Staff research in Asian Studies

Staff within Asian Studies come from a variety of academic disciplines.

Our diverse academic interests include history, politics, sociology, linguistics, literature, gender and cultural studies and film. We also specialise in a range of countries, cultures and languages.

Many of our staff members are involved in collaborative projects with other researchers both in and outside Asian Studies. Some of the shared themes include culture and film in contemporary East Asia, feminist criticism, Korean and Chinese diaspora studies and the construction of national/cultural identities.

Another area of research interest is language teaching theory and methods, which informs and supports our language-based programmes.

Read more about the diverse range of Asian Studies academic staff research interests.

Read about books, essays and academic papers published by staff and researchers from Asian Studies.

The Confucius Institute

Staff in Asian Studies and the Asian languages have close associations with the University of Auckland’s Confucius Institute. This institute was established to enhance understanding between China and New Zealand.

The Confucius Institute  

Islamic Studies Research Unit

The Islamic Studies Research Unit was established within Asian Studies to promote scholarship in the field of Islamic Studies.

The Islamic Studies Research Unit.

The New Zealand Asia Institute

This University of Auckland research centre focuses on engagement with Asia, provides a forum for informed debates, and offers a bridge to Asia-related expertise and research within the University.

The New Zealand Asia Institute