NZASIA 23rd Biennial Conference 2019




- The 22nd Biennial conference, Otago in 2017

- The 21st Biennial conferenceUniversity of Canterbury, 2015.

- The 20th Biennial International Conference, University of Auckland in 2013.

- The 19th Biennial International Conference , Massey University in 2011.

- The 18th Biennial International Conference , Victoria University in Wellington in 2009.

- The 17th Biennial International Conference, University of Otago in 2007.

- The 16th Biennal Conference, University of Waikato in 2005

- The 15th Biennial Conference, University of Auckland in 2003

New Zealand Journal of Asia Studies

See the contents of the latest issue of NZJAS.

NZASIA Executive Committee and Council

A new NZASIA Excutive Committee and Council is now in place. Names and contact details of all office holders are listed on the Office Holders page.

Directories of Asia Specialists

We now have two directories that list New Zealand's Asia specialists who are doing research on Asia-related topics. Go to the Directories Page to access each Directory.


Welcome to NZASIA

The New Zealand Asian Studies Society (NZASIA) is a wholly independent body that since its establishment in 1974 has sought to encourage the spread of knowledge about Asia, its history, its culture and its role in international affairs.

Professor Nicholas Tarling (1931-2017) was the driving force behind the creation of the New Zealand Asian Studies Society. At our biennial conferences, we honour his vision and commitment to the promotion of Asian Studies with the Nicholas Tarling Lecture.


The key objectives of NZASIA and its activities are listed here. For contact details and a list of NZASIA office holders, go to the NZASIA Executive and Council page.


Why join NZASIA? An answer to this question, and membership application instructions are provided here.


The New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies is the NZASIA Society's journal, published twice yearly. The Journal pages list the contents of current and back issues, and include abstracts of articles in the last two issues.


The most recent and all back issues of the Newsletter can be downloaded from the Newsletter page.

Knowing Asia

Knowing Asia: The Challenge for New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector was published by NZASIA in September 2004. It analyses the national survey of Asian Studies conducted in 2003, and makes a set of 23 proposals about how the study of Asia can be strengthened in New Zealand's universities and tertiary colleges.