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December 05, 2011

Asian/Pacific Junctures:Challenging Notions of Regionalism and Interdisciplinarity

Call for Papers: 2012 SPAS Graduate Student Conference 

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s School of Pacific and Asian Studies is seeking papers and presentations for its 23rd annual Graduate Student Conference. The conference will be held from April 11–13, 2012 at the university’s Center for Korean Studies in Honolulu. The theme this year is “ASIA/PACIFIC JUNCTURES: CHALLENGING NOTIONS OF REGIONALISM AND INTERDISCIPLINARITY.”

In particular, we are looking for papers and presentations that:

• Incorporate interdisciplinary approaches
• Challenge concepts of “traditional” and contemporary”
• Present Asian and/or Pacific performance practices
• Engage with new and emerging trends in Pacific and/or Asian Studies
• Provide insights on the importance of area studies
• Challenge approaches based on a national or regional focus
• Involve any other original research on Asia and/or the Pacific

As this year's theme indicates, we are most interested in accepting papers and performances that deal with Asia and the Pacific in a manner that challenges notions of regionalism and interdisciplinarity. With this goal in mind, we also encourage those with a background in the arts to apply with performance proposals.

We are pleased to announce this year’s speaker, Dr. Caroline S. Hau. Caroline S. Hau is Associate Professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan. Her books include Necessary Fictions: Philippine Literature and the Nation, 1946-1980, On the Subject of the Nation: Filipino Writings from the Margins, 1980-2004, (ed.) Intsik: An Anthology of Chinese Filipino Writing, (ed.) Carlos Bulosan's All the Conspirators, and (co-ed. with Kasian Tejapira) Traveling Nation-Makers: Transnational Flows and Movements in the Making of Modern Southeast Asia. She has published articles on Asianism, Hong Kong film, and Cold War Asia, and is currently working on three book projects--a study of the politics of Chineseness and mestizoness in contemporary Philippines, a book with Takashi Shiraishi on the rise of China and the transformation of Southeast Asia, and a literary anthology on the Filipino querida (mistress), co-edited with Katrina P. Tuvera.

Please complete the application form and submit it by December 20th 2011, following the guidelines and instructions on the form. When submitting, please rename the file from “2012 SPAS Abstract Submission Form.doc” to “Applicant’sLastName_Applicant’sFirstName.doc” and email it to gradconf@hawaii.edu by the submission deadline.

Abstract submission deadline: December 20th, 2011

Limited partial travel grants to the conference site may be available.

If you have any questions, please contact the conference planning committee at gradconf@hawaii.edu. For more information, please refer to our Facebook page, “2012 SPAS Graduate Conference,” or our website at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/spas/?page_id=875.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts!

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