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.
2015 MAI Annual International Conferences
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.
- Asian Horizons: Giuseppe Tucci’s Buddhist, Indian, Himalayan and Central Asian Studies Congratulations to Dr David Templeman and Dr Angelo Andrea Di Castro on the arrival of their book Asian Horizons published Read more
- Congratulations to Emeritus Prof Marika Vicziany the Director of National Centre for South Asian Studies on her recent Book Launch: The European Union and India – rhetoric Read more
- Independent Chinese Documentary: Alternative Visions, Alternative Publics offers an accessible an account of China’s contemporary independent documentary culture, considering how independent documentaries probe, question and challenge Read more
- We are delighted to announce that Professor Koichi Iwabuchi, Director of the Monash Asia Institute, has been successful in securing Toyota Foundation funding of 6.4million Read more