Calls for Papers: October 21, 2013

Call for Submissions: A Special Issue of China Media Research
Theme: Chinese Philosophy and Human Communication 
This special issue (CMR-2014-04) invites scholars from across disciplines to examine the relationship between Chinese philosophy and human communication. Papers dealing with communication from the perspective of Chinese philosophy, including the application of the thoughts of Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism, and other schools to the levels of interpersonal, group/organizational, intercultural/international, media/mass communication, rhetorical, political, and sociolinguistic, etc., are invited. Submissions must not have been previously published nor be under consideration by another publication. We'll accept the extended abstract (up to 1,000 words) of the paper at the first stage of the reviewing process. Please email Word attachment of the extended abstract to the guest editors, Dr. Guo-Ming Chen and Dr. Xiaosui Xiao, at All extended abstracts must be received by November 10, 2013. The complete manuscript must be received by April 25, 2014 after the extended abstract is accepted. Accepted manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with APA style and should not exceed 8,500 words (including references). Please visit for more information about the quarterly journal of China Media Research. For inquiry, please contact Dr. Guo-Ming Chen at

Call for Abstracts: 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. The HEAS Graduate Student Conference is an annual event which provides an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students to exchange ideas and discuss current research on East Asia. The conference allows young scholars to present their research to both their peers and to eminent scholars in East Asian Studies. All panels will be moderated by Harvard University faculty. The conference will also allow participants to meet others in their field conducting similar research and to forge new professional relationships. Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words, and a short bio of 100 words or less, to by Friday, 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. 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 East or Inner Asia. 3.  Abstracts must be no longer than 300 words, and bios no more than 100 words, submitted exactly as directed on the HEAS Individual Paper Application Form. 4.  Deadline for abstract submission:  Novenber 22, 2013. For general conference inquiries, please contact: For abstract submission inquiries, please contact:

Call for Papers: Childhood, Education and Youth in Imperial Japan, 1925-1945
Papers submissions are invited for a two-day conference entitled 'Childhood, Education and Youth in Imperial Japan, 1925-1945', to be held at Kyoto University on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 January 2014. The theme is inclusive, covering all aspects of childhood, education and youth in Japan between 1925 and 1945. Papers focusing on similar themes will be grouped together in sessions. Further details are available on request. The conference will be bilingual (English and Japanese) and without simultaneous translation. We anticipate that about 6 or 7 of the papers will be in English, and the remaining 13 or 14 in Japanese.  The event will allow interaction between scholars based in Japan and mainly working
in Japanese, and scholars based overseas and mainly publishing in English. Contact Peter Cave, Lecturer in Japanese Studies, University of Manchester,

Call for Papers: The 6th Asian Translation Tradition Conference 2014 Translating Asia: Migration and Transgression
Asia has been the site of the migration of peoples, texts, and cultures since pre-modern times. These flows have came largely from the mother civilizations of the Arabic, Indian, and Chinese peoples and, in the modern and the transmaritime periods, from the West. Yet the movements have also come from within. Intra-regionally, people and texts have navigated on the borderless seascapes of Asia; and within borders, especially in Southeast Asia, center and periphery have been
defined in terms of river and hill cultures. In recent times, flows have been transmedial. The paradox of Asia, as of other regions, is that it is both bordered and borderless. It is, but it is not still. It is a reality in translation. Given this context, the conference focuses on the translation of texts (but also their mistranslations or untranslatability, Rafael 2013), the migrations and diffusions of texts, and the discourses on translation and translational exchange in Asia. It will include real translations between discrete cultures and different semiotic systems (as classified by Roman Jacobson in 1959), but its larger rubric is cultural translation, in the sense that Clifford (1986, 1988) used it, encompassing the development of multiple and multilayered identities in the crossing or transgressing of borders in both physical and conceptual spaces. Visit the website at

Call for Films: AAS Film Expo 2014
March 27-30, 2014
The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) annually hosts the premier North American conference of Asia scholars devoted to scheduled programs of scholarly papers, roundtable discussions, workshops, and panel sessions on a wide range of issues in research and teaching, and on Asian affairs in general. The upcoming AAS conference is scheduled for March 27-30, 2014 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, PA. We welcome the submission of films related to Asia produced by scholars and independent filmmakers. Criteria utilized in the selection process include timeliness, broad appeal to the scholarly community, and examples of new field work. All films presented in the conference are promoted in a special AAS Film Expo booklet which includes contact information for distributors or filmmakers who self-distribute. For more information, please download the AAS Film Expo Submission Form:  Deadline: November 30, 2013.

Call for Papers: International Journal of Chinese Education
The peer-reviewed International Journal of Chinese Education is a result of the collaboration between Brill Academic Publishers and the Institute of Education at Tsinghua University. It aims to strengthen Chinese academic exchanges and cooperation with other countries in order to improve Chinese educational research and promote Chinese educational development. Through the collaboration among scholars in and outside China who are dedicated to the investigation of Chinese education, this journal aims to better understand Chinese education, raise Chinese educational research levels, further recognize and solve Chinese educational problems, inform Chinese educational policies and decisions, and promote Chinese educational reform and development. This journal welcomes empirical as well as theoretical studies on particular educational issues and/or policies. The journal is seeking submission of articles, research reports, and book reviews. Electronic submissions should be sent to: More details of the journal can be found at Two free sample issues are available at:
For paper submission or any enquiry, please contact the journal  editorial office at<> or the publisher at