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May 29, 2012

CFP: Comedy and Satire as Discourses of Protest in East Asia

Call for Papers: Comedy and Satire as Discourses of Protest in East Asia (August 16-17, Louisville, KY)

Center for Asian Democracy Annual Workshop
University of Louisville, August 16-17, 2012

This year’s workshop seeks to examine the relationship between political protest and comedy in East Asia. In particular we are interested in the ways in which comedy has and is being used to critique and parody authoritarianism, corruption and political leadership. Recognizing that in the West comedy and satire have a long tradition of not just speaking truth to power but also as a powerful tool of public criticism, this workshop aims to analyze the role of comedy in East Asia. Is it analogous to the role it plays in the West? Are there unique forms of comedy and protest?
Are there cultural obstacles to parody and satire?

The Center for Asian Democracy invites and encourages participants from a broad range of disciplines to the workshop to explore a feature of Asian politics and society that receives comparably limited attention. Possible areas of investigation include, but are not restricted to: comedy/satire/farce in music, film and TV; in contemporary literature; in cartoons and comics; online forms of comedic protest and satire; culture and comedy – specific or transcultural.

Please send abstracts (300 words) and a short bio to: amanda.leduke@louisville.edu. The deadline for proposals is May 30, 2012.
CAD will provide travel and accommodations to the participants selected to take part in the event.

For more information on CAD, or the workshop, visit: http://louisville.edu/asiandemocracy

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Inter-Religious Dialogue on Climate Change

Conference Announcement
Inter-Religious Dialogue on Climate Change

September 23-27, 2012
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Conference organizers:
International Network of Engaged Buddhist (INEB) - Bangkok, Thailand
Sewalanka Foundation (Sewalanka) - Sri Lanka
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Sri Lanka

The conference organisers have collaborated to convene an inter-religious conference on climate change. The conference is one component of a larger programme identified for Asia and other regions on religion and climate change to include: theological work, hard science and action planning at the same time. The conference will focus on connecting Buddhist environmental activists across Asia for the first time while bringing in leaders from other religions to begin a wider process of coordination.

Web announcement: www.inebnetwork.org/conference/306-the-climate-change-conference-

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CFP: Vietnam on the Road to Integration and Sustainable Development

Call for Papers
Vietnam on the Road to Integration and Sustainable Development

Vietnam National Convention Centre, Hanoi, Vietnam
26 - 28 November, 2012

Web announcement www.vass.gov.vn/icvns2012/default.asp?lang1=2&time=0.148715277777228

The Organizing Committee would like to invite scholars and scientists who are interested in Vietnamese Studies, especially in the integration and sustainable development process of Vietnam, to contribute papers and participate in the Conference.

- Registration Forms and abstracts are welcome until 30 June 2012.
Please send your comments, registration form, abstract and full paper to: ICVNS2012 Organizing Committee Office; Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS); Room 102, Block A, No.1A Lieu Giai Street, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi, VIETNAM; Tel / Fax: +84.4.62730472; Email: icvns2012@vass.gov.vn

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CFP: Orders and Itineraries: Buddhist, Islamic, and Christian Networks in Southern Asia, C. 900-1900

CALL FOR PAPERS (DEADLINE: 15 JULY 2012)
Date : 21 – 22 February 2013
Venue : Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Website : http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/events_categorydetails.asp?categoryid=6&eventid=1312

The presence and importance of orders, as corporate structures of ritual and interpretive religious specialists, has long been noted in the history of South and Southeast Asia. Most often, however, these discussions have been compartmentalized within fields of study focused on a single religious tradition. This workshop seeks to open new lines of conversation by bringing together scholars working on Buddhist monastic lineages, Sufi tariqas, and Christian orders in Southern Asia, to bring their own specialized research into conversation with recent developments in the broader field of trans-regional history. The workshop seeks to understand better the motivations for extending religious communities geographically in the southern Asian region, as well as conceptions of affiliation that have shaped the movement and localization of religious specialists. The workshop will also explore the ways in which the presence of religious orders shaped processes of recognition and competition within and across the expansionary religious traditions of Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity.

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
Paper proposals should include a title, an abstract (250 words maximum) and a brief personal biography of 150 words using the Paper Proposal Submission Form. Please send your form to Ms Valerie Yeo at valerie.yeo@nus.edu.sg by 15 July 2012. Successful applicants will be notified by mid August 2012 and will be required to send in a completed draft paper (5,000 - 8,000 words) by 31 January 2012.


CONTACT DETAILS
Workshop Convenors
Assoc Prof Michael Feener (arifm@nus.edu.sg)
Cluster Leader, Religion and Globalisation in Asian Contexts, Asia Research Institute
& Department of History, National University of Singapore

Prof Anne M. Blackburn (amb242@cornell.edu)
Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Professor, Department of Asian Studies, Cornell University, USA

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May 07, 2012

CFP: Language Contact in Asia and the Pacific

Call for Papers
Language Contact in Asia and the Pacific

University of Macau, Macau, S.A.R. (P.R.China)
6-Sep-2012 - 7-Sep-2012
Website: lcap2012.blogspot.com/search/label/Conference%20-%20call%20for%20papers

As highly multilingual and diverse regions, Asia and the Pacific have over time witnessed intense language contact. Though not new, scholarly interest on the subject has been gaining momentum in recent times. This two-day conference will be dedicated exclusively to studies of the multiple facets of language contact and multilingualism in Asia and the Pacific.

Abstracts should be sent in an attachment .doc or .pdf document, no later than May 15, 2012, to marioN@umac.mo.

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CFP: Asia-Europe Encounters: Intellectual and Cultural Exchanges, 1900-1950

Call For Papers
Asia-Europe Encounters: Intellectual and Cultural Exchanges, 1900-1950

Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore
December 7-8, 2012
Proposal deadline: May 20, 2012

An international conference organised by IIAS (Leiden), the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, ISEAS (Singapore), the Asia-Europe Foundation and the Asian Civilisations Museum (Singapore).

This conference aims to explore the intellectual and cultural flows between Asia and Europe which occurred during, and in part were formative of, the political and social changes over the first half of the 20th century. The conference committee consists of Philippe Peycam (IIAS), Tansen Sen (ISEAS), Geoff Wade (ISEAS), Sabina Santarossa (ASEF), Elizabeth Chandra (IIAS-ISEAS), and Tracy Ng (ACM). Abstracts and inquiries should be directed to nscconferences@iseas.edu.sg. A full CFP is posted on the ASEF website.

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CFP: South-East Asia as a Crossroads for Buddhist Exchange

Call For Papers
South-East Asia as a Crossroads for Buddhist Exchange:
Pioneer European Buddhists and Asian Buddhist Networks 1860-1960

University College Cork, Ireland
September 13-15, 2012

This conference focuses on forgotten or under-represented Buddhist pioneers, their connections and collaborations, and the contribution of these individuals and networks to the construction of Buddhist modernities. Deadline for submission of abstracts is July 9, 2012. Correspondence should be directed to Prof. Brian Bocking, b.bocking@ucc.ie or to Dr. Phibul Choompolpaisal, phibulart@yahoo.com.

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CFP: Vietnam Beyond the Boundaries

Call for Papers
Vietnam Beyond the Boundaries

Co-organised and co-sponsored by Monash University, the East-West Center, and the University of Hawaii
Venue: the Imin Conference Center, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
November 8-9, 2012

The conference organizing committee will focus on several areas of keen interest to Vietnam in its relations with outside countries: historical and contemporary international relationships (including with Australia, China, and the United States); issues of language, culture, ideology and identity that has placed Vietnam scholarship in heated academic debates among scholars; issues of economic development and business relationships; issues concerning educational reforms with regards to nation building, globalization, internationalization and social justice; and climate change and other related environment and resource issues. The committee is interested in both cutting-edge academic research as well as policy issues.

We invite proposals for panels that address any of these issues or any other issues that you believe are significant in Vietnam’s external engagement. These might include, for example, relationships in the South China Sea, the TransPacific Partnership negotiations, Vietnam foreign investment policies and practices, international student flows, Vietnam’s climate change strategy and adaption efforts, disaster management issues, and urbanization issues. We would like to invite proposals of 200 – 300 words for individual presentations, or up to 500 words for a panel, that address the conference focus and any of the above topics. Topics that lie outside the main themes but fall within social sciences, humanities and education are also welcome.

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 July 2012
The Conference Website www.engagingwithvietnam.com will be available on May 5th 2012. Submission of proposals should follow the guidelines on the website and should be sent to engagingwithvietnam@gmail.com with the subject title "Abstract Submission". Please address all queries regarding the conference to engagingwithvietnam@gmail.com.

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CFP: 4th International Graduate Student Conference on Indonesia

Call for Papers
The 4th International Graduate Student Conference on Indonesia

Date: October 30 – 31, 2012
Venue: Graduate School of Gadjah Mada University

Theme:
INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND “THE PROJECTS OF MODERNITY”

Keynote Speakers
1. Prof. Dr. Wiendu Nuryanti (Gadjah Mada University &Vice Minister of Education and Cultural Affairs)
2. Dr. Suraya Afiff (University of Indonesia)
3. Mr. Amrih Widodo (Australian National University)
4. Associate Professor Maribeth Erb (National University of Singapore)

Sub Themes
• Indigenous Communities’ Responses to the Activities of the Mining, Plantation and Forest Industries
• Indigenous Communities and the Issue of Regional Autonomy
• Indigenous Communities and Local Knowledge System
• Religious Missions, Local Religions and Indigenous Communities
• Tourism and the ‘Cultural Conservation’ of Indigenous Communities
• Intersection of Customary Laws and State Laws
• Media and the Representation of Indigenous Communities
• Advocating Movements of the Indigenous Communities and Their Relation to Trans-National Agencies
• Indigenous Communities and the Politics of Identity
• Indigenous Communities and the Introduction of Modern Life Style
• Climate Change, Environmnet, and the Everyday Life of Indigenous Communities
• Indigenous Communities and the Introduction of ‘Modern’ Health and Education Systems
• Indigenous Communities and the Introduction of Modern Technologies
• The National Language and the Extinction of the Languages of the Indigenous Communities
• Migration, Indigenous Communities and Ethnic Conflict.
• State Policies on Indigenous Communities

Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline: July 12, 2012
Announcement : July 30, 2012
Paper submission deadline : August 30, 2012

Conference Fees
Participants (Indonesian): Rp 250.000,-
foreign participants): USD 50.00
Paper presenters (Indonesian): Rp 300.000,- (foreign presenters): USD 75.00
Paper presenters plus proceeding (Indonesian): Rp 500.000,- (foreigners): USD 100.00

Information and Registration
Ana Zahida (+62 856 4096 7107)
Woelan Sejathi (+62 812 4909 5566)
Telp/Fax: +62 274 564239
Email: igsci@ugm.ac.id; igscindonesia@gmail.com
Website: http://igsci.pasca.ugm.ac.id
http:// pasca.ugm.ac.id

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4th International Conference on Vietnamese Studies

THE FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON VIETNAMESE STUDIES
Hanoi, 26-28 November 2012

After twenty five years of reform, development and integration, Vietnam has gained enormous achievements with historical significance. Since 2011, Vietnam’s entered a new stage of a middle income developing country in the new context of the region and the world with rapid, complex and unpredictable changes. Great opportunities blended with great challenges are in many aspects affecting Vietnam, a country is pushing up the overall process of reform and putting utmost effort in developing fast and sustainably, proactively and actively integrating in depth with the world to create the strong foundation so that by 2020 she will basically become a modern-oriented industrialized nation for the highest objective of comprehensive development for the Vietnamese people.

From the requirement to develop the country in the new context of the region and the world,the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has assigned the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and Vietnam National University, Hanoi to co-organize The Fourth International Conference on Vietnamese Studies with the theme Vietnam on the Road to Integration and Sustainable Development. The Conference will be held at Vietnam National Convention Centre, Hanoi, Vietnam from 26 till 28 November, 2012.

The Conference is a Forum for scholars of Vietnamese Studies all over the world to present their research findings and make academic exchanges with colleagues about the Theme which is much interested by Vietnam. At the same time, the Conference is also a great opportunity for Vietnamese and international Vietnamologists to meet and discuss to strengthen research collaboration among scholars inside and outside Vietnam.

The Conference is divided into the following fifteen panels:
1. Vietnamese history: tradition and modernity
2. Culture and cultural exchanges in intergration and sustainable developement
3. Vietnamese economy in integration and sustainable development
4. Society and social management in integration and sustainable development
5. Ethnicity and religion in integration and sustainable development
6. Environment and climate changes in sustainable development
7. Renewal of the legal system in integration and sustainable development
8. Language, Literature and Art in integration and sustainable development
9. Education, training, sciences and technology and human resource development in integration and sustainable development
10. Vietnam rural areas in integration and sustainable development
11. Urban and urbanization in integration and sustainable development
12. Training on Vietnamese studies in integration and sustainable development
13. Area studies
14. Vietnam’s relations with the region and the world in integration and sustainable development
15. Resources for Vietnamese studies.

The Organizing Committee would like to invite scholars and scientists who are interested in Vietnamese Studies, especially in the theme: Vietnam on the Road to Integration and Sustainable Development, to contribute papers and participate in the Conference.

The official languages to be used in the Conference are Vietnamese and English.
- Registration Forms and abstracts are welcome from 1st May to 30th June 2012.
- The full papers should be submitted from 1st August to 15th September 2012.
- The official invitation letter will be sent to participants from 15th September to 15th October 2012.

Please send your comments, registration form, abstract and full paper to the address below:

ICVNS2012 Organizing Committee Office
Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS)
Room 102, Block A, No.1A, Lieu Giai Street, Ba Dinh district,
Hanoi, VIETNAM
Tel / Fax: +84.4.62730472
Email: icvns2012@vass.gov.vn
Website: http://www.vass.gov.vn/icvns2012
http://www.vass.gov.vn/icvns2012/default.asp?lang1=2
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Vu Duc Liem
武德廉

History Department,
Hanoi National University of Education, VIETNAM
& Southeast Asian Studies Program
Chulalongkorn University, THAILAND
http://www.seachula.com/index.htm

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