Calls for Papers: August 4, 2014

The Review of Korean Studies (RKS) is currently soliciting articles from potential authors in any field of Korean Studies for publication in the journal for December 2014 as well as future issues. RKS strives to stimulate dialogue and promote the exchange of ideas, theories, and perspectives among Koreanists in both Asia and the West. All manuscripts should be submitted by email to as a MS word document. Papers must be unpublished original work and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Citations should follow The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition. For Romanization of Korean, follow the Revised Romanization System, set by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Further instructions can be obtained via: Submissions for the December 2014 issue are due by August 31, 2014. Submissions for the June 2015 issue are due by February 28, 2015.

The 12th Asia Pacific Conference (AY2014) is issuing a call for presentations from various fields of study around the theme, “Ethics, Human Security and Sustainability: Knowledge and Practices in Asia Pacific.” The conference will be held at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University on November 1-3, 2014. For more information, visit: Please send your abstracts to Abstracts should be between 200-300 words. Following the acceptance of abstracts, a summary paper will be required for inclusion at the Proceedings of the Conference, which will be available in printed form at the time of registration. The summary paper needs to be between 1000-3000 words and include the abstract, plus sections titled as: Introduction, Methodology, Discussion, and References. Applications are due by August 15, 2014.

Studia Orientalia Monographica invites conceptual and empirical research papers from the field of oriental studies for publishing in the 2015 edition. Studia Orientalia Monographica is a monographic edition issued by the Institute of Oriental Studies in Slovakia. The edition is published annually in English. The journal publishes peer-reviewed research manuscripts from all fields of oriental studies, such as history, linguistics, archaeology, literature, philosophy, religious studies, ethnology or arts. The scope is international. For more information, visit:

452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature invites papers for the monograph section of its #13 issue, around the theme of the “Chinese Imaginary in Other Literatures: Inspiration, Appropriation and Interextuality.” This monograph proposes to explore the encounters and interpretations of the Chinese imaginary from the perspective of Western comparative literature, and in a broader sense, to engage in a theoretical reflection on texts as sites of encounter, appropriation and cultural negotiation. Articles that diverge from the main theme will constitute the miscellaneous section, as long as they stay within the boundaries of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature. Articles for publication should be sent to The subject line should include the section for which the article is intended (“monographic” or “miscellaneous”), the name of the author and the title of the article. For more information, visit: Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2015.

The University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies is pleased to announce the call for papers for “Advertising and Marketing in China:  Chinese-Western Cultural Encounters (19th c. - Present)” – a symposium to be held at the University of San Francisco on November 13-14, 2014. Presenters are encouraged to examine advertising and marketing in China during this period as a lens for understanding cultural encounters between China and the West.  Scholars as well as advertising and marketing professionals are invited to share their insight on how culture has influenced the advertising and marketing of Western products in China and Chinese products in the West.  Proposed themes include but are not limited to:  issues of modernity, visual culture, medical exchange, relations of power, issues of gender, cultural identity, e-business and the influence of smartphones and the internet, etc. Please email your 250 word abstract and CV to with the subject line “Advertising & Marketing in China.” The deadline for proposals is August 25, 2014.

The 2nd CHAM International Conference invites proposals for panels around the theme, “Knowledge Transfer and Cultural Exchanges” for their conference at FCSH/NOVA at Lisbon, Portugal on July 15-18, 2015. The conference will discuss "Knowledge transfer and cultural exchanges" from two perspectives, although not necessarily put apart. A methodological and conceptual perspective aims at questioning practices and concepts associated to knowledge transfer: the concept of generation, the concept of network, the concept of learning, the concepts of reception and appropriation, the concepts of "alterity" and cultural areas (hence, cultural frontiers) among others. 

A historical perspective aims at identifying and discussing specific situations of knowledge transfer, comprehending values, customs, narratives, or scientific knowledge, and taking place in specific institutional, social and cultural realities, including family, school, or whatever exchange space is concerned. To propose a panel, visit: The call for panels closes on October 18, 2014.

Arthur Oaden is seeking proposals for his Panel Proposal for the Border Crossings category at the AAS Chicago 2015 Conference. The panel aims to examine the place of academic social science in society and their relationship to the study of history and culture. He invites proposals from a wide variety of fields for this conference submission. He will be presenting a paper on John Embree, an anthropologist who conducted research on both Japan and Japanese Americans in the United States in the 1930s and 1940s. He is interested in including papers of any kind that examine the work of social scientists in Asia today or in the past, cultural attitudes towards social science in Asia, or research that uses social science methods to analyze the past or the present. If you want to participate, please email and feel free to send an abstract.