The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) will be holding its
13th Biennial Conference at the University of Melbourne on 3-5 July 2000,
hosted by the Melbourne Institute of Asian Languages and Societies
(MIALS). The title of the Conference is:
Below is additional information on the Conference for your interest.
Andre Gunder Frank will be one of several internationally renowned
keynote speakers at this ASAA 2000 Conference. Frank's latest book,
ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age, explains the Rise of the West
in world economic and demographic terms that relate it in a single
historical sweep to the decline of the East around 1800.
Panels will include:
Globalisation and South East Asia - responses to political and economic crisis
Asia in transition
Media in China, Thailand, Indonesia
Library and information needs for Asian studies in the 21st century
Race and predicament of identity
Gender, health and sexuality in Asia
Central Asia in transition - Whose Millennium?
Issues of modernisation
Political change, violence and security issues in Asia
Islam in Southeast Asia
Labour relations and business
International relations in Southeast Asia
Education and literature, arts and performing arts in Asia
Race and Identity in Colonial South Asia
Cultural Wars in South Asia
Globalisationand Women Workers
Bodies in Question; Questions in Bodies (South Asia)
ASAA aims to contribute towards an understanding of Asia in Australia
through promoting Asian studies and the exchange of information on Asia
through publications, conferences and seminars. ASAA 2000 will facilitate
contacts between scholars, teachers, researchers, professionals or anyone
in the field of Asian studies and provide forums for discussion.
More information about the Conference program and registration details
may be found at the conference website (link provided below), or contact Carol Burnett.
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