The program overview below is provisional and will be updated as planning proceeds. Please check this page regularly.

Monday 6 July 2020

0800 Registration open
0830 Arrival tea and coffee

Tuesday 7 July 2020

0830 Registration open
0830 Arrival tea and coffee
0900-0915 Welcome to Country | Indigenous Representative
Welcome to Delegates

0915-1015 Plenary Speaker
1015-1040 Morning Tea
1040-1200 Panel Sessions 1.1
1200-1330 Lunch and Interest Group Meetings (1230-1330)
1330-1450 Panel Sessions 1.2
1450-1530 Afternoon Tea and Book Launches
1530-1650 Panel Sessions 1.3
1700-1745 Sub-Regional Keynotes

  • Ayesha Jalal, Tufts University (South Asian Studies Association of Australia)
  • Jeffrey Hou, University of Washington (Society of Architecture Urban Historians of Asia)
  • Michael Barr, Flinders University (Malaysia and Singapore Society of Australia)
  • Swee-Lin Ho, National University of Singapore (Japanese Studies Association of Australia)
  • Garin Nugroho, Independent Filmmaker (Indonesia Council)
  • Philip Hirsch, University of Sydney (Association of Mainland Southeast Asia Studies)
1745-1830 Sub-Regional Association Meetings
1930-2130 Sub-Regional Association Dinners

Wednesday 8 July 2020

0730 Registration open
0730-0800 Arrival tea and coffee
0800-0915 Panel Sessions 2.1
0920-1045 Panel Sessions 2.2
1045-1110 Morning Tea
1110-1210 Roundtables
1210-1340 Lunch and Interest Group Meetings (1230-1330)
1340-1500 Panel Sessions 2.3
1500-1540 Afternoon Tea and Book Launches
1540-1700 Panel Sessions 2.4
1930-2130 Conference Dinner

Thursday 9 July 2020

0830 Registration open
0830 Arrival tea and coffee
0845-1010 Panel Sessions 3.1
1010-1020 Morning Tea
1030-1150 Panel Sessions 3.2
1200-1230 Lunch, Films and Interest Group Meetings (1230-1330)
1330-1450 Panel Sessions 3.3
1450-1530 Afternoon Tea and Book Launches
1530-1630 ASAA AGM
1630-1745 Conference Drinks



The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) is the peak body of university experts and educators on Asia in Australia. Established in 1976, we promote and support the study of Asia in Australian universities and knowledge of Asia among the broader community. Our membership is drawn mainly from academics and students, but also includes industry and government Asia experts. We take a strong interest in promoting knowledge about Asia in schools and in contributing to state and Commonwealth government policies related to Asia. We provide informed comment on Asia to a broad public through our bulletin, Asian Currents, and specialist research articles in our journal, Asian Studies Review. Four book series published under our auspices cover Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia and Women in Asia.

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