Call for Papers: Joint East Asian Studies Conference 2016

SOAS: site of Joint East Asian Studies ConferenceThe 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.