ASAA membership drive

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The ASAA is the peak body of university experts and educators on Asia in Australia.

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 […]

ASAA 2021 Event Grant Prize winners announced

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The ASAA would like to warmly congratulate the following academics on their success in our latest round of event funding. The successful applicants and their projects are as follows: Genevieve Trail & Wulan Dirgantoro – Asian Art Research Now Vannessa Hearman – The Dili Massacre, 1991: Thirty Years On Rebecca Hausler – Navigating Asian studies […]

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 […]