Award of life membership to John Ingleson

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On 24 May 2019, the Council of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) voted unanimously to award life membership of the Association to Professor Emeritus John Ingleson, approving the following statement. As an institution-builder, there is probably no one who has contributed more to the foundation of the ASAA than John Ingleson.  As a […]

Article on Indonesian jihadists wins 2017 Wang Gungwu Prize

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An article about efforts to deradicalise Indonesian terrorists, by Adjunct Senior Lecturer Dr Ian Chalmers of the University of Western Australia, has been awarded the 2017 Wang Gungwu Prize for the best article in Asian Studies Review in 2017. The annual prize was established by the ASAA in 2013 to recognise and encourage scholarly excellence […]

UTS academic wins 2016 Wang Gungwu Prize

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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 […]

Presidents’ Prize renamed in honour of Professor John Legge

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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 […]

Open access for Wang Gungwu prizewinning articles

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Articles that win the Wang Gungwu Prize for scholarly excellence after publication in our journal, Asian Studies Review, will now be available to read and download at no cost to readers. To access these articles please visit our journal partner, Taylor & Francis.

Article on women’s rights in Nepal wins 2015 Wang Gungwu Prize

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An article about the struggle over women’s rights in Nepal, by Margaret Becker of Adelaide University, has won the 2015 Wang Gungwu Prize for the best article published in Asian Studies Review in 2015. The President of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA), Professor Louise Edwards, announced the winner of the annual prize, which […]