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.
FOCUS THEMES & REGIONAL COORDINATORS (**Inaugural Seminar on 31 March**)
MAI establishes four focus themes to promote inter-disciplinary and trans-Asian research collaboration and dialogue. Coordinators of focus themes will organize trans-Asia seminar series. MAI will also invite international scholars who are working on the below themes to give a talk at trans-Asia seminar series.
- Migration, Diaspora and Belonging (Coordinated by GIl Soo Han and Mridula Chakraborty)
- Diversity, Mobility and Inclusion (coordinated by Julian Millie & Koichi Iwabuchi)
- Media, Culture and Performance (coordinated by Ariel Heryanto & Olivia Khoo)
- Cultural Citizenship and Public Pedagogy (coordinated by Koichi Iwabuchi & Philip Chan)
MAI also appoint regional coordinators who are responsible for facilitating cross-regional exchange and responding to inquiries about the research of the region:
East Asia: Gil Soo Han and Gloria Davies/Jonathan Benney
Southeast Asia: Ariel Heryanto and Julian Millie
South Asia: Mridula Chakraborty and Chandani Lokuge
MAI International Conference & Seminar
OTHER ASIANS, ASIA’S OTHERING: Inclusionary Utopias, Exclusionary Politics ***Call for paper is open***
30 & 31 October 2017, Monash University Caulfield Campus
The Sense of Time in a Hyper-Mobile Digital Age: Nostalgia, Presentism and Hope ***Call for paper is open***
18-20 May 2018 at Doshisha University, Kyoto
23-24 January 2017 at Chularongkorn University, Bangkok ***PROGRAM UPLOADED***
12-13 June 2017 at Monash University, Prato Centre
New Public Seminar Series (jointly organized with Immigration Museum)
From Asia Literacy to Australia Literacy
MAI-Supported Conference & Event
Embodiments and Inhabitations -The 6th Asian Australian Identities (AAI6) conference of the Asian Australian Studies Research Network
25-26 October 2017, Immigration Museum, Melbourne
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.
- Migrant Diplomacy: Collaboration to advance museum’s role to foster diversity Highly appreciating the ongoing project to facilitate the exchange between Immigration Museums in Melbourne and Tokyo, Australia-Japan ... Read more
- Call For Paper: International Conference The Sense of Time in a Hyper-Mobile Digital Age: Nostalgia, Presentism and Hope 18-20 May 2018 Doshisha University, Kyoto Co-organized by Monash Asia Institute, Monash ... Read more
- Call for papers: International Conference OTHER ASIANS, ASIA’S OTHERING-Inclusionary Utopias, Exclusionary Politics Organized by Monash Asia Institute, Monash University 30 & 31 October 2017 Monash University Caulfield Campus, Melbourne Monash Asia ... Read more
- “Precarious Belongings: Affect and Nationalism in Asia” is just out from Asian Cultural Studies Book Series of Rowan & Littlefield!! The collection is based on ... Read more
- Call for Papers: Embodiments and Inhabitations -The 6th Asian Australian Identities (AAI6) conference of the Asian Australian Studies Research NetworkMAI is pleased to announce that we support the 6th Asian Australian Identities Conference of the Asian Australian Studies Research Network, which will be held in ... Read more
- Focus Theme Inaugural Seminar: Key issues on Diversity, Mobility and Inclusion for Trans-Asian approachesMonash Asia Institute Focus Theme Inaugural Seminar Key issues on Diversity, Mobility and Inclusion for Trans-Asian approaches Date & Time: 31 March Friday, 12-2pm (light lunch will ... Read more