ASAA Statement on recent racist attacks in Australia – a message from the ASAA Executive

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The Asian Studies Association of Australia notes recent reports of attacks and intimidation directed against people of Asian backgrounds in Australia in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the attribution of blame by some people to Chinese and, by extension, all Asian people for the virus. This blaming of people of Asian background for […]

The ASAA is calling for submissions for the John Legge Prize for Best Thesis in Asian Studies

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The first prize, known as the John Legge Prize for Best Thesis in Asian Studies, consists of a cash award of $2,000. The writer of the selected thesis will also receive a certificate and priority consideration for publication in one of the ASAA monograph series. A prize of $1,000 may be awarded to a second outstanding […]

Statement from the Malaysia and Singapore Society of Australia

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Winner of the Wang Gungwu prize for 2019.

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The ASAA is delighted to announce that an article analysing notions of beauty and belonging among waria (transgender women) in Indonesian Papua has won the Wang Gungwu prize for best article in Asian Studies Review in 2019. The author is Terje Toomistu, a Research Fellow at the University of Tartu in Estonia. The article draws on the author’s fieldwork in coastal […]

South Asia book series seeking a new editor

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  Expressions of Interest Announcement: Applications Sought for a Chief Editor of the Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) South Asia Book Series The South Asia Book Series of the Asian Studies Association of Australia invites applications for a new Chief Editor, or two co-Editors. In recent years, under the editorship of Professor Duncan McDuie-Ra, […]

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 […]