Call for Papers: Asian Studies Conference Japan 2018

ASCJ logoThe 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:

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

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