Dear AASRNers, Delighted to share the first keynote address, by Gilbert Caluya, at the Asian Australian Identities 7 conference on Genealogies of Identity Politics held at the Immigration Museum in November 2019. Gilbert’s reworked paper is a fascinating take on identity politics via the genealogical analysis of Asia as a metageographical concept and through an interrogation of colonial cartographies. A MUST-READ for every Asian Australian! Thank you Mindy Gill & Eleanor Jackson for your lovely work on this special issue.