The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Pacific and Asian Studies invites proposals for papers, performances, and panels for its 28th annual SPAS Graduate Student Conference. The conference will take place at the UH Center for Korean Studies in Honolulu March 22–24, 2017. The program theme is “Bridging the Gaps: Conceptualizing Asia through an Interdisciplinary Lens.”
Conference organizers are looking especially for papers and panels that
- critically address or contest disciplinary and regional approaches to the study of Asia,
- involve original research in any area of Asia and Asian studies,
- incorporate interdisciplinary methods and frameworks,
- engage comparative studies or transnational issues,
- explore new and emerging trends in Asian studies,
- critically re-examine existing methodologies and frameworks, and
- present Asian performance practices.
Proposals for performances are also welcome in addition to those for papers and panels.
The deadline to submit proposals is January 20, 2017. An on-line application form is available here.
All accepted papers and panels will have discussants, so presenters should expect to submit their finished papers by February 15, 2017.
The conference sponsors will present best-paper awards for the best Japan, best Korea, and best Southeast Asia papers.
A limited number of partial travel grants to the conference site will be available.
For More Information
Direct questions about the 2017 SPAS Graduate Student Conference to the planning committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, refer to the conference Facebook page “2017 SPAS Graduate Conference” or visit the Graduate Student Conference Web site.