22 June 2007

Conference - 17th biennial conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (1-3 July 2008)

17th biennial conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)

1-3 July 2008, Sebel Albert Park Hotel, Melbourne

Theme: "Is this the Asian Century?"

The biennial Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) conference is
the largest gathering of expertise on Asia in the southern hemisphere.
The theme for 2008 invites you to assess how the regions and issues on
which you are interested are faring. The ASAA conference is
multi-disciplinary and covers Central, South, South-East and North
East Asia and the relationship of all of these with the rest of the world.

The 17th biennial conference on 1-3 July 2008 will bring together
specialists to assess trends in Asian law, medicine and health,
science,ethics/human rights, politics, regional security, economics, culture,
religion, environment, media, the performing arts and many other

Given the theme, we encourage cross-country and inter-regional

To assess how Asia is doing, we need to think broadly about Asia and
compare trends in India and China, the new giants of Asia, with the
older industrial power Japan and newly emerging economies of
Singapore,Thailand and Indonesia. We also need to link up these trends with
events outside Asia.

Join us either as a presenter of a conference paper or as a participant
to debate what is happening in the Asian region and its impact on the
rest of the world. In some fields, trends in Asia are driving world
affairs but in other areas Asia lags behind. What is the case in your
field? Will this be the Asian century?

The 2008 conference is hosted by Monash Asia Institute, Monash
University on behalf of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA).

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