Biennial Conference

The biennial Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) conference is the largest gathering of experts working on Asia in the southern hemisphere. Check back soon for details of the 2020 Conference.

ASAA 2018 Conference

The ASAA held its 22nd biennial conference from 3–5 July 2018 at the University of Sydney. It was 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, built upon traditional interdisciplinary fields of research within Asian Studies and sought to move beyond them, to celebrate the full breadth and depth of scholarly interest in Asia. The conference also included a postgraduate workshop on 2 July 2018.

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

You can also check out the articles on Asian Currents on each day’s events:

Day 0

Looking at Asia through the lens of disability

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

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.