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ASAA 2014 Biennial Conference
Asiascapes: Contesting Borders


ASAA is pleased to announce that the 20th ASAA biennial conference will be held from 8-10 July 2014 at the University of Western Australia, Perth. This conference invites presentations addressing shifts, continuities, innovations and tensions in Asia. We welcome engagement from scholars and practitioners in the humanities, social sciences and other sciences, as well as interdisciplinary explorations of Asia and Asia-Australia relations.
Conference web site with further details and a call for papers.
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The ASAA is offering 10 awards for postgraduate students to attend its 20th biennial conference in Perth 7-10 July 2014. Each award is valued at $1,100. Closing date for applications: Friday 14 March 2014.

 

The ASAA was founded in 1976 to promote and support the study of Asia in Australia.  Its membership is drawn mainly from academic staff and students at Australian universities, but it also takes a strong interest in Asian Studies and the use of Asia-related materials in schools and in Australian attitudes to and policies towards Asia.  The Association supports two refereed journals, the Asian Studies Review and the e-Journal of Foreign Language Teaching. It holds a biennial academic conference which offers members and other scholars the opportunity to hear the latest in research and to develop contacts with other scholars.  The Association sponsors four book series, covering Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia and Women in Asia, as well as issuing an electronic newsletter, Asian Currents.  The Association makes regular submissions to governments and universities on issues of importance in Asian Studies.  The ASAA highly values its international links and encourages the membership of scholars based outside Australia as well as cooperation with Asian Studies organizations in the region and beyond.

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What's New

  • ASAA submission to the National Curriculum Inquiry (27 February 2014)
  • Announcement of the winner of The Wang Gungwu Prize 2013 (26 February 2014)
  • Event Funding Scheme: Call for Applications - closing 31 July 2014 (24 February 2014)
  • February Asian Currents (#94) (15 February 2014)
    • No easy way out of Thailand’s quandary (John Blaxland)
    • Too early for bets as India lumbers to a national election (Peter Mayer)
    • Abe and Yasukuni: the illogical politics of Japanese security policy (Rikki Kersten)
    • The death of Jang Song-taek and the search for meaning (Emma Campbell)
    • Long live the five-year plan! (Hans Hendrischke)
    • Chinese without tears? (Anne E. McLaren)
    • Another year, another Kartini Day (Joost Coté)
    • Sydney’s booming Chinatown (Alexandra Wong)
    • Chinese Buddhist encyclopedia one year old and growing fast (Marju Broder)
    • China’s return to nature (Gary Sigley)
  • December Asian Currents (#93) (8 December 2013)
  • Empowering for International Thai and ASEAN Studies (ENITAS), Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University ENITAS SCHOLARSHIPS 2014 (19 November 2013)
  • The ASAA is offering 10 awards for postgraduate students to attend its 20th biennial conference in Perth 7-10 July 2014. Each award is valued at $1,100. Closing date for applications: Friday 14 March 2014.