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 will be co-organised by the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, the China Studies Centre and the School of Languages and Culture.
Proposal submissions for the conference will open on 1 July 2017 and close on 1 November 2017. While proposals for individual papers are welcome, applicants are strongly encouraged to collaborate with peers to propose a workshop, roundtable, individual panel or stream of panels that converge on a particular theme. Multi-country or multi-disciplinary representation, as well as gender balance and the inclusion of a combination of junior and senior scholars, is strongly encouraged in all proposals.
The conference will also include a postgraduate workshop on 2 July 2018. Applications for the workshop will close on 30 March. The workshop is open to all postgraduate members of the ASAA. Postgraduates wishing to attend the workshop are strongly encouraged to present at the conference as well.
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 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.