Covid-19 and Constitutionalism in Asia Webinar

Virtual Roundtables on Asian Law The first roundtable of the Centre for Asian Legal Studies at the National University of Singapore will be on “COVID-19 and Constitutionalism in Asia: Executive Power in A Time of Crisis” Date: May 27, 2020 10:00 AM in Singapore Speakers: 1) Kevin Tan, National University of Singapore 2) Yeh Jiunn-Rong, NationalContinue reading “Covid-19 and Constitutionalism in Asia Webinar”

Series on Asian Studies in Australia

Ed Aspinall and I have launched a special blog series on the state of the field of Asian Studies on the Asian Currents blog of the Asian Studies Association of Australia. This looks across the disciplines (law, political science, international relations, anthropology, history); languages (Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Chinese) and area studies (Mainland Southeast Asia, Indonesia, South Asia,Continue reading “Series on Asian Studies in Australia”

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”

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”

Early Career Workshop at UNSW Law

WOMEN IN ASIA CONFERENCE 2019 EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER (ECR) WORKSHOP PROGRAM 12 PM – 4:30PM, Friday 21 June 2019 Law Faculty Common Room, Level 2, Law Building (MAP REF: F8) Session 1: Social Impact and (National) benefit Chair: Dr. Tanya Jakimow (UNSW) Speakers: Jan Breckenridge (UNSW), Louise Edwards (UNSW) & Sarah Cook (IGD, UNSW) In this sessionContinue reading “Early Career Workshop at UNSW Law”

Protecting Rights, Addressing Inequality: The Promise of Writs as Constitutional Transfer

Conference call for papers The courts are often a key site of the struggle for the enforcement of rights and accountability. The rise of constitutional adjudication globally is usually framed within the context of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the creation of independent constitutional courts in many parts of the world over theContinue reading “Protecting Rights, Addressing Inequality: The Promise of Writs as Constitutional Transfer”

Women in Asia in an Era of Anti-Elitism

Registration for speakers at the Women in Asia conference 2019 is soon closing! Make sure you register before 20 April as a speaker for the event.  Registration is available here: The Women in Asia conference is a biennial event run by the Women in Asia Forum of the Asian Studies Association of Australia. TheContinue reading “Women in Asia in an Era of Anti-Elitism”

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”

Constitutional Law in Asia: Special Issue

The International Journal of Constitutional Law has recently published a special issue on constitutional law in Asia, and the articles are free to download online. It includes: Directive principles and the expressive accommodation of ideological dissenters, Tarunabh KhaitanDictators, democrats, and constitutional dialogue: Myanmar’s constitutional tribunal, Melissa CrouchJudging socio-economic rights in Hong Kong, Michael RamsdenConstitutionalizing administrative law in theContinue reading “Constitutional Law in Asia: Special Issue”