Call for Papers: Asian Studies Conference Japan

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:

The on-line appli­ca­tion forms are avail­able on the Web site:

The pro­grams and abstracts of past ASCJ con­fer­ences can be found at