Welcome to Monash Asia Institute (MAI)! MAI is a multi-disciplinary research centre representing the Asian research expertise in all ten faculties on all Monash campuses located in Australia and abroad. Founded in 1988 as the Institute for Contemporary Asian Studies, it was reconstituted as the MAI in 1992 to bring together a wide range of Asia-related activities in the University and develop collaborative links with like-minded institutions in Australia, Asia, the USA and Europe. Now located in the Arts Faculty, MAI endeavors to facilitate innovative research on Asian regions and promote cross-disciplinary and trans-Asian intellectual dialogue within and outside Monash.
MAI Research Day (16 October 2015)
2015 MAI Annual International Conference
23-24 October 2015 at National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei
19-20 November 2015 at Monash University Caulfield Campus
MAI Seminar series
Mon@sia is a public forum that aims to critically rethink fundamental questions around why and how we study about “Asia” and go beyond the compartmentalization of the studies of “Asia” as something happening “over there”. Trans-Asia as method is an academic seminar series that aims to facilitate trans-Asian and cross-disciplinary dialogue by comparatively and collaboratively and develop new conceptualization and theorization from Asian experiences and de-Westernizing the production of knowledge. In addition, there are regular and occasional seminars organized by Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Japanese Studies Centre, National Centre for South Asian Studies, and Centre for Malaysian Studies. For the details of those seminars, please see Calendar and Events page.
- Herb Faith Foundation Seminar Series 2015 Addressing the Legacies of the 1965-1966: Mass Violence in Indonesia 50 Years On To mark International Human Rights Day Herb Faith Foundation Read more
- 2016 ARC Discovery Project: “Transforming Cultural Identity: Media flows between Australia and East Asia”CI: Prof. Koichi Iwabuchi, Dr. Olivia Khoo (Monash University), A/Prof Audrey Yue, A/Prof Fran Martin (University of Melbourne) The rise of East Asian media industries, estimated Read more
- 2016 ARC Discovery Project: “Revitalisation and Sustainability of the Musical Arts of the Indigenous People of Lampung in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia”CI: Prof Margaret Kartomi; A/Prof Bart Barendregt; Dr Rina Martiara This project seeks to explore how a stigmatised Indigenous population recovers its self-confidence and socio-economic status. Read more
- Public Seminar – Spiritual Tourism: Transformative and Socially Engaged or Negligible? Thursday 19 November 6-8pm Lecture theatre HB40, Monash University, Caulfield Campus Speakers: Mr Ben Bowler, Managing Director + Read more
- Multicultural Arts Victoria presents Mapping Melbourne 2015 Over 4 days and 14 venues the third edition of Mapping Melbourne will create a new perspective, new possibilities Read more