Monash Asia Institute Bulletin October 2017

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 regions. MAI is also supporting the 6th Asian Australian Studies Research Network (AASRN) conference, “Embodiments and inhabitations” to he held at Immigration Museum on 25-26th Oct. And MAI is co-organising South-Asia Citywide Conference in November that aims to bring together Melbourne based graduate students to share their interest in the region. We will also have Herb Feith Memorial Lecture by Associate Professor Charles Coppel (University of Melbourne), Monash Arts Dean’s Alumini Speaker Series featuring Ibu Dewi Wahab, Consul General of Indonesia (Victoria and Tasmania), a seminar on North Korean migration and more. Please check all details in this bulletin and MAI webpage and participate in the events!

Prof. Koichi Iwabuchi
Director, Monash Asia Institute

MAI Events

MAI International Conference: Other Asians, Asia’s Otherings
30-31 October 2017, Monash University Caulfield campus

6th Asian Australian Studies Research Network Conference: Embodiments and inhabitations
25-26 October 2017, Immigration Museum, Melbourne

South-Asia Citywide Conference
17 November 2017, Monash University, Caulfield campus

CFP: MAI International Conference: “Korean Wave” Still Matters? Present and Future Directions
7-8 June 2018, Monash University Caulfield campus

Australia-Japan Foundation Grant Project Symposium: Immigration Museum: Australia-Japan dialogue on the enhancement of cultural diversity
15 October 2017, Tokyo University of the Arts, Ueno campus


CSEAS (Centre of South East Asian Studies)

Double Book Launches
25 October 2017, Monash University, Caulfield campus


Korean Studies Seminar

20 Years’ Evolution of North Korean Migration
5 October 2017, Monash University Clayton campus


MAI and Japanese Studies Centre, Special Public Lecture

From Counterculture to Subculture The Study of Social Movement in Japan after the 3.11 Disaster
1 November 2017, Japanese Studies Centre, Monash University, Clayton campus


Special Lectures

Herb Faith Memorial Lecture 2017: Normalising Chinese Indonesians
18 October 2017, Monash University, Caulfield campus

Monash Arts Dean’s Alumni Speaker Series
12 October 2017, Hotel Windsor, Melbourne


Other Conferences

Asian Studies Association of Australia Conference 2018
3-5 July 2018

Harvard East Asia Society Conference: “(De)Constructing Boundaries”
9-10 February 2018