MAI Bulletin

The Monash Asia Institute Newsletter is published monthly. It incorporates news items from the research centres of the Monash Asia Institute, partner organisations and other groups working to promote Asian Studies in Australia.

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  • August 2018 Bulletin From the MAI Deputy Director’s Desk Welcome to the August issue of our MAI Bulletin. We are delighted to share with you a long list of extremely exciting series of news and events in the coming weeks. My special thanks goes to Vanessa Fleming-Baillie for preparing this Bulletin, as she has always done for ... Read more
  • April 2018 Bulletin From the MAI Director’s Desk We believe that everyone has had a nice Easter Break. And please be nicely reminded that many exciting events are awaiting you after the break! MAI will organize a MAI Research Day on 27 April, which will discuss the commencement of a “Global Asia” major in B.A. degree and ... Read more
  • From the Director’s Desk I hope that everyone has enjoyed a relaxing and promising beginning of 2018 and a Lunar New Year. With the start of the new academic year, MAI’s activities are energetically set in motion. In March, MAI is organising an international symposium on Diversity promotion and multicultural inclusion in East Asia at Rikkyo ... Read more
  • From the Director’s Desk October is a month of MAI conferences. MAI is holding an international conference, Other Asians, Asian Otherings: Inclusionary Utopias, Exclusionary Politics on 30-31 October at Caulfield campus. Featuring Prof. Krishna Sen as a keynote, more than 30 researchers from various countries will discuss new directions and issues of the study of Asian ... Read more
  • From the MAI Director’s Desk The Trans-Asia workshop on “post-imagined-communities” in August attracted many participants and we had very productive discussions. In September, MAI will organise another Tran-Asia workshop to revisit “political” potentials of digital communication and social media. Calls for expression of interest in presenting a paper are still open. In September, there also will ... Read more
  • From the MAI Director’s Desk MAI will kick off its activity in second semester by a film screening of Rasan Piya which is a documentary on the life of renowned Hindustani classical vocalist, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan. MAI will organize a series of Trans-Asia workshops that aims to explore new approaches to key themes with the ... Read more
  • From the MAI Director’s Desk  The inaugural seminar of MAI focus theme, “Diversity, Mobility and Inclusion” that was held on 31 March was very successful. We had good discussions on some issues to be further pursued towards trans-Asian investigation. The next seminar will be held on 28 April. We hope to have another stimulating dialogue over ... Read more
  • From the MAI Director’s Desk 2017 will be another exciting year for MAI as there are significant new developments. First, I would like to extend a warm welcome to newly appointed Herb Feith Professor of Indonesian Studies, Ariel Heryanto. He will also act as Deputy Director of MAI with Mridula Chakraborty. As an internationally renowned scholar, ... Read more
  • From the MAI Director’s Desk While the second semester of 2016 is coming to an end and the festive season is approaching in Melbourne, activities within MAI are becoming even more active. In November, the second public seminar of From Asia Literacy to Australia Literacy will be held at Immigration Museum, featuring Andy Trieu, co-presenter of ... Read more
  • From the MAI Director’s Desk  On 22 September, we successfully held the inaugural seminar of “From Asia Literacy to Australia Literacy”. The video of the seminar is now accessible, please watch it if you were not at the event. Also successfully held was the 7th Asian Translation Traditions Conference at Monash Malaysia campus. Participants thoroughly enjoyed ... Read more
  • Monash Asia Institute Bulletin  – September 2016 From the MAI Director’s Desk Many inspiring events are awaiting us in September. We will have the inaugural public seminar, From Asia literacy to Australia literacy, which MAI has jointly organised with Immigration Museum, Melbourne. Please RSVP by 7 September. MAI is also co-organising the 7th Asian Translation Traditions ... Read more
  • MAI BULLETIN AUGUST 2016 From the MAI Director’s Desk Second semester has just begun. Please get ready for exciting events in August. We will have seminarson Gender and sexual diversity in China and India; Malaysian gender politics; Apocalyptic fictions inJapan as well as the screening of Sri Lankan film, “The Singing Pond”. We are also pleased toannounce ... Read more
  • MAI BULLETIN MAY 2016 From the MAI Director’s Desk MAI Research Day is coming soon. It is an exciting initiative to develop crossfaculty collaborative projects on environment, sustainability and social changes in Asia. We have received many interesting expressions of interest and really look forward to having a productive scholarly exchange! MAI welcomes a new research initiative, South Asian Diaspora International ... Read more
  • MAI BULLETIN APRIL 2016_ From the MAI Director’s Desk Easter break is over and MAI is gearing up for a multitude of activities. We are organizing aspecial international seminar of TransAsiaas Method, in which two distinguished scholars willdiscuss “Diaspora Diplomacy” in the context of India and Australia. A new Film ScreeningSeminar will begin in April. The first ... Read more
  • MAI BULLETIN MARCH 2016 From the MAI Director’s Desk Another exciting year awaiting us! MAI will be organizing three major international conferences in Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne andBangkok and call for papers of the latter two conferences are now open. We are starting a new seminar series, “sex and sexuality” as part of TransAsia as method. And MAI Research Day inSemester ... Read more
  • MAI BULLETIN NOVEMBER_DECEMBER 2015_ From the MAI Director’s Desk As second semester is approaching the end, we are moving into a conference season. November and early December will have many interesting seminars and conferences at Monash University and around Melbourne, some of which you will find mentioned in this Bulletin. The ARC DP and DECRA 2016 results ... Read more
  • MONASH ASIA INSTITUTE OCTOBER BULLETIN As the weather warms up, MAI is gearing up for an exciting event schedule for October. MAI will co-organize an international conference with National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei. We plan to regularly co-organize  international conferences in Asian cities and this is our first venture. Many prominent scholars will gather there ... Read more
  • From the MAI Director’s Desk It has been confirmed that the 3rd MAI Research Day will be held on 16 October Friday 2015. This time, we will openly discuss what we can do in order to further enhance the study (both teaching & research) of Asia at Monash. This will be a brainstorming session and we ... Read more
  • From the MAI Director’s Desk The second semester has just started at Monash and we will have many exciting events to come. In August, Mridula Nath Chakraborty, who joined Monash Asia Institute this year, will give an inaugural talk. We also have Japanese Studies Center’ monthly seminar and Asian Cultural & Media Studies Research Cluster will ... Read more
  • MAI Bulletin-June2015 From the MAI Acting Director’s Desk Dear MAI colleagues and peers, The MAI Research Day brought to us an astonishing breadth of expertise in Asian research being done at Monash University. Ranging from disciplines as varied as Tibetan Buddhism and tourism in the Indo-Pacific, from inter-faith weather stations to ethnomusicology in South East Asia, from the ... Read more