Calls for Papers: December 2, 2013

"International Conference on "Modern China in Global Contexts, 1600-Present" 
Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taipei
11-13 August 2014
The Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, together with the Historical Society for Twentieth Century China, invite panel proposals and individual paper proposals for a conference to be held 11-13 August 2014 in Taipei. We invite presentations of new scholarship on all aspects of modern Chinese history, broadly defined. Preference will be given to papers presenting innovative findings or methodologies, including research in the fields of political, economic, social, religious, urban, diplomatic, intellectual, and cultural history. Participants will travel to Taipei at their own expense, while accommodation will be provided by the Conference (four nights starting 10 August). Participants should plan to arrive on 10 August and to leave on 14 August. The Conference can help find housing for participants who wish to stay in Taipei longer at their own expense. Panel proposals and individual paper proposals must be received between 1 December 2013 and 31 January 2014. Panels will consist of 3-5 presenters (including chairs and discussants, who may also be paper-givers). Proposals should include the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and institutional affiliation of the participant(s). Panel abstracts should be no more than 500 words, and paper abstracts no more than 250 words. The Conference will make the final determination of the make-up of all panels. Notification will be made by the end of February 2014. Accepted papers must be submitted by 10 July 2014. Accepted papers will be posted to a password-protected website, and made available to participants through the website. Proposal Submission: 
1. Application form: panel proposal (http://www.mh.sinica.edu.tw/MHAdminWeb/SysModule/Admin/PGFileManager_download.ashx?filePath=D3A%5CNew_Web%5CMHUserFile%5CStudyGroupFileManager%5C15%5CApplication%20form%5Cpanel20proposals.doc) , individual paper (http://www.mh.sinica.edu.tw/MHAdminWeb/SysModule/Admin/PGFileManager_download.ashx?filePath=D%3A%5CNew_Web%5CMHUserFile%5CStudyGroupFileManager%5C15%5CApplication%20form%5Cindividual%20papers.doc.
2. Application from (PDF) submission: Proposal Submission (http://www.mh.sinica.edu.tw/PGStudyGroup_Page.aspx?studyGroupID=15). If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Lin Hsiu-chuan: schuan@gate.sinica.edu.tw. Forms may also be downloaded from the website of the Institute of Modern History: http://www.mh.sinica.edu.tw.

International Journal Advances in Social Science and Humanities (IJASSH)
Call for Paper (Vol.1 and Issue 2: 2013)
Authors are invited to submit theoretical and empirical papers in all categories of Social Science such as Anthropology, Sociology, Politics, culture, History, philosophy, Economics, Education, Management, Arts, Laws, Linguistics and Psychology. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but rather an indication of the areas of concern of the journal. We welcome paper submissions on the basis that the material has not been published elsewhere. We endeavour to provide rapid and informative feedback to authors. Our objective is to obtain reviews from referees within 01 weeks of the initial paper submission. We assure you of international quality and standards of articles, published in our journals, using state-of-the-art prominent reviewers and editorial board. Authors are requested to submit the full-length manuscript electronically through online submission form or through email: submissionijassh@gmail.com. Right now, Next issue scheduled to publish in 15 December 2013. It is a great pleasure to invite you to contribute your best knowledge and research. Your contribution will help us to establish a high standard. Deadline for submission of Article: 10 December 2013 For registration, online submission and other details: Please visit our website: www.ijassh.com. Also send your Article to: submissionijassh@gmail.comsubmission@ijassh.com. For related enquiries, mail us at:  editorijassh@gmail.comcontact@ijassh.com. We also invite individuals with potential from Social Sciences and related fields to join us as a member of our editorial team. Send your CV at contact@ijassh.com

"Ecology and Landscape in Asian Literature and Film"
RMMLA 2014 Panel
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention, Boise, Idaho
October 9-11, 2014
Faced with ecological change and disasters of an unprecedented scale, critical thinkers around the world are re-evaluating the relationship between Mother Nature and human beings. How are our views of nature, and the symbiosis between human beings and the natural world, changing and evolving? Should we regard non-human nature as passive material objects or as agential beings with which we share an equal partnership? If we do share agency with the non-human world, how do we reconfigure our role in it? 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. Other authors and film-makers engage time-honored Asian cosmologies, philosophies and ethics to propose alternative possibilities of ecological well-being and land-human relationships. We welcome original papers that examine any aspect of the broad topic of ecology and human/natural landscape in the Asian context in any period of the early modern, modern or contemporary era. We also welcome cross-cultural and non-Asian critical perspectives in a comparative context. Please submit a proposal of 250 words and a brief bio to Xinmin Liu (xinmin.liu@wsu.edu) or Graldine Fiss (gfiss@usc.edu) by March 1, 2014. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent out on or before March 31, 2014. http://rmmla.wsu.edu/conferences

The International Journal of Korean History is an international scholarly journal, launched with the support of the “Brain Korea 21 Education and Research Group for Korean History” at Korea University, and published by the Center for Korean History. The Journal promotes original research and new analyses and interpretations through articles, book reviews, and translated scholarly works related to Korean history. The IJKH editors and editorial board are committed to serving its international authors and readers, and to the development of Korean studies both in and outside of Korea. The Journal is published biannually (on February 27th and August 30th of each year) and accepts paper submissions throughout the year. 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 ijkhinfo@gmail.com. Please contact us with any questions at ijkhinfo@gmail.com or 82-2-3290-1665.

New European Research on Contemporary China Conference
July 2-4, 2014, Beijing
This conference aims to bring together doctoral candidates, post-doctoral researchers and recent PhDs based in China, either European nationals or affiliated with European research institutions, in order to produce an overview of the emerging problematics in Chinese studies. The focus of the conference is on contemporary China, in a multi-disciplinary social science perspective. Along with the growing exchanges between China and Europe, the number of European doctoral candidates and recent PhDs in humanities and social sciences doing research in and studying China has increased; many young Chinese scholars also choose to bring their expertise on contemporary China to European academic institutions. They all represent the future of European research on contemporary China. The main purpose of this Conference held for the second time in Beijing is to provide a forum for these young researchers at the European level and in China. The success of the first edition held in 2012 which gathered 50 young researchers from 15 countries (selected among 130 applicants) confirmed the necessity to provide such a forum for reflection and discussion. The Conference will be an occasion to facilitate exchanges on common research subjects, compare perspectives and methodologies, and promote interdisciplinary dialogue. By providing a space for debate and reflection, the Conference intends to contribute to the emergence of more diverse theoretical approaches on the subject. It will enable the participants not only to expand their network and broaden their horizon, but also to take part in the construction of European research networks and promote China-Europe dialogue. The Conference is designed for doctoral candidates and recent PhDs in humanities and social sciences currently in China or planning to be in China in the summer of 2014, either European nationals or affiliated with a European university or research institute, regardless of nationality. Among the different disciplines that will be considered: anthropology, law, economics, geography, history, literature, international relations, political sciences and sociology. Practical arrangements: The conference will sponsor domestic travel within China and accommodation in Beijing for selected participants; however, no funding is available for international travel. Registration details and schedule: A paper title and abstract (up to 20 lines) in English is to be sent; by 15 February 2014 to Ms. Miriam Yang: cefc@cefc.com.hk; The selected participants will be notified by 15 April 2014; The final papers (up to 8000 words) should be sent by 31 May 2014; Selected papers may be published in the journal China Perspectives/Perspectives chinoises.

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