The Association for Asian Studies and the Korea University Research Institute of Korean Studies invite submission of proposals for organized panels and roundtables to be presented at the fourth AAS-in-ASIA conference. The conference will take place June 24–27, 2017, at Korea University in Seoul. No individual paper proposals are being accepted.
The conference program committee is seeking proposals dealing with all regions of Asia on a wide range of subjects under the theme “Asia in Motion: Beyond Borders and Boundaries.” Proposals on this theme may cover diverse topics such as political and economic changes, literary and cultural expression, environmental sustainability, media and pop cultural production, food and energy policy, new models for Asian enterprise and business, and globalization and urban growth.
Proposals are welcome from Asian studies scholars wherever they may be based. They are especially encouraged from scholars representing academic communities that are relatively underrepresented in international meetings. One of the goals of the conference is to foster dialogue and scholarly communication that cross the ordinary (often nation-specific) boundaries of academic networks.
The program committee will give preference to proposals that include participants from two or more countries, whether the panel focuses on a single nation or culture or on some comparative dimension. The committee discourages panel proposals from groups of scholars coming from the same institution. Generally speaking, panels with diverse (gender, academic rank, national origin, disciplinary approach) participation will be favored over narrowly constructed panels. Panels that address topics of broad relevance are also preferred.
The deadline for submitting proposals is October 31, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. EST.
For more information about the conference and for proposal submission guidelines and procedures, visit the Association for Asian Studies Web site.