Call For Papers: Jan. 22 2014

Call for Papers: Jan. 22, 2014

Holmes Welch and the Study of Buddhism in Twentieth-Century China Seminar Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Diego, November 22-25, 2014

This seminar will celebrate the significant scholarly contributions made by Holmes Welch (1924-1981) to the study of twentieth-century Chinese Buddhism, and also explore how we might advance the field beyond the boundaries and scope of his original ideas through the use of new sources and methodologies.

For this, the first year of a five-year seminar series, we are seeking proposals for full research papers that directly address any aspect of Welch’s scholarship, and which use original work to critique it, bring it up to date, and to suggest new avenues of research within the field. We welcome submissions from all scholars, but scheduling priority will be given to previously confirmed participants. In order to facilitate substantive conversation during the panel, this seminar will participate in the AAR Full Paper Submission system. Full drafts of all accepted papers must be posted online several weeks prior to the Annual Meeting, and will be accessible to AAR members only. Participants will read all papers in advance, and the meeting time will be devoted to comments and suggestions on those papers. At the conclusion of this five-year seminar, the best papers in the seminar series will be collected into an edited volume on Welch’s life and work.

Please submit papers through the AAR's PAPERS system, online at

For additional information, please contact the seminar chairs: Erik Hammerstrom, Pacific Lutheran University <> and Gregory Adam Scott, University of Edinburgh <>.

China Hands Journal

China Hands Journal aims to advance the study of issues ranging from China's international relations to the country's economy and domestic policy. The journal mainly publishes long-form essays that explore an issue in depth. We are looking for original pieces that run no more than 4,000 words in length, on any topic. A sample of the work we publish can be found at:

The Harvard Asia Quarterly

The Harvard Asia Quarterly (HAQ) is a professional academic journal of Asian studies affiliated with the Harvard University Asia Center. We publish four times per annum on multidisciplinary topics related to issues in East, South, Central, and Southeast Asia. *HAQ* is indexed by EBSCO Publishing and the Bibliography of Asian Studies.

We are currently seeking submissions for our upcoming issue. The issue will not be themed -- rather, we hope to engage with the breadth and diversity of content that speaks to Asia today. All papers related to modern Asia will be considered. Submissions are to be between roughly 5000 and 8000 words, and guidelines for submissions can be downloaded at Articles must be submitted by February 14, 2014 in order to be reviewed. Kindly email questions and submissions to

8th China Goes Global Conference August 19-21, 2014. Shanghai Jiaotong University & KEDGE Business School, Shanghai, P. R.

The Conference's Topic China has become a powerful political and economical actor on the world stage. In parallel with the global workshop and the impact of the made in China, the internationalization of Chinese companies has become another engine of economic growth. The globalization of Chinese MNCs, in the long run, will partially change the landscape of global business competition. In 2012, China has become 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. As of the end d of 2012, 16,000 Chinese investors had set up nearly 22,000 overseas enterprises in 179 countries and regions. In this context, we announce the eighth international conference examining Chinas globalization. We seek multi-disciplinary approaches, which can include analyses of Chinas businesses, economic, social, legal environment, political systems, and ethical and social structures. Submission from other field from humanities (e.g. history) and social sciences (e.g. psychology) are welcome. It is worth to highlight two distinguished features on the forthcoming conference. Firstly, it will be the first time that this conference to be organized in China! We strongly believe the forthcoming conference will be the great opportunity for you to have a deeper understanding on institutional, social and cultural aspects of Chinese economy. Secondly, thanks to the partnership with Shanghai Jiaotong University (China), and Kedge Business School (France), this conference will provide unique opportunity of dialogue between scholars, consultants and Chinese business leaders. In addition, company visit can be organized, according to the feedback of participants.

We encourage completed papers but also accept works-in-progress papers and roundtable discussion proposals reflecting a range of theoretical and practical perspectives on the globalization of China and Chinese institutions, firms and people. Submitted papers will be double-blind reviewed for consideration in the conference. Please submit your paper through our online submission system no later than March 25, 2014. 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.

For more information, visit:

Call for Papers/Panels: Cultural Typhoon 2014 at ICU in Tokyo (28-29 June 2014)

We are happy to announce that the organizing committee of the Cultural Typhoon 2014 is now inviting proposals for panels, either as an individual presentation or panel (group) presentation. For either presentation, we will accept panels addressing the specific theme (see below) or a topic of your choice: for the second category, anything goes as long as it is related to Cultural Studies. We welcome not only academic presentations but reports and discussions from engaged activists. Successful individual applicants will be organized by the committee into a panel of 2 to 3 speakers. As has been the case, the number of non-specific panels will be significantly smaller than the specific panels.

Submission of proposal: Please download the form from the Cultural Typhoon website ( and email it as an attachment to: Please note that the deadline for submission is February 28, 2014.

The Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit is now accepting applications!

The Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit is the south=B9s preeminent student conference on US-China relations. Each year, we welcome distinguished speakers from academia, business, and politics, as well as more than 100 delegates from around the world. Our 2014  theme is “The Chinese Dream: Local Realities and Global Implications.” This year’s conference will be held March 28-30, 2014 at Duke’s CIEMAS building and the FedEx Center at UNC Chapel Hill. Transportation is provided.

To apply, and for more information, visit our website <> <> . Applications are due February 1, 2014  at 11:59 PM. All applicants will be notified of whether they have advanced to the second round by February 7.

The Northeast Asian History Foundation

The Foundation publishes The Journal of Northeast Asian History, a peer-reviewed semiannual English-language journal that focuses on interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to such issues as (cultural, geopolitical, or social) borders, identity, historical maps, history education, international relations, and other relevant topics. In addition to this thematic diversity, the Journal's geographical scope extends to other parts of Asia and beyond, thus charting globalism and localism from a new perspective. For more information about the journal, please visit the Foundation's website at and navigate to the 'Publication' section in the 'Resources' category.

The Journal of Northeast Asian History calls for the submission of outstanding and unpublished papers for review and possible publication in 2014. We invite colleagues and advanced (ABD) graduate students to consider the Journal when seeking to publish ongoing research since we believe this can be an impetus for further scholarly collaboration in the future. For full consideration, please submit manuscripts by March 31, 2014 for issue no. 1 and by September 30, 2014 for issue no. 2. Please contact us at or should you have any questions regarding the journal, its submission process or subscription to it.

British Association for Japanese Studies Advanced Postgraduate Conference

Application Deadline: 30 January 2014

Event Date: 25 April 2014

The British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS) and the Japan Research Centre (JRC) at SOAS announce a Call for Papers for an Advanced Postgraduate Conference to be held at SOAS, London on Friday 25 April 2014.

This conference provides the opportunity for PhD students in any field of Japanese studies working within any academic institution internationally to present an academic conference paper, engage with other postgraduate students as well as established academics in the field, and meet key academic publishers.

Submissions are welcome as individual papers or panels. Individual papers will be grouped into thematic panels and assigned an established UK academic as Chair and Discussant. Panel submissions should organise around a key theme or field of Japanese studies and if possible indicate a Chair/Discussant.

Abstract submissions (including full contact details and name of PhD supervisor and university institution) should be sent by 30  January 2014 to Dr Christopher Gerteis at SOAS:

The Comparative Education Society of Asia 9th Biennial Conference: Hangzhou, China, May 16-18, 2014, Education, Equality and Social Harmony: Asian Experiences in Comparative Perspective

The relationship between education and social inequality has aroused increasingly acute concern in many Asian societies over recent years. This conference will invite participants to consider what we can learn from the experiences of developed and developing societies, within Asia and beyond, regarding the relationship between education, equality and stability or "harmony"- both within particular societies, and in their relations with each other. This theme is intended to stimulate debate over what different societies can teach us regarding the balance to be struck between education's role in promoting economically-relevant "skills", and the other vital roles that it performs - in terms of political socialization, the distribution of opportunity, and the fostering of those capabilities necessary to the pursuit of a fulfilling life.

When preparing an abstract, please consult the full Call for Papers, available on the conference website: For further information on the conference, please consult the website, or write to:*

We would like to announce that the Call for applications for the 10th EAJS (European Association for Japanese Studies) PhD Workshop is online.

The next EAJS PhD Workshop will be held near Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 23-26, 2014. Please find all information in the full text of the Call online. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the EAJS Office.