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 from 3–5 July 2018 at the University of Sydney. It is co-organised by the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, the China Studies Centre and the School of Languages and Culture.

The conference theme, Area Studies and Beyond, builds upon traditional interdisciplinary fields of research within Asian Studies and seeks to move beyond them, to celebrate the full breadth and depth of scholarly interest in Asia.

Visit the Conference Website for more details and to check out the program.

The conference will also include a postgraduate workshop on 2 July 2018.

Registration for paper-givers is now closed. All registrations now are for attendance only and close on 30 June 2018.

Conference Convenor

Professor Michele Ford, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre

Conference Committee Members

Professor Yingjie Guo, Chinese Studies

Dr Elizabeth Hill, South Asia Network

Dr Su-Kyoung Hwang, Korean Studies

Dr Tanya Jakimow, Development Studies (UNSW)

Dr Elisabeth Kramer, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre

Ms Natali Pearson, Indonesian Studies

Dr Matthew Stavros, Asian Studies

Dr Rebecca Suter, Japanese Studies

Dr Sandra Seno-Alday, International Business

Professor Luigi Tomba, China Studies Centre

Professor Adrian Vickers, Asian Studies

ASAA 2016 Conference

The ASAA held its 21st ASAA biennial conference on 5-7 July 2016 at the Australian National University in Canberra. Convened by Professor Edward Aspinall and Professor Robert Cribb, the conference presentations addressed shifts, continuities, innovations and tensions in Asia.

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.