Asian Currents

Cambodia, Disability, Thailand

Looking at Asia through the lens of disability

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The 22nd Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) brought together a group of scholars from around Australia and the region with a shared interest in disability in Asia. Asian studies conferences are not a usual venue for the meeting of scholars of disability, but the 2018 ASAA conference provided a unique […]

Australia - Asia relations, Religion

Why the census fails to capture the religious identities of Asian Australians

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The dismantling of the White Australia Policy in the second half of the twentieth century ushered in a new multicultural Australia, whose diversity is reflected nowhere more clearly than in the populations’ increasingly heterogeneous religious landscape. As Gary Bouma points out in his insightful book titled Australian Soul: Religion and Spirituality in the 21st Century, […]

South Asia Studies

ASAA 2018 Conference – Day 3

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Here on Asian Currents we’ll be hosting an account of each day’s online activity around the ASAA conference to give you a glimpse of what’s on offer at this year’s conference. Before diving into the Day 3 content from the ASAA conference, we would like to express gratitude to everyone who attended and presented this […]