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Shanghai, China, May 25-26, 2013
Collaboration and competition among government, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations have been growing trends over the years and have fundamentally shaped the values, operations, responsibilities, and results of public management. Synergy is sought to deal with complex issues that are best handled by multiple agencies or actors. By shifting to market means, competition is used to break (bureaucratic) monopoly and improve public performance. With varying results, different forms of collaboration, from competitive outsourcing to long-term public/private partnerships, have been used in countries with different political, social, economic, and cultural backgrounds. While new opportunities are created, collaboration induces boundary blurring that poses challenges to public management regarding its missions, core technologies and competencies, the nature of its performance, and accountability. Partnerships may also impose constraints on competition, and vice versa.
In order to explore these and related issues, the Fudan University School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA), the University of Maryland School of Public Policy (UMD), and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) will hold a conference in Shanghai, China on May 25-26, 2013. The conference is designed to attract a worldwide audience, including academics and professionals from universities, think tanks, government agencies, nonprofits, and the private sector.
The proposed conference will examine the various aspects of collaboration from theoretical and empirical perspectives in a cross-national setting. It requests proposals for high-quality, theory-driven papers. Research topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Conceptualizations of collaboration, including government-business collaboration, government-nonprofit collaboration, network governance, collaborative governance, and public management reform;
- Performance management and accountability in collaborations, including measuring and explaining performance and results, and contract management;
- Integrity management and anticorruption in collaboration;
- The creation and maintenance of competition; and
- Collaborative practices in specific policy areas, including country experiences and comparative studies in such areas as education, health, housing, physical infrastructure, public safety and criminal justice, social services, transportation, utilities, and workforce development.
Proposals should be submitted through the APPAM website, http://appam.confex.com/appam/i13/cfp.cgi. Review of proposals will completed by January 31, 2013, and notifications be sent directly thereafter. If a proposal is accepted, the presenter must register at http://www.appam.org/events/international-conferences/ in order to participate. The paper should be submitted online by May 1, 2013.
A person may submit no more than two proposals (including both single-authored and co-authored papers). Individuals will be limited to two acceptances (at least one of which must be multi-authored) and only one opportunity to present research at the conference.
The program co-chairs are Prof. Yijia Jing, Associate Dean, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University, and Prof. Douglas J. Besharov, University of Maryland School of Public Policy.
For more information on the conference, including the program committee, proposal submission deadlines, and registration costs please visit the APPAM website, http://www.appam.org/events/international-conferences/.
The deadline for paper or panel proposals at the First International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference to be hosted at the English Department of Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan, is FEBRUARY 1, 2013. The theme of the Conference, May 31 to June 2, 2013, will be "Creative Assemblages," although not limited to it.
We welcome particularly papers which study Deleuze from Asian perspectives. The working language of the conference will be English. For more information, please visit our website: http://www2.tku.edu.tw/~tflxcfp/CallforPapers.php.
For inquiries, please send your mail to Professor Hanping Chiu at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 881-2-2621-5656 #2006.
The ASLE decennial conference theme is intended to reflect some of the most engaging current conversations within the environmental humanities and across disciplines, and to link those discussions to the transnational nexus of energy, labor, borders, and human and nonhuman environments that are so fundamentally "changing nature," and with it the widely varied kinds of environmental critique we practice, art we make, and politics we advocate. Migrations--of humans, of non-human creatures, of "invasive species," of industrial toxins across aquifers and cellular membranes, of disease across species and nations, of transgenic pollen and GM fish-have changed the meanings of place, bodies, nations, and have lent new urgency to the old adage that "everything is connected to everything." Energies--fossil, renewable, human, spiritual, aesthetic, organic-radically empower our species for good and for ill, and make our individual and collective choices into the Anthropocene. And those choices are profoundly about Limits on resources, climate, soil, and water; about voluntary and involuntary curbs on individual and collective consumption and waste; about the often porous and often violently marked borders of empire, class, race, and gender.
We seek proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, workshops, and other public presentations that address the intersections between representation, nature, and culture, and that are connected to the conference's deliberately broad and, we hope, provocative theme. As always, we emphatically welcome interdisciplinary approaches; readings of environmentally inflected fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and film; and proposals from outside the academic humanities, including submissions from artists, writers, practitioners, activists, and colleagues in the social and natural sciences.
For additional information and to submit a proposal, please visit the conference website: http://www.asle.ku.edu
All proposals must be submitted by November 15, 2012. We will evaluate your proposal carefully, and notify you of its final status by January 31, 2013. For questions about the program, please contact Paul Outka, at email@example.com.
June 13-14, 2013 – Asian Dynamics Initiative – University of Copenhagen
Over the past fifty years we have witnessed phenomenal economic growth in Asia, lifting millions of people out of poverty, and propelling many Asian nations to premier ranks in the global order, but as the social and ecological costs become more apparent, economic and demographic growth looms as both promise and peril.
The concept of growth has not only been central to economic theory and ecological critique, but also to social and cultural theories of societal and civilizational trans-formation that increasingly challenges universalizing Western notions of modernity. This conference critically examines the notion of growth and the ways in which it is shaping social-political landscapes in Asia. We define and question growth in this very broad sense, implying that quantitative changes are inevitably accompanied by qualitative transformations, and paying equal attention to the intricate interconnectedness of naturally occurring growth and human interference as well as to its limitations, stagnation, decline and renewal. Understood in this extended sense, the term and related concepts can be fruitfully used to explore social, economic and cultural processes across time and space within the macro-region of Asia (and beyond) from cross-disciplinary perspectives.
Based on this notion of growth not as an autonomous, self-determined entity but as the outcome of close and constant interaction between nature and purposeful human action, at this conference we propose to rethink and scrutinize this concept from an Asian perspective and from multi-disciplinary vantage points – cultural, economic and social.
15 January 2013: Deadline for submitting abstracts
15 February 2013: Notification of acceptance
27 May 2013: Deadline for submitting paper
Please visit the conference website to read the full call for abstracts http://asiandynamics.ku.dk/english/growth/.
Abstracts including title, name and affiliation should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 25-27, 2013
Organized and hosted by Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, with the participation of Institut d’Études Transtextuelles et Transculturelles, Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France
Deadline for Abstracts Submission: September 15, 2012
Simone Bignall (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Joyce C. H. Liu (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
Brett Neilson (University of West Sydney, Australia)
Mark Rifkin (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA)
Naoki Sakai (Cornell University, USA)
Marcelo Svirksy (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Other speakers to be confirmed
Over the past several decades, Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s work has attracted a growing amount of interest spanning a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences, including philosophy, literary theory, political philosophy, migration studies, security studies, geography, social and cultural studies of science and medicine, etc. The increasing recognition accorded to Agamben’s oeuvres has more recently resulted in the beginning of a serious dialogue about the transcultural aspects of his work, particularly with regard to the epistemological legacy of colonization, state-building, and revolution in the non-Western world. This conference aims to explore the enormous transversal potential of Agamben’s work by staging its transdisciplinary and transcultural dimensions. It is open to non-specialists (“specialization” defined here in relation to both Asia and Agamben) from any discipline interested in the mix and mutation of Asia and Agamben as a platform for transcultural investigation.
For the complete CFP and further information, please visit http://www.concentric-literature.url.tw/AgambenConference/
In global comparison, Southeast Asia stands out as a region marked by a particularly diverse religious landscape. Various "ethnic religions"
interact with so-called "world religions", all of the latter – with the exception of Judaism – being represented in the region. While religion has oftentimes been viewed as an antithesis to modernity, scholarship has shown that religion shapes and is intertwined with modernization processes in crucial ways and that its role in contemporary Southeast Asian societies is intensifying. The mid-term conference "Dynamics of Religion in Southeast Asia" will explore this link between "religion"
and "modernity" by focusing on three dimensions of religious dynamics, namely mediality, politics and mobility. In the spirit of Southeast Asian studies as a holistic, i.e. trans-disciplinary approach, we invite papers from fields as diverse as history, anthropology, sociology, political science, media studies, geography or linguistic studies that investigate the peculiar dynamics of religion in times of globalization, and the ways in which these dynamics mediate change and continuity in Southeast Asia.
Conference Keynote Lecture: Robert Hefner, Boston University
Panel 1: Spatial Dynamics of Religion between Modulation and Conversion Panel Keynote: Janet Hoskins, University of Southern California
Panel 2: Secularization of Religion, Sacralization of Politics? The State of Religion in Southeast Asia Panel Keynote: Anthony Reid, ANU
Panel 3: Materializing Religion: on Media, Mediation, Immediacy Panel Keynote: Justin McDaniel, University of Pennsylvania
Please visit the conference website for more information:
Conference Chair: Dr. Zeng Huafeng, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, National University of Defense Technology
Co-Chair: Dr. Jacques S. Gansler, Director, Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise, Maryland's School of Public Policy
The United States is the world's largest economy, and by many measures has the most capable military forces. After 30 years of rapid economic development, China has become the world's second largest economy; at the same time, its military power is rapidly increasing. As a result, their internal conditions, as well as their relationships will have a significant influence on the global state‐of‐affairs for the remainder of the 21st century. This English language conference is designed to bring academics, researchers, and practitioners to exchange and explore various aspects of their complex bilateral relationship.
The theme of " The 2nd International conference on Economics, Politics, and Security of China and the USA" is Civil-Military Industrial Integration and Science & Technology Innovation. Please consider submitting to this conference. We welcome contributions on a wide range of topics; such as Sino-US different paths to promote civil-military industrial integration; S&T innovation and coordinated development of defense and civilian Economy; --using a range of scholarly approaches, including theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods. Case studies are also welcomed. Submission details are given below. Topics for submissions may include, but are not limited to:
• Civil-Military Industrial Integration
• Defense acquisition and procurement
• Public‐Private Partnerships
• Dual‐use development and production
• Public Policy
• Science & Technology Innovation
• 21st Century Defense Industrial bases
• Trade and economics
• Management of research and development
• Other Topics (e.g. National Security cooperation)
Abstract details: All submission types require an abstract in the first instance. The Abstract should be a minimum of 300 and no more than 500 words, including keywords, to be received by December 31, 2012. Please ensure that you include the proposed title for the paper, the full names (first name and surname, not initials) and email addresses of all authors; and a postal address and telephone number for at least one contact author. Please indicate clearly if the contact author is not the lead author.
Full paper: Only required after acceptance of abstract and not to be more than 10,000 words; including abstract, keywords, and references. Submission date will be no later than March 31, 2013. Authors are advised that this is a final date. Earlier submission of the full paper helps us to manage the review process in a timely manner. Papers should be submitted as .doc attachments by email to the Conference Coordinator, Zhang Yunzhuang (email: email@example.com and CC firstname.lastname@example.org) and email@example.com.
We will consider all abstracts received by the submission deadline to ensure that the proposed paper is relevant to the Conference. The authors of abstracts, which describe a relevant paper, will receive a notification of abstract acceptance. All full papers will be reviewed by members of the conference committee to ensure an adequate standard; that the proposed subject of their abstract has been followed, that the paper is of a suitable length; the standard of English is adequate; and the paper is appropriately referenced.
Abstract submission deadline: December 31, 2012
Notification of abstract acceptance: January 20, 2013
Final copy of full paper due: March 31, 2013
Notification of paper acceptance: May 1, 2013
The 18th Biennial Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA) will be held at The Australian National University from 8th to 11th July, 2013, hosted by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. The conference theme of, 'Cities, Nature & Landscapes: From Nara to the Networked City' focuses not only on the social impact of disaster, but on learning from past experiences as we move towards the future of living spaces and human communities and the 'networked' cities of the future. JSAA 2013 aims to explore how cultural and intellectual exchange, while rooted in our respective languages, histories and traditions, can strengthen the global community and, how design and technology can stimulate better connectivity and communication within and between communities.
Special theme: Living in Sendai after 3/11
A special keynote given by Professor Hitoshi Abe will provide the focus for a series of themed panels on Japan's response to the 3/11 disaster, aiming to stimulate discussion from a range variety of perspectives, ranging from Japan's disaster management and sustainability, to Japan's 'green' future, through to the cultural and social impact of disaster.
Call for submissions
The conference will be an opportunity for scholars to present their own research and to keep abreast of current scholarly discourse in Japanese Studies.
We invite proposals for panels, roundtables, workshops, individual papers, and posters from all areas of Japanese studies, from those who teach, research and study Japan.
- Anthropology, sociology & inter-disciplinary studies
- Cultural studies
- Economics, trade & business
- Economic history
- Language, education & communication
- Literature and translation
- Politics & international relations
We also invite papers and panels which connect with the theme of Professor Abe's keynote, particularly on:
- Liveable, networked cities and landscapes
- The future of communities and revitalised civil society
- Design, lifestyles and identity
- Renewable resources, 'ecotown' models and rebuilding communities post disaster
- Technology and design working with cultural tradition and community needs
- The roll of education in times of crisis
The submission deadline for all proposals is 5pm, 15 March, 2013.
Graduate submissions, scholarships & graduate workshop
We particularly welcome submissions from graduate students at any stage of their studies engaged in original research related to Japanese studies. We hope to attract a broad-range of submissions focused on themes that are currently of greatest interest to graduate students.
A professional development workshop for graduate students will prior to the opening sessions of the conference on July 8, from 9.30-12:30. Associate Professor Julia Adeney Thomas (Notre-Dame University) will conduct the workshop and participating students should come ready with a brief summary of their thesis/current research topic. We encourage graduate students to apply for one of the travel scholarships offered by JSAA 2013.
The application form is available at http://chl.anu.edu.au/sites/jsaa2013/submissions.php
For more information:
Hosted by the UBC Museum of Anthropology, situated on the unceded territory of the Musqueam Indian band, British Columbia, Canada, in partnership with the Pacific Islands Museums Association (PIMA) and the Pacific Peoples Partnership (PPP).
Intersections (land-based) and cross-currents (water and air based) are migratory spaces of confluence and exchange. They are spaces where consideration can be given to where we have come from and what directions we might take, where histories, written and unwritten, visual and intangible, reside alongside new possibilities for contemporary cultural practice. They are also uncertain spaces, where creativity and our understandings of identity and place may be strengthened or transformed—and where new narratives can be created.
This conference is an opportunity for contemporary artists, cultural leaders, historians, museum and gallery curators, researchers, and collectors to engage in lively and creative dialogues that explore these migratory spaces in a spirit of true enquiry.
In addition to thematic panels, other forms of participation will include shorter Insight presentations and performances intended to generate and stimulate exchanges of ideas among presenters and audience members. The conference organizers welcome proposals for complete panels as well as individual paper abstracts that address the goal of building new and unexpected convergences between participants and topics. Please note that individually submitted papers might be added to a proposed panel if they fit within the panel's theme, and in consultation with the panel/session organizer
Along with sessions that follow a traditional 15-minute paper presentation format, we offer participants the opportunity to present as a part of Insight panels, in which each presentation is allowed 20 slides with a 20-second limit for each slide. All formats will allow for lively and engaging presentations that should engender thought-provoking interactions between presenters and audience members.
Memory – visible and intangible, revised histories, new knowledge
Sharing– publishing (in its many forms), intellectual property, copyright, repatriation, authorship, exhibitions, and collections
Possibilities – collaborations, cultural practices, festivals, performances, artist workshops, electronic media (both as an artistic tool and as a way of communicating about art and art resources).
Keynote speakers and social events will be announced as they are confirmed. If there is sufficient interest, a post-conference tour will be arranged. Interested participants, whether panel chairs or authors of individual papers, should send a proposal of max 150 words accompanied by a max 100-word biography by October 1st, 2012 to Carol.firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mail to:
Dr. Carol E. Mayer
Curator (Oceania & Africa)
Museum of Anthropology
University of British Columbia
6393 Northwest Marine Drive,
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada, V6T 1Z2
Or Fax to: 604-822-2974
Speaker Requirements: Speakers must be Pacific Arts Association members. To join PAA please visit the PAA website membership page.
An International Conference at Victoria University of Wellington,
Wellington, New Zealand
August 20–21, 2013
Sponsored and organised by the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre
This year the Wellington Conference on Contemporary China brings international scholars together for a two-day international conference to examine the trends and emerging pattern of China's international trade, investment, and activities in other international economic sectors, analyse and explain how these trends and patterns shape global and regional economic order, and assess what medium and long term impact they have on the national economy, politics and policy of individual countries.
Scholars have paid great attention to how China has changed in the process of global economic integration and participation in the institutions of global economic governance. However, less attention has centred on China's economic impact abroad and too little is understood of how a globally significant Chinese economy influences the economy, politics, society, and policy of countries around the world. Given the size and scale of Chinese economic growth and the rapidly growing global economic presence of China, developing robust analytical frameworks to measure Chinese impact abroad is crucial if we are to understand current and future developments in the world economy, the interaction between Chinese international economic activities, and the reception and response of the global economic system in general and that of host/impacted countries in particular.
This conference invites scholars and policy analysts to examine and explain the trends and patterns of Chinese international economic activities, analyse and measure crucial aspects of China's impact on the world economy at the global and national levels, and assess the analytical tools we have to understand global economic developments brought about by the growth of the Chinese economy. The Conference welcomes papers on the following themes:
(1) The changing patterns of China's trade with the world: How is China integrated into the global trading order? What impact is this having on trade flows, industrial structure and economic governance at the global, regional and national levels?
(2) Chinese investment abroad. What are the motivations, interests and driving forces of China's growing direct international investment? How is this reflecting the changing patterns of China's international economic activities?
(3) The domestic basis of China's international economic activities. How does structural balancing and shifts in growth and development strategy (zhuan fangshi, tiao jieguo) affect the structure and directions of China's international economic activities? How do changes in China's domestic production and consumption impact global growth?
(4) Analysis and measurement of the impact. How do existing theories and analytical frameworks explain global developments brought about by the growth of the Chinese economy?
The organizing committee invites participants to submit abstracts of up to 150 words before April 30, 2013 to Professor Xiaoming Huang (email@example.com), chair of the organizing committee, and Dr Jason Young (firstname.lastname@example.org), programme coordinator at the NZCCRC.
Selected papers will be published by an international publisher after the completion of the conference.
The World Congress for Korean Politics and Society is a biennial conference organized by the Korean Political Science Association (KPSA) to make innovative and insightful discussions on Korean politics. This year's Congress will be held from August 22-23 at Korea University Campus. The main theme of the Congress is "The World and Korean Politics: Influence and Contribution." Under this theme, we will question how the world scholarship has influenced on politics in Korea as well as how the Korean scholarship has contributed to the studies of politics in the world. The Congress will bring together distinguished scholars to Seoul for two days to share their insights into the interrelationship between Korean politics and the politics around the world. We welcome submissions of papers, full-panel, and roundtable proposals for the following subthemes such as:
- Issues in Research Methodology
- Politics in Western Societies and Its Comparison with Asia
- Korean Politics in Asian Societies
- Korean Politics: View from Outside
- Democracy and Governance Korean Political Economy
- Political Thoughts in Korea
- North Korean Issues
- Multicultural Issues in Korea
- Globalization and Glocalization
- World Security and Korean Peninsula
- Electoral and Legislative Politics in Korea
This exemplary list of subthemes is neither exhaustive nor exclusive; we welcome any panel or paper concerning issues of Korean Politics, as long as it covers topics under the broad
banner of "The World and Korean Politics: Influence and Contribution." Language: papers for presentation can be written either English or in Korean. Please indicate whether you wish to participate in an English panel or a Korean panel.
Accommodation: The KPSA will cover up to three nights of accommodation for all participants abroad without charges in Holiday Inn Sungbuk & CJ House at Korea University.
For proposal submission, panel suggestion, accommodation application, and conference registration, please visit our website http://kpsa.or.kr/congress2013
For further queries, please contact Program Director at email@example.com.
Recent disputes between Japan and her regional neighbours, especially China and Korea, have been met with resentful incomprehension by many Japanese – contributing to the election, in December 2012, of perhaps the most nationalist Japanese Diet since 1945. These developments highlight the persistent gulf between the images most Japanese harbour of their country, and the ways it (and they) are perceived and portrayed by their neighbours.
In the hope of bridging this gulf, this conference aims to promote a more informed debate on Japan's relationships with other East Asian societies. It will bring together researchers, educators, journalists and others with an interest in Japan's role in the shifting politics of East Asian identities. It will also provide an excellent opportunity for discussions of further collaborative research in this area.
The conference is organised by the 'Japan and East Asia National Identities Education Network' (JEANIEN) – supported by the UK's Leverhulme Trust. It will feature papers examining images of Japan in education and popular culture in the societies of postwar East and Southeast Asia, and analysing how changing portrayals of Japan relate to changing conceptions of national identity within these societies. The network involves scholars from the UK, Japan and East Asia, drawn from a variety of disciplines, including History, Education, International Relations, Cultural Studies.
The conference will both involve presentations by members of the network, and a number of invited keynote and other speakers, including Professor Takehiko Kariya (University of Oxford). Papers will include country studies focusing on China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan.
Members of the JEANIN Network who will be presenting at the symposium include:
Prof Naoko Shimazu (Birkbeck, University of London), Prof Paul Morris (Institute of Education, University of London), Dr Edward Vickers (Kyushu University), Dr Christine Han (Institute of Education, University of London), Prof Caroline Rose (University of Leeds), Prof Yang Biao (East China Normal University), Dr Chang Lung-Chih (Academia Sinica, Taiwan), Dr Simon Avenell (Australia National University), Dr Jung-sun Nina Han (Korea University), Dr Helen Ting (National University of Malaysia), Dr Lee Iyun (National Chengche University), Dr Kinnia Yau Shuk-ting (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Dr Lisa Leung (Lingnan University), Dr Karl Ian Uy Cheng Chua (Ateneo de Manila University), Ms Khatera Khamsi (Institute of Education, University of London), Mr Mark Maca (University of the Philippines), and Mr Guopeng Shi (Beijing No. 4 High School).
Japan and East Asia National Identities Education Network (JEANIEN).
Funded by the UK's Leverhulme Trust.
Paul Morris (Prof), Network Co-ordinator, Institute of Education, University of London
Edward Vickers (Dr), Kyushu University, Fukuoka
Registration is free. Those who wish to attend and/or obtain more information should contact the network administrator: You Yun, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 2-5, 2013
REQUEST FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS. DEADLINE: October 2, 2012
Inter-Asian Connections IV: Istanbul is the fourth conference in a series, following on conferences held in Dubai in February 2008, Singapore in December 2010, and Hong Kong in June 2012. As with the preceding events, this four-day conference aims to effect a paradigm shift in the study of the Asian expanse, re-conceptualized as a dynamic and interconnected historical, geographical, and cultural formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia, South Asia and Southeast Asia, to East Asia. Workshops will have the dual aim of showcasing innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines as well as exploring themes that transform conventional understandings of Asia.
The Inter-Asian Connections Conference Organizing Committee - composed of representatives from the Social Science Research Council, Yale University, the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) at the University of Hong Kong, Göttingen University and Koç University - is pleased to announce an open call for proposals from faculty members at accredited universities and colleges in any world region to organize and direct one of four-to-six thematic workshops at the Istanbul conference.
Proposals are invited from faculty interested in organizing and directing a workshop that addresses one of the following broadly conceived fourteen themes:
1. The Social Life of Capital in Asian Cities
2. Green and Brown in Asia
3. Hubs and Hinterlands
4. Connected Empires
5. Food and Foodways
6. Universities and New Transregional Classes
7. Politics of Racialization
8. Land Speculation across Asia
9. Media and the Politics of Accountability
10. Aging Societies : public policies, intimate dynamics, and biotechnologies
11. Inter-Asian Tourism
12. The Post Neo-Liberal State
13. Refugees in the Making of Asia
14. Picturing and Fictionalizing Asia
Each workshop should have two directors (with different institutional affiliations and preferably representing different disciplines) who, if selected, will be expected to help recruit and choose ten international workshop participants (senior and junior scholars, graduate students, other researchers) competitively from across relevant disciplines in the social sciences and related fields.
The full text of the request for proposals, along with information on the application process and eligibility can be found on the program's website: http://www.ssrc.org/programs/interasia-program/ and via this PDF.
For additional inquiries, please contact email@example.com.
Inaugurated in Seoul 2011, IMS-EA invites all music researchers working in/on the region (including nonmembers) to submit proposals with the theme: MUSICS IN THE SHIFTING GLOBAL ORDER.
Within the shifting global order, East Asia has been rapidly transforming its status from an object of study to an active producer and promoter of knowledge. While the "West" has established itself since the waves of European colonization as the generator of theories and methods as well as the frame of reference, postcolonial and post-Cold War interactions between East Asia and the West have admitted mutual transformations. Music, a human phenomenon that is unifying yet alienating, transcendental yet mundane, stands inevitably at this critical juncture. Particularly, this conference aims to address these issues:
- How has the previous global order ordered, prescribed or organized our musical practices and researches in/on the region? How has the shifting of global order related to certain paradigm shifts in our discipline, e.g. from the epistemology of "the music" to that of "musics"? What musical or scholarly traditions have resisted the shifting, and what new formations have emerged from it?
- Conversely, how could our engagement with "musics" possibly shift the global order, and in what directions? Are there examples of making music or doing musicology that do matter to societies and individual lives in the region? What are the challenges and consequences for our institutions?
To embrace diverse approaches, IMS-EA also welcomes new researches beyond the general theme.
1. Panel: 90-min./3-papers or 120-min./4-papers; panels with researchers from different regions or disciplines are encouraged.
2. Individual: 20-minute.
3. Poster/Media Display: A0-size poster or desktop display.
DEADLINE: February 28, 2013
ENVIRONMENT, DIS/LOCATION AND CULTURAL SPACE
The University of Auckland this year hosts the twentieth conference of the New Zealand Asian Studies Society. Panels and papers which respond to the theme are particularly invited and will be considered for publication, but the conference will cover the full range of disciplinary and area studies approaches to East, Southeast and South Asia and all paper and panel proposals will be given full consideration.
Deadline for proposals: 17 May 2013. Proposals for panels (up to four presenters) are particularly welcome. Submission of proposals will be through the website (see below).
Keynote speakers: Geremie Barmé (Australian National University),
Amita Bhaviskar (Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi),
David L. Howell (Harvard).
The University of Auckland, New Zealand's leading research university, is one of the top universities in the Asia-Pacific region. This will be the fifth time the University has hosted an NZASIA conference since the inaugural event in 1974. Modern Asian Studies in New Zealand is also celebrating fifty years.
Auckland, with a population of 1.5 million, ranks second after Toronto as the world's most culturally diverse city, with large communities of Asian and Polynesian heritages.
Website for further information and submission of proposals: www.nzasia2013.org.nz
Date: December 1, 2013
Theme: Interfaces of Modern Japanese Literature
Application deadline: May 31, 2013
Crossing the boundaries of "Japan" and "the Japanese language", movements in search of networks within modern Japanese literature research are on the rise. Even if the objects of study are texts written in Japanese, the research itself is done in a variety of languages, and each research space also has its own unique character. Unfortunately, however, the regional and linguistic constraints on this research have also hindered the mutual exchange of ideas, leaving a situation in which research is stalled at the regionalist level. At this conference, we aim to make use of the Nihon Kindai Bungakukai as a space that will function as an interface for a diverse range of research on "modern Japanese literature". In so doing, the hierarchical structure of the Japan- and Japanese language-centrism inherent in the "Japan" vs "abroad" division may also be directly questioned. We are calling for active participation to create a space for open dialogue not constrained by the framework of traditional conferences.
- Both individual and panel presentations are to be given in Japanese (for panel presentations only, if presenters can provide their own Japanese interpreters, then any language will be accepted).
- Presenters may choose their own topics (provided they relate to modern Japanese literature or to literary studies).
- Individual or panel presentations will be accepted.
- Both members and non-members of Nihon Kindai Bungakukai may apply. However, if there are a large number of applicants, members will be given priority.
- Individual presentations are to be 30 minutes (plus 15 minutes for Q&A); panel presentations are to be a total of 2-2.5 hours for the entire panel (there is no limitation on the number of presenters in a panel; the number of participants and the structure of the panel is up to each panel to decide).
- There is no fee for presenting. However, presenters (including interpreters) are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, printing, and miscellaneous costs.
Please send applications between April 1 and May 31, 2013 (applications must be received by this date). Please send your completed entry sheet (found on the Nihon Kindai Bungakukai website: http://amjls.web.fc2.com/gakkai.html#international) and your abstract to the address below either by e-mail or by post. For individual papers, abstracts should be about 400 Japanese characters; for panels, please provide an abstract in Japanese for the panel as a whole in addition to the abstracts for each individual presenter, for a total of about 1500 characters.
Applicants will be contacted as soon as selections have been made. Please address any questions you may have to the address below.
Please send applications to:
Email: amjls_mail[at]yahoo.co.jp *change [at] to @
Post: Kaneko Akio's office, Nihon Kindai Bungakukai Jimukyoku
Department of Japanese Language and Literature
Nihon University College of Humanities and Sciences
Setagaya-ku, Sakurajōsui 3-25-40
Tokyo 156-8550 Japan
December 28–30, 2013, Banaras Hindu University, Varnasi, India
Conference Themes: Urban Dynamics, Environment and Health are three major interlinked areas in the fields of urban studies, urban geography, and urban planning, with all three strongly connected to social well-being. The interconnections of various elements of these three areas have great bearing on the life quality of people in space and time. The sequential arrangement of these three themes in this conference is an expression of priority action of the process of change in spatial, environmental and human context along with time. Papers outside of these themes but pertaining to Asian urbanization and Asian cities may also be submitted. The preliminary deadline for Abstract submisison is April 30, 2013. For further information, please visit https://sites.google.com/site/asianurbanization. Questions may be directed to George Pomeroy, AURA Secretary-General at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also find the Asian Urban Research Association on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/AsianUrbanResearchAssociationaura
The East-West Center invites graduate students from around the world to submit papers for the 13th annual International Graduate Student Conference (EWC-IGSC) on the Asia Pacific region, taking place in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA from February 13-15, 2014. The conference will provide an opportunity to share interdisciplinary perspectives formally, through presenting research papers and attending other panel presentations, and informally in the warm and encouraging environment of the East-West Center in Hawaii. Participation in the 2013 conference had broad representation of 82 graduate students from 24 different countries and territories, and 42 universities throughout the world.
Deadline for abstract submission: August 30, 2013
Abstracts up to a maximum of 500 words in length of proposed papers are invited from intending participants at this time. Submissions are encouraged from the array of disciplines focusing on the region. Fields represented in past conferences include (and are not limited to) anthropology, area studies, business, culture, education, economics, environmental studies, ethnomusicology, geography, governance, health, history, linguistics, philosophy, politics, population, sociology, and urban & regional planning.
For further information, please visit www.eastwestcenter.org/studentconference. Inquiries may be directed to email@example.com.
The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites paper proposals for "Devouring Japan," a 2-day interdisciplinary conference on Japanese food and food cultures, to be held in Austin on February 21-22, 2014. Building on growing academic interest in food studies, the conference seeks to explore five themes that will serve as analytical frameworks for the proceedings: Production, Consumption, Circulation, Representation, and Identity. We seek to include innovative research that explores Japanese foods from a variety of perspectives including: the material culture of cuisine; histories of iconic foods, beverages or key chefs/restaurateurs; ethnographic and ritual practices involving foods; government policy and the regulation of food; representations of food in art, literature and film; globalization and/or transnational hybridization of foods; and how local, regional and national identities are shaped by foods.
The conference will include keynote lectures by Ken Albala (Professor of History, University of the Pacific) and Eric Rath (Professor of History, University of Kansas). It will culminate in a keynote roundtable discussion by Professors Albala and Rath, together with select panelists, to reflect upon the potentials for cross-disciplinary research between Food and Japan Studies.
In addition to presenting original research, invited scholars will be asked to actively participate in panel discussions by acting as respondents and in the culminating roundtable session. Participants will also be asked to submit a draft (12-15 pages) of their papers by January 25, 2014 for distribution to other conference participants. A select number will be invited to revise their papers by August 31, 2014 for publication in an edited volume.
Thanks to the generous support of the Japan Foundation and the Northeast Asia Council of the Association of Asian Studies, UT will cover all ground transportation, meal and hotel expenses in Austin. As befits the themes of the conference, participants will have several opportunities to sample some of Austin's best food offerings. Invited scholars, particularly junior scholars with little access to travel support,will also have an opportunity to apply for additional travel funding in fall 2013.
Interested scholars are asked to submit a short (max. 3 pages) CV and a paper proposal of max. 400 words to Dr. Nancy Stalker, firstname.lastname@example.org, by August 15, 2013.
Anne Rademacher and K. Sivaramakrishnan
We invite paper submissions for a conference to investigate urbanism, nature, and ecological sustainability in Asian cities and towns. We will explore the ways that urban social processes intersect with assessments of urban environmental order and disorder in specific cities by asking, how are relationships between urban environments and urban societies made, and made meaningful? How do biophysical properties, rules, and histories of nature matter in the city? How is the urban environment used to construct social identities and demarcate political spaces?
The papers will engage cases grounded in the cities and towns of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and south China. We seek submissions in the following thematic areas: the political ecology of the city, urban environmentalism, nodes and networks, and the social lives of infrastructure.
Paper proposals, of no more than 300 words (1 double spaced page), and a two-page author's CV showing current institutional affiliation with postal and email addresses, should be sent via email attachment as pdf documents. Applications must be sent in by July 15, 2013, and invitations to participate will be sent by August 15, 2013. Applicants should send their material to Sahana Ghosh (email@example.com).
All selected participants will be provided a round-trip economy airfare to Hong Kong, and up to six nights accommodation, as well as invitations to the conference dinner and associated field trips. Only those able to stay for the whole conference and field trips should apply; this would mean arriving Sunday, June 8, 2014, and staying through Friday, June 13, 2014.
This conference follows Urban Ecologies in Asia, which convened in Hong Kong in 2010 with the support of the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences. A detailed conference description and program from Urban Ecologies in Asia are posted here: http://www.ihss.hku.hk/conference/index.html.
The resulting book may be found at:http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-988-8139-76-7/ecologies-of-urbanism-in-india