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Lopes, R. O. (2020). The “transience of things” in Vajrayana Buddhist visual culture. Convocarte - Journal of Art Studies, 8, 107-128. (PDF Version)

Lopes, R. O., & Aliudin, R. (2019). The Cultural and Creative Industries as a New Road to Economic Diversification in Brunei Darussalam. South East Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 19, 64–77. (PDF Version).

Lopes, R. O., Owais Ahmed Malik, Asiyah Az-Zahra Ahmad Kumpoh, Keasberry, C., Ong, W. H., Chin, W. L., & Liu, Y. (2019). Exploring digital architectural heritage in Brunei Darussalam: Towards heritage safeguarding, smart tourism, and interactive education. In 2019 IEEE Fifth International Conference on Multimedia Big Data (BigMM) (pp. 383–390). (PDF Version).

Ullah, A.K.M. Ahsan, Siti Mazidah Mohamad, Noor Hasharina Hassan, & Diotima Chattoraj (2019). Global skills deficiency: perspectives of skill mobility in Southeast Asian countries. Asian Education and Development Studies, (On-line Link). (PDF Version).

Ullah, AKM Ahsan. (2018). The intersections of migration and governance in Bangladesh, South Asia Journal, 26 October (Special Issue), 45–53. (PDF Version).

Ullah, AKM Ahsan & Chattoraj, D. (2018). Roots of discrimination against Rohingya minorities: Society, Ethnicity and International Relations. Intellectual Discourse, 26(2), 541–565. (PDF Version).

Ullah, AKM Ahsan, & Asiyah Az-Zahra Ahmad Kumpoh. (2018). Diaspora community in Brunei: Culture, ethnicity and integration. Diaspora Studies, 11(3): In press (Routledge Journal). (PDF Version).

Ullah AKM Ahsan, & Asiyah Az-Zahra Ahmad Kumpoh. (2018). Are borders the reflection of international relations? Southeast Asian borders in perspective. Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, 5(3): In press. (Sage Journal). (PDF Version).

Lopes, R. O. (2018). L’art dans les missions jésuites en Chine. Une edition illustrée du XVIIe siècle de la ‘Méthode de prière du Rosaire’. Histoire de l’art, 82, 141–154.

Kurz, J. (2018). Making History in Borneo: Ong Sum Ping and His Others during the Late Yuan and Early Ming Dynasties. International Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies 14.2 (July 2018). (On-line Link).

Ullah AKM Ahsan, & Alkaff Sharifah Nurul Huda. (2018). Biological remittance among migrant workers: Social ramifications in the Philippines and Indonesia, Journal of Asian and African Studies, 53(6), 896–916. (PDF Version).

Lewis, C., & Deterding, D. (2018). Word stress and pronunciation teaching in English as a Lingua Franca contexts. CATESOL Journal, 30(1), 161–176. (Online Link).

Ullah AKM Ahsan & Azizuddin M. (2018). South Asian student migration to Nordic countries: Changing initial motivations, Asian Profile, 46(1), 73–87. (PDF Version).

Najib Noorashid & McLellan, J. (2018). Teaching and Learning an Ethnic Minority Language at University Level: The Case of Dusun in Brunei. GEMA Online Journal of Language Studies, 18(1), 217–233.

Sam-Quarcoo Dotse, Mohammad Iskandar Petra, Lalit Dagar, Liyanage C. De Silva (2017). Application of computational intelligence techniques to forecast daily PM10 exceedances in Brunei Darussalam. Atmospheric Pollution Research. (On-line Link).

Lopes, R. O. (2017). Words for images and images for words: an iconological and scriptural study of the Christian prints in the Chengshi moyuan 程氏墨苑. Word and Image. A Journal of Verbal/Visual Enquiry, 33(1) 87–107. DOI: 10.1080/02666286.2016.1263137.

Anthony Banyouk Ndah, Lalit Dagar, & Kazimierz Becek (2017). Multi-temporal patterns of upwelling–downwelling dynamics in the South China Sea based on a 47-year time-series of the NOAA-ERD upwelling index. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 16, 225–239. (On-line Link).

Islam, S. N., Reinstädtler, S., & Ferdaush, J. (2017). Challenges of climate change impacts on urban water quality management and planning in coastal towns of Bangladesh. International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development (IESD), 16(3), 228–256.

Ullah A. K. M. Ahsan. (2017). Origin – Destination Bridge: How does Diaspora build it? Diaspora Studies, Vol 11 (1), 1-16. (PDF Version).

Ullah A. K. M. Ahsan. (2017). Do remittances supplement South Asian development? Remittance Review, 2(1): 5-16. (PDF Version).

Ullah A. K. M. Ahsan. (2017). Male migration and ‘left-behind’ women: Bane or boon? The Environment and Urbanistion ASIA, 8(1):1-15. (PDF Version).

Deterding, D., & Ishamina, A. (2017). Brunei Malay. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 47(1), 99–108. (PDF Version). (On-line Version).

Lopes, R. O. and Blair, S. (2016). Editor’s introduction. Religion and the arts of global Asia. Religion and the Arts,20(1-2), 1–3. DOI: 10.1163/15685292-02001001.

Lopes, R. O. (2016). A new light on the shadows of heavenly bodies. Indian shadow puppets: From still paintings to motion pictures. Religion and the Arts, 20(1-2), 160–196. DOI: 10.1163/15685292-02001008.

Kurz, J. (2016). A Note on the Tombstone of Master Pu in Brunei and the Xishan zazhi. Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land-, en Volkenkunde 172.4 (2016), 510–517.

Kurz, J. (2016). On the Unification Plans of the Southern Tang Dynasty. Journal of Asian History 50.1 (2016): 23–45.

Islam, S. N., Reinstädtler, S., & Gnauck, A. (2016). Coastal environmental degradation and water resources management in the Ganges Deltaic Region. International Journal of Economics and Ecological Statistics, 27(4), 59–81.

Islam, S. N. (2016). Deltaic floodplains development and wetland ecosystems management in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Rivers Delta in Bangladesh. Journal of Sustainable Water Resources Management, 2(3), 237–256. (DOI 10.1007/s40899-016=0047-6).

Jones, G. M. (2016). Policy and practice in the use of Engoish in Brunei primary school classes. World Englishes, 35(4), 509–518.

Nur Raihan, M., & Deterding, D. (2016). The pronunciation of Brunei English. World Englishes, 35(4), 519–528.

Ho, D. G. E., & Deterding, D. (2016). The grammar of Brunei English. World Englishes, 35(4), 542–553.

Nurdiyana Daud & McLellan, J. (2016). Gender and code choice in Bruneian Facebook status updates. World Englishes, 35(4), 571–586.

Kathrina Mohd Daud (2016). The ghosts of Islam and the unseen world in Bruneian horror stories. World Englishes, 35(4), 602–611.

McLellan, J., & Chin, G. S. V. (2016). A research bibliography for Brunei English. World Englishes, 35(4), 612–617.

Stojanov R., Kelman Ilan, Ullah AKM Ahsan, Barbora Duží, Klára Kavanová. (2016). Local Expert Perceptions of Migration as Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh. Sustainability, 8(1223):1-15. doi:10.3390/su8121223. (PDF Version).

Deterding, D., & Nur Raihan, M. (2016). The role of vowel quality in ELF misunderstandings. Journal of English as a Lingua Franca, 5(2), 291–307. doi: 10.1515/jelf-2016-0021.

Ullah AKM Ahsan. (2016). Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar: Seeking Justice for the ‘Stateless’. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 32(3), 285–301.

Knudsen, M. (2016). Poverty and beyond: Small-scale fishing in overexploited marine environments. Human Ecology, 2016, 1–12. (On-line Version).

Kurz, J. (2015). Two Early Ming Texts on Borneo". Ming Studies 70 (March 2015): 60–72. (On-link Link).

Islam, S. N. (2015). Char-lands development policies for settlement and livelihoods sustainability in the Ganges-Padma River Basin in Bangladesh: A case analysis. International Journal of Policy Studies (IJPS), 6(1), 1–24.

Anthony Banyouko Ndah, Gabriel Y. V. Yong and Lalit Dagar Kumar (2015). Anomalous Appearance of Fish in Tambisan and Clams in Lumut during December 2013-January 2014: An Atmosphere-Ocean Interaction-Based Analysis. International Journal of Earth and Atmospheric Science, 2(4), 116–125. (PDF Version).

Ishamina Athirah & Deterding, D. (2015). The role of noun phrases in misunderstandings in Brunei English in ELF settings. Journal of English as a Lingua Franca, 4(2), 283–308. DOI: 10.1515/jelf-2015-0021. (PDF version).

Kurz, J. (2014). Boni in Chinese Sources from the Tenth to the Eighteenth Century. International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, 10.1 (January 2014): 2–32. (PDF Version).

Kurz, J. (2014). On the Southern Tang Imperial Genealogy. Journal of the American Oriental Society 133:4 (2014), 601–621. (Journal Link).

Noor Azam Haji-Othman, & McLellan, J. (2014). English in Brunei: Challenges and future directions. World Englishes, 33 (4), 486-497.

Geiger-Ho, M. (2014). Guardians of a shifting industry: Worshiping the kiln god, Lo Ming in Yingge. Ceramics Technical, 39, 24-27.

Kurz, J. (2014). The Rebellion of Zhang Yuxian (942-943), Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 77 (3), 523–545. (PDF Version).

Hussainmiya, B. A. (2014). Malcolm MacDonald and Brunei: Diplomacy with intimacy, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 45(3) pp. 393-418. (PDF Version).

Geiger-Ho, M., & Ho, K. (2014). University art students undertake entrepreneurship action in Brunei Darussalam. Teaching Artist Journal, 12(3), 155–167.

Hjh. Asiyah Az-Zahra bte Hj. Ahmad Kumpoh (2014). Some insights into the impacts of the Islamic education on the non-Muslims in Brunei Darussalam. TAWARIKH: International Journal for Historical Studies, 5(2), 161–176.

Deterding, D. (2014). Consonant cluster simplification and intelligibility. Speak Out! The Newsletter of the IATEFL Pronunciation Special Interest Group, 50, 23–27. (PDF version).

Kurz, J. (2014). Boni in Chinese Sources from the Tenth to the Eighteenth Century. International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, 10(1), 2–32. (PDF Version).

Kurz, J. (2013). Pre-modern Chinese Sources in the National History of Brunei: The Case of Poli. Bijdragen tot de Taal‑, Land‑  en Volkenkunde, 169(2/3), 213–243. (Online Link).

Chin, G. V. S., Ho, D., & Sharifah Nurulhuda Alkaff. (2012) The Teaching of English Literature in the Bruneian ESL Secondary Classroom: A Preliminary Investigation. The International Journal of Learning 18(9), 117–134.

Deterding, D. (2012). Intelligibility in spoken ELF. Journal of English as a Lingua Franca, 1(1), 185–190.

Ho, D. G. E., Henry, A., & Alkaff, S. (2012). You don’t seem to know how to work: Malay & English spoken complaints in Brunei. Pragmatics 22(3), 391–417. (PDF Version).

Smith, B. J. (2012). Re-orienting female spiritual power in Islam: Narrating conflict between warriors, witches and militias in Lombok. Indonesia and the Malay World, 118.

Zhang, Yanxia and Jean Yeung (2012). Shifting boundaries of care in Asia. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 32(11/12), 612–622.

Zhang, Yanxia and Mavis Maclean (2012). Rolling back of the state in child care?: Evidence from urban China. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 32(11/12), 664–681.