ACAS 2011 - The Asian Conference on Asian Studies 23-25 March, 2011. Osaka, Japan

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ACAS 23 to 25 March 2011
Osaka, Japan

Call for papers: Deadline December 1 2010

The aim of this inaugural International Conference is to encourage academics,
scholars and practitioners representing a exciting diversity of countries,
cultures, and religions to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum
encouraging respectful dialogue. By bringing together a number of university
scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas, ACAS 2011
will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new
contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.

Conference Theme: "Learning from the Past: Looking to the Future"

There is no more exciting context than Japan through which to study
the interdisciplinary questions of past and future, and differences and
similarities of culture, identity, belief, and history relating to the huge
field of Asian Studies.The conference theme is "Learning from the Past:
Looking to the Future" and the organizers encourage submissions that approach
this question from a variety of perspectives. The conference will organize
submissions around the following streams, and encourages submissions from
scholars working in these domains:

Indian and South Asian Studies, South-East Asian Studies (including Thailand,
Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos), Central Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Japanese
Studies, Korean Studies,Middle Eastern Studies (including Assyria, Iran,
Egypt, Turkey),Islamic Studies, Hebrew and Judaic Studies, Comparative
Studies of Asian and East Asian Studies

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Please note that IAFOR's Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2011 will be
held alongside the Asian Conference on Asian Studies. Registrants for either
ACAS 2011 or ACCS 2011 will allow attendees the option of attending sessions
in the other conference without charge.