[csaa-forum] REGISTRATION + WEBSITE for "New Communities, New Racisms" (Melbourne, Australai) now live

Tseen-Ling Khoo tseen-ling.khoo at rmit.edu.au
Wed Sep 7 14:25:41 CST 2011

The REGISTRATION + WEBSITE for the 4th Biennial AASRN conference "New
Communities, New Racisms" is now open! 
http://asianaustralianidentities.org (
http://asianaustralianidentities.org/ ) 
DATES: 10-11 November 2011
Venue: University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
Join us for the 4th Asian Australian Studies Research Network (AASRN)
conference, also known as 'AAI 4', which will be held in Melbourne this
As well as internationally renowned academic keynotes and a national
celebrity, the event features invited panels focused on food-blogging,
diversity and political representation, cinema and the film industry,
emerging Asian Australian communities, and a second novel's literary
Poh Ling Yeow (Poh’s Kitchen, Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Professor Ghassan Hage (University of Melbourne)
Professor Meaghan Morris (Lingnan University and University of Sydney)

“The Second Novel” || Convened by Tseen Khoo || Featuring: Benjamin Law
(The Family Law, Frankie magazine), Tom Cho (Look Who’s Morphing), Alice
Pung (Unpolished Gem, Growing Up Asian in Australia).
“Food-blogging: Culture, Identity, Consumption” || Convened by Tammi
Jonas || Featuring Melbourne bloggers Phil Lees (Last Appetite (
http://www.lastappetite.com/ )), Billy Lee (Half-Eaten (
http://half-eaten.com/ )), and Jane Wong (Deep Dish Dreams (
http://www.deepdishdreams.blogspot.com/ )).
“Is Australian Politics becoming less diverse?” || Convened by Jen Tsen
Kwok || Featuring: Adam Bandt, Dai Le, Lisa Singh, Tsebin Tchen, and
Maria Vamvakinou || Chaired by Peta-Jane Madam ||
"Emerging Asian Australian Communities" || Convened by Audrey Yue ||
Featuring: Shabbr Wahid (Australia Counsel General to India), Cam Nguyen
(CEO, Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association), Soo-lin Quek (Policy
and Research Manager, Centre for Multicultural Youth), Vincent Chow
(President of the Federation of Chinese Association of Victoria) ||
Chaired by Kee Pookong.
"Asian Australian Film Futures" || Convened by Olivia Khoo and Belinda
Smaill || Featuring: Chris Pang (Tomorrow, When the War Began), Mark
Cummins (SBS), Heng Tang (The Last Chip), Christian Were (Madman
REGISTER NOW ( http://www.trybooking.com/11809 ). NOTE: Earlybird
discounted registration closes 30 September.
Conference convenor: Dr Audrey Yue (University of Melbourne,
Direct any conference queries HERE (
http://asianaustralianidentities.org/contact ). 
Preceding the conference will be an ECR workshop day, and following the
conference will be the inaugural Asian Australian Film Forum (
http://asianaustralianfilmforum.wordpress.com/ ).

Dr Tseen Khoo (RMIT University, Melbourne)
tseen.khoo at rmit.edu.au 
* Convenor, AASRN - asianaustralianstudies.org
* Conference committee, AAI 4 - asianaustralianidentities.org
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