The Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2013
The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners, is proud to announce the Third Asian Conference on Asian Studies to be held from May 24-26 2013, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
Conference Theme: "Intersecting Belongings: Cultural Conviviality and Cosmopolitan Futures"
Contemporary contexts of the local, regional, national and global raise urgent questions about cultural conviviality and cosmopolitan futures across Asia. These are times when trans-cultural, trans-national and multicultural belonging are particularly being tested through environmental catastrophe, economic volatility, parochialism, fundamentalism, notions of cosmopolitan and multicultural exhaustion, and war. Belonging has become a fundamental dynamic of preservation, atavism, tradition and survival as well as hybridity, possibility, change and transformation. The aim of this conference theme is to open up discussion, exploration and analysis in Asian Studies about emerging social, economic, political and cultural trends formed at the intersection of multiple and multi-sited belongings.
The conference theme is "Intersecting Belongings: Cultural Conviviality and Cosmopolitan Futures" and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Asian Studies, including the following streams:
Indian and South Asian Studies
South-East Asian Studies (including Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos)
Central Asian Studies
Middle Eastern Studies (including Assyria, Iran, Egypt, Turkey)
Hebrew and Judaic Studies
Comparative Studies of Asian and East Asian Studies
Deadline for submission of abstracts: February 1 2013
Results of abstract reviews returned to authors: Usually within two weeks
Deadline for submission of full papers: July 1 2013
Deadline for full conference registration payment for all presenters: May 1 2013
ACAS Conference: May 24-26 2013