Specialist in Asian legal systems new ASAA president

An international lawyer who specialises in comparing Asian legal systems has been elected president of the ASAA Council for 2017–18. Professor Kent Anderson, Professor of Law and Japanese Studies at the University of Western Australia, has an eclectic background, having completed tertiary studies in the US, Japan, and the UK in law, politics, economics and […]

Awards and Prizes

Presidents’ Prize renamed in honour of Professor John Legge

The ASAA’s President’s Prize has been renamed the ‘John Legge Prize for the Best Thesis in Asian Studies awarded at an Australian university, ’in honour of Professor John Legge, who died last year, age 94. Formerly Foundation Professor of History at Monash University, ‘Jack’ Legge, was a specialist on the political history of modern Indonesia […]


Sixth annual Buddhist conference

Buddhism & Australia will hold its 6th annual conference in Perth in February. The International Conference on Buddhism & Australia—the only annual academic Buddhist conference in Australia—will be held at Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley Campus, 2–4 February 2017. Further information is available on the Buddhism & Australia website. Buddhism & Australia also publishes the […]

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