We are pleased to announce that the University of Melbourne will host the 23rd biennial Asian Studies Association of Australia conference, 6-9 July 2020. 

We invite you to please mark the conference dates in your diary and consider submitting an abstract or organizing a panel. A call for papers will be released in May/June 2019. The conference theme will be ‘Future Asias’.

The conference organizing committee also welcomes your ideas for additional conference events. We really hope that you will help make the conference a success. 

For questions and suggestions please contact Jemma Purdey (

on behalf of

The University of Melbourne ASAA 2020 Organizing Committee and 

Conference Co-Convenors, A/ Professor Katharine McGregor and Professor Akihiro Ogawa