Call for Papers: March 17, 2014

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 theme is "Crossroads in Asia," focusing on intersections and interactions relevant to modern Asian society. Submissions are to be between roughly 4000 and 7000 words, and guidelines for submissions can be downloaded at www.asiaquarterly.com. Articles must be submitted by April 28, 2014 in order to be reviewed. Our Winter 2012 issue is accessible at http://www.asiaquarterly.com/#!recent-issues and contains interviews of Prof. Arthur Kleinman and former ASEAN Secretary-General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan. Kindly email questions and submissions to editor@asiaquarterly.com.

The Turbulent Decade: 1960s Art in East Asia
College Art Association, New York City, February 11-14, 2015
Submissions are welcome across disciplines and addressing any region in East Asia for the panel below, which is part of the annual College Art Association conference to be held in New York city, February 11-14, 2015. The Turbulent Decade: 1960s Art in East Asia Thomas F. O'Leary, Saddleback College. Email: toleary@saddleback.edu. The 1960s provide a particularly useful point of departure from which to launch an investigation into East Asian artists' contributions to global radicalism.  Bookended by protests in Japan against the Japan-America Mutual Security Treaty, as well as the April Revolution in South Korea and the nascent stages of China's Cultural Revolution, the 1960s are a constructive framework for a reconsideration of the methodologies of modern East Asian art history.  Papers should address the experimental and revolutionary art practices of artists in East Asia within the context of larger art historical debates and scholarship of the 1960s.  How did the art of the period reflect local dynamics concurrently with international politics?  How did art and visual culture answer both national and global concerns without remaining rooted to nativism?  And are there theoretical and cultural implications of such radical art styles?  Papers examining all forms of interventionist art practices in 1960s East Asia are welcome. The full call for papers can be found on the College Art Association website here: http://www.collegeart.org/proposals/2015callforparticipation. Proposals for papers (please see instructions on the CAA website for what that entails) are due via email to session chairs by May 9, 2014.

Contemporary Asian Craft Worlds
Panel at College Art Association conference, New York City
February 11-14, 2015
We welcome submissions across disciplines and addressing any region in Asia for the panel below, which will be part of the annual College Art Association conference held in New York city, February 11-14, 2015. Contemporary Asian Craft Worlds Rebecca M. Brown, Johns Hopkins University; and Jennifer Way, University of North Texas. Email: rmbrown@jhu.edu and jway@unt.edu. Crafts--aesthetically engaged objects made by hand, often balancing function with attention to sensory qualities--anchored debates over authenticity, national identity, industrialization, neoimperial relations, and globalization during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This session considers how craft has transformed in the face of new economic and political contexts impacting the production and movement of existing and new aesthetic regimes in Asia. What role does craft play in regional Asian cultural capitals, in industries such as fashion and design, or in museums, fairs, and biennials deploying craft in the name of cultural diplomacy and in the context of high art? Contributors might examine the collaborative, appropriative, or exploitative relations with craft in Asia and across the world, unpack factory techniques used to make ?handmade? objects for markets outside of Asia, examine narratives of aid and salvage in migrant communities, or engage with workers' movements. We welcome proposals that address craft, writ large, in any Asian region. The full call for papers can be found on the College Art Association website here: http://www.collegeart.org/proposals/2015callforparticipation. Proposals for papers (see instructions on the CAA website for what that entails) are due via email to session chairs by May 9, 2014.

Education About Asia (EAA) is the peer-reviewed teaching journal of the Association for Asian Studies. Our approximately 1,800 readers include undergraduate instructors as well as high school and middle school teachers. Our articles are intended to provide educators, who are often not specialists, with basic understanding of Asia-related content. Qualified referees evaluate all manuscripts submitted for consideration. Most of our subscribers teach and work in history, the social sciences, or the humanities. We are developing a special section that will be published in winter 2014 entitled "Asia: Biographies and Personal Stories (Part I)." Authors are sought who will develop manuscripts on the contributions of influential Asians who have played significant roles in influencing historical and contemporary events, or, whose manuscripts are vivid and rich accounts of the lives and contributions of so-called "ordinary" people in Asia. Prospective authors should be aware that approximately fifty percent of our readers teach at the undergraduate level and the rest are secondary or middle school teachers. Please consult the EAA guidelines, available on the website under my signature before submitting a manuscript for this special section. Pay particular attention to feature and teaching resources manuscript word-count ranges. Prospective authors are also encouraged to share possible manuscript ideas with me via email. The deadline for initial submission of manuscripts is June 20, 2014. Email: l-ellington@comcast.net. Website http://www.asian-studies.org/EAA/.

The North American Japanese Garden Association seeks Speakers, Workshop Presenters and Panelists for its 2014 Conference, October 16-18, 2014, at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Early Bird registration opens in April. Visit the website for more informaiton and submission details.

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