The Executive Committee of the Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ) invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual papers to be presented at the Twenty-second Asian Studies Conference Japan. The conference will be held at International Christian University in Tokyo on Saturday and Sunday, June 30-July 1, 2018. All presentations are to be delivered in English.
The ASCJ now provides on-line proposal submission forms, along with information about the organization, on its recently renewed main Web site: https://ascjapan.org.
Proposals may be submitted on line beginning on September 15, 2017. The deadline for proposals is October 15. Results will be announced by late December. The forms are available at https://ascjapan.org/conference/current-conference/call-for-papers/.
Panels are proposed by individual scholars around a common subject. A complete panel includes 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. While a roundtable proposal will not be as detailed as a panel proposal, it should fully explain 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.
Papers may be co-authored, but only the names of registered participants will appear on the program.
The Executive Committee strongly encourages graduate student participation and will give favorable consideration to panels that embed students alongside more seasoned scholars.
Everyone worldwide interested in Asian studies is invited to participate. ASCJ cannot provide visa support and can only draft letters of invitation for participants scheduled to present papers at the conference.
For further information, contact Mark E. Caprio, ASCJ president, at firstname.lastname@example.org.