Call for Papers: Mixed-Race Individuals in China, Japan, and Korea

University of San Francisco logoThe 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 with the sub­ject line “Mul­tira­cial Iden­ti­ties in Asia.” The dead­line is Sep­tem­ber 1, 2015.

Queries may be direct­ed to Melis­sa S. Dale (, exec­u­tive direc­tor and assis­tant pro­fes­sor, Uni­ver­si­ty of San Fran­cis­co Cen­ter for Asia Pacif­ic Stud­ies.