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“New Zealand’s fisheries quota management system: on an undeserved pedestal”

“New Zealand’s fisheries quota management system: on an undeserved pedestal”

Area Studies Research The Conversation

The article “New Zealand’s fisheries quota management system: on an undeserved pedestal” has been published on The Conversation.

Oriental Studies and Interdisciplinary Area Studies celebrate a suite of newly integrated masters' degrees

Oriental Studies and Interdisciplinary Area Studies celebrate a suite of newly integrated masters' degrees

Area Studies Teaching

Colleagues from the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies yesterday celebrated the completion of a two-year project to review and revise the University’s masters' degrees on China, Japan and South Asia (including India).

Excellent teaching in the Social Sciences Division

Excellent teaching in the Social Sciences Division

Award Teaching Area Studies Education International Development

Members of staff from the Social Sciences Division have received awards in recognition of their excellent teaching in 2016.

How work can lead to suicide in a globalised economy

How work can lead to suicide in a globalised economy

Area Studies Research The Conversation

The article 'How work can lead to suicide in a globalised economy' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Sarah Waters, Senior Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Leeds and Jenny Chan, Lecturer in Sociology and China Studies at the University of Oxford.