Have you ever seen “Asia”?

Coordinator: MAI Director, Koichi Iwabuchi & MAI advisory members

19 March (Tue) 3-6pm (reception from 4:30), Elizabeth Burchill Room (G39), Performing Arts Building (Bld. 68), Clayton

Mon@sia is a public forum that critically engages with the often quoted phrase “Asian literacy in the Asian century” by rethinking fundamental questions of why and how we study about “Asia”. Open to all students and the general public, the forum aims to facilitate discussion of some key issues, such as: how do we go beyond the compartmentalization of the studies of “Asia” as something happening “over there”? How can we comprehend “Asia” as being always and already a part of Australian society? How can we enhance the sense of shared-ness, together-ness and connected-ness in a global perspective to reimagine “Asia” and “Australia” in mutual terms? This inaugural event will focus on these key issues in an open forum that encourages a free exchange of all participants’ views. The forum will be followed by light refreshments. We very much look forward to seeing you at Mon@sia!!

RSVP to: MAI-Enquiries@monash.edu


Semester 1 Schedule

  • 16 April, 3-5pm Rethinking teaching/studying/researching “Asian Studies” Coordinator: Prof. Carolyn Stevens and A/Prof. Helen Marriott (School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics)
  • 21 May, 3-5pm Teaching and Learning “Asian literacy” in Australia School System Coordinator: Dr. Hongzhi Zhang & Mr. Philip Chan (Faculty of Education)
  • 18 June, 3-5pm Generating “Asian knowledge” Coordinator: Dr. William Peterson (Centre for Theatre and Performance)

We would welcome any proposals (session coordination, possible speakers, topics and formats) for Mon@sia.

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