Asian Studies Association of Australia

ASAA Biennial conference

The biennial Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) conference is the largest gathering of expertise on Asia in the southern hemisphere.

Refereed conference proceedings from past conferences are available online.


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.

ASAA 2014 on Facebook

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.


Past Conferences:

  • University of Western Sydney, 11 - 13 July 2012, 'Knowing Asia: Asian Studies in an Asian Century'
  • University of Adelaide, 5 - 8 July 2010, 'Crises and Opportunities: Past, Present and Future'
  • Monash University, 1 - 3 July 2008, 'Is this the Asian Century?'
  • University of Wollongong 26 - 29 June 2006 ‘Asia Reconstructed’
  • Australian National University, 29 June - 2 July 2004
  • University of Tasmania, 30 June - 3 July 2002 ‘After Sovereignty: Nation and Place’
  • University of Melbourne, 3 - 5 July 2000, ‘Whose Millennium?'
  • University of New South Wales, 28 September - 1 October 1998
  • Twentieth anniversary conference, La Trobe University, 8 - 11 July, 1996. 'Communications with/in Asia'.
  • Murdoch University, 13 - 16 July 1994. 'Environment, state and society in Asia: The legacy of the twentieth century'.
  • University of New England, 6 - 9 July, 1992. 'The challenge of industrialisation in Asia'.
  • Griffith University, 2 - 5, July, 1990. 'Australia and Asia: meeting the challenge of the future'.
  • Bicentennial conference of the ASAA, ANU, 11 - 15 February, 1988.
  • Sydney University, 11 - 16 May, 1986. 'Asian encounters: perceptions/ politics/ profits'.
  • University of Adelaide, 13 - 19 May, 1984. 'Australia in Asia: Asia in Australia, prospects and problems of increasing interaction'.
  • Monash University, 10 - 14 May, 1982.
  • Griffith University, 25 - 29 August, 1980.
  • University of New South Wales, 14 - 18 May, 1978.
  • University of Melbourne, 4 - 16 May, 1976.