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ASPAC CONFERENCE

The 2014 ASPAC conference was held June 20–22, 2014
at Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA


ASIAN STUDIES CONFERENCE JAPAN (ASCJ)

The 2014 Asian Studies Conference Japan was held
June 21–22, 2014 at Sophia University, Tokyo


WESTERN CONFERENCE (WCAAS)

October 3–4, 2014, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ


NEW YORK CONFERENCE (NYCAS)

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MID-ATLANTIC REGION (MAR/AAS)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 18

Joint Conference: Hofstra University, September 18–20, 2014

Theme: "Asian Transforming: Old Values and New Presences"

The 2014 NYCAS-MAS/AAS joint conference will feature over 180 scholars from around the world presenting papers and three keynote speakers, including Mrinalini Sinha, the Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of History at the University of Michigan, and current president of the Association of Asian Studies, Bridget Welsh, senior research fellow at National Taiwan University, and Marlene Mayo, Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland, and recipient of the MAR/AAS Distinguished Asianist Award. The conference also features a series of events concerning the history and legacy of the practice of systematized military sexual slavery by the Japanese in the Asia-Pacific War. These events include a large scale poster exhibit (which will be located in the library during the semester and in the MPR during the conference itself), a symposium featuring Pyong Gap Min, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Queens College, and Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Conference Scholar and Shu-Hua Kang, activist and social worker, and executive director of the Taipei Women's Rescue Foundation, and an academic panel that also focuses on issues related to the topic of Sexual Slavery and Sex Trafficking, and a screening of the film "Song of the Reed," which tells the stories of five Taiwanese survivors. These events are public outreach, and will be free and open to the public.

In addition, the Hofstra University Museum will have two related exhibits, including "Past Traditions/New Voices in Asian Art," (highlighting innovative works by contemporary artists from Asia), and "Exploring the Centuries: 3rd-20th Century Asian Art," featuring works from the Hofstra University permanent collection. Later this fall, the museum will host an outreach event for teachers. Finally, the conference will include a performance and workshop by the Taiko Masala Drum Ensemble.

For more information, or to register for the conference, please see: http://www.hofstra.edu/Community/culctr/culctr_events_Association-Asian-Studies.html.


SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE (SWCAS)

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MIDWEST CONFERENCE ON ASIAN AFFAIRS (MCAA)

Joint Conference: October 3–5, 2014, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Call for Papers Deadline: June 15, 2014


NEW ENGLAND CONFERENCE (NEAAS)

October 3–4, 2014
University of Connecticut

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The NEAAS Program Committee welcomes proposals for panels, roundtables, or individual presentations that address the history, societies, diasporas, political and economic systems, languages and literary/visual cultures of Asia. Panels and roundtables that take an innovative approach to format (interdisciplinary, creative, mixed media) and an interdisciplinary methodology (with regard to field) are welcome, as are traditionally organized academic panels. The coordinators also welcome comparative approaches. Last, but certainly not least, the organizers also encourage roundtables that address the state of the field. All proposals are due AUGUST 1, 2014.

Inquiries about the conference can be addressed to either of the co-chairs of the Program Committee:

Cathy Schlund-Vials (cathy.schlund-vials@uconn.edu) and Alexis Dudden (alexis.dudden@uconn.edu)


SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE (SEC/AAS)

January 16-18, 2015
University of Virginia