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Regular Magazine: Pacific Geographies
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The Pacific Geographies (PG), ISSN 1435-8360, is the peer-reviewed semi-annual publication of the Association for Pacific Studies (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Pazifische Studien e.V., APSA). It is published through the Department of Human Geography of Hamburg University, Germany. The PG provides an interdisciplinary academic platform to discuss social, cultural, environmental and economic issues and developments in the Asia-Pacific region. It is the aim of the PG to also encourage emerging researchers such as postgraduate students as well as practitioners to report on their research-based work. The PG targets a wide audience of readers including academics and students, public and private sector representatives and the general public with an interest in research that is based in the Asia-Pacific region. In order to uphold scientific standards, all publications in the PG are peer-reviewed.

APSA-Members receive the Pacific Geographies complimentary as benefit of their membership.

Book Series: Pazifik Forum

Introducing APSA

The Association of Pacific Studies (Arbeitsgemeinschaft fuer Pazifische Studien e.V., APSA) was founded as inter-disciplinary academic network in 1987 at the Department of Geograpy of the Technical University Aachen/Germany. The first president of the APSA was Prof. Dr. Werner Kreisel, a geographer, who upheld this position until 2007. The reason for the establisment of the APSA was the common interest in the countries of the Asian-Pacific Region, at the beginning, particularly in the Pacific island states. Activities initiated, so far have been the implementation of workshops, conferences, public lecture series or poster exhibitions. To sustain these efforts a books series PAZIFIK-FORUM was started in 1990. In 1992, this was complemented by the publication of the semi-annual journal PACIFIC GEOGRAPHIES (PG). The latter has developed into the major activity of APSA in recent years.

Above all, the APSA sees its role as one the most important science-based networks in Germany for people who are fascinated by the Asian-Pacific region and are interested in academic exchange.

Overview of Activities


President: Michael Waibel
Treasurer: Ana-Julia Kuschmierz
Vice-President: Benjamin Kuck
Vice-President: Arne Löprick

Honory Member: Dr Joachim Vossen

Please contact us!

phone: +49-40-42.838.50.30 (Michael Waibel)

Last update: 10/2015 - maw

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