The University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies invites submission of papers for the conference “Negotiating Identities: Mixed-Race Individuals in China, Japan, and Korea” to be held at the University of San Francisco on Thursday and Friday, April 14–15, 2016.
The conference is intended as a forum for academic discussions and the sharing of the latest research on the history and life experiences of mixed-race individuals in China, Japan, and Korea. It is designed to promote understanding of the cross-cultural encounters that led to the creation of interracial families and to encourage research examining how mixed-race individuals living in East Asia have negotiated their identities.
The highlight of the conference will be a keynote address by Emma Teng, professor of history and Asian civilizations at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Each participant will be expected to provide a draft of his or her paper approximately four weeks before the conference to allow discussants adequate time to prepare comments.
Participants will be invited to submit their original research for consideration for publication in the Center’s peer-reviewed journal, Asia Pacific Perspectives.
Interested applicants should send a 300-word (maximum) abstract
and curriculum vitae by e-mail to email@example.com with the subject line “Multiracial Identities in Asia.” The deadline is September 1, 2015.
Queries may be directed to Melissa S. Dale (firstname.lastname@example.org), executive director and assistant professor, University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies.