[UPDATE] Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2013

full name / name of organization: 
IAFOR
contact email: 
acas@iafor.org

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.

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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

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

Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 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

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cfp categories: 
classical_studies
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
graduate_conferences
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
modernist studies
popular_culture
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond