Call for Papers: 13th Annual East Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference at Toronto

Con­test­ed Spaces: The 13th Annu­al East Asian Stud­ies Grad­u­ate Stu­dent Con­fer­ence takes place at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Sat­ur­day, March 2, 2013. Prof. Lisa Kim Davis of UCLA will deliv­er the keynote speech.

Using East Asia as a point of depar­ture, the con­fer­ence chal­lenges speak­ers to inter­ro­gate our under­stand­ing of space and soci­ety in all dis­ci­plines, includ­ing his­to­ry, geog­ra­phy, soci­ol­o­gy, lit­er­a­ture, and anthro­pol­o­gy. Pos­si­ble top­ics for papers include impe­ri­al­ism, col­o­niza­tion, and decol­o­niza­tion; urban­iza­tion, gen­tri­fi­ca­tion, and uneven devel­op­ment; spaces of pro­duc­tion and repro­duc­tion; vir­tu­al spaces and real spaces; gen­dered spaces; nation­al­ism and/or social move­ments; and East Asia as dis­cur­sive space.

Those inter­est­ed in pre­sent­ing papers should sub­mit an abstract (300 words max­i­mum) along with some brief bio­graph­i­cal infor­ma­tion (name, affil­i­a­tion, and research inter­ests) by Decem­ber 7, 2012. Pre­sen­ta­tions should be 20 min­utes in length (1,500–2,000 word papers). Select­ed par­tic­i­pants will be asked to sub­mit com­plet­ed papers by Feb­ru­ary 15, 2013. Sub­mis­sions may be for an indi­vid­ual or a pan­el. Pan­el sub­mis­sions must include one abstract per par­tic­i­pant, up to three per­sons.

Send queries and pro­pos­als by e-mail to Fur­ther infor­ma­tion will be post­ed on the Web site at