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Call for Papers: 2015 CHINOPERL (Chinese Oral and Performing Literature) International Conference

Thursday, March 26, 2015, Chicago

The conference committee welcomes submissions of papers on topics relating to Chinese oral and performing literature.

Presentations at the annual meeting may be delivered in English or Chinese. Individual paper abstracts or panel proposals to be considered for presentation should be sent to Professor Wenwei Du (wedu@vassar.edu). Abstract/proposal submission deadline:  DECEMBER 20,2014.

CHINOPERL (Chinese Oral and Performing Literature)’s website is located at http://chinoperl.osu.edu/home


 

The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS: Poster Session at the AAS Annual Conference

March 27, 2015, Chicago

The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) is organizing a poster session on topics related to Mongolia to be held on Friday, March 27nd, 2015, 7:30-10:00pm at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel & Towers in conjunction with the Association for Asian Studies' annual conference and the ACMS Annual Meeting. Posters or displays on any topic related to Mongolia, Mongolian people or historical subjects related to the Mongols are welcome. All presenters are required to appear at the meeting to discuss their work. Posters and displays may be in either English or Mongolian language, and students and scholars from all countries and fields of study are invited to participate in the poster session and reception. The audience is expected to include students, scholars, and local residents from Mongolia, and members of the community interested in Mongolia.

To propose a poster or display for the session, please send a brief abstract or description (no more than 250 words) to David Dettmann at ddettmann@mongoliacenter.org before March 1, 2015.

Posters and displays will be accepted on a rolling basis. You do not need to be registered for the AAS conference to participate, but poster presenters should be a member of the ACMS at the time of the meetings. For more information on the AAS conference see: http://www.asian-studies.org/conference/.


 

Call for Papers: "Verge: Studies in Global Asias" (New Journal)

April 9-11, 2015, Department of Asian Studies, Pann State

Penn State's Department of Asian Studies announces Global Asias 3, a conference to celebrate the launch of a new journal, Verge: Studies in Global Asias (published by the University of Minnesota Press). By bringing into relation work in both Asian Studies and Asian American Studies, Verge covers Asia and its diasporas, East to West, across and around the Pacific, from a variety of humanistic perspectives—anthropology, art history, literature, history, politics, sociology—in order to develop comparative analyses that recognize Asia's place(s) in the development of global culture and history. In that expansive and multidisciplinary spirit, we invite proposals for the specific panels and roundtables listed below for the conference, to be held April 9-11, 2015. Please submit materials (250-word abstract and brief c.v.) to specific roundtable and panel organizers directly by November 15, 2014.

The College of the Liberal Arts and the Department of Asian Studies at Penn State will cover lodging and food costs for all conference presenters. We will also provide all conference participants with a 1-year subscription to Verge.

General questions can be directed to Tina Chen (tina.chen@psu.edu) or Eric Hayot (ehayot@psu.edu).

ROUNDTABLES

Colonialism, Globalization, and the Asian City
Shuang Shen (sxs1075@psu.edu) and Madhuri Desai (msd13@psu.edu)
This roundtable examines the cultural dimension of globalization as it is manifested in Asian cities and urban Asian diasporas.

Empires and Asian Imperialism: Past and Present
Erica Brindley (efb12@psu.edu) and On-cho Ng (oxn1@psu.edu)
We invite submissions that explore the mechanics and influence of empires, imperial authority, and imperial types of influence over indigenous cultures and frontiers in Asia, as well as their diasporas abroad and in the USA.

Between Asia and Latin America
Andrea Bachner (asb76@cornell.edu) & Pedro Erber (pre5@cornell.edu)
We invite papers that approach the real and imagined spaces of the Transpacific between Asia and Latin America that pay attention to alternative links between Asia and Latin America.

PANELS

Radicalism in/of Asia
Shaoling Ma (sum36@psu.edu)
In the context of global branding and the mass commodification of politics, the danger of any radicalism is that it can always be co-opted by the hegemonic configurations that it sought to challenge. But can there be radicalism without the risk of normalization?

Visualizing Identity
Chris Reed (creed@psu.edu) & Chang Tan (cut12@psu.edu)
We invite papers addressing art and other forms of visual culture in which the complication and fluidity of "Asian" identities is at stake. We welcome papers covering the 19th century to the present.

Asia in the Global Food Chain
Jessamyn Abel (jessamyn.abel@psu.edu)
This panel will explore the intersection between issues of food safety and security and Asia's place in global networks of immigration and trade.

Transnational Social Movements
Maia Ramnath (mar57@psu.edu)
This panel will highlight various efforts at social change, anti-systemic resistance and radical aspiration that have reached outside and beyond national frames.

Cosmopolitanism and Language in Global Asia
Nicolai Volland (nmv10@psu.edu) & Xiaoye You (xuy10@psu.edu)
This panel queries the role and function of languages--literary and otherwise--at the intersection of politics, societies, and cultural production in global Asia.

Asia and the Global Economy
Boliang Zhu (bxz14@psu.edu)
We invite submissions interested the role of Asian countries in the world economy and the consequences of globalization on domestic politics in Asian countries.


 

CALL FOR PAPERS: UC Berkeley Japan Studies Graduate Student Conference - MEDIA & TRANSMISSION

April 17-18, 2015, University of California, Berkeley

This conference will bring together graduate students from all disciplines in the field of Japanese Studies to explore the past and present role of media in Japan. What can the examination of various media (including images, texts, discourses, objects, and anything else that functions as a medium of transmission) tell us about the formation and transmission of culture and knowledge in Japan?

We welcome submissions from any and all disciplines. Papers may explore, but are not limited to, the following areas of study:

  • mediation in literature
  • theater and film
  • premodern texts
  • aesthetic artifacts -new media studies
  • photography
  • politicians and the media
  • archives -print culture
  • digital humanities
  • social theory
  • Japan and the world

Deadline for abstracts (up to 250 words): Friday, January 16th, 2015

Please email abstracts (including name, institutional affiliation, and presentation title) to cjsgradconference@berkeley.edu.

Travel (airfare + lodging) funding is available for all presenters. We encourage applicants seeking funding to apply well in advance of the deadline. Please email the conference organizing committee at cjsgradconference@berkeley.edu with any questions.

Please visit our website at: http://cjsgradconference2015.weebly.com/

Organized by the Center for Japanese Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Supported by the Japan Foundation


 

CALL FOR PAPERS: 6th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities

April 17-18, 2015

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 17-18, 2015 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 17, 2014.


 

Symposium: "The Origins and Development of Urbanization in Early China: A Comparative Perspective"

April 20-22, 2015. Stanford Archaeology Center, Stanford University

Urbanism has been an important feature of Chinese civilization for more than four thousand years, and recent archaeological discoveries have greatly enriched our knowledge of its origins and developments. This symposium will bring together scholars from around the world to present new findings and exchange ideas about urbanization in early China. We will discuss many issues relating to the origins, appearance, function and dynamics of urban centers from Late Neolithic to the Han dynasty in China (3000 BC to AD 250). In order to place Chinese urbanization within a cross-cultural comparative perspective, scholars working on other parts of the world have also been invited to participate in the symposium. Stanford Archaeology Center will provide a platform for international scholarly exchange on this important topic.

The range of papers might include, but should not be limited to, the following topics:

  • Spatial and ideological perspectives on urbanism
  • Specialization in urban development
  • Regional interactions and urban development
  • Relationship between urbanism and state formation
  • Comparative perspective of urbanism between China and other parts of the world

The symposium will include a two-day workshop at the Stanford Archaeology Center and a one-day local tour to archeological sites or museums in the Bay Area.

Please note that some presentations will be given in Chinese and will be supplemented in some cases with Powerpoint presentations that have English subtitles on the slides. Translated papers will be available on the day of the workshop sessions so that those who use English can follow the presentations.

For further information, please visit https://archaeology.stanford.edu/ or contact Tricia Owlett (towlett@stanford.edu).


 

Call for Paper Proposals: 2015 Young Scholars' Forum in Chinese Studies

Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, May 7-9, 2015

The Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS) in The Chinese University of Hong Kong announces the 2015 Young Scholars' Forum in Chinese Studies, to be held May 7-9, 2015, at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The forum aims to nurture young scholars in Chinese Studies and strengthen the network among young scholars in the field.

ICS plans to invite 25 Ph.D. students (after completing qualifying examination) or young scholars with less than 5 years' working experiences from local and overseas for presentation of their recent research output on any aspect of Chinese studies, drawing on but not limited to the disciplines of history, literature, religion, art and thought. We prefer proposals (in Chinese or in English) which relate to the theme of "Chinese Studies in comparative perspectives," including cross regional studies, inter-textual and methodological comparison, and inter-disciplinary studies. Participants are expected to be proficient in both English and Chinese.

The conference will only cover expenses for lodging and round-trip transportation (economy class) for the participants. The organizer will provide maximum subsidy of 1000 USD subject to approval. Conference registration is free.

Papers will be selected by a committee from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Local faculty will serve as discussants for the selected papers. Publication for selected papers will be considered after the forum.

For application, please submit a 1000-word paper proposal and short biography via our online submission system at: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ics/general/forum/submission.html

Deadlines: paper proposal and brief biography due January 15, 2015. Notification of acceptance announced on or before February 18, 2015. Full paper due March 27, 2015.

For inquiries, please contact the ICS organizers: Prof. Lai Chi Tim (laichitim@cuhk.edu.hk) and Dr. Xu Yanlian (yanlianxu@cuhk.edu.hk).


 

14th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia

Paris, July 6–10, 2015

The 14th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia (14th ICHSEA) will take place in Paris, July 6-10, 2015. It is organised under the auspices of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), on behalf of the International Society for the History of East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine (ISHEASTM).

The conference is the latest in a series of major international meetings that have taken place in Europe, East Asia and America since 1990. It will bring together researchers from all over the world to present and discuss their latest research relevant to the history of science, technology and medicine in East Asia from antiquity up to the present day. Panels and plenary lectures will address the theme of the Conference, "Sources, locality and globalisation: science, technology and medicine in East Asia". But proposals for panels and individual presentations relating to the wider area covered by this series of conferences are also warmly encouraged.

Call for panels: 5 June 2014 - 1st September 2014
Call for individual papers: 15 September-1st November 2014.

http://14ichsea.sciencesconf.org/

Contact: 14ichsea@sciencesconf.org


 

Call for Papers: The 28th Annual Conference of Japanese Association for South Asian Studies

26-27 September 2015. University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus

See http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/campusmap/map02_02_e.html for access map.

Deadline for proposals: 31 March 2015

The Japanese Association for South Asian Studies (JASAS, http://jasas.info/en/) invites paper and panel proposals for its 28th Annual Conference. The proposals from abroad are open to non-members of JASAS. No registration fee is required. Fee for reception (optional) is 4,000 yen (2,000 yen for students). Unfortunately, JASAS is not able to offer any financial support or accommodation to the participants.

Please send proposals by e-mail to Katsuo Nawa, JASAS Annual Conference Office (jasas28tokyo@gmail.com) with the following information.

1) Individual paper proposals:
Name of the applicant
Affiliation and designation
Title of the paper
Summary of the paper (around 300 words)
Email address and postal address

2) Panel proposals (the duration of a session is between 2 to 3 hours):
Name of the panel organizer
Affiliation and designation of the organizer
List of panel speakers with names, affiliations and designations
Title of the panel
Summary of the panel (around 300 words)
Email address and postal address of the organizer

Please send your proposals by 31 March 2015. We will send you acknowledgement of the receipt of the proposal within one week. Acceptance letter will be sent out by 8 June 2015. If you receive no acknowledgement letter or acceptance letter, please contact JASAS Annual Conference Office (jasas28tokyo@gmail.com).

For questions, please contact Katsuo Nawa, JASAS Annual Conference Office (jasas28tokyo@gmail.com).


 

China Goes Global: 9th Annual Conference

Georgia Tech, October 1-3, 2015

We are happy to announce the 9th annual conference of China Goes Global (a trademark of the Chinese Globalization Association), which will be held in Georgia Tech, Scheller College of Business, Atlanta, GA, October 1-3, 2015. As the premier conference on the topic, we seek contemporary contributions from the various business disciplines and the broader social sciences on the globalization of China.

Papers, book presentations, and panel proposals are especially encouraged in the following areas:

• Explanations of Chinese flows of people, goods, ideas and money
• Testing the limits of Western-centric theories in the context of China's globalization
• Development of new Chinese-centric and indigenous theories
• The rise of the emerging markets multinationals
• Managing and organizing Chinese companies/subsidiaries abroad
• Comparison of China with other emerging markets
• Chinese engagement in India, Asia, America, Australia, Latin America, and other regions
• Impact of Chinese foreign direct investment
• The role of government in shaping the "going out" policy and its impact of internationalization
• Chinese state capitalism and alternative economic systems
• Sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR) of Chinese multinationals
• Global supply chain/logistics and global value chain
• Culture, trust, reputation of Chinese multinationals
• Innovation, techno-entrepreneurship, e-commerce, online development in and out of China

In recent years, we have seen a dramatic shift in China's transition in the global economy including:

(1) In 2012, China became one of the largest global investors, according to the joint statistic report by the Ministry of Commerce, the National Bureau of Statistics, and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange in China. Outward FDI amounted to USD 87.8 billion.

(2) On October 7, 2014, the International Monetary Fund announced that China had surpassed the United States as the world's largest economy, a distinction held by the US since 1873 when it overtook Great Britain. This global phenomenon is not well understood and is fraught with opportunities and challenges.

Since 2006, China Goes Global pulls together a unique set of contributions on the globalization of the Chinese business environment, economy, and society. The conference is unique in several ways. First, the conference is developmental in nature and we invite competitive papers, recently published book authors, focused panels and work-in-progress for submission. The conference provides an ideal opportunity for scholars and practitioners, as well as Ph.D. students to share and discuss their most recent high-quality work with other experts in this research field. Best papers are also given the chance to be published in the International Journal of Emerging Markets, a scopus ranked journal by Emerald. Second, we have fun, international and inter-disciplinary. In addition to insightful ideas, the conference also includes a reception, a performance, and great people and scholars with whom you can network. For the review of CGA 2014 conference, including photo gallery, please see: http://www.chinagoesglobal.org/past-conferences/photos-from-past-conferences/. Finally, the conference is always accented with world re-known keynoters from the academe and business. For a list of previous keynoters, please see: http://www.chinagoesglobal.org/past-conferences/previous-key-noters/

Please submit your paper through our online submission system no later than April 15, 2015. Papers should follow the author style and referencing guide provided on the conference website. By submitting a paper, all authors also agree to review up to 3 papers.

Submissions must be made online: http://www.chinagoesglobal.org/conference/paper-submission/

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: April 15, 2015
Paper acceptance/rejection: May 30, 2015
Revised paper submission: June 30, 2015

Registration Fees

Please note that all presenters and participants must register to attend the conference.
Student rate: $249 early bird ($299 regular)
Early bird registration due on June 30, 2015: $499
Regular registration due on August 15, 2015: $649
The registration fee includes one-year CGA membership, reception, and conference dinner. Conference registration does not include accommodation or travel costs.

*The Chinese Globalization Association (CGA is a not-for-profit corporation with the aim to promote research on Chinese Globalization. The China Goes Global conference participants' from 2014 are automatically members of the CGA until October 2016). For more information, visit:
http://www.chinagoesglobal.org/


 

Call for Papers: 57th Annual Conference of the American Association for Chinese Studies

October 9-11, 2015

Institutional Host: University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX (www.stthom.edu)
Conference Venue: Crowne Plaza Houston-Downtown, Houston, Texas

The American Association for Chinese Studies (AACS) annual conference program committee invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and papers concerning China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Chinese diaspora for the 57th Annual Conference, hosted by the University of St. Thomas (Houston, TX) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Houston, TX on October 9-11, 2015. The AACS seeks to construct a balanced program, including panels representing the humanities, social sciences, communication studies, education, and business-related disciplines.

The AACS is an interdisciplinary association devoted to the study of China broadly defined (http://aacs.ccny.cuny.edu/homepage.htm). Submissions from all disciplines are welcome. Membership in AACS is required for participation in the annual conference, and non-members are welcome to submit proposals, join the Association and participate in the annual conference. We encourage submissions from graduate students, junior and senior scholars, and overseas participants.
The program committee prefers proposals for complete panels (a chair, 2-3 papers, and a discussant) and roundtables (a chair and 3-4 other participants). The committee also welcomes proposals for individual papers and will attempt to place them on appropriate panels. Panels and roundtables concerning special events or topics of broad significance are welcome.

The program committee consists of Hans Stockton (University of St. Thomas), Chiung-Fang Chang (Lamar University), and June Teufel Dreyer (University of Miami). Proposals should include the names and roles of panel/roundtable participants, contact information, paper topics and short abstracts (not to exceed 250 words). Please send your proposal by e-mail to the program chair, Hans Stockton, at stockton@stthom.edu. Include complete contact information (address, telephone number, and e-mail) for all participants. The deadline for panel proposals is April 1, 2014, and the deadline for paper proposals is May 1, 2014. Scholars submitting proposals by the deadline will be notified of their inclusion in the program by May 30, 2014.

The AACS views panelist registration and attendance as a serious professional obligation. Panelists must register for the AACS 2015 conference before September 21, 2015 or be excluded from the printed program.

If you have any questions about the AACS, please send them to us at aacs@mail.com.