Welcome to the home page of the Irish Association for Asian Studies (IAAS) – An Cumann Éireannach um an Léann Áiseach

The aim of IAAS is to promote Asian Studies in Ireland, and to advance education through the critical and analytical study of Asia and Asia-related topics by providing a forum for scholarly activity. It also seeks to foster a variety of academic activities, such as conferences, seminars, workshops and publications.

It will also provide a space to bring together scholars who engage with all aspects of academic research on Asia from pre-modern times until the present day.



We would like to express our sadness for the loss our colleagues Professor Jackie Sheehan (UCC), President of IAAS, and Professor Adrian Tien (TCD), who both recently passed away.  They are dearly missed.

This year the annual IAAS conference will not take place, but next year IAAS3 will be held at DCU – details will follow at a later date.


Le gach dea-mhéin,

Dr. Kevin Cawley – Secretary of IAAS