21st Biennial New Zealand Asian Studies Conference, 29 Nov-1 Dec 2015

The School of Language, Social and Political Sciences will be hosting the 21st New Zealand Asian Studies Conference from 29 November to 1 December.

The conference is the largest gathering of Asia specialists in New Zealand and attracts participants from New Zealand as well as from overseas.

The conference theme is ‘Asian Intersections: Identities and Linkages’.

More than 130 papers will be presented at the conference covering a range of disciplines across the diverse regions of Asia.

Many of the conference panels explore the plural and complex networks that have crossed countries and regions, intersecting histories and cultures.

Door Knocker, Nagasaki

As part of our community engagement, a number of events on Sunday, 29 November, will be open to the public, including the keynote address by Prof Xianglong Zhang and the screening of a documentary on the partition of India and Pakistan.

The Sunday events from 3:45 pm to 6:45 pm (Central Lecture Theatres) are open to the public. In conjunction with the conference, the ‘Discovering De Jong’ exhibition will be held in the library from 27 November to 13 December.

This exhibition showcases manuscripts, rare books and journals on Central and Southeast Asian religions held at the University of Canterbury library.

Click here for more information on the conference or email naimah.talib@canterbury.ac.nz