Emeritus Professor Martin Stuart-Fox

Emeritus Professor

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Overview

Martin Stuart-Fox is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Queensland. After completing a BSc in evolutionary biology, he worked in PNG, Hong Kong and Laos before joining United Press International as a foreign correspondent covering the Second Indochina War. On returning to Australia he tutored and lectured in Asian history at UQ while undertaking an MA (on the rationale for an evolutionary theory of history) and PhD (developing an evolutionary theory of history). As Head of History at UQ, Professor Stuart-Fox taught courses on History, Time and Meaning, and Theory of History at the Honours level. He is currently pursuing research on evolutionary theory of history.

Research Interests

  • Emeritus Professor Martin Stuart-Fox
    Theory and philosophy of history; history of Laos; early Buddhism; history of Ideas

Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (2012). Laos. In Jake Dizard, Christopher Walker and Vanessa Tucker (Ed.), Countries at the crossroads 2011: An analysis of democratic governance (pp. 325-345) Lanham, MD, U.S.A.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (2010). Historical and cultural constraints on development in the Mekong region. In Suiwah Leung, Benedict Bingham and Matt Davies (Ed.), Globalization and development in the Mekong economies (pp. 169-189) Cheltenham, U.K. ; Northampton, MA, U.S.A.: Edward Elgar.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (2010). Laos. In Rodolfo C. Severino, Elpeth Thomson and Mark Hong (Ed.), Southeast Asia in a new era (pp. 95-110) Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (2010). The reign of King Suriyavongsa. In Juliette Van Krieken-Pieters (Ed.), Van Wuysthoff and the Lan Xang Kingdom: A dutch merchant’s visit to Laos in 1641 (pp. 173-186) Leiden, Netherlands: Ginkgo Publishers.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (2009). Communism and the Cold War. In Geoffrey Wade (Ed.), China and Southeast Asia: The People's Republic of China and Southeast Asia (pp. 150-192) London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (2009). LAOS The Chinese Connection. In Singh, Daljit (Ed.), Southeast Asian affairs 2009 (pp. 141-169) Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (2009). Laos. In Michael J Montesano and Lee Poh Onn (Ed.), Regional Outlook - Southeast Asia 2010 - 2011 (pp. 33-37) Singapore: ISEAS Publishing.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (2009). Laos, The Asean. In Ian J Storey and Lee Poh Onn (Ed.), Regional Outlook, Southeast Asia 2009 - 2010 (pp. 27-31) Singapore: ISEAS Publishing.

  • Stuart-Fox, M. (2008). Laos. In Sanha Kelly, Christopher Walker and Jake Dizard (Ed.), Countries at the Crossroads 2007: A Survey of Democratic Governance (pp. 369-392) Lanham, MD, United States: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (2008). Mayoury and Pheuiphanh Ngaosrivathana and the construction of national identity in Laos. In Gloria Davies, J.V. D'Cruz and Nathan Hollier (Ed.), Profiles in courage: Political actors & ideas in contemporary Asia (pp. 156-168) Melbourne VIC, Australia: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (2008). Mongol expansionism. In Geoffrey Wade (Ed.), China and Southeast Asia (pp. 365-378) London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (2008). The changing world order. In Geoffrey Wade (Ed.), China and Southeast Asia (pp. 1-15) London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (2007). History. In Laos 6th ed. (pp. 27-45) Footscray, VIC, Australia: Lonely Planet.

  • Stuart-Fox, M. (2007). Laos. In Asad-ul Iqbal Latif and Lee Poh Onn (Ed.), Regional outlook: Southeast Asia 2007-2008 (pp. 29-33) Singapore, Republic of Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS).

  • Stuart-Fox, M. (2007). Laos: Politics in a single-party state. In Daljit Singh and Lorraine Carlos Salazar (Ed.), Southeast Asian affairs 2007 (pp. 161-180) Singapore, Republic of Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies: ISEAS.

  • Stuart-Fox, M. (2007). Serendipity, or discovering Lao History. In N. Tarling (Ed.), Historians and Their Discipline: The Call of Southeast Asian History (pp. 115-130) Malaysia: Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society.

  • Stuart-Fox, M (2006). Lao Communist Revolution. In J V Defronzo (Ed.), Revolutionary Movements in World History from 1750 to the Present 2: H-P ed. (pp. 529-538) Santa Barbara, California: ABC CLIO.

  • Stuart-Fox, M (2006). Population diversity and rice in Laos. In J.M Schiller, M.B Chanphengxay, B Linquist and S Appo Rao (Ed.), Rice in Laos 1 ed. (pp. 1-8) Philippines: International Rice Research Institute.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (2003). Historiography, power and identity: History and political legitimization in Laos. In Christopher Goscha and Soren Ivarson (Ed.), Contesting visions of the Lao past: Lao historiography at the crossroads (pp. 73-95) Copenhagen, Denmark: NIAS Press.

  • Stuart-Fox, M. (2003). Historiography, power and identity: History and political legitimization in Laos. In C. E. Goscha and S. Ivarsson (Ed.), Contesting visions of the Lao past: Lao historiography at the crossroads (pp. 71-95) Copenhagen, Demark: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Press.

  • Stuart-Fox, M. (2002). Evolutionary Theory of History. In Philip Pomper and David Gary Shaw (Ed.), The Return of Science: Evolution, History, and Theory (pp. 123-144) Maryland, USA: Rowman & Littlefield.

  • Stuart-Fox, M. (2002). On the writing of Lao history: Continuities and discontinuities. In Mayoury Ngaosrivathana and Kennon Brazeale (Ed.), Breaking New Ground in Lao History: Essays on the Seventh to Twentieth Centuries 1st ed. (pp. 1-24) Thailand: Silkworm Books.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (2000). The nature and causes of revolution in Asia. In Mackerras, C (Ed.), Eastern Asia: An introductory history (pp. 94-107) Melbourne: Longman Cheshire.

  • Stuart-Fox, M. (1999). Laos. History. In L. Daniel (Ed.), Regional Surveys of the World. The Far East and Australasia 2000 31st ed. (pp. 636-642) London: Europa Publications.

  • Stuart-Fox, M. (1999). Laos: From Buddhist kingdom to Marxist state. In Ian Harris (Ed.), Buddhism and politics in twentieth-century Asia (pp. 153-172) London: Printer.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (1998). Lao Studies in Australasia. In New Laos, New Challenges (pp. 183-210) Arizona: Arizona State University Press.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (1996). Laos. In Deborah J. McNamara and Bernie Bishop (Ed.), The Asia-Australia survey 1997-97 (pp. 310-328) South Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Macmillan.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (1995). Laos. In Russell Trood and Deborah McNamara (Ed.), The Asia-Australia survey 1995-96 (pp. 280-299) South Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Macmillan Education Australia.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (1995). Laos: Towards subregional integration. In Singh, D (Ed.), Southeast Asian Affairs 1995 (pp. 177-195) Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (1994). Human rights in Laos. In Kingsbury, D and Barton, G (Ed.), Difference and tolerance: Human rights issues in Southeast Asia (pp. 120-135) Geelong: Deakin University Press.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (1994). Laos. In Russell Trood and Deborah McNamara (Ed.), The Asia-Australia Survey 1994 (pp. 182-194) Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Macmillan Education Australia.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (1994). Les etudes sur le Laos en Australie. In Lafont, P-B (Ed.), Les recherches en sciences humaines su le Laos (pp. 105-122) Paris: Centre d'Histoire et Civilisations de la Peninsule Indochinoise.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (1992). Indochina to 1954. In Mackerras, C (Ed.), Eastern Asia: An introductory history (pp. 198-215) Melbourne: Longman Cheshire.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (1992). Laos 1991: On the defensive. In Singh, D (Ed.), Southeast Asian Affairs 1992 (pp. 163-180) Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (1992). Political patterns in Souteast Asia. In Mackerras, C (Ed.), Eastern Asia: An introductory history (pp. 94-107) Melbourne: Longman Cheshire.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (1992). The agony of Cambodia. In Mackerras, C (Ed.), Eastern Asia: An introductory history 2 ed. (pp. 556-570) Melbourne: Longman Cheshire.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (1991). Foreign policy of the Lao People's Democratic Republic. In Zasloff, JJ and Unger, L (Ed.), Laos beyond the revolution (pp. 187-208) London: Macmillan.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (1991). Kaysone Phomvihan and the search for Lao national unity. In Kaysone Phomvihan: Son of the People (pp. 94-107) Vientiane: Lao Institute for the Social Sciences.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (1990). Lao foreign policy. In Wurfel, D and Burton, B (Ed.), The political economy of foreign policy on Southeast Asia (pp. 273-287) London: Macmillan.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (1982). Introduction. In Martin Stuart-Fox (Ed.), Contemporary Laos (pp. 1-16) St Lucia, QLD, Australia: University of Queensland Press.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (1982). Laos 1981: Economic prospects and problems. In Khanh, K (Ed.), Southeast Asian Affairs 1982 (pp. 229-242) Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Stuides.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (1982). National Defence and Internal Security in Laos. In Stuart-Fox, Martin (Ed.), Contemporary Laos (pp. 220-244) St Lucia: University of Queensland Press.

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (1980). Laos: The Vietnamese connection. In Suryadinata, L (Ed.), Southeast Asian Affairs 1980 (pp. 191-209) Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Stuides.

Journal Article

Other Outputs

  • Jacobsen, Trude and Stuart-Fox, Martin (2013). Power and Political Culture in Cambodia. ARI Working Paper Series 200, National University of Singapore, Asia Research Institute.

  • Stuart-Fox, M (2006) Laos in K Jacobs Sparks (eds.) Encyclopeadia Britannica: 2006 Book of the Year. 1 USA: Encyclopeadia

  • Stuart-Fox, M. (2005) History in L Daniel (eds.) The Far East and Australasia 2005. 36 United Kingdom: Europa Publications

  • Stuart-Fox, M. (2005) Laos in B Szajkowski (eds.) Political Parites of the World. 6 London: John Harper Publishing

  • Stuart-Fox, Martin (2005). Politics and Reform in the Lao People's Democratic Republic. Working Paper 126, Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University.

  • Stuart-fox, M. (2004) Laos in B. Szajkowski (eds.) Revolutionary and Dissident Movements of the World. London: John Harper

  • Stuart-Fox, M. (2002) Lao Buddhist Sangha in J Gordon Melton and Martin Baumann (eds.) Religions of the World. A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices. USA: ABC CLio

  • Stuart-Fox, M. (2001) Laos in J. Krieger (eds.) Oxford Companion to Politics of the World. 2 Oxford: Oxford University Press

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Note for students: Emeritus Professor Martin Stuart-Fox is not currently available to take on new students.

Completed Supervision

  • (2009) Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • (2009) Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • () Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • (2005) Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • (2005) Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • () Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • () Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • () Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • () Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • (2005) Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • (2005) Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor