Conference Report

Conference Report

On November 23 and 24, 2012, the International Association for Asia Pacific Studies (IAAPS) 3rd Annual Conference was held at the Department of Japanese Studies, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Co-sponsored by APU, the conference was held under the theme of "Change in the Asia Pacific World: Challenges and Opportunities". The conference was held in parallel sessions each focusing on a separate aspect of Asia Pacific studies such as ethnicity, language learning, regional security, resource management and literature. The conference kicked-off with a welcoming speech by IAAPS President and inaugural President of APU, SAKAMOTO Kazuichi. This conference was co-sponsored by APU, the Chinese University of Hong Kong Department of Japanese Studies, New Asia College, United College, and the Chung Chi College (three of the constituent colleges of The Chinese University of Hong Kong).

Please click here(PDF) for the program.

Keynote Speeches

Professor Tereso S. TULLAO, Jr

Professor of Economics & Director of the Angelo King Institute, De La Salle University

Title: “Investing in Human Capital: The Key in Transforming the Asia-Pacific Region”


Dr. Amitendu PALIT

Head (Partnerships & Programmes) & Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore

Title: “The Trans Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership (TPP) : Implications for the Asia-Pacific”


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