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.
New Public Seminar Series (jointly organized with Immigration Museum)
MAI International Conference & Seminar 2016
12 April 2016 at Monash University Caulfield Campus
26-29 September 2016 at Monash University Malaysia
27-28 October 2016 at Monash University Caulfield Campus
11-12 December 2016 at Monash University Caulfield Campus
23-24 January 2017 at Chularongkorn University, Bangkok
CFP for MAI International Conference 2017
12-13 June 2017 at Monash University, Prato Centre
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.
- Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) Grant Round 2016-17 Project title: Migrant Diplomacy: Exchange between Immigration Museum in Melbourne and Tokyo Project organizer: Monash Asia Institute, Monash University Project partners: Immigration ... Read more
- Call for papers International Conference Trans-Asia as method Exploring new potentials of “trans-Asian” approaches 12-13 June 2017 Monash University, Prato Centre, Italy Organized by Monash Asia Institute, Monash University Monash Asia ... Read more
- See the coverage of MAI Research Day by The Insider Read more