The Joint East Asian Studies Conference is a triennial meeting held by the three academic associations representing East Asian Studies in the United Kingdom: The British Association for Chinese Studies, The British Association for Japanese Studies, and The British Association for Korean Studies. The 2016 JEAS Conference will be held September 7–9 at SOAS, University of London. The conference provides a major venue for the dissemination of research on East Asian studies in various disciplines for academics from both the UK and abroad.
Submissions are invited from established academics and doctoral candidates in any field of East Asian studies working within any academic institution internationally. Priority will be given to panel submissions, but individual paper submissions are also welcome and if accepted will be organized into thematic panels. Panel sessions will comprise no more than four presenters in any one panel.
Panel submissions should organize around a key theme or field and should take the form of a panel outline of no more than 200 words, which will be published on the conference Web site and in the conference program. Panel chairs are responsible for collecting paper abstracts from panelists. Paper abstracts should be no more than 350 words each and must include a title, author affiliation, and contact details.
The conference will center on five key themes, and panels on these themes are particularly encouraged: Aging and Demography, Memory & History, Identity, Trans-Cultural Flows, and Geo-Politics. Presenters will be allowed fifteen minutes for presentation and an additional five minutes for questions and answers.
Further details on the conference and the link for submission of abstracts (via easychair) are available at: https://www.soas.ac.uk/jeas-2016/.
The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday, April 15, 2016.