Changes in Asian / Asian American Studies and Its Pedagogies (SAMLA 94 panel)

deadline for submissions: 
July 25, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
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Since the emergence of Asian American Studies as an intellectual field of studies almost 60 years ago, the field of Asian / Asian American Studies has not only evolved as a whole but has also had to endure ongoing changes and readaptations. Now, perhaps more than ever, the field of Asian / Asian American Studies calls for new changes or perhaps even a new vision, to help us cope with the many living realities and meanings—whether racially, culturally, historically, or politically, just to name a few—on which we stand. This panel welcomes presentations on any aspect of studies and/or teaching in literature, language, history, culture, and arts within the realms of Asian / Asian American Studies that aim to provide thought on the following question: What are some changes, adaptations, or new approaches needed within the field of Asian / Asian American studies and/or the pedagogical approaches for teaching these studies? Comparative or interdisciplinary studies, multiethnic, transnational, and cross-cultural research related to the SAMLA 94 theme, Change, are especially welcome. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract/proposal, a brief academic bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to I-Hsien Lee, Georgia State University, at, by July 25, 2022.


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