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Asian Studies Association of Australia Conference 2018

3–5 July 2018

We are proud to host the 22nd biennial conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA).

Co-organised by the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, the China Studies Centre and the School of Languages and Cultures, this conference will bring together academics from across the disciplines with a shared interest in Asia. The conference is open to scholars, students and community members wishing to share their research and hear about the latest developments in Asian Studies.

The theme for 2018, Area studies and beyond, builds upon the traditional interdisciplinary fields of research within Asian Studies and seeks to move beyond them, to celebrate the full breadth and depth of interest in Asia across all fields of research.

Call for papers

Proposal submissions are now open for panels, individual papers and workshops. 

We strongly encourage multi-country or multi-disciplinary representation, as well as gender balance and the inclusion of a combination of junior and senior scholars, in all proposals.

All panels should consist of four paper presenters and a chair, and run for 80 minutes total (four x 15 minute presentations plus Q&A). Each presenter should participate in the conference once only, this means appearing once only on either a panel, panel discussion or roundtable.

The deadline for submission is 1 November 2017. 

To learn more click here.

Sponsoring a session at the ASAA Conference

Institutions can sponsor session(s) at the ASAA conference. This is an opportunity for institutions to promote their research work, interests, and to promote their brand during the conference.

Download sponsorship information here.


Half-day and full-day workshops will be scheduled for 2 July 2018, the day prior to the conference. Workshop proposals on topics pertaining to research pedagogy, career development, and other topics relevant to conference attendees are welcome.

Find out more about workshops here.

Postgraduate engagement

The ASAA conference 2018 will also include a postgraduate workshop on 2 July 2018. Applications for the workshop will close on 30 March. The workshop is open to all postgraduate members of the ASAA. Postgraduates wishing to attend the workshop are strongly encouraged to attend the conference.

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