Call for Papers

The 19th New Zealand Asian Studies Society International Conference 2011

Massey University, Palmerston North, 2 - 4 July 2011
Turitea campus


The organising committee has put out a call for papers, which are due by 30 April 2011.

The rise of Asia and shift of emphasis to Asia as the site of emerging power are key factors in the twenty-first century. We are seeking papers on topics of original research that address these and other issues on the local, national and international levels and in a context that is multidisciplinary. The discourses could include East, Southeast, South, Central and West Asia. We welcome all topics related to these areas as well as proposals for panels. Participants are especially invited to submit proposals for papers on plenary session themes. We accept one paper submission only 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.

All papers will be included in a conference proceedings with ISBN number.  The organizers are considering producing an edited volume.

Submission of Abstracts

Paper abstracts, single spaced and no longer than 200 words, must be
submitted electronically as Microsoft Word email attachments through the
New Submission link (below) before 15 May 2011.

Abstract Submission


On your abstract please indicate the following:



Plenary Session themes:
Main plenary session
· China's political and social change

Environment and urban planning in Asia
·     sustainable development
·     climate change
·     institutions and institutional change

 Centenary of the end of imperial China
·  May Fourth and beyond
·  from republicanism to post-socialism

Other panel themes
·     language, literature and the arts
·     media and film
·     economics
·     politics, foreign policy and international relations
·     human rights
·     women, gender
·     philosophy, history, religion
·     migration and diasporas
·     cultural studies
·     health
·     Other (please specify)