Korea Research & Engagement Centre of Western Australia

서호주 한국 연구소

Welcome to the KRC at Curtin University

The Korea Research & Engagement Centre of Western Australia is WA's premier Korea-focused research and engagement centre located at Curtin University in Perth.

Established with support from the Academy of Korean Studies, the Korea Research & Engagement Centre of WA is a hub for Korean Studies teaching and research in the Perth metropolitan area and Western Australia, aiming to train future scholars in Korean Studies through a strong focus on facilitating postgraduate and postdoctoral research opportunities, as well as research-led teaching. The KRC also welcomes affiliate members from outside Curtin University to collaborate on Korea-focused projects and we frequently host events aimed at bringing together Korea experts, as well as industry and public sector partners across our region.

In addition, the Centre seeks to foster collaboration among researchers engaged in Korea-related research in West Australian higher education institutions, and connect them with key stakeholders in the WA business community, state government and non-profit organisations with Australia-Korea interests.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers include:

Dr Aditia Gunawan

Associate Professor Stephen Epstein

Professor Lynne Y. Nakano

Professor Mark Wang

Professor Crystal Abidin




25th Biennial

Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)

July 1-4th 2024

at Curtin University

As the largest gathering of experts working on Asia in the southern hemisphere, the 25th Biennial Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) conference offers a unique platform for developing and discussing research ideas, broadening the scope and foci of area studies and related disciplines, and fostering the growth of academic and institutional networks. A regular feature of Australian scholarship since 1976, the ASAA conference brings together aspiring, emerging, and experienced scholars and practitioners to shape and inform future trajectories of Asian Studies in the country and beyond.


In partnership with ASAA, School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry (MCASI) and the Faculty of Humanities, the Korea Research and Engagement Centre at Curtin University, the 2024 Conference explores the theme of Asia Futures: Studies of, in and with Asia, with a specific focus on the Asian region and Asian Studies as the site of future possibilities, challenges, and interconnections. Participants are encouraged to examine and reflect on the vast potentials and uncertainties that lie ahead in what is now referred to as the “Asian Century” and engage with the complexities of the ever-evolving Asian region and its profound impact on the world. We encourage participants to reflect on their topics in the context of the field of Asian Studies, considering in particular how area studies approaches can intersect with other academic disciplines in addressing the pressing issues of the day, such as the rising tide of authoritarianism, flows of popular culture, gender and sexuality, or climate change and inequality.

Register now via this link: https://www.asaa2024.org/registration 

This conference is supported by the Core University Program for Korean Studies through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and Korean Studies Promotion Service of the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS-2022-OLU-2250005).

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