Biennial Conference

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

ASAA 2018 Conference

The ASAA will hold its 22nd biennial conference in July 2018 at the University of Sydney. It will be convened by Professor Michele Ford with a committee comprised of Professors Adrian Vickers and Jeffrey Reigel.

ASAA 2016 Conference

The ASAA held its 21st ASAA biennial conference between 5-7 July 2016 at the Australian National University in Canberra. Convened by Professor Edward Aspinall and Professor Robert Cribb, the 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.

Previous ASAA Conferences

The ASAA biennial conference has been a regular feature of Australian scholarly life since 1976. The National Library of Australia has kept a record of these conferences since 2004, using its web archive service, Pandora. A full list of ASAA biennial conference, and any websites that still exist, is also available here.