Welcome to the Asian Studies Association of Australia
The ASAA was founded in 1976 to promote and support the study of Asia in Australia. Its membership is drawn mainly from academic staff and students at Australian universities, but it also takes a strong interest in Asian Studies and the use of Asia-related materials in schools and in Australian attitudes to and policies towards Asia. The Association supports two refereed journals, the Asian Studies Review and the e-Journal of Foreign Language Teaching. It holds a biennial academic conference which offers members and other scholars the opportunity to hear the latest in research and to develop contacts with other scholars. The Association sponsors four book series, covering Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia and Women in Asia, as well as issuing an electronic newsletter, Asian Currents. The Association makes regular submissions to governments and universities on issues of importance in Asian Studies. The ASAA highly values its international links and encourages the membership of scholars based outside Australia as well as cooperation with Asian Studies organizations in the region and beyond.
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- Empowering for International Thai and ASEAN Studies (ENITAS), Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University ENITAS SCHOLARSHIPS 2014 (19 November 2013)
- The ASAA is offering 10 awards for postgraduate students to attend its 20th biennial conference in Perth 7-10 July 2014. Each award is valued at $1,100. Closing date for applications: Friday 14 March 2014.
- October Asian Currents (#92) (17 October 2013)
- Language myths make for bad policy in the Asian Century (Kent Anderson)
- Philippine pork-barrel scam closes in on Aquino (Ronald D. Holmes)
- The power of the past (Walter Hamilton)
- Testing times ahead for Timor-Leste’s hard-won democracy (Damien Kingsbury)
- The numbers game: counting civilian deaths in Sri Lanka’s war (Kath Noble)
- China’s demographic turning point (Zhongwei Zhao)
- China’s growing culture of philanthropy (Elaine Jeffreys and Su Xuezhong)
- Vivekananda and Chicago 1893: bridging East and West (Peter Friedlander)
- LCNAU rallies members to defend language programs (Anya Woods, Colin Nettelbeck and John Hajek)
- August Asian Currents (#91) (17 August 2013)