from July 1st to July 4th 2024

(Postgraduate Workshop on July 1st 2024)

25th Biennial

Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)



"Asia Futures"

at Curtin University

Perth, Western Australia


Early Bird registration has been extended until 15th March 2024.

As the largest gathering of experts working on Asia in the southern hemisphere, the 25th Biennial Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) conference offers a unique platform for developing and discussing research ideas, broadening the scope and foci of area studies and related disciplines, and fostering the growth of academic and institutional networks. A regular feature of Australian scholarship since 1976, the ASAA conference brings together aspiring, emerging, and experienced scholars and practitioners to shape and inform future trajectories of Asian Studies in the country and beyond.


In partnership with ASAA, School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry (MCASI), Faculty of Humanities and the Korea Research Centre of Western Australia at Curtin University, the 2024 Conference explores the theme of Asia Futures: Studies of, in and with Asia, with a specific focus on the Asian region and Asian Studies as the site of future possibilities, challenges, and interconnections. Participants are encouraged to examine and reflect on the vast potentials and uncertainties that lie ahead in what is now referred to as the “Asian Century” and engage with the complexities of the ever-evolving Asian region and its profound impact on the world. We encourage participants to reflect on their topics in the context of the field of Asian Studies, considering in particular how area studies approaches can intersect with other academic disciplines in addressing the pressing issues of the day, such as the rising tide of authoritarianism, flows of popular culture, gender and sexuality, or climate change and inequality.


ASAA invites abstracts for papers, panels, and both physical and digital posters addressing the conference theme, as well as other contributions focusing on current and innovative themes and challenges in Asian Studies.



Call for Papers Open September 1, 2023

Call for Papers Close October 30, 2023

Notification of Abstract Acceptance December 22, 2023

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Registration Open January 25, 2024

 Early Bird Registration Close February 28, 2024

Late Registrations Close for Presenters March 31, 2024

 This website will be updated as the program is finalised.

This conference is organised in partnership with:

School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry

Faculty of Humanities