Calls for Papers: January 27, 2014

Workshop on New Horizons in the History of Modern East Asian Science and Technology
As a preparatory first step toward a tenure-track faculty search in the history of modern East Asian Science and Technology to be launched in the fall of 2015, the Department of the History of Science of Harvard University is pleased to invite applications for a workshop to be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 3-5, 2014. The aim of the workshop is to bring together a small number of junior scholars (untenured faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students within a year of completing their dissertations) from around the world to share and discuss the most exciting recent research in the history of modern East Asian science and technology. The Department of the History of Science will cover the airfare of participants, and arrange as well for their lodgings and meals during the workshop. Interested applicants are asked to submit the following three items: 1) an abstract (maximum 750 words) that describes not only the content of the applicants research, but also its historiographic significance; that is, the abstract should explain the specific ways in which the research opens new horizons in the historical study of modern East Asian science and technology; 2) a video of the applicant speaking (maximum three-minutes) about the nature and import of his or her research; this may be as simple as a self-recorded video captured with a computer webcam (please use avi, mp4, or wmv format exported and compressed to a maximum of 60 MB); 3) a one page CV, with basic information about education, employment (if any), and main publications. Applications should be submitted online at  by February 21, 2014. Applicants will be notified of the results of the application review by the end of March, 2014.

The ASU Center for Asian Research announces the 2014 WCAAS annual conference to be held in Phoenix, Arizona. We invite Asia scholars and advanced graduate students in the Western region to submit proposals for panels and individual papers reflecting current research on South, Southeast, and East Asia. Please check for conference up-dates at We welcome proposals for panels and papers on all aspects of Asia studies and submissions from all disciplines are welcome. A panel proposal should include: (1) a prospectus (200 words max.); and (2) a list of the participants, their affiliations, and their prospective paper titles. A proposal for an individual paper submission should include a prospectus plus the name and affiliation of the proposer. We particularly encourage contributions that explore the impact of digitization and internationalization on the future of Asian Studies. Please contact the Program Chair in advance of the submission deadline if your presentation will address these themes. Please send your proposals by email to, attn. WCAAS Conference. Deadline: March 10, 2014.

The Korean Screen Culture Conference 2014 will be hosted by Stage and Screen Studies, Department of Humanities at Sheffield Hallam University. This will be the third annual conference, and we welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of South Korean screen culture (production, distribution & reception of film, television, music video, games, etc.). For the 2014 event, we are particularly interested in proposals that reflect and explore the transnational and transmedia aspects in Korean screen culture such as the impacts of the Korean Wave (Hallyu), transnational adaptations, co-productions, collaborations, and various transmedia practices. Contact: Chi-Yun Shin, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom, Email: Visit the website at

The Review of Korean Studies (RKS) is an academic journal published biannually in English by The Academy of Korean Studies. Since its first publication in 1998, the RKS has strived to stimulate dialogue and promote the exchange of ideas, theories, and perspectives among Koreanists in both Asia and the West. We are currently soliciting articles, proposals for thematic issues, or introduction/translation of primary sources from potential authors in any field of Korean Studies for publication in the journal for June 2014 as well as future issues. Submission Deadline:  I. Research articles, primary sources on Korean Studies (4-6 months before publishing date) - June, 2014 issue (Vol. 17-1): by Feb. 5, 2014 - Dec., 2014 issue (Vol. 17-2): by Aug. 5, 2014; II. Thematic issue proposal (1-1.5 years before publishing date) - Dec., 2014 issue (Vol. 17-2): by Oct. 31, 2013 - June, 2015 issue (Vol. 18-1): by Apr. 1, 2014. Contact: Ji-Hyun Lee, Managing Editor, 323 Haogae-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, 463-791, Republic of Korea, Tel. +82-31-709-8111 (#324), Fax. +82-31-709-4168, Email: Visit the website at

Mobilities and Exceptional Spaces in Asia
Date : 8 - 9 July 2014
Venue: Asia Research Institute (ARI), Seminar Room, Tower Block Level 10 469A Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259770, NUS Bukit Timah Campus
To view the full call for proposals, please visit:  This workshop calls for fresh empirical research on a variety of spaces of exception in Asia to shed light on new ways capitalism works socially and culturally under contemporary globalization. Paper proposals should include a title, an abstract of 350 words maximum and a brief personal biography of 150 words for submission by 13 February 2014. The submission form can be downloaded from the following website: Please send all proposals to Dr Kumiko Kawashima at  Successful applicants will be notified by mid March and are required to send in a completed draft paper (5,000 - 8,000 words) by 8 June 2014. Based on the quality of proposals and availability of funds, partial or full funding will be granted to successful applicants. Participants are therefore encouraged to seek fund for travel from their home institutions. Full funding covers air travel to Singapore by the most economical means, plus board and lodging for the duration of the workshop.

Un-thinking Asian Migrations: Spaces of flows and intersections
25-26 August 2014, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Asian Migrations Research Theme is a collective of scholars working in Asian Studies at the University of Otago, that focuses on movements of peoples and ideas--past and present--in East, South, and South-East Asia and into the Pacific (encompassing the Pacific Islands, Australia, and New Zealand). It engages with the fields of diaspora, intercultural, global, and transnational studies, which have grown over the last twenty years to become key frameworks for understanding culture beyond the boundaries of one nation. We see significant shortcomings in the current theories and methodologies of Asian migration and diaspora and especially in their application to the Asia-Pacific region. Our focus on Asian migrations allows us to highlight and address these shortcomings and to develop new approaches. The goal of the Theme is to develop a theoretical and methodological framework for understanding the Asia-Pacific region as comprised by movements of peoples, ideas, and commodities. 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 convenor. Abstracts should be submitted to by 30 March 2014.

Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Diego
November 22-25, 2014
Holmes Welch and the Study of Buddhism in Twentieth-Century China Seminar
This seminar will celebrate the significant scholarly contributions made by Holmes Welch (1924-1981) to the study of twentieth-century Chinese Buddhism, and also explore how we might advance the field beyond the boundaries and scope of his original ideas through the use of new sources and methodologies. For this, the first year of a five-year seminar series, we are seeking proposals for full research papers that directly address any aspect of Welch’s scholarship, and which use original work to critique it, bring it up to date, and to suggest new avenues of research within the field. We welcome submissions from all scholars, but scheduling priority will be given to previously-confirmed participants. In order to facilitate substantive conversation during the panel, this seminar will participate in the AAR Full Paper Submission system. Full drafts of all accepted papers must be posted online several weeks prior to the Annual Meeting, and will be accessible to AAR members only. Participants will read all papers in advance, and the meeting time will be devoted to comments and suggestions on those papers. At the conclusion of this five-year seminar, the best papers in the seminar series will be collected into an edited volume on Welch’s life and work. Please submit papers through the AAR's PAPERS system, online at

The Fourth Asian Conference on Asian Studies
29 May – 1 June 2014, Osaka
The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners including the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia is proud to announce the Fourth Asian Conference on Asian Studies, to be held from May 29-June 1, at the Rihga Royal Hotel and the adjoining Osaka International Conference Center. Conference Theme: Borderlands of Becoming, Belonging and Sharing. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by February 1 2014. All abstracts will be blind reviewed by a voluntary team, and authors will usually be notified of the decision of the reviewers within two weeks of submission. Those who submit near the February deadline will receive confirmation of acceptance or rejection by February 15 2014. All accepted authors may have their full paper published in the online conference proceedings. Full text submission is due by July 1 2014. The deadline for full conference payment for all presenters is May 1 2014. For the details, please visit:

8th China Goes Global Conference
August 19-21, 2014
Shanghai Jiaotong University & KEDGE Business School, Shanghai, P. R.
The Conference's Topic China has become a powerful political and economical actor on the world stage. In parallel with the global workshop and the impact of the made in China, the internationalization of Chinese companies has become another engine of economic growth. The globalization of Chinese MNCs, in the long run, will partially change the landscape of global business competition. In 2012, China has become one of the largest global investors, according to the joint statistic report by the Ministry of Commerce, the National Bureau of Statistics, and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange in China. Outward FDI amounted to USD 87.8 billion. As of the end d of 2012, 16,000 Chinese investors had set up nearly 22,000 overseas enterprises in 179 countries and regions. In this context, we announce the eighth international conference examining Chinas globalization. We seek multi-disciplinary approaches, which can include analyses of Chinas businesses, economic, social, legal environment, political systems, and ethical and social structures. Submission from other field from humanities (e.g. history) and social sciences (e.g. psychology) are welcome. It is worth to highlight two distinguished features on the forthcoming conference. Firstly, it will be the first time that this conference to be organized in China! We strongly believe the forthcoming conference will be the great opportunity for you to have a deeper understanding on institutional, social and cultural aspects of Chinese economy. Secondly, thanks to the partnership with Shanghai Jiaotong University (China), and Kedge Business School (France), this conference will provide unique opportunity of dialogue between scholars, consultants and Chinese business leaders. In addition, company visit can be organized, according to the feedback of participants.  To view the full call for papers, please visit:

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 issue will not be themed -- rather, we hope to engage with the breadth and diversity of content that speaks to Asia today. All papers related to modern Asia will be considered. Submissions are to be between roughly 5000 and 8000 words, and guidelines for submissions can be downloaded at Articles must be submitted by February 14, 2014 in order to be reviewed. Our Winter 2012 issue is accessible at!recent-issues and contains interviews of Prof. Arthur Kleinman and former ASEAN Secretary-General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan. Kindly email questions and submissions to

The Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit is the south’s preeminent student conference on US-China relations. Each year, we welcome distinguished speakers from academia, business, and politics, as well as more than 100 delegates from around the world. Our 2014 theme is “The Chinese Dream: Local Realities and Global Implications.” This year’s conference will be held March 28-30, 2014 at Duke’s CIEMAS building and the FedEx Center at UNC Chapel Hill. Transportation is provided. We encourage anyone with any interest in international relations or East Asia studies to apply, though undergraduate and graduate students of all backgrounds are welcome! Spots for Duke students are limited and so applicants are chosen in the first round of applications must complete an additional interview with a CLS team member. To apply, and for more information, visit our website Applications are due February 1, 2014 at 11:59 PM. All applicants will be notified of whether they have advanced to the second round by February 7. Please email and with any questions. 

Cultural Typhoon 2014 at ICU in Tokyo
28-29 June 2014
We are happy to announce that the organizing committee of the Cultural Typhoon 2014 is now inviting proposals for panels, either as an individual presentation or panel (group) presentation. For either presentation, we will accept panels addressing the specific theme (see below) or a topic of your choice: for the second category, anything goes as long as it is related to Cultural Studies. We welcome not only academic presentations but reports and discussions from engaged activists. Successful individual applicants will be organized by the committee into a panel of 2 to 3 speakers. As has been the case, the number of non-specific panels will be significantly smaller than the specific panels. The overall theme for the Cultural Typhoon 2014 is "convivial." Note that it is addressed as "convivial," not "conviviality." That is because we would like to invite presentations addressing not only the theoretical importance of the concept, but the practical merit of it. In other words, we would like to create an atmosphere where we can freely discuss how we can go about this critical moment. While "co-existence" has become a catchy word in the recent years, we are still witnessing repeated occurrences of oppression and/or expulsion of the other in every corner of our society. For example, the territorial dispute over a tiny island in the southwest sea has ignited the outcry of overt hatred toward each other along the ethnic/racial/state line in the neighboring countries. On the one hand, it has strengthened the nationalist party's holding in the populace; on the other hand, the ghost of ethnic identity has risen again and national interest is now working as the sole reference point to either accept or deny the membership. Submission of proposal: Please download the form from the Cultural Typhoon website ( and email it as an attachment to: Please note that the deadline for submission is February 28, 2014.

The Northeast Asian History Foundation continues to expand its interaction with scholars specializing in Asian history and related fields and who are based outside East Asia. The Foundation is also strengthening its ties with leading institutions and scholars by encouraging interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to research on geopolitical, cultural, educational, and other issues in East Asia. The Foundation publishes The Journal of Northeast Asian History, a peer-reviewed semiannual English-language journal that focuses on interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to such issues as (cultural, geopolitical, or social) borders, identity, historical maps, history education, international relations, and other relevant topics. In addition to this thematic diversity, the Journal's geographical scope extends to other parts of Asia and beyond, thus charting globalism and localism from a new perspective. For more information about the journal, please visit the Foundation's website at and navigate to the 'Publication' section in the 'Resources' category. The Journal of Northeast Asian History calls for the submission of outstanding and unpublished papers for review and possible publication in 2014. We invite colleagues and advanced (ABD) graduate students to consider the Journal when seeking to publish ongoing research since we believe this can be an impetus for further scholarly collaboration in the future. For full consideration, please submit manuscripts by March 31, 2014 for issue no. 1 and by September 30, 2014 for issue no. 2. Please contact us at or should you have any questions regarding the journal, its submission process or subscription to it.

The British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS) and the Japan Research Centre (JRC) at SOAS announce a Call for Papers for an Advanced Postgraduate Conference to be held at SOAS, London on Friday 25 April 2014. This conference provides the opportunity for PhD students in any field of Japanese studies working within any academic institution internationally to present an academic conference paper, engage with other postgraduate students as well as established academics in the field, and meet key academic publishers. Submissions are welcome as individual papers or panels. Individual papers will be grouped into thematic panels and assigned an established UK academic as Chair and Discussant. Panel submissions should organise around a key theme or field of Japanese studies and if possible indicate a Chair/Discussant. This one day conference will comprise a morning plenary session (details above) followed by parallel sessions of postgraduate academic panels. Abstract submissions (including full contact details and name of PhD supervisor and university institution) should be sent by 30  January 2014 to Dr Christopher Gerteis at SOAS: Participants will be responsible for organising their own travel and accommodation. Registration fees will be kept at nominal cost.

9th Biennial Conference: Education, Equality and Social Harmony: Asian Experiences in Comparative Perspective
Hangzhou, China, May 16-18, 2014
The relationship between education and social inequality has aroused increasingly acute concern in many Asian societies over recent years. This conference will invite participants to consider what we can learn from the experiences of developed and developing societies, within Asia and beyond, regarding the relationship between education, equality and stability or "harmony"- both within particular societies, and in their relations with each other. This theme is intended to stimulate debate over what different societies can teach us regarding the balance to be struck between education's role in promoting economically-relevant "skills", and the other vital roles that it performs - in terms of political socialization, the distribution of opportunity, and the fostering of those capabilities necessary to the pursuit of a fulfilling life. Those wishing to present papers should email an abstract and completed registration form (downloadable from to:  When preparing an abstract, please consult the full Call for Papers, available on the conference website: