Staff research in Chinese

Chinese language teaching specialists work alongside researchers in a wide range of fields.

Our research interests include:

  • Linguistics, including language teaching, dialects and language diversity
  • Contemporary popular culture, including film
  • Modern Chinese literature, the literature and culture of the Chinese diaspora, including New Zealand Chinese
  • Modern history and religion
  • Contemporary politics, including the role of NGOs

The University of Auckland has one of the top Chinese-language library holdings among Australasian universities. We also have links with the New Zealand Asia Institute, located in the University’s Business School, and with the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre, which has headquarters in Wellington.

New Zealand Asia Institute

Recent staff publications