Call for Papers: March 3, 2014

Princeton University: Eastcon

Princeton University's second annual East Asian Popular Culture conference (April 25-26, 2014) is currently accepting undergraduate and graduate papers for academic presentations. The conference’s theme will be focused on the East Asian film industry, and explore the emotional responses, business practices, and critical assessments of East Asian cinema.The deadline for the one-page abstract for the fifteen-minute presentation is due March 7, 2014. Please see the attached document for details or check our website: http://eastcon.princeton.edu/call-for-papers/

Japan Studies Review

The Japan Studies Review is now accepting submissions for forthcoming issues.  The JSR is a refereed journal published annually by the Southern Japan Seminar and Asian Studies at Florida International University.  As a publication which addresses a variety of cross-disciplinary issues in Japanese studies, Japan Studies Review includes contributions dealing with practical and theoretical topics in the areas of business and economic issues, politics, education and curriculum development, philosophy and aesthetics, gender issues, popular culture, and immigration issues. Submission types include: articles: 20-30 manuscript pages, essays: 10-15 manuscript pages, and book reviews: Books may be provided upon request Submissions may be made via email attachment to asian@fiu.edu. Please refer to previous JSR issues for reference in terms of style.

National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore is now accepting papers for their conference, “Growing Up in One-Parent Family in Asia.” This conference aims to bring together scholars, practitioners, and policy makers to examine the trend and prevalence of one-parent family in Asia as well as consequences of such family structure for the well-being of children. For more information please visit, http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/calendarofevent.asp?categoryid=6

The English Language and Literature Association of Korea

The English Language and Literature Association of Korea invites proposals for an international conference called "Traveling Con/texts: Cosmopolitanisms Old& new, East & West", November 20-22, 2014, in Seoul, Korea.  By opening up the discussion of cosmopolitanism, they seek to re-imagine what it might mean to be more worldly citizens of the cosmos. Embracing the enlightenment ideals of universal equality and justice, but also carefully expanding that promise through negation and re-vision, the conference aims to provide an open forum for scholars from all over the world. Proposals are invited for contributions that deal with any aspect of the topic of cosmopolitanism, including but not limited to the following: Circulation networks; citizenship; cohabitation; colonization; contact zones; communion; contamination; cultural mobility; cross-cultural exchange; diaspora; diffusion; diplomacy; displacement; East and West/North and South; emigration; exile; gift-exchange; hybridization; integral spirituality; local/universal; metissage; piracy; obligation; Old World(s)/New World(s); refugee; religion and conversion; self-preservation/self-transcendence; strangers; statelessness; trade; transculturation; translation; transnationalism. To apply, please submit an abbreviated CV and 300-word proposal for a 20-minute paper by May 31, 2014 to: 2014ellakconference@gmail.com.

International Summer Academy for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Research

As a member-institute of the Max Weber Foundation - German Humanities Institutes Abroad, the Orient-Institut Beirut along with the Forum Transregionale Studien would like to invite scholars from the fields of Literature, Philology, History, Art History, Cultural Anthropology, History of Science and Musicology to apply for an international Summer Academy that will convene from 11 to 19 September 2014 in Beirut on the topic: Language, Science and Aesthetics - Articulations of Subjectivity and Objectivity in the Modern Middle East, North Africa, South and Southeast Asia. For more information, please visit www.forum-transregionale-studien.de