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APSA, the Asia Pacific Sociological Association

The Asia Pacific Sociological Association (APSA) was established by the late Emeritus Professor John Western and his sociology colleagues from the Asia Pacific region in 1996. The current president of AAPSA is Dr Amporn Jirattikorn (Thailand). AAPSA motives are to establish a network to connect all the Sociological Associations, sociology departments and individual sociologist in the Asia pacific region as well as works towards the advancement of field sociology and to encourage the co-operation between sociologists, planners and policy makers at both the regional and community level. The Association is a member of International Sociological Association and has fruitful links with sociologists from Asia Pacific and beyond. It aims to maintain an on line journal concerning issues in the Asia pacific region to sociologist worldwide, act as a clearinghouse for the cooperation in professional activities, to promote  and assist the social research focusing upon the region, organize conferences, workshops and seminars. APSA’s membership reflects the diversity of cultures, nations, ethnicities and perspectives across the Asia Pacific region. Its executive committee is constructed to reflect this diversity. AAPSA provides a platform for scholars, professionals with a broadly sociological background and from other departments to exchange their views and ideas of concerning theories and  analyse and interpret the changes in the situation faced by Asian pacific countries in different degrees and speeds of urbanization, development and industrialization and yet with diversity and paradoxes and suggest alternative for the betterment of respective societies and for humankind against the convergence, conflicts and negotiations. AAPSA provide as membership to the field related persons. The last event organized by the Asia Pacific Sociological Association was The 13th Asia Pacific Sociological Association Conference, Cambodia, 24-25 September, 2016. The theme of that conference was “Globalization, Mobility and Borders: Challenges and Opportunities in the Asia-Pacific” with aims to better understand emerging social issues across Asia and the Pacific.

 

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