Forum on International Education and Asian Studies

The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) invites its members to a forum to discuss its submission to the government’s consultation on a new strategy for international education, which presents an opportunity to promote Asian studies and languages. The Forum will begin with a talk by Professor Ly Tran of the School of Education, Deakin […]

Awards and Prizes, Latest News

Former ASAA President honoured by Emperor of Japan

Former President of the ASAA, Emeritus Professor Purnendra Jain, has been awarded the highest Japanese honour open to an academic. In a ceremony held in Adelaide on Friday 26 March, Consul-General Shimada Junji awarded Professor Jain the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon in recognition of his “contribution to promoting academic […]



ROUTES, ROOTS, PLACE: APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF KOREAN DIASPORAS KOREAN STUDIES RESEARCH HUB (KSRH) ASIA INSTITUTE THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE Thursday 3 June, online via Zoom (Deadline for applications: Monday 22 March) The Korean Studies Research Hub (KSRH) graduate workshop is designed to offer students the opportunity to network and share their Korea-related research […]


New book from our Women in Asia series: “Islam, Women’s Sexuality and Patriarchy in Indonesia Silent Desire” by Irma Riyani

ISBN 9780367487515 Published November 27, 2020 by Routledge 252 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations This book explores the intimate marital relationships of Indonesian Muslim married women. As well as describing and analysing their sexual relationships, the book also investigates how Islam influences discourses of sexuality in Indonesia, and in particular how Islamic teachings affect Muslim married […]

ANZOR International Women’s Day Event: Gender, Diversity and Inclusion in Academic and Research Environments in Australia and Japan

In solidarity with International Women’s Day, researchers and practitioners from Australia and Japan will share perspectives on gender, diversity, and inclusion in academic and other environments, in both countries. Recent attention to gender is unfolding within a set of deeper and longstanding dynamics that define the contemporary academic and corporate environments, including the casualisation of […]

Dekat-Dekat Jauh (so Close Yet so Far)

Santy Saptari Art Consulting and Asialink Arts are proud to present a series of conversations about Indonesia-Australia relations in visual arts, taking place on four consecutive Saturdays from 27 February – 20 March, 2021. Alongside panels of artists, institutional representatives, collectors and key players in each art scene, the series will investigate what the arts can do […]

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ASAA statement on military coup in Myanmar

The military coup in Myanmar is a significant setback for reform in Myanmar. The ASAA and its members value their close collaborations with a wide range of institutions, universities, academics, students and civil society in Myanmar. We express our deep concern for the safety and well-being of the people of Myanmar who are seeking an […]


Exhibition of Thai contemporary artists

Visions of Light Imhathai Suwatthanasilp, Jiratchaya Pripwai and Trinnapat Chiasitthisak Opening day Saturday 6 February 2021 6 February – 6 March 2021 Visions of Light presents new work by three Thai artists with a commitment to exploratory forms of drawing. Imhathai Suwatthanasilp works in dense black graphite to produce works with a deep black patterned […]