Formed in 1977, we were the first country-specific association to be affiliated with the Asian Studies Association of Australia. We participate in the association's biennial conference, and every alternate year we host a symposium at which established and emerging scholars present papers.
The Malaysia and Singapore Society of Australia comprises academics and students from across the University of Sydney and welcomes visiting international scholars.
We participate in and host conferences for which we invite academics and researchers to submit abstracts.
Web of connections towards sustainability: Local, regional, global
8-9 February 2018, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
AHA2018: The scale of history
2-6 July, The Australian National University, Canberra
This lecture seeks to show how a knowledge of Malay history can help explain some of the puzzling features of present-day Malaysian foreign policy.
An appraisal of Singapore’s first half century as republic through an interrogation of its historiography, placing the construction, study and teaching of its history in the context of mainstream politics and official programs of nation building and regime legitimation.
8–10 July 2014
An examination of the tensions inherent in Singapores's model of capitalist development. Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party suffered significant declines in electoral support in the past two elections amid popular concerns about rising inequalities and living costs, declining social mobility and inadequate public infrastructure.