Trends in Asian Studies in Australia

In November 2019, Edward Aspinall and I convened a workshop on the state of Asian Studies in Australia. Bringing together leading academics in Asian Studies, we discussed the state of the field for the past two decades (2000-2020) across: the disciplines (law, political science, international relations, anthropology, history) languages (Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Chinese)  area studiesContinue reading “Trends in Asian Studies in Australia”

ASAA Statement on National Library of Australia

In light of recent news that the ASAA is closing its Asia Studies reading room and is reviewing its collection strategy for the Asian collection, the ASAA issued this statement to its members: Many of you will have heard that the National Library of Australia has initiated a review of its collecting strategy, which might leadContinue reading “ASAA Statement on National Library of Australia”

ASAA book prizes

Early Career Book Prize The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the Early Career Book Prize in Asian Studies. This is a new prize that is being offered in response to our members’ feedback and is intended to recognize the outstanding work of early career scholars.Continue reading “ASAA book prizes”

Call for Panel Papers: Law and Society in Asia

Law and Society in AsiaCall for Panel Papers for the Asian Studies Association of Australia Conference (“Future Asias”), 6-9 July 2020, University of Melbourne Panel Convenors: Melissa Crouch (UNSW), Petra Mahy (Monash), Jeff Redding (Melbourne) There is vast research potential for socio-legal studies in Asia, being home to a myriad of legal systems and cultures. Socio-legal (or law and society) studiesContinue reading “Call for Panel Papers: Law and Society in Asia”

Women in an Era of Anti-Elitism in Asia

*This article was first posted at Asian Currents, the blog of the ASAA. The theme of the Women in Asia Conference this year is “Women in an Era of Anti-Elitism in Asia”. The Women in Asia Forum began in 1978 and is affiliated with the Asian Studies Association of Australia. In 1981, the first Women in Asia Conference wasContinue reading “Women in an Era of Anti-Elitism in Asia”

ASAA 2020 Futures Asia Conference

We are pleased to announce the 23rd biennial conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) will be held at the University of Melbourne from 6th to the 9th July 2020.  The theme for the conference is Future Asias. The biennial Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) Conference is the largest gathering of experts working on AsiaContinue reading “ASAA 2020 Futures Asia Conference”

ASAA feedback from members sought on FOR codes

If you are a member of the Asian Studies Association of Australia, we are seeking your feedback on the review that is currently underway into the Australian New Zealand Standard Research Classification system. This is the system which organises the Field of Research (FOR) codes by which our research is classified for government and reporting purposes.Continue reading “ASAA feedback from members sought on FOR codes”

Women in Asia Conference 2019

The 2019 Women in Asia Conference will be held at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney on 21 to 23 June 2019. The Women in Asia Forum is affiliated with the Asian Studies Association of Australia and hosts a biannual interdisciplinary conference. The theme of the 2019 conference is “Women in an Era of Anti-Elitism: Responding toContinue reading “Women in Asia Conference 2019”

Keynote address for the Association of Mainland Southeast Asia Scholars

Politics and Religion: Kruba Srivichai, the Saint in the Storms of Modern ThailandProfessor Katherine Bowie, University of Wisconsin-Madison Keynote address for the Association of Mainland Southeast Asia Scholars (AMSEAS)Asian Studies Association of Australia biennial conference5-5.45pm, 3 July 2018, University of Sydney Kruba Srivichai (1878-1939) is the most famous monk of northern Thailand.  Born during a stormyContinue reading “Keynote address for the Association of Mainland Southeast Asia Scholars”

Call for panels on Asian Law for the Asian Studies Association of Australia

The Asian Studies Association of Australia will hold its next bi-annual conference at the University of Sydney from 3-5 July 2018. We would like to invite submissions of abstracts for law-related panels around the following themes:1.     Courts and Legal Culture in Asia2.     Legal Pluralism and Human Rights in Asia3.     Public Law in Asia If you would like to be consideredContinue reading “Call for panels on Asian Law for the Asian Studies Association of Australia”