The Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities - June 18-21, 2010, Osaka, Japan - SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JAN 15 2010 -

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The Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities 2010 - Organized by IAFOR in association with Glasgow University (UK), Auburn University (USA), the National University of Cordoba (Argentina) & The National University of Tainan (Taiwan)
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Theme: "East Meets West"

The theme of the Inaugural Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities is 'East Meets West', which is a response to the ongoing process of globalization and its implications. It offers an opportunity to search for similarities of ideas that may enhance international understanding on the one hand and for differences in culture that may have to be accepted as irreconcilable on the other. Racial and religious disagreement, culturally contrasting ways of dealing with social, economic, and political problems, exacerbated by the forces of globalization, combine to exert enormous pressure on the systems that have been created to manage human affairs on this planet. This conference is dedicated to the cross-cultural exploration of the interconnectedness of the central questions involved in order to generate new ideas and fresh approaches that will be relevant and constructive as support for the emerging generation of thinkers, educators, and global leaders.

Conference Chair:

The Reverend Professor Stuart D.B. Picken
Order of the Sacred Treasure, B.D., Ph.D., F.R.A.S.
Chairman, Japan Society of Scotland

Keynote Speaker:

Lord Charles Bruce
Lord Lieutenant of Fife
Chairman of the Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland Trustee of the Historic Scotland Foundation
Honorary patron of the Japan Society of Scotland


The conference's theme is 'East Meets West' and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this questions from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage submissions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Arts and Humanities, including the following:

American Studies
Art History
Ethnic Studies
Graphic Design
Landscape Architecture
Performing Arts
Postcolonial Identities
Second Language Studies
Visual Arts
Other Areas of Arts and Humanities, including interdisciplinary research.

NB Abstracts should be 250-500 words in length and will be blind reviewed by a voluntary team of peer reviewers. Authors are limited to one abstract submission, whether as lead or secondary author. Please apply through the online system at

Proceedings Submission Deadlines

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 January 2010
Results of abstract reviews returned to authors: 5 February 2010
Deadline for submission of full papers: 1 April 2010
Deadline for full conference registration payment for all presenters: 1 May 2010
ACAH Conference: 18-21 June 2010