The next Asian Studies Association of Australia Conference will be held in Sydney on 3–5 July 2018. Co-organised by the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, the China Studies Centre and the School of Languages and Culture, this conference will bring together academics from across the disciplines with a shared interest in Asia. The conference is open to scholars, students and community members wishing to share their research and hear about the latest developments in Asian Studies. The theme for 2018, Area studies and beyond, builds upon the traditional interdisciplinary fields of research within Asian Studies and seeks to move beyond them, to celebrate the full breadth and depth of interest in Asia across all fields of research. Proposal submissions are now open for panels, individual papers and workshops. The deadline for submissions is 1 November 2017. Professor Simon Butt and myself are organizing a series of law panels, so please contact us if you would like to present a paper.