India, Religion & Performance | Deadline: July 15, 2018

Scholars and artists are invited to submit essays, artist statements, interviews, book reviews, and performance reviews for Ecumenica’s first issue as a publication of Penn State University Press. Es- says may concern any topics that involve performance, religion, and India. In the vein of performance studies, we welcome scholarship on theatre, performance art, and also the activity of religion, includ- ing ritual, pilgrimage, festival, devotional practice, etc. We also welcome work on relevant theory and religious concepts, such as rasa and bhakti.

Submissions for this issue should be received by July 15, 2018.

We welcome submissions related to performance and religion, generally, for subsequent issues. Ecumenica: Performance and Religion attends to the combination of creativity, religion, and spirituality in expressive practice, preferring no particular form of creative expression, and privileging no par- ticular religious tradition. The journal’s very aim is to consider the variety of modes in which creative and religious impulses might be realized. Ecumenica’s interdisciplinary premise welcomes all critical approaches to such topics as performance art, theatre, ritual, contemplative and devotional practices, and expressions of community.

Submissions may be sent to:

David Mason, Editor

Social Science Diliman: A Philippine Journal of Society and Change (SSD)| Deadline: July 31, 2018

SSD welcomes contributions for Vol. 14 No. 2 (December 2018) issue on the History of Medicine in Asia and the Pacific.

The panoply of practices, institutions, and linkages afforded by the globalizing tendencies of the twenty-first century raises new questions for the history of medicine, as do related challenges such as migration, urbanization and environmental change. As a discipline, the history of medicine is well equipped to inform contemporary debates because health and medicine lie at the centre of these changes and enable us to consider the relationship between them. Indeed, historians of medicine have already done much to inform and direct contemporary debates on how to deal with such complex problems, showing sensitivity to global trends and how they interact with local knowledge systems.

The dynamism and cultural plurality that characterize the Asia-Pacific region make it an exciting terrain on which to examine aspects of the history of medicine that relate to modern concerns. The region has become a driver of global change and what happens in it is of obvious relevance to the rest of the world.

We therefore welcome multi-/interdisciplinary scholarly contributions that focus on the Asia-Pacific region and which address one or more of the following themes on or before 31 July 2018:

  • Commerce
  • Colonialism
  • Conflict
  • Contemporary medicine vis-à-vis biology, physics, and the social sciences
  • Demographic change
  • Disease and epidemics
  • Environmental change
  • Healthcare
  • Historiography
  • Industrial and agricultural change
  • Institutions and organizations
  • Media
  • Medicine and the humanities
  • Medicine and social policy
  • Migration and flows
  • Religions and belief systems
  • Technology-driven medicine
  • Urbanization
  • Wellbeing

SSD is the flaghsip journal for the social sciences of the University of the Philippines Diliman. It is internationally refereed, semi-annual, and bilingual (in English and Filipino).

Submissions will undergo perr review before final approval for publication. Please kindly send contibutions to For submission guidelines kindly log on to

Asian Highlands Perspectives | Deadline: August 1, 2018

Asian Highlands Perspectives (AHP) invites articles and book reviews for the 2019 version of its annual collection of essays.  AHP publishes hardcopy via POD publisher, Lulu; and as open-access pdf. For the 51 volumes of AHP published as of early July 2018, see
About AHP:

AHP is a peer reviewed, open access, trans-disciplinary journal focusing on the Tibetan Plateau and surrounding regions, including the Southeast Asian Massif, Himalayan Massif, the Extended Eastern Himalayas, the Mongolian Plateau, and other contiguous areas. AHP welcomes a wide range of submissions. We encourage submissions of descriptive accounts of local realities – especially by authors from communities in the Asian Highlands – as well as theory-oriented articles. Long articles, short monographs, photo essays, fiction, auto-ethnography, etc are considered Authors receive a PDF version of their published work. Potential contributors are encouraged to consult previous issues at:


Expression of interests:           1 August 2018 [email to]

First drafts:                                31 December 2018

Expected publication:                late 2019

Request for Papers on Asia | Deadline: September 4. 2018

The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at Georgetown University in Qatar (GUQ) welcomes submissions to our The Asia Papers series. CIRS publishes original research on a broad range of issues, including international relations, political science, and economics, among other topics of relevance to Asia. We accept manuscript submissions throughout the year. 
View published titles in the Asia Papers series:
Authors are paid an honorarium for accepted papers.
Papers typically published within six months of being accepted. 
Papers are easily accessible, and available for free in print and electronic formats.
Papers are promoted widely by CIRS and distributed via online academic platforms and search databases, making them highly cited.
Twenty printed papers are provided free to authors.
For inquiries, or to send electronic submissions, please contact Suzi Mirgani, Managing Editor for CIRS Publications (  
Papers should be around 10,000 words and cannot have been previously published, or under consideration for publication, elsewhere.
Paper submissions must include a brief abstract and biography of the author.
All submissions are subject to a double-blind review process. 
Any copyright concerns are the full responsibility of the author. 
By submitting work to CIRS, the author agrees to the CIRS Copyright Agreement.
For full CIRS Submission Guidelines, please visit:
Contact Info: 
For inquiries, or to send electronic submissions, please contact Suzi Mirgani, Managing Editor for CIRS Publications (  
Contact Email:


American Journal of Indic Studies | Deadline: September 9, 2018

Please check the Call for Papers for the Winter issue of American Journal of Indic Studies:
Please register on the journal website included in the link above. Papers can be submitted directly on the journal website. Please do not hesitate to contact me if there are any additional questions.
Lavanya Vemsani 

Ph.D (History) Ph.D. (Religious Studies), Professor, Dept. of Social Sciences, Shawnee State University 

Co-founder, American Academy of Indic Studies; Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Indic Studies

Call for articles: Japanese Buddhism in Europe | Deadline: October 1, 2018

150 years ago, the West met Meiji Japan. The political, material and economical results of these early encounters have since been part of world history, and the cultural exchanges have had a significant impact on global culture. Also, the circulation of ideas, practices and religious institutions have made its marks in history. Not least Buddhism has been a major source of inspiration and key player in Japan’s cultural impact on Western countries. The incorporation and transformation of Japanese Buddhism has previously been examined, primarily in America. In Europe, this important part of Buddhist history still needs to be thoroughly investigated. While the histories and formations in many ways are parallel to the American ones, they are also interestingly different. 
A special issue of the Journal of Religion in Japan seeks to investigate and analyze the European understanding, appropriation and transformation of various forms of Japanese Buddhism. We welcome scholars from different countries to address the following topics:
A country specific history of appropriation. How did Japanese Buddhism appear, what kind of (local, national, international) relations were there between individuals, networks or institutions, which narratives and functions did it represent? (A general narrative of Westernization of Buddhism, of D. T. Suzuki and new religious movements, such as Soka Gakkai, will be included in the introduction, so please be country specific).
Contemporary representation. What are the activities and practices carried out by Japanese Buddhist groups (if possible supported by quantitative data or general assumptions of numbers of groups and members)? How has Japanese Buddhism had an impact on local culture and society (popular culture, media etc.)?
Please send suggestions for contributions to Jørn Borup (, guest editor for this special issue of the Journal of Religion in Japan) with an abstract of about 200 words by the 1st of October (deadline for article 1st of May, 2019). 
Authors will be invited to a workshop at Aarhus University in May 2019.
Jørn Borup
Associate professor and head of department
Department of the Study of Religion, Aarhus University

Thematic Issue of Terrae Incognitae “The Explored” | Deadline: October 31, 2018

Proposals for this thematic issue of our journal, presently in its 50th year in print, will examine the experience of being explored. Contributions will ideally feature the perspective of exploration through first-hand accounts and develop a critical engagement with the subject matter that also elevates typically underrepresented voices, perspectives, and experiences within the context of exploration history. Terrae Incognitae publishes material relating to any period of exploration history up to the mid-twentieth century.

Please send 150-word abstracts stating the subject of the contribution as well as its critical frame, citing as necessary examples of the primary and secondary literature that will feature prominently in the submission, to the editor, Dr. Lauren Beck ( no later than May 30, 2018. Full-length manuscripts prepared according to the journal’s style guide will be due October 30, 2018 and undergo double-blind peer review. The issue will be published in mid-2019.

Contact Email:


Prison and Religion in the Global South | Deadline: October 31, 2018

The journal Social Sciences and Missions is now planning a special issue on Prison and Religion in the Global South.

Prisons build an important interface of social and religious concern. They are communities operating with limited connection to the outside world and with their own resilient communal life. Penal communities are often dominated by prison gangs. Yet there are aspects to communal life in prison that are outside of gangs’ control, among them an occasionally vibrant religious life independent of outside initiative. At the same time, religious groups of Christian, Buddhist, Islamic, or other provenience, and, to a smaller extent, non-religious NGOs play a crucial role in bridging the gap between prison community and outside world. They provide crucial services that mitigate the hardships of prisons. For some religious groups, prisons offer an excellent ground for religious propagation and recruiting of followers. They see religious renewal in prison as a particularly striking and publicly attractive form of demonstrating the power of faith in transforming people.

Most scholarly research on religious interaction with penal populations relate to North America or Europe. Focusing on religions and prisons in the Global South, this special issue invites contributions from social science and religious studies.

Topics include but are not limited to

  • Religious and missionary agents in prison: motives, goals, and interests
  • Religious propagation in penal contexts: strategies and methods
  • Independent or indigenous religion in the penal context and its interaction with missionary initiatives;
  • Religion, gang culture, and penal community life
  • Conversion, conversion narratives, and deconversion in the penal context
  • Religious ministry in prison and its effectiveness in rehabilitation
  • Faith and adjustment to prison life
  • Religion and prison administration: convergences and tensions
  • State administration of religious affairs in prison
  • Religion, penal politics, and human rights
  • Comparative approaches to religious ministry in different penal contexts of the Global South
  • Chaplains and volunteers in prison ministry
  • Religion and restorative justice
  • Religious influences on penal ideologies
  • Religion and the death penalty
  • New Religious Movements in prison

We invite contributions of original research with a maximum length of 8,000 words. We encourage interested contributors to first submit by email an abstract of around 100 words by April 30, 2018 in order for us to gain a preliminary understanding of your submission plans. Please send your abstract to the guest editor Tobias Brandner ( or or the journal’s editor Jayeel Cornelio ( You may also contact either one of them for further information and questions. Please take note of the submission guidelines that can be found on the journal’s website (

Submission deadline for the full paper: October 31, 2018. 

Call for Papers for Special Issue of Geneology on "Familial Naming Practices" | Deadline: 30 December 2018

We are thrilled to begin our editorship with a special issue on naming practices in family history, a topic particularly dear to both of us. This Special Issue of Genealogy invites submissions on the topic of “Familial Naming Practices” to examine ancestral naming and naming practices or patterns, specifically surnames. Surname can be used as an entry point to learning more about historical demographics and family make-up throughout the etymological family history. We acknowledge and honor, “A person’s given name is a badge of cultural identity” because “the names that people bear are determined in large part by the culture that they belong to” (Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges, 1990, p. vii).

Manuscripts may focus on topics around identity and belonging in association with names, naming practices, and changing of names--particular surnames during immigration. Some potential areas of focus may include the following, although other submissions are welcome and encouraged:

Diversity and naming
Nationality, ethnicity, and naming
Family names via origin through profession, birthplace/location, or kinship
Immigration and recognition
Immigration patterns and name changes
Patronymic surnames
Race, gender, and naming
Familial naming patterns, including traditional patterns and faith-based application
Research associated with modified or changed surnames due to xenophobia
Names associated with location
Enslaved persons and naming
Cultural identities
Because the literature surrounding naming within genealogical and historical scopes is expansive, we are open to how authors frame the conversations around this special topic. We call for a wide range of voices and scholarship to be represented. As José Medina (2014) observes, “We have the individual and collective responsibility to do everything we can to keep cultural dialogues open and to allow for the identities of groups and individuals to be polyphonic (original emphasis), that is, to contain a (diverse and heterogeneous) plurality of voices” (p.184). Diverse and heterogenous voices reside in people with diverse and heterogeneous names through the inclusion of naming and language as identity practices.

Those who wish to submit to this special issue on names and naming should send a short statement of interest with a short description of the plans for the manuscript to the editors no later than October 1, 2018. These should be sent to both: AND

Prof. Dr. Duane Roen
Dr. Sherry Rankins-Robertson
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Genealogy is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) is waived for well-prepared manuscripts submitted to this issue. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


family history
family names
oral histories
Contact Info: 
Anyone wants to submit Please contact Journal managing editor Ms. Allie Shi( or Guest Editors Prof. Dr. Duane Roen (, and Dr. Sherry Rankins-Robertson (

Contact Email:

CFP Issue 6.1 (Displaced Subjects: Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Critical Refugee Studies) | Deadline: December 1, 2018

Edited by Tina Chen (Penn State) and Cathy Schlund-Vials (University of CT-Storrs)

This special issue – focused on global human rights and international humanitarianism – is from the outset guided by what sociologist/cultural critic Yên Lê Espiritu has productively characterized as a connected and connective frame of academic inquiry: critical refugee studies. As Espiritu’s strategic nomenclature suggests, “critical refugee studies” takes seriously displaced subjectivity, nationless bodies, and statelessness. The layered contemplation of critical refugee studies deliberately moves beyond the acknowledgement of stateless figures and nationless subjects to methodologically engage what Espiritu has concomitantly defined as integral to this emergent interdiscipline: critical juxtapositioning. Such comparative analyses, which anticipate this issue’s contents and themes, encompass a dialogic situating of ostensibly opposing disciplines (for instance, sociology, education, performance studies, and literature) and seemingly incompatible spaces (for example, military bases, libraries, art galleries, digital platforms, activist workshops, and secondary education classrooms). In so doing, contributors will collectively address the wide-ranging conditions which brought such displaced subjects “into being.”

Equally significantly, these “before” assessments make necessary multivalent and multidisciplinary explorations of wartime aftermaths, which more often than not include involuntary relocations, resistive articulations, imaginative personhoods, and alternative subjectivities. Correspondingly, this scholarly discussion of displaced subjects seeks to move refugees from the periphery to the center of rights-oriented debates involving (non)personhood, (non)selfhood, and (non)nationhood. We welcome critical studies of forced migration on global and intimate scales; the development of alternative analytical frames for understanding displacement and relocation; theoretical treatment of the inter-relationship of militarism and imperialism; multivalent investigation of the varied sites of refugee life; and focused attention to the cultural, aesthetic, and affective dimensions of displaced subjectivity. Integral to this issue’s refugee-centric recalibrations is the extent to which “displaced subjects” render urgently discernible unreconciled histories of global human rights violations as well as the ongoing failures of international humanitarianism.

Essays (between 6,000-10,000 words) should be prepared according to the author-date + bibliography format as outlined in section 2.38 of the University of Minnesota Press style guide, and submitted electronically to

Authors' names should not appear on manuscripts; instead, please include a separate document with the author's name and address and the title of the article with your electronic submission. Authors should not refer to themselves in the first person in the submitted text or notes if such references would identify them; any necessary references to the author's previous work, for example, should be in the third person.

Submission deadline: December 1, 2018

Call for Proposals to Edit the Journal of Women’s History | Deadline: March 1, 2019

    The Journal of Women’s History, founded in 1989 as the first journal devoted exclusively to the international field of women’s history, invites proposals for a new editorial home for a five-year term beginning June 1, 2020.  Over the course of nearly three decades, the Journal has successfully bridged the divide between "women's" and "gender" history by foregrounding women as active historical subjects in a multiplicity of places and times. In doing so, it has not just restored women to history, but has demonstrated the manifold ways in which women as gendered actors transform the historical landscape. Admirably, the journal has never advanced a specific feminist agenda, but has consistently aimed to make visible the variety of perspectives, both intellectual and methodological, which feminist historiography has generated over the last thirty years. Both by design and by virtue of the diverse research undertaken by scholars of women, gender and feminism, the journal itself constitutes a living archive of what women’s and gender history has been, as well as a testament to its indispensable place in the historical profession at large. Moreover, it sets the agenda for the plurality of feminist histories yet to be written.

    We seek an editorial team that will continue to foster these traditions while also bringing new and innovative ideas to the Journal.  Interested parties should contact the Journal office as soon as possible to request a prospectus that outlines the current organization and funding of the Journal.

    Proposals to edit the Journal should include:  1) a statement of editorial policy, including an analysis of the current place of the Journal in the historical profession and a potential agenda for the future; 2) an organizational plan for the editorial and administrative functions of the Journal; 3) a statement of commitment of institutional support; and 4) copies of curriculum vitae for the editor or editors.  Please note that available software for online article submission and review now make it possible to assemble an editorial team from more than one institution.

    Proposals are due to Teresa Meade, President, Board of Trustees, Journal of Women's History, Department of History, Union College, Schenectady, NY 12308 by March 1, 2019.  The proposal can be sent via hard copy and/or email in a Word file to  If you send only via email, please send a communication in advance so that we will know it is arriving.  You will receive a confirmation via email upon receipt of the full proposal.


Issues & Controversies in History

Facts On File/Infobase Learning is hiring historians and writers on a freelance basis to contribute articles to Issues & Controversies in History, a database in world history targeted to high school and college students. Each article will focus on a specific question encapsulating a debate or conflict in global history. MANY TOPICS ARE STILL AVAILABLE, including Revolution, Slavery, Gender, Imperialism, War, Technology, Race, Human Rights, Diplomacy, Empire, Disease, Economy, Environment, Migration, and Religion. Both traditional and nontraditional subjects are being sought. ESPECIALLY SEEKING TOPICS ON Colonialism, British Commonwealth Nations (Australia, Canada, India, etc.), Latin America, and Antiquity.


Issues & Controversies in History places students at the center of the great debates and conflicts in global history. It brings history to life not as a mere recitation of names and dates but as a set of turning points where the future hung in the balance and opinions raged on all sides. By exploring the issues as the key players saw them, or, in some cases, as historians have interpreted them, the database will build a deeper understanding of how historical events and conflicts have shaped world history.


The goal of Issues & Controversies in History is to present history as a dynamic process of controversies, conflicts, and issues that people debated and experienced and ultimately made choices about. The “issues and controversies” approach will help personalize the engagement with global perspectives, reminding students and educators that world history doesn’t have to take a distanced point of view, but rather can also be about linking local individual actions and events to the larger global experience. Students will learn that in spite of the vastness of the past, the daily lives of individuals also comprise the building blocks of world history and that the choices made by individuals—be they rulers, merchants, farmers, or slaves—have shaped world history for thousands of years.


Each article poses a single historical question and is presented in pro/con format. Some of these focus on specific controversies and events (e.g., Did Constantine's conversion to Christianity transform the Roman Empire? Should Tsar Alexander emancipate the serfs? Should La Malinche have helped Cortés in the Spanish conquest of Mexico? Should West African states have rejected the importation of European guns? Should Britain and France intervene during the U.S. Civil War? Should President Truman drop the atomic bomb on Japan?). Other articles focus on broader historical issues and comparative questions (e.g., Were ancient origin myths derived from observations of nature or the need to sanction political authority? Was the Seven Years' War the world's first world war? Did resistance to slavery shape ideas of freedom? Were merchants or missionaries more important in the spread of early religions? Did the Mayan Empire decline because of internal dissent or environmental change?).

The pro/con sections of each article are document-based. The author needs to gather these primary sources (or excerpts) and quote them as evidence to argue and "prove" specific points. These sources can include traditional documents, such as speeches, letters, manifestoes, newspaper articles, etc., as well as innovative ones, such as editorial cartoons, statues, posters, paintings, coin inscriptions, tomb engravings, etc.

Each article provides all the essential information to enable a student to both understand the issue and its significance and answer the question in specific world history contexts. Every article contains an introductory highlight box summarizing the issue and the two competing positions; a narrative essay providing historical background of the issue/event; an argument section presenting both sides of the controversy, with quotations from primary sources used as evidence to support each position; a selection of primary sources (on which the arguments are based and which are referenced and quoted in the article); a chronology; a sidebar; discussion questions; bibliography; and a “what if” section contemplating what could or might have happened had the alternative side prevailed.


As a whole, articles are designed with an aim toward achieving a balance among historical eras and the broadest possible coverage of geographical regions and peoples worldwide. All eras and global regions are open and available, but non-Western regions are particularly being sought.


Facts On File/Infobase Learning is currently seeking authors for this exciting new database, and many articles are still available. If you are interested in being an author or would like more information, please contact Andrew Gyory, Ph.D., at or Facts On File, 132 West 31st Street, New York, N.Y. 10001.

CFA: Authors, Writers, and Historians, Issues & Controversies in History

Economic and Political Studies (EPS) is a peer-reviewed, ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index) included journal, hosted by Renmin University of China and published by Taylor& Francis Group (ISSN 2095-4816, CN 10-1049/C). It is published quarterly both in print and online ( With a notable focus on China, Economic and Political Studies aims to disseminate significant theoretical, analytical, and empirical research on political-economic phenomena in, or relevant to, China that have wider implications for economic and political studies. EPS encourages solid research findings that may pose challenges to and even revise the existing theories and methodologies. EPSwelcomes original researches that analyse the role of economic and political institutions and consider China’s interaction with the world. 

Contributions are invited from the international community of researchers in the wide range of the fields of political economy, economics and political science. Potential topics for EPS include, but are not limited to: 

  • The China model and institutional transformation
  • Relations between state and market
  • Government and governance
  • Political economy of  China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
  • Economic growth and wealth distribution
  • Fiscal and monetary policies
  • Financialisation of the economy
  • Reforms of state-owned enterprises
  • New urbanization and regional development
  • Political economy analysis of aging
  • Environmental management and policy in China
  • Management and business and institutional changes
  • Innovation, technology and development
  • China’s strategies towards global economic and financial crises
  • AIIB and the international economic order

Apart from the abovementioned, other topics that fall into the fields of development studies, industrial economics, food and agricultural studies, energy consumption and policy, ecological economics, population studies, and human capital and labour economics are also welcome.

Submission process and peer-review: Submissions to EPS can be made through an online submission system at Consulting the Author Services website at for further information. The checklist and detailed manuscript requirements can be found at

In accordance with standard academic practice, articles submitted for publication to the EPS are subject to a rigorous double-blind peer review, based on initial editorial screening, and refereeing by no less than two anonymous referees.

Call for book reviewers East Asian Integration Studies List

Dear readers,

the field of Asian bilateral and multilateral integration is ever increasing, and so is the academic output in the field. extends this invitation for scholars and practitioners to review books for our website on East Asian economic integration. If you are interested in reviewing books for, please send an e-mail mentioning “book reviews” as well as the title(s), you want to review, with a short biographical note and a specification of your area of interest to Dr. Bernhard Seliger (

Please find the list of all books available for review at the following address:

Studies in South Asian Film and Media | Deadline: Rolling

We invite contributions from scholars, researchers and practitioners of South Asian film and media. Possible areas include but are not limited to:

  • Film and Media as social history.
  • Feminist analysis and theory in film/media studies and practice
  • Class, caste, and sexuality: The politics of subalterneity and marginalization in film/media studies.
  • Contemporary media/ documentary and the public sphere. Interviews with documentary film makers.
  • Global media consumer culture and labor in the cultural industries. 
  • News, citizenship, democracy, and the neo-liberal restructuring of media industry. 
  • Nationalism and Regional cinema in the context of neo-liberalism.
  • Globalization/Diaspora/ South Asian representation.
  • Cinema and the other arts. 
  • Contemporary arts practices, cinema, and visual culture.

Articles should be between 6,000 – 8,000 words in length. Please note that articles should be original and not be under consideration by any other publication. For detailed submission instructions please click here

SAFM also, welcomes shorter pieces that are either creative or analytical (between 1,000 – 4,000 words) as well as visual material. All initial enquires should be sent to the editors at

Aarti Wani (Lead Editor)


CIRS Asia Papers Series | Deadline: Rolling

The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at Georgetown University in Qatar (GUQ) welcomes submissions to our The Asia Papers series. CIRS publishes original research on a broad range of issues, including international relations, political science, and economics, among other topics of relevance to Asia.

We accept manuscript submissions throughout the year.


·       Authors are paid an honorarium for accepted papers.

·       Papers published within six months of being accepted.

·       Papers are easily accessible, and available for free in print and electronic formats.

·       Papers are promoted widely by CIRS and distributed via online academic platforms and search databases, making them highly cited.

·       Twenty printed papers are provided free to authors.

View published titles in the Asia Papers series:

For inquiries, or to send electronic submissions, please contact Suzi Mirgani, Managing Editor for CIRS Publications (  


-        Papers should be around 10,000 words and cannot have been previously published, or under consideration for publication, elsewhere.

-        Paper submissions must include a brief abstract and biography of the author.

-        All submissions are subject to a double-blind review process.

-        Any copyright concerns are the full responsibility of the author.

-        By submitting work to CIRS, the author agrees to the CIRS Copyright Agreement.

For full CIRS Submission Guidelines, please visit:

Southeast Asian Studies Call for Book Reviews | Deadline: Rolling

The internationally peer-reviewed journal  Southeast Asian Studies  invites scholars to review the following titles on Southeast Asian studies. Reviews are between 1400-1800 words.  Interested scholars should an email to the reviews editor, Associate Professor Julius Bautista <> containing the following:  (1) an indication of which title they would like to review,  (2) a description of their scholarly expertise, (3) their full mailing address and (4) their complete CV.  

For more information, please see the original posting here

Invitations for Submissions to H-Asia's "Digital Asia" Reference Site

Deadline: Rolling

In 2016, we are all aware of the many ways in the internet has transformed research and teaching in Asian Studies over the past twenty-five years. While keeping current with new tools and venues for Asia scholarship can be challenging, search engines and support infrastructure have also improved immensely, and a moment’s search will point to numerous fine current reference pages of digital resources for Asian Studies. However, the digital scholarship produced by researchers as individuals or teams is less readily visible to other researchers and students. Every so often we receive notices of these via H-Asia (for examples, see Richard Smith's post, or Sumathi Ramaswamy's Going Global in Mughal India). For projects like these, we hope H-Asia can make a useful contribution by helping scholars to connect their digital humanities projects with a global readership of Asia specialists (note: H-Asia currently has around 8,700 subscribed accounts). Therefore, H-Asia is inviting submissions for a reference site for open-access digital humanities projects in Asian Studies.  These will follow a standard format and will be listed by subcategories with the heading “Digital Asia” under the “H-Asia Resources” tab on our home page. Eligible projects will be open access outcomes of scholarship intended for research or teaching in any discipline and area of Asian Studies, self-reported according to a set format by H-Asia subscribers directly involved with the project. If you would like your project to be listed, please see here for instructions.

Japan Studies Review

Deadline: Rolling

The Japan Studies Review is a refereed journal published annually by the Southern Japan Seminar and Asian Studies Program at Florida International University. As a publication which addresses a variety of cross-disciplinary issues in Japanese studies, Japan Studies Review includes contributions dealing with practical and theoretical topics in the areas of business and economic issues, politics, education and curriculum development, philosophy and aesthetics, gender issues, popular culture, and immigration issues. We are accepting submissions, including articles, essays and/or book reviews following the guidelines on our website. Our submissions include: Article: 20-30 manuscript pages; Essays: 10-15 manuscript pages; Book review: 2-5 pages. Files must be in Microsoft Word, and endnotes must follow Chicago style. Submissions may be made via email attachment to

New Book Series: Critical Studies in Architecture of the Middle East

Deadline: Rolling

Critical Studies in Architecture of the Middle East  is devoted to the most recent scholarship concerning historic and contemporary architecture, landscape, and urban design of the Middle East and of regions shaped by diasporic communities more globally. We invite interdisciplinary studies from diverse perspectives that address the visual characteristics of the built environment, ranging from architectural case studies to urban analysis. The series will illustrate a range of approaches to the commission, design, construction, use, and reception of buildings and landscapes throughout the region; concurrently, it will illuminate the region’s diverse architectural cultures and traditions. The series intends to present the history, theory, practice, and critical analyses of historical and contemporary architecture, landscape, and urban design, as well as the interpretation and conservation of the region’s existing cultural heritage. It will include surveys, monographs, and edited volumes. Series editors: Mohammad Gharipour & Christiane Gruber. Please submit your book proposals to the series editors.  The following is the link to the book proposal template:

SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan

Deadline: Rolling

The SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan series features new research monographs as well as translations of scholarship not previously available in English. Our goal is to publish high quality, peer-reviewed research on Japan and its history, politics and culture. We welcome proposals for new books in the series. If you would like to discuss contributing, please get in touch with the series editor at For more information:

The Journal of Asia Pacific Studies

Deadline: Rolling

The Journal of Asia Pacific Studies is an academic peer-reviewed journal published jointly by the Central American Institute of Asia Pacific Studies (CAI-APS) and the International Academy of Social Sciences (IASS). JAPS is published both online and in print and it is catalogued and indexed by: Directory of Open Access Journals, EBSCOhost, the online Bibliography of Asian Studies of the Association of Asian Studies, and OpenJGate. Papers dealing with the Asia Pacific region are welcomed. Please visit our website for more information:

Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies

Deadline: Rolling

SJEAS published by the Academy of East Asian Studies, Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea invites you to submit papers in Japanese Studies. Research areas SJEAS prefers are in the field of humanities- history, literature, culture, sociology, religion, and philosophy. SJEAS accepts papers all the year around. For more information, please visit, or write to

Korea Journal

Deadline: Rolling

The Korea Journal welcomes submissions of original research articles, review articles, and book reviews that make new contributions to the field of Korean studies. All submitted manuscripts will undergo a double-blinded review by three specialists in the relevant disciplines. Authors will be notified of the results of the review within three to four months from the submission date. Before submitting your manuscripts, please ensure that you carefully read and adhere to the Korea Journal Editorial Policy (with Korea Journal Research Ethics Guideline) and Korea Journal Manuals of Style. Research manuscripts should range between 6,000 and 8,000 words, footnotes and references inclusive. A 200-word abstract and 6–8 keywords should also be included in the submission. We are also inviting review articles between 5,000 and 7,000 words that survey 3–4 books and summarize timely questions and latest trends in the subfields of Korean studies. Please refer to the list of publications below for review articles/book reviews. If you would like to contribute a review article, please send us your CV with a short explanation as to why the publication(s) is best assigned to you. After a meticulous selection process, the Korea Journal will mail you a review-copy of the publications within 10 working days (20 working day if you are outside South Korea), should you be successfully chosen. Please note that the review articles will undergo the same peer-review process before being accepted for publication. For submitting your article or further information about the journal, please visit and follow the instructions located within the website.

Vostok Magazine

Deadline: Rolling

Vostok Magazine is an online edition on Asia in two languages: English and Russian (English version available at Currently we are looking for new authors for our English version (their articles will be translated into Russian too if they don't mind). Those who want to become our authors can contact Alexandra Urman via email (

Entangled Religions

Deadline: Rolling

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg 'Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe' of the Ruhr University Bochum is pleased to announce that the first issue of the Online Journal Entangled Religions is set to go online soon. For the next issues, the journal invites contributions and book review on the topic interreligious and intrareligious contact.  Please, have a look at the calls for papers and reviews under

The Review of Korean Studies

Deadline: Rolling

The Review of Korean Studies (RKS) is an academic journal published biannually in English by The Academy of Korean Studies. Since its first publication in 1998, the RKS has strived to stimulate dialogue and promote the exchange of ideas, theories, and perspectives among Koreanists in both Asia and the West. The journal is listed in the Korean Citation Index, and it aims to be listed in international journal indexes such as Scopus and A&HCI in near future. Scope and Types of Manuscripts: Research articles in all fields of Korean Studies, and Translation or introduction of (a) primary source(s) on Korean Studies. Submission: available at all times. Submission Guidelines: All manuscripts should be submitted by email to as an attachment in MS Word document (.doc/.docx) format. Papers submitted to the RKS must be unpublished original work of the author(s) and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Any fact of external support for the research or its earlier presentation/publication must be acknowledged. Citations such as the reference list, footnotes, and parenthetical citations should be made following the standards specified by The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition.  For Romanization of Korean, follow the Revised Romanization System, set by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Further instructions for authors can be obtained from the RKS website:

Asia-Pacific Journal

Deadline: Rolling

Asia-Pacific Journal is a peer-reviewed open source electronic journal, which publishes weekly and takes pride in the rigor and speed of its review process. The APJ is also among the most widely read journals on Asia and the Pacific. The topics covered include (but are not limited to): contemporary geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific, political economy, social and political affairs, social movements, war and historical memory, and popular culture. Our readers are scattered across 205 countries – the largest number being in North America, Europe, East and South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, but quite a number also in West Asia (the Middle East), with smaller numbers in Africa and Latin America – check out the cluster map on our home page).  Readers access over 100,000 articles each month and major articles have achieved more than 50,000 readers (to a high of well over 150,000) over the years thanks to course use and open Internet searches. For more information, please visit or write to

East West Affairs: A Quarterly Journal of North-South Relations in Postnormal Times (EWA)

Deadline: Rolling

East West Affairs: A Quarterly Journal of North-South Relations in Postnormal Times (EWA) is a trans-disciplinary journal devoted to that examining the relationship between East and West in a rapidly changing world, where power is shifting from West to East, uncertainty and complexity are the norms  what is generally being described as postnormal times.  EWA provides opportunities for publication of scholarly articles, which may represent divergent ideas and opinions, on international, political, economic, social and cultural issues from the perspective of shifting power balance from West to East. EWA also publishes essays and commentaries on policy and research relevant to the global South. It seeks to promote understanding of East-West relations and appreciation of non-western concerns and issues. Articles and commentaries are peer-reviewed. Contributions are normally received with the understanding that their content is unpublished material and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere. Translated material which has not previously been published in English will also be considered. The editors do not necessarily agree with the views expressed in the pages of EWA. Articles should not be more than 8,000 words long; we prefer 5-6000 words. Commentaries and reviews should be limited to 3000 words. Contributions should be accompanied by a short 2-300 word abstract, a complete bibliography of references, and a short biography of the contributor(s). Book reviews should provide complete references to the books discussed. The title of a contribution should be kept simple and not exceed more than ten words. The text should be organized under appropriate cross-headings. For more information, please contact, or visit

The Artifice

Deadline: Rolling

Do you want to write about Movies, TV, Arts, Anime, Comics, Games, Literature or other art forms? Do you want to get your foot in the door and enter the big-wide world of the online media and have your work read and shared by millions of readers? We invite you to The Artifice: The Artifice is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms. We do not run The Artifice, you do. The Artifice is collaboratively built and maintained by your fellow writers. It is structured to let you focus on the quality of the content while it deals with the exposure of it to an audience of millions. You can write about a whole host of things for pleasure, passion and/or to boost your CV with vital experience in this ever competitive media environment. Our current writers range from undergraduates, to graduates, to emeritus professors. Grab the opportunity and join our team of writers. Join now:

Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion

Deadline: Rolling

The Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion has commenced publishing the Journal on Indian Philosophy and Religion annually from Fall, 1996. The Journal covers the wide range of philosophies and religions which are indigenous to South Asia. It includes scholarly work of comparative and critical studies of Eastern and Western philosophies and religions. The journal also includes sections on discussion articles and book reviews. All inquiries about submitting manuscripts should be mailed to the Associate Editor: Chandana Chakrabarti, Society for Indian Philosophy & Religion, PO Box 79,Elon, NC 27244,USA.

The International Journal of Korean History

Deadline: Rolling

The International Journal of Korean History is an international scholarly journal, launched with the support of the Brain Korea 21 Education and Research Group for Korean History at Korea University, and published by the Center for Korean History. The Journal promotes original research and new analyses and interpretations through articles, book reviews, and translated scholarly works related to Korean history. The IJKH editors and editorial board are committed to serving its international authors and readers, and to the development of Korean studies both in and outside of Korea. The Journal is published biannually (on February 27th and August 30th of each year) and accepts paper submissions throughout the year. Article manuscripts, including endnotes, the abstract, and keywords, should not exceed 8,000 words. Please include a 150 word abstract at the beginning of the document. The text and footnotes of manuscripts must be double-spaced and use the Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition). Please use the McCune-Reischauer system as the primary system to Romanize Korean-language names and terms. Submissions may be sent to

Indo-Pacific Review

Deadline: Rolling

The Indo-Pacific Review (IPR),, is focused on strategic and cultural issues in Southeast Asia. IPR is currently in the process of establishing an independent contributor network of scholars, students and professionals who are engaged with issues important to Southeast Asia. Contributions can be anything from a 400 word commentary to a full length article or report. IPR seeks to provide a comprehensive view of developments in the region, so we are interested in a broad range of topics. Contributor analysis and commentary will be featured prominently on both the website and the weekly newsletter. Our editorial team is composed of seasoned international affairs professionals with extensive diplomatic, defense, and media experience. IPR is quickly developing a following of influential organizations and individuals including the Asia Society, CSIS, and Rory Medcalf among others. Our mission is to serve as a knowledge base on Southeast Asia and accelerate understanding of regional dynamics through expert analysis and connecting engaged professionals on all sides of the Indo-Pacific. For more information, please contact Evan McGlaughlin at

Asia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies

Routledge's New English-Language Journal | Deadline: Rolling

Asia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies aims to drive academic investigation and promote the exchange of translation and cultural studies ideas among global theoreticians and practitioners. Contributions on linguistic and cultural specificities, and the social, political, and economic contexts in which they arise, are valued. The journal's unique emphasis lies in its aim to present an authentic overview on this topic in the Asia Pacific region. Submissions from the following disciplines are accepted as long as the focus is on translation and culture: Literature, Linguistics, History, Arts, Media and communications, Cultural studies, Political science, International relations, Sociology, Anthropology, etc. English Translation of short stories will be accepted in future issues, and book reviews be included. Contributions from within and outside Asia Pacific are welcome. Scholarly objectivity and originality is of utmost importance. The length of the paper should be around twelve pages long. The reference style is Chicago Style (Author Date). The journal requires each author to attach a recent photo as well as a short-bio note of no more than 200 words. In the near future, papers can be submitted to For more information, please contact Luo Xuanmin, Editor, Asia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies, Professor of Translation and Translation Studies, Tsinghua University at

East Asian Journal of Popular Culture

Deadline: Rolling

We are delighted to announce the development of the new Intellect Journal of East Asian Popular Culture and to issue a general call for papers. In the last few decades there has been a huge rise in the interest in East  Asian Popular Culture. The Journal of East Asian Popular Culture will be engaging directly with that trend. From film to music; art to translation and fashion to tourism, this journal will offer a forum where multidisciplinary work can come together in new and exciting ways. The East Asian Journal of Popular Culture is the first academic peer-reviewed journal for scholars, teachers, and students from around the world who have an active and passionate interest in the Popular Culture of  East Asia. The journal is devoted to all aspects of Popular Culture in East Asia. With the growth in popularity of Asian visual products in the Western world and the increasing strength of the Asian markets, this publication fulfills the need for an international journal that allows Western and Asian film, media, literary, music, fashion, digital media, television, art and cultural scholars alike to engage in discussion. The journal encourages articles that are both localized (towards a specific popular culture trend, figure or industry) as well as articles that are more global in their outlook (forging links between East Asian popular culture and wider global issues). If you would like to submit a paper or contact us about a proposed special edition please email for further advice.

History of Science in South Asia

Deadline: Rolling

For the journal's publishing model, we have adopted the best and most up-to-date codes of practice:

  • The journal is internationally peer-reviewed and indexed.
  • The journal is Open Access.  Articles can be read at no charge.
  • There will be no article processing fee for submissions made in the first two years of the journal's existence.
  • Authors retain copyright of their submissions.
  • Authors are required to publish their papers under a Creative Commons license, to facilitate wide dissemination.
  • Papers are published on the journal's website as soon as editorial tasks and typesetting are completed (rolling publication).
  • The journal is published online and in print.  Print issues and print subscriptions to the journal are sold on demand.

As you will see, the journal is free of charge both for readers and authors. This is made possible through the generous support of the publishers, the Sayahna Foundation (  After two years, any charges that may become necessary will be kept within reasonable bounds; several innovative business models are under active consideration, and it may continue to be possible to avoid article processing fees. The scope can be found at They take "South Asia" as an inclusive, non-political, socio-geographic term referring to the area from Afghanistan to Sri Lanka, from Pakistan to Bangladesh, and, of course, India. Research on the influences of South Asian cultures beyond these borders is also welcome, for example Nepalese or Tibetan influences on China, Sri Lankan influences on the Maldives, or Indian influences in South-East Asia. They take "science" to be broadly conceived and to include all forms of rigorous intellectual activity that adopt at least to some extent a quantitative and empirical approach, as in the German "Die Wissenschaft," that covers most forms of academic scholarship. Theoretical discussions of the meaning of the history of science in the South Asian historical context are welcome. They should presuppose some familiarity with topics such as those raised in sources like Grant, A History of Natural Philosophy (2007), Latour, Laboratory Life (1979), Staal, Concepts of Science in Europe and Asia (1993), Shapin, "Science and the Modern World" (2007), Netz, The Shaping of Deduction (2003, cf. review by Latour), Pollock, "The Languages of Science in Early-Modern India" (in Forms of Knowledge in Early Modern Asia, 2011), and similar reflective works that explore Global History, the interpretation of Modernities, and the general meaning of science in the pre-modern world.

Full submission guidelines are available on the HSSA website at The journal's website and email addresses are and They prefer authors to log in to the journal's website at and follow the submission and upload procedure on the website.  However, submissions can also be sent directly to Please have a look at the new journal's website at, and register as a reader, author, or reviewer.

New Journal: Singaporean Journal of Buddhist Studies

Deadline: Rolling

The Buddhist College of Singapore has just launched a new peer-reviewed Chinese & English journal of Buddhist Studies, the Singaporean Journal of Buddhist Studies, which can be found at The first issue is to be published in a year or so, after that it will be published twice a year. It accepts unpublished research papers on all aspects of Buddhist Studies. Interested scholars can send their work to

Rangoli Online Magazine

Deadline: Rolling

Submissions are now being taken for the fourth issue of Rangoli, our online magazine. We are looking for poems, short stories, book reviews, photography, interesting articles, and pieces of creative art. We are particularly keen to receive submissions related to South Asian Literature and art forms. Also, we invite your ideas for interviews. Be part of this great magazine which believes in promoting literature and encourages the cause of the written word! For more details and to discuss any queries write to Sneha Subramanian Kanta, Assistant Editor, Rangoli at

To know more, visit

Anthem Southeast Asian Studies

Deadline: Rolling

Anthem Press has established a new book series, "Anthem Southeast Asian Studies," and welcomes the submission of proposals for monographs, collections of essays, major reference works, and course readers that meet the series' scope and criteria. The series seeks to offer to a global audience new, path-breaking research drawn from across the full range of academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences and is directed at academic libraries, researchers, university students, and other sophisticated audiences.

To submit a proposal, please contact them at

Please visit their website at

Japanese Language and Literature

Deadline: Rolling

In publication since 1965, JLL is the official publication of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (formerly the Association of Teachers of Japanese), a professional organization with 1,300 members at secondary and collegiate levels as well as several hundred library subscribers and distribution through the JSTOR online archive. Though strongly encouraged, contributors need not be members of the AATJ. The journal reaches about 1,000 Japan scholars and libraries in the United States and around the world. JLL publishes contributions in the areas of Japanese literary studies, Japanese linguistics, and Japanese language and literature pedagogy, as well as articles from other disciplines that help to interpret or define the problems of Japanese literary history, literary or linguistic study, or classroom practice. Contributions are blindly reviewed by two or more readers before being accepted for publication. The time frame for publication between submission and publication can be as short as four months if all goes smoothly. Two issues (fall and spring) are published per year. Submit manuscripts for consideration in electronic form to the appropriate editor:  Literature: Rebecca Copeland, Washington University, Language and Linguistics: Sachiko Matsunaga, California State University, Los Angeles,

Asian Literature and Translation

Deadline: Rolling

Asian Literature and Translation (ALT) is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal established by the Centre for the History of Religion in Asia (CHRA), Cardiff University. The main objective of the journal is to publish research papers, translations, and reviews in the field of Asian religious literature (construed in the widest sense) in a form that makes them quickly and easily accessible to the international academic community; to professionals in related fields, such as theatre and storytelling; and to the general public.

The scope of the journal covers the cultural, historical, and religious literature of South, Southeast, East and Central Asia in the relevant languages (e.g. Sanskrit, Pali, Chinese, Tibetan, Japanese, et al.). They particularly welcome literary translations, including extracts from longer works in progress, manuscript reports and commentarial material, new adaptations of classic texts, archive stories and debate pieces, and the discussion of new approaches to translation. Book and performance reviews, including visual material, and letters to the editor, including responses to published material, are also solicited.

Contributions are welcome on a wide range of topics in the research area as defined above. All contributions should be sent electronically to The covering email should have two copies of the submission attached, one as a word.doc and one as a pdf. A short abstract of the piece must also be included. For further information, see

Labour in Transport: Histories from the Global South (Africa, Asia, and Latin America)

Deadline: Rolling

The co-editors of the special issue 22 "Labour in Transport: Histories from the Global South" of the International Review of Social History (Cambridge University Press) call for papers that seek to examine new frontiers in labor history in different transport sectors and societies in what one might loosely call the global south (Africa, Asia, Latin America) in different historical periods. Innovative papers and contributions should be based on original archival and/or oral primary research material and shed light on the issues pertaining to the global history of transport workers of/in/from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This journal seeks to address specific issues: social worlds of men and women engaged in transport and the construction of transport services; systems of organization and/or exploitation of labor; types of labor relations; forms of solidarity and/or conflict among workers; global connections among sectors and workers beyond the borders of nation-states. Please contact Stefano Bellucci, International Institute of Social History, Cruquiusweg 31 - Amsterdam, Phone: +31 20 6685866, Email:

The Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs

Deadline: Rolling

The Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs (JCSAA) is an inter­nationally refereed academic journal published by the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies, Hamburg. Aside from the print edition JCSAA will also be available online as an open access journal. Articles to be published should be written in English and submitted exclusively to this publication. The Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs is devoted to the transfer of scholarly insights to a wide audience. The topics covered should therefore not only be orientated towards specialists in South­east Asian affairs, but should also be of relevance to readers with a practical interest in the region.

The editors welcome contributions on contemporary Southeast Asia that are concerned with the fields of international relations, politics, economics, society, education, environment, or law. Articles should be theoretically grounded and empirically sound, and they should reflect the state of the art in contemporary Southeast Asian studies. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed for acceptance, and the editors will respond within three months. Research articles should not exceed 10,000 words (including footnotes and references). The Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs accepts only English-language articles. Manu­scripts should be submitted to the editors Marco Bünte, David Cam­roux, and Andreas Ufen in electronic form: For detailed submission guidelines see

The American Journal of Chinese Studies

Deadline: Rolling

The American Journal of Chinese Studies ( is soliciting manuscripts in the humanities (including history, literature, religion, fine arts, philosophy, etc.) that focus on Chinese communities, including mainland China (past and present), Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Chinese Diaspora. AJCS is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published by the American Association for Chinese Studies ( Past issues have included humanistic work, but the emphasis was on social sciences. The editorial board is looking to increase the number of humanistic papers published in the journal. For questions about submission and subscriptions contact the journal editor, Professor Thomas Bellows, Department of Political Science, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249, email:

East Asian Integration Studies

Deadline: Rolling

The field of Asian bilateral and multilateral integration is ever increasing, and so is the academic output in the field. extends this invitation for scholars and practitioners to review books for our website on East Asian economic integration. If you are interested in reviewing books for, please send an e-mail message mentioning "book reviews," as well as the title(s) you want to review, with a short biographical note and a specification of your area of interest to Dr. Bernhard Seliger ( Please visit website for full list of books available for review.

The Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia Project

Deadline: Rolling

The Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia ( is a large scale and vast web-project with numerous different aspects and purposes:

  1. provide easy access to vast amount of materials for everyone with access to internet
  2. create a platform for Chinese- and English- speaking Buddhists to interact, co-operate, work and study together
  3. gather all available existing digitized materials, review them, categorize and post them online
  4. collaborate with relevant universities, monasteries, institutions, libraries, museums and individuals from around the globe
  5. continue digitizing more materials
  6. use the advantages of modern technology to develop different forms of Buddhist education (both on- and off-line)
  7. create a international team of specialists interested in those topics, who would collaborate and meet on regular bases.

The author and main organizer of Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia is Vello Vaartnou. The CBE project was officially started in December 2012, when Vaartnou presented the idea of the CBE at the ECAI conference in University of California, Berkeley, USA. They are looking for volunteer editors for the Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia project. CBE needs a lot of data research and editing. Usually every editor has their own Buddhism-related topic(s) (English and Chinese speakers), for which s/he would gather as much material as possible. They seek to work together with scholars make a difference and build up huge online Buddhist source. So, they welcome everyone who could contribute their valuable time by editing and adding materials from different sources all over the internet. Also, they are looking for people who have some computer skills as well to help develop the system little better. There is much work to do, so anyone who would like to give their contribution for the Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia project are most WELCOME to do so. If you think you want to participate then please visit the website- at and for more information or e-mail them at

Asiascape: Digital Asia

Deadline: Rolling

Launching in 2014, the bi-annual academic journal 'Asiascape: Digital Asia' now invites submissions for research articles that explore the political, social, and cultural impact of digital media in Asia. Although they do not exclude scholarship in digital culture and culture studies, 'Asiascape: Digital Asia'¹s focus is on research from the social sciences, arts, media and communication studies, information and computer sciences, and area studies. All inquiries regarding article submissions can be addressed to Florian Schneider,, or Nozomi Goto,

Journal of Japanese Philosophy

Deadline: Rolling

The Journal of Japanese Philosophy, published by SUNY Press, is the first and only international peer-reviewed journal on Japanese philosophy. The first issue contains essays by Fujita Masakatsu, John Maraldo, Bret Davis, Graham Parkes, and others. They are currently inviting submissions for their following issues. The journal aims to demonstrate the relevance of Japanese philosophy. It welcomes rigorous academic papers on all time periods and all areas of Japanese philosophy, classical to contemporary, from a variety of perspectives, including interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and comparative studies. The entire article does not have to be focused on a Japanese philosophy or philosopher as long as some Japanese philosophy or philosopher plays a significant role in the article. The article should not exceed 8,000 words and should follow the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style ( For details, refer to Send your inquiries and submissions to

Journal of American-East Asian Relations

Deadline: Rolling

The Journal of American-East Asian Relations has a new website located at The previous electronic listing with Interworld-Pacific is now defunct. I am eager to receive submissions, especially from advance graduate students and tenure-track professors, and promise a prompt decision. Please visit our new website with Brill where you will find a link to a PDF providing instructions for contributors.

Saskawa USA Forum | Deadline: Rolling

Sasakawa USA is now accepting submissions for the Sasakawa USA Forum, a platform for research and analysis related to Japan and U.S.-Japan relations in a bilateral, regional, and global context. In order to gain a more comprehensive view of U.S.-Japan relations, the Sasakawa USA Forum offers experts outside Sasakawa USA a chance to bring their work to a wide audience.

Submissions should be 750 to 2,000 words in length and written on issues that previously have been inadequately covered regarding Japan or U.S.-Japan relations in a bilateral, regional, or global context. Submissions are considered on a rolling basis. Authors of accepted submissions will receive a modest honorarium.

Papers published to date have dealt with topics that include climate change politics in Japan, the U.S.-Japan Alliance Coordination Mechanism, and future challenges in U.S.-Japan security cooperation. Published papers are available online here.

To submit an article for consideration, please contact Graham Dietz at For more detailed information on submission, please visit the site here. Published writings are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Sasakawa USA.



Collected volume on 'The 1921 Mongolian People’s Revolution' | Deadline: August 31, 2018

The year 2021 will mark the 100-year anniversary of the 1921 People’s Revolution in Mongolia, which established the second independent communist nation in the world, the Mongolian People’s Republic, and effected immediate and far-reaching changes on the everyday lives of Mongolians for most of the twentieth century. Yet, as we approach this anniversary, the People’s Revolution has become part of the distant past for many Mongolians, who may feel nostalgia or antipathy towards the socialist Mongolian past or who may question its relevance for their lives.
For this collected volume, we welcome abstracts from scholars working in a broad range of disciplines that encourage readers to re-examine socialist Mongolia from the vantage point afforded by this centenary. Abstracts may address any aspect of Mongolia during the period of Soviet influence (1921-1990) and possible topics include but are not limited to critical events or individuals, the relationship between ideology and social trends, cultural and artistic developments, and the adoption of new ideas and perspectives.   

Interdisciplinary submissions as well as those that offer alternatives to typical academic discourses are welcomed. Scholars from Mongolia are also strongly encouraged to contribute.

Please submit a 250-word-maximum abstract and a brief biography before August 31, 2018 to or Those selected will be informed in early September and will then be expected to submit their full draft (7,000-10,000 words) before June 1, 2019.

About the editors:

Simon Wickhamsmith (Rutgers University) is a translator and scholar of twentieth and twenty-first century Mongolian literature. His works include a translation of Ts. Oidov’s The End of the Dark Era (Phoneme Media 2016) and Literature and Politics in Mongolia 1921-1948 (Amsterdam University Press, forthcoming).

Author of Language, Literacy, and Social Change in Mongolia (Lexington 2018), Phillip Marzluf (Kansas State University) blends Mongolian Studies with his disciplinary interests in literacy, composition and rhetoric, World Literature, and travel writing.

ICAS11 Dissertation Prize Submission | Deadline: October 10, 2018

The International Convention of Asian Scholars has become the largest gathering of its kind in the world. ICAS11 will be held in Leiden (The Netherlands) from 16-19 July 2019. As a part of this Convention there will be, in addition to Awards and Accolades for the Best Book in Asian Studies in the two categories of Humanities and Social Sciences, Awards and Accolades for the Best Ph.D Dissertation in Asian Studies awarded in each category. We encourage candidates from all countries whose dissertation is in the English language to enter this competition. Winners will receive a prize of 1250 Euros, intended to facilitate their attendance at ICAS12. 
To be eligible for consideration, dissertations should be in the field of Asian studies and the disciplines of either Humanities or Social Sciences (broadly classified). They should be dated after August 2016. (broadly classified). 
The submission process is very simple. Any interested party, including the dissertation authors themselves, may submit an electronic copy of the thesis: see The deadline for submission is 10 October 2018.
Alex McKay PhD,
Chair, Reading Committee
Contact Info: 
Alex McKay PhD

University of London (SOAS, UCL) retired.

PO Box 251, Gloucester, NSW 2422, Australia - or c/o the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, The Netherlands

Contact Email:

Call for Contributor(s): “Conflict” chapter in the forthcoming Bloomsbury Academic The Cultural History of the Sea – Medieval Age 800-1450 | Deadline: December 1, 2018

In December 2020 Bloomsbury Academic will publish a new addition to their Cultural History Series, a multi-set Cultural History of the Sea spanning Antiquity to the Modern Age. This follows successful series on Animals, the Human Body, Childhood and Family, Sexuality, Gardens, Women, Food, the Senses, and Dress and Fashion.  These sets are marketed as reference volumes for university and other libraries and are helpful go-to starting points for people/students coming at a subject cold. I was fortunate enough to be offered the editorship of the Medieval Age volume and it is as editor of this volume that I write here. 

I am looking for a potential contributor – or possibly a collaborative contribution – for the chapter entitled “Conflict.” Originally titled “War and Empire” this was subsequently changed to better reflect the diversity of organized violence encountered across different maritime spaces at different periods. As is evident from this shift, the chapter should not have an exclusively ”naval warfare” focus but be prepared to include in its overview a variety of types of organized violence at sea, across a range of maritime spaces including the Indian Ocean.

Previous Cultural History sets from Bloomsbury have been criticised for their Eurocentrism and I am very determined that my Medieval Age volume will not suffer from this. I am hoping that each chapter will attempt coverage of the seas around Eurasia and Africa, even if it focuses on particular areas and sub-periods in more detail. The series aims to present an overview of current research and as coverage is far from comprehensive for this period, in some ways the approach should be self-limiting. 

There is plenty to quibble with about the series - the chronological definition of the periods themselves, their nomenclature, the problems of running the same themes across all the volumes, and, not least, how to present a succinct overview in 10,000 words! Nevertheless, the idea of writing the cultural history of seas is a relatively new idea and to do so across maritime spaces and before 1500 is a pathbreaking endeavour.  As such, this volume represents a brilliant opportunity not only to interest a wide, often non-specialist, audience in this new area of cultural history, but also to formulate new and exciting academic agendas for its future development.

I am aware of the fact that there is a plentiful scholarship on, for example, Norman naval warfare, the Byzantine navy, Viking raiding and so on, but I am looking for a contributor - or a pair of contributors - who would attempt a more wide ranging and comparative approach. It is undoubtedly difficult to find specialists who will readily venture into new geographical areas, even at a survey/overview level, however, I have successfully recruited such rare pearls for the other chapters and you would be writing alongside: Sharon Kinoshita (UC Santa Cruz – “Travelers”), Jessica Goldberg (UCLA – “Networks”), James L. Smith (Trinity College Dublin – “Imaginary Worlds”), Stephanie Wynne-Jones and James Barrett (Universities of York and Cambridge, UK – co-authored chapter on “Practices”), Eric Staples (Zayed University, Abu Dhabi – “Knowledges”), Roxani Margariti (Emory – “Islands and Shores”) and Emmanuelle Vagnon (Paris I and CNRS – “Representation”). 

Each contribution is to be 10,000 words (including notes and bibliography) with 5-6 images allowed per chapter, possibly a few more if other people don't use up their quota (the volume total is to be between 40 and 50 images). The deadline for submission is 1 December 2018, so in a year’s time.

If you are interested in authoring or co-authoring this chapter on “Conflict” please send a full CV and brief statement (100-200 words) of how you would approach this topic and over which geographical areas to

I look forward to hearing from you and please do not hesitate to contact me for more information.

With kind regards,

Elizabeth Lambourn

Reader (Associate Professor) in South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies, De Montfort University UK


CFP: "Demographics, Social Policy, and Asia (Part II)", Education About Asia (EAA)

Education About Asia (EAA) is the peer-reviewed teaching journal of the Association for Asian Studies. Our print and online readers include undergraduate instructors as well as high school and middle school teachers. Our articles are intended to provide educators and academics in the humanities and social sciences who are often not specialists with basic understanding of Asia-related content. Professors and high school teachers also utilize many EAA articles and essays as student readings. Qualified referees evaluate all manuscripts submitted for consideration.We are developing a special section for fall 2018 titled “Demographics, Social Policy, and Asia (Part II).” We hope that this special section will draw upon several of the social sciences and the humanities to inform readers about some of the most significant historical and contemporary demographic phenomena that helped to shape Asian cultures, and have profound potential ramifications for Asian futures. Aspiring authors should be aware that “Demographics, Social Policy, and Asia (Part I)” was published earlier in December 2017.

Interested prospective authors can visit the EAA website ( to see the Table of Contents of the issue and read archived articles from the winter 2017 issue. We welcome a variety of Asia-related manuscript topics but are particularly interested in receiving manuscripts on China since we were able to publish only one China-related thematic essay in the winter 2017 issue. We also strongly encourage high school and undergraduate instructors who have utilized successful thematic-related classroom strategies to submit shorter teaching resource essays.

Please consult Submissions to Education About Asia ( before submitting a manuscript for this special section. Please note our relatively modest feature article and teaching resources manuscript word-count ranges.  Prospective authors who are unfamiliar with EAA should also read archived articles and essays available at no charge in the website below my signature. Prospective authors are strongly encouraged to email me 1-3 paragraph descriptions of possible manuscript ideas and will receive prompt replies to queries.

The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at Georgetown University in Qatar (GUQ) welcomes submissions to our Occasional Paper series (focus on the Persian Gulf and the Middle East and North Africa) or The Asia Papers series (broadly encompasses Asia). CIRS publishes original research on a broad range of issues, including international relations, political science, and economics, among many others. 

CIRS accepts manuscript submissions throughout the year.


  • Authors are paid an honorarium for accepted papers.
  • Papers are usually published within six months of being accepted.
  • Papers are easily accessible, and available for free in print and electronic formats.
  • Papers are promoted widely by CIRS and distributed via online academic platforms and search databases, making them highly cited.
  • Twenty printed papers are provided free to authors.

View published titles in the Occasional Papers series:

View published titles in The Asia Papers series:


  • Papers should be around 10,000 words and cannot have been previously published, or under consideration for publication, elsewhere.
  • Paper submissions must include a brief abstract and biography of the author.
  • All submissions are subject to a double-blind review process.
  • Any copyright concerns are the full responsibility of the author.
  • By submitting work to CIRS, the author agrees to the CIRS Copyright Agreement.

Contact Info: For inquiries, or to send electronic submissions, please contact Suzi Mirgani, Managing Editor for CIRS Publications at  

For full CIRS Submission Guidelines, please visit:

Contact Email:


Call for Book Proposals: Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain

The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland invites the submission of book proposals on subjects related to the cultures, history, languages and religions of Asia. The Society supports the publication of 4 to 5 books a year in collaboration with a variety of publishers which include Routledge, University of Edinburgh Press, National University of Singapore Press, University of Hong Kong Press, Cambridge University Press, India and the Gingko Library. Recent publications include Anglo-Indians and Minority Politics in South Asia: Race, Boundary Making and Communal Nationalism, U. E. Charlton-Stevens, Routledge (2017), Women in Mongol Iran: The Khatuns, 1206-1335, Bruno De Nicola, Edinburgh University Press with the RAS (2017), Southeast Asia in Ruins, Art and Empire in the Early 19th Century, Sarah Tiffin, National University of Singapore Press with the RAS (2016). Please see for guidelines on the submission of proposals. 

Call for Manuscripts and Book Proposals: Palgrave MacMillan announces its new series, New Directions in East Asian History

The increasing economic and political relevance of the East Asian countries, their growing significance in our interconnected world, and the expanded appreciation, both popular and academic, of the importance of the region’s present and past have converged to stimulate wide interest in scholarly work on issues related to the East Asian experience. The general recognition of the pivotal role that the region is playing in a multipolar international system has also fostered this heightened attraction.

Historians today are increasingly addressing the ways in which history influenced the political, economic and social development of East Asia on the national, regional and global level; thus new perspectives on the distinctive economic and political situation in the region can now be identified.

The proposed book series seeks to address these interests. The series would give particular attention to the years (but not only) going from the Pre-War to the Cold War period in the region with the aim to bring to public attention the results of significant new research on East Asian history and politics in the contemporary era. This would focus on historical studies of politics and intellectual ideas, crosscutting the disciplines of history (in all its various declinations), political science/international relations and sociology.

More specifically, the contributions included in this series would fit (for each case considered) within the following three comprehensive but clear and distinct areas of investigation:

  1. international aspects;
  2. domestic scenario;
  3. broader consequences.

The topics covered should be original and based on innovative methodological approaches. Of particular interest would be works based on previously unexploited primary sources.

To submit a manuscript for consideration by Palgrave MacMillan, please send:

□ a prospectus (see below for details)

□ a detailed table of contents

□ one or two sample chapters

□ your curriculum vitae

If you are proposing a contributed volume, please include titles, affiliations, and brief resumes for each of the contributors, as well as chapter abstracts.

Book series editors: Antony Best (LSE), Oliviero Frattolillo (Roma Tre University), Yuichi Hosoya (Keio University).

Advisory board: Sebastien Lechevalier, Anthony DiFilippo, Frederick R. Dickinson, Kimie Hara, Takashi Inoguchi, Wilhelm Vosse, Guoqi Xu, Ki-Jeong Nam, Tosh Minohara.


For enquiries about this call for book proposals please email Prof. Oliviero Frattolillo (

Call for Book Proposals and Manuscripts: New Studies of Modern Japan

New Studies of Modern Japan, a book series published by Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield and edited by Doug Slaymaker (University of Kentucky) and Bill Tsutsui (Hendrix College), invites proposals, inquiries, and manuscript submissions.

New Studies of Modern Japan is a multidisciplinary series that consists primarily of original studies on a broad spectrum of topics dealing with Japan since the mid-nineteenth century. Additionally, the series aims to bring back into print classic works that shed new light on  contemporary Japan. The series speaks to cultural studies (literature, translations, film), history, and social sciences audiences. We publish compelling works of scholarship, by both established and rising scholars in the field, on a broad arena of topics, in order to nuance our understandings of Japan and the Japanese.  Information on the series is available online at

Recent titles in the series include:

Yokohama and the Silk Trade: How Eastern Japan Became the Primary Economic Region of Japan, 1843–1893, by Yasuhiro Makimura (2017).

The Politics and Literature Debate in Postwar Japanese Criticism: 1945–52, edited by Atsuko Ueda, Michael K. Bourdaghs, Richi Sakakibara, and Hirokazu Toeda (2017).

Rethinking Japan: The Politics of Contested Nationalism, by Arthur Stockwin and Kweku Ampiah (2017).

Creating Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force, 1945–2015: A Sword Well Made, by David Hunter-Chester (2016).

Single Mothers in Contemporary Japan: Motherhood, Class, and Reproductive Practice, by Aya Ezawa (2016).

Japan Viewed from Interdisciplinary Perspectives: History and Prospects, edited by Yoneyuki Sugita (2015).

Traveling Texts and the Work of Afro-Japanese Cultural Production: Two Haiku and a Microphone, edited by William H. Bridges and Nina Cornyetz (2015).

Resilient Borders and Cultural Diversity: Internationalism, Brand Nationalism, and Multiculturalism in Japan, by Koichi Iwabuchi (2015).

Japan’s Multilayered Democracy, edited by Sigal Ben-Rafael Galanti, Nissim Otmazgin, and Alon Levkowitz (2014).

Prospective authors are encouraged to contact Doug Slaymaker ( or Bill Tsutsui (  The series editors and Brian Hill (Acquisitions Editor for Asian Studies at Lexington Books, will be attending the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference in Washington in March 2018 and would be pleased to meet interested authors there.  In addition, Brian would be able to meet at the American Historical Association Conference (also in Washington) in January 2018.

Tang Center Series in Early China

Sponsored by the Tang Center and to be published by Columbia University Press, the “Tang Center Series in Early China” includes new studies that make major contributions to our understanding of early Chinese civilization or that which break new theoretical or methodological grounds in Early China studies. The series is especially interested in publishing works that analyze newly discovered paleographic and manuscript materials as well as archaeological data. Disciplinary focuses of the series are history, archaeology, art history, anthropology, literature, philosophy, and the history of sciences and technology. The series spans from the Neolithic period to the end of the Han Dynasty (AD 220), or to the end of the Tang Dynasty (AD 907) for titles in archaeology. All submissions are subject to peer reviews and editorial evaluation. For more information, please see Interested authors should submit a book proposal (maximum 25 manuscript pages), accompanied by CV, to: or by mail to: 509 Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Avenue, MC 3907, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027.  

Global Southeast Asian Diasporas: Memory, Movement, and Modernities across Hemispheres 

For some time now, studies on Southeast Asians have often situated the experiences of these peoples within the territorial boundaries of their countries and within the regional framework of Southeast Asia. Geographically fixed to the Philippines, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Brunei, East Timor, and Singapore, Southeast Asia emerges, as critical area studies underscore, as a site marked by multivalent politics, histories, and cultures. The processes of globalization, neoliberalism, and war have unmoored such fixities in the Eastern as much as in the Western Hemispheres, causing tectonic shifts in the constructions of memory, massive population movements and migrations, and ever new projects and worldings responding to various regimes of the “modern.” Whereas Southeast Asian studies may remain regionally focused, Southeast Asian American studies must increase its focus on the understudied complex, transnational flows and manifold expressions of the Southeast Asian diasporic experience.

Attendant to the rise of the Southeast Asian diasporas, Global Southeast Asian Diasporas (SEAD) provides a peer-reviewed forum for studies that specifically investigate the histories and experiences of Southeast Asian diasporic subjects across hemispheres. We especially invite studies that critically focus on the Southeast Asian experience from a transnational, comparative, and international perspective. SEAD welcomes submissions from a wide array of disciplinary fields (including history, sociology, political science, cultural studies, literary studies, and anthropology, among others) that innovatively interrogate themes such as refugees, political asylum, gender/sexuality, colonialism, globalization, empire, nation/nationalism, ethnicity, and transnationalism. 

Manuscripts should be at least 90,000 words in length (including end notes and works cited). Manuscripts may also include illustrations, tables, and other visual material. The editors will consider proposals for original monographs, edited collections, translations, and critical primary source editions.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by email to the publisher Jason Prevost. Please direct all other correspondence to Assistant Editor Gerda Danielsson Coe.

East Asian Popular Culture Book Series

This series focuses on the study of popular culture in East Asia (referring to China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan) in order to meet a growing interest in the subject among students as well as scholars of various disciplines. The series examines cultural production in East Asian countries, both individually and collectively, as its popularity extends beyond the region. It continues the scholarly discourse on the recent prominence of East Asian popular culture as well as the give and take between Eastern and Western cultures.  Visit the Series page:

The series welcomes submissions of book proposals and manuscripts for consideration in English by both established scholars and early-career researchers.  Please send inquires and proposals to the series editor Yasue Kuwahara (

Call for book manuscripts: 'History and Cultures of Food, 1300-1800' series

Food, its preparation and the act of eating are basic cultural acts that characterize all human groups and, in that they are reiterated on a daily basis, constitute the cornerstone of social and cultural interaction. This series seeks to publish contributions to the field of history and culture of food, broadly conceived: a rapidly expanding discipline addressing a rich variety of approaches to a subject that stands at a major disciplinary crossroad. From cultural history to economic history, from the history of heritage products to the history of manners, food is a truly interdisciplinary topic of inquiry, open to research ranging from the history of the cookbook to literary texts, from the still-life to banquet scenes, including the analysis of account books and beyond.

Food history is, at present, a field very much in the making; it is now beginning to establish a canon. This series aims to publish the best work that is being produced today and make available the work of historians coming from different historiographical horizons. To that end, it welcomes scholarly monographs and edited volumes in English by both established and early-career researchers.

To submit a proposal, please contact series editor Allen Grieco ( and acquisitions editor Erika Gaffney (; and/or, submission guidelines can be found online at

Call for book manuscripts: 'Connected Histories in the Early Modern World' series

This series contributes to our growing understanding of the connectedness of the world during a period in history when an unprecedented number of people—Europeans, Africans, Asians—made transoceanic or other long distance journeys. It explores topics that highlight the cultural impact of the movement of people, animals, and objects at a global scale. The series editors welcome proposals for monographs and collections of essays in English from literary critics, art historians, and cultural historians that address the changes and cross-fertilizations of cultural practices of specific societies. General topics may concern, among other possibilities: cultural confluences, objects in motion, appropriations of material cultures, cross-cultural exoticization, transcultural identities, religious practices, translations and mistranslations, cultural impacts of trade, discourses of dislocation, globalism in literary/visual arts, and cultural histories of lesser studied regions (such as the Philippines, Macau, African societies).

Erika Gaffney:

Central Asia Conferences
East Asia Conferences

International Conference, “Historical Monuments and Modern Society,” December 1-2, 2018, Shanghai University | Deadline: July 15, 2018

Expressions of interest are invited for an international conference, “Historical Monuments and Modern Society,” to be held at Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, on December 1-2, 2018. The organizers plan to collect select conference papers in an edited volume, to be published in English by a major academic publisher, in addition to special issues of two refereed (SSCI and/or A&HCI listed) academic journals.

Organizers: The Wellington Koo Institute for Modern China in World History, in collaboration with the Department of History at Fudan University, and the Centre for South Asian Studies, College of Liberal Arts at Shanghai University.

Registration Fee: There is no registration fee for the conference.
Room and board: The cost of room and board during the conference will be covered by the conference organizers.
Travel expenses: Conference participants are responsible for their own travel expenses.


From modern times, ancient monuments around the world have been re-evaluated as embodying important aspects of modernity within a complex milieu of local, regional, national, and international forces. For example, “the creative endeavors of the East,” such as ancient rock sculptures, were promoted by an influential group of elites around the globe as a source of inspiration—variously described as modern, rational, and spiritual—“fully equal, if not superior, to Western products of corresponding kind.” On the other hand, the modern recovery of ancient monuments has arguably produced a new wave of destruction, as evidenced by the ongoing controversies over the removal of artifacts from their original sites and their appropriation through tourism and virtual reality technology.

To explore the role of historical monuments in modern society, papers are sought that will address—but are not limited to—the following questions and themes:

How have notions of historical monuments as a form of tangible heritage emerged, persisted and/or changed in the modern period?

What domestic and international legal frameworks have been developed to ensure the protection of historical monuments and the return of missing artifacts?

How have ancient sites been managed and sustained by modern institutions? What lessons can be learned?

A proposal for a paper should consist of a title (no more than 20 words), an abstract (250 words), a short authorial bio (up to 150 words), and contact information (name, affiliation, position, and mailing and e- mail addresses). The working language for the conference will be English.

The deadline for submitting proposals is July 15, 2018. Acceptance of proposals will be notified by August 15, 2018, with completed papers to be submitted by October 15, 2018. All materials should be emailed in English to both: Prof. Dong WANG, and Dr. Rajiv RANJAN,

Kumoricon Anime and Manga Studies ‘Intertextual Anime’ | Deadline: July 15, 2018

Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR; October 26-28, 2018

Homage, allusion, and experimentation with genre conventions have been key elements in anime and manga, from the inspirational role of film noir and Akira Kurosawa on the Gekiga movement, to the self-reflexive examination of popular genres and character types in recent anime and manga such as Re:Creators and Space Dandy. Fan practices, such as dōjinshi and cosplay, follow in a similar vein, recontextualizing or reproducing the familiar to both entertain and discover new elements contained within their source material. An understanding of the complexities of intertextual frames and genre deeply contributes to the appreciation of anime and manga as mediums for both scholars and fans, and can both draw on and benefit multiple approaches and methodologies employed in their study, from history to animation theory.

Kumoricon Anime and Manga Studies is a new series of programming featuring academic panels and lectures, hosted at Kumoricon with the goal of bringing together anime and manga scholars and fans and exposing the discipline’s insights to a larger audience of enthusiasts. Kumoricon is Oregon’s largest anime convention, and has been held annually in the Pacific Northwest for 15 years.  

KAMS invites submissions on all topics related to anime and manga, encouraging both submissions pertaining to intertextual and genre elements and general topics related to the mediums and their attending practices. Both panels and individual submissions are welcome. Topics may include, but are not limited to, those below.  

  • Codifications and subversions of genres conventions  
  • The roles of intertextual frames in anime and manga (homage, critique, parody, etc.)
  • Case studies on the development of manga in relation to films, television, and other forms of popular culture
  • Intertextual collage as a means of exploring or commenting on controversial topics and concepts (politics, social critique, sexuality, etc.)
  • The development of a fan language based on the use of allusion and recontextualization  
  • Anime and manga’s negotiations with historicity, ‘realism,’ and the past (folklore, nuclear catastrophe, nationhood, etc.)
  • Fan Practices and Translation
  • Auteur negotiations with popular culture (Tezuka Osamu’s ‘Hollywood-style’ star system, Araki Hirohiko’s constant homage to Western rock music, etc.)
  • Anime and manga’s influence on works in other mediums (film, television, etc.)
  • All other topics relating to manga and anime

250-400 word proposals should be submitted as a PDF or word document to Please include your name and the paper or panel title in the attached document. Notifications of acceptance will be sent to the email address used for submission. The inclusion of 3-5 bibliographic entries is preferred, but not required.

Please contact N. Trace Cabot at with any questions.

Contact Info: 

N. Trace Cabot is a PhD student in the Department of Critical Studies at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, and is the organizer for Kumoricon Anime and Manga Studies.

Contact Email:

GEAS Graduate Conference 2018: Invisibility and Insitutionsin East Asia | Deadline: July 27, 2018

2 November 2018, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Notions of invisibility are increasingly relevant both in social science research and in public discourse in East Asia. Categories of invisibility as well as visibility have been regarded as important in the context of modern struggles for recognition. Discussions range from how powerful agenda setters decide which interests come to the fore and which fail to gain attention and remain invisible to how people are rendered invisible in society by institutions that govern our lives. Institutions are essential elements of society as they organize social activity and determine what is legitimate and what is not, thus relegating some aspects of social life invisible. Invisibility also has an enabling potential, permitting social groups greater freedom from public attention and societal expectations. These debates are intensifying against the backdrop of rapid social change, the formation of new institutional settings, and increasing socio-political contestation in East Asia and beyond.

The conference will explore interdisciplinary perspectives regarding invisibility and consider its relevance across numerous fields of research. How do the different academic disciplines address the theme of invisibility? What is the value-added of integrating invisibility into theoretical and methodological considerations? What new areas of research can benefit from tackling the concept of invisibility? How do institutions (rules, norms, practices) generate and intensify social invisibility of certain social groups? And what about its counter-category, visibility?

The graduate students of the Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS) at Freie Universität Berlin invite young scholars to present their research at the 2018 Graduate Conference “Invisibility and institutions in East Asia”, to take place 2 November 2018. The conference aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum to investigate the topic of invisibility in relation to institutions and social, political, and economic changes in East Asia.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Institutional approaches to invisibility
Innovative theoretical perspectives on invisibility
Invisibility as an enabling factor
Marginalized and vulnerable people’s socio-political struggle for recognition
Invisibility in media discourses
Gendered and racialized patterns of invisibility
Silencing of certain historical discourses for instrumental purposes
Agenda setting and other invisible practices in the policy process
Postcolonial notions of invisibility
The conference is open to doctoral candidates and recent PhDs in area studies or social science disciplines related to East Asia. We welcome all disciplines, including but not limited to sociology, economics, political science, anthropology, gender studies, media studies, cultural studies, law, and history. Each participant is asked to prepare a paper and presentation of 15-20 minutes in English, which will be followed by a discussion with invited scholars and specialists.

Applicants should submit abstracts (max. 250 words), including the author’s name, institutional affiliation, discipline(s), and a short biography (max. 200 words) by 27 July 2018. The conference committee will confirm the receipt of abstracts via e-mail and will notify the selected participants. Once selected, the presenters will be requested to submit an extended version of their abstracts (2-5 pages).

Contact Info: 
GEAS Graduate Conference Committee, Freie Universität Berlin, Hittorfstr. 18, 14195 Berlin, Germany

Contact Email:

12th "Chinese Civilization: Tradition and Modernity" Conference | Deadline August 31, 2018

Call for papers

Event: 12th "Chinese Civilization: Tradition and Modernity" Conference

Organizers: Ukrainian Association of Sinologist, A. Krymskyi Institute of Oriental Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University, Confucius Institute of Kyiv National Linguistic University.

Venue: The Great Conference Hall of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Volodymyrska Street 55, Kyiv, Ukraine

Time and date: 25 September 2018, 10:00 am


12th annual conference "Chinese Civilization: Tradition and Modernity" is taking place in Kyiv, Ukraine. Once again it will be open for experts and researchers of China from around the world. The aim of the conference is to create a dialogue between scholars from different fields of study, facilitate communication of accomplished sinologists and those who are just starting their research career. We invite participants to discuss a broad variety of topics, including, but not limited to:

China in the Modern World: International and Political Aspects
Chinese Civilization Studies: History, Philosophy, Culture
Modern Model of China’s Socio-economical Development
Chinese Language and Literature
Working languages are Ukrainian, Russian, English and Mandarin.

Participation is free of charge, however we do not provide sponsorship for travel and accomodation.

You are welcome to register for the conference here by 31st August, 2018.

For more information please visit our website: 

Symposium "The Chinese Way, The New Normal ?" | Deadline: September 15, 2018

Call for papers

Symposium "The Chinese Way, The New Normal ?"

December 17-18, 2018

Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
The Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) is a leading European university in research and innovation in political sciences, bringing together researchers and practitioners in the field. As part of its research program in International Relations, the department organises annual conferences and symposia. 

On December 17-18, 2018 the UCL’s Center for the Study of Crises and International Conflicts, Genesys Network and the University Chair Baillet-Latour will hold a symposium on China, Seven broad themes will be explored: 

1. Promoting Chinese culture for better cooperation?

2. The Belt and Road Initiative, opportunity or danger ?

3. China’s geoeconomics

4. China as a world power: status quo or peer competitor ?

5. China as regional power: A new Tianxia

6. China’s military strategies defensive or offensive ?

7. China: a new normsetter

The deadline for submission of proposals is September 15, 2018. (Do not hesitate to forward this call for papers to your colleagues). 

Contact Email:

International Association of Japanese Studies, 2018 J.A.P.A.N ‘in Bits’ December 1-2, Toyo, University, Tokyo | Deadline: October 31, 2018

Applications must be sent by October 31, 2018 to

More information:


Since the latter half of the 20th century, the assumption that nations possess an organic unity has been increasingly challenged as supporting entrenched hierarchies and naturalizing the power of the state while masking violence and oppression. Assumptions of a people unified across time and space by a monolithic culture have been cast into doubt more recently by the erosion of liberal democratic structures, the rise of transnational hyper-capitalism and epochal changes in communication, information and human migration flows. In order to theorize how analyses premised on the nation have foreclosed alternative approaches, the theme of this year’s IAJS conference is “J.A.P.A.N in Bits.” We invite papers that consider how the claim of a singular Japan—past, present and future—has been ripped apart and fragmented into parts that are impossible to conceive as a recoverable totality. We are asking the question: Can we detect fractured and ‘othered’ j.a.p.a.n.s?  

In order to seek a path beyond the hopeless, the incurable, the ruined and the cynical, we ask presenters to imagine the future becoming of j.a.p.a.n.(s). What flux of identities might seep out from the breaches and outlets? What must be resisted and what must be summoned forth? While we hope to gather scholars researching seemingly irresolvable ‘bits’—such as the Fukushima nuclear power issue; Okinawa and the American military; structures of ethnic, cultural and gendered oppression; the hikikomori syndrome and rising precarity—we also invite research that detects hairline fractures signaling something affirmative to come. We challenge scholars to delve into catastrophic crises to engage in utopian, imaginative projections or thought experiments, involving art, anime and manga, architecture, film, literature, philosophy, science fiction, and social practice. Scholars are also invited to consider issues connected with activation points, political incitement, social confrontation and ecological defiance.  

More information:
The 2018 Conference of the IAJS will be held on Saturday, Toyo University for December 1st and 2nd in Tokyo. Applicants wishing to submit proposals for conference papers should follow the guidelines below:
Proposals should be sent by e-mail in plain text and with an attached text file.
Application should be sent by 31 October, 2018 to the address below:
§  E-mail :
§  Address : The International Association for Japan Studies (IAJS)
c/o Dr. Shinya Maezaki, Kyoto Women’s University
35 Kitahiyoshi-cho, Imakumano, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. 605-8501, Japan
§  Tel&Fax : +81-75-531-7250
For a Japanese name, both in Japanese and English.
For a foreign name, both in foreign and Katakana.
If relevant, include Rank (e.g. Professor, Associate Professor, Ph.D.Cand.).
If the institution is in Japan, then the name should be given in both English and Japanese.
[Title of Paper]
In English and Japanese.
In English, 300 words or less.
[Brief CV]
In English or Japanese.
Title of one book or one article (with title, year of publication, name of the journal, etc.).
[Research Field or Topic]
[Contact Address]
Name, address, e-mail, and telephone number.
[Conference Presentation Fee]
All the members are free to participate in the IAJS conferences. Conference Presentation Fee for non-members is 5,000 yen

送付:申込書は、e-mailにより、本文(plain text)に記入し、且つ、(文字化け対策のため)同じ内容を記入したテキスト・ファイル(拡張子txtのファイル)をも添付して送って下さい。
申し込み締切: 2018年10月31日
申込先:〒605-8501 京都市東山区今熊野日吉町35 京都女子大学 前崎信也研究室気付「国際日本学会」第13回大会申込受付係
Email :
Tel&Fax : +81-75-531-7250
(英語)300 Words 以内で書いて下さい。

JAPANOLOGISTS’ PLAYGROUND 2018 @ COPERNICUS “Fictions & Reality” Decennial Celebration of Japanese Studies in Torun | Deadline: July 31, 2018
Torun, Poland; November 29, 2018 to December 1, 2018

The Department of Japanese Studies at Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU) and Polish Association for Japanese Studies invite panel and paper proposals for the International Conference to be held on 29 November – 1 December 2018 at NCU in Torun, Poland. 

The conference is meant as an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, researchers, lecturers and graduate students specializing in Japanese Studies to discuss issues relevant to ancient and contemporary Japan (and beyond). 

The main conference topics are "fictions and reality" as presented and discussed in Japanese sources, narrations on Japan, as well as in all cultural, social, political, economic phenomena pertaining to Japan. 

The second objective of the conference is to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of Japanese Studies at NCU. 

Papers can be presented in English or in Japanese. 

Proposed panel sessions: 

Section 1: Japanese Language Education

Section 2: Language and Linguistics

Section 3: Literature

Section 4: Performing and Visual Arts

Section 5: Film and Media Studies

Section 6: History

 Section 7: Philosophy and Religion

Section 8: Anthropology and Sociology

Section 9: Politics and International Relations

Section 10: Law

Section 11: Economics and Business

Section 12: Urban, Regional and Environmental Studies

Important dates: 
Proposal submission deadline: 31 July 2018 (via the link provided below) 

Notification of acceptance: 1 September 2018

Registration and fee payment deadline: 30 September 2018

Preliminary version of the conference program: 15 October 2018

Final version of the conference program: 31 October 2018

Conference: 29 November- 1 December 2018

Paper submission deadline (for book publication): 28 February 2019

For more details, please visit conference official website

(Please note that conference official website will be updated regularly)

For all inquiries please contact the organizers:

Seeking Hosts for the podcast New Books in East Asian Studies | Deadline: Rolling

New Books in East Asian Studies ( is currently seeking hosts interested in conducting interviews with authors of new books on China, Japan, Korea and East Asia generally. Hosting the channel is a good way to bring the work of East Asia to the attention of large audiences. Interested parties should write Marshall Poe at

New Books in East Asian Studies is part of the New Books Network (, a non-profit consortium of 81 author-interview podcasts focused on academic books. The NBN serves 25,000 episodes a day to a worldwide audience. Its mission is outreach and public education.

Suspension: Mobilities, Aspirations, and Socio-Political Stagnation in China | Deadline: Rolling

Oxford; September 17-18, 2018

This conference aims to rethink the socio-political meaning of migration in, from, and to China through the idiom of suspension. Suspension firstly indicates a working life strategy. Migrants intentionally suspend, or put on hold, some aspects of their lives in order to maximise others. For instance, they may work long hours away from home, foregoing the joys and duties associated with being family members, friends, and neighbours. They may suspend needs related to social reproduction in order to speed up wealth accumulation.

Although such suspension can be self-inflicted, it is not entirely voluntary. Government regulations—be it the hukou policy, the management of foreign populations, or the overseas labor deployment system—often prevent settlement and exclude migrants from the local community. Even the everyday working experiences can sustain these arrangements: migrants are debarred from public engagement as their lives are encapsulated within dormitories in factories, camps on construction sites, or gated condominiums. Suspension renders migrants economically productive and yet politically passive. Although migrants are indispensable for economic growth, in the Chinese case they appear to have induced minimal impacts or systemic changes on public life and its organisation. This is despite their size (nearly 280 million internal migrants in China alone), their young age relative to the general population, and above all their drive and energy. Indeed, while suspension can lead to hypermobility, where people move frequently and repeatedly without the prospect of settling down, this intensification of movement seems to dissipate rather than ignite grassroots energy that could propel self-organisation and social change from below. Moreover, growing international migration to China, as the on-going project Immigration and the Transformation of Chinese Society reveals, has not led to more open, tolerant, and reflexive outlooks among the Chinese population. This conference invites submissions that apply, develop, and critically engage with the idea of suspension in the context of Chinese mobilities.

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4 May 1919: History in Motion, A Political, Social and Cultural Look at a Turning Point in the History of Modern China | Deadline: July 15, 2018
Université de Mons, Belgium
May 2-4, 2019

Jointly organized by:

Université de Mons (UMONS), Faculty of Translation and Interpretation (FTI-EII) and School of Human and Social Sciences (ESHS)

Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Maison des Sciences Humaines, East Asian Studies (EASt)

Organizing Committee:


In January 1919, after four years of bloody conflict which had spread round the globe, the victors of the First World War gathered in Versailles to sign a document that would send the German, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires into oblivion, effectively drawing the borders of a new world. By joining forces with the Allies against Germany in 1917, the young Republic of China had hoped to reassert its sovereignty over those portions of its territory (Qingdao and Jiaozhou Bay, Yantai) that had been placed under German rule twenty years earlier. Unfortunately for China, the Treaty of Versailles attributed those territories to Japan, which, at the time, was also a member of the coalition against the central empires and which had demanded those territories as early as 1915 (Twenty-One Demands). Outraged by what they considered a betrayal – especially since the Chinese government was suspected of having offered the territories up in exchange for the promise of a loan from Japan – three thousand students gathered on 4 May 1919 in Peking before the Tiananmen to express their discontent and their anger towards the pro-Japanese officials. Very rapidly, in spite of the warlords’ attempts to intervene, the nationalist wave, accompanied by social movements, swept over Shanghai paralysing the entire Chinese economy. The movement succeeded in convincing the government to refuse to sign the Treaty of Versailles in June, a decision that, ultimately, had little effect on the Japanese presence in China. Despite this, the student demonstrations marked the emergence of a veritable political consciousness among the Chinese population, who had seen their power usurped in 1912, after the Republican Revolution, by the autocratic interim president, Yuan Shikai. In particular, the movement served as a soapbox for a plurality of political doctrines, including the left. In fact, the Communist Party of China was founded in 1921 by intellectuals (Chen Duxiu and Li Dazhao) who had actively participated in the May 4th events.

This nascent political and nationalistic dimension aside, the May Fourth Movement, led principally by an emerging class of young academics and intellectuals, was part of the larger New Culture Movement, which flourished between 1915 and the end of the 1920s. Students, who had been exposed since the end of the nineteenth century to Japanese and western influences, issued social and cultural demands which included their government’s engaging with other nations; they embraced such values as democracy, equality and individual freedom. The Confucian way of life was considered incompatible with the modern era and was rejected in favour of rationalism and science. Classical Chinese, too, was seen as a straightjacket that prevented new ideas from bursting forth, and became unpopular. Instead, the leaders of the movement sought to promote the vernacular, especially in literature, so that it could be made available to the largest possible audience, a mission which was carried out by such universally known figures as Lu Xun, Mao Dun, Lao She, Bing Xin and Hu Shih.

Given the decisive role it played in the construction of the modern Chinese state – an importance that has been recognized officially on both sides of the Formosa Strait – as well as in the literary and intellectual domains, the May Fourth Movement warrants a large-scale international scientific event in its own right. What better time, then, than the year marking the hundredth anniversary of those student demonstrations to organize, not just a cultural commemoration, but an academic conference befitting its imprint on the Chinese psyche? This project seeks to be interdisciplinary in accordance with the holistic character of the demands put forth by those demonstrators. Papers might focus, for example, on the following (non-exhaustive) questions:


— What were the premises on which, from the end of the Empire, the foundations of the May Fourth Movement were laid, and how did they manifest themselves? Can the student demonstrations be justifiably qualified as ‘revolutionary’, or were they merely one brick in a larger edifice?

— What role did political opposition to the central regime of the time (the Beiyang government) play, if any, in the explosion of patriotic fervour? How significant a role did the nationalist party, the Kuomintang, play in these events?

— What was the real weight of leftist and non-leftist forces in the movement? Should the importance of the Marxists, touted in communist propaganda, be relativized? Similarly, was the May Fourth Movement the intellectual catalyst of the Revolution which would result in the installation of the communist regime in continental China in 1949?

— Was the rejection of Confucianism by the intellectuals of the time justified? Did the agitation caused by the New Culture Movement not turn out to be sterile?

— Who were the conservatives who opposed the westernization of Chinese society, whose names have not received official recognition? Should their ideas be rehabilitated?

— Were the Japanese universally seen negatively in this movement, which was initially profoundly nationalistic and anti-Japanese? How can the possible influence of the Japanese in the New Culture Movement be estimated?

— How can the impact of the intense translation effort made in the early years of the Republic of China best be measured?

— Is it necessary to re-evaluate the literary modernity of the great canonical authors of the 1920s, such as Lu Xun, Guo Moruo, Mao Dun and Lao She? Or perhaps their forgotten ‘precursors’, including late Empire authors, should be re-examined in a more favourable and nuanced light?

— What role did women play in the May Fourth and New Culture Movements? Did the intensive reflection that accompanied these movements lead to a higher status for women?

— How much attention did the 1919 events receive abroad, in Japan, Europe (including Germany) or the United States?

Proposals should be sent to Kevin HENRY or Vanessa FRANGVILLE at They must include: title, full name(s) of the speaker(s), their institutional affiliations and e-mail addresses. Please include an abstract (maximum 300 words), in English, as well as a brief bio of the author(s) (5–7 lines).

The primary language of the conference is English. Submissions may be made in other languages if accompanied by a complete and detailed summary of the presentation and the slides to be used during the presentation can be provided in English in advance.

More details available on the conference website:


— Deadline for submission: 15 July 2018

— Notification of acceptance: Autumn, 2018

The Early Modern Japan Network Annual Conference | Deadline: Rolling
Washington, March 22-25, 2018

The Early Modern Japan Network is soliciting panel proposals for presentation at its annual meeting, held in conjunction with the Association for Asian Studies meeting in Washington, March 22-25.

Formal scheduling of meeting time will depend on the number of successful panel proposals we receive, but typically panels are centered on the Thursday afternoon of the first day of the AAS annual meeting, this year, March 22.

Proposals for complete panels should be sent to  Proposals should follow the basic format of those for the AAS:

     Abstract of panel (200 words)

     List of panel members, with complete snail mail addresses, affiliations, rank/position, e-mail addresses for each

     Abstracts of each presentation in the proposal

Note that costs of data projector rental, screens and mikes must be shared by participants although the EMJS typically provides some subsidy.

There is no formal submission deadline, but earlier is, of course, better.

South Asia Conferences


Workshop: Transforming your dissertation into a book | Deadline: July 30, 2018
University of Wisconsin; October 10, 2018

Sponsored by AIIS and  AIPS

Sponsored by the several organizations devoted to the study of South Asia, this workshop aims to help a select number of recent PhDs re-vision their doctoral dissertations as books.  Applications to participate are due by July 30, 2018, emailed to Susan S. Wadley, Participants must arrange their own transport to  and all costs for the University of Wisconsin Annual Conference  on South Asia in October. The workshop will begin at 7 pm Wednesday evening, Oct. 10 , and all participants are expected to be present at this time. 

For selection: Required is an email containing a current cv; the dissertation abstract, its table of contents,  and either the introduction or the first content chapter (whichever best explains the dissertation focus and content)  plus a book prospectus.  These should all be in ONE PDF file. (For the prospectus, guidelines from a press: here is the link to SUNY Press guidelines

Senior Faculty Participants:  Susan S. Wadley (Anthropology, Syracuse), Convener; Geraldine Forbes (History, SUNY Oswego);  Sarah Lamb (Brandeis); Tulasi Srinivas (Emerson College); Anand Yang, (U,. of Washington), more tba.  Our role is to read the materials prior to the meeting and be prepared to intervene and comment, “in the background” primarily, though with key interventions as needed. AIPS has been sending one scholar focused on Pakistan as well.


Wednesday evening:

7-9 Introductions plus discussion by one or two recent successful authors of the transformation process (Kalyani Menon and tba), plus “pairing assignments” for Thursday’s discussion.

Thursday morning is divided into 8 half-hour segments for discussion of the 8 projects (plus two 15 minute breaks).  For each half-hour session, one participant will have been assigned on Wednesday evening to make a 5 minute presentation of someone else's project—preferably how that individual would revise the dissertation, and the key themes to be emphasized.  During the remaining 25 minutes of that session, all of the other participants join in discussing the project -- except the project's author, who is not allowed to speak.  The author of the project under discussion can only listen, take notes, even record, how their project is being understood, mis-understood, stretched, queried, and critiqued by knowledgeable peers with closely related interests, but working in varying theoretical perspectives, disciplines, time periods, etc.  

On Thursday afternoon/evening, each participant is given a 40 minute time slot to respond to the more important queries, issues, and suggestions raised in the morning, and, most important, to seek feedback or further discussion of areas of their projects with which they recognize they are having difficulty.  

We will take an hour break for dinner Thursday evening before continuing the final two discussions after dinner.

Conversations can carry over into Friday and Saturday at the South Asia Conference!

Call for Films - Annual Conference on South Asia | Deadline: August 1, 2018

The Annual Conference on South Asia seeks Film Submission entries for the 47th Annual Conference on South Asia to be held October 11-14, 2018 at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club in Madison, Wisconsin.

This year’s conference hosts an open theme in an effort to showcase work focusing on all geographic areas and fields of study relating to South Asia. We welcome films and documentaries of all genres.

To propose a Film Screening, please submit

A trailer or short clip of your film/documentary
A summary of your film/documentary
Main discussion points of your film/documentary

We welcome all accepted film directors to attend the conference and lead a short Q&A on their work following the screening. 

Submissions are due online at by August 1st at 11:59pm CST. Please field any questions to the conference organizer at

2018 Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia | Deadline: August 1, 2018

2018 Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia
Origins of the Contemporary
November 3, 2018, University at Buffalo, SUNY
We inaugurate the first annual Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia by reflecting upon the great body of historical work done in this field and bringing historical analysis and context to the study of contemporary issues. We invite papers on the theme of “Origins of the Contemporary.” We may think of these origins as fixed dates or as strands of ideas and events buried in the colonial and pre-colonial past. The conference will feature a keynote lecture by Sujatha Gidla, activist and acclaimed author of Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017).
By opening up the conference to both historical and contemporary analyses, we invite undergraduate participants from all disciplines, working on any topic. These topics include but are in no way limited to:
Modern political movements including Hindutva and New Right in India, ethnic and caste-based parties, leftist and Maoist movements.
Independence movements and postcolonial trends in present-day Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
New religious movements as well as reform movements and fundamentalisms within Buddhism​, Christianity, ​Hinduism, Islam, ​and ​Sikhism.    
Trends in domestic and international law, including NGO and INGO work.
Social issues, human rights issues, LGBTQ issues, gender and caste concerns.
Wars, genocides, ethnic or political violence, and refugee issues (in recent or long-standing conflicts).
Human migration, population shifts, and environmental issues.
Literary genres, artistic movements, new and old technologies, trends in South Asian cinema and pop culture.
While this list of suggestions is by no means exhaustive, we encourage papers that address less commonly researched sociopolitical issues, communities, or theories. We hope to organize panels with presenters addressing similar issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
Please visit to submit proposals.​

Accepted applicants who submit complete proposals by August 1, 2018 may be eligible for a travel subvention of up to $200. Applicants should also seek funding from their home institutions. The conference organizers will assist participants in seeking affordable accommodations in Buffalo.
The conference will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Students presenters should plan for 15-minute presentations. Each panel will include 30 minutes for discussion.
Proposals, including 250-word abstracts and the contact information of a faculty supervisor, must be submitted via the online submissions portal ( Those seeking travel subventions must submit their complete application (including a brief justification of expenses and efforts to seek supplemental funding) no later than August 1, 2018. Submissions will be accepted after this date on a rolling basis, space permitting, until September 7, 2018. Applicants will be notified about the status of their submissions and the availability of travel subventions beginning in late August 2018.
Please contact with questions or for more information about the conference.
The first annual Rustgi South Asian Undergraduate Research Conference is made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Vinod Rustgi and his family.

CFP, KALĀKALPA Journal of Arts, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Ministry of Culture, Government of India

Deadline: November 30, 2018

We are pleased to inform you that Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts has re-launched its bi-annual Journal ‘Kalākalpa’ in July 2017. Kalākalpa addresses itself to a holistic understanding of the arts, not as an activity dissociated from life but as a response to it. Its aim is to foster an active dialogue amongst the scholars of various disciplines. The Journal provides a forum for scholarly articles, research notes and book reviews of the highest quality from cultures around the world and will cover the following field of disciplines: Gender Studies, Archaeology, Anthropology, Art History, Linguistics, Literature, Musicology, Dance, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, Diaspora,Ecology and Environment studies etc. It welcomes original research with new ideas, pertinent to an area of specialization.The first issue of journal was brought out in July 2017 on Guru Purnima and second issue was brought out on Vasant Panchmi, 2018. The upcoming issue will be launched in July 2018 and later in January 2019. In this connection scholars from all across  the globe are requested to contribute articles for the upcoming issue. Articles will be selected on the merit of research.

We release our journal  Periodically in the month of January and July. 
kindly send your write-up /article for the 4th issue of the journal by November 30th, 2018 as it will undergo a series of editing and proofread before final publication and release in the month of January , 2019

Contact Info: 
For further queries please contact East Asian Programme Unit at , Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, 

To know about Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, please follow the link

Contact Email:

Call for Panelists for Annual Conference on South Asia | Deadline: Rolling

We are seeking a third panelist for our panel titled "Lineages of the Urban: Public Spheres, Literary Production and Sex Marketplaces in Colonial North India" that has been accepted for presentation at this year's Annual Conference on South Asia (October 26-28). The panel will be chaired by David Boyk ( from the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University.

The panel originally featured paper proposals on different themes across three cities: Lucknow, Jaipur and Allahabad. Our fellow panelist who was meant to present a paper on Jaipur will not be able to make it to the conference. We invite scholars who wish to present work relating to urban expression in Indian (preferably north Indian) cities to contact us about participating in the panel. For more details, please see the panel abstract below:

"Conceptual frameworks of the city and the urban have shown tremendous import for understanding the engagement between social processes and spatial forms. Cities are sites at which multiple social relations and identities intersect, and often play host to important contestations over power. The objective of this panel is to explore expressions of urbanism in the north Indian cities of Lucknow, Jaipur and Allahabad during the colonial and princely periods from a bottom-up perspective by utilizing marginalized archives, vernacular literature and  reading official records against the grain. The papers explore: the making of political subjectivities within the public sphere in mid-twentieth century Jaipur; literary discourses on the city-space and urban experience in twentieth-century Allahabad; and the spatial manifestations of sex marketplaces in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century Lucknow. As this panel wishes to disentangle urban histories from the top-down approach of state governance, our methodologies involve reading archives against state perspectives, while also utilizing manuscripts, novels, newspapers and civil society records in order to chalk out the urban history of cities independent of larger frames such as nation and community. Our panel aims to propose new modes of understanding the city and the urban beyond Western theorizations of the concept that largely focus on Eurocentric contexts and experiences. We take a hybrid approach to cities, contending that city-spaces ought to be considered in their uniqueness and specificity, while also acknowledging the broader influence of state structuring. In taking this approach, ‘Lineages of the Urban’ seeks to offer insights on the specific urban experiences, memories, and spatialities in Indian cities, how identities play out amid different modes of power relations, and how evidence can be marshalled for the purposes of recovering marginalized experiences of urbanism."

Contact Info: 

If you are interested in participating in the panel or have any questions about it, please contact Zoya Sameen ( or Sanjukta Poddar ( Thank you for your consideration.

Southeast Asia Conferences

Three Decades of the Post EDSA Philippines: Continuity, Discontinuity, and Emergence | Deadline: July 13, 2018
Hiroshima, Japan; November 17-18, 2018


In the three decades of the Post-EDSA Philippines, we have witnessed practices and dynamics that are often captured and explained using a wide range of keywords such as democratization, decentralization, economic liberalization, globalization, neoliberalization, transnationalism, growth of the middle class and civil society, sustainability and so on. One could argue that the practices and dynamics that have taken place over the last thirty years have transformed, reconfigured and had huge and various impacts on Philippine society. How can an analysis of such practices and dynamics prompt us to rethink and revisit the long-standing underlying concepts and perspectives that help explain history, society, cultures, economy, politics, institutions and environments of the Philippines? Can a critical understanding of such dynamics provide novel perspectives for capturing experiences of the Global South as well as point to new directions for practices?

By convening emerging and established scholars and practitioners, this conference will provide a vibrant forum to explore the continuity and discontinuity of the post-EDSA Philippines as well as current challenges and possibilities of Philippines studies. We welcome proposals for panels and individual papers which stimulate an interdisciplinary discussion on a broad range of topics.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Economic liberalization, development policy and its effects on everyday lives in rural and urban contexts
  • Emerging trends in gender and sexualities studies
  • Shifts in international geopolitical and legal policy in the Post-EDSA Philippines
  • New challenges of Bangsamoro and “Mindanao”
  • Predicaments and resistance of Lumad people (IPs) in the age of development
  • Emerging dynamism of ethnicities and identities
  • New trends in transnational migration and the Filipino diaspora
  • The Duterte administration: the ‘Drug War’, extra-judicial killings, emergent populism and civil society
  • Risks and resilience amidst natural and man-made disasters in the past and present
  • Continuity and discontinuity of natural resource management
  • New insights into the cultural heritage and cultural resource management
  • Revisiting the Philippine Revolution and/or the Philippine historiography
  • Religious lives in historical and contemporary contexts
  • New media, “fake news” and the online public sphere
  • Film, literature, popular culture, and the arts in the past and present

Submission guidelines:

Please send your proposals for papers and panels by July 13 to:

Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent in early August.

The Organizing Committee accepts two types of proposals: a panel proposal and individual paper proposal. Each panel is 120 minutes long. When submitting proposals, please observe the following format:

  1. Title of Panel or Individual Paper
  2. Panel/Paper Abstract (not more than 250 words)
  3. List of panel members (including organizers) / Individual presenter: Please include name, affiliation, e-mail address of each presenter
  4. Abstracts of the individual papers (not more than 250 words) included in the panel

To allow as many presenters as possible, each presenter (except the invited speakers) may submit only one proposal for a panel and an individual paper.


November 17, 2018 (Sa):  9:30 – 18:30

November 18, 2018  (Su): 9:30 – 17:15

(Reception: November 17, 2018 (Sa) 18:45 – 20:30)

Keynote Speech:

Dr. Filomeno V. Aguilar Jr. (Ateneo de Manila University)

Plenary Panel:

“Three Decades of the Post-EDSA Philippines: Continuity, Discontinuity, and Emergence”

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Patricio Abinales  (University of Hawaii)

Dr. Julius Bautista (Kyoto University)

Dr. Lisandro E. Claudio (De la Salle University)

Dr. Yoshiko Nagano (Kanagawa University)

Conference Venue:

Hiroshima University (Higashi Hiroshima Campus, Higashi Hiroshima City, Japan)

Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC)

How to get to Hiroshima University


If you have any questions, please contact:

Koki Seki, Hiroshima University

Itaru Nagasaka, Hiroshima University


The 7th International Conference on Business, International Relations, and Diplomacy: “Repositioning Indonesia in the World; Geopolitics, Business, and Diplomacy,” | Deadline: July 15, 2018
Binus Alam Sutera University (Jakarta, Indonesia); September 5-6, 2018

The post-Cold War international relations have been much linked to the process of globalization. The massive trade liberalization agreement among states has resulted in the diminishing boundaries and the growing interconnectivity among states which in the end created a complex web of economic interdependence. International relations, in this sense, are the triumph of liberalists as economic cooperation sets more peaceful relations among states than the preceding era.

     This, however, is only part of the story. Economic interdependence has limitations in explaining the persistence of conflicts in international relations. Besides, economy is only one aspect of globalization. Another aspect that is no less important, yet still underexplored, is its geopolitical and technological aspect.

     While many agreed that the digital and technology era has revolutionized human interaction, few have explored its significance for international relations. States are growingly dependent on information technology for running government, conducting diplomacy, and managing their economic and defense infrastructure. Business and individuals are dependent on IT for running their corporations and day to day communication. This has not mentioned civil society organizations that depend on IT for promoting democratization and human rights. At the same time, however, hostile states, terrorist groups, criminals, and hackers also use these facilities to conduct their activities. Information technology, in this sense, is the new battlefield in international relations that shapes the dynamics of peace and conflict between states, non-states, or between states and non-state actors.

     Against this backdrop, the 7th International Conference on Business, International Relations, and Diplomacy will be conducted under the theme “Repositioning Indonesia in the World: Geopolitics, Business, and Diplomacy”.


*Geopolitical Strategy in the Changing Asia Pacific Region.

*Leadership in ASEAN

*Competitiveness in the Global Economy

*Business in the Era of Globalization

*Diplomacy in the Digital Era

*Foreign Policy

*Social Media, Human Rights, and Democratization in the New Millennia.

*Politics and Governance

*Crisis Management

*Sustainable Innovation

*Achieving Sustainable Development

Contact Info: 

For more information, please contact Dr. Lili Yulyadi who serves on the planning committee. He can be reached at Full papers for consideration are due July 15, 2018. Submission guiidelines are available at . This announcement is posted by Dr. Marsha Robinson who is a member of the Scientific Committee. She can be reached at

Contact Email:


Call for Documentaries: 7th Visual Documentary Project (Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University) | Deadline: August 31, 2018

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University is calling for documentaries for the 7th Visual Documentary Project! We respectfully ask that if anyone has any filmmakers colleagues in Southeast Asia who'd like to participate in this project to forward the information below. Please help us reach out to young aspiring filmmakers in Southeast Asia! Project information is availble in 11 languages.

THEME: Popular Culture and Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia: a region rich in popular cultural traditions. How do popular music, art, literature, theatre, comedy, dance, sport and film, move people in Southeast Asia?  What makes them laugh, cry and feel? Inspire us! For 2018, we open up the visual documentary project to documentaries that capture popular cultures across the region. 

1. Applicants must be citizens from Southeast Asia or Japan.
2. Documentaries should be no longer than 30 minutes.
3. Applicants should make sure they have permission from any subjects that appear in the movies.
4. Documentaries should include English subtitles.Translation and subtitling is also the responsibility of applicants.

*Selected documentaries will be screened in their original languages with both Japanese and English subtitles. However, documentaries that are in English will only have Japanese subtitles added and vice versa.


31sth August 2018



The Visual Documentary Project (VDP) was set up in 2012 by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS). The aims of the project are to explore and introduce the rich diversity of contemporary Southeast Asia (SEA) through the medium of documentary films and to create bridges between academia, the SEA filmmaking community and civil society. From 2014, the Japan Foundation Asia Center joins this project as co-organizer to help widely promote the richness of Southeast Asian cultures to people in Japan. As of 2016, the project has linked up with numerous film schools in the region to help strengthen the documentary filmmaking network.

Visual Documentary project <>

The European Association of Taiwan Studies | Deadline: August 31, 2018

The European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) is pleased to announce

the 2019 Taiwan Studies Young Scholar Award (YSA)

Deadline: 31 August 2018
1st Prize: €1000; 2nd Prize: €600; 3rd Prize: €400
The Taiwan Studies Young Scholar Award (YSA) is open to applicants who are currently enrolled on a Master’s or PhD programme, or who are within three years of having submitted their PhD dissertation but are not currently in a full-time lectureship. In their papers, applicants should address the issue of ‘Recognising Taiwan’, the theme the 16th Annual Conference of European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) (please see the related Call for Papers for an elaboration of the conference theme). Applicants must be a current EATS member. EATS board members are not eligible to apply.
Submission: Papers should be written in English and single-authored (Times New Roman, size 12, 1.5 spacing, 3–5 keywords, APA referencing). Unpublished original research papers will be accepted. However, candidates may submit papers that are under review for publication in a scholarly journal at the time of the 2019 EATS Conference. Each applicant may submit only one paper of 7,000–9,000 words (including footnotes and bibliography/reference). Please include in the title page the author’s full name, institution, email address, and postal address.
Submissions to YSA will not be automatically considered as submissions to the 2019 EATS Conference. Please follow the guidelines of the 2019 EATS Call for Papers to submit abstracts to the 16th EATS Conference.
Deadline: 31 August 2018. Please submit to and cc (subject: “your name + YSA 2019”).
Evaluation: Submissions will be evaluated according to their relevance to the field, originality, clarity of methodology, quality of the writing, and respect for the rules of quotation. After a double blind external review process, the EATS Board will nominate by the end of November 2018 no more than 3 finalists. The finalists will be invited to present their works at the 16th EATS Conference at Nottingham Trent University, UK, 10–12 April 2019. During the conference, their papers and presentations will be further assessed.
Award: The final results will be announced at the Closing Ceremony of the 2019 EATS Conference. Each prize winner will be presented with an official certificate and monetary award (1st Prize: €1000; 2nd Prize: €600; 3rd Prize: €400).
Funding: YSA finalists will receive a partial reimbursement of travel and/or accommodation during the conference as per EATS Conference regulations. Absence from the EATS Conference will be considered as withdrawal from the competition.
Contact Info:

Southeast Asian Studies Call for Book Reviews | Deadline: Rolling

The internationally peer-reviewed journal  Southeast Asian Studies  invites scholars to review the following titles on Southeast Asian studies. Reviews are between 1400-1800 words.  Interested scholars should an email to the reviews editor, Associate Professor Julius Bautista <> containing the following:  (1) an indication of which title they would like to review,  (2) a description of their scholarly expertise, (3) their full mailing address and (4) their complete CV.  

For more information, please see the original posting here

Transnational & Comparative Conferences


Parliaments and Political Transformations in Europe and Asia: Political Representation in Russia, China, Mongolia, and Ukraine in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century | Deadline: July 31, 2018
University of Heidelberg, February 12–13, 2019.

The University of Heidelberg invites paper proposals for the Workshop “Parliaments and Political Transformations in Europe and Asia: Political Representation in Russia, China, Mongolia, and Ukraine in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century” to take place on February 12–13, 2019.

Focusing on the histories of political representation and deliberative decision-making in Russia, China, Mongolia, and Ukraine, as well as in the imperial formations which preceded them (the Qing Empire, the Russian Empire, and the Soviet Union), the workshop will explore the role of parliaments in major social and political transformations of the twentieth and twenty-first century. Juxtaposing the periods of the 1900s–1920s and the 1980s–2000s, the organizers seek to stimulate the dialogue between historians, political scientists, and other scholars working on the named contexts, as well as to breach the divide between Eastern European and East Asian Studies. The workshop will trace the emergence of so-called “peripheral” parliaments in early twentieth century Eurasia, discuss the eclipse of parliamentary institutions in republican and communist China, the Soviet Union, and socialist Mongolia, and examine post-socialist and post-authoritarian parliamentary designs in Russia, Ukraine, Mongolia, and Taiwan. Special attention will be devoted to the role of parliaments and parliamentary formations (such as congresses and councils) in representation and management of ethnic, religious, regional, and other social and cultural diversity, recruitment of elites, and legitimation of political and economic regimes. One of the workshop’s main goals is to challenge the persistent stereotypes about inclinations towards democracy in particular national or regional contexts by foregrounding relevant transnational practices and interactions and including nuanced political and intellectual histories of parliamentarism into the global discussion.

Paper proposals can address parliamentary developments in one or several contexts, interactions among imperial and post-imperial intellectuals and their engagement in global discussions, shared imperial and socialist legacies, mutual borrowings and references, political practices and translatability of concepts on the territories of today’s Russia, China, Mongolia, and Ukraine. The organizers will also consider submissions related to the neighboring contexts (e.g., the territories of the former Ottoman and Habsburg Empires). After the workshop, the organizers will submit a selection of papers to a leading peer-reviewed journal for consideration for a special issue or a thematic section.

The workshop is part of the project “Entangled Parliamentarisms: Constitutional Practices in Russia, Ukraine, China, and Mongolia, 1905–2005” (ENTPAR) which has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (grant agreement No. 755504). The organizers will be able to provide accommodation and cover travel expenses within geographical Europe but encourage participants to seek additional funding from their home institutions.

Please submit a 300-word abstract along with a paragraph containing biographical information to before June 1, 2018. Invited participants will be expected to submit their drafts of 7,000–10,000 words by January 15, 2018

Redefining Leprosy / Disease through Heritage Preservation of Colonial Sites in Asia | Deadline: July 31, 2018

The Challenge
     The re-discovery / re-interpretation of leprosy in the late nineteenth century by the West provoked a flurry of international control and management techniques under the rubric of biomedicine to limit its spread across the imperial world. The recommendation for segregation and isolation of leprosy-affected people, as proposed by Hansen and his followers during the First International Leprosy Conference in 1897, in Berlin, led to the establishment of numerous leprosaria in the early 20th century. Thus, several significant leprosy settlements in Asia were built under the colonial legislation of three major empires in the early 20th century: the British Empire, the United States, and the Japanese Empire. While many missionary-run clinics and shelters were established to contribute to the medical care of leprosy-affected people in Asia, colonial powers enforced a mandated set of standards for their collective management and control. In partnership with colonial expansion, these policies of segregation and isolation, originally for hygienic and medical purposes by medical elites, served to benefit the combined economic and nationalist aims of colonialists (Macleod & Lewis, 1988), and promoted homogenized, self-sustained settlements to meet the medical and social needs of the sufferers. Due to the disfiguring of the sufferers and the fear of the disease, the leprosy policies indirectly reinforced social stigmatization against leprosy-affected people. Even after leprosy was found curable in the 1960s, leprosy-affected people chose to remain in settlements to avoid confrontation and social rejection. As a result, most leprosaria functioned as living places for hundreds of stigmatized people and their families into the postcolonial period. Due to their continued isolation from mainstream society, leprosy affected people and their history have been unheard, marginalized, and largely forgotten.
     Since the 1990s, research on leprosy and leprosy-affected people has encompassed many different disciplines such as history, anthropology, medicine, sociology, and psychology, drawing upon perspectives from Eurocentric colonial / imperial criticism of civilized citizens (Anderson, 1998; Edmond, 2006), imperial hygiene (Bashford, 2004), evangelical and racial criticism (Gussow, 
1989; Shankar, 2014), as well as modern medical developments and public health policies (Moran, 2007). When the Leprosy Prevention Law in Japan was finally abolished in 1996, the history of leprosy, leprosy settlements, and leprosy-affected people in Asia again received the spotlight. In contrast with prolific discourses from the metropole, the center of leprosy research has now shifted to site-specific periphery diversity through a bottom-up process, focusing on the unique development pattern of each leprosarium. Particularly, a series of transnational movements to promote heritage preservation of the history of leprosy has reconnected historical legacies of leprosy through international collaboration among NGOs, activists, preservationists, academics, and mostly, leprosy-affected people. Leprosaria, as products and symbols of imperial colonialism, have become central to the discussion of colonial leprosy policies and their impacts on social and cultural domains from the perspectives of the periphery/colony in modern times.
     Given that leprosy has been stigmatized and demonized in many distinct layers, leprosy was never a conventional social topic. Places like leprosy settlements were never a priority in historic preservation due to their lesser architectural value and subordinate historical importance in nation-building activities. Furthermore, they are considered as difficult heritage, which reflects “the destructive and cruel side of history” (Logan & Reeves, 2008) and is awkward for public reconciliation with a positive, self-affirming contemporary identity (Macdonald, 2009).
Conference Themes
In this call for papers, we invite contributors from heritage studies, museum studies, medical history, sociology, contemporary archeology, preservation advocacy, etc. to investigate the complexity for heritage preservation and interpretation of colonial leprosaria and related sites in Asia, which were involved with human rights, social stigma, and post-colonial reconciliation. Although the main focus of this conference is leprosaria in Asia, we also welcome papers on colonial settlements, including comparable spaces such as asylums and health facilities associated with quarantine regimes. Conference themes to be explored include, but are not limited to:
Topic one: A Difficult Past as Resilient Resource for the Cohesive Present
How have different forces in contemporary events led to revisiting forgotten history for the purposes of building community and national coherence, such as museum interpretation, civil involvements, anti-stigma strategies? What were the political, economic and social contexts to support these current methods?
How have collective memories of leprosy-affected people observed the growing solidarity amongst themselves against threats to the integrity of their living spaces, while reinterpreting those same living spaces in conjunction with their local histories? 
How did the uniqueness of each leprosarium contribute to the agenda of the heritage legacy? In what form and representation?
Topic two: A Difficult Past as Cultural Resource for the Contested Future
How did the recent unique way of reappraising heritage value of individual leprosarium challenge the collective identity of leprosaria on an international level under the influence of a possible World Heritage nomination?
How did the involvement of diverse stakeholders such as NGOs, leprosy-affected people, and activists affect interpretations of the difficult past while also being used for its cultural and social significances in a contest for cultural diplomacy?
How did the complexity of leprosy legacy challenge the existing preservation discussion under the influence of Euro-centric academic discourse on heritage studies?
Submission of Abstracts
The conveners (John DiMoia, Department of Korean History, College of Humanities, Seoul 
National University, South Korea; Shu-yi Wang, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Tsing-hua University, Taiwan) welcome abstracts of no more than 300 words, which should be submitted to by July 31, 2018.
Key Dates:
July 31: Deadline for abstract submission
August 15: Notification of accepted abstracts
November 30: Deadline for submission of final paper (5,000 words)

Funding / resources: The conveners are currently awaiting the results of funding applications. We expect to be able to provide meals and housing in Seoul, and possibly some part of travel costs. Further information will be provided as it becomes available. 
Contact Email: 

International Conference for the Study of Chinese Immigration to Brazil | Deadline: July 31, 2018
University of São Paulo; August 22-23, 2018

This first International Conference for the Study of Chinese Immigration to Brazil, to be held at the University of São Paulo on August 22-23, 2018, intends to promote and advance the study of Chinese immigration in a global perspective while aiming at constructing a platform to promote international exchanges in this promising interdisciplinary field of studies. We welcome panel proposals and individual papers from scholars, journalists, undergraduate and graduate students, independent writers, etc. The conference language will be ENGLISH, but Chinese, Spanish, and Portuguese language proposals will also be accepted. Possible themes include, but are not limited to the following:

1.  Chinese migration in a global perspective.

2.  Chinese immigration to Brazil: history and beyond.

3.  Diasporic Associations, Transnational Business Networks and Cultural Identity.

4.  Chinese Language Teaching, Chinese media in Brazil.

5.  Local integration, social mobility and political visibility. 

6.  Chinese immigration to Brazil and its impact on Local Economy and Culture.

7.  Topics related to Chinese immigration in Latin America.

上世纪70年代以来, 巴西华人移民研究进入一个崭新的阶段。很多华人学者、巴西问题研究人员、大学教师、硕博士、记者、外交官以及独立作者已经出版或发表了一些有关华侨华人移民的书籍、论文、专题报道和回忆录,但大多数著作都是在几乎没有和同行交流的基础上单独完成的。鉴于此,巴西圣保罗大学东方语言系中文专业决定于今年8月22-23日在圣保罗召开第一届巴西华人移民国际研讨会,一是为了推进全球视野下的巴西华人移民研究,二是尝试为这个大有前途的跨学科研究领域建立一个国际交流的平台。我们真诚欢迎来自世界各地的学者、记者、作者和其他研究人士参加本次会议,交流巴西华人研究的成果和经验。会议工作语言为英语,但是我们接受中文,西班牙语和葡萄牙语的文稿。

本次会议的议题包含 (但是并不局限于) 以下几个方面:


2. 巴西的华人移民: 历史与反思

3. 巴西华人社团,跨国商业网络,文化认同

4. 巴西的中文教学,中文媒体

5. 华人融入当地,社会流动,政治参与

6. 华人移民巴西对当地经济与文化的影响

7. 拉美华人移民有关的议题

Coordinators: Prof. Dr. Shu Changsheng (Department of Oriental Languages, University of São Paulo)
 and Prof. Dr. Antônio Menezes (Department of Oriental Languages, University of São Paulo).

Organizing Committee: LIU Hong (Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Evelyn Hu-Dehart (Professor, Brown University, USA)
, GAO Weinong (Professor, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China), ZHANG Qiusheng (Professor, Jiangsu Normal University, Xuzhou, China), QIAO Jianzhen (Ana) (Confucius Institute, PUC-RIO), Richard Hsu (Professor, University of Taipei), Roberval Teixeira e Silva (Assistant Professor, University of Macau, China), Rogério Dezem (Lecturer, University of Osaka, Japan); Ana Paulina Lee (Assistant Professor, Columbia University, USA); Eric Vanden Bussche (Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA); Lorenzo Macagno (Associate Professor, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil); Alvaro Comin (Assistant Professor, University of São Paulo, Brazil), Carlos Freire da Silva (Pos-doctorate, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)

Key Dates (重要日期):

Conference Announcement and Call for Abstracts / 会议公告,征求论文摘要: March 9, 2018

Registration Opens / 会议开始注册: March 16, 2018

Close of Registration and Paper Submission / 报名和论文提交截止: July 31, 2018

Conference Date / 会议举办日期: August 22-23, 2018

Association for Asian Studies 2019 Annual Conference | Deadline: August 1. 2018

The Program Committee for the Association for Asian Studies 2019 Annual Conference welcomes submissions of Individual Paper, Organized Panel, Roundtable, and Workshop proposals for the March 21-24, 2019 conference in Denver, Colorado.

All proposals must be submitted via the online submission portal.

The deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 5:00pm Eastern Time. Absolutely no exceptions will be made to this deadline.

For complete CFP instructions, information about travel grants, and answers to frequently asked questions, please see the CFP posted at the conference website.

If you have any questions regarding panel participation or proposal submissions that are not answered in the Call for Proposals or the FAQ, please contact the AAS Secretariat at

College Art Association Annual Conference 2019 - CFP: "Impartial Integration: Decolonizing artistic and creative practices in Asia" | Deadline: August 6, 2018

The current cosmopolitanism in artistic and creative practices around the globe advocates growing possibilities for interregional collaborations and solidarity. The innovative forms of “aesthetic cosmopolitanism” (Papastergiadis 2012) can facilitate further discourses on shared issues and their local significance. Yet the global allure of new collaborative practices may also result in a kind of provincialism where artists rely “on a generic set of creative solutions and a priori assumptions that are imposed indiscriminately onto each site of practice” (Kester 2011: 135). Building on the dialectical perceptions of empowering possibilities brought forward by cosmopolitanism and criticism expressed towards new forms of cultural colonialism, this panel explores how current artistic and creative practices in Asia, and related research, could be decolonized both in practice and in theory, and how this could lead towards more impartial integration. To critically re-examine what kind of socio-political, ideological, cultural or conceptual significance decolonization can have, we invite new methodological and theoretical approaches that renegotiate the existing trajectories and narratives of cosmopolitanism and cultural colonialism in artistic and creative practices. Topics to be addressed include but are not limited to: challenges and contingencies of transcultural art projects; novel spatial, formal and aesthetic strategies employed to reposition these practices for global audience; decentering the institutional power relations; reconstructing the relationship between local and global; examining new conceptual approaches extending beyond the conventional understandings of “cosmopolitanism,” “cultural colonialism”, and “decolonization.” Papers with interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches based on recent examples and/or empirical knowledge are especially welcome.

Please send your proposal including a title, an abstract (max. 250 words), and a short CV (ca. 2 pages) to Dr Minna Valjakka (

Contact Info: 
Dr. Minna Valjakka - Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

Contact Email:

CFP: White Rose International History and International Relations Research Seminar 2018/19 | Deadline: August 14, 2018

This seminar series will host postgraduate researchers in the fields of International History and International Relations. It will take place across the Universities of Leeds and York. Each seminar will host up to two speakers - one each from the disciplines of International History and International Relations – speaking on a common theme (e.g. US foreign policy in historical and contemporary perspectives). We are particularly keen to receive abstracts from researchers who are in the advanced stages of writing up articles or thesis chapters with the intention of publishing in the near future or submitting as part of their thesis. 

The seminar series will provide speakers with a fresh environment in which they can discuss their works in progress and receive feedback and suggestions from other postgraduate researchers and academic staff at the hosting institution. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the series, it will also provide fresh perspectives and open up new avenues for investigation. We welcome abstracts covering any of the following themes (from any geographic perspective and encouraging any interdisciplinary applications), from either an historical or contemporary perspective:

1) Diplomats and the workings of diplomacy
2) Ideology 
3) War and conflict
4) The making of foreign policy
5) The role of intelligence 
6) Critical approaches to international relations (race, gender etc.)
7) Soft power and cultural diplomacy
The call for papers is open to all postgraduate researchers, both in the UK and abroad, who are currently working on any aspect of modern International History or International Relations. We will cover costs of travel and accommodation, as well as pay for a post-workshop dinner for the speakers.[1]  Seminars will be held on 11 October (Leeds), 8 November (York) and 13 December (Leeds) in 2018, and 14 February (York), 14 March (Leeds) and 12 April (York) in 2019.

Please submit an abstract of your work in progress, a brief summary of your research and any previous publications or conference papers, and intended outputs (500 words max.) to Scott Ramsay and Alexander Shaw at

Deadline: 15 August 2018


Paris Diderot University, France | Jan. 8(Wed) – 10(Thu), 2019


l’UFR Langues et Civilisations d’Asie Orientale, Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7), France


Asia Center, Seoul National University, Korea

Center for Korean Studies, Ritsumeikan University, Japan


The Academy of Korean Studies

Asia Center, Seoul National University

This project began in 2017 as a way to bring scholars across the continents together to discuss national, regional, and global dynamics of hate speech from diverse viewpoints that include the political, legal, historical, ideological and religio-cultural perspectives. To this end, it focuses on the cases of hate speech in European and Asian societies. Through the first workshop which was held at Ritsumeikan University in Japan, we have explored the contours of hate speech in different Asian and European countries. Around 30 insightful papers from 8 different countries were presented as a collaborative dialogue on the hate speech and some of them are on its way to publication via a journal special issue and an edited volume.

This year, the workshop will continue and expand on this conversation by considering acute tension surrounding hate speech issues around the world. How should democratic societies respond to such persistent problem as well as to the broader forms of “othering” that motivate hate speech? How can we counter it? It seems to us that neither the cause of nor cure for this pernicious phenomenon is well appreciated in the context of today’s globalized world. With this workshop which consists of a 2-day paper presentation session and a half-day roundtable session, we expect to explore hate speech phenomenon as a complex web of historical injustices, economic inequalities, religious tensions, socio-political ideologies and emerging democratic challenges, as well as divergent legal constructions.

This research project is intended not only to show similarities in this global phenomenon observed beyond the political and geographical boundaries, but also to distinguish differences in the historical, legal and cultural foundation of each nation-state that cause and maintain the expression and structure of the discrimination. The comparative nature of this collaborative research will help fill in blind spots and lead to better informed and more sophisticated and practical recommendations for the prevention of hate speech in many Eastern and Western societies.

We invite paper proposals from different approaches such as media studies, history, sociology, anthropology, political science, legal studies, religious studies that examine, but not restricted to, the following questions:

● What are the current contours of hate speech in different Asian and European societies?

● How can we best respond to the challenges presented by hate speech in ways that promote a just and peaceful society?

● What are alternative strategies for managing the public sphere against hate speech?

● How is hate speech defined and delimited in law and public policy in Asian and European contexts?

● What are the differences and similarities in the phenomenon of hate speech between Europe and Asia?

● What are the legal and discursive characteristics of individual societies in dealing with hate speech?

● What are the most urgent issues regarding hate speech in Asia and Europe?

● How is mass media, especially the Internet, employed in expressing hatred against different minorities?

● Why do ethnicity, sexuality or religion act as flashpoints in hate speech?

● In what forms are the abuse of power detected in European and Asian societies? (e.g. Gapjil in South Korea)

We are pleased to provide presenters with partial subsidies for accommodation and travel expenses depending on funding availability and participant’s needs. We intend to publish selected papers from the workshop as a journal special issue and/or an edited volume with a reputable academic press.


1. Deadline: Please submit your proposal with a title, an abstract of not more than 500 words and a list of references, together with your name, position, institutional affiliation and email address by August 31, 2018. (Authors will be notified of abstract acceptance by September 20, 2018)

2. Submission method: Send in MS Word via email to

3. Final papers: Paper presenters are requested to submit full papers by December 15, 2018.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions regarding this workshop.

Organizing Committee Professor Myungkoo KANG, Seoul National University, Korea

Professor Jaejin LEE, Hanyang University, Korea

Professor Marie-Orange RIVÉ-LASAN, Université Paris Diderot, France

Associate Professor Wooja KIM, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Contact Info: 
If you have any questions, please contact Sojeong Park (

Insularities and enclaves in colonial and post-colonial circumstances: crossings, conflicts and identitarian constructions (15th-21st centuries) | Deadline: September 1, 2018
University of Lisbon, December 6-7, 2018

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon, the Centre for African Studies of the University of Porto, the Centre for International Studies (ISCTE-IUL) and the Contemporary History Institute of the New University of Lisbon are organizing the International Congress Insularities and enclaves in colonial and post-colonial circumstances: crossings, conflicts and identitarian constructions (15th-21st centuries).

The conference will take place in Lisbon, on December 6-7, 2018. 

Further information about the call for papers can be found in

Proposals should be sent by September 1, 2018, using the following form:

All inquiries should be directed to

Imperial Implosions:  The Global Implications of World War I | Deadline: September 30, 2018
California State University, November 8-9, 2018

California State University at Channel Islands, Camarillo, California, and the History Department are pleased to announce that it will host a conference commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on November 8th and 9th, 2018.  The focus of the conference is Imperial Implosions:  The Global Implications of World War I.  We are looking for papers dealing with any aspect of the World War I in Asia, Africa, America, Europe, Latin America or elsewhere where there were significant historical implications and reverberations. 

Featured speakers at the conference will be Professor Sean McMeekin of Bard College and the author of The Russian Revolution (2017) and The Ottoman Endgame:  War, Revolution and the Making of the Modern Middle East (2015)  and Professor Pria Satia, of Stanford University and the author of Empire of Guns:  The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution (2018) and The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East (2008)

Prospective presenters and participants should send a 350 word maximum proposal to either P. Scott Corbett, or Michael Powelson michael.powelson by September 3, 2018 with the final version of papers due September 14, 2018.  

There is no registration fee for faculty or student presenters and no fee for student attendees. 

Details about registration, travel, and accommodations can be obtained from P. Scott Corbett,, (805) 437-8970 or (805) 267-6131

Global Sixties: Transnational Connectivity and Global Consciousness | Deadline: September 30, 2018
SHANGHAI UNIVERSITY, CHINA; November 30 - December 1, 2018

If one year epitomized the Sixties, a tumultuous decade during which major social movements seemed to have stormed the whole world, 1968 stands out. In this year, massive protest movements erupted in Paris, Prague, Chicago, Mexico City, Tokyo, and other major cities across the globe. All these movements not only precipitated novel political and cultural experiments but also shaped the global power structure. The events of 1968, however, left us with a controversial legacy, including not just a conservative counter-revolution, known as the neo-liberal agenda in the subsequent decades, but also the achievements of the Civil Rights movement and a growing public awareness about gender equality and environment protection.

Taking the opportunity to commemorate the 50th anniversary of 1968, the Institute of Global Studies at Shanghai University invites paper and panel submissions for an interdisciplinary conference titled: Global Sixties: Transnational Connectivity and Global Consciousness, to be held from November 30 to December 1, 2018 at Shanghai University, Shanghai, P.R.C. The conference seeks to encourage research which makes empirical or theoretical contributions to the Global Sixties, a new research paradigm recently established, by inviting submissions that address any of (but not limited to) the themes listed below:

  1. Specific events of 1968, explored through either local and transnational lens. E.g. The May 1968 events in Paris, the Japanese student uprising, the Tlatelolco massacre, etc.
  2. The Second/Third World ‘Sixty-Eight’: the crisis of ‘actually existing socialism’ and domestic discontent in former colonies, e.g. the Prague Spring, the Naxalite movement in India, the Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) in Peru, Apartheid in South Africa.
  3. Iconic figures with global influence: Che Guevara, Martin Luther King, Jr, Nelson Mandela, etc.
  4. ‘Revolutionaries’ on the road: fellow-travelers and the establishment of (in)formal transnational networks and connections prior to and after 1968.
  5. The gendered 1968: the rising feminist movement in the U.S., Europe and Latin America and its complicated relationship with the New Left
  6. The catalyzing effect of image and sound: e.g. street graffiti in Paris, the music of Bob Dylan, and the world-wide circulation of the Little Red Book.
  7. The intersection of counter-culture and radical politics: the hippies, the Situationist International, etc.
  8. The legacies of 1968 and its contemporary heirs: the demise of welfarism and the rise of neo-liberalism as a dominant global ideology, the Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street movement, etc.

Those interested in presenting at the conference are invited to send the complete paper, together with a short abstract of no more than 250 words and a curriculum vitae to by September 30, 2018. The selection process is competitive. Inquiries about submissions and other issues should be directed to the conference secretariat at or The conference does not charge a fee but will also not cover travel and hotel expenses. (Suggestions can be offered regarding finding suitable hotels near the campus upon inquiry).

Contact Email:

CFP: Environmental History of Borderlands in the Early Modern World (SMU/Stanford, 2019 & 2020) | Deadline: October 1, 2018

A Joint Symposium in 2019-2020 sponsored by the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University and the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis at Stanford University
The Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis at Stanford University in Palo Alto solicit proposals for papers that explore the environmental history of borderlands in the early modern world.
An initial meeting will be held at SMU’s satellite campus in Taos, New Mexico in Fall 2019 to be followed in Spring 2020 by a conference at Stanford. We expect a university press will publish the papers as a volume edited by conference co-organizers Johan Elverskog(Southern Methodist University) and Ali Yaycioglu (Stanford University).
The symposium and the resulting volume mark an opportunity to (re)consider the environmental contexts of borderlands and frontiers of different political orders, particularly pluralistic imperial regimes, roughly between the 15th and 19th centuries. While examining how environmentality was negotiated by human actors of bordering (or overlapping) political regimes, we also intend to explore possibilities that go beyond the binaries between nature and culture, and environmental and political orders.
We welcome papers focusing on mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, swamps, steppes, deserts, seas and oceans, under-seas, subterranean and aerial spaces as environmental borderlands and frontiers of different large-scale (imperial) human organizations. In these undertakings, however, we are particularly interested in contributions with holistic conceptualizations of eco-orders of humans and non-humans, which can challenge established anthropocentric approaches. We do not have any geographical priority. Our concerns are truly global. To this end we plan on bringing together scholars working on the environmental history of borderland regions around the world. We also welcome digital history projects.
We welcome submissions from scholars of any rank or affiliation who are eager to contribute substantively to what promises to be an exciting and important academic endeavor. By the deadline of October 1, 2018 applicants should submit a one-page CV and a proposal of 500-800 words to Johan Elverskog ( describing the research undertaken and its connection to the goals of the conference. For more information about the symposium please contact Johan or Ali Yaycioglu (
For more information:


11th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) | Deadline: October 10, 2018
Leiden, Netherlands; July 16-19, 2019

We would like to invite you to prepare a proposal for the 11th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS), which is the most inclusive international gathering in the field of Asian Studies. ICAS attracts participants from over 60 countries to engage in global dialogues on Asia that transcend boundaries between academic disciplines and geographic areas. Meeting place for the eleventh edition of ICAS is Leiden, the Netherlands. The historic city of Leiden is home to one of the of the oldest universities, Leiden University, and several of the most renowned Asia research centers. Leiden University will be the main host of ICAS 11, partnering with the city, research institutions and museums, who share equally rich Asian and global connections.

Events will include: panels and roundtable discussions, keynote speeches, craft exhibitions, a film and documentary festival and the second Asian Studies Book Fair. With all these activities ICAS is contributing to the decentering of Asian Studies by including more ‘Asian voices’ while successfully convening a global space in which Asia scholars and social and cultural actors from the whole world can directly interact. Participate at ICAS 11 and enjoy the multitude of networking opportunities, possibilities to share your research and to meet with publishers.

Deadline ICAS 11 proposals
10 October 2018

Convention dates
16-19 July 2019

Convention location
Leiden, the Netherlands

ICAS 11 Leiden
CAS 11 will be held at the Law Faculty Building of Leiden University from 16-19 July 2019. It will be organized by Leiden University, theInternational Institute for Asian Studies and GIS Asie (French Academic Network on Asian Studies). 1500 Asia specialists and representatives of civil society are expected to attend.

Call for proposals – deadline: 10 October 2018
The submission deadline for proposals of Individual Abstracts, Panels, Roundtables, Book presentations and PhD Dissertation presentations is 10 October 2018.

The special focus of ICAS 11 is Asia and Europe. Asia in Europe, but proposals for ICAS 11 may involve topics from all Asian Studies disciplines in the broadest possible sense. Topics could range from (but are not limited toEurasia; Citizen participation; Political economy; Heritage and Identity;  Connectivity; New Pedagogies; Foreign Workers; Mediascapes; Social Capital; Rethinking Education; Religious Transformation; Postcolonial; Democracy; Neoliberalism; Intellectual History; and Big Data.

Please note that all abstracts and presentations should be in English. Proposals can be submitted through the online submission system. Participants will be notified around mid-December 2018 about the selection results.

Further information about registration fees, accommodation, and logistics will be provided on the ICAS website after completion of the review process.

Travel Fund
Participants of ICAS 11 are expected to fund their own registration fee, travel and accommodation. Limited financial support is available for selected PhD students, early career scholars and registered members of GIS Asie. If you would like to be considered for financial support, please submit the Grant Application form in which you state the motivation for your request. Please note that ICAS 11 operates on a limited budget, and will only be able to provide a partial grant to the selected recipients. Grant applications should also be received before 10 October 2018.

ICAS Book and Dissertation Prize 2019
The ICAS Book Prize (IBP) was established by the International Convention of Asia Scholars in 2004. The IBP is awarded for outstanding publications in the field of Asian Studies. It has created an international focus for publications on Asia which has increased their visibility worldwide. For this eighth edition, books in Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish/Portuguese will be eligible.

For the English language edition of the IBP 2019 we also welcome dissertations on Asia in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The deadline to submit books and dissertations is: 10 October 2018. For more information, please visit

For queries on ICAS 11, please visit or contact us at

The IC Buddhism & Australia is pleased to invite abstracts for panel sessions and individual papers for the 8th International Conference Buddhism & Australia that will be held on 7-9 February 2019 in Perth, Western Australia | Deadline: October 20, 2018

This conference investigates the history, current and future directions of Buddhism in Australasia and is a platform for scientists and Buddhists to present their latest researches on Buddhism. Researchers across a broad range of disciplines are welcomed as well the submission of pre-formed panel proposals.

The main themes of the Buddhism & Australia 2019 are

Buddhism and its History in India
Buddhism and its History in Sri Lanka
Buddhism and Computers
Buddhism in our days Tibet
The organizers are also open to proposals for contributions on Buddhist history, philosophy, texts as well for proposals on any related theme.

Proposals may be in Word or RTF formats with the following information:

affiliation as you would like it to appear in program
email address,
title of proposal,
body of proposal; no more than 300 words,
up to 10 keywords.
CV max 2 pages
Proposals should be submitted by October 20, 2018 by the following email:

If a proposal is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by December 20, 2018. We acknowledge receipt and answer to all proposals submitted.


NB! Early Bird registration fee of 460 AUD is possible until August 1, 2018
To participate in the 8th International Conference Buddhism & Australia, please contact Marju Broder, by the following email:

Contact Info: 
Organizing Chair Marju Broder
tel. +61 0 405549923
Contact Email:

2019 Meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies | Deadline: October 31, 2018

I am pleased to announce that the 58th annual meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies will be held January 18–20, 2019 at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. More information can be found on our new website, which is

The program committee welcomes proposals for individual or panel presentations from faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars. Proposals must be submitted no later than October 31, 2018. You must complete the submission form online. Submit panel submissions here and individual paper submissions here. Please direct any questions about proposal submission to our program chair, Professor Han Li, and questions about conference logistics to our local arrangements chair Professor Chia-rong Wu.

Conference participants must be dues-paying members. SEC/AAS dues are $20 ($10 for students). The membership application form is available on the SEC/AAS website. Please submit this form with the correct dues to Professor Li-ling Hsiao, Department of Asian Studies, New West 113, CB#3267, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599. 

Program Chair
Han Li​
Modern Languages and Literatures Palmer 118
Rhodes College​
Memphis, TN 38112

Local Arrangements Chair
Chia-rong Wu
Modern Languages and Literatures Palmer 118
Rhodes College​
Memphis, TN 38112

Three $200 travel awards are available to graduate students. Those who wish to be considered for these awards should note this on their paper proposals. Preference will be given to students in the Southeast region who must travel more than two hundred miles to attend.

 58th Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, January 18-20, 2019 | Deadline: October 31, 2018

I am pleased to announce that the 58th annual meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies will be held January 18–20, 2019 at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. More information can be found on our new website, which is
The program committee welcomes proposals for individual or panel presentations from faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars. Proposals must be submitted no later than October 31, 2018. You must complete the submission form online. Submit panel submissions here and individual paper submissions here. Please direct any questions about proposal submission to our program chair, Professor Han Li, and questions about conference logistics to our local arrangements chair Professor Chia-rong Wu.
Conference participants must be dues-paying members. SEC/AAS dues are $20 ($10 for students). The membership application form is available on the SEC/AAS website. Please submit this form with the correct dues to Professor Li-ling Hsiao, Department of Asian Studies, New West 113, CB#3267, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599. 
Program Chair
Han Li           
Modern Languages and Literatures
Palmer 118
Rhodes College       
Memphis, TN 38112
Local Arrangements Chair
Chia-rong Wu
Modern Languages and Literatures
Palmer 118
Rhodes College       
Memphis, TN 38112
Three $200 travel awards are available to graduate students. Those who wish to be considered for these awards should note this on their paper proposals. Preference will be given to students in the Southeast region who must travel more than two hundred miles to attend.
I look forward to seeing you at the 2019 meeting in Memphis, Tennessee!
Lane J. Harris
Associate Professor of History
Furman University

West Asia/Middle East Conferences