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November 30, 2012

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: UW/UBC Graduate Student Asian Studies Conference

Asia in Transition: The 3rd Annual University of Washington/University of British Columbia Asian Studies Conference
University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA
April 12th-14th, 2013

The Jackson School of International Studies China Studies Program at the University of Washington invites current graduate students working in all disciplines to submit papers for its annual conference co-hosted with the University of British Columbia. The conference is set for the weekend of April 12th-14th in Seattle, Washington. The 2013 conference will focus on interdisciplinary papers addressing current developments in Asia (East, Southeast, Central and Southwest). Research which explores modern political, social, linguistic, religious, economic and security developments in Asia is welcomed. Papers that focus on a broad Asian context and consider cultural, historical and political connections will be prioritized. The UW/UBC Graduate Student Conference is held annually to provide an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students to exchange ideas, compare methodologies, and discuss current research on Asia. Accepted scholars will present their research to peers and established scholars in Asian Studies. The UW/UBC conference promotes networking between participants and faculty in the hopes of encouraging collaboration across disciplines.

Alongside the traditional presentation of publication-level scholarship, the UW/UBC conference will also conduct a discussion roundtable for “working papers” with the goal of allowing for collaboration on methodological, research, and thematic challenges inherent to the writing process. This alternative forum will allow scholars with more inchoate or newly undertaken projects to attend and constructively improve work. Graduate students may submit proper research papers to the traditional presentation forum as well as the working paper roundtable if they so choose.

Application Guidelines: a. Applicants must be currently engaged in graduate study ("postgraduate" in British degree classification systems). b. Papers must be related to East, Central, Southeast and/or Southwest Asia. c. Applicants must submit abstracts of no more than 300 words, and a short bio of no more than 100 words, by January 15th, 2013. Abstracts over 300 words will not be considered. Include applicant name, paper title, home institution and three keywords relating to the paper within the abstract document. Applicants are encouraged to submit their abstracts as early as possible.

For general conference inquiries, please contact: jsbyers[at]uw[dot]edu
For abstract submission inquiries, please contact: uwubcasianstudies[at]gmail[dot]com

Posted by zzhu at November 30, 2012 01:35 PM