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Call for Papers: International Conference on Tainan Area Studies

Call for Papers:  International Conference on Tainan Area Studies

“Political, Economic and Cultural Development of the Early Tainan Region (10th-18th Century),” 20-21 October 2017

The Tainan area prides itself on being an historical, political and economic center with a cultural background. This identity defines the distinct lifestyles, customs, beliefs, and ideologies that makes Tainan an integral part of Taiwanese society. The theme of this conference highlights the early political, economic and cultural development in this region (10th–18th century). How can we envision the Tainan region as a center and crossroad for indigenous trade, religious, and cultural networks? What are the academic challenges in exploring some of the linkages between the island’s prehistory and indigenous Formosan (aboriginal) society juxtaposed with the subsequent Han migration and its settlement patterns? Of particular interest are topics that emphasize how the localization of these cultural encounters generated (or not) a unique blend of historical circumstances that characterize the Tainan area, past and present.

Panel Topics

We invite abstract submissions for the following themes:

  • Archaeology and Tainan indigenous society
  • Han settlement in Tainan (17th and 18th centuries)
  • Cultural change and indigenous society (17th and 18th centuries)
  • The Dutch East India Company in perspective
  • Social and culture origins of the Nanying area (Tainan)
  • The Koxinga dynasty and its international network
  • New historical data and research trends (17th and 18th centuries)

Dates and Venue of the Conference

Dates: October 20-21, 2017 (Friday and Saturday)
Venue: National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), No.1, University Road, Tainan City 701, Taiwan

Abstract Submission Due

December 31, 2016

Paper Submission Due

August 31, 2017

Submission Process

In preparing your abstract and paper, please take note of the following guidelines:

  • Please submit a tentative paper title and a 350 word abstract (English) & 500 word abstract (Chinese) and 5 keywords, as well as a copy of your curriculum vitae by the deadline.
  • The languages of the conference will be English and Chinese. The abstract and paper can be written in either English or Chinese.

Financial Support

Paper presenters are eligible for a grant covering travel costs and living expenses during the conference.

Contact

No 245, Liu-an Village, Jiali District, Tainan City, 72242, Taiwan.
Tel: 886 (0)6 7212338
E-mail: ic.tahr@gmail.com
Contact: Mr Sheng-Chih WEN

Planning Committee

  • The International Center for Tainan Area Humanities and Social Sciences Research (ICTAHR)
  • National Museum of Taiwan History
  • Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City Government
  • Institute of Archaeology, National Cheng Kung University
  • Department of Taiwan Culture, Languages and Literature, National Taiwan Normal University
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IJAPS Vol. 12. Supp. 1 (Special Issue) Published

We are delighted to inform our readers that the International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (IJAPS) Vol. 12, Supp. 1 is now published. This is a special issue spearheaded by Stephen C. Druce (Universiti Brunei Darussalam) on Orality, Writing and History: The Literature of the Bugis and Makasar of South Sulawesi.

The articles, downloadable as open access in dual formats: PDF and EPUB are as follow (you may also view full list here):

On behalf of the Editor-in-Chief and the publisher, Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM Press), we express our appreciation to contributing authors.

 

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IJAPS Vol. 12. No. 2 Published

We are pleased to inform our readers that the second issue of 2016 by International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (IJAPS), Vol. 12, No. 2, is now published and available for access. The articles are downloadable in two electronic formats: PDF and EPUB (optimised for mobile/tablet reading).

The latest issue consists of four original articles and a book review. The contents for this issue are as follows (you may also view full list here):

On behalf of the Editor-in-Chief and the publisher, Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM Press), we express our appreciation to contributing authors.

Congratulations!

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Obituary: The Passing of Professor Mario Rutten (1958-2015), by Tim Scrase

MarioRuttenIt is with great sadness for friends and colleagues in Asian Studies, and readers of the International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (where Mario was an editorial board member), to hear of the recent passing of University of Amsterdam Professor Mario Rutten.

Mario was born in Maastricht on 31 October 1958. After spending his childhood and youth with his siblings in various towns and cities of the Netherlands due to his father’s employment, in 1984 he completed his MA degree in Sociology from Erasmus University Rotterdam, specialising in Organisation Sociology, Management and Comparative/Non-Western Sociology. He then moved to the University of Amsterdam where, under the guidance of renowned Asia scholar Professor Jan Breman, Mario completed his PhD degree in 1991 (with distinction) in the Social Sciences (Anthropology/Sociology) with a dissertation on “Capitalist Entrepreneurs and Economic Diversification: Social Profile of Large Farmers and Rural Industrialists in Central Gujarat, India.” His doctoral studies were funded by the Foundation for the Advancement of Tropical Research (WOTRO) of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and during his field studies in India he became an affiliated researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, Surat.

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IJAPS Vol. 12. No. 1 Published

We are pleased to inform our readers that the first issue of 2016 by International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (IJAPS) is now published and available for public access. The articles are downloadable in two electronic formats: PDF and EPUB (optimised for mobile/tablet reading).

The latest issue consists of five original articles and a book review. The contents for this issue are as follows (you may also view full list here):

On behalf of the Editor-in-Chief and the publisher, Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM Press), we express our appreciation to contributing authors.

Congratulations!

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The Passing of IJAPS’ Editorial Board Member, Prof. Dr. Mario Rutten

It is with great sadness we announce that the International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (IJAPS) has lost one of its editorial board members, Prof. Dr. Mario Rutten, who passed away around Christmas time.

Prof. Dr. Mario Rutten was Professor of Comparative Sociology and Anthropology of Asia at the Department of Anthropology and the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Amsterdam.

Mario Rutten had been the journal’s editorial board member since the inception of IJAPS in 2005. He was always been proactive and responsive to the journal’s needs. IJAPS has certainly benefited from his advice which enables the journal to continue achieving significant milestones.

Our thoughts are with his family and close associates.

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IJAPS Vol. 11, Supp. 1 (Special Issue) Published and Available Online

We are pleased to inform our readers that the latest issue of International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (IJAPS) is published and all articles are now available online. This publication is a special issue on tourism, with Professor Victor T. King as the guest editor.

It is the third issue by IJAPS this year, complementing two regular issues published on January and July 2015.

The issue can be accessed here.

The Universiti Sains Malaysia Press (Penerbit USM) and the editorial team thank all the contributors in making this publication timely and successful.

 

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IJAPS Vol. 11, No. 2 Published and Available Online

Dear readers,

We are pleased to inform you that the latest issue of International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, Vol. 11, No. 2, is now published and articles are available for download. Articles are available in two formats, PDF and EPUB.

Altogether, this latest issue consists of six articles. The issue can be viewed and downloaded here.

On behalf of the editorial team and the publisher, Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, we thank our contributors in making this a successful publication. Stay tuned for our next (special) issue, coming up in September 2015!

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IJAPS Vol. 11, No. 1 (2015) available online

Dear readers, we are delighted to inform you that the latest issue of International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, Vol. 11, No. 1, is now available for download online.

This latest issue consists of five articles and a book review. The issue can be viewed and downloaded here.

We thank our contributors in making this a successful publication. Stay tuned for our next issue, coming up in July 2015!

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Call for Papers: Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ)

The Executive Committee of the Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ) invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual papers to be presented at the Nineteenth Asian Studies Conference Japan. The conference will be held on the Shirokane campus of Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo on 20-21 June 2015 (Saturday and Sunday).

All presentations are in English.

Please visit the ASCJ website for details.

Proposals may be submitted online beginning on 1 September 2014. The deadline for proposals is 15 October. Results will be announced in December.

The online application forms are available on the ASCJ website (here).

Panels are proposed by individual scholars around a common subject. Panels are composed of up to five participants, three or four paper presenters and one or more discussants. Panel proposals should include a 250 word (maximum) abstract from each participant as well as a 250 word (maximum) statement that explains the session as a whole.

Roundtables offer an opportunity for participants to discuss a specific theme, issue or significant recent publication. A maximum of six active participants is recommended. While a roundtable proposal will not be as detailed as a panel proposal, it should explain fully the purpose, themes or issues, and scope of the session.

Individual papers give scholars an opportunity to participate in the conference even if they are not able to put together a complete panel. Since only a limited number of individual papers can be accommodated, preference will be given to junior scholars. Applicants have a better chance of acceptance as part of a panel.

The Executive Committee encourages members to submit proposals that, by focusing on more than one region or by drawing on more than one discipline, will attract a broad range of scholarly interest. Suggestions for innovative alternatives to the panels, individual papers and roundtables described above are also encouraged.

From 2014 the ASCJ initiated a Graduate Student Paper Prize. For details on this competition please see the ASCJ webpage. To be considered for this prize the student must be enrolled in a degree program at a Japanese university and present the paper at ASCJ 2015. The deadline for submission of the completed paper is 7 June. The winner will be announced at the time of the keynote lecture.

The programs and abstracts of past ASCJ conferences can be found here.

Everyone worldwide interested in Asian Studies is invited to participate.

Mark Caprio
ASCJ President
Email: ascj20xx@gmail.com

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