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The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) is pleased to announce that its 20th Biennial Conference will be held on 8-10 July 2014 at the University of Western Australia, Perth.

The pace of globalisation has made contestation of national borders a key part of both lived realities and academic analysis. Global problems increasingly demand international engagement and cross-disciplinary approaches.  As an integrating theme of the 20th Biennial ASAA Conference we focus on both senses of border-crossing – national and disciplinary – in the multipolar world.

The opening Keynote will be by Professor Chung Min Lee, who will talk about "Why the rise of Asia does not mean the end of the West".

Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner and Keynote for our closing Plenary, will address "The Asianisation of Australia?" 

This is the main website for ASAA 2014. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest chat and news in advance of the Conference via our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ASAA2014.