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.
The China Research Centre will be the lead organiser of a Conference to be held at the National University of Samoa in Apia on 25 and 26 February 2015. It will focus on reactions to China's rise and growing role in Oceania. Partners in the project are the China Centre, the National University of Samoa and the Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou.