April 21, 2014

Call for papers: Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Literature

The Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Literature was founded in 2007. It is an academic journal that publishes scholarly research on Chinese literature, history, philosophy, and cross-border studies. The latest issue has just been released at http://www.cl.nthu.edu.tw/files/11-1278-7432.php.

The Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Literature is currently issuing a call for papers. The Journal, which is published biannually, is open to the public, and welcomes submissions from both domestic and overseas scholars. The Journal initiates the peer review process upon receipt of the manuscript, and it takes an average of 3 months to complete the review process. For more details regarding the Journal and the format required for submitted manuscripts, please consult the attached file. The Journal accepts submissions via both mail and e-mail. Printed submissions should be sent to: Department of Chinese Literature, No.101, Sec. 2, Guangfu Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City 30013, Taiwan (R.O.C.); whereas electronic submissions should be sent to the following email address: thjcl[at]my[dot]nthu[dot]edu[dot]tw.

Posted by zzhu at 11:31 AM

March 18, 2014

Call for papers - Globalization: The End of U.S. Hegemony?

12th Annual Global Studies Association Conference

Sponsored by the Department of Sociology of Loyola University

June 6 - 8, 2014

Loyola's Water Tower Campus in downtown Chicago near the Magnificent Mile.

Keynote speakers include: Beverly Silver, John Hopkins University; Lisa Brock, Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, Kalamazoo College; Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research; Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza, Consul General of Venezuela in Chicago.

Plus Keynote panels on China, Latin America and Europe.

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We will consider all abstracts on the topic of globalization. The GSA is a multi-disciplinary organization, therefore all relevant topics from any academic area or from activists are of interest.

Please send a 100-word abstract in the body of an email with the subject line GSA Conference Abstract to Jerry Harris at gharris234@comcast.net. Include your name, affiliation, and active email address.

If you wish to be removed from the announcement list for this once-a-year event, email carld717[at]gmail[dot]com

Deadline for abstracts is May 5, 2014.

For more conference information go to:

http://www.net4dem.org/mayglobal

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February 10, 2014

Yale Journal of International Affairs Call for Submissions - Volume 9, Issue 2

DEADLINE: MARCH 23, 2014

The Yale Journal of International Affairs (YJIA) is a biannual print journal that seeks to bridge the gap between the academic and policy worlds. YJIA publishes articles, interviews, and op-eds by scholars, think tanks, policy practitioners, and advanced graduate students on topics of international affairs with implications for policy. We look for original argumentation and insightful criticism.

Recent contributors to the Yale Journal of International Affairs include: Marc Grossman, Ryan Crocker, Francis Gavin, Robert Jervis, John M. Owen IV, Marc Trachtenberg, Stephen M. Walt, Alexander Evans, Oona Hathaway, John Lewis Gaddis, Paul Solman, Nicoli Nattrass, Jolyon Howorth, Richard Goldstone, Janet Napolitano, and Stanley McChrystal, among others. To view YJIA’s archives, visit us online at yalejournal.org.

SUBMISSIONS
The Yale Journal of International Affairs accepts three types of submissions:
1) Articles (3,000 to 5,000 words) - Please include a 100-word abstract.
2) Op-Eds (800 words or less)
3) Book Reviews (2,000 words or less)

FORMATTING YOUR SUBMISSION*
· All citations should take the form of endnotes.
· All submissions must conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition.
· All submissions must include a short bio, which should not exceed three sentences in length.

Please send submissions by email to
YJIA Editor-in-Chief Lindsey Walters at lindsey.walters[at]yale[dot]edu
no later than March 23, 2014.

* Failure to follow these guidelines may result in your piece not being considered. Authors will be notified of the status of their submissions no later than five weeks after the submissions period has closed. Release of Volume IX Issue II is expected in early summer 2014. The views expressed in this journal do not necessarily represent those of the Journal’s editorial board, board of advisors, or any other entity at Yale University.

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February 09, 2014

Queer Fan Cultures in Greater China, edited collection

Editors:
Maud Lavin, School of the Art Institute of Chicago;
Ling Yang, Xiamen University;
Jing Zhao, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Contact Email: queerfandom2014[at]yahoo[dot]com

Timeline:
Proposal due May 30, 2014 (1000-1500 words);
Acceptance Notification by July 30, 2014;
Final Submission due Dec 30, 2014 (5000-8500 words)

CALL:
Queer fandom nowadays has become a global phenomenon. It helps exemplify the complexities, anxieties, conflicts, and negotiations within and surrounding the collision of global, national, and regional cultures. Some of its subdivided fields, such as Western slash and Japanese Boys’ Love (BL), have received significant academic attention since 1980s (e.g., Aoyama, 1988; Bacon-Smith 1992; Buckley 1991; Fujimoto 1991; Jenkins 1992; Kinsella 1998; Matsui 1993; Penley 1992; Russ 1985). Especially in recent years, the distributions and interpretations of BL across language and geographical boundaries, the distinctiveness and similarities between BL and slash genres, the pornographic aspect of BL, slash, and other forms of queer fannish productions have been emphasized in a body of scholarly literature worldwide (e.g., Brienza 2009; Chao 2013; Galbraith 2011; Glasspool 2013; Isaksson 2009; Keft-Kennedy 2008; Levi 2009; Levi & McHarry & Pagliassotti 2010; Martin 2012; McLelland 2000; Meyer 2013; Mizoguchi 2008; Nagaike 2003; Nagaike 2009; Pagliassotti 2009; Penley 1991; Perper & Cornog 2002; Sabucco 2003; Shamoon 2012; Silvio 2011; Welker 2006; Wood 2006; Wood 2013; Zanghellini 2009).

Meanwhile, the blooming of Chinese queer fandoms in the past two decades has also offered rich sites of queer representations of gender and sexuality. Greatly shaped by Chinese traditional romantic literature, Japanese BL, and Western slash cultures (Feng 2009; Xu & Yang 2013; Yang & Bao 2012; Zheng 2009), contemporary Chinese queer fan cultures have been enjoying a growing diversity. The objects Chinese fans queerly fantasize about are by no means limited to local Chinese celebrities, nor to self-identified queer celebrities. The proliferation of cross-regional, cross-cultural, and transnational Chinese queer fandoms dedicated to androgynous celebrities, queer media, and popular culture is also hard to ignore. Yet, research explicating the intricacies of gender identities, sexual desires, regional differences, national belongings, and global queer cultural convergence and hybridization within Chinese queer fandoms is still far from adequate.

To fill this research gap, this edited collection stresses the struggles, potentials, and dynamics of queerness unveiled within a variety of the fannish contexts of Greater China. Bearing on the intersecting of global cultures studies, post-colonial studies, modern queer theory, and media audience research, we view queerness as a nonstraight spectatorial position (Doty 1993; Kohnen 2008) and/or a productive space (Munoz 1999). These expansive interests have also renegotiated certain online relations along homosocial lines, at times blurring, at times contesting boundaries between fans who define themselves as queers and those who do not. Accordingly, we aim to examine Chinese queer fandom as a grassroots cultural palimpsest that reconfigure, contest against, trespass, and/or overturn the dominant scripts of identity and subjectivity.

We seek chapter contributions that elaborate the cultural specificities, significances, transformativity, hybridity, historicity, and futurity epitomized by Chinese queer fan cultures. We are especially keen to receive manuscripts that consider the queer dimensions of gender, sexuality, desire, and fantasy from a wide range of Chinese temporal and geographical settings. We also very welcome submissions that employ interdisciplinary and/or comparative approaches.

Manuscript topics may include but are not limited to:
- Genders and Sexualities in Chinese Boys’ Love/Slash and Girls’ Love/Femslash Fandoms
- Queerness and Performativity in Chinese Fandoms Dedicated to Anime and Cosplay/Role-Play/Life-Play
- Chinese Queer Readings of Media, Popular Culture, and Celebrities Worldwide
- Chinese Queer Fans’ Gender- and Sexuality-Related Identities, Agencies, Subjectivities, Fantasies, Desires, Connections, and Relationships within Fan Communities
- Racial Representation, Distant Cultural Construction, and Non-Chinese Imagination in Chinese Queer Fan Cultures
- The Interrelationship and Interaction between Chinese Queer Fandoms, Queer Organizations, Queer Movements, Queer Politics, and Queer Grassroots Publics and Communities
- Queer, Pornographic Representations of Male/Female Sexualities in Chinese Queer Fandoms
- The Transgressiveness, Multivalence, and Constructedness of Masculinities and Femininities in Chinese Fan-Made Queer Productions
- Violence, Abuse, and Aggressiveness in Chinese Fan-Made Queer Productions
- The Interplay of the Boom of Boys’ Love/Slash and/or Girls’ Love/Femslash Industries, Fans’ Passions for Queering and Queerness, and the Commercialization of and Censorship on Queer Media in Greater China
- Imaginaries Related to Transgender Issues that Intersect with Chinese Queer Fan Practices
- Rethinkings of Fandom and Homosociality Related to Broadly Defined Chinese Queer Fan Practices

Note:
We are only interested in academic analytic papers grounded in certain critical/theoretical perspectives that have NOT been published elsewhere.

To submit chapter proposal submissions for consideration, please send a 1000- to 1500- word abstract (outlining the topic, methods, and fan-related materials used) with working bibliography and a CV to the book editors at queerfandom2014[at]yahoo[dot]com by May 30th, 2014.

Acceptance will be handled on a rolling basis till the end of July, 2014. Early submissions are strongly encouraged.

Completed, well-polished papers from accepted contributors should run
between 5,000 to 8,500 words and are expected before the end of December, 2014.

Posted by zzhu at 03:07 PM

Crowd-sourcing a series on the history and contemporary politics of China

The Global Commentator is crowd-sourcing a series on the history and contemporary politics of China.

The China series relies on university students as well as established academics to submit essays, which will then be edited and published once the series is complete.

Please browse through the chapter outline and select which essay question you would like to answer: http://globalcommentator.com/the-history-of-china-chapter-outlines/

The submission deadline is the 5th of May 2014.

Any questions or suggestions? Please contact our China series editor Alice Hunter at china.series@globalcommentator.com

Posted by zzhu at 02:53 PM

January 22, 2014

International Conference on India-China Relations: Implications for Peace and Prosperity of Asia

What often gets sidelined is the fact that India and China were not each other’s immediate neighbours before the 1950s. Tibet was a strategic buffer between the two. Their knowledge of each other was limited. The Himalayas, traditionally a natural barrier in the North, kept them separated. The Chinese annexation of Tibet altered the situation so much as remain an eternal source of tension in Sino-Indian relations. Long before the 1962 war Tibet began to plague Beijing and Delhi’s relationship when China accused India of trying to undermine its rule in Tibet while India charged China with suppressing Tibetan autonomy. The 1962 war served to solidify those suspicions. This has had both strategic and tactical consequences. Not only India and China but the other world has not given much importance to the completion of 50 years (1962-2012) of India-China War. During these five decades the relations between these two countries were not stable, specifically during Cold War period. The defeat brought the Nehru era to a sad end and the years that followed saw the turbulent transition to the Indira Gandhi era. The visits of the successive Prime Ministers of India, Rajiv Gandhi in 1988 and P.V. Narasimha Rao in 1993 to China, created supportive environment for the normalization of relations between the two Asian giants. But, the Sino-Indian relations since 2007 have not been even. Though the efforts were sincere and serious, the talks on resolving the border issue were stalled. What is more, there have been reports of increased Chinese incursions across the Line of Actual Control, and increased Chinese activity in the Northern Areas of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK). The continuing Chinese military build-up, the growth of its infrastructure in Tibet and the nationalistic rhetoric coming out of China have raised the specter of another Sino-Indian clash.

Still India and China are continuing their normal relations which is evident from the exchange of visits at the highest political level; opening up the opportunities of commerce, economic cooperation, joint ventures as well as trade; continuation of dialogue at academic, cultural and intellectual levels.

In the process of integration, China and India, given the size of their populations, as well as their central strategic position in international and regional relations, will inevitably play fundamentally important, and sometimes even dominating, roles. Spectacular growth rates of their economies has an enormous impact on the global and regional economy. Their import capacity has created the new basis for Asian regional growth while many Asian economies’ exports to India and China have been substantially rising over the recent years. The result is that Asian countries are becoming less dependent on the North American and European markets, and more on the Indian and Chinese markets. As a result, both the countries have intensified their regional initiatives and India and China have emerged as crucial players in the regional economic integration process in Asia. The bilateral initiatives of India and China are driven by both economic and political factors, including the so-called ‘domino effect’ or ‘fear of exclusion’.

Under these circumstances, the relevant question today is whether India and China are destined to remain rivals? Not necessarily. But this would require accommodating each other’s aspirations. Their relations can be cooperative or confrontationist, or a mixture of both. There is also an asymmetry in the balance of power between China and India, as a result of the strategic behavior of the former is unpredictable.

Since the Prime Ministers of India and China have already declared the year 2014 as the 'Year of Friendly Exchanges' to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the enunciation of ‘Panchsheel’- the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, the Centre for Southeast Asia & Pacific Studies is holding a three-day International Conference on “India-China Relations: Implications for Peace and Prosperity of Asia” on October 11-13, 2014. It is our pleasure to request you to contribute a scholarly paper on one of the following subthemes:

Historical perspective of India-China relations
India and China in Asian regionalization
Geopolitics and the role of India and China
Bilateral Trade
Foreign Direct Investment
Energy security and environmental sustainability
Maritime security and cooperation
Cultural relations
Comparative literature
People to people contacts
Information and Communication Technology
Pharmaceuticals
Any other relevant theme

Abstract Submissions (Deadline 31 March 2014)
Abstracts of no more than 300 words including key words should be submitted to icr14.india[at]gmail[dot]com 31 March 2014.

All abstracts will be reviewed by a voluntary team, the decision of which will be notified on 7 April 2014 (visit for the notification: http://svuniversity.ac.in/Dept/About_Dept.aspx?college_id=1&D_id=126

The following information is required in the following order:

Title of paper - bold-faced and centered in upper/lower case;
Name(s) of the author(s);
Affiliation(s) of the author(s);
Address(es) of the author(s);
E-mail address(es) of the author(s); and
Abstract

Full Paper Submissions (Deadline 30 June 2014)
Paper submitted to the conference must be original and have not been submitted, presented or published in any other academic meetings and publications. All papers which will be subjected to a blind review must be written in English. Authors will be requested to submit the abstract and paper through e-mail attachment in Word 2007 to icr14.india[at]gmail[dot]com

The paper should not be more than 15 single spaced pages excluding tables and figures with a font size of 12 pt. Papers should be typed on standard A4 paper using Times New Roman or equivalent with 1 inch margins on the left and right of the page. All accepted papers will be included in the conference's proceedings to be published by the Centre for Southeast Asian & Pacific Studies, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, in a volume with ISBN. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings on the condition that at least one of the authors is registered for the conference.

The following information is required in the following order:

Title of paper - bold-faced and centred in upper/lower case;
Abstract of paper
Name(s) of the author(s);
Affiliation(s) of the author(s);
Address(es) of the author(s); and
E-mail address(es) of the author(s);

References should be placed in an alphabetical order at the end of the text, appearing as follows:

Books:
Siddiqi, Muhamad Nejatullah. Partnership and Profit-Sharing in Islamic Law. Leicester: The Islamic Foundation, 1985.

Periodicals:
Hamid, S, Craig, R and Clarke, F. “Religion: A Confounding Cultural Element in the International Harmonization of Accounting.”, Journal of Accounting Finance and Business Studies 29 (1993).

Best Paper Awards: Three best papers, evaluated by a Committee, would be awarded with the Certificates of Appreciation and a memento. One of these three is earmarked for the young scholars.

Posted by zzhu at 01:05 PM

SCCS PhD Student Conference: “China Links: Connecting the World”

INTERNATIONAL PhD STUDENT CONFERENCE
University of Nottingham

SCCS PhD Student Conference: “China Links: Connecting the World”

Dates: 18th-19th July 2014

Venue: School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham

Deadline for abstract submission: 20th March 2014

Contact: sccsphdconference[at]gmail[dot]com

If you have any queries please contact Rebecca Scott via the above address.


The conference explores China’s global linkages from a multidisciplinary perspective. We welcome presentations on economics, international relations, politics, people-to-people relations, media, and historical and cultural linkages. Presenters are also greatly encouraged to share their methodological approaches and theoretical frameworks. The conference aims to promote international co-operation between early career academics, creating opportunities for networking and future academic exchange.

Panel sessions will include, but are not restricted to:
- anthropology
- business and finance
- economics
- history
- international relations
- politics
- sociology

Registration details and schedule:

(1) A paper title, abstract (maximum 300 words in English) and short bio to be sent by 20th March 2014 to sccsphdconference[at]gmail[dot]com

(2) The selected participants will be notified by 20th April 2014.


Who can apply?
We invite current and recent PhD students working on China at academic institutions in the UK and abroad.

Organisers: School of Contemporary Chinese Studies PhD Student Conference Committee, University of Nottingham.‏

Posted by zzhu at 01:00 PM

December 12, 2013

Call For Papers: The 9th Annual Conference of the Consortium for Western China Development Studies

The 9th Annual Conference of the Consortium for Western China Development Studies
Guiyang, China
Date: July 5 - 6, 2014
http://china-ces.org/Conferences/ConferenceDefault.aspx?ID=38

Since its establishment in 2004, the Consortium for Western China Development Studies has organized eight conferences on various issues concerning the development of western China. The initial conference held in Chengdu in 2004 directed the attention “Towards a New Paradigm for Developing Western China: Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Development and Globalization.” The seven follow-up conferences continued to discuss issues of the region’s development and, at the same time, envisaged further issues—like the topic of sustainable and rural development (Yinchuan 2005), regional anti-poverty actions (Chengdu 2006), the construction of harmonious society in poverty-stricken areas (Guiyang 2007), the assessment of development processes in western China (Xi’an 2008), retrospect and future prospects (Lanzhou 2009), “Ten Years of Western China Development" (Chengdu 2010) , as well as whether the experiences of “vulnerability and sustainability of Western China Development” (Chengdu 2013) had been served as a model for regional development in China. The conferences have gained great support from the Office of Western China Development, State Council, and from Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs of Columbia University, a Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who has been a frequent participant of the conferences.

During the past ten years societies on the Western China have witnessed tremendous changes and transformations. In-depth analysis makes clear that a variety of internal (e.g. demography) and external influences (world market integration, global climate change) initiated or helped initiate such changes, with diverse groups being both agents and “victims” of processes that shape the dimension of their vulnerability or resilience. New risks and opportunities contribute to aggravate or mitigate the consequences of such processes, and together with political interventions decide about “households” and “social groups” adaptive capacity. The issue of sustainability, or sustainable development, is a problem that cannot be discussed for peoples in general. Rather it is an issue that must be considered in regional contexts, if not at individual household levels. Here, of course, also starts the problem of state interventions that more often than not want to deliver general solutions to complex problems. They are often reduced to issues of “poverty reduction”, thus, development is often misunderstood as mere programmes to fight poverty. Therefore, it is necessary to debate problems of eco-civilization and urban new districts construction in Western China.

Guizhou University of Finance and Economics, in association with The Consortium for Western China Development Studies, The Western China Development Committee of Regional Science Association of China, and The Chinese Economists Society, is much honored to host the The 9th Annual Conference of the Consortium for Western China Development Studies in Guiyang, China from 5th July to 6th July 2014. It is with great pleasure that we now extend this invitation for conference papers.

Theme and Panels:
The theme of conference: Eco-civilization and urban new districts construction in Western China Development

Tentative Panels:
1. The strategy and policy analysis of going and trying beforehand for the construction of urban new districts in Western China development
2. Typical development pattern and path of urban new district in the west
3. Comparison of urban new district and test area construction of eastern and western China
4. The construction of city complex and tourism complex of western China
5. The inland open and interactive cooperation demonstration zone construction of eastern and western China
6. The new-type industrialization, new urbanization and ecological civilization of urban new districts in Western China
7. Mountain urbanization and agricultural modernization of urban new districts in Western China
8. Local characteristic resources development of urban new districts in Western China
9. The construction of urban new districts and western underdeveloped area synchronous well-off in 2020
10. The construction of urban new districts and urban eco-tourism
11. Overtaking method and development path of tourism industry in under-developed area
12. Pro-poor tourism and tourism transition in under-developed area of Western China
13. Protection and development of tourism resources in the process of urbanization in the Western China
14. Research and collaborative innovation of inland open, urban new district construction and poverty reduction of destitute areas
15. Anti-poverty, eco-civilization and international regional cooperation

The final panels will be arranged based on the papers received. Experts and specialists are highly encouraged to initiate and to organize new panels based their expertise and fields.

Abstract Submission:
Interested participants, including specialists, scholars, government officials, entrepreneurs, PhD candidates, and representatives of other organizations, should send an abstract of no longer than 300 words to the Program Committee at along with the name, title, affiliation, and contact information of the author(s), or use the online submission form at http://china-ces.org/Conferences/ConferenceDefault.aspx?ID=38. The Paper Review Committee will screen all the papers and will send you a notification of paper acceptance, together with an invitation letter. Confirmed participants should submit a completed paper in time.

Publication:
1. Distribute the previous conference proceedings upon the conference
2. Edit and publish a new proceeding
3. Recommend the selected papers to several peer-review journals for publication.

Important Dates:
April 30, 2014 - Deadline for abstracts
May 10, 2014 - Notification of paper acceptance
June 30, 2014 - Deadline for full paper

Registration Fee for the Conference:
Registration before May 31, 2014: RMB600 (USD100)
Registration after May 31, 2014: RMB800 (USD130)
Full-time student: RMB300 (USD50)

Contact Information:

China Office:
The Consortium for Western China Development Studies
Prof. Minghong Yang
The Institute of Social Development & Western China Development Studies, Sichuan University
P.O. Box 391, Wuhou District, Chengdu 610065, P. R. China
Email: westchina2014[at]umich[dot]edu
TEL: +86-28-8540-6801

U.S. Office:
The Consortium for Western China Development Studies
Dr. Shuming Bao
China Data Center, University of Michigan
1007 E Huron St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1690, U.S.A
TEL: +1-734-647-9610
Email: westchina2014[at]umich[dot]edu

The Local Organizer Office:
Professor Shao-lun Zeng and Dr. Bei-ming Hu
Research Institute of Gui-An New District and Research Institute of Guizhou Tourism Economics and Management, Guizhou University of Finance and Economics
Huaxi District, Guiyang 550025, China
TEL: +86-851-851-0773
Email: westchina2014[at]umich[dot]edu

Web: http://china-ces.org/Conferences/ConferenceDefault.aspx?ID=38

Posted by zzhu at 10:05 PM

December 04, 2013

Call for papers: Ecology and landscape panel

Call for Papers for RMMLA 2014 Panel
“Asian Comparative Literature and Film"
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention
October 9-11, 2014 in Boise, Idaho

Ecology and Landscape in Asian Literature and Film

Co-Chaired by Xinmin Liu, Washington State University, and Géraldine Fiss, University of Southern California


Faced with ecological change and disasters of an unprecedented scale, critical thinkers around the world are re-evaluating the relationship between “Mother Nature” and human beings. How are our views of nature, and the symbiosis between human beings and the natural world, changing and evolving? Should we regard non-human nature as “passive” material objects or as “agential” beings with which we share an equal partnership? If we do share agency with the non-human world, how do we reconfigure our role in it?

This panel explores these eco-critical considerations in the context of Asian ecological writings with a special focus on landscape. For instance, fictional and cinematic texts on the catastrophic aftermath of the recent tsunami, earthquake and typhoon in Asia soberly reflect on the shifted and altered interactions between the human and non-human worlds. Other authors and film-makers engage time-honored Asian cosmologies, philosophies and ethics to propose alternative possibilities of ecological well-being and land-human relationships.

We welcome original papers that examine any aspect of the broad topic of ecology and human/natural landscape in the Asian context in any period of the early modern, modern or contemporary era. We also welcome cross-cultural and non-Asian critical perspectives in a comparative context. Please submit a proposal of 250 words and a brief bio to Xinmin Liu (xinmin[dot]liu[at]wsu[dot]edu) or Géraldine Fiss (gfiss[at]usc[dot]edu) by March 1, 2014. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent out on or before March 31, 2014.

http://rmmla.wsu.edu/conferences

Posted by zzhu at 10:37 AM

Call for Papers: ASPAC 2014 Conference

Conference: Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC) 2014
Venue: Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA
Conference Dates: June 20-22, 2013
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2014

Students are encouraged to participate and submit a paper for the
Esterline Prize .

ASPAC welcomes papers and panels related to Asian Studies from all disciplines and encourages inter/multidisciplinary papers and panels.

For more details, please visit: http://www.wwu.edu/eas/ASPAC_conf.shtml

Contact Kristen.Parris[at]wwu[dot]edu

Posted by zzhu at 10:34 AM

Call for Papers: Translation and interpreting symposium

The forthcoming 5th International Symposium for Young Researchers in Translation, Interpreting, Intercultural Studies and East Asian Studies, which will take place on July 4, 2014 at the Department of Translation and Interpreting of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

The Fifth Symposium for Young Researchers is aimed at students who recently began their research, master students, doctoral students, and students who have recently completed their PhD theses. The objective of the symposium is to provide a scientific forum within which the next generation of researchers can exchange ideas and present the research they are carrying out in the field of Translation, Interpreting, Intercultural Studies and East Asian Studies.

Papers are welcomed on topics relating to the research interests of the Department of Translation and Interpreting. These include:

Translation and Interpreting
* Specialized translation
* Literary translation
* Audiovisual translation and media accessibility
* Interpreting
* Information and communication technologies in translation
* Translator and interpreter training
* History of translation and interpreting
* Interculturality, ideology and the sociology of translation and
interpreting
* Textuality and translation
* Cognitive studies in translation and interpreting
* Professional aspects of translation and interpreting
* Empirical research in translation and interpreting

East Asian Studies
* East Asian languages and literatures
* Politics and international relations in East Asia
* Culture, thought, and interculturality in East Asia
* Economy of East Asia

The languages of the symposium are Catalan, Spanish and English.

For more information:
http://www.fti.uab.cat/departament/simposi-2014/en/

simposi.traduccio[at]uab[dot]cat

Posted by zzhu at 10:31 AM

November 23, 2013

Call for papers: Reading Communities, Circulation of Print

Reading Communities and the Circulation of Print: Australia, China, and Britain in the 19th century

23-24 April 2014
The Australian National University

This two-day conference investigates the production, circulation and consumption of printed material in Australia, China, and Britain in the long 19th century, when technological improvements in printing, engraving, papermaking, and transport made the production and distribution of texts easier and increased opportunities for education led to rising literacy rates. Over the century, the proportion of travellers to and migrants from these three areas also increased. How did the movement of people across space and culture influence publishing and reading practices? Is the nation a relevant framework for examining histories of print culture and its circulation in this period? In what ways have histories of reading and print culture in Australia, China and Britain intersected? How has the relationship between reading and its contexts been theorized and researched? We aim to bring scholars interested in the history of reading and print culture across these different national contexts into conversation with each other, and to provide a forum for discussing the state of the discipline, in Australia and globally.

We invite proposals exploring topics related to:
-transnational print culture and reading histories in the long 19th century
-studies of local readerships and their connections to international print cultures
-the reception of books and newspapers across multiple geographies
-international networks of publishing and distribution
-readers of translations or bilingual texts
-the relationship between reading and sociability
-diverse reading practices and habits of national and international
reading communities
-other investigations of the relationships between printers, publishers, editors, authors, and readers.

We especially welcome papers that examine texts and readerships that crossed national borders and challenge nation-based paradigms of print and reading culture. Confirmed speakers include: James Raven (Essex), T.H. Barrett (SOAS), Lydia Wevers (Victoria University of Wellington), Martyn Lyons (UNSW) and Paul Eggert (UNSW Canberra).

Please send proposals of no more than 350 words to Sue Chen (shih-wen[dot]chen[at]anu[dot]edu[dot]au) and Julieanne Lamond (julieanne[dot]lamond[at]anu[dot]edu[dot]au) by 15 December 2013.

For more information, visit the conference website:
http://ciw.anu.edu.au/events/2014/readingconference/

Posted by zzhu at 10:24 PM

Call for papers: Association for Asian Performance (AAP) emerging scholars panel

The Association for Asian Performance (AAP) invites submissions for its 20th Annual Adjudicated Panel to be held during the Association for Asian Performance annual conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, July 23-24, 2014, which precedes the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference.

Anyone (current and recent graduate students, scholars, teachers, artists) early in their scholarly career or who has not presented a paper at an AAP conference before is welcome to submit work for consideration. To qualify one need not necessarily be affiliated with an institution of higher learning, although this is expected. Papers (8-10 double-spaced pages) may deal with any aspect of Asian performance or drama. Preparation of the manuscript in Asian Theatre Journal style, which can be gleaned from a recent issue, is desirable. Up to three winning authors may be selected and invited to present their papers at the upcoming AAP conference.

Paper and project presentations should be no longer than twenty minutes. A $100 cash prize will be awarded for each paper selected, to help offset conference fees. AAP Conference registration fees are waived for the winners, who also receive one year free membership to AAP.

The Emerging Scholars Panel Adjudication Committee is chaired by Dr. Kathy Foley, Editor of Asian Theatre Journal. Selected papers will be strongly considered for publication in ATJ, which is an official publication of AAP and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Those interested in submitting work for review should email their paper electronically to:

Dr. Emily Wilcox,
Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies
Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
eewilcox[at]umich[dot]edu

Deadline for Submissions: January 15, 2014

Winners will be notified by April 15, 2014

A separate cover sheet detailing the author's contact information-address, phone number, and email address (for both academic year and summer holiday) must accompany each submission. The author's name should not appear in the text proper.

AAP is proud to sponsor this adjudicated panel. Not only is it a chance for students and emerging scholars to get exposure and recognition for their work, but it also provides an opportunity to meet and make contacts with others who are interested in similar fields of research.

Please direct any inquiries regarding the emerging scholars panel to Dr. Wilcox.

To find out about the benefits of becoming an AAP member, please check out our website at http://www.yavanika.org/aaponline

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Call for Papers: Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference at University of Hawaii at Manoa

The School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is proud to announce that it will be holding the 25th annual Graduate Student Conference from April 2nd to 4th, 2014 at the Center of Korean Studies on the UH campus. We invite graduate students from around the world to submit papers for the conference.

The theme is, "Pushing Boundaries, Shifting Perspectives: Remapping Asia and the Pacific Through a Transnational Interdisciplinary Lens" and the keynote speaker this year is Professor Nancy Peluso, from UC-Berkeley.

Submission form can be downloaded at: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/spas/?page_id=881; any questions can be sent to gradconf@hawaii.edu.

Papers are accepted through January 8, 2014.

Posted by zzhu at 09:53 PM

Call for abstracts: UBC/UW Graduate Student Conference on Asian Studies

Changing Vistas: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Asia Pacific

The Masters of Arts Asia Pacific Policy Studies (MAAPPS) Program at the University of British Columbia in collaboration with the University of Washington will be hosting the third annual UBC/UW graduate student conference on Asian studies. The conference will be held from April 10th – 12th , 2014, at the UBC Vancouver campus in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

The UBC/UW conference is designed to provide an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students to compare methodologies and discuss current research on the Asia Pacific region. Conference participants can interact, network and collaborate with peers from different institutions and across a wide range of academic disciplines.

In addition to highlighting completed research projects, the UBC/UW conference will serve as an opportunity to develop works in progress. Alongside more traditional research presentations, there will also be a roundtable discussion aimed at tackling methodological and thematic challenges.

Currently enrolled graduate students interested in presenting their work and/or participating in the roundtable discussion are welcomed to do so according to the following guidelines:

Application Guidelines
The conference organizers ask that all applicants…
a. be currently enrolled in a graduate/postgraduate studies program
b. submit abstracts focused on issues relevant to the Asia-Pacific region
c. limit abstracts to a maximum of 300 words
d. include a short personal biography (100 word limit) along with their abstracts

Abstracts must be received by January 15th, 2014.

The conference organizers will respond to all applicants by mid February regarding the status of their abstracts/presentations.

For general inquiries concerning the conference, please contact: c.teng[at]alumni[dot]ubc[dot]ca

For abstract submissions as well as submission inquiries, please contact: uwubcasianstudies[at]gmail[dot]com

Posted by zzhu at 09:48 PM

October 30, 2013

Call for Papers: 14th Graduate Student Conference at University of Toronto, East Asian Studies

Paper proposals are now welcome to In Between, the 14th Annual East Asian Studies Graduate Conference at the University of Toronto, to be held on 22 March 2014 at the department of East Asian Studies.

Titled In Between, this year’s conference wishes to consider the fluidity and liminal aspects of territory in East Asia. We encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and welcome innovative research papers from a wide range of fields such as literary and cultural studies, cultural history, art history, film and media studies, musicology and sound studies, archaeology, landscape and architecture as well as the social sciences.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Andrew Jones from Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Berkeley.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:
• translation and migration
• gender
• city and country
• time and space
• nature and artificiality

We invite all those interested in presenting papers to submit an abstract (300 words maximum) along with a brief biography (affiliation and research interests) by 13 December, 2013. Oral presentations are to be 20 minutes in length (1500-2000 word papers). Selected participants will be asked to submit completed papers by 21 February, 2014 so that panel discussants may have enough time to read the papers in advance. Submissions may be submitted for presentation by an individual or as part of a group panel. Panel submissions must include one abstract per participant for a panel of up to 3 persons.

A $5 registration fee will be collected to assist with the cost of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Queries may be sent to: eas[dot]gsc[at]utoronto[cot]ca

Posted by zzhu at 04:11 PM

October 16, 2013

Berkeley-Stanford Grad Conference

Currently enrolled graduate students are invited to submit paper proposals for the Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities, to be held April 18-19, 2014 at the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

The conference will bring together a keynote speaker and approximately twelve graduate students to present innovative research on any aspect of modern Chinese cultural production, from early modern to contemporary, in any humanistic discipline. We encourage interdisciplinary scholarship within and between literary and cultural studies, cultural history, art history, film and media studies, musicology and sound studies, as well as the interpretative social sciences.

Conference registration is free. Presenters will be provided with shared lodging, Friday dinner, and Saturday lunch. Partial travel assistance may be available.

To apply, submit a single-spaced 300-word paper proposal and short bio at:
http://ceas.stanford.edu/resources/chinese_humanities_Form.php

Proposals/bios due: November 15, 2013, (5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time)

For more information about the conference, go to:
http://ceas.stanford.edu/resources/chinese_humanities.php

Posted by zzhu at 10:28 PM

The Zeitgeists of Taiwan: Looking Back, Moving Forward

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA), we invite paper proposals from scholars in the humanities and social sciences for our June 20-21 anniversary conference to be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sponsored by Academia Sinica’s Institute of Taiwan History and Institute of Sociology and by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s East Asian Legal Studies Center and Center for East Asian Studies, the theme for our 2014 conference will be “The Zeitgeists of Taiwan: Looking Back, Moving Forward.” We are calling for papers on the main theme or any of our seven sub-themes outlined below from a broad range of social science and humanities disciplines. We are especially excited to offer a new Publication Peer-Review Option to participating junior scholars who may be interested in honing their original articles on Taiwan for publication.

For more information please visit our website at http://www.na-tsa.org/new/

Deadlines and Dates at a Glance:
- January 10, 2014: Individual Paper and Panel Proposal Submissions Due
- January 10, 2014: Polished Drafts Due (only for our Publication Peer Review Option)
- March 7, 2014: Notification of Acceptances
- May 11, 2014: Submission Deadline for Full, Final Conference Draft of All Papers
- June 20-21, 2014: 20th Anniversary Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison!

Posted by zzhu at 10:19 PM

September 19, 2013

Call for Papers: Princeton Graduate Student Symposium in East Asian Art

Graduate Student Symposium in East Asian Art
Saturday, 1 March 2014
101 McCormick Hall, Princeton University
9:30 am –5:30 pm

Wit and Humor: Visualizing Playfulness in East Asian Art

Keynote Speaker • Dr. Christine Guth
Senior Tutor, Asian Design and Material Culture Specialism
Royal College of Art

Wit and humor have played an important role in art from ancient times to the present, sometimes transcending cultures. Humor, the basis of which often lies in breaking boundaries and flouting conventions, can provide amusement to a wide audience but also can convey hidden innuendoes intelligible only to the savvy few. What makes who laugh? What is humorous often depends on the point of view and context. What is humorous to some might be considered as insulting or deadly serious to others. Humor has also been used to disguise the dark and grotesque, inciting laughter at the expense of others. Similarly, the kitsch, the camp, and the cute frequently straddle the boundaries of play and humor. How do artists convey or visualize humor? Artists sometimes exploit political events, religion, elite culture, and social customs to provoke laughter. By visualizing the unconventional, deviating from established norms, or juxtaposing unexpected subjects and styles, they can find innovative ways to display wit, humor, and play in their works. How can scholars decode, identify, and differentiate between humor, satire, farce, parody, and irony in playful works of art? Are there underlying messages encrypted in witty and unconventional works? What are the recurrent themes that might signal humorous intent? Do we laugh more or less, or at different times, over the years and centuries? This symposium invites keen minds to explore visual articulations of wit and humor in East Asia. Does the serious study of humor necessarily take the laughter out of it?

Possible topics include but are not limited to:
● Caricatures
● Parody prints/paintings and their meanings
● Literary and theatrical appropriations in art
● How is humor disguised and decoded?
● Is it possible to establish categories of humor that work(ed) in other cultures?
● Relationship among humor, satire, and politics
● Spontaneity and unconventional artistic practices
● Reading humor and critique in anthropomorphism and zoomorphism
● Boundaries between the grotesque, the ugly, and the humorous
● Playful and humorous juxtapositions in art
● Comparative studies of humor within and beyond East Asia

Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes, with additional time set aside for discussion.

Whether you have something hilarious, laughable, or perhaps just a tad ticklish, we would like to hear about it! Enter your 300-400 word abstract for a chance to come to Princeton University, where we guarantee that your performance will not be met with rotten tomatoes. Non-humorous entries will also be seriously considered. Please kindly include your curriculum vitae, which will aid us in determining your HPF (Humor Potential Factor).

All entries are due by 15 November 2013.

Please email submissions to:
Wai Yee Chiong and Sol Jung
Department of Art and Archaeology
Princeton University
tangctr[at]princeton[dot]edu

Posted by zzhu at 01:06 PM

Call for Proposals: Remapping Asian Migrations through Language

An International Symposium hosted by the
University of Otago Asian Migrations Research Theme
University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Tuesday, 10 December 2013

The symposium “Remapping Asian Migrations through Language” addresses language-based approaches to thinking about the encounters between, and movements of, people and ideas in Asia. The symposium responds to the work of keynote speaker Shu-mei Shih (see below) and others to establish Sinophone studies as an alternative to nation and ethnic-centred Chinese studies approaches and calls such as Jing Tsu’s for a “new area studies” based on languages rather than regions. The symposium asks: how does mapping Asia through the movements of languages change the way we think about migration, the Asian region, and the idea of regional studies itself?

Proposals are invited for papers to be presented during this one-day symposium at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. To register your interest, please submit an abstract of 250 words along with a brief (100-word) bio note to Dr Tui Clery by Friday, 18 October.

Please note that there is no registration fee for accepted speakers, but speakers outside Dunedin will need to cover their own travel, accommodation, and other costs of attendance.

The symposium is convened by Associate Professor Jacob Edmond on behalf of the University of Otago Asian Migrations Research Theme.

Keynote speaker: Professor Shu-mei Shih 史書美
Shu-mei Shih is professor of comparative literature, Asian languages and cultures, and Asian American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She also currently holds an appointment at the University of Hong Kong. She is the author of, among other works, Visuality and Identity: Sinophone Articulations Across the Pacific (U of California P, 2007) and The Lure of the Modern: Writing Modernism in Semicolonial China, 1917–1937 (U of California P, 2001). She is co-editor of Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader (Columbia UP, 2013), The Creolization of Theory (Duke UP, 2011), and Minor Transnationalisms (Duke UP, 2005).

Professor Shih is one of the key figures in the development of “Sinophone studies,” a new approach to the study of Sinitic languages, literatures, and cultures outside a national or ethnic paradigm. Like the Asian Migrations Research Theme, Shih’s work engages the fields of diaspora, intercultural, global, and transnational studies, and seeks to understand culture beyond the boundaries of one nation. Her work has been particularly concerned with diasporic and transnational Sinophone communities. She has forcefully made the case against the traditional focus on ethnicity and nation at the expense of attention to language in the study of the movements of peoples and cultures beyond the boundary of one nation.

Posted by zzhu at 11:07 AM

September 16, 2013

Yale Journal of International Affairs Call for Submissions - Volume 9, Issue 1

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 20, 2013


The Yale Journal of International Affairs (YJIA) is a biannual print journal that seeks to bridge the gap between the academic and policy worlds. YJIA publishes articles, interviews, and op-eds by scholars, think tanks, policy practitioners, and advanced graduate students on topics of international affairs with implications for policy. We look for original argumentation and insightful criticism.

Recent contributors to the Yale Journal of International Affairs include: Marc Grossman, Ryan Crocker, Francis Gavin, Robert Jervis, John M. Owen IV, Marc Trachtenberg, Stephen M. Walt, Alexander Evans, Oona Hathaway, John Lewis Gaddis, Paul Solman, Nicoli Nattrass, Jolyon Howorth, Richard Goldstone, Janet Napolitano, and Stanley McChrystal, among others. To view YJIA’s archives, visit us online at yalejournal.org.

SUBMISSIONS
The Yale Journal of International Affairs accepts three types of submissions:
1) Articles (3,000 to 5,000 words) - Please include a 100-word abstract.
2) Op-Eds (800 words or less)
3) Book Reviews (2,000 words or less)

FORMATTING YOUR SUBMISSION*
· All citations should take the form of endnotes.
· All submissions must conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition.
· All submissions must include a short bio, which should not exceed three sentences in length.

Please send submissions by email to YJIA
Editor-in-Chief Lindsey Walters at lindsey[dot]walters[at]yale[dot]edu
no later than October 20, 2013.

Posted by zzhu at 07:26 PM

September 09, 2013

Call for Proposals: Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Pre-modern Chinese Humanities

A joint organizing committee of Stanford and UC Berkeley faculty announces the inaugural Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Pre-modern Chinese Humanities, to be held April 12, 2014, at the Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University. We plan this as a regional and national annual meeting of graduate students specializing in pre-modern Chinese studies, alternating sites in future years between Stanford and Berkeley. The conference aims to bring together young scholars from geographically distant institutions to present and discuss innovative research on China.

The one-day conference will feature up to eight graduate student presentations of original research on any aspect of pre-modern Chinese humanistic culture, drawing on but not limited to the traditional disciplines of history, literature, religion, art, social sciences, and thought. We encourage proposals that explore new methodologies, utilize recent developments in digital technology, or reconfigure or cross disciplinary boundaries.

The conference will cover expenses for lodging and round-trip transportation (within North America) for the conference presenters. Other interested students, at Stanford, Berkeley and beyond, are encouraged to attend. Conference registration is free.

Papers will be selected by a joint faculty-student committee of China specialists at the two institutions. Local faculty will serve as discussants for the selected papers.

Applicants are encouraged to present papers associated with ongoing or projected dissertation research.

Now accepting applications for the 2014 conference. April 12, 2014, at Stanford University

To apply, submit a single-spaced 300-word paper proposal and short bio via our online submission system at
https://ceas.stanford.edu/resources/premodern_chinese_humanities.php

Deadlines: paper proposal and brief bio due December 10, 2013. Notification of acceptance by January 15, 2014. Full paper due March 20, 2014.

For inquiries, contact the Stanford organizers: Ronald Egan
(ronegan[at]stanford[dot]edu) and Yiqun Zhou (yzhou1[at]stanford[dot]edu).

Posted by zzhu at 11:17 AM

August 15, 2013

Call for Proposals: Inaugural AAS-in-Asia Conference

ASIA IN MOTION: HERITAGE AND TRANSFORMATION

at the National University of Singapore, July 17-19, 2014

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS), the Asia Research Institute (ARI), and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) of the National University of Singapore are pleased to announce the inaugural AAS-in-Asia conference, “Asia in Motion: Heritage and Transformation.” We seek to attract a wide range of panel proposals from humanists and social scientists, as well as reflective practitioners from the worlds of policy, civil society, journalism, and other professional fields.

The AAS-in-Asia conference will build upon emerging visions and trends in Asian studies within Asia. By bringing together scholars and specialists on Asia within Asia as well as from other parts of the world at a gathering in Asia, we hope to spark new and fruitful collaborations. The AAS also expects to reach out to scholars of Asia who might not usually attend an AAS conference in North America. It is our hope that the conference will stimulate new networks among scholars within Asia and beyond, providing broader inter-continental connections for the future of Asian studies.

Please note: If you have already submitted a proposal for the 2014 AAS Annual Conference in Philadelphia, you are still eligible to submit a proposal for consideration for the AAS-in-Asia conference in Singapore.

For more details regarding this conference including proposal submission instructions, please go to http://www.aas-in-asia.org/index.htm

The deadline for proposal submission is October 31, 2013 at 5:00pm E.S.T.

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March 25, 2013

Call for Papers: The Eighth Annual Conference of the Consortium for Western China Development Studies

July 5 - 6, 2013

Chengdu, China

Since its establishment in 2004, the Consortium for Western China Development Studies has organized seven conferences on the various themes of western China development. The first conference was held in 2004 in Chengdu on topic of "Towards a New Paradigm for Developing Western China: Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Development and Globalization." In 2005, the second conference was held in Yinchuan with the title of "Rural and Sustainable Development in West China." 2006 saw the 3rd conference in Chengdu, focusing on the topic of "Anti-Poverty and Regional Cooperation." The conference of 2007 (Guiyang) was framed around the topic of “poverty - stricken and the construction of harmonious society.” The conference of 2008 was organized in Xian on the theme of "Assessment of Western China Development and Future Prospects." In 2009, the conference was held in Lanzhou, titled as "West China Conference: The Retrospect and Prospects of West China Development." The conference of 2010 in Chengdu was about "China Regional Development Model: Ten Years of Western China Development." The conferences have received great support from the Office of Western China Development and some other government agencies. The conference has become one of the important platforms for the international exchanges and collaborations on western China studies.

Sichuan University, jointly with the Consortium for Western China Development Studies and the Western China Development Committee of the China Association of Regional Science, will co-organize the the 8th Annual Conference of the Consortium for Western China Development Studies in Chengdu, China from July 5-6, 2013. The conference is co-sponsored by the Chinese Economists Society. We expect that about 100-200 participants from universities, research institutions, government agencies and business sectors within and outside of China will attend this conference. Many well-known economists from China, the U.S., Europe and other countries have been invited to participate. The conference is expected (1) to serve as a platform for scholars and government officials to exchange their research and development plans on Western China; (2) to submit policy recommendations on under-developed regions to the central government; and (3) to publish a conference proceedings from selected papers presented at the conference.

Theme and Topics:
The theme of conference: the vulnerability and sustainability of western China development

The conference themes will include, but not be limited to, the following topics:
1. The strategy and policy analysis of western China development
2. The vulnerability and strategies of western China development China
3. Social vulnerability and social control in western China
4. Ecological vulnerability and restoration in western China
5. Human resource in western China
6. Anti-poverty and global cooperation

Those who are interested in organizing special panels are encouraged.

Abstract Submission:
Interested participants should send an abstract of no longer than 300 words to the Program Committee at westchina2013@umich.edu along with the name, title, affiliation, and contact information of the author (s), or use the online submission form at http://china-ces.org/Conferences/ConferenceDefault.aspx?ID=34. The Paper Review Committee will screen all the papers and send each author a notification of paper acceptance, together with an invitation letter.

Publication:
All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings. Some selected papers will be published in the Western China Development Review.

Deadlines:
April 30, 2013 - Deadline for abstract submission
May 10, 2013 - Notification of paper acceptance
June 30, 2013 - Deadline for full paper submission

Registration Fee for the Conference:
Registration before April 30, 2013: $80 (or 450 RMB).
Registration after May 31, 2013: $100 (or 600 RMB).
Full-time student: $40 (or 225 RMB).

Contact information:
China Office:
The Consortium for Western China Development Studies
Prof. Minghong, Yang
The Institute of Social Development & Western China Development Studies, Sichuan University
P.O. Box 391
Wuhou Qu
Chengdu, 610065
P. R. China
Email:westchina2013@umich.edu
TEL: 86-28-8540-6801

U.S. Office:
The Consortium for Western China Development Studies
Dr. Shuming Bao
China Data Center
University of Michigan
330 Packard St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248
U.S.A
TEL: 734-647-9610
Email: westchina2013@umich.edu

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February 08, 2013

Call for Papers - CCS Annual Conference: Socialist Culture in China Reconsidered

Deadline: March 15, 2013
Please respond to: Professor Xiaobing Tang

With funding support from the University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies, this international conference will provide a platform for scholars to examine multiple dimensions of socialist cultural production in twentieth-century China.

There is no question that cultural products from the socialist period continue to signify and serve many functions in contemporary China, even though the mechanism for their production has been by and large dismantled since the inception of the reform era. There is also evident ambivalence toward the socialist cultural legacy.

This upcoming conference will present multi-disciplinary studies of the aspirations as well as constraints, successes as well as failures, of socialist cultural production. We seek to gain a better understanding of not only a highly complex and experimental period of history, but also the competing forces shaping contemporary Chinese society and culture. We want to situate the Chinese experience in the larger context of “imagineering” modernity in the last century.

In addition to a wide range of cultural products, such as literature, visual arts, cinema, theater, music, performance, architecture, fashion, etc., we are interested in investigating the various institutions, theories, practices, models, and global connections that sustained the cultural production of the socialist period, a period far more extended than the decade of the Cultural Revolution.

Interested scholars are invited to submit a proposal for consideration by the deadline of March 15, 2013, to the conference organizer Xiaobing Tang.

Posted by zzhu at 02:06 AM

January 23, 2013

Yale Journal of International Affairs - Call for Submissions - Closes March 1, 2013

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2013

The Yale Journal of International Affairs (YJIA) is a biannual print journal that seeks to bridge the gap between the academic and policy worlds. YJIA publishes articles, interviews, and op-eds by scholars, think tanks, policy practitioners, and advanced graduate students on topics of international affairs with implications for policy. We look for original argumentation and insightful criticism.

Recent contributors to the Yale Journal of International Affairs include: Francis Gavin, Robert Jervis, John M. Owen IV, Marc Trachtenberg, Stephen M. Walt, Alexander Evans, Oona Hathaway, John Lewis Gaddis, Paul Solman, Nicoli Nattrass, Jolyon Howorth, Richard Goldstone, Janet Napolitano, and Stanley McChrystal, among others. To view YJIA’s archives, visit us online at yalejournal.org.

SUBMISSIONS
The Yale Journal of International Affairs accepts three types of submissions:
1) Articles (3,000 to 5,000 words) - Please include a 100-word abstract.
2) Op-Eds (800 words or less)
3) Book Reviews (2,000 words or less)

FORMATTING YOUR SUBMISSION*
· All citations should take the form of endnotes.
· All submissions must conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition.
· All submissions must include a short bio, which should not exceed three sentences in length.

Please send submissions by email to YJIA Editor-in-Chief Mark Redmond at mark[dot]redmond[at]yale[dot]edu no later than March 1, 2013.

* Failure to follow these guidelines may result in your piece not being considered. Authors will be notified of the status of their submissions no later than five weeks after the submissions period has closed. Release of Volume VIII, Issue II is expected in early summer 2013. The views expressed in this journal do not necessarily represent those of the Journal’s editorial board, board of advisors, or any other entity at Yale University.

Posted by zzhu at 12:20 AM

December 06, 2012

Call for Papers - Humanities and Social Change: How Literature Impacts Class, Gender and Identity

13th Annual Graduate Symposium
March 1-2, 2013
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana

The Symposium Committee is pleased to invite all interested graduate students, scholars and professionals to submit abstracts for the 13th Annual Graduate Symposium. This year the Symposium Committee is honored to welcome Dr. Raúl Coronado from the University of Chicago as keynote speaker.

As we focus on the influence of literature on social change, the Symposium Committee encourages the submission of papers on a variety of topics and disciplines that explore Language, Literature, and Culture.

Topics may include but are not limited to:
- Gender and sexuality
- Formation of nation
- History and identity
- Literature and visual arts
- Performance studies
- Cognitive approaches to literary texts
- Politics in literature
- Social oppression
- Exile literature

Please submit an abstract of approximately 250 words to tgyulami[at]purdue[dot]edu by December 7, 2012. In your e-mail submission please specify the presenter’s name, institution of affiliation, e-mail address, and phone number. Please do not include any identifying information on the abstract itself. You will be informed of the committee’s decision after January 10, 2013. A $30 registration fee will be charged for accepted papers.

We look forward to working with you!

Organizing Committee
13th Annual Graduate Symposium
School of Languages and Cultures
Purdue University
640 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2039

Posted by zzhu at 12:57 AM

December 01, 2012

Imagining Globality: China's Global Projects in Culture

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada - June 12-14 (Wed-Fri), 2013

The China Institute at the University of Alberta will be hosting a conference to explore China's global projects in culture and how these projects variously imagine a global world and China's place in it.

Recent popular and academic discourses have speculated much on "China's rise" and its implications for the future global order. Representations of China, which oscillate between a positive 'rise' or negative 'threat', bestow on the Chinese state, explicitly or implicitly, the power to make the world over according to its own desires. The concept of global projects (as theorized by Anna Tsing) enables us, however, to analyse larger global processes as a composite of projects. Such global projects may work together or to conflicting ends, but each is culturally and institutionally specific and thereby circumscribed in its ability to shape the global order according to its own imagined globality.

As 'soft power' issues increasingly make their way into China's official state discourse, it becomes necessary to consider the ways in which individuals and organizations in and from China are engaging with the world through culture, both officially and unofficially. The images and imaginaries being generated through the various cultural global projects emanating from China are significant in understanding how Chinese individuals and organizations see China, how they hope to be seen by others, and how they are discursively negotiating China's shifting place in the world.

This interdisciplinary conference will bring together scholars from diverse backgrounds to explore the ways in which China has in the recent past and is today engaging with the world culturally. We invite submissions from scholars in the social sciences and humanities whose research engages with the following broad themes:

1) China Imagined: In what ways are the Chinese state, organizations and individuals portraying China? Who are the key actors (or what are the key events) shaping projected images of China? To what ends do such representations work? What tensions and/or contradictions may exist across different depictions or in what ways might they be mutually reinforcing?

2) Globalities Imagined: In what ways do China's various global projects imagine the world, and in particular China's role/place in it? In what ways do depictions intended for global circulation and consumption reinforce or contradict narratives intended for home audiences? What intellectual/social/cultural contributions is China generating to address global issues?

3) Cultural Political Economy: In what ways is Chinese culture being used as a resource in global engagements (cultural, political, economic, or otherwise) and to what purpose? In what ways is cultural power tied to China's growing economic and political interests?

Possible topics include but are not limited to:
· China's culture industries in global context (e.g. media, film,
music, cultural products)
· Confucius Institutes
· China's soft power and/or cultural diplomacy
· China's mega-events
· Popularization and/or circulation of Chinese culture outside
China (e.g. TCM, Chinese New Year)
· China's contributions to issues of global concern (e.g.
development, governance)
· China's cultural engagements with different regions such as
Africa, Asia, North America, Europe, etc. (i.e. how does China engage
differently with different geographical regions?)
· Chinese culture and transnational capitalism (e.g. corporate
diplomacy)

The deadline for submission of presentation proposals is January 31, 2013.

Proposals should be approximately 300 words in length and submitted by email (preferably in the text of the email) to imaginingglobality[at]ualberta[dot]ca. Please also include your name, designation, department, and institution. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by late February 2013.

Accommodations and some meals will be provided to panelists.

For additional information, please contact the conference organizers at: imaginingglobality@ualberta.ca.

If you feel your question(s) may be pertinent to others, please also feel free to contact us through our facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/China-Institute-at-the-University-of-Alberta/171003582915953

Conference webpage:
http://www.china.ualberta.ca/Conferences/ImaginingGlobality.as

Posted by zzhu at 02:20 PM

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 01:35 PM

November 06, 2012

Call for Papers: Second Annual UBC Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference

Second Annual UBC Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, March 9, 2013
UBC Asian Centre

We invite submissions for the UBC Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference, which will be held at the UBC Asian Centre on Saturday, March 9, 2013. As one of the largest and most recognized Asian Studies departments in Canada, we hope to foster multi-regional and interdisciplinary discussion while providing students with an opportunity to present their research and exchange ideas with their peers and UBC faculty members.

We seek papers from graduate students engaged in Asian area studies in all levels and disciplines that engage “Asia” without necessarily being tethered to any one geographical, temporal or cultural framework. We encourage a variety of methodologies and approaches including (but not limited to) history, art, literature, linguistics, religion, political science, and gender studies.

We invite all those interested in presenting papers to submit an abstract (250 words maximum) along with brief biographical information (150 words max) by December 31, 2012. Successful applicants will be notified by January 15th.

Participants will be asked to limit their presentations to a maximum of 20 minutes, so as to leave ample time for discussion. Presentation papers should be about 1500-2000 words long, and must be submitted by February 1st for review by discussants. Audio/visual equipment will be provided.

Further information about the conference location on the UBC campus, accommodations, and transportation can be found on the conference website at:http://ubcasiagradconference.wordpress.com/.

Please e-mail submissions and queries to the conference committee at:ubcasiagrad[at]gmail[dot]com.


Posted by zzhu at 04:44 PM

October 30, 2012

Call for Papers - The 16th Harvard East Asia Society Graduate Student Conference

Asia Intertwined: The 16th Annual Harvard East Asia Society Conference
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
February 22nd - 24th, 2013

The Harvard East Asia Society invites currently enrolled graduate students from around the world, working across all disciplines to submit papers for its annual conference, which will be held on the weekend of February 22nd -24th, 2013 at Harvard University.

This year, the committee invites papers that are interdisciplinary in scope, and which explore and challenge the notion of East Asia as a discrete geographical region that can be cleanly and definitively periodized. Preference will be given to papers that locate their subjects within a broader Asian context, and which reconsider cultural, historical and political connections across space and time.

The HEAS Graduate Student Conference is an annual event which provides an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students to exchange ideas and discuss current research on East Asia. The conference allows young scholars to present their research to both their peers and to eminent scholars in East Asian Studies. All panels will be moderated by Harvard University faculty. The conference will also allow participants to meet others in their field conducting similar research and to forge new professional relationships.

Eligibility Application Guidelines:
1. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a program of graduate study ("postgraduate" in British degree classification systems).
2. Papers must be related to East or Inner Asia.
3. Please complete and submit the HEAS Individual Paper Application Form (found at: http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~heas/conference/index.html) with an abstract of no more than 300 words, and a short bio of no more than 100 words, to heas.absracts@gmail.com by November 18th, 2012. Abstracts over 300 words will not be accepted. Applicants are encouraged to submit their abstracts as early as possible, to allow for processing.

For general conference inquiries, please contact: heasconference@gmail.com
For abstract submission inquiries, please contact: heas.abstracts@gmail.com

Harvard East Asia Graduate Student Conference
heasconference@gmail.com
www.hcs.harvard.edu/~heas/conference

Posted by zzhu at 03:41 PM

October 10, 2012

Call For Papers: University of Toronto East Asian Studies 2013

University of Toronto East Asian Studies 13th Annual Graduate Conference
Submission Deadline: 7 December 2012
Notification of Acceptance: First week of January 2013
Full Paper Due: 15 February 2013
Conference Date: 2 March 2013


Contested Spaces

The University of Toronto Department of East Asian Studies invites graduate students and young scholars to submit proposals for our upcoming graduate conference on 2 March 2013 at the University of Toronto. We invite potential participants to consider how space and boundaries are produced and reproduced, and how contexts in East Asia may contribute to scholars pursuing questions of space in various fields and contexts.

The broader aim of this conference is to encourage critical, constructive engagement with East Asia with regards to pressing questions in academia.

This will provide participants a valuable opportunity to present their research before an audience of their peers and experienced scholars currently engaged with similar theoretical issues or data with various perspectives.

Please see below for information on suggested topics and submission rules.

Posted by zzhu at 08:08 PM

October 03, 2012

Chinese University of Hong Kong Fifth Annual Postgraduate Student Forum

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Department of Anthropology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong invites graduate students in Asia and elsewhere to present their current research at the 5th Annual Postgraduate Student Forum. The theme for this year's conference is, Anthropology in Asia: Conceptions, Perspectives and Debates

The forum will take place on 18-19th January, 2013, and seeks to encourage communication among young anthropologists around the world, to help improve their research and to make the excellent research being conducted in Asia better known internationally. Presentations may be in English, Putonghua, and Cantonese, though English is encouraged. When submitting your abstract please inform us in which language you will be presenting.

Deadline for abstract submission is 14th October, 2012. Abstracts should be written in English only and less than 250 words. Applications for a limited number of travel scholarships will be accepted. For more information, please visit our website, www.cuhk.edu.hk/ant/pgforum or contact us at anthforum[at]cuhk[dot]edu[dot]hk.

徵集論文

香港中文大學人類學系誠摯邀請全球致力於亞洲研究的研究生同學參加學系第五屆年度研究生論壇,並於活動期間分享各自研究。今年論壇的主題為:Anthropology in Asia: Conceptions, Perspectives and Debates

本屆論壇擬於2013年1月18、19日舉行,旨在促進全球年輕一輩人類學者相互切磋,共同提升,並推動亞洲研究領域之出色作品能為國際學界同仁所瞭解。論壇發言鼓勵使用英文,但普通話與粵語亦可接受,遞交摘要時請說明你發言將使用哪種語言。

論文徵集之截止日期為2012年10月14日,摘要必須用英文寫,且字數不超過250字。學系提供名額有限的資助,詳情請見相關網頁www.cuhk.edu.hk/ant/pgforum ,或直接聯繫我們:anthforum@cuhk.edu.hk

Posted by zzhu at 04:14 PM

October 02, 2012

Yale Journal of International Affairs - Call for Submissions - Vol 8, Issue 1

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2012

Description
The Yale Journal of International Affairs (YJIA) is a biannual print journal and online platform (yalejournal.org) that seeks to bridge the gap between the academic and policy worlds. YJIA publishes articles, interviews, and op-eds by scholars, think tanks, policy practitioners, and advanced graduate students on international affairs topics with implications for policy. We look for original argumentation and insightful criticism.

Recent contributors to the Yale Journal of International Affairs include: Francis Gavin, Robert Jervis, John M. Owen IV, Marc Trachtenberg, Stephen M. Walt, David Cohen, Alexander Evans, Janet Napolitano, Oona Hathaway, Stanley McChrystal, Tony Blair, Paul Collier, Joseph Stiglitz, John Negroponte, and Mary Kaldor, among others. To view YJIA’s archives, visit us online at yalejournal.org

Submissions
The Yale Journal of International Affairs accepts three types of submissions for its print journal:
1)Articles (3,000 to 5,000 words) – Please include a 100-word abstract
2)Op-Eds (800 words or less)
3)Book Reviews (2,000 words or less)

FORMATTING YOUR SUBMISSION*
· All citations should take the form of endnotes.
· All submissions must conform to the conventions of the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition
· All submissions must include a short bio, which should indicate current institutional affiliation and must not exceed three sentences in length.

Submissions must be sent by email as Microsoft Word documents to YJIA Editor-in-Chief Mark Redmond at mark[dot]redmond[at]yale[dot]edu no later than November 1, 2012.

* Failure to follow these guidelines may result in your piece not being considered. Authors will be notified of the status of their submissions no later than five weeks after the submissions period has closed. Release of Volume VIII, Issue I is expected in Winter 2013. The views expressed in this journal do not necessarily represent those of the Journal’s editorial board, board of advisors, or any other entity at Yale University.

For further information, please contact:
Mark J. Redmond, Editor-In-Chief | mark[dot]redmond[at]yale.edu
Yale Journal of International Affairs
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
www.yalejournal.org

Posted by zzhu at 06:38 PM

September 16, 2012

North American Taiwan Studies Association Conference Theme: Taiwan in Theory

The 19th NATSA Annual Conference (NATSA 2013), to be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara, June 21-22, 2013.

The theme of this year's conference is “Taiwan in Theory.” If Taiwan has traditionally been a place for gathering the “raw data” of theories developed elsewhere, we invite innovative graduate students and young scholars from various disciplines to present research which foregrounds the ways that Taiwanese people's social, cultural, economic, and political lives assert their own concerns and themselves contribute to the development of new concepts and frameworks for looking at the world. The full Call for Papers, and more details on the conference can be accessed at the NATSA website.

Two options for participation this year:

1) CALL FOR INDIVIDUAL PAPERS/PANELS. Prospective participants are welcome to submit proposals either for individual papers or three-person panels. This year, we are very excited to hold a series of Special Panels bringing in both senior scholars who study Taiwan, and scholars who study relevant issues in places other than Taiwan, to engage with the new work of graduate students and young scholars. Please note that submitted individual papers may have the opportunity to be placed on one of these panels, organized primarily by discipline. To facilitate your pairing, we ask that in addition to your keywords, you also state a disciplinary preference.

2) CALL FOR DISSERTATIONS. If you have recently completed a dissertation, or are in the process of completing one, please consider applying to participate in the Scholar Panel. This panel, moderated by senior scholars, will provide a longer presentation time. It is a great opportunity to prepare you for the JOB TALK when you enter the job market.

The submission deadline for both options is January 4th, 2013.

In the past, NATSA has been mainly designed for graduate students, both Taiwanese and international. As our community grows, we find it beneficial to be engaged in a larger academic community to further enhance the breadth and depth of our discussion. This year, NATSA is honored to organize our 19th annual meeting with co-assistance of the Center for Taiwan Studies at UCSB and of the Institute of Taiwan History at Academia Sinica. Also, in accordance to NATSA’s promise to inspire scholarly work which pushes Taiwan and Taiwan Studies towards more critical, valuable engagement both scholarly and practically, the new mission of this year, as seen in the conference design, is to offer more performance platforms for young scholars as well as to invite more senior scholars to be involved in our panel discussion. We sincerely believe, the 19th NATSA Annual Conference (NATSA 2013) will become a milestone that demonstrates our serious commitment to contribute to the scholarship of Taiwan Studies.

NATSA is an academic organization run mainly by overseas Taiwanese students. Our mission is to organize the annual conference to address current issues facing Taiwanese society. Entering its 19th year, the NATSA annual conferences have been recognized as the largest academic events on Taiwan Studies in North America. They not only provide scholars and students of Taiwan Studies with a regular forum to meet and exchange intellectual ideas, but also allow researchers on East-Asia and beyond to receive dynamic feedback and broaden their academic horizons.

Posted by zzhu at 04:32 PM

August 02, 2012

Call for Papers: Fourth Annual Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities

April 26-27, 2013, Stanford University

The joint organizing committee of the Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Conference Modern Chinese Humanities invites currently enrolled graduate students to submit paper proposals for its meeting on April 26-27, 2013 at Stanford University.

The conference will bring together a keynote speaker and approximately twelve graduate students to present innovative research on any aspect of modern Chinese cultural production in any humanistic discipline. We encourage interdisciplinary scholarship within and between literary and cultural studies, cultural history, art history, film and media studies, musicology and sound studies, as well as the interpretative social sciences.

Conference registration is free; lodging at Stanford will be provided by the Berkeley-Stanford organizing committee for all conference presenters. Please submit a 300-word paper proposal and a short bio via our online submission form [http://ceas.stanford.edu/resources/chinese_humanities_Form.php] by November 16, 2012.

Posted by zzhu at 02:53 PM

July 26, 2012

Call for Papers - Re-drawing the Boundaries: Multi-disciplinary Interrogations of State and Society in China

The Haas Junior Scholars Program, in conjunction with the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, is organizing a conference on changing state-society boundaries to be held on October 6th and 7th, 2012.

Recent developments in contemporary China-- the expansion of the internet, new forms of sociality and collective action, the complexity of post-WTO economic reforms, new modes of governance and state adaptation, and so forth -- have changed the grounds upon which state-society relations are constituted and played out. Such processes of liberalization and marketization have also given scholars increased access to institutions and social life in China, generating new perspectives and methodologies from which to explore shifts in state practices.

Thirty years into China’s post-Mao reform and on the eve of the transition to a post-Hu era, this conference thus presents an opportunity to re-examine key underpinnings of the role and functioning of the state in the Reform era. We aim to problematize the notion of “state,” “society” and “market”; and to challenge, interrogate and deconstruct these core concepts, which have long been the building blocks of contemporary humanities and social sciences research in China.

The conference will bring together early-career China scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to explore recent transformations of state power and authority; varying definitional frameworks for discussing the disaggregated Chinese state; and new interdisciplinary lenses to analyze China’s multi-vocal society and state-encumbered market. We encourage submissions that engage with the following themes:

(1) State & Participatory Culture: This theme situates the state within fields of tension between individual agency and societal structures, global flows and local dynamics, and macro-level politics and everyday life experiences.

(2) State in Contentious Politics in the New Millennium: This theme focuses on how the Chinese state deals with challenges from below, particularly how new technologies affect the position, opportunity structures, and strategies of protest groups.

(3) State in the Market: This theme explores how the Chinese state adapts to global economic conditions, and how it adapts global market conditions to local contexts.

(4) Problematizing the State: This theme explores how aspects of collective life are eclipsed when we assume the existence of a “state,” and how different disciplines utilize and critique the concept of the state.

Presentation proposals should be 250 words long. Please send your submission to redrawingboundaries[at]berkeley[dot]edu by August 17th, 2012. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out in late-August, 2012. Limited funding will be made available to presenters. For additional information about the conference, please contact the organizers, or visit the website: http://ieas.berkeley.edu/redrawingboundaries

Posted by zzhu at 04:21 PM

June 28, 2012

2013 AAS Annual Conference

San Diego, CA - March 21-24, 2013
2013 Call for Papers is now open!

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is pleased to invite colleagues to submit proposals for the 2013 Annual Conference.

The Annual Conference will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, March 21-24, 2013

All proposals should be sent electronically through the AAS website. Please make sure to review all instructions and guidelines carefully before submitting your proposals, including information regarding the new proposal submission system.

Click here to access the Call for Papers or go to http://www.asian-studies.org/Conference/index.htm

The deadline for proposal submissions is Thursday, August 2, 2012.

Posted by zzhu at 01:33 PM

March 21, 2012

Call for Papers: Asia Pacific Reader - Passages

About the APR
The Asia Pacific Reader (APR) (www.asiapacificreader.org) is an online interactive platform for the research, discussion and publication of academic subjects concerning the Asia-Pacific region. Research notes, opinion pieces and photography published in the APR are read by academics, students and other readers across the world. The APR is run by an interdisciplinary board of graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Toronto, and is a collaborating partner with the South Asian Development Council (SADC) (http://southasiandc.sa.utoronto.ca/).

Passages
Passages is a yearly publication organized and edited by a group of graduate and undergraduate students at the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Our goal is to tap into the knowledge of students and faculty by promoting and publishing their work. To view last year’s publication of Passages, please visit http://www.asiapacificreader.org/sites/default/files/aprpassages2011.pdf

Call for Submissions
The APR is currently accepting submissions which relate to the Asia-Pacific region and South Asia from students, faculty and alumni for our yearly publication, Passages. Accepted submissions will be published on the website, as well as in printed format. If you have a piece you would like to submit, please send it to meaghan@asiapacificreader.org. Please note that given the volume of submissions, the APR does not guarantee publication, however every piece submitted will be carefully considered.

Guidelines and Formats
Examples of submission formats include:
Working papers

Interviews

Opinion pieces

Photo essays

Field research notes

Reviews (of plays, films, exhibits, or events relating to the Asia Pacific region)

Institutional profiles (of, for example, non-governmental organisations operating in the region)

APR content targets readers with interests in a broad range of fields concerning the Asia-Pacific region and South Asia. All submissions that fall within these categories will be considered for publication. For written pieces, please keep the length of your submission between 1500-2500 words. We place emphasis on quality over quantity. All submissions must be in English.

For more information, please consult the submission guidelines at
http://www.asiapacificreader.org/publications or e-mail one of our editors at meaghan[at]asiapacificreader[dot]org or martin[at]asiapacificreader[dot]org.

Deadline
The APR will be accepting submissions for publication from now until April 6th, 2012.

Posted by zzhu at 04:57 PM

January 23, 2012

Stanford Journal of Asian Affairs

The Stanford Journal of East Asian Affairs showcases outstanding papers on East Asia and Southeast Asia written by undergraduate and graduate students; it is one of the few publications in existence with such a mission. SJEAA accepts original articles from all academic disciplines pertaining to China/Hong Kong/Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Greater East Asia (including Southeast Asia). Published editions of the journal include topics such as politics, international relations, economics, history, literature, and the arts. Supported by the Stanford Center for East Asian Studies, SJEAA is currently distributed internationally and regularly receives submissions from leading universities in the U.S. and abroad.

SJEAA is currently accepting submissions for our 2012 edition, and welcomes submissions from students at your institution. We also accept book review submissions for books whose first publication date is between 2007 and 2012. Book reviews should be above 900 words in length.

The deadline for submissions is February 10th, 2012. Submissions guidelines can be found here:

http://www.stanford.edu/group/sjeaa/submissions.html


Previous editions can be read online at http://www.stanford.edu/group/sjeaa/. Questions should be addressed to sjeaastaff@gmail.com.

Posted by zzhu at 09:05 PM

January 17, 2012

Buddhist Traditions: New Directions 2012 North American Graduate Student Conference in Buddhist Studies September 14-16, 2012

The submission deadline is now extended to April 10, 2012.

The Buddhist Studies Group at the University of Virginia is pleased to announce a conference to be hosted on the UVa Grounds September 14 -16, 2012. Our interdisciplinary graduate student conference, entitled “Buddhist Traditions: New Directions” (see conference website), seeks to elicit a robust diversity of approaches to Buddhist Studies. In addition to approximately 15 paper presentations, for which this announcement serves as a call for proposals, we will also host two special events — an introduction to UVa Buddhist Studies faculty initiatives in the digital humanities and a workshop on teaching Buddhism to undergraduates. UVa’s more than thirty graduate students in Buddhist Studies look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be an enriching collaborative experience.

Paper Proposals
We are seeking paper proposals from students currently enrolled in M.A. or Ph.D. programs in Buddhist Studies or related fields. The fifteen papers selected for presentation will be organized into panels, each chaired by a faculty respondent. Presentations will not exceed twenty minutes. Please submit your proposal of 500 words, along with your name, university and department affiliation, and a brief bio, to uvabuddhiststudies@virginia.edu by April 1, 2012. You will be notified in May of the status of your proposal, after which we will publish a detailed schedule of the conference.

Funding
University of Virginia entities have allocated generous funding to cover the costs of all lodging and meals for students presenting papers. Travel funds, however, should be obtained from the students’ home institutions or other sources. We also invite non-presenting students to attend at their own cost.

Contact
Please submit your proposals and any questions to uvabuddhiststudies@virginia.edu. Graduate students Manuel Lopez (mal5f@virginia.edu), Matt Zito (mjz3pm@virginia.edu), and Christie Kilby Robinson (cak9pn@virginia.edu) are the conference organizers whom you may also contact with questions.

Posted by zzhu at 01:50 AM

World Wide Asia: Asian Flows, Global Impacts

In August 2012, Leiden Global Interactions (LGI), Asian Modernities and Traditions (AMT) and the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) will host an international conference on the theme of ‘World Wide Asia’ to critically explore Asian migrations as a globalizing force.

Date: 31 August - 1 September 2012

Venue: Leiden, the Netherlands

Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2012

Confirmed Speakers:
Adam McKeown (Columbia University, USA)
Radhika Singha (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
Leo Lucassen (Leiden University, The Netherlands)

Call for Papers:
The theme of Asian migrations, in the broadest sense, touches upon a wide array of practices, infrastructures, social issues and configurations of power. The mobility and influence of Asian peoples and productions have been a driving force in reshaping global and local landscapes from ancient to modern times, as demonstrated, for instance, by the historical trade networks that facilitated European colonialism, the intensified global trajectories of commodities, ideas and technologies, and the redefinition of urbanization by processes emerging from the ‘Global South’.

This conference seeks to gain a nuanced understanding of Asia’s role in historical and modern articulations of the global. It seeks to explore the problematics of place, dislocation/connectivity, and culture from diverse Asian perspectives on travel, exchange, circulation, translation, identity, and global power. We are particularly interested in the following topics and issues with respect to Asia:
• Migration and the City
• Mobility, Markets & Human Capital
• Regimes of Identification
• Migrant Lives and Global Labor
• Borderlands
• Commodities and Migration
• Expanding Empires
• Disaster, Development and Aid

The conference will be preceded by a four-day master class on the same theme.

Submissions:
The deadline for submission of paper proposals is 1 February 2012. Please send an abstract of not more than 250 words, along with the proposed title, author’s name, affiliation and email to: worldwideasia2012@gmail.com. We will send out notifications in March.

Contact:
Carolyn Nakamura, Leiden University, P.O. Box 9515, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
c.m.nakamura[at]hum[dot]leidenuniv[dot]nl, +31(0)71 527 26 55

LGI: http://www.research.leiden.edu/research-profiles/global/
AMT: http://research.leiden.edu/research-profiles/amt/
IIAS: http://www.iias.nl

Posted by zzhu at 01:43 AM

November 15, 2011

Call for Papers: University of Toronto East Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference

DECEPTION:
The 12th Annual East Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference, University of Toronto
10 March 2012

The conference committee is currently seeking original academic papers on the theme of "deception." Establishing as the starting point the distinction between truth and falsehood, the committee is interested in the question of how and to what purposes that distinction might be intentionally blurred.

The conference organizers welcome contributions that discuss the human, and also non-human, faculty to deceive, as well as the human potential to be deceived.

Deception can take the form of propaganda or a glance, an image or an utterance, a presence or an absence, a ploy or a pledge, an action or a silence. The question of deception invites a multitude of
discussions: political, linguistic, artistic, cultural, historical, anthropological, philosophical, psychological, and many more besides.

Thus the organizers welcome papers from any and all disciplines willing and able to engage academically in the issues, intricacies, and illuminations of the topic of deception in an East Asian context, from the ways deception is defined and figured in East Asian societies and cultures, to the very workings of deception in the figuring and definition of East Asia.

Those interested are requested to provide an abstract (300 words maximum) as well as personal and contact information by December 15, 2011. Submissions from both individuals and panels of three (panelists should send individual abstracts and a panel abstract) are encouraged.

Submitted papers are also eligible for consideration for the East Asia Forum, a journal edited and published by graduate students in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto. Please indicate whether you wish to have your completed paper considered for publication.

Selected participants will be asked to submit completed papers by February 15, 2012. Those who wish their papers to be considered for publication should submit a publication-ready copy (about 4000 words) by March 31, 2012. During the conference, participants will be given 20 minutes to present their work; actual presentation papers should be about 1500-2500 words long.

Please e-mail submissions and queries to eas[dot]gsc[at]utoronto[dot]ca. Further information as it becomes available will be posted on the conference website at http://groups.chass.utoronto.ca/easgsc/.

Posted by zzhu at 12:27 AM

November 10, 2011

Call for Panels and Papers - The 2012 North American Taiwan Studies Association Conference

Taiwan: Gateway, Node, Liminal Space

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 25, 2011

Abstracts can be submitted at http://www.na-tsa.org/new/2012conference/call-for-panelspapers.html.

Taiwan has historically served as a gateway and node for different empires and actors. In the 17th century, the island served as a gateway for Dutch trade in Asia, in the later 19th century, an important key node in the global economy. During the Japanese colonial period, Taiwan served as a gateway for Japan's ambition to dominate Asia, a critical node of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. During the Cold War, Taiwan became a link in the United States' chain of bases to contain Communist influence in East Asia, a gateway to China in terms of surveillance operations, academic research, culture and later, investment, all the while transforming into a key node in the global economy, home to the world’s third largest container port and the greatest second-level node in the global science network. This history has contributed to the modern, multi-cultural society that Taiwan is today. We see not only “Taiwaneseness”, but also the combination and reconstruction of “Chineseness”, “Japaneseness” and “Americanness” on the island. The fact that Taiwan, seemingly neither here or there, apparently continues to occupy a marginal position, whether geopolitically or academically, makes it tempting to see it, as Prof. Stéphane Corcuff (Lyon Institute of Political Studies) suggests, as a liminal space, the idea being in a contribution to post-colonial studies and the theory of globalization.

Following the expansion of links to China in 2008 and the signing of ECFA in 2009, Taiwan’s interstitial position between China and the “West” has become even more complicated; especially when trying to make Taiwan an analytical unit in the westphalian system of states. Given that one of the motivations of Taiwan studies has been to “center” Taiwan, the current debate regarding the content and scale of Taiwan’s perceived growing marginalization have inspired some to hopefully argue that liminality is not a weakness, but a competitive strength for positioning Taiwan within the global economy and the international community more generally. During NATSA’s 2011 conference in Pittsburg, Prof. Joseph Wong (University of Toronto) challenged the economically-deterministic fear that closer economic ties with China inevitably leads to an independent Taiwan’s marginalization, arguing instead for a constructive debate in Taiwan society about the political and economic advantages of being an independent and autonomous gateway economy to China and the rest of the world. Prof. Stéphane Corcuff argued in the same debate that what he describes as “Taiwan’s liminality” has three dimensions: "[1) Taiwan as] an excellent topos to understand China...because China reveals itself on this delicate topic…; [2) Taiwan as] a ‘conservatory/laboratory’ due to its multicultural society where Chinese culture is the most important matrix, but not the only one; and [3) Taiwan as] “a threshold in a strategic place of the world since the early 17th century [that] continues today to give Taiwan a relevance as a legitimate actor in the global interconnected world, especially in the economic sector, and this, even in the absence of full political recognition.”

These raise both practical, as well as deeply theoretical questions that 2012’s conference of the North American Taiwan Studies Association would like to explore: re-examining Taiwan from the perspective of its position as a gateway, node and liminal space. What is Taiwan's changing role in the global economy and international community? For whom does Taiwan serve as a “gateway” for in various transnational flows and supply chains? How have these been transformed under different historical conditions? Will a new role in a global economy translate into more peaceful relations on a political level, or instead exacerbate existing issues? What is the significance of Taiwan’s liminal political status? How does the in-betweeness of this status actually affect the passages (political, economic, cultural or otherwise) increasingly occurring between Taiwan, China and elsewhere? And where exactly does a tendency to even describe Taiwan in such terms come from? Is there ever an actual fixed and stable point that never changes for any geographical object of study? Many more questions on this line could be raised from different disciplinary, methodological and/or theoretical approaches (click to see some examples). We invite scholars from all backgrounds to explore such questions from a wide variety of frameworks, models, and theories. We believe that Taiwan is not just an area to be studied, but also a way to expand the current understandings of human societies and enable a more complex reflection on changing global conditions.

Special invitation to social scientists!

This year's NATSA conference is still open for both individual paper and panel proposals. Each panel should consist of THREE or FOUR presenters. Papers or panel proposals in all disciplines are appreciated, but we especially encourage submissions in the SOCIAL SCIENCES. NATSA was founded in 1994, a time when Taiwan was experiencing rapid political, economic, social, and cultural transformation. Such a background led to strong presence of social scientists, in particular political scientists, in its early days. Since 2000, however, the composition of NATSA’s participants has been changing and a significant decline in social scientists has been observed. Is it possible that the shift itself reflects the changing landscape of Taiwan Studies? If yes, what exactly is happening in this field? What is the implication for Taiwan Studies as a research field? As an effort to answer these questions and to reflect on the future of Taiwan Studies, this year NATSA plans to revive the participation by social scientists. Submissions in social sciences therefore are warmly encouraged and might receive a slight advantage in the review process.

However, this special invitation should not in any way be seen as a discouragement to other potential participants. It cannot be emphasized enough that NATSA has always been an interdisciplinary forum. Please take a look at the list of invited scholars who have agreed to attend the NATSA 2012 conference, which includes prestigious scholars on anthropology, literature, film studies, and political science. In the past few years, contributions from legal studies and humanities accounted for the majority of participants. This year we still expect a solid presence of scholars in these disciplines, and researchers from other fields are also highly welcomed.

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October 24, 2011

Call for papers: 2012 East Asia Forum, University of Toronto

The East Asia Forum is a refereed multi-disciplinary journal published annually by the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada.

With contributions from graduate students the world over, the EAF enjoys a reputation for producing original graduate-level research that is at the forefront of the field of East Asian Studies.

We are currently seeking original academic papers on the theme of Deception. Establishing as our starting point the distinction between truth and falsehood, we are interested in the question of how and to what purposes that distinction might be intentionally blurred. We welcome contributions that discuss the human, and also non-human, faculty to deceive, as well as the human potential to be deceived. Deception can take the form of propaganda or a glance, an image or an utterance, a presence or an absence, a ploy or a pledge, an action or a silence. The question of deception invites a multitude of discussions: political, linguistic, artistic, cultural, historical, anthropological, philosophical, psychological, and many more besides. Thus we welcome papers from any and all disciplines willing and able to engage academically in the issues, intricacies, and illuminations of the topic of deception in an East Asian context, from the ways deception is defined and figured in East Asian societies and cultures, to the very workings of deception in the figuring and definition of East Asia.

Sponsored by the Department of East Asian Studies, whose aim is to promote interdisciplinary research relating to East Asia while encouraging a cross-regional approach, the EAF seeks submissions that strive to go beyond the cultural idioms traditionally used in discussions of East Asia.

All contributions are peer-reviewed and are subject to final approval by the editorial committee. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2011.

Please consult the section “Notes to Contributors” given in the link below for stylistic and submission requirements: http://www.eaf.asiapacificreader.org/note

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Call for Papers: Global Perspectives on Linguistics Studies

Twelfth Annual Graduate Symposium
Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Purdue University

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures invites the submission of papers to be considered for presentation. An anonymous abstract of no more than 300 words must be submitted in PDF format to the Graduate Symposium Committee by December 15, 2011. In your e-mail submission please include the presenter’s name, institution of affiliation, e-mail address, and phone number. Please do not include any identifying information on the abstract itself. You will be informed of the committee’s decision after January 15, 2012.

Please send all submissions and inquiries to: Ager Gondra (agondra[at]purdue[dot]edu).
A $20 fee will be charged for accepted papers.
Proceedings from the symposium will be published in an online format.

Please visit the FLL Graduate Student Committee website for further details: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~fllgsc/Symp.html#

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Call for Papers - Crowned Victor: Competition and Games in the Ancient World

Fourth Annual Center for Ancient Studies Graduate Conference

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Friday, March 2 to Saturday, March 3, 2012

Submission Deadline: January 7, 2012

The graduate students of the University of Pennsylvania seek abstracts for the fourth annual Center for Ancient Studies graduate student conference. This conference aims to explore the theme of competition in the ancient world. Competition was a key component of many aspects of life in the ancient world and was found in areas people in the 21st century might not expect. We plan to focus on the role of competition and its associations with society at large, be it in the form of games or sports, interactions between members of a community, rivalries between communities, or the way culture and literature channeled competition. Our goal in presenting this conference will be to compare how competition manifested itself in the disparate societies of the ancient world and highlight similarities across cultures.

The conference invites papers on topics involving competition such as (but, of course, not limited to):

* Conspicuous consumption and status competition
* Games as education
* Competition as a structural force in society
* Political competition
* Ancient theories of competition
* Competition and literature
* Ideologies of competition
* Sports and diplomacy
* Place of athletes in the community

Submissions are welcome from graduate students working on ancient topics in such fields as: African Studies, Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, East Asian Studies, Classics, Egyptology, Linguistics, Middle Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Pre-Columbian Studies, Religious Studies, and South Asian Studies.

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit a 250-word abstract for a 15 minute talk by January 7, 2012 including your contact information (including name, institution, and e-mail) to Arthur T. Jones at ancient[at]sas[dot]upenn[dot]edu. Speakers will be notified of the status of their submissions by January 15, 2012.

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October 12, 2011

Call for papers: ICS Graduate Student Forum on “Texts At the Crossroads: Books of Genius At Home and Abroad”

Texts At the Crossroads: Books of Genius At Home and Abroad

The ICS Graduate Forum will take place on May 4 and 5, 2012, at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. The workshop seeks to explore the processes by which the texts collectively known as the “books of genius” editions (Sanguozhi yanyi, Haoqiu zhuan, Yu Jiao Li, Ping Shan Leng Yan, Shuihu zhuan, Xixiang ji, Pipaji, Huajian ji among others) emerged as an alternative canon of vernacular literature not only in late imperial China, but helped define the contours of a wave of Chinese world literature in Asia and elsewhere. The forum is a multidisciplinary event designed to foster interaction among graduate students with research interests in the intersection between gendered representations and consumption of texts, print commerce, performance, literary genre, region, empire, and travel between 1640 and 1949. Research on the migration of “books of genius” editions between media and genres, on their diffusion in different regions within China, on the mechanism of their travel abroad, and on their translations into different Asian and other languages and contexts are especially welcome.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Shang Wei (Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University)

Abstracts: Abstracts are invited from graduate students for 30-minute presentations related to innovative research on the “books of genius” in any discipline of Chinese cultural studies (e.g., literature, book history, theater, social and cultural history, comparative studies, translation studies, history of art, folklore, film, ethnomusicology among others). Submissions are limited to one (1) single-authored or one (1) multi-authored paper per person.
• Abstracts must be written in English and on a single page, including examples, key references, etc.
• Prepare one (1) copy of the abstract in PDF format, containing the name(s) of author(s), affiliation(s), and e-mail address(es). Save the file under the title LASTNAMEAbstract.pdf.
• In the event of questions, please contact Prof. Patricia Sieber at sieber.6[at]osu.edu
•Abstract submission: Submit one copy of the abstract to with the subject heading “Abstract.”
• Abstract deadline: March 1, 2012, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).
• Abstract length: 250-400 words
• CV: Please include a CV of the primary author (no longer than 3 pages)
• Notification of acceptance via email: By March 15, 2012.

This forum is sponsored by the Institute for Chinese Studies (ICS) and co-sponsored by the East Asian Studies Center, the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (DEALL, the Graduate Student Association of East Asian Languages and Literatures (GREALL) and other units at The Ohio State University. Participants will have to secure funding from their own home institutions and/or other sources to attend the forum.

Organizing Committee:
Professor Patricia Sieber (Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, OSU)
Professor Ying Zhang (Department of History, OSU)
Mengjun Li (PhD Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, OSU)
Jeffrey Parkming Chan (Assistant Director, Institute for Chinese Studies, OSU)

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Call for papers: Harvard East Asia Society Graduate Student Conference

15th Annual Harvard East Asia Society Graduate Student Conference
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
February 24 - February 26, 2012

The Harvard East Asia Society (HEAS) Graduate Student Conference invites graduate students from around the world, conducting research in all disciplines, to submit abstracts for our 2012 conference.

Over the past decade, East Asia has experienced unprecedented change, which has had an immense impact on every aspect of the region. As a result, scholars worldwide are exploring and engaging in meaningful discussion on every subject to do with East Asia, past and present.

The HEAS Graduate Student Conference is an annual event which provides an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students to exchange ideas and discuss current research on East Asia. The conference allows young scholars to present their research to both their peers and to eminent scholars in East Asian Studies. All panels will be moderated by Harvard University faculty. The conference will also allow participants to meet others in their field conducting similar research and to forge new professional relationships.

We welcome submissions from graduate students in all disciplines. Papers should be related to East or Inner Asia, including East Asian interactions with the wider world.

Eligibility and Application Guidelines:
1. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a program of graduate study ("postgraduate" in British degree classification systems).
2. Papers must be related to East or Inner Asia.
3. Abstracts must be no longer than 250 words, submitted exactly as directed on the HEAS Individual Paper Application Form.
4. Deadline for abstract submission: NOVEMBER 18, 2011

Inquiries:
For general conference inquiries, please contact: heasconference@gmail.com
For abstract submission inquiries, please contact: heas.abstracts@gmail.com

www.hcs.harvard.edu/~heas/conference

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September 10, 2011

Call for papers: Myths and Orthodoxies, Princeton University Graduate Symposium

MYTHS AND ORTHODOXIES IN EAST ASIAN ART AND ART HISTORY

Graduate Student Symposium in East Asian Art
Saturday, 3 March 2012
101 McCormick Hall, Princeton University
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Organized by the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
Cosponsored by the Princeton University Art Museum

Keynote Speaker • Professor Donald F. McCallum
Department of Art History, UCLA
Asuka Myths and Orthodoxies: Ikarugadera – Umayado no ōji – Hōryūji


Myths and orthodoxies have given rise to compelling beliefs and canonical lineages in the arts and art histories of East Asia. The narratives of myths and orthodoxies uphold certain “truths” at the expense of others and serve the needs of those who perpetuate them. But what kind of history becomes an “orthodoxy,” and what sort of story can we call a “myth”? How do these stories sustain their power, and when do they lose power? Who decides?

How do visualized myths and orthodoxies shape what we believe? Do we believe the textual or the spoken more readily than the visual? Do visual materials help create, communicate, and maintain myths and orthodoxies in ways that text can never accomplish?

How do the uses of “myth” and “orthodoxy” in discussions of historiography change our understanding of history and art history? Does identifying myths and orthodoxies tend to serve a revisionist purpose? When something is called a myth, is the validity of its message automatically called into question? How do orthodoxies remodel their self-evident “truths” as they progress through time?

We invite graduate students in East Asian art history and related fields to submit abstracts of 300–400 words for papers that will address myths and orthodoxies in their various forms.

Please send your abstract with a copy of your curriculum vitae by
Monday, 7 November 2011, to:

Michael Hatch and Mimi Chusid
Myths.Orthodoxies[at]gmail[dot]com
Department of Art and Archaeology, McCormick Hall
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544-1018

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P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
Department of Art and Archaeology
McCormick Hall, Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544-1018 USA
tel: 609.258.3795
fax: 609.258.0103
web: Princeton.edu/tang

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August 27, 2011

IIAS Call for Papers - Third Conference of the Asian Borderlands Research Network: Connections, Corridors, and Communities

The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS)

Third Conference of the Asian Borderlands Research Network

Connections, Corridors, and Communities

Deadline for applications: 1 December 2011
Conference dates: 12 - 15 October 2012

Host: Centre for Southwest Borderland Ethnic Minority Studies, Yunnan University (YU), Kunming, China

Convenors:
Prof. He Ming (YU), Dr. Joy Bai (YU), Dr. Tina Harris (University of Amsterdam, UvA), Prof. Willem van Schendel (UvA) and Dr. Erik de Maaker (Leiden University)


Extensive land and maritime networks have crisscrossed Asia for centuries, providing the basis for encounters between diverse ethnic, linguistic, economic, religious, and political groups. Today, developments such as new infrastructural projects, an increase in media access, and renewed interest in shaping cross-border cultural identities serve to both underscore these long-standing linkages and create new forms of connections across Asia. During the 3rd Asian Borderlands Research Conference in Kunming, we invite submissions that address continuities and ruptures along routes and borders in Asia, broadly related to the theme, "Connections, Corridors, and Communities".

• Connections: How are Asian borderlands made more (or less) visible through the study of cross-border connections? In what ways does the idea of the "borderland" remain resilient throughout political and historical ruptures? What are the characteristics of various kinds of connections that are being created (as well as cut off) in Asian borderlands?
• Corridors: Are networks and paths throughout Asian borderlands being forged, reopened, diverted, or closed, and what are the effects of such processes? Can one conceive of "corridors" in relation to maritime or island borderlands, information technology networks, or bodily borders in Asia?
• Communities: What constitutes a "community" or "communities" in and across Asian borderlands, and how might these be contingent upon other factors, such as politics, environmental issues, and history? What are some of the barriers and restrictions to the creation of communities in the context of Asian borderlands? In what ways is a community defined by the state, by organizations, and/or by local individuals?

Since one of the main goals of this conference is to spur collaboration and conversation across diverse fields in the hope of building up a more nuanced picture of the intersections and relationships across Asian borderlands, submissions are invited from scholars, writers, policy studies researchers, artists, filmmakers, activists, the media, and others from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds. We invite conceptually innovative papers, based on new research, in order to develop new perspectives in the study of Asian Borderlands.

Only a small number of individual papers will be selected. We therefore encourage you to submit a full panel or roundtable proposal. We will consider proposals for panels and roundtables that have a thematic focus, are of a comparative character, and involve scholars or practitioners affiliated with different institutions.*

*New to this Asian Borderlands conference, the roundtable format is intended to allow for a more open forum on a broader theme. Typically, panelists will each address the main issue or topic of the roundtable, and the remainder of the time is open for an informal discussion between the panel members and a more extended question-and-answer period with the audience. Some examples of wide themes in relation to Asian borderlands may include, but are not limited to: migration; security; gender; technology; environmental issues, etc.

Please visit http://asianborderlands.net to submit proposals. The deadline is 1 December 2011.

Participants will be notified towards the beginning of the year 2012.

Very limited financial support may be made available to specific scholars residing in Asia and some junior or low-income scholars in other parts of the world. If you would like to be considered for a grant, please submit along with your abstract for a panel and/or paper a short letter stating the motivation for your request. Please also specify the kind of funding that you have applied for or will receive from other sources. Please note that the conference operates on a limited budget, and will not normally be able to provide more than a partial coverage of the costs of travel.

Further information about registration fees, the venue, and logistics will be provided on the ABRN website once the panels have been accepted.

For more information, please visit the website at http://asianborderlands.net, or email info@asianborderlands.net

The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) is a postdoctoral research centre based in the Netherlands. The Institute encourages the interdisciplinary and comparative study of Asia and promotes national and international cooperation. The Institute focuses on the human and social sciences and on their interaction with other sciences.

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June 10, 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: The United States and China: Past, Present and Future Interactions

The United States and China: Past, Present and Future Interactions

Call for Papers

Political Perspectives is a peer-reviewed electronic journal for postgraduate research in political studies edited by postgraduate students at the University of Manchester. The journal's primary aim is to engender intellectual conversations across politics and facilitate graduate students on their pathway to publication.

A forthcoming issue of Political Perspectives focuses on the United States and China and their relations in historical, modern and future contexts. Contributions that address the key themes are welcomed. These include (but are not restricted to):

1. China and the US-dominated ‘system’ of political and economic global governance
2. China’s ‘rise’ and the Beijing Consensus
3. Chinese-American economic relations
4. Chinese-American race relations
5. America, China and the politics of East Asia, Africa or Latin America
6. America, China and the emergence of cyber-terrorism
7. America, China and challenges for the global environment

We encourage contributions from postgraduate researchers in the UK, Europe and beyond which seek to inform upon the historical evolution of Sino-American bilateral relations, current issues and their future possibilities.

Papers of 6,000 - 8,000 words in length (including footnotes/excluding bibliography) should be submitted by July 8th 2011.

Details of submission guidelines can be found on the Political
Perspectives website: http://www.politicalperspectives.org.uk/

Please note that authors retain copyright of any work published in Political Perspectives, and are free to republish elsewhere.
Send papers to: Oliver Turner: oliver[dot]turner[at]manchester.ac.uk

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March 04, 2011

Stanford Journal of East Asian Affairs (SJEAA) looking for submissions

Please click on flier for additional information. Submission deadline is April 3, 2011.

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March 02, 2011

Call for Papers - CSAA Conference 2011

The Chinese Studies Association of Australia - 12th Biennial Conference

The Australian National University, Canberra, July 13-15, 2011

http://www.conference.csaa.org.au/

One hundred years on, is it too early for an assessment of the Xinhai Revolution of 1911? For a country whose historical imaginings are especially informed by anniversaries remembered and forgotten, the year 2011 marks a century since China saw events bringing the end of imperial rule. Just as the varying assessments of this revolution have reflected the transformations that the country has undergone during the past hundred years, those engaged with China are continually challenged to question and reflect on their ways of knowing their subject. We invite participants in this year's CSAA conference to reflect on this legacy of change, real or imagined, as China seeks to reinvent itself and its past in the 21st century.

The CSAA's biennial conference welcomes papers on any aspect of Chinese studies. Panel submissions are encouraged. The CSAA is the professional association for China specialists and post-graduate students in Australia and is affiliated with the Asian Studies Association of Australia.

Closing date for submissions: April 30, 2011

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CALL FOR PAPERS: The 13th OYCF Annual Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS
The 13th OYCF Annual Conference
St. Lawrence University
Canton, NY 13617
May 14-15, 2011

Debating the China Model
After a three-decade streak of double-digit GDP growth, China has surpassed Japan to become the second largest economy in the world. Its ascendency seems to have defied a lot of the theories and assumptions in Western scholarship, such as the dichotomy between communism and capitalism, democracy and autocracy, the state and the market. What exactly is the China model, if there is indeed one? What does it mean for the global political and economic order? Can it be modeled after by other developing countries? Does China’s case provide any ground for reframing the dominant discourse of development and globalization informed largely by neoliberalism? Funded by St. Lawrence University’s Freeman Grant, the 2011 Overseas Young Chinese Forum Annual Conference aims at gathering scholars across disciplines and countries to discuss these issues from diverse perspectives.

The Conference Organizing Committee welcomes submissions related to the conference’s theme either as individual papers (only a 1-2-page abstract) or wholly constituted panels (with names and affiliations of all presenters) along with each author’s brief CV (professional experience and/or publications). The conference is bi-lingual, so papers can be written and delivered in either English or Chinese, although English is preferred. If Chinese is the chosen language,
please also include a brief English translation in your presentation. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

- What is the China model?
- The social and ecological cost of the China model
- Comparing the China model with other developmental strategies (such as the East Asian model and the Latin American model)
- China’s role on the global stage (outward investment in Africa, Australia, Latin America, etc., and the building of its soft power)
- The Beijing Consensus vs. the Washington Consensus

Please send your submissions to oycf2011@gmail.com by March 20. A notification of acceptance will be sent by April 3. Once selected, presenters’ board and lodging will be covered and travel expenses will be subsidized up to $400.

The OYCF will publish a summary of the conference panels and selected papers on its electronic journal “Perspectives: China and the World.” Information about past OYCF conferences can be found at http://oycf.org/Retreats/retreat.htm.

The Overseas Young Chinese Forum (OYCF) is a self-governing non-profit organization established in 1999 to provide a forum to discuss issues related to China’s development and to explore solutions. Among other activities, OYCF sponsors teaching and research in China, publishes an on-line journal (Perspectives: China and the World), organizes local discussion groups, publishes book series, and holds a conference each year. OYCF’s annual conference is increasingly becoming a major forum for China-related studies. For more information about OYCF, please visit the organization’s website: www.oycf.org.

St. Lawrence University (SLU) is a liberal arts college of inspiring faculty, serious students, and accomplished alumni, guided by tradition and focused on the future. Founded in 1856, it is ideally located in the St. Lawrence River Valley in Canton, upstate New York, close to the Adirondacks and Canada. Among St. Lawrence's distinguished alumni are communications magnate and diplomat Owen D.
Young, for whom the Young Plan for European war reparations was named; Olympia Brown, the first woman in U.S. history to be ordained a minister; author Lorrie Moore; United States Senator Susan Collins; and actors Kirk Douglas and Viggo Mortensen. For more information about SLU, please visit its website: www.stlawu.edu. For more information about the Asian Studies program at SLU, please visit
www.stlawu.edu/academics/programs/asian-studies.

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February 10, 2011

Legacies of Taste: An International Conference on Food Narratives in China

15-17 December, 2011
Call for Papers

The representation of gastronomy has a long tradition in China as one of its most distinguished and cherished heritages. No matter Su Shi’s gourmet search for the perfect taste, or Yuan Mei’s emphasis on Confucian taste in culinary art, or Cao Xueqin’s elaboration of the delicacies in The Dream of the Red Chamber, the unique appeal of food demonstrates its special cultural significance and influence in Chinese society. The School of Chinese at the University of Hong Kong is pleased to sponsor an international conference on food narratives in China, which will be part of the centennial celebration of the founding of the University of Hong Kong in 1911. We cordially invite scholars from China and overseas to participate in this event. It is hoped that the conference provides an interdisciplinary and intercultural forum for interested scholars to explore manifold literary, artistic representations and cultural implications of food in China.

The papers may be presented either in Chinese or in English. Possible topics may include:

1. The legacy of food writings in China
2. Food writings as/and/vs. literature
3. Food: gender and power
4. Food and identity
5. Food and body
6. Food literature in translation
7. Visual arts and the representation of food
8. Chinese food in world literature

Each paper presentation has a limit of 20 minutes, followed by a brief Q&A session. Please send an abstract of 500 words and a single-page CV to Dr Isaac Yue (isaacyue[at]hku[dot]hk) by March 1, 2011, or to any member of the Conference Organizing Committee listed at http://hku.hk/chinese/seminars%20and%20conferences/29-11-2010-conference-e.html.

There is no registration fee and lunch will be provided to participants of the conference. Announcement of the acceptance of papers will be made in May, 2011.

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January 28, 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: Archaeology at Multiple Scales

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Sponsored by the University of Michigan Collaborative Archaeology Workgroup

Date: March 26, 2011
Where: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI

As a discipline, archaeology is faced with a particular problem of scale. Archaeological inquiry is carried out at various social scales (i.e. households to empires), temporal scales (i.e. days to millennia), and spatial scales (i.e. deposits to landscapes) and utilizes multiple scales of data resolution (i.e. objects to regions). This conference will provide an opportunity for junior researchers to present innovative research and provide a forum for discussing the methodological and interpretative problems and potentials with different, and sometimes concurrent, scalar approaches to the human past.

We are calling for papers of 20 minutes in length which deal with issues of scale in archaeology. Papers will be presented in panels with other graduate students working on similar themes or approaches across multiple scales. While this list is not exhaustive and other innovative topics are certainly welcome, some suggestions for panel topics include:

-Death and Dying
-Boundaries and Interaction
-Production and Consumption
-Agency and Identity
-Typology and Classification
-Performance and Display
-Wining and Dining

Presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion of the relationship of scale to the papers and each panel’s central theme. Presentations should explicitly discuss aspects of scale (though the manner in which it is incorporated is open). All fields of archaeology (anthropological, classical, area studies, etc.) are welcome.

To facilitate a ‘workshopping’ atmosphere and to promote informed discussions, participants are asked to submit a paper copy of their presentation one week before the conference (March 18th). Pre-circulated papers should be of presentation text length only (approximately 10-12 double-spaced pages); polished written copies are not expected.

Abstracts of no longer than 200 words should be submitted by February 4th.

Please submit abstracts to CAW-2011@umich.edu.

Although travel stipends will not be available for this conference, accommodations (with Michigan archaeology graduate students) for Friday and/or Saturday night(s) will be arranged upon request. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided on the day of the conference.

Questions? Email CAW-2011@umich.edu.

The Collaborative Archaeology Workgroup (CAW) is a group of graduate students from multiple departments at the University of Michigan (including Anthropology and Classical Art and Archaeology) who share an interest in archaeological research, theory, and methods. We are dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary research and facilitating the exchange of information among all students interested in studying the past through archaeological techniques.

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January 19, 2011

Language Symposium 2011 Call for Proposals

The Council on Language Instruction and the Multimedia Learning Center at Northwestern University together with

The Center for the Study of Languages at the University of Chicago

The Sandi Port Errant Language and Culture Learning Center at the University of Illinois-Chicago

LANGUAGE SYMPOSIUM 2011
“Foreign Languages as a Global Skill”
April 15-16, 2011
Northwestern University

Join us on Friday evening for our opening keynote speaker:
Nelleke van Deusen Scholl, Director of the Center for Language Study, Yale College

On Saturday the Symposium will continue with presentations on the global relevance and impact of teaching and learning foreign languages.

Topics may include:
Integrating global skills into language curricula;
Models of teaching languages across the disciplines;
Fostering the development of intercultural competence;
Cultural exchanges with universities abroad;
Making study abroad meaningful;
Service learning (i.e. language and community);
Language study for careers and professions;
Language for special purposes (i.e. medicine, engineering, research, business, diplomacy, music, etc…);
Assessing global language skills.

Language instructors at all levels are invited to submit proposals; all languages are welcome.
For more information, visit www.cli.northwestern.edu/activities/symposia.
Proposal submission deadline: Monday, February 14, 2011.
Early registration deadline: Friday, April 1, 2011.

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January 18, 2011

CESS Annual Conference, Ohio State University, Sept. 15-18, 2011

The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) invites panel and paper proposals for the Twelfth Annual CESS Conference, September 15-18, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. The event will be held at Ohio State University, hosted by the Center for Slavic and East European Studies, the Middle East Studies Center and the East Asian Studies Center. Panels begin Friday morning, September 16, and continue through mid-day on Sunday, September 18.

Panel and paper topics relating to all aspects of humanities and social science scholarship on Central Eurasia are welcome. The geographic domain of Central Eurasia extends from the Black Sea and Iranian Plateau to Mongolia and Siberia, including the Caucasus, Crimea, Middle Volga, Afghanistan, Tibet, Xinjiang, and Central and Inner Asia. Practitioners and scholars in all humanities and social science disciplines with an interest in Central Eurasia are encouraged to participate.

The program will feature approximately 50 panels. There will also be a supplementary program including a welcome reception on Thursday, a conference dinner and a plenary speaker.

Deadline for submission of panel/paper proposals: Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Submissions of pre-organized panels are strongly encouraged and will be given some preference in the selection process. In forming panels, consider including scholars whose work is situated outside of Central Eurasia but who can speak to the panel topic thematically or comparatively, especially in discussant roles. For complete details, please see the complete Call for Papers (http://www.units.muohio.edu/cess/CFP_2011.html) on the CESS website.

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December 14, 2010

2011 North American Taiwan Studies Association Conference - DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 31, 2010!


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The Trajectory of Taiwan in a Global Context

June 17-18, 2011
University of Pittsburgh

Themes:
I) Responding to Crises and Challenges: Rethinking the Concept of State and Government
II) The Global Footprint of the Taiwanese People and the Boundaries of Taiwanese Society: Description and Critique
III) National Political Agenda for the 21st Century: Assuring Social Fairness, Environmental Integrity, Food Safety, and Healthcare Quality
IV) Culture and Political Economy: Symbol, Capital, and Power
V) Cross-strait Relations in the Making: Adding New Dimensions to an Old Debate

Special Workshop:
The Vision of Taiwan Studies: Meeting the Next Generation of Taiwanese Historians, Geographers, Anthropologists, and Scholars from Film Studies

Submissions now open! - deadline has been extended to December 31, 2010.

Organizer: North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA)

Sponsors: Ministry of Education (Taiwan)

Check out last year's photos: http://picasaweb.google.com.tw/NATSA.PHOTO

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December 02, 2010

Call for Papers - Visions and Perspectives: Global Studies in the 21st Century

VISIONS AND PERSPECTIVES: GLOBAL STUDIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY
(Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, May 27-29, 2011)

Organized by

School of Foreign Studies and Center for the Study of Contemporary Foreign Literature and Culture, Nanjing University; and Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, Michigan State University

This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with themes and issues related to global studies throughout the world. It will promote the ongoing analysis of creative and critical trends in the field of global studies, as well as alternative cultural and social movements that affect teaching and research in the field. In particular, the conference will encourage theoretical and practical debates about the cultural, social and political contexts within which global studies is flourishing.

The conference is also devoted to mapping and interpreting new trends and patterns in globalization in the 21st century. It will serve as an open forum for exploring globalization from different perspectives in a wide variety of locations. We especially encourage papers which incorporate interdisciplinary explorations of teaching and research on global studies in the arts and humanities.

Papers, reports, and pre-formed panels are invited on issues related, but not limited, to the following themes:
1. Major Theories and Emerging Trends in Global Studies and the
Alignment of Disciplines;
2. Language, Translation, and Inter-Cultural Communication in a Global
Context;
3. The Global-Local Nexus in the Arts and Humanities;
4. Transnational Education Partnerships and Research Collaboration on
Interdependent Global Issues;
5. Migration, Return Migration, and Transnationalism;
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6. Transnational Media and Communication Networks;
7. Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Social Justice in a Global Context;
8. The Role of Transnational Philanthropy and NGOs in Sustainable Development;
9. Soft (Smart) Power and Global Interactions.

Organizing Committee
- Yin Xiao-huang, Professor and Director, Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, Michigan State University; yinx@msu.edu
- Zhu Gang, Professor and Dean, School of Foreign Studies, Nanjing University; gzhu@nju.edu.cn
- Wang Shouren, Professor and Director, Center for the Study of Contemporary Foreign Literature and Culture, Nanjing University; srwang@nju.edu.cn
- Cheng Aimin, Professor and Dean, Institute for International Students, Nanjing University; amcheng@nju.edu.cn
- Yang Jincai, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Foreign Studies, Nanjing University; jcyang@nju.edu.cn
- He Chengzhou, Professor and Associate Dean, Institute for Advanced
Studies in the Humanities, Nanjing University; chengzhou@nju.edu.cn

Proposal (250 words) with a brief c.v. (250 words) should be submitted electronically to Dr. Xu Lei at leixu.nju@gmail.com and Anna Malavisi at malavisi@msu.edu by December 20, 2010.

If a proposal is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper must be submitted by April 15, 2011. Selected papers may be invited for development for publication in Chinese by Nanjing University Press and in English by Michigan State University Press.

Participants are welcome to stay at Nanjing University’s guesthouse as well as Xin Jiyuan (New Era), a 4-star hotel located at the conference venue. Nanjing University may also cover accommodations, local transportation and tour of Nanjing for a limited number of conference participants.

Conference Languages: Chinese and English. For registration and other details, contact Dr. Xu Lei at leixu.nju@gmail.com or visit http://www.sfs.nju.edu.cn/

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November 17, 2010

2011 National Chinese Language Conference: Request for Proposals

Please click on poster for more information.

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October 14, 2010

Call For Abstracts: Harvard East Asia Society Graduate Student Conference

SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 24, 2010.

The Harvard East Asia Society (HEAS) Graduate Student Conference is an annual conference that invites graduate students from around the world to present papers from all disciplines on topics related to East or Inner Asia. Papers focusing on Chinese, Korean, Japanese or Vietnamese diaspora in any region of the world are also welcome.

Click on flier to go learn more.

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October 07, 2010

Yale Journal of International Affairs - Call for Submissions

Deadline: November 15th, 2010

DESCRIPTION
The Yale Journal of International Affairs (YJIA) is an academic and policy-oriented journal that publishes articles, interviews, book reviews and op-eds by scholars, graduate students and policy practitioners on important topics in current international affairs. Past contributors to YJIA include: Tony Blair, Paul Collier, Joseph Stiglitz, Ambassador John Negroponte, Mary Kaldor, Nancy Birdsall, and Stephen Walt, among others. To view the online archives of past issues, please visit the website: www.yalejournal.org.

UPCOMING ISSUE: SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN
In recognition of the United Nations General Assembly’s unanimous vote in July 2010 to establish the body, UN Woman, the Fall 2010 issue of the Yale Journal of International Affairs will include a special Spotlight on Women with the aim of contributing to academic and policy discussions concerning the enhancement of women’s rights around the world. In this regard, we encourage submissions that focus on an international women’s issue. Approximately one-third to one-half of the Fall 2010 issue will be committed to the theme of women.

Submissions on ALL topics in international affairs will be accepted and considered.

SUBMISSIONS
The Yale Journal of International Affairs accepts three types of submissions: 1) Articles (3,000 to 5,000 words), 2) Book reviews (2,000 words or less), and 3) Op-eds (800 words or less).
When sending your submission, please adhere to the following guidelines:
• Cover letter: Submissions must include a cover letter indicating the author's name, institutional affiliation, contact information (including email address and phone number), and a brief biography.
• Abstract: A 100-word abstract must accompany all submissions.
• Format: Submissions must conform to the conventions of the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition. Citations must take the form of endnotes and be formatted according to the YJIA Style Guide, available on the YJIA website: www.yalejournal.org.
• Deadline: Submissions for the upcoming issue must be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word documents to mai.truong@yale.edu no later than November 15th, 2010. Authors will be notified of the status of their submissions late-November 2010.

Please share this call for submissions with appropriate faculty, policy practitioners, and graduate students.

For Further Information, please contact:
Mai Truong (mai.truong[at]yale.edu), Editor-in-Chief, Yale Journal of International Affairs
34 Hillhouse Avenue; New Haven, CT 06511; www.yalejournal.org

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September 02, 2010

Stanford Journal of East Asian Affairs (SJEAA) calls for submissions

Please click on flier for additional information. Submission deadline has been extended to October 7.

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April 08, 2010

Call for Proposals - Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs

The East Asian Studies Center at The Ohio State University is pleased to host the 59th Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) from October 1-3, 2010 at the new Ohio Union in Columbus, Ohio. A regional conference of the Association of Asian Studies (AAS), MCAA has provided a forum for scholars and teachers of Asian Studies in the Midwest to gather and exchange knowledge about the history and cultures of Asia for over a half-century. The conference will feature panels and roundtables at which faculty and graduate and undergraduate students present and discuss new research and pedagogical tools.

Proposals for panels and individual papers from all academic disciplines on any topic involving Asia are currently being accepted. Submission of panels and individual papers that address the full range of literary production and consumption in print, performance, film, and digital media across the span of Asian history are especially encouraged. Panels and individual papers that cross boundaries, be it in regional, temporal, linguistic, disciplinary or other terms, are also particularly welcome.

The final deadline for submission is Friday, June 11, 2010. All proposals must be submitted electronically through the conference website at http://easc.osu.edu/mcaa. Presenters must be members of MCAA and must have pre-registered by Friday, September 3, 2010 to attend and present. The membership fee will be collected as part of the registration fee for the conference. Registration instructions are forthcoming.

For academic questions, please contact Dr. Patricia Sieber, 2010 MCAA Program Chair, at sieber.6@osu.edu. For general questions, please contact Amy Carey, 2010 MCAA Conference Coordinator, at carey.189@osu.edu.


Title VI NRC/FLAS East Asian Studies Center
The Ohio State University
314 Oxley Hall, 1712 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
TEL: 614-688-4253
FAX: 614-292-4273
EMAIL: easc@osu.edu
http://easc.osu.edu

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Call for Proposals - Michigan China Forum

Eighth Michigan China Forum (2010)
Saturday, May 8, 2010

Ann Arbor, Michigan

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: Friday, April 30, 2010

Michigan China Forum was initiated in May 2002 by Michigan China Fellows, a group of Chinese graduate students and scholars in social sciences and humanities at the University of Michigan. The purpose of the Forum is to promote interdisciplinary discussions and excellence in scholarship. We are now calling for papers for our eighth annual Forum, to be held on May 8 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

With the uniting theme of China, the 2010 Forum is opened to the following two groups of students and scholars:

1. Chinese students and scholars in humanities and social sciences, whose work are of general academic interests, which may or may not be directly related to China;

2. Students and scholars of other nationalities, whose works are related to various aspects of China, either in the fields of humanities (history, philosophy, art, culture, etc.) or social sciences (language, economy, society, politics, etc.)

You are welcome to present your papers, projects or research proposals, completed or in progress. We appreciate your contribution to the intellectual and academic diversity and quality of the Forum.

Based on the proposals received, presenters will be organized into panels. Each presenter will have 15 or 25 minutes for presentation (according to presenter?s preference). The presenter can choose either Chinese or English as working language.

Please send the following to Haijing Dai at hdai@umich.edu by 11 pm April 30:

• Your name, program of study, and contact information;
• Title of your presentation and an abstract (150 words maximum);
• The language (English or Chinese) you prefer to use;
• Time estimate for your presentation (Please choose either 15 or 25 minutes);
• Whether you will need any AV equipment for your presentation.

For more information about MCF and our annual Forum, please email Yan Long (longyan@umich.edu) or Haijing Dai (hdai@umich.edu).

We look forward to hearing from you!

Planning Committee
Michigan China Forum

Founded in September 2001 to promote intellectual, academic, and professional growth of our fellows in humanities and social sciences, Michigan China Fellows (MCF) is a space for celebration of ideas, life, and friendship.

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February 22, 2010

The 7th Annual Conference of the Consortium for Western China Development Studies

China Regional Development Model: Ten Years of Western China Development
The 7th Annual Conference of the Consortium for Western China Development Studies

Chengdu, Sichuan, China
July 6-7, 2010

Co-organizers:
• The Consortium for Western China Development Studies
• Sichuan University
• GTZ - German Technical Cooperation

Co-sponsors:
• The Chinese Economists Society

2010 marks the 10th year of the Western China development policy. This occasion provides an excellent opportunity to explore the implementation and results of China’s regional development. Sichuan University, the Consortium for Western China Development Studies, and GTZ will co-organize an International Conference on “China Regional Development Model: Ten Years of Western China Development” on July 5-6, 2010, in Chengdu, China. The conference is also co-sponsored by the Chinese Economists Society.

The organizers expect 100-200 participants from universities, research institutions, government agencies and business sectors within and outside of China to attend this conference. Many well-known economists from China, the U.S., Europe and other countries have been invited to participate. The conference is expected (1) to serve as a platform for scholars and government officials to exchange their research and development plans on Western China ; (2) to submit policy recommendations on under-developed regions to the central government ; and (3) to publish a conference proceedings from selected papers presented at the conference.

The conference will be carried out in the following three fields:
1. The economic development problems related to ecology, resources and environment in Western China
2. The reviews and prospects of Western China development in past 10 years
3. The assessment of policies and projects during Western China development.

The conference themes will include, but not be limited to, the following topics:
• The comprehensive assessment of ten years of western China development
• The role and of Western China in the development of China in the next 50 years
• The urbanization and urban-rural development in Western China
• Analyses of the comparative advantages for industrial development in Western China
• The optimization of industrial distribution in Western China
• The industrial transition under globalization
• The development of low carbon economy and progress in environmental protection in Western China
• Proposals to enhance public institutions and physical infrastructure in Western China
• Resource development and ecological compensation
• The economic development of minority regions
• Improvement of the investment environment and financial system in Western China
• Regional governance in Western China

Abstract Submission
Interested participants should send an abstract of no longer than 250 words to the Program Committee at westchina2010@umich.edu along with the name, title, affiliation, and contact information of the author (s), or use the online submission form at http://chinadatacenter.org/westchina2010/.
 
Deadlines
April 15, 2010 - Deadline for abstracts
April 30, 2010 - Notification of paper acceptance
June 30, 2010 - Deadline for completed papers

Registration Fee for the Conference

Registration before May 15, 2010: US$60.00.
Registration after May 15, 2010: US$80.00.
Full-time student: US$30.00.

Please make the payment payable to “The Chinese Economists Society”.

Contact Information:

China Office:
The Consortium for Western China Development Studies

Prof. Yiqian Wang
Institute of Western China Development
P.O. Box 391
Sichuan University
Chengdu , 610065
P. R. China
TEL: 86-28-85401227

U.S. Office:
The Consortium for Western China Development Studies

Dr. Shuming Bao
China Data Center
University of Michigan
Suite 301
1007 E Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1690
TEL: 734-647-9610

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February 19, 2010

Call for Papers - The OYCF-University of Chicago Conference on "China's Legal Reform at Crossroads" - The 12th OYCF Annual Meeting

A conference on the theme "China's Legal Reform at Crossroads" will take place on May 29-30, 2010 at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. The conference is being planned by the Overseas Young Chinese Forum, with co-sponsorship from the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Chicago.

The thematic choice of this year's conference is in accordance with OYCF’s commitment to China's development and advancement. In the past eleven years OYCF annual meetings have covered a variety of topics related to the development of China, including sustainable development, civil society, women, rural problems, social classes, cultural production, globalization and nationalism, and the financial crisis. We believe the reform of China's legal system from 1979 to the present is a topic of equal importance and deserves our attention.

We call for paper submissions from all disciplines working in the China field. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Legislative changes and debates in different areas of Chinese law;
• Reform of the Chinese judicial system;
• Development of the Chinese legal profession;
• Reform of the Chinese criminal justice system;
• Impact of the Communist Party and the government on the legal system;
• Mediation, letters and petition, and other alternative channels of dispute resolution;
• Legal consciousness and mobilization of Chinese citizens.

The conference is bi-lingual so the papers can be written and delivered in either English or Chinese. Deadline for submitting an abstract (1-2 pages) is April 2, 2010 (Friday), along with a brief C.V. that lists your credentials (e.g., professional experience and/or publications). Please send your materials or inquiry via email to oycfcallpaper@gmail.com. A notification of acceptance will be sent by April 16, 2010 (Friday).

The OYCF will publish a summary of the conference panels and selected papers on its electronic journal “Perspectives: China and the World.” For more details about the OYCF annual meetings, please visit: http://www.oycf.org/oycfold/httpdocs/Retreats/retreat.htm.

The Overseas Young Chinese Forum (OYCF) OYCF is a self-governing non-profit organization established in 1999 to provide a forum to discuss issues related to China’s development and to explore solutions. Among other activities, OYCF sponsors teaching and research in China, publishes an on-line journal (Perspectives: China and the World), organizes local discussion groups, publishes book series, and holds a conference each year. OYCF’s annual conference is increasingly becoming a major forum for China-related studies. For more information about OYCF, please visit the organization’s website: www.oycf.org.

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Chicago works to enhance opportunities available to scholars both in the United States and abroad, and to foster communication and inter-disciplinary collaboration among the community of professors and students at the University of Chicago and throughout the wider East Asian Studies community. To these ends CEAS and its Committees sponsor a variety of activities including colloquia, workshops, conferences, public lectures, film series, cultural events, and other programs that promote understanding of the cultures and societies of China, Japan, and Korea. University of Chicago faculty and programs in East Asian studies regularly achieve the highest rankings among peer institutions in the United States, making East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago an invaluable national resource and a focal point for East Asian Studies in the Midwest. For more information about the CEAS at the University of Chicago, please visit http://ceas.uchicago.edu/.

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February 18, 2010

IL/IN dissertation workshop: "Gender & Sexuality in Modern East Asia," June 2-3 at Indiana University

Illinois/Indiana National Dissertation Workshop: "Gender and Sexuality in Modern East Asia"

Indiana University Bloomington, June 2-3, 2010
(application deadline: March 1)

The Illinois/Indiana East Asia National Resource Center Consortium (IL/IN East Asia NRC) is pleased to announce its fourth annual IL/IN National Dissertation Workshop in the field of gender and sexuality. The workshop will be held June 2-3, 2010 on the campus of Indiana University Bloomington. Doctoral students in the humanities and the social sciences whose dissertation projects concern gender and sexuality in modern East Asia are invited to apply. Areas of interest include anthropology, literature, history, sociology, gender studies, and cultural studies, among others. The workshop is designed to enable students just beginning work on their dissertations, as well as those farther along, to engage in intensive discussions of their own and each other's projects. Possibilities for continuing networks among interested students and faculty will also be explored. The workshop will be limited to eight participants, and the cost of the workshop, some meals, and two nights’ lodging will be covered by the IL/IN East Asia NRC.

Faculty leaders: The workshop will be led by a team of multidisciplinary faculty covering the areas of China, Japan, and Korea: Nancy Abelmann, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research—Humanities, Arts, and Related Fields; Harry E. Preble Professor of Anthropology, Asian American Studies, East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Sara Friedman, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies, Indiana University Bloomington; and Michiko Suzuki, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Indiana University Bloomington.

Eligibility and application: Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a doctoral program and must have drafted a dissertation research proposal, although they need not have advanced to candidacy. Those in the early phases of writing are also encouraged to apply. In order to prepare the ground for a productive exchange, participants must come to the workshop having read and prepared comments on the other participants' writing samples.

The application deadline is March 1. Application materials consist of two items: (1) a current CV and (2) a 4-6-page double-spaced dissertation proposal (including a description of the specific issues being addressed, the intellectual approach, and the materials being studied). Applications should be submitted by e-mail attachment to easc@indiana.edu. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been selected for the workshop by early April.

For information about the IL/IN East Asia NRC, see http://www.iu.edu/~easc/about/consortium.shtml.

East Asian Studies Center
Indiana University
Memorial Hall West 207
1021 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

Phone: (812) 855-3765
Fax: (812) 855-7762

E-mail: easc@indiana.edu
URL: http://www.iu.edu/~easc

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December 04, 2009

CFS-UM Comparative Literature grad student translation conference

Fourth Biannual Graduate Student Translation Conference
April 23-25, 2010
University of Michigan
Keynote speaker: Susan Bernofsky

We are seeking graduate student translators to participate in the Fourth Biannual Graduate Student Translation Conference to be held April 23-25, 2010, as part of the University of Michigan's Year of Translation. We hope to gather emerging and established translators for a weekend of workshops and roundtables, as well as a keynote address and reading by Susan Bernofsky, recipient of multiple awards from the PEN Translation Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts.

We encourage graduate student translators translating from any time period and any language into English to apply for a place in a translation workshop. Workshops may include but are not limited to:
post-colonial literature, feminist literature, humor, drama, translating dead authors, Jewish languages, Classical literatures, literature from South Asia, East Asia, from the Middle East, from South America, from Africa, from Europe.

Workshops will be limited to six participants. Each member will have one text workshopped and will be expected to comment on the texts of the other workshop members.

To apply for a workshop place, please send 5-10 poems or 5-10 pages of prose, a scan of the original text, as well as a one-page statement about your motivations for translating the text and specific challenges it presented you as a translator. In your application, please indicate at least one or two workshops (from the list above, or suggest a new one) in which you would be interested in participating with your work. Please also attach a CV. Submissions should be emailed to michtranslation2010@umich.edu.

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2010. Applicants will be notified of the organizers' decision by February 22.

Please note: a limited amount of financial assistance for travel may be available in certain circumstances; contact the organizers if you would not be able to attend without some support. Every effort will be made to provide accommodation for successful applicants from outside the Ann Arbor area; however, we can't guarantee accommodation.

Inquiries may be directed to the conference organizers, Emily Goedde (egoedde@umich.edu) or Corine Tachtiris (tachtco@umich.edu).

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November 23, 2009

Call for papers - 16th Annual North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA) Conference

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 31, 2009.
Please click on flier to access the submission page.

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October 26, 2009

AAS Dissertation Workshop, Philadelphia, March 28–31, 2010

"Popular Culture and Social Change"

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 11, 2009.

The Association for Asian Studies is pleased to announce plans for a ninth consecutive AAS Dissertation Workshop, which will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting in Philadelphia next spring. The workshop will again be organized and led by David Szanton, and follow the model used in previous workshops.

No longer are Asian studies largely focused on courts and peasants, ancient cultures, classical texts, and traditional forms. Today all across the humanities and social sciences scholars are approaching and re-interpreting a rapidly changing Asia through various forms of popular culture (film, sports, TV, music, dance, radio, online networks, fiction, fashion, cuisine, fan clubs, martial arts, bars, drugs. etc.), concerned with how it is both producing and marking social, and cultural change all across the region. Intergenerational differences and tensions are growing all across the region, often with serious political consequences. Popular culture, as an alternative “unofficial view of the world,” as a form of subtle or overt resistance to the hegemonic, has become an important lens for approaching and analyzing Asia’s rapidly expanding middle classes, urbanization, consumerism, differentiation and stratification, political mobilization, geographical mobility, diasporic influences, and both transnational and globalizing sensibilities.

This workshop is intended to bring together doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences who are (1) developing dissertation proposals or are in early phases of research or dissertation writing; and who are (2) also dealing with the kinds of issues mentioned above in the context of contemporary or historic Asian states and societies.

The workshop will be limited to 12 students, ideally from a broad array of disciplines and working on a wide variety of materials in a variety of time periods, and in various regions of Asia. It also will include a small multidisciplinary and multi-area faculty with similar concerns.

The workshop will be scheduled for the days immediately following the 2010 AAS annual meeting in Philadelphia. It will cover two and one-half days of intense discussion beginning the evening of Sunday, March 28, and running through the afternoon of Wed. March 31.

The AAS will be able to provide limited financial support for participants including three night’s accommodations, meals and “need-based” travel funds up to a maximum of $300. Students needing additional funds to attend the workshop are encouraged to approach their home institutions for support. It is hoped that participants also will attend the AAS annual meeting immediately prior to the workshop.

Applicants need not have advanced to candidacy but must have at least drafted a dissertation research proposal. Applications are also welcome from doctoral students in the early phases of writing their dissertations. Applications consist of two items only:

(1) Two copies of a current Curriculum Vitae, and

(2) Two copies of the dissertation proposal, or if the research and writing is well under way, a statement of the specific issues being addressed, the intellectual approach, and the materials being studied. Neither the proposal nor statement should exceed 10 double-spaced pages in length. Application materials (hard copy only, no email) must reach the Dissertation Workshop Program, AAS, 1021 East Huron St, Ann Arbor MI, 48104, no later than December 11, 2009.

Workshop participants will be selected on the basis of the submitted projects, the potential for useful exchanges among them, and a concern to include a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, intellectual traditions, and regions of Asia. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been selected for the workshop by early January.

For further information about the workshop, or eligibility, please contact Michael Paschal (mpaschal@asian-studies.org) or David Szanton (Szanton@berkeley.edu)

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October 23, 2009

Call For Papers: University of Toronto - East Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference 2010

The 10th Annual East Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference
13 March 2010 | University of Toronto

CALL FOR PAPERS
How might the understanding of “East Asia” – be it in terms of a geographical, historical, and cultural locus or as a space of fantasy and the imaginary – be illuminated by accounting for the ways in which desires are produced, structured, regulated, and mobilized through various institutions and discursive formations? Whether understood as lack or a productive force or a form of affective labor, desire is a concept that intersects with and imbricates a range of complex issues operating on the level of the libidinal as well as the material economy. Nationalism and imperialism, genders and sexualities, aesthetics and consumer culture, and the politics of alterity are but a few, yet are all
significant to the study of East Asia.

The East Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference at the University of Toronto invites paper submissions for its 10th annual conference titled DESIRE, to be held on March 13, 2010. We seek papers that can critically interrogate the operations of desire, articulating how they are embedded in different modes of social organization at historically specific moments and bringing them into relation with larger issues of how East Asia is situated in the world. Submissions from graduate students around the world in all disciplines within and beyond the field of East Asian Studies, including history, sociology, anthropology, economy, art, literature, cultural studies, philosophy, and others are welcome.

Possible topics for papers include (but are not limited to):
– theories of desire and their complications in the East Asian context;
– literary and cultural representations and mediations of desire;
– the mobilization of desires and affects through cinema and other visual spectacles;
– intersections of nationalism and the construction of national identities with the constitution, regulation,
and circumscription of desire;
– the interplay of capitalism, commodity culture, and desiring production in East Asia;
– gender, sexuality, and the regimes through which desire is disciplined;
– the construction of East Asia as a space of fantasy, and its consequent structuring as object of desire.

We invite all those interested in presenting papers to submit an abstract (300 words maximum) along with brief biographical information by December 21, 2009. Submissions from both individuals and panels of three (panelists should send individual abstracts and a panel abstract) are encouraged. Submitted papers are also eligible for consideration for the East Asia Forum, a journal edited and published by graduate students in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto. Please indicate whether you wish to have your completed paper considered for publication.

Selected participants will be asked to submit completed papers by February 15, 2010. Those who wish their papers to be considered for publication should submit a publication-ready copy (about 4000 words). During the conference, participants will be given 20 minutes to present their work; actual presentation papers should be about 1500-2500 words long.

Please e-mail submissions and queries to easgsc2010@gmail.com. Further information as it becomes available will be posted on the conference website at http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/easgsc/.

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October 20, 2009

Call for Abstracts - 13th Annual Harvard East Asia Society Graduate Student Conference Facing East: Conversations and Connections

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

13th Annual Harvard East Asia Society Graduate Student Conference
Facing East: Conversations and Connections


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
February 26 - February 28, 2010

The Harvard East Asia Society (HEAS) Graduate Student Conference invites graduate students from around the world, conducting research in all disciplines, to submit abstracts for our 2010 conference:

Facing East: Conversations and Connections

As the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close, East Asia is exerting an unprecedented impact on global society. Now more than ever, we should explore every facet of East Asia, past and present, and engage in cooperative conversation.

The HEAS Graduate Student Conference is an annual conference which aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students to exchange ideas and discuss current research on East Asia. The conference is an opportunity for young scholars to present their research to both their peers and eminent scholars in East Asian Studies. All panels will be moderated by Harvard University faculty. The conference will also enable participants to meet others in their field conducting similar research and forge new friendships.

We welcome submissions from graduate students in all disciplines. Papers should be related to East Asia, Inner Asia, Singapore, or Vietnam. We will consider submissions of individual papers and panel proposals.

Eligibility and Application Guidelines:
1. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a program of graduate study ("postgraduate" in British degree classification systems).
2. Papers must be related to East Asia, Inner Asia, Singapore, and Vietnam.
3. Abstracts must be no longer than 250 words, submitted exactly as directed on the HEAS Conference website.
4. Deadline for abstract submission: November 18, 2009
5. Detailed instructions for submission and more information are available on our website:
http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~heas/conference/
Please check the website frequently for updates about the conference and submission deadlines.

Inquiries
:
For general conference inquiries, please contact: heasconference@gmail.com
For abstract submission inquiries, please contact: heas.abstracts@gmail.com

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October 19, 2009

The Asian Institute at the University of Toronto invites applications and participants for a dissertation workshop on "Democracy and Identity in Asia"

The Asian Institute of University of Toronto invites applications from graduate students for a dissertation workshop to be held May 13-15, 2010.

The workshop will focus on the themes of democracy and identity in any part of Asia. Applicants should be researching some aspect of the politics of identity recognition in Asia in recent decades, and the challenges it has posed to practices and understandings of democracy.

Questions to be considered include: How do emerging democracies accommodate group demands? How do historically defined notions of state and nation clash with emerging claims for ethnic, gender, and sexual identity recognition? How is the very meaning of democracy in Asia being reformulated to account for these claims? What kinds of political spaces have allowed the mobilization of identity-based movements to develop in Asia?

The workshop will take place over two or three days on the campus of the University of Toronto. It will include a small group of students and a few faculty members representing different disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. The costs of the workshop, meals, and accommodations will be covered by the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto.

Travel will be subsidized up to a maximum of CDN$500 per participant. Applicants should seek additional travel grants from their home institutions, and consult with the Asian Institute if travel costs prove problematic.

APPLICATION DEADLINE is JANUARY 15, 2010:
Applications consist of two items:
1) A current curriculum vitae.
2) An 8 to 10 page double spaced dissertation proposal. Alternatively, if the work is well underway, an 8 to 10 page double spaced description of the specific issues being addressed, the
intellectual approach, and the materials being studied. Workshop participants will be selected on the content of the submitted projects, the potential for useful exchanges among them, and the
benefits of including a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches and intellectual traditions. Applications should be sent by email attachment to asian.institute@utoronto.ca. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been selected for the workshop by January 31st. For further information about the workshop or eligibility, please contact asian.institute@utoronto.ca.

Posted by zzhu at 12:45 AM

October 02, 2009

Call for Papers: Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities

The joint organizing committee of the Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Conference Modern Chinese Humanities invites currently enrolled graduate students to submit paper proposals for its inaugural meeting on April 16-17, 2010 at the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

The conference will bring together a keynote speaker and approximately twelve graduate students to present innovative research on any aspect of modern Chinese cultural production in any humanistic discipline. We encourage interdisciplinary scholarship within and between literary and cultural studies, cultural history, art history, film and media studies, musicology and sound studies, as well as the interpretative social sciences.

Conference registration is free; lodging in Berkeley will be provided by the Berkeley-Stanford organizing committee for all conference presenters. Please submit a 300-word paper proposal and a short bio to

ccs@berkeley.edu

by November 1, 2009.

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July 02, 2009

Call for Papers - International Journal of Current Chinese Studies

The International Journal of Current Chinese Studies is currently accepting manuscripts in all Fields of Chinese Studies.

All articles published will be peer-reviewed. The following types of papers are considered for publication:
- Original articles in basic and applied research
- Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting recent developments in their respective fields. The submitted papers must be written in English and describe original research not published nor currently under review by other journals.

Parallel submissions will not be accepted.

Journal staff's goal is to respond to authors' submissions about their paper(s) within one week of receipt wherever possible. All submissions, if relevant to the theme and objectives of the journal, will then go through an external peer-review process.

Prospective authors are asked to send their manuscript(s) in Microsoft Word or PDF format to editor@estudioschinos.com, along with a cover sheet containing the following information:
- corresponding author(s) name
- paper title
- affiliation,
- contact details (phone(s), fax number, email address, etc.

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Call for Papers - Chinese Language Association of Michigan

The Chinese Language Association of Michigan (CLAM) is organizing its 2009 annual conference, scheduled for Saturday, November 14. The theme is Important Lessons about Teaching or Administering Chinese Language and/or Culture. The session proposal can be found here and the deadline is the end of August.

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April 15, 2009

Call for Proposals - Culture, Context, and Readership

Culture, Context, and Readership
An International Conference on Chinese American Literature

July 17-19, 2009, Nanjing University, China

Co-Sponsors:
School of Foreign Studies, Nanjing University
Department of Asian American Studies, UCLA

The organizers/co-sponsors of the 2009 International Conference on Chinese American Literature invite colleagues both in China and internationally to submit proposals for individual papers on topics dealing with Chinese American literary issues that elucidate the conference theme outlined below. This conference is open to anyone having an interest in the study of Chinese American literature.

Conference Theme

The theme for the 2009 International Conference on Chinese American Literature, to be held at Nanjing University, China, is “Culture, Context, and Readership.”

Questions of “culture, context, and readership” have for some time been at the heart of much Chinese American literary studies. Literally, these categories can be taken to mean the cultural attitudes or practices reflected in given literary texts, immediate social backgrounds of literary portrayals, or interpretative strategies adopted by different readers. At the same time, such categories can also be approached somewhat differently. For example, “culture,” in its expanded meaning, can refer to the complex interplay of ideological codes that both surround and give shape to narrative voices or modes of literary production. “Context” is in this sense no longer an easily identifiable historical referent outside the presumed boundaries of a literary text, but rather something inherent in the text as a rhetorical construction, which, upon contextualization, is always fraught with social and political contradictions. From such a perspective, “readership” is more about the constitutive role of the race, gender, class, or other social and cultural experiences on the part of the reader in determining the meaning and significance of a literary work. Within the context of this conference, the question of “readership” is especially suggestive in that it registers cross-cultural, multi-linguistic, and transnational sensibilities and perspectives across diverse reading communities.

To facilitate the conceptualization and submission processes, we recommend using the following key terms as organizing concepts for your paper proposals under the general theme of the conference.

Key Terms

1. Global/Local Dynamics and Diaspora
2. Memory and History
3. The Body and Desires
4. Autobiography and Fiction
5. Narrative versus Documentation
6. The Question of Audience in the Classroom
7. Chinese American Representations of China
8. Intersection of Literature and Media
9. Cultural Appropriation and Translation
10. Interethnic Relations

Other organizing categories can also be used in conceptualizing paper proposals as long as they contribute to the enhancement of the theme of the conference.

Submission Requirements

Proposals in English or in Chinese are to be submitted to ccrnju@yahoo.com. The deadline for submission is May 30, 2009. All paper submitters should provide the following in the proposals:
1) Paper Title (maximum of 12 words)
2) Paper Abstract (maximum 500 words)
3) Paper Presenter Information (full name, affiliation, email address)

Conference Organizers
Professor Cheng Aimin, Dean
School for International Students, Nanjing University, China

Professor Jinqi Ling, Graduate Vice Chair
Department of Asian American Studies, UCLA

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March 14, 2009

36th Southwest Conference on Asian Studies (SWCAS)

October 16 – 17, 2009
Hosted by
The University of Texas at Austin

Individual and panel paper proposals are being invited for SWCAS 2008. Proposals in all fields and disciplines of Asian studies are welcome.

Submission Guidelines

INDIVIDUAL PAPER PROPOSALS should include the full title and brief abstract of the paper (less than 250 words) and the participant's name, institutional affiliation, position, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address.

COMPLETE PANEL PROPOSALS consist of 3 – 4 papers plus a chair. A panelist may serve also as the chair. All proposals should include: full title of panel; a brief description of overall panel (less than 250 words); a brief abstract for each paper (less than 250 words), along with that panelist's name, institutional affiliation, position, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address.

The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2009.
Email all proposals to the Program Chair, Paul Clark at
pclark@mail.wtamu.edu
Applicants can expect a response within two weeks regarding whether their abstract/panel has been accepted.

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March 09, 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Female Entrepreneurship: Constraints and Opportunities”

The Gender and Development unit in PREM, World Bank, in collaboration with the International Policy Center at the Gerald R. Ford School, University of Michigan is organizing a Conference on “Female Entrepreneurship: Constraints and Opportunities.” to be held in Washington DC, at the World Bank Headquarters, on June 2-3, 2009.

The purpose of this conference is to examine the gender dimensions of entrepreneurial choice and performance. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the analysis of entrepreneurship and self-employment as an employment choice of men and women, different patterns of sectoral concentration by gender, differential access to credit and gender-specific business and institutional constraints, the determinants of performance of individuals and firms by gender, and gender patterns in investment decisions, business growth, export, innovation and R&D. We welcome papers that focus on formal firms as well as informal businesses, family firms, and individual self-employment. Preference will be given to papers on developing countries, however interesting and original research on developed countries will be given full consideration.

We invite submissions of papers and extended abstracts – extended abstract should be 500-600 words and should include a description of the data used, the methodology and preliminary findings. Deadline for submission is April 3, 2009. Please send your paper or extended abstract to cwe@worldbank.org. Questions may also be directed to this email address. Acceptance of the paper will be communicated by April 25, 2009.

One presenter for each accepted paper will receive funding for travel expenses and accommodation. There is no registration fee for participants to the conference, but registration is required by May 1st, 2009.

Scientific committee: Elena Bardasi (Gender and Development Unit, World Bank), Mary C. Hallward-Driemeier (Development Research Group, World Bank), Simon Parker (Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario), Jan Svejnar (Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan).

Information on the conference program and local details will be made available on the Gender and Development web site, http://www.worldbank.org/gender

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Fifth Annual 21st Century China Symposium “Increasing Trust in China-US Relations”

Friday-Sunday, July 17-19, 2009
East West Center: UH Manoa

Immediate Call for Papers
We encourage interdisciplinary work
We welcome any field of specialization
Roundtable discussions will be held on Sunday
Final deadline for submission June 1, 2009.
Submit to:
Professor Donald Eads
More info at:
http://21stcenturychina.blogspot.com/

Co-Hosted by:
Dr. Wimal Dissanayake
International Cultural Studies Director
Professor Don Eads
China-US Relations Foreign Expert

For more info:
professor.eads@gmail.com
808-261-9654
Produced by Asian Pacific Trade Group
Co-sponsored by International Cultural Studies
East West Center

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February 05, 2009

Call for Articles: Journal of China in Comparative Perspective

CALL FOR ARTICLES
Journal of China in Comparative Perspective
(London School of Economics)

The editors of the newly launched Journal of China in Comparative Perspective (JCCP) invite submissions of articles in English up to 8.000 words in length including notes and list of references. The articles must be original and not previously published. They should be sent electronically in either word or rtf format to the journal’s official email address: jccp@lse.ac.uk. The journal is peer-reviewed, and will be published biannually by the London School of Economics.

The JCCP was founded to encourage and publish original multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary comparative research on China. Comparison includes taking China as a case study of some more generally applicable theory, or drawing from comparative data about China and some other country or countries some analytic conclusions. The comparison may be regional or global; and it may be historical or contemporary. It may also involve a comparison of perceptions - China's perceptions of others and others’ perceptions of China in the context of China's encounter with the outside world in the political, economic, military and cultural sense.

The JCCP is a strictly non-partisan publication and does not support or discriminate against any political, ideological or religious viewpoint. Although conceived as an academic journal, the editorial policy of the journal is to ensure that articles that appear therein are of interest beyond the academic arena to both policy-makers as well as readers with a general interest in China-related themes.

In accordance with standard academic practice, all submissions undergo a rigorous process of blind peer review. Submitted articles are blind read by two editors who decide whether the articles are suitable or not for publication, with or without revision. If these reviews are positive the article is sent to a third editor for further review before being returned to you, the author, for revision and final submission. The whole process should in normal circumstances take no longer than three months. We expect the revision to be completed within four weeks. Please note that all authors are responsible for ensuring that their manuscripts are written and formatted according to the journal’s writing style.

For more details on style guidelines, as well as on the journal's editorial team and statement of aims, please visit http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/CCPN/jccp.htm.

Posted by zzhu at 09:18 AM

December 04, 2008

CALL FOR PAPERS: Michigan Feminist Studies

Deadline: January 16, 2009

Michigan Feminist Studies invites submissions for its 2009 issue on the theme of Politics and Performativity. Women's roles in politics per se, and more generally in the public sphere, often theorized through notions of performativity, are important topics for feminist researchers, academics, and activists. This volume of Michigan Feminist Studies seeks to engage with this subject from many different angles and perspectives. While our empirical and theoretical focus is on women and gender, we also encourage submissions that draw linkages between gender and other social identities, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, and nationality.

We welcome submissions in the form of empirical/scholarly analysis, literature reviews, theoretical papers, creative writing, and visual art from emerging or established scholars, graduate students, independent scholars, artists, creative writers, and activists. We encourage scholarly works from all disciplines, including (but not limited to): anthropology, sociology, psychology, English/literature, linguistics, women's studies, biology, chemistry, physics, history, public health, public policy, philosophy, art history, business/marketing, information sciences, political science, studio arts, communications/media studies, theater, international studies, law, and education. As feminists, we also support interdisciplinary and mixed-methods research.

In this issue of Michigan Feminist Studies we are interested in considering questions such as: How have women in the public sphere/politics been represented in the media? How are women and/feminism implicated in conservative versus liberal politics? How are feminist issues given attention in policy decisions? What is the role of women in grassroots political organizations? How is gender constructed through political discourse? How are femininity and sexuality of female politicians portrayed by the media and handled by the public? How do gendered discourses frame political campaigns? How has the feminist movement been shaped by its political goals? How do drag and other forms of subversive gendered dress make a political statement?

More specific topics for submissions could include:
• Reproductive rights
• Identity politics
• Presentation of the self in the political arena
• Nationalism
• Women and (dis)enfranchisement
• Women, language, & politics
• Political economy
• Public/private divide
• Femininity and political figures in the ancient world
• Sexism in politics
• Gay marriage
• Power of women in ancient dynasties

Please note that these questions and topics are intended as suggestions and not limitations.

Michigan Feminist Studies is an annual publication edited by graduate students at the University of Michigan.

Manuscripts should be roughly 4000-6000 words and double-spaced. Please submit three single-sided copies, and include a 150-200 word abstract, brief biographical note, institutional and departmental affiliation (if applicable), mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Papers may be submitted in the accepted format of your own academic discipline (e.g., MLA, APA). If your paper is selected, you will then be asked to submit an electronic file.

Mail submissions to: Michigan Feminist Studies
1122 Lane Hall
204 South State Street
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1290

The Deadline for Submissions is January 16, 2009.

Inquiries can be directed to mfs.editors@umich.edu.

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Imag(in)ing Asia and the Pacific, Cornell University

EXTENDED DEADLINE: December 15, 2008

Call for Papers
Imag(in)ing Asia and the Pacific: Emerging Visualities and Art Perspectives
Department of the History of Art and Visual Studies Annual Graduate Symposium
Cornell University
February 20-21, 2009

Keynote address:
Dr. Melissa Chiu
Director, Asia Society Museum, New York

The symposium addresses the 20th century processes of decolonization, modernization, and nationbuilding that characterized the regions of Asia and the Pacific. These structures are revisited in the 21st century in the wake of globalization, and art practice in recent years has sought to address these questions, variously embracing or resisting their assumptions, politicizing their implications, or challenging discourse around such formulations. Not only are the cities of Asia and the Pacific growing, but have also become major centers of art, with mega-exhibitions and biennales that crucially forge regional identities and affinities. The symposium aims to explore these emerging visualities in the light of the complex, and changing socio-political and economic issues that affect countries, peoples, institutions and practice in the region.

We encourage submissions from currently enrolled graduate students that focus on visuality and can be from a range of disciplines, including but not limited to Asian Studies, Pacific Studies, History of Art, History, Visual Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Studio Art, Architecture, Literature, Theatre, Film, and Dance. Of the many possible engagements with our theme, some include, but are not limited to:

• Classifications, geographies and identities – Possibilities of “Asian? and/or “Pacific? art: art and the archive (Hong Kong), and the museum (Fukuoka, Wellington, etc.).
• Forging regional “cultural? alliances: Inter-Asia theatre, Asia Pacific Triennial, Pacific Arts Festival, etc.
• Art and the city – cities as sites, cities as centers. Global cities and new urbanities (e.g. Shanghai, Mumbai, Auckland, Sydney, etc.) Cities as sites of public art. Exhibitions such as Cities on the Move, Paradise Now?, etc. Biennales
such as Singapore, Gwangju, Sydney and new biennales and triennials being planned.
• Traditional Practices, New Media, and Art against the grain. Negotiation of tradition and technology in practice.
Space for national heritage and culture and emerging alternative spaces/media for art.
• Economies of Art: The movement of art from the region across the global art market and the recent booms. The role of museums, galleries and auction houses.
Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words for all proposals, along with brief biographical information and special equipment requests if necessary. Submissions should be sent electronically to the organizers, Bernida Webb-Binder and Brinda Kumar (baw78@cornell.edu and bk269@cornell.edu). The application deadline for abstracts is December 15, 2008 in order to be considered for this year’s symposium.

Co-sponsors:
Africana Studies and Research Center • American Indian Program • Asian American Studies • Center for the Study of Inequality • Department of Anthropology • Department of Architecture • Department of Comparative Literature • Department of German Studies • Department of Government • Department of History • Department of History of Art and Visual Studies • Department of Philosophy • Department of Science and Technology Studies • Department of Theatre, Film and Dance • Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program • Frank Robinson • Graduate and Professional Student Assembly Finance Commission • Institute for German Cultural Studies • Minority, Indigenous, and Third World Studies Research Group • Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art • Society for the Humanities • Southeast Asia Program • The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.

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October 31, 2008

Dissertation Workshop on SOCIAL CAPITAL AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IN ASIA, May 3-6, 2009, University of Toronto

WORKSHOP STATEMENT
This dissertation workshop seeks to engage scholars whose work explores the impacts of collective action and social capital, and its various component parts (trust, norms, networks and associations) in diverse parts of Asia, where the nature of state, civil society and alternate civilities is changing rapidly. Our premise is that the “productivity? of civic engagement in terms of enhancing the economic and political vitality of local communities depends, to a large extent, on the responsiveness of the local government and the nature of civil society/alternate civilities in the region under examination. As such, empirical research that seeks to discover and document how social capital and civic engagement interact with other aspects of social and political life to enhance, or perhaps diminish, well-being is important to both intellectual and policy debates taking place across a variety of academic disciplines. Further, researchers who focus on Asia are well positioned to contribute to theoretical debates about the relative usefulness of the concept of “social capital? and associated terms such as social cohesion, cooperation, public participation, empowerment, and community as ways of apprehending the complex dynamics of Asian settings. The workshop thus seeks to bring empirical research and re-theorizations from Asia into a productive dialogue.

ELIGIBILITY AND ARRANGEMENTS
The workshop is intended for doctoral students whose dissertation projects concern the role of civic engagement and social capital, in its many variations, in fostering dynamic change in any part of contemporary Asia. The purpose of the workshop is to encourage and assist doctoral students who are just beginning work on these issues, as well as those who are farther along in their projects. The workshop will involve intensive discussion of the individual projects and also the larger theoretical and methodological issues that they raise. Possibilities for continuing associations among interested students and faculty will be explored. Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time doctoral program. They must have drafted a dissertation research proposal, even though it may not yet be approved by their committees. They must be prepared to engage in some work prior to the meeting, namely reading and commenting on the proposals of other participants to establish a basis for productive exchange at the event.
The workshop will take place over three days on the campus of the University of Toronto. It will include twelve students and four faculty members from a variety of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. The Asian Institute at the University of Toronto will cover the costs of work, meals, and accommodation. Travel will be subsidized up to a maximum of CDN$600 per participant.

APPLICATION DEADLINE is JANUARY 30, 2009
Applications consist of two items: 1) a current curriculum vitae and 2) an 8 to 10 page double spaced dissertation proposal. Alternatively, if the work is well underway, an 8 to 10 page double spaced description of the specific issues being addressed, the intellectual approach, and the materials being studied. Workshop participants will be selected on the content of the submitted projects, the potential for useful exchanges among them, and the benefits of including a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches and intellectual traditions. Applications should be sent in an email attachment to ai.soc@utoronto.ca. Applicants will be informed about whether or not they have been selected for the workshop by February 6th 2009. For further information about the workshop or eligibility, please contact the workshop assistant at ai.soc@utoronto.ca.

Posted by zzhu at 01:39 PM

October 28, 2008

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Chinese Law (French Association for Chinese Studies)

Etudes chinoises Vol. XXVIII (2009) Special issue on “Chinese Law?
法國漢學 - 2009年, 28輯 - 法律專刊

Dear colleagues,

In preparation for the 2009 issue of Etudes chinoises (“Chinese Studies?), the French Association for Chinese Studies is planning to publish a special issue dedicated to “Chinese Law?. As you already know, China legal studies have grown up steadily during the past years: plentiful works have been published, and many projects are under way. In such a perspective, Etudes chinoises hopes to contribute to the development of this research field in the form of a special issue dedicated to “Law? in its largest meaning.

Etude chinoises’ editors invite contributors to submit papers focusing on legal history per se, on legal thought, on judicial practice, and will also welcome papers stemming from these research fields or using Chinese legal or judicial sources. Etudes chinoises being a general-interest publication, this special issue is not bound to any temporal limit and we hope to receive papers on imperial as contemporary China.

Thereby, it would be a privilege to receive your contribution. Thank you by advance for also broadcasting the present call for papers to any scholar potentially interested in our proposal.
In order to make possible the accomplishment of this special issue, please inform us as soon as possible of your decision to submit a paper.
The deadline for submissions is 30 June 2009. All articles must be in English or French and follow the general guidelines for Etudes chinoises (in French on our website). For any question or enquiry, please contact us at claude.chevaleyre@college-de-france.fr

Respectfully yours,

The editorial board of Etudes chinoises

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October 27, 2008

University of Pennsylvania East Asia Law Review: Call for Submissions

The University of Pennsylvania East Asia Law Review is now accepting submissions for our next issue scheduled for publication in May 2009.

The mission of the East Asia Law Review is to provide a forum for the study of the law of East Asian nations. Thus, submissions should pertain to the law and its practice, implementation or implications in East Asian nations. Additionally, we welcome submissions of a comparative nature that examine legal issues faced by East Asian nations alongside similar issues of other Asian or non-Asian nations.

The recently published Volume 3 is available at our website, http://www.pennealr.com. As we begin preparing Volume 4, the East Asia Law Review hopes to substantially expand our distribution. To that end, all of our previous volumes will be available via Westlaw and on our website. We are currently soliciting library subscriptions and considering distribution via other channels. The Review will make a strong effort to broadly disseminate your work.

For further information or to submit a manuscript visit our website at http://www.pennealr.com or contact us at articles@pennealr.com. The East Asia Law Review will accept submissions for Volume 4 through January 15, 2009, with the potential for extensions with prior approval of the Editorial Board.

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October 23, 2008

Call for Papers - Global-is-Asian: Asian diaspora identities in the context of globalization

The Asian Pacific American Studies Program at Michigan State University is happy to announce their 3rd annual conference to be held on April 17-18, 2009 in East Lansing, Michigan.

Community and identity formation have never occurred in a vacuum. However, processes of globalization increasingly facilitate connections, both real and imagined, with other parts of the world. This conference focuses on Asian populations in diaspora—that is, living outside their ancestral homelands. Though the definition of diaspora and its application to various populations has long been debated, in using the term “diaspora? we assert the importance of understanding Asian communities within a global context; as sharing key similarities but as far from homogeneous. We aim to investigate how global forces, both historical and contemporary, have reshaped diasporic forms and analytical categories for examining collective memory, political alliances, transpacific migrations and movements, social spaces and global networks. We hope to explore what Jigna Desai (2004) has called the "heterogeneous connections to both the homeland and to other diasporic locations through such forms as political commitment, imagination, memory, travel, and cultural production."

The forms of cultural production --transnational youth cultures, art, cinema, literature, internet communities, new social movements-- that emerge in the context of globalization hold exciting potential. We are interested in exploring the range of identities that are constructed by Asian diasporic communities, and how these forms are then re-shaped through interactions, on both local and global scales.
• How do transnational flows of media, popular culture, goods, and capital originating from Asian communities in other parts of the world affect the expression and negotiation of “local? Asian identities?
• How are race, gender, class, sexuality, and religious identities reshaped or reworked through the experience of being in diaspora, or by local conditions that shape that expression?
• What new forms of travel, dwelling, migration, and exile emerge in the contemporary context of globalization?
• How do transnational religious movements among Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists and other religions play out within the context of diaspora?
• How do “Asian? groups that did not previously view themselves as sharing similarities broaden their ethnic boundaries in the context of specific racial, economic, and social policies in their countries of settlement?
• Indeed, how might the very definition of “Asian? or the assumed congruence of “race? and “culture? be redefined in the context of diaspora, as in the case of hapa, adoptee, peranakan, and others that reflect the hybridity of diaspora populations?
• How do global forces facilitate or hamper the imagining of homelands, or the creation of new ties altogether? Are homelands merely a construct to compensate for losses?
• What happens when communities who had imagined one another from afar meet though a global encounter (Chinese Americans visiting the motherland, Korean adoptees on homeland tours, Japanese Brazilians going to Japan for work)?

At the same time, we also hope to question the ways that an overemphasis on “global? or “diaspora? as academic buzzwords which, as Sau-ling Wong has noted, can result in the glossing over of local, regional and national levels of organization, and distract from nation-based identities (such as Asian American) that allow for coalition building and empowerment. These terms can become so broad and all encompassing as to lose their specificity of meaning, or merely become a means of expressing old concepts in new packaging.

We cannot ignore the continued power of nation states to define both national and local contexts that shape the constraints under which actors explore and express identities.
• In what ways do state constructions of legal or cultural citizenship define the parameters within which local communities operate?
• In the context of shifting global economies, it is also important to consider how Asian diaspora populations interact with others in their countries of residence. How do the politics of race and multiculturalism in Brazil, the UK, South Africa, the U.S. and elsewhere differentially shape the lives of Asian populations in those locations?
• How does the broader consumption of “Asian? culture through transnational Asian foods, goods, popular culture, movies, affect mainstream perceptions of Asians in a given location?
• How do neoliberal economic reforms accompanying globalization and the emergence of various Asian countries as global powers shape interactions between Asian immigrant entrepreneurs and local populations?


Please submit proposals to Joseph Villafuerte at global.is.asian09@gmail.com no later than January 15, 2009.

All proposals must include:
1. 250-300 word abstract
2. one-page CV, including full contact information
3. A list of any audio or visual equipment needed for the presentation.

Posted by zzhu at 05:46 PM

Stanford Journal of East Asian Affairs Requests Submissions

Posted by zzhu at 08:59 AM

October 22, 2008

Call for Abstracts: Harvard East Asia Society Graduate Student Conference (Feb. 27 - Mar. 1, 2009)

Bridges and Borders in East Asia

The East Asian landscape is dominated by barriers that separate culture from culture and state from state, from the Korean Demilitarized Zone to the Great Wall to the Taiwan Strait. But borders are permeable and mutable, constantly shifting in position and meaning; frontiers connect the same spaces that they partition. The 2009 Harvard East Asian Society Conference Committee welcomes submissions addressing this theme of borders and border-crossings. We are looking for any work that bridges divides – between people, spaces, eras, ideas, cultures or disciplines. Often, the first bridges to be built are the first to be burned. Walls are enduring symbols of stasis; they are nonetheless sites of exchange. We look forward to exploring these paradoxes of social, cultural, physical and intellectual space.

The HEAS Graduate Student Conference is an annual conference which aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students to exchange ideas and discuss current research on East Asia. The conference is an opportunity for young scholars to present their research to both their peers and eminent scholars in East Asian Studies. All panels will be moderated by Harvard University faculty.

We welcome submissions from graduate students in all disciplines. Papers should be related to this year's theme and to East Asia, Inner Asia, Singapore, or Vietnam. We will consider submissions of individual papers and panel proposals.

Eligibility and Application Guidelines:
1. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a program of graduate study ("postgraduate" in British degree classification systems)
2. Papers must be related to the conference theme AND to one or more of the countries of East Asia that share the Chinese cultural tradition, including Japan, Korea, Inner Asia, Singapore and Vietnam
3. Abstracts must be no longer than 250 words, submitted exactly as directed on the HEAS Conference website
4. Deadline for abstract submission: November 30, 2008 (Sunday)
5. Detailed instructions and more information are available on our website: http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~heas/conference/

Inquiries:
For general conference inquiries, please contact: heasconference@gmail.com
For abstract submission inquiries, please contact: heas.abstracts@gmail.com

Posted by zzhu at 09:26 AM

October 19, 2008

East Asia Forum - Call for Paper

Constructed Realities: Rethinking Intellectual Space

The East Asian Forum (EAF), now in its twelfth iteration by the Department of East Asian Studies (EAS) at the University of Toronto, Canada, is a refereed multidisciplinary journal dedicated to the study of East Asia. With contributions from graduate students the world over, the EAF enjoys a reputation for producing original graduate-level research that is at the forefront of the field of East Asian Studies.

The Forum is an annual publication featuring articles, research notes, and translations relating to East Asia. We are currently seeking original academic papers that delve into the past and present of East Asia, primarily within the field of the humanities.
Preferred areas of investigation include philosophy, religion, art, anthropology, archaeology, literature, history and culture. Scholars considering a submission are encouraged to use a multidisciplinary approach which transcends the conventional boundaries between these subjects while conforming to the topic of this year's edition.

Sponsored by the Department of East Asian Studies, whose aim is to promote interdisciplinary and cross-regional approaches, the EAF seeks submissions that strive to go beyond the cultural idioms traditionally used when discussing the region. Given
the theme, Construction of Intellectual Space, potential contributions should touch upon discussions of re/presentation, authenticity/imagination, temporal/virtual modes of being, space/place, monism/collectivism, aesthetics/ethics, nature/the body,
leisure/work, and so forth.

All contributions are peer-reviewed and subject to final approval by the editorial committee. All contributions will be considered for the Quake Prize, the annual cash publication prize presented to top scholarly article. All submissions to the EAF are considered non-exclusive, and may be submitted simultaneously to other publications.

Please consult the section "Notes to Contributors" given in the link below for stylistic and submission requirements. The deadline for submission for Volume 12 (2009 Fall) is April 6, 2009.
For questions, email us at eaf@asiapacificreader.org
www.eaf.asiapacificreader.org/note
www.prize.asiapacificreader.org

Posted by zzhu at 02:17 PM

October 17, 2008

Call for proposals - Trehan India Initiative Summer Grants

Announcing the Trehan India Initiative – Summer Grants
Grants for student projects in India, Summer 2009

Urbanization is one of the defining elements of change in contemporary India, and will shape Indian society and its role in the global arena in the decades to come. The United Nations estimates that the country’s urban population will nearly double to reach 586 million by 2030. This urbanization is taking place as the country grapples with the dramatic challeng¬es and promise presented by economic liberalization and exposure to global flows of people, ideas, finance and invest¬ment, and media. What does India’s urban future mean for its identity as a nation, and what challenges will this transition present for its people?
The Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS), with the support of the Trehan Foundation, is offering up to five grants (up to $4000 each) to support graduate student projects that explore these questions during the summer of 2009. These grants are part of the theme year at CSAS titled State, Space, and Citizenship: Indian Cities in the Global Era.
We are interested in proposals from across the social sciences, humanities and professional schools that can shed light on what India’s urban transformation means for its culture, arts, politics, society, environment, and economy.
The grants must be used for travel expenses to and from India and for living expenses while there.
Award recipients will enroll in a one credit directed study during the Winter semester of 2009, during which they will work closely with faculty at CSAS to further develop the proposal submitted for the fellowship and to prepare for fieldwork. Students will also have an opportunity to network with scholars in India through our contacts with universities and research centers there. Upon their return from India, award recipients will have the opportunity to enroll in a seminar course during the Fall semester of 2009 that will provide a chance to further develop their ideas and write papers based on their findings.

To apply for an award, please submit the following materials by December 1, 2008:
• A one-page cover letter with your full contact information that explains why you are interested in
conducting this work and any prior experience you may have that is relevant to your proposal.
• One copy of your transcript from the University of Michigan (unofficial copy is acceptable).
• A two-page proposal detailing the research question or hypothesis of your study, the methods to be employed, and the contribution of your project to theory and/or practice in your field.
• One confidential Letter of Recommendation from your graduate academic advisor, to be e-mailed
directly by the advisor to the e-mail below.
Award recipients will be notified by January 1, 2009. Please submit all materials to TrehanSummer2009@umich.edu.
Address the application to the Trehan India Initiative Theme Year Coordinators.

Posted by zzhu at 04:01 PM

October 14, 2008

Call for Papers: Michigan Journal of Public Affairs

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Michigan Journal of Public Affairs, a student-run publication of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, is currently considering submissions from graduate and professional students, policy practitioners, and faculty involved with domestic and international affairs. MJPA publishes original research on a wide range of public policy issues, including social welfare, development, health, science, urban, security, and economic policy, as well as other timely and relevant pieces.

Submission Guidelines:

DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 7, 2009 – Please note the early deadline!

LENGTH: Including citations and endnotes, no longer than 25 pages double spaced (Times New Roman, 12-point font)

STYLE: Chicago Manual of Style

ALTERNATIVE SUBMISSIONS: MJPA also welcomes submissions of shorter length, such as literature reviews, book reviews, or notes and comments on relevant policy issues. Alternative submissions cannot exceed 10 pages in length double spaced. A submission of shorter length does not preclude publication of a full-length article at a later date in MJPA or any other publication.

SUBMISSIONS FORMAT: Electronic copies should be submitted in Microsoft Word. Mailed submissions should include TWO hard copies and ONE CD-ROM, or disk copy, in Microsoft Word.

SUBMIT PAPERS ELECTRONICALLY TO FSPPMJPA@UMICH.EDU

MAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: Scott Rasmussen, Submissions Editor, Michigan Journal of Public Affairs, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, 735 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091

For more information, please contact Editors-in-Chief:
Josh Brammer (brammer@umich.edu) or Kevin Herms (kherms@umich.edu)

www.mjpa.umich.edu

Posted by zzhu at 06:01 PM

October 10, 2008

1st International Congress on Chinese Studies: Immigration and Cultural Exchanges

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

1ST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON CHINESE STUDIES, 26-29 NOVEMBER 2008
MAIN THEME: IMMIGRATION AND CULTURAL EXCHANGES

Dear Colleagues and interested Researchers,

The Organizing Committee of 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF CHINESE STUDIES is honoured to announce the Second Call for Papers in the 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF CHINESE STUDIES (Main Theme: Immigration and Cultural Exchanges). The Conference will take place in Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain), from 26th to 29th November, 2008. We would also ask that this Call for Papers be made available to as many interested people as possible.

For registration and workshop information for this event, please check the following link:
http://www.estudioschinos.com/congress.htm

Important Dates

Registration

Registration Deadline: 22nd November or during the Congress

Abstracts

Second call for abstracts: Deadline 5th November

(later papers will be considered and selected)


Confirmation of admission:

Second call: 7th November

Deadline for send definitive papers (for pusblishing, reviewed by peers): 30 March 2009


Faithfully,

Dr. Fang Xiao
Organizing Committee Chair
congress@estudioschinos.com

Posted by zzhu at 10:01 AM

October 09, 2008

Call for Papers: University of Toronto, Ninth Annual East Asia Conference 2009

Social Constructions Delineating Intellectual Realms, March 14, 2009

In what ways do the semiotics of social constructions in East Asian
societies impact the definition of intellectual spaces there? Our
conference seeks to challenge participants to critically evaluate
the implications of social transactions for academic discourse in East Asian contexts.

We invite papers that critically engage topics relevant to the issue
of defining intellectual space, particularly in the context of
negotiating with constructed realities.

Topics may include (though are not limited to) such issues as mediations of research and academic publications, conciliations of intellectual discourse with established institutions and conventions, the history of academic institutionalization and definition and perpetuation of class structures and other social identities as they relate to intellectual space in the East Asian context.

We invite all those interested in presenting papers to submit an abstract (300 words maximum) and brief biographical information by December 21st. We encourage submissions from both individuals and panels of three (panelists should send individual abstracts and a panel abstract). Please indicate whether you would like your completed paper to be considered for publication in the East Asian Forum journal published by graduate students of the East Asian Studies department at the University of Toronto. Selected participants should submit completed papers by February 4th. Please email your submissions and questions to the conference committee at
eas.conference.2009@gmail.com.

Schedule and additional information will be posted at: http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/easgsc/Main.html

Posted by zzhu at 10:35 PM

August 21, 2008

Eighth East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference on the Asia-Pacific Region

Imin Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
February 12-14, 2009

Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, October 17, 2008

Theme

The East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference (IGSC) is an annual interdisciplinary conference that welcomes presentations in a number of thematic and disciplinary areas focusing on the Asia Pacific region, and/or the relationship/interaction of the US with the Asia Pacific region. For the purposes of the conference, Asia Pacific is defined to include: South Asia, East Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, all the Pacific Rim nations and Pacific Islands, and Russia.

Papers are encouraged from the array of disciplines focusing on the region. Fields represented in past conferences include Politics, Governance, and Security; Economics; Environmental Change and Vulnerability; Population and Health; Education, History, Language, Linguistics, Culture and Arts. A set of sample abstracts from previous conference may be perused here.

Abstracts

The East-West Center invites graduate students from all around the world to submit papers for the 8th Annual International Graduate Student Conference, which will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on February 12-14, 2009. The Conference provides an opportunity to share perspectives on the Asia Pacific region formally, through presenting papers and attending other panel presentations, and informally in the warm and supportive environment of the East-West Center in Hawaii.

For submissions, both an abstract of no more than 500 words in length as well as a summary of no more than 100 words should be provided, as indicated on the submission form. The summary will be used as part of the conference materials for abstracts that are accepted.


Submission Format

Please complete the online abstract submission form and submit it electronically to the conference address: studentconference@eastwestcenter.org


Other Information

* IGSC Conference Poster

A limited number of travel grants, generally $100 to $200 (up to a maximum of $500) and awarded on merit, will be available for graduate students coming from overseas, the continental U.S., or from the neighboring islands of Hawaii. Potential participants are encouraged to apply for travel assistance from their home institutions or other sources available to them due to the limited nature of this provision. Should you decide to apply for the travel grant, please complete the travel grant section on the abstract submission form.

Housing accommodation at the East-West Center Halls of Residence will be made available for conference participants at a special rate.


Post-Conference Publications

Presenters will also have the opportunity to submit their conference papers to be considered for publication in the in the East-West Center's working paper series. Our editorial board will review all papers, and selected papers will be published after the conference. For past issues of the working paper series, see here.


Contact Address

The 8th Annual International Graduate Student Conference
c/o EWC Education Program
1601 East-West Road, Burns Hall 2083
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848
U.S.A.

Email
studentconference@eastwestcenter.org


Website
www.eastwestcenter.org/studentconference/


Important Dates

Deadline for abstracts and travel grant requests: October 17, 2008
Notification of abstract selection result: Late November 2008

Posted by zzhu at 09:45 AM

Publish in the Journal of Asian Business

The Journal of Asian Business, published by the Center for International Business Education at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, features research on business issues in Asian countries for business school, social science, and humanities scholars and business leaders.

With your expertise in the dynamic Asian market, you are uniquely positioned to submit to JAB your publishable research on South, Central, Northeast, and Southeast Asia in the areas of business, management, economics, political economy, economic and business history, development studies, or comparative and cross-cultural studies.
We will consider original manuscripts that are not being submitted elsewhere for publication, including academic research, case studies, commentary, research reports and notes, analyses, and book reviews. We are particularly looking for content on Southeast Asia, Korea, and Japan.
Consider these benefits of publishing in JAB:
• JAB is the only refereed academic journal in North America that focuses on Asian business for a broad audience of scholars, policy-makers, and practitioners.
• Your work will be published by a premier international business education institution, available to a readership of leading educational institutions throughout the United States and the world, and indexed in the leading business databases.
• JAB offers an efficient editorial process with quick turn-around time and a thorough peer review by a prestigious Editorial Advisory Board and other experts. We will work with you to assure that the quality of your finished piece will be of maximum benefit to the academic, business, and public policy communities.
Manuscript submission guidelines are available at www.umich.edu/~cibe/about/submission.html. We look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to forward this request to your colleagues who may be interested in publishing in JAB.
Best regards,
Linda Lim, Editor, Journal of Asian Business
Center for International Business Education
Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan

Posted by zzhu at 08:31 AM

June 13, 2008

Journal of Georgraphic Information Sciences

Call for Papers:

A Special Issue
on the
Assessment of the Impacts of Wenchuan Earthquake

The "5.12 earthquake" in Sichuan, China has shocked China and the world. Many people are suffering from this tragedy.
This emerging event will have long-term impacts on the environment, population, economy and many other issues on China's future development.

To promote the applications of remote sensing, GIS and spatial modeling in Wechuan earthquake studies, we are planning to publish a special issue of Geographical Information Sciences (http://www.jlgis.cuhk.edu.hk/research/publications/jgis/issues.html) with a focus on "the Assessment of the Impacts of Wenchuan Earthquake?.

Please submit your full paper to china-paice@umich.edu before October 15, 2008 if you would like your paper to be considered for publication in this special issue.

All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed.
Please contact Dr. Shuming Bao at sbao@umich.edu or
(734)647-9610 if there is any question.

Best

Co-editors

Shuming Bao, University of Michigan
Hui Lin, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Peng Gong, University of California at Berkeley


Appendix: Instruction to Contributors

1. Scope: The journal of Geographical Science will publish original research on the theory, methods, development and applications of geographic information systems, remote sensing, global positioning systems, and cartography. Brief papers on hardware and software design and associated codes are welcome. GIS-related news, highlight articles and commercial advertisements will also be published.

2. Manuscript Format: Use American Letter Sized or A4 white papers. Manuscripts must be double spaced and should normally not exceed 5000 words per manuscript in length. An abstract is limited in less than 150 words. Submission in digital form is welcome. List figure captions on a separate page and put figure number and author(s)' name(s) on the back of the figures. Color illustrations may be published with a charge to the author(s). SI units must be used. Citation of references in the text can be made either by a number index or by using the author(s) followed by a number index. The followings are two sample references:

[2] Fotheringham, A. S., and P.A. Rogerson, 1993. GIS and spatial analytical problems. International Journal of Geographical Information Systems, 7:3-19.

[10] Anselin, L., 1993. Discrete space autoregressive models. In Environmental Modeling With GIS, ed. M.F. Goodchild, B.O. Parks and T. Steyaert, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp454-469.

3. Manuscript Submission:
We prefer to receive your contribution as pdf file by email.

4.Paper copies must be submitted to

Dr. Shuming Bao
China Data Center
University of Michigan
Suite 3630, 1080 S University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
Tel: (734)647-9610 Fax: (734)763-0335
Email: sbao@umich.edu

4. Review, Proofs and Offprints: Research and technical papers will be submitted to referees whose names will be kept confidential. The editors reserve the right on whether a paper should be accepted. Once a paper is accepted, proofs will be sent to the corresponding authors for checking. 25 offprints will be sent to the corresponding author when the paper is published.

5. The Geographical Information Sciences (ISSN 1082-4006) is published semiannually by CPGIS (Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographical Information Systems). For subscription, please contact: CPGIS, 151 Hilgard Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3110, USA, Telephone: 510 642-1351, Fax: 510 643-5098, Email: gong@nature.berkeley.edu

Posted by moyera at 10:56 AM