The NZASIA 23rd Biennial International 2019 Conference will be hosted by the Victoria University of Wellington

Conference Links



Pre-conference Postgraduate Workshop

Keynote Speakers

Call for Papers

Emerging Scholar Panel and Prize

NZASIA post-graduate essay prize



- The NZASIA 22nd Biennial International Conference, University of Otago, 2017

- The 21st Biennial conference University 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





The Asia New Zealand Foundation Panel and Best paper Prize for Emerging Scholars


The New Zealand Asian Studies Society is pleased to announce a panel and best paper prize for emerging scholars, to be funded by the Asia New Zealand Foundation, at the upcoming NZASIA biennial conference from November 24-27 at Victoria University of Wellington.
Aim: To provide a forum for early-stage researchers (including postgraduate students and staff) to present on their research from a diversity of fields unified around a timely theme, “Drivers of Innovation and Disruption in Asia” (see below).
PLEASE NOTE: because of Foundation funding criteria, eligibility for financial support and the prize is limited to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. Eligible participants for the general NZASIA conference will automatically be considered for the Emerging Scholars panel.
Format: Participants will present as part of a panel session within the regular conference programme themed “Drivers of Innovation and Disruption in Asia.” Speakers will address trends or developments in their area of research that represent points of innovation and/or disruption, interpreted broadly, in the region, and their potential global impact: including on international relations, technology, politics, defense/security, trade, norms, connectivity, economics, etc. 
Participants: A panel of three postgraduate students/early career researcher (up to five years after their final degree) and a discussant. We encourage participants from a wide variety of disciplines.
The Asia New Zealand Foundation will provide conference travel/registration/accommodation support for panellists/discussant. Funding will be capped at two grants of $1000 for eligible scholars coming from outside of New Zealand, and two grants of $500 for those coming from within New Zealand. The Asia New Zealand Foundation will organise and chair the panel and also offer a “Best Paper” prize of $1000.
Please note that in order to be considered for financial support and the prize, an abstract must be submitted by August 15 2019, and a full paper by October 31 2019 – both to be sent directly to Dr James To, Senior Adviser (Research and Engagement) Asia New Zealand Foundation  jto@asianz.org.nz