Columbia Graduate Student Conference on East Asia

Image: Columbia University logoGrad­u­ate stu­dents and qual­i­fied under­grad­u­ates are invit­ed to sub­mit abstracts for the 25th Annu­al Colum­bia Grad­u­ate Stu­dent Con­fer­ence on East Asia. This two-day con­fer­ence at Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty in New York, Feb­ru­ary 26–27, 2016, pro­vides stu­dents from insti­tu­tions around the world with the chance to meet and share research with their peers.

Appli­ca­tions are wel­come from stu­dents engaged in research on all fields in East Asian stud­ies, includ­ing, but not lim­it­ed to, his­to­ry, lit­er­a­ture, art his­to­ry, reli­gion, soci­ol­o­gy, archae­ol­o­gy, law, envi­ron­men­tal stud­ies, media stud­ies, anthro­pol­o­gy, polit­i­cal sci­ence, and eco­nom­ics. Work that cross­es nation­al, tem­po­ral, and dis­ci­pli­nary bound­aries is espe­cial­ly encour­aged.


Par­tic­i­pants can take part in the con­fer­ence as pre­sen­ters or dis­cus­sants. Pre­sen­ters deliv­er a talk no longer than fif­teen min­utes that sum­ma­rizes research in progress. Dis­cus­sants intro­duce the pan­elists, offer feed­back, and facil­i­tate the twenty-minute dis­cus­sion ses­sion fol­low­ing the pre­sen­ta­tions. Please indi­cate on your appli­ca­tion which role(s) you are apply­ing for.

Pre­sen­ta­tions may take the form of a stan­dard aca­d­e­m­ic research paper, a Pow­er­point pre­sen­ta­tion accom­pa­nied by a talk, or a work of doc­u­men­tary film­mak­ing. A doc­u­men­tary work should be fif­teen min­utes or less, but an entire pan­el slot can be devot­ed to show­cas­ing a longer film.

The plan­ning com­mit­tee encour­ages appli­ca­tions from pre-arranged pan­els of three to four pre­sen­ters orga­nized around a spe­cif­ic research top­ic, such as a region, a dis­ci­pline, or a theme. If you are apply­ing as a pre-formed pan­el, please include a top­ic or ten­ta­tive title for your pan­el on the appli­ca­tion form. Pref­er­ence will be giv­en to such appli­ca­tions.


Appli­ca­tions are due Novem­ber 30, 2015. Fill out the appli­ca­tion on line at

Pre­sen­ter appli­ca­tions must include an abstract. Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will be noti­fied in ear­ly Jan­u­ary. Final Papers (5–7 pages max­i­mum) are due Jan­u­ary 16, 2016. Since pre­sen­ta­tions will be lim­it­ed to fif­teen min­utes, full-length research papers or the­ses will not be accept­ed. Pre­sen­ta­tions in any oth­er for­mat will also be restrict­ed to fif­teen min­utes (except in the case of a full-length work of doc­u­men­tary film).

For further information

Grad­u­ate Stu­dent Con­fer­ence on East Asia
Depart­ment of East Asian Lan­guages and Cul­tures
407 Kent Hall, Mail Code 3907
Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty
New York, NY 10027
FAX: 212–678-8629