Farewell from ASAA President, Professor Edward Aspinall

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Dear colleagues, At the end of the year, my term as president of the Asian Studies Association of Australia expires. During the last two years while I have held the office, our field has faced many challenges. These challenges became acute in late 2019, with the announcement by the National Library of Australia that it […]

Language studies crisis – a national conversation

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In recent weeks, the issue of cuts to language programs at Australian universities has received significant media attention. We have collated below some of these articles. Please contact ASAA if you know of other articles that should be featured here. We’ve also included links to petitions circulating on this issue, and articles on our Asian […]

Statement: A crisis in Asian languages

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Australia is facing a fast-approaching crisis in the teaching of Asian languages at our universities. After learning several weeks ago that La Trobe University was considering closing its Indonesian and Hindi programs, over the last fortnight we have learned that Murdoch University is planning to close its Indonesian program, and Swinburne University wishes to close […]

Announcing the 2021-2022 ASAA Executive Council

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We’re pleased to announce that the executive council for 2021-2022 has been confirmed. Congratulations and many thanks to those who nominated for postions; we warmly welcome new members in many positions and look forward to their contributions. Many thanks are also due to the 2019-2020 Executive Council for their hardwork over an especially difficult period […]