Gwyn McClelland awarded 2019 John Legge thesis prize

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It is my pleasure to announce the winner and runner up of the 2019 John Legge prize for best thesis in Asian Studies, awarded by the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA). The winner is Dr. Gwyn Andrew McClelland, for his PhD thesis, entitled Legacies of suffering, theologies of hope: Nagasaki Catholics, the bomb and […]

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 […]

2018 Wang Gungwu Prize Winner Announced

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An article analysing rhetoric about breastfeeding in Indonesia, jointly written by Belinda Rina Spagnoletti, Linda Rae Bennett, Michele Kermode (who are all based at the Nossal Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia) and Siswanto Agus Wilopo (Gadhaj Mada University, Indonesia), has been awarded the Wang Gungwu Prize for the best article published in Asian Studies Review […]

Nick Cheesman joins the Southeast Asia Publications Series as co-editor.

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Nick Cheesman, a scholar of law, society and political order specializing in Myanmar and Thailand, with broader interests in Southeast and South Asia, has joined Edward Aspinall as co-series editor of the Southeast Asia Publication Series – the ASAA book series established in 1977. Nick is based at the ANU. He has won a series […]

2018 Prize for Best Thesis awarded to Kathryn Dyt

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The 2018 John Legge Prize for the Best Thesis in Asian Studies has been awarded to Dr Kathryn Dyt, Australian National University, for her dissertation titled “The Nguyễn Weather-World: Environment, Emotion and Governance in Nineteenth-Century Vietnam”. Dr Dyt’s thesis is an environmental study of the Nguyen dynasty between 1802 and 1883, prior to the full […]

Professor Wang Gungwu recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

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The ASAA is pleased to congratulate Professor Wang Gungwu who has been recognised as an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia as part of the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours. The citation notes this honour was awarded “For distinguished service to tertiary education as an academic and researcher, particularly to far […]