from July 1st to July 4th 2024

25th Biennial

Asian Studies Association of Australia 


"Asia Futures: 

Studies of, in and with Asia"

at Curtin University

Perth, Western Australia

(Postgraduate Workshop and Welcome Reception on July 1st 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.

Submissions have now closed. To attend conference please follow the link to registrations.

This conference is supported by the Core University Program for Korean Studies through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and Korean Studies Promotion Service of the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS-2022-OLU-2250005).

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Acknowledgement to Country (Boodja)

Curtin University acknowledges all First Nations of this place we call Australia and the First Nations peoples connected with our global campuses. We are committed to working in partnership with all Custodians and Owners to strengthen and embed First Nations’ voices and perspectives in our decision-making, now and into the future.