ASAA 2018

The 22nd Biennial Conference of the ASAA will be held at the University of Sydney, 3-5 July 2018. The call for papers is now open. Please go to

Conferences, Events

Buddhism and Australia

  All Buddhists, scholars, and members of the general public with an interest in Buddhism are invited to attend the 7th International Conference Buddhism & Australia between 1-3 February 2018 in Perth, Western Australia. Researchers across a broad range of disciplines are welcome. Participants are invited to develop their conference contributions on Buddhist history, philosophy […]


Melodrama in Meiji Japan

One of Australia’s most significant collections of Japanese art—woodblock prints known as kuchi-e—will go on show for the first time in a new exhibition at the National Library of Australia, ‘Melodrama in Meiji Japan’. Used to illustrate Japanese novels, kuchi-e (‘opening picture’), complement the stories which reflect the tumultuous world of the Meiji period in […]

Awards and Prizes

UTS academic wins 2016 Wang Gungwu Prize

An article about cultural and personal flows across the Bay of Bengal in pre-independence India has been awarded the 2016 Wang Gungwu Prize. Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) president Professor Kent Anderson announced that Devleena Ghosh, an associate professor at the University of Technology Sydney, had been awarded the prestigious annual award for the […]