NEW WEBSITE: The Asia Pacific Sociological Association
The Asia Pacific Sociological Association (APSA) was established in 1996. It has members from across the Asia Pacific, has a regular international conference approximately every 18 months, and is soon to launch a new on-line, refereed journal (Asia Pacific Sociology). The goals of APSA are goals are:
to establish a network to link sociological associations, sociology departments and individual sociologists in the Asia Pacific region;
to provide information and contacts using such means as the Internet, email and newsletters;
to act as a clearinghouse for co-operation in teaching, research and other professional activities;
to promote and assist the publication of social research focusing upon the region;
to encourage co-operation between sociologists, planners and policy makers at both the regional and community level;
to hold regular regional conferences, seminars and workshops;
to establish and maintain an on-line journal concerning issues in the Asia Pacific region to sociologists worldwide; and
to establish and maintain a website to better promote the concerns deemed most important by the association membership.
APSA prides itself in the fact that its membership reflects the diversity of cultures, nations, ethnicities, and perspectives from across the Asia Pacific region. Its executive committee is constructed to reflect this diversity.
APSA is affiliated organisation with the International Sociological Association (ISA).
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