Call for Papers: 2017 SPAS Graduate Student Conference

2017 SPAS graduate student conferenceThe 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

For more infor­ma­tion, refer to the con­fer­ence Face­book page “2017 SPAS Grad­u­ate Con­fer­ence” or vis­it the Grad­u­ate Stu­dent Con­fer­ence Web site.