Call for Papers: January 13, 2014

The Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit is now accepting applications for this year’s Sino-US relations conference. This event brings together top university students from across the U.S. to learn about and discuss issues pertinent to Sino-US relations. This year's theme is "The Chinese Dream: Local Realities and Global Implications", which will take an analytical look at the "Chinese Dream" and the goals of the new leadership of the CCP. The application for this year's conference is now available on and applications are due February 1st.

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) Convention 2014 Panel is now accepting applications pertinent to the theme “FIlmic Adaptation and Japan.” The event will take place OCtober 9-11, 2014 in Boise, Idaho. Expressions such as, "I saw the film but liked the book better" belie the fact that criteria for excellence in each of these distinctive media are markedly different. Papers concerning any aspect of adaptation of Japanese literature into Japanese film, of foreign source texts into Japanese film, of Japanese source texts into foreign film or of cross-cultural (and/or cross-temporal) filmic remakes are welcome.  In the process of adaptation, how and why are changes made to satisfy the criteria of "significant form" in the target medium? How and why are changes made when adapting across cultures or across time?  How do directorial choices illuminate Japan on the screen or signify the "foreign" to Japanese audiences?   What are the aesthetic and ideological significances of such choices? Please submit a proposal of 250 words and a brief bio to Peter Tillack, Montana State University ( by March 1, 2014. In order to present their papers, all panel members must be members of the RMMLA by April 1, 2014. Please see for details.

The Arizona State University Center for Asian Research announces the 2014 WCAAS annual conference to be held in Phoenix Arizona. We invite Asia scholars and advanced graduate students in the Western region to submit proposals for panels and individual papers reflecting current research on South, Southeast, and East Asia. Please check for conference up-dates at We welcome proposals for panels and papers on all aspects of Asia studies and submissions from all disciplines are welcome. A panel proposal should include: (1) a prospectus (200 words max.); and (2) a list of the participants, their affiliations, and their prospective paper titles. A proposal for an individual paper submission should include a prospectus plus the name and affiliationof the proposer. We particularly encourage contributions that explore the impact of digitization and internationalization on the future of Asian Studies. Please contact the Program Chair in advance of the submission deadline if your presentation will address these themes.Please send your proposals by email to attn. WCAAS Conference by March 10, 2014.

The National University of Singapore is now accepting applications for an upcoming Workshop: “Youthful Futures? Aspirations, Education and Employment in Asia.”  This workshop examines the complexities around young people (aged 15-30); their aspirations for education, work and the future; alongside the potential opportunities and challenges they face in realizing those aspirations under conditions of neoliberal development and cultural globalization in Asia's rapidly developing societies. To apply, please send a proposal including a title, an abstract of 350 words maximum (including a note about methodology and main findings) and a brief personal biography of 150 word sfor submission by 21 January 2014. Please send all proposals to Dr Suzanne Naafs at and A/P Tracey Skelton at For a copy of the submission form, please visit the website. Successful applicants will be notified by mid February 2014 and are required to send in a completed draft paper (5,000 - 8,000 words) by 15 April 2014. For more information, please visit:

The International Institute for Asian Studies is now accepting applications for the conference “Activated Borders: Re-openings, Ruptures and Relationships” 4th Conference of the Asian Borderlands Research Network, Hong Kong. All over Asia, international borders condition encounters among diverse ethnic, linguistic, economic, religious, and political groups.Recently, many formerly disregarded borders have been 'activated'.Some have become more permeable for people, goods and ideas. By contrast, elsewhere in Asia borders have actively hardened. Such border dynamics (which have a history of centuries) shape cross-border linkages and are shaped by them. During the 4th Asian Borderlands Research Conference in Hong Kong, we invite submissions that address continuities and transformations along routes and borders in Asia, broadly related to the theme "Re-openings, Ruptures and Relationships". Proposals are due by February 1, 2014. For more information, and for the application, please visit

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) Convention 2014 Panel is now accepting applications pertinent to the theme "Ecology and Landscape in Asian Literature and Film."This panel explores these eco-critical considerations in the context of Asian ecological writings with a special focus on landscape. For instance, fictional and cinematic texts on the catastrophic aftermath of the recent tsunami, earthquake and typhoon in Asia soberly reflect on the shifted and altered interactions between the human and non-human worlds. Please submit a proposal of 250 words and a brief bio to Xinmin Liu ( or Graldine Fiss ( by March 1, 2014. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent out on or before March 31, 2014. For more information, please visit

The International Journal of Korean History cordially invites scholars to submit manuscripts for its August 2014 issue by July 1, 2014. The Journal has been published continuously since its inception in 2000 and has printed articles from well-known scholars in Korea, Japan, the U.S., China, Great Britain and other locales. The Journal is planning a special theme issue examining paddy agriculture and overall economic development in China, Korea, and Japan from the 16th through the 19th centuries with particular focus on such issues as trends in the development of wet field agriculture, aspects of regional/local development, and elite orientations. Article manuscripts, including endnotes, the abstract, and keywords, should not exceed 8,000 words. Please include a 150 word abstract at the beginning of the document. The text and footnotes of manuscripts must be double-spaced and use the Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition). Please use the McCune-Reischauer system as the primary system to Romanize Korean-language names and terms.Submissions may be sent to Please contact us with any questions at or 82-2-3290-1665.

Sheffield Hallam University is now accepting papers for The Korean Screen Culture conference, June 13-14, 2014. For the 2014 event, we are particularly interested in proposals that reflect and explore the transnational and transmedia aspects in Korean screen culture such as the impacts of the Korean Wave (Hallyu), transnational adaptations, co-productions, collaborations, and various transmedia practices. Please submit abstracts of about 200 words, along with a short bio, to Dr Chi-Yun Shin ( by 28 February 2014. Please note that all received submissions will be acknowledged via return e-mail.

Hong Kong University is now accepting papers for their upcoming Chinese Film Festival Studies Conference.The Chinese Film Festival Studies Research Network (sponsored by the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council) brings together scholars in the UK, China, other parts of Asia, Europe and the USA who are working on film festivals in Chinese-language territories and cultures (including the People's Republic, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and elsewhere). The Chinese Film Festival Studies Research Network will hold a workshop on March 31, 2014, for its core members.  Following that, the University of Hong Kong will host a one-day conference on April 1, 2014. Please send proposals of 200-300 words as PDF or WORD attachments to Ms.Kasey(Man Man) Wong at .