Monash Asia Institute Bulletin April 2017

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 significant issues on the theme of on “Migration, Diaspora and Belonging”. While April is a month of Easter Break, there will be other exciting events such as the third “From Asia Literacy to Australia Literacy” seminar, which will discuss the experiences of “being the Asian student” in Melbourne; a Mon@sia seminar that will consider the emerging trend of socially critical school reform in many parts of Asia and a Japanese Studies Centre seminar that will discuss linguistic variants in Japanese. We are also pleased to announce that MAI supports the 6th Asian Australian Identities Conference of the Asian Australian Studies Research Network, which will be held in October 2017. Call for paper is open now. Please also be reminded that the call for expression of participation in MAI postgraduate research Day on 1 May is still open. Please check all details in this bulletin.

Professor Koichi Iwabuchi
Director, Monash Asia Institute

MAI Seminars

From Asia Literacy to Australia Literacy
On Being the Asian Student in the Asian Century, Melbourne 12 April 2017, Immigration Museum, Melbourne

Trans Asia as Method: Focus theme seminar
Key issues on Migration, Diaspora and Belonging for Trans-Asian approaches 28 April 2017, HB39, Monash University, Caulfield campus

Mon@Sia Seminar
Socially critical school reform in Asia
27 April 2017, N7.02, Monash University, Clayton campus

Japanese Studies Centre Seminar
 ‘-Ga or -O? Which one to use?’ 12 April 2017, JSC, Monash University, Clayton campus

MAI Research Day: Call for Expression of Participation
MAI Postgraduate Students Research Day

1 May 2017, S901, Monash University Caulfield campus

Call for Papers

Embodiments and Inhabitations -The 6th Asian Australian Identities (AAI6)  conference of the Asian Australian Studies Research Network

25-26 October 2017, Immigration Museum, Melbourne

The next MAI Bulletin is scheduled for 7 May 2017.

If you have any news on any events or other announcements that you would like us to include, please forward this to by 1 May 2017.