Deadline for Call for Papers for ASAA 2020 is November 1!

This is a final reminder that the Call for Papers ASAA 2020 (link to live CFP and conference website) will close on November 1, in a little less than one month’s time.

Organised by an interdisciplinary committee, the ASAA 2020 conference is open to scholars, students and community members with an interest in Asia. The conference will be held at and sponsored by the University of Melbourne from 6-9 July 2020. Continue reading

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Korea Update 2019, ANU, Weston Theatre, 20 Sept.

The ANU Korea Institute held the Korea Update 2019 on Friday 20 September at the Crawford Building’s Weston Theatre.

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The 10th Korean Film Festival Australia is headed toward Canberra…

Movie posters List(Canberra)The 2019 Korean Film Festival in Australia (Canberra) Program can be found here. Other information, including Raffle events, can be found here. Film festival and movie trailers can be found here

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New website focused on Korea’s painted cinema billboards

img_5247-1Painted billboards once played an important part in the promotion of local cinemas in Korea. The new Sugoii website shows a collection of old snapshots of such billboards from the 1950 to the present. 

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National Library of Australia Study Grants 2020

Every year, the National Library of Australia offers Asia Study Grants to assist scholars in Australia to undertake short-term intensive research in the Library’s Asian language and Asia-related collections.

Asia Study Grants are open to researchers and PhD students who are citizens of, or residing in Australia and attached to an Australian academic institution.

Fellowship benefits:

  • Up to four weeks intensive research onsite at the Library
  • Economy travel to and from Canberra
  • Honorarium of $1000 per week for accommodation and living expenses
  • Special access to Asian collections, office facilities and specialist staff expertise

We invite applications from PhD, early career or established scholars in any field with a demonstrated need to access the Asian language and related collections at the National Library of Australia. This program is generously supported by the Harold S Williams Trust and private donors. Learn more about the 2020 Asia Study Grants and apply or send your enquiry to

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