Calls for Papers: November 18, 2013

The Department of Korean History at Korea University is pleased to sponsor the second annual Graduate Student Conference on Korean History on May 2, 2014 at Korea University in Seoul.  We cordially invite graduate students conducting any research related to Korean history to submit abstracts for our 2014 conference. The Korea University Korean History (KUKH) Graduate Student Conference is an annual conference which aims to provide a forum for graduate students to exchange ideas and discuss current research on Korean history. This one-day conference on Korea University’s Anam campus in Seoul is an opportunity for young scholars to present their research to both their peers and eminent scholars. All panels will be moderated by Korea University faculty and graduate students. The conference will also enable participants to meet others in their field conducting similar research, and to gain experience in presenting their work for discussion. Since 1946, the Department of Korean History at Korea University has played an important role in the research and development of Korean history, and offers the most resources to students of Korean history in terms of course offerings, faculty advisors, research grants and scholarships, and scholarly exchange opportunities.  The department’s eight faculty members, including one specially appointed foreign professor, and its 150 graduate students are a part of one of the most vigorous centers of academic research in the field.  The department has also been a recipient of the government-aided research supporting program (the “Brain Korea 21 Project”) three times in succession since 1999, and collaborates with various research centers at Korea University such as the Center for Korean History, the Asiatic Research Institute (ARI), and the Research Institute of Korean Studies (RIKS). Eligibility and Application Guidelines: 1.  Applicants must be currently enrolled in a program of graduate study ("postgraduate" in British degree classification systems); 2.  Papers must be related to Korean history; 3.  Abstracts must be no longer than 250 words; 4.  Deadline for abstract submission:  December 31, 2013; 5.  Please include your name, program of graduate study, and contact information with your abstract submission. Successful applicants will be notified of acceptance by mid-January. Housing will be available for those presenting papers.Inquiries: For general conference and abstract submission inquiries, please contact:

Post-Asia Film, Media and Popular Culture
11th Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference

If the historical experiences of colonialism and imperialism, both internal and external, have produced the asymmetries of Asia versus the Rest, how does one address the problematics of Asia as an identity category? Indeed how can one define ‘Asia’ or ‘Asian-ness’ without falling into the traps of essentialism that glosses over the diversity of experiences not only within the Asian region but also beyond -- where sites of Asian-ness come to being, and where sights of Asian-ness float about? How do film, media and popular culture and other cultural artifacts expressive of the changing spectra of representations and identities -- whether created inside or outside Asia -- imagine that diversity in the past and the present, as well as for the future? Do they otherwise articulate sameness that cuts between Asia and the Rest? If essentialist notions of identity can be tolerated as expedient means for political ends, at what point do they become unquestioned categories for academic inquiry? Can an interdisciplinary *lingua frança *be found to rethink Asia beyond the terms of geographical, cultural, ethnic and national essentialisms? Can ecologies of the ‘Inter-Asia’ and the ‘Sinophone’, and other new critical categories, including the renewed take on cosmopolitanism, de-territorialize ‘Asia’ and ‘Asian-ness’ without reinscribing existing ontological dilemmas? Can ‘Asia’ and ‘Asian-ness’ be de-Asianized? What is post-Asia? To these ends, we call for paper and panel proposals for the 11th Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference: Post-Asia Film, Media and Popular Culture. With the support of the Department of Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau, in conjunction with the Asian Cinema Studies Society, the conference is planned for July 14-16, 2014, in Macau SAR. Language: English and Chinese. Please send proposals of 200-300 words in RTF or WORD format. For all proposals, be certain to include the title, author(s) name(s), institutional affiliation, mailing address, and email contacts, as well as a brief biography of each contributor. For panel, workshop, and group submissions, be certain to provide a brief description (100 words) of the contribution of each participant. Sessions will be 1 1/2 hours in duration, and time limits will be strictly enforced. The deadline for submission of proposals is 15th February 2014. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by early March 2014. Selected papers will be published in the peer-reviewed biannual Asian Cinema. Now published by Intellect Press (UK), this seminal journal has long been the flagship publication of the Asian Cinema Studies Society:,id=219/. Please submit your proposals to XU Xiaying, Richard (University of Macau): All updated information will posted at:

Postwar – Art between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945-1965
Haus der Kunst, Munich
Part of a long-term research and exhibition project developed by Haus der Kunst and international institutional partners, the symposium is an attempt to re-examine the two decades following World War II to understand the complex legacies of artistic practice and art historical discourses that emerged globally in this period. Papers that address any aspect of postwar art are welcome. Please submit a 500-word proposal and a CV to Atreyee Gupta ( by December 15. Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Goethe-Institut, the symposium will be convened at the Haus der Kunst in collaboration with the Tate Modern (22-24 May, 2014). For more information and a concept note see

The Journal of Asia Pacific Studies is calling for papers for its December 2013 issue. JAPS is published both online and in print. The Journal is indexed by EBSCOhost as well as other prestigious databases. For more information please visit our web-site:

Wounds, Scars and Healing: Civil Society and Postwar Pacific Reconciliation
Postgraduate Forum

The Department of Japanese Studies in the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sydney in conjunction with the Oriental Society of Australia is inviting postgraduate students to present their research on war and postwar reconciliation at a forum in commemoration of the upcoming 70th year anniversary of the cessation of the Asia-Pacific conflict in August 2015. Papers can be in any disciplinary field, including the Humanities. We particularly encourage students working on the Pacific Rim countries, such as Australia, China, Japan, Korea and the United States of America. Please send your expression of interest outlining your research topic and/or submit an abstract of no more than 200 words to Dr Roman Rosenbaum, by 30 December 2013. For the purpose of funding applications, which are due in December 2013, we are required to know the numbers of postgraduate attendees at this early stage. Tentative dates for the Postgraduates Forum:  28-29 November 2014. Venue: Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka. Language: English and/or Japanese (Interpretation will be provided.) Expression of Interest and/or Abstract Deadline: 30 December 2013 For further information please contact: Dr Roman Rosenbaum,; Dr Yasuko Claremont,

Crossroads of East Asia: The 17th Annual Harvard East Asia Society Conference
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
February 21 - February 23, 2014
The Harvard East Asia Society invites currently enrolled graduate students from around the world, working across all disciplines to submit papers for its annual conference, which will be held on the weekend of February 21-23, 2014 at Harvard University. The theme of this year's conference is the "Crossroads of East Asia." The committee invites papers that access East Asia through its movements and intersections, in areas including but not limited to the geographical, cultural, and sociopolitical. Preference will be given to papers that engage different disciplines and regions in conversation and reflection. For information on the conference theme, please visit our website at Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words, and a short bio of 100 words or less, to by November 22, 2013. Abstracts over 300 words will not be accepted. Applicants are encouraged to submit their abstracts as early as possible, to allow time for processing. Deadline: November 22, 2013. For general conference inquiries, please contact: For abstract submission inquiries, please contact: