CUBASGA - Conference

Bonsai plantCall for Papers: 2017 CUBASGA Conference

Organized in 1998, the purpose of the University of Colorado, Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association (CUBASGA) Conference is to provide a forum for graduate students to present their research from a variety of disciplines in the Humanities that pertains to East Asian studies. The conference is an excellent opportunity to meet and exchange with CU Boulder academics as well as professors and students visiting from other universities. Past keynote speakers have included: Professors Ding Xiang Warner (Cornell), Michael Emmerich (UCLA), William Boltz (UW Seattle), Atsuko Ueda (Princeton), Michael Puett (Harvard), Joe Cutter (ASU), Michael Nylan (Berkeley), Martin Kern (Princeton), Donald Harper (Chicago), Richard von Glahn (UCLA), Stephen Bokenkamp (ASU), Ted Fowler (UC-Irvine), Peter Hays Gries (Oklahoma), Jane-Marie Law (Cornell), Marcia Yonemoto (CU-Boulder), and so forth.

The CU Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference, which will be held at the University of Colorado, Boulder from Friday, February 3rd to Saturday, February 4th, 2017. Researchers from all fields in the humanities are encouraged to apply, so long as their work is related to Asia. 

The conference will include keynote addresses from Professor Wai-yee Li of Harvard University and Professor Michele Mason of the University of Maryland. Keynote speakers and University of Colorado faculty will also be on hand to provide feedback to presenters throughout the conference. In addition to exploring topics in Asian Studies, our conferences have always focused on professional development for graduate students by providing them the opportunity to improve their presentation skills and develop their academic networks.  

In addition to lunch and refreshments on both days, we will provide dinner on Friday night for student presenters and faculty members. For each paper, a fifteen to twenty minute presentation will be expected. After each presentation, a few minutes will be given for comments and questions. Applicants should submit an abstract no longer than 300 words and a résumé or curriculum vitae to cubasga@gmail.com by November 25th, 2016. Please send all inquiries to the aforementioned email address.

With best regards,

The University of Colorado Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association (CUBASGA)