New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre

New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre

Welcome to the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre

The Centre is a national centre to promote knowledge and understanding of China today through support for research including collaborative research, lectures, seminars, conferences, visitor exchanges and information sharing. It aims to provide a forum for research on contemporary China, and create a strong and enduring New Zealand network of China specialists, academics and providers. It also aims to strengthen ties between scholars and researchers in leading institutions in New Zealand and counterparts in China.


The New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre is based at Victoria University of Wellington, and in addtion to Victoria University of Wellington it has five University Members. These are: the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, the University of Canterbury, the University of Otago and the University of Waikato.


For more on the Centre, click on About Us.


Apr23SeminarsA Contest for the Hearts and Minds? Chinese Public Diplomacy meets African Public Opinion
Date: 23 April 2015
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: AM 103, Alan MacDiarmid Building, Kelburn Campus
What is China’s engagement with the African continent has received ample scholarly attention in… Read more
Oct8-9ConferencesChina-US Relations in Global Perspective
Date: 8-9 October, 2015
Time: 9.00 am
Venue: Hunter Council Chamber, Kelburn Campus, Victoria University of Wellington
China-US Relations in Global Perspective is an international conference with world-class scholars from China,… Read more

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Inaugural New Zealand International Conference on Contemporary China

China-US Relations in Global Perspective is an international conference with world-class scholars from China, the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and other countries to discuss issues related to the bilateral relationship. The conference will not only look at China-US relations from the perspectives of the two giants. It will also offer an opportunity to examine the bilateral relationship from third parties such as countries in the Asia-Pacific Region and Europe.

Speaker : Professor ZHAO Suisheng, University of Denver

Prof Zhao Suisheng


Ambassador, H.E. Wang Lutong public address in New Zealand

This is Ambassador Wang Lutong first public lecture in New Zealand, it focused on New Zealand-China relations with particular emphasis on what China’s comprehensive reform means for New Zealand. 

Read the full speech here.


The China Research Centre is the lead organiser of the Conference. The conference was held at the National University of Samoa in Apia on 25 and 26 February 2015. It focused on reactions to China's rise and growing role in Oceania. The conference was co-organised with National University of Samoa and the Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou.

Read papers from presenters.