The Executive Committee of the Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ) invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual papers to be presented at the Twentieth Asian Studies Conference Japan. The conference will be held at the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo on Saturday and Sunday, July 2 – 3, 2016. All presentations are to be delivered in English.
The Committee encourages proposals that, by focusing on more than one region or by drawing on more than one discipline, will attract a broad range of scholarly interest. The Committee also strongly encourages graduate student participation and will give favorable consideration to panels that include junior as well as senior scholars.
Panels may include up to five participants, three or four paper presenters, and one or more discussants. Panel proposals should include a 250-word (maximum) abstract from each participant as well as a 250-word (maximum) statement that explains the session as a whole. Only complete panels will be considered for acceptance.
Roundtables offer an opportunity for participants to discuss a specific theme, issue, or significant recent publication. A maximum of six active participants is recommended. Proposals need not be as detailed as panel proposals, but should explain fully the purpose, themes or issues, and scope of the session.
Individual papers give scholars an opportunity to participate in the conference even if they are not able to put together a complete panel. Since only a limited number of individual papers can be accommodated, preference will be given to junior scholars. Applicants have a better chance of acceptance as part of a panel.
The deadline for proposals is October 15, 2015. Results will be announced by late December.
For full details, visit the ASCJ Web site: http://www.meijigakuin.ac.jp/~ascj/.
The on-line application forms are available on the Web site: http://www.meijigakuin.ac.jp/~ascj/forms/index.html.
The programs and abstracts of past ASCJ conferences can be found at http://www.meijigakuin.ac.jp/~ascj/.