Programme

The 19th New Zealand Asian Studies Society International Conference 2011

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

 

Conference Programme

Saturday 2 July 2011
8:30 – 9:00 Receipt of conference badge and registration pack
9:00 – 9:30 Opening Ceremony

Nicholas Tarling Lecture, 9.30am
Speaker:
Professor Joseph Yu-shek Cheng
Chair Professor of Political Science and Coordinator of the Contemporary China Research Project, City University of Hong Kong.
Topic:
China’s democratisation

Sunday 3 July
Plenary Session, 9am: The Environment and Urban Planning
Speaker: Professor Mee Kam Ng
 Director of the Master of Science in Urban Planning programme in the Department of Urban Planning and Design, The University of Hong Kong 
Topic:
Sustainable Development in Asian World Cities: Compelling Reality or Utopian Fantasy?

Monday 4 July
9am Plenary Session, 9am:  Centenary of the end of imperial China
Speaker:
Professor Antonia Finnane
A historian of China and professor in the School of Historical Studies at the University of Melbourne
Topic:
Was it a birth or a death? Or, how after the 1911 revolution nothing was ever quite the same again

A ful programme is available here. (Please note that the programme is subjected to change without notice).

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