The Centre for Asian Pacific Studies (CAPS) was established in 1986 to further enrich and enhance the quality of research on issues related to the Asia-Pacific region. Drawing from the University's experts in social sciences and related disciplines, the Centre aims to stimulate greater general interest and understanding of the Asia-Pacific region through the promotion of collaborative projects amongst scholars and experts. The Centre is committed to build a wide-ranging network of research contacts specialised in the Asian Pacific.
1. To support and enhance the University's research productivity, especially in interdisciplinary studies focused on the Asia-Pacific region;
2. To focus research on practical policy issues which are important to governments, businesses, and the public;
3. To build and develop research networks for scholars and institutions specialised in the Asia-Pacific region.
Seminars and Conferences
CAPS periodically organises lectures and seminars with other research centres and academic departments of the University. Scholars, experts, and leaders are invited to share their ideas, findings, and opinions on issues relevant to the Asia-Pacific region. These interactions provide Lingnan staff and students with opportunities to exchange ideas with specialists on Asian Pacific studies.
CAPS also holds academic workshops throughout the year, and traditionally sponsor an annual conference on Asian Pacific themes. Past conferences covered issues related to Korea, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The Centre is constantly examining timely topics that warrant further studies and aim to use these workshops, seminars, and conferences as a medium to facilitate the exchange of ideas between Hong Kong scholars and their international counterparts.
CAPS publishes a Working Paper series to showcase the updated research findings of its Centre Fellows, Honorary Fellows, and visiting scholars. The Centre also regularly produces proceedings from its conferences.
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