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Kent Anderson


  • The University of Western Australia (M476), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley


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Professor Kent Anderson is an international lawyer who specialises in comparing Asian legal systems. He joined the University as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Community & Engagement) in 2014. He has an eclectic background, having completed tertiary studies in US, Japan, and the UK in Law, Politics, Economics and Asian Studies. He also worked as a marketing manager with a US regional airline in Alaska and as a commercial lawyer in Hawaii. Before joining UWA, Kent was Pro Vice Chancellor (International) at University of Adelaide and before that Dean of the then Faculty of Asian Studies at the Australian National University. He started his academic career as associate professor at Hokkaido University Law School in Japan. Kent is on the National Library of Australia Council, Ministerial Council for International Education, New Colombo Plan Advisory Board, Board of Canberra Grammar School, and a variety of academic and community boards including President of The Asian Studies Association of Australia.


Kent’s research and teaching focuses on comparative law and society, with particular emphasis on Asia and Japan. He has written and taught on private international law, insolvency, juries, law and film, and Australia-Japan relations.

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private law Social Sciences
international law Social Sciences
Japan Social Sciences
insolvency Social Sciences
Law Social Sciences
financial crisis Social Sciences
methodology Social Sciences
Teaching Social Sciences

Research Output 2010 2017

  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Conference paper
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)


Anderson, K. 2017 Kazoku To Kokuseki. Okuda, Y. (ed.). Tokyo: Akashi, p. 216-220

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Don't look back, Asian Studies has a positive future

Anderson, K. 2017 Disruptive Asia: Asia's Rise and Australia's Future. Earl, G. (ed.). Asia Society, p. 51-55

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Languages, the Asian Century White Paper and three provocations for the committed from a pragmatic humanist three myths obstructing our success

Anderson, K. 2014 Second National LCNAU Colloquium. Australia, Vol. N/A, p. 19-38

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

2008 Survey of Developments in Australian Private International Law

Lu, A., Anderson, K. & Pham, K. 2010 Australian Year Book of International Law. Rothwell, D. & Rubenstein, K. (eds.). Canberra: Centre for International and Public Law, Australian National University, Vol. 29, p. 385-416 32 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

private law
international law
financial crisis