China’s Blue Book of Oceania – Graeme Smith and Genghua Zhang «The Chinese government’s interest in Oceania bumped up another notch with the recent publication of the book’s second edition (Blue Book). Blue Books are made available to all government departments,stocked in Xinhua Bookstores across China, and are seen as the standard reference on any given topic.» Smith, Graeme et Genghua Zhang. 2015. « China’s Blue Book of Oceania » Australian National University 70
Our near abroad: Australia and Pacific islands regionalism – Richard Herr and Anthony Bergin “Australia isn’t a member of the Pacific islands region by virtue of its geographic boundaries, but the decision-making scope of the Pacific Islands Forum makes us the largest and most influential member of the regional family. This dichotomy has produced a ‘bifocal’ view of Pacific islands regionalism that was occasionally controversial but generally regarded as an important source of strength.” Richard Herr and Anthony Bergin. 2011. “Our near abroad Australia and Pacific islands regionalism”. Australian Strategic Policy Institute: 1-84
White Paper on Human and Social Sciences Research on the Pacific The White Paper comes from a symposium organized in 2010 at the CNRS in Paris: “The objectives that motivated us to organize this symposium, and which motivate us to perpetuate this meeting in the form of a “canvas” of exchange and collaboration, derive from several observations: the lack of scientific enhancement of the disciplinary complementarities, and the insufficient recognition on the part of decision-makers of the considerable contributions that have been made and provided by research in the South Pacific in the Human and Social Sciences yesterday and today. […]
Oceanic Encounters: A Prelude – Margaret Jolly and Serge Tcherkézoff “This volume explores encounters, those encounters between indigenous peoples of the Pacific and foreigners during that longue durée of exploration, colonisation and settlement, from the sixteenth century to the twentieth century. By highlighting the idea of encounter we hope to stress the mutuality inherent in such meetings of bodies, and of minds.” Jolly, Margaret and Serge Tcherkézoff. 2009. « Oceanic Encounters: A Prelude ». In Margaret Jolly, Serge Tcherkézoff and Darrell Tryon, dir., Oceanic Encounters: Exchange, Desire, Violence. ANU Press: 1-36.
Imagining Oceania: Indigenous and Foreign Representations of a Sea of Islands – Margaret Jolly “In imagining any region of the world today we often start with cartography— with a map. Yet the maps we draw are never reflections of the world as it is, but always partial representations of it—representations powerfully shaped by who we are, where and when we are, and what motivates our interests in that place.” Jolly, Margaret. 2007. “Imagining Oceania: Indigenous and Foreign Representations of a Sea of Islands”. The Contemporary Pacific 19 (no2): 508-545.