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17th New Zealand Asian Studies Society International Conference 2007


The organising committee has put out a call for papers, due 1 August 2007.

This will be an open, multidisciplinary conference. Participants are invited to submit panel or paper proposals presenting original research on any Asian-related topic. Proposals for panels are welcome. We can accept only one paper submission per person. Emerging scholars and postgraduate students are particularly welcome.

Paper presentations will be allocated 30 minutes (20 minutes presentation and 10 minutes discussion). Shorter papers with more time for discussion are welcome. Panels will normally comprise three paper presentations.

Submission of Abstracts

Paper abstracts, single spaced and no longer than 200 words, must be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word email attachments before 1 August 2007 to:

On your abstract please indicate the following:


The conference will be held in the St David theatre complex. A list of equipment is available from this link.

While the conference is open and multidisciplinary, papers on either of these following themes are encouraged and will be considered for publication: Asian Diasporas or Regional Pasts and Futures. The conference will not have published proceedings per se, but delegates are encouraged to submit extended versions of their papers for consideration in refereed essay collections on either of these themes. Essays of 5000 to 7000 words long should be emailed to Henry Johnson
( for consideration by 1 March 2008.

Papers on an Asian theme can also be submitted for consideration to the New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies. Essays on a New Zealand theme will be considered for a special issue of Sites: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies.