The 18th New Zealand Asian Studies Society International Conference 2009

Victoria University of Wellington, 6-8 July, 2009
Downtown (Pipitea) Campus

The New Zealand Asian Studies Society (NZASIA), established in 1974, seeks to encourage the spread of knowledge about Asia, its history, its culture and its role in international affairs. The Society's biennial conferences help achieve this aim through the dissemination of original research in all fields concerning Asia. The organising committee has put out a call for papers, and also confirmed keynote speakers.


In our opening programme, on the morning of July 6, we will have welcoming remarks from the Governor General of New Zealand, His Excellency The Hon Anand Satyanand, who will inaugurate the conference, and the Minister of Ethnic Affairs, the Hon Pansy Wong.
The opening will be followed by this year's Nicholas Tarling lecture, from Sugata Bose, the Gardiner Professor of History at Harvard University.

We are also very pleased to announce that the Minister of Ethnic Affairs will host our conference dinner this year, which will take place in the Grand Hall at Parliament on July 7.

In recognition of the special events that we have arranged this year, the conference committee has decided to extend both the abstract deadline and the deadline for the early registration discount by two weeks. They will now fall on March 31 and April 15, respectively. Those who submit an abstract by our initial deadline of March 15, however, can expect to hear about the result of their submission within the coming week.


Chair of Organising Committee:

Stephen Epstein

Important Information concerning REGISTRATION : Please click the link for the 18th New Zealand Asian Studies Society International Conference and then enter your chosen registration option under the "session" heading before proceeding to "registration."

CHILDCARE: Delegates who require child care may contact Student Job Search at Victoria University of Wellington to find trained student caregivers. You may phone (04) 471-1967 or to make arrangements.