:  Origins and Indian Ocean Relations, (New Delhi, Sterling, 1988)  pp.310.

India-Pakistan Relations 1962-1969 (New Delhi, Sterling, 1989), pp.152.

Co-authored books

M. Falkus, A. Kaur, H. Brasted, S. Blackburn and D. Wright, Child Labour in Asia Canberra, Aust Govt Printing Service, 1997, pp.210.

Jennifer Crew and Denis Wright, Revolutions in the Modern World Armidale, UNE Press, 1981,  pp.323.

C. Munns and D. Wright, History Today (vols. 1-5) Brisbane, Brooks, 1975.

Roger Joyce and Denis Wright, Pathways from the Past, Sydney, McGraw Hill, 1975.

Book Chapters

"The BJP and Bangladesh” in John McGuire & Ian Copland (eds.) Hindu Nationalism and Governance  (New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2007, pp 449-464.
“Sub-Contracting, Small-Batch Production and Home-Based Women Workers,” Amarjit Kaur and Ian Metcalfe (eds.), Women and Work in Industrialising Asia: Costed, not Valued, London, Palgrave, 2004, pp. 129-148.  
"Child Labour in Bangladesh" in M. Falkus, A. Kaur, H. Brasted, S. Blackburn and D. Wright, Child Labour in Asia (Canberra, Aust Govt Printing Service, 1997) pp. 43-60.
"Child Labour in Nepal" in M. Falkus, A. Kaur, H. Brasted, S. Blackburn and D. Wright, Child Labour in Asia (Canberra, Aust Govt Printing Service, 1997) pp. 61-90.
"The Rise of Zia: from Soldier to Politician" in Habib Zafarullah (ed.) The Zia Episode in Bangladesh Politics (New Delhi, South Asian Publishers, 1996) pp 1-17.
"Australia and Bangladesh" in Marika Vicziany and Kenneth MacPherson Australia and  South Asia: A Blueprint for 2001? (Melbourne, NCSAS, 1994), pp. 115-124.

Journal Articles

Denis Wright, “Child Labour in Bangladesh: Recent Trends and  Labour Standards,” South Asia Special Issue: Globalisation and Development in Bangladesh: Labour and Environmental Issues, vol. XXV1, no. 3, 2003. pp. 409-422.
Denis Wright, "Industrialisation and the Changing Role of Women in Bangladesh," Asian Studies Review, Special Issue: Gendering of Industrial Work in Asia, vol. 24, no. 3, June 2000, pp. 231-243.
Howard Brasted and Denis Wright "Why Worry About Child Labour?" Asian Studies Review, vol. 19, no. 3, April 1996, pp. 53-57
Denis Wright, "Some Reflections on Tiruvalluvar's Kural," South Asia Special Issue (Asia and Europe: Commerce, Colonialism and Cultures), vol. XIX, 1996, pp. 161-167.
Denis Wright, "Islam and Bangladeshi Polity," South Asia,  vol. 10, no. 2, 1987, pp. 15-28.
Denis Wright, “Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan and the Indian National Congress”  Australian Journal of Politics and History, Special Number in memory of D. P. Singhal, vol. 35, no. 3, 1989, pp. 364-373.
Denis Wright, "Diplomatic Relations between the States of the Indian  Subcontinent,"   World Review,  vol. 22, no. 4, 1983,  pp. 70-80."
Denis Wright, "Destructive Features of Bangladeshi Political Life”, Probaho, vol. 1, No. 3, Feb. - Apr 1991, pp. 22-25.  (In Bengali, translated by Abu S. Mahmudul Islam. )
"Child Labour in the Dismantling Yards of India" Simply Living, August/September/(October Spring 1995) pp. 88-90.
"Bangladeshi Foreign Policy for the 1990s: the New Order"  The Bangladesh Monthly, (Ottawa, Can.) vol. 3, No 11, November 1992, pp. 8-12
"Destructive Features of Bangladeshi Political Life”, Probaho, vol. 1, No. 3, Feb. - Apr 1991, pp. 22-25.  (In Bengali, translated by Abu S. Mahmudul Islam. )
"Bangladesh in the Year 2000: Prospects for Survival”, Bangladesh Bulletin,  vol. 16, December 1989. pp. 13-21.
"Bangladeshi Identity and Nationalism,” Bangladesh Bulletin, vol. 14,  1987, pp. 2-10.
"Bangladeshi Foreign Policy in the 1990s,"  Bangladesh Bulletin,  vol. 14, 1987, pp. 21-29.
"Living by the Tao,"  Hemisphere, vol. 28, no. 4, Jan-Feb 1984, pp. 201-206.
“Learning from the Sufis” Hemisphere, vol. 26 no.4, Jan-Feb 1982, pp. 194-199.

Edited Volume

Marika Vicziany and Denis Wright (eds), Bangladesh, Democracy and Development (Clayton, Vic: National Centre for South Asian Studies and Monash Asia Institute, 2001)

Conference Papers

"The Trafficking of Women and Children in South Asia." Paper presented to the International Conference, Migrant Labour in Southeast Asia: Needed, Not Wanted, 1-3 December 2003. Faculty of Economics, Business and Law, The University of New England, Armidale.
 “Child Labour and Labour Standards in Bangladesh.” Paper presented to the International Conference, Globalisation, Trade Liberalisation and Economic Growth in Asia: Should Labour and Environmental Standards be Part of the Equation? The Case of Bangladesh, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia Workshop 3-4 October 2002.
"Bangladesh and the BJP," Paper presented to the International Conference, Governance in India: the Role of the BJP, Perth, 7-9 February 2002.
 “Women in the Industrial Sector in Bangladesh.” Paper presented to the Dhaka University Sociology Research Seminar Series, Bangladesh, 20 January, 2001.
“Women in the Informal Sector in Asia.” Paper presented to the Institute for Development Studies, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Dhaka, Bangladesh, 27 January 2001.
"The Garment Manufacturing Sector and the Role of Women Workers." Paper presented to the Centre for Women and Children Studies, Dhaka, Bangladesh) 25 January 2001.
"Creating a South Asian Meta-Database for SouthAsiaNet," Perth 7 February 2002.
"Industrialisation and the Changing Role of Women in Bangladesh", Armidale, Women in Asia International Workshop, 12 October, 2000.
"Changing Notions of Bangladeshi Identity" Asian Studies of Australia Conference, Sydney 29 September - 1 October 1999.