Active since 1999, the Asian Australian Studies Research Network (AASRN) was formally
established in 2006.
That means it’s our 10th birthday this year!
So, what are we doing to celebrate a formal decade’s worth of AASRN goodness?
First up, network convenor Tseen Khoo solicited critical, personal reflections from 10 diverse AASRN members for a special section of Peril. We’ve called it ’10 x 10′. On social media, it’s hashtagged #AASRN10x10.
As well as this special collection project with this excellent crew, AASRN is teaming up with Peril again when celebrating with a wonderful event in MELBOURNE in November, which is generously sponsored by the University of Melbourne’s Research Unit for Public Cultures (RUPC). The event celebrates our longstanding association with Peril. AASRN Chair Professor Jacqueline Lo will be speaking, and the special 10 x 10 edition will be launched with rolling readings, live art and dance from Asian Australian cultural producers, writers and artists.
In SYDNEY, on 4 November, AASRN is part of the fantastic Twenty Years – 4A symposium that has been featured on this newsblog recently.
On a final retrospective, celebratory note – for this news update, at any rate! – the AASRN would like to thank its stalwart academic and community champions over the years. There are too many to name here! They include journal editors, university research leaders, leaders of community organisations, higher degree students and early career researchers, cultural activists, and peers who teach Asian Australian Studies material and who have published with us on in many areas.
Without their active support and advocacy, funding and creativity, volunteer labour and passion for our area, the network wouldn’t have achieved as much as it has.
Here’s to all of them – and to another big decade!