ASAA membership drive

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

An open call for papers for JOSAH

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Language studies crisis – a national conversation

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In recent months, 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 […]

Entries sought for resource on women and Islam

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Entries are being sought for the Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures Online. Southeast and East Asian regional editor Professor Kathy Robinson is seeking authors for the encyclopedia’s next supplement, on early 20th century post-colonial history, which is due for publication in December 2017. Papers of up to 10,000 words are required by June 2017 The […]