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
0900-1300 POSTGRADUATE WORKSHOPS
Evening ASSOCIATED EVENTS

Tuesday 7 July 2020

0800 Registration open
0830 Arrival tea and coffee
OPENING PLENARY SESSION
0900-0915 Welcome to Country | Indigenous Representative, Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation
Welcome to Delegates | Professor Michael Wesley
, DVCI, University of Melbourne

0915-1015 Plenary Speaker: Dr. Samia Khatun, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS, University of London
Past presentism in a “post-truth” world


Samia Khatun is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Gender Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She is a feminist historian of the British Empire, focussing on the life worlds and experiences of colonised peoples. Tackling the central role of the discipline of modern history in constructing myths of the superiority of white man, her research and writing develops methodologies to engage colonised peoples’ intellectual traditions to tackle gender, race and class oppressions and their intersections with environmental destruction in the colonial modern era. [full biography]

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
PLENARY SESSION
1700-1745 Sub-Regional Keynotes (indicate attendance during registration)
South Asian Studies Association of Australia Society of Architecture Urban Historians of Asia Malaysia and Singapore Society of Australia China Studies Association of Australia
Ayesha Jalal, Tufts University

Jeffrey Hou, University of Washington


In the Global Streets (and Alleyways) of Asia

Michael Barr, Flinders University Kam Louie
Honorary Professor at UNSW and HKU


The Modern Junzi and His Future Prospects

Japanese Studies Association of Australia Indonesia Council Association of Mainland Southeast Asia Studies Korean Studies Association of Australasia sub-regional
Swee-Lin Ho, National University of Singapore Garin Nugroho, Independent Filmmaker Philip Hirsch, University of Sydney Stephen Epstein, Victoria University of Wellington
1745-1830 Sub-Regional Association Meetings
1930-2130 Sub-Regional Association Dinners

Wednesday 8 July 2020

0830 Registration open
0830-0900 Arrival tea and coffee
0900-1020 Panel Sessions 2.1
1020-1100 Morning Tea
1100-1220 Panel Sessions 2.2
1220-1350 Lunch and Interest Group Meetings (1230-1330)
1350-1450 ROUNDTABLES
1450-1530 Afternoon Tea and Book Launches
1530-1650 Panel Sessions 2.3
1700 Launch of the ASAA Report on Trends in Asian Studies in Australia 2000-2020 | Prof. Edward Aspinall, ASAA President
1830-2130

CONFERENCE DINNER | The Brunswick Mess Hall


Optional social function $75 per ticket while seats last.  Arrive 6.30pm for 7pm start.

Thursday 9 July 2020

0830 Registration open
0830-0900 Arrival tea and coffee
0900-1020 Panel Sessions 3.1
1020-1100 Morning Tea
1100-1220 Panel Sessions 3.2
1220-1350 Lunch, Films and Interest Group Meetings (1230-1330)
1350-1510 Panel Sessions 3.3
1530-1630 ASAA AGM
1630-1745 CLOSING RECEPTION

ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION

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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