2020 John Legge Best Thesis in Asian Studies Prize Winner

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The ASAA is delighted to announce that the 2021 John Legge Prize for the best thesis in Asian studies in Australia in 2020 has been awarded to Cheng Nien Yuan a graduate from the University of Sydney for the thesis titled “The Storytelling State: Performing Life Histories in Singapore.”   The judges have also awarded a […]

The ASAA grants two Lifetime Memberships for distinguished service

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The ASAA Council is delighted to confirm the following two lifetime members for the ASAA in recognition of the long running and outstanding contributions of these members. These memberships are awarded on occasion usually after the retirement of an individual for outstanding service to the ASAA. We warmly congratulate Louise and Anne on this honour. […]

2021 John Legge Prize for the Best Thesis in Asian Studies – extended deadline!

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Nominations for the 2021 John Legge Prize for the Best Thesis in Asian Studies are now open. THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 17 MAY 2021!

Former ASAA President honoured by Emperor of Japan

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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 […]

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 […]