Call for Papers: March 10th, 2014

Globalization and Health: East and West

During the week of June 23-26, the University of Pittsburgh will host the 2014 FUTH meeting, on "Globalization & Health: East and West." The summer school will address globalization in its socio-cultural and health dimensions. It centers on "the East" - the various regions of Asia - in two ways. First, it focuses on the nature and impact of globalization and health in the East, present and past, tracing the nature of globalization in the region of densest population. Second, it focuses on the impact of Eastern processes of globalization and health on other regions in the world, notably Europe, the Americas, and Africa.

We invite applications from graduate students and junior scholars in all disciplines. Prospective participants should send proposals that include a title, a 500-word abstract, a short (2-page) CV, and names of two referees to by March 31, 2014.

The Asian and Asian American Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut

The Asian and Asian American Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut is pleased to co-host the annual meeting of the New England Association for Asian Studies on October 3-4, 2014. 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 ( and Alexis Dudden (

Young People’s Migration Within and Throughout Asia: Managing Emotions, Identities and Relationships

Workshop 2 calls for empirical research papers --historical and contemporary -- on children and young people's emotional experiences of migration within and throughout Asia. Papers should focus on mixed feelings of (but not limited to) elation, loneliness, hope, frustration, confusion, relief, fear, freedom and disappointment in the migration process. There is a preference for participant-centred research in South and Southeast Asia prioritizing the following themes: 1. Migration for work and marriage in a historical context (especially in plantations and estates),  2. Contemporary experiences of moving for work, marriage and school --  managing mixed feelings, and 3. Left Behind -- adjusting to absence and creating and maintaining relationships.

Successful applicants will be notified by late-April and are required to send in a complete draft paper (6000 - 8000 words) by July 8, 2014. Partial or full funding will be granted to successful applicants. Participants are encouraged to seek alternate funds for travel from their home institutions. For more information, please go to

Transnational Japan as History: Empire, Migration and Grass-Roots Movements

This volume will combine papers from three different areas of transnational history: empire, migration and grass-roots movements. Firstly, empires are axiomatically transnational polities. A transnational perspective on the Japanese Empire, thus, adds to our understanding of both intra-imperial relations and the place of the Empire within the wider international order. The international migrant is the clearest embodiment of the transnational experience and the study of the movement of people across borders is one of the most representative subjects of the transnational history approach. In particular, this volume will focus on the trajectories of migrants, with an understanding of the historical processes in the sending nations as well as in the receiving societies. Finally, this volume will explore recent cases of grass-roots movements. This type of social movement is characterised not only as a reactive marginal force against the centre of statehood but also as a kind of social activism that is practiced to create connectivity between different socio-cultural contexts. This volume will look at the trajectories of Japanese grass-roots movements in their connection with transnational spaces in their formation and development.

We are calling for contributions for an edited volume focusing on one or more of these themes that also take an explicitly transnational history perspective. We envision this volume will include approximately 12 chapters. We are in discussion with ANU Press for the publishing rights to this volume. If you are interested in contributing to this project, please send us an abstract of between 500-1000 words, and a brief bio or C.V. to<> by 20 March, 2014. Selected contributors will be informed by 25 March, 2014 and will have 5 months to produce a draft paper which will go through a peer review process.

The new “Walailak Journal of Asian Studies” invites English-language submissions in any aspect of Asian studies, extending from theMiddle East to East Asia

Articles should ideally be 5,000-8,000 words, and they should be translated or edited by a native speaker prior to submission. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word, and may be sent directly to the editor, EdwinZehner, at

6th Annual ADI Conference "Intra-Asian Connections: Interactions, flows, landscapes"

We invite abstracts that reflect the conference theme, but especially welcome perspectives relating to one of the following panels envisaged for the conference: Travel along the Silk Roads, Maritime Territorial Disputes: China and its Neighbours, Governing Landscapes across Asia, Entering Southeast Asia from the outside in, Popular Cultures in and of and out of Asia, Intra-Asia connection in a Changing Arctic, Asian Concepts of Development, Civil Society in Asia reconsidered: Rights, Governmentality and Inclusion of the Disadvantaged, States of Lack and Dynamics of Emptiness and Fullness in China and Asia Economic Integration in Asia.

Abstracts (no more than 250 words), title, name, affiliation and intended panel (if applicable) should be submitted to the organizing committee via Marie Yoshida More information can be found on the conference website:

"Korean Studies, a New Perspective toward Global Humanities", 7th World Congress of Korean Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, November 5-7, 2014

The conference theme, "Korean Studies, a New Perspective toward Global Humanities" is designed to invite scholars and experts presenting recent researches and exchanging academic information as well as building friendships among Koreanists. Those who wish to participate are most welcome to submit abstracts on the widest variety of topics that correspond to areas of interest. For further information, please visit website:

Un-thinking Asian Migrations: Spaces of flows and intersections 25-26 August 2014, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

This symposium sets out to question and challenge current Asian migration studies. It aims to build upon the interdisciplinary foundations inherent in the field and, as the area begins to reach maturity, suggests that there is now a need to broaden, re-think and more importantly, un-think how Asian migration studies are currently conceived. The conference proposes that a broadening of the concept of migration should encompass the movement of ideas, cultures, and objects (as well as people) to offer new, different and fruitful avenues of research that embrace the diversity of scholarship in this field.

The Asian Migrations Research Theme at the University of Otago invites abstracts for individual papers and panels for this symposium. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words; abstracts for panels should provide the title of the panel, detail the scope of the panel, and identify the convener. Abstracts should be submitted to<>, by 30 April 2014.