Asian Studies at the NLA

This week has been a low in government commitment to Asia literacy, with the National Library of Australia signalling it will make major cuts to its Asian Studies collection. See further details here: The Asia Society – Library Lockdown Edward Aspinall, Asia illiteracy, Inside Story Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Out of Asia Online petition Japan Foundation, Cuts to National Library of Australia AsiaContinue reading “Asian Studies at the NLA”

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”

Asian Law in Australian Universities: Research centres as critical institutional commitments

*this was first published at Asian Currents, April 2020   Asian Law in Australian Universities: Research centres as critical institutional commitments Melissa Crouch, Law School, University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) 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,Continue reading “Asian Law in Australian Universities: Research centres as critical institutional commitments”

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”

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”

ASAA Conference 3-5 July 2018

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 membersContinue reading “ASAA Conference 3-5 July 2018”