Asia Institute Tasmania

The Asia Institute Tasmania is an organisation that will foster engagement with the Asian region by the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian community. It will build professional and institutional relationships with Asia, develop expertise and understanding of Asia, and promote new research activities.

Established in a partnership with the State Government of Tasmania, the Asia Institute Tasmania traverses not just academic boundaries within the university, but engages with the whole Tasmanian community.

Events and details

12 September 2017

The Asia Institute of Tasmania and the School of Humanities held a morning tea to welcome two new visiting scholars who will be based at the AIT.

Ms Jing Zhang from Changzhou University, will work on post-colonial literature, especially the work of Chinese-American writer Gish Jen.  Ms Zhang will be based in the AIT until March 2018.

Ms Ning Li from Hainan Technician Institute, will work on tourism-related issues.  She is especially keen to learn how Tasmania tracks the activities of inbound tourists.  She will be based in AIT until September 2018.

Both scholars are keen to make contact with Tasmanians who share their interests.  Please email for contact details.

Visiting scholars
(LtoR) - Jing Zhang and family, Lyn Richards (Executive Officer, School of Humanities), Della Clark (Executive Officer, AIT), Ning Li and Professor James Chin (Director, AIT)

22 September 2017
High Noon in the East - The Crisis in North Korea and International Law

Matthias Hartwig, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany

Further information here

28 September 2017
China's Rural E-Commerce and Gendered (Dis-)Enablement

A/Professor Haiqing Yu, Contemporary Chinese Media and Culture, School of Humanities

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The Asia Institute Tasmania is interested in Asia-related expertise and connections within the university and beyond.

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