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Call for Paper: (In)Visible Taiwan. 12th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS), 2015

Call for Paper: (In)Visible Taiwan
12th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS), 2015
Deadline for submission: 31 October 2014

The 12th Annual Conference of EATS will take place at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, 8-10 April 2015. The main theme is (In)Visible Taiwan, which addresses issues about Taiwan and the field of Taiwan Studies that may appear paradoxical from interdisciplinary perspectives.

For example, while democratisation is arguably the most significant development in modern Taiwan, what are the hidden challenges that need to be identified and resolved? While some may praise Taiwan’s economic power, others may be disappointed in the lack of global recognition of Taiwanese brands. Is the perceived ‘problem’ a real problem? If so, why and are there any sensible solutions? Given the difficult international situation that Taiwan faces, how should we put Taiwan’s effort in claiming an international presence – politically and culturally, officially and unofficially – into context? How may we evaluate appropriately Taiwan’s (in)visibility? Moreover, how have the contributions of artists, writers, filmmakers and various cultural and creative workers sustained, enriched and articulated Taiwan’s vibrant and multi-faceted cultures? How may the scholarly communities of Taiwan Studies further engage with different disciplines and advance our understanding of Taiwan?

We welcome submission of individual abstracts which tackle the main theme of the conference from all disciplines of social sciences and arts and humanities. We also welcome submission of panels (3–4 abstracts per panel) which consider the issues of (in)visibility within or outside Taiwan from the viewpoint of a specific subject/topic. Furthermore, EATS will organize a MA panel for students to practice their presentation skills and to receive critical feedback. The MA panel is not confined by the theme of the conference, although it should be relevant to the broadly defined field of Taiwan Studies.

For individual submission, please write an abstract of 300–500 words, including 3–5 keywords listed by the EATS website. For the submission to the MA panel, please write an abstract of 300 words on a topic of your choice. For panel submission, please prepare a ONE PAGE description of the panel (including the title and rationale of the panel plus the titles of 3–4 proposed papers), together with all proposed abstracts of 300 words each. Please submit to the EATS website here and send a copy to info@eats-taiwan.eu.

The deadline for submission is 31 October 2014. The EATS Website will be ready for accepting submission from 1 October 2014. After a double blind review process, we will announce the successful submissions by 31 January 2015.


The European Taiwan Studies Young Scholar Award

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The European Taiwan Studies Young Scholar Award (YSA).


  1. MA students who present papers at regular EATS panels, Ph.D. candidates, Post-Doctoral researchers.
  2. Candidates currently based at European institutions.
  3. EATS board members are not eligible to apply.

Paper evaluation criteria: relevance to the field, originality, clarity of methodology, quality of the expression, clarity of source and respect for rules of quotation.

Papers should be written in English; only single-authored papers will be accepted. Papers should preferably be un-published; however, candidates may submit papers that are under review for publication in a scholarly journal at the time of the 2014 EATS conference. Each applicant may submit only one paper between 7000 to 9000 words (including bibliography and notes), with a one-page abstract. The copy should include the author’s full name, institution, and address.

The YSA review committee will nominate 3-5 finalists. Nominees will be invited to Portsmouth to attend the 2014 EATS conference where their papers will be presented during a special session in which the winners will be formally announced. The winners of the YSA will be honored with the award of a certificate and modest monetary prizes.

It is expected that candidates who submit papers for the consideration of Young Scholar Award are or will be regis-tered as EATS members by the time of the 2014 EATS conference.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 December 2013. Please upload an A-4 ONE PAGE (500) word abstract here and mark the yes-option in the drop down menu “I want to apply for The European Taiwan Studies Young Scholar Award” and please send a copy of your abstract to the following email: info@eats-taiwan.eu . By the end of February 2014 you will be notified if your abstract has been accepted. The full paper is then to be submitted by April 10 2014.

About EATS

The European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) was established at SOAS in 2004 with the objective of developing Taiwan studies not only in the UK, but also in other European countries. By holding regular conferences we aim to increase the interaction between European based researchers working in Taiwan studies and to raise the profile of Taiwan Studies in Europe. The EATS Conference is held at a different European country each year and has now become the largest Taiwan Studies academic event in Europe. Conferences have been held in the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Spain. EATS is now an independent legally registered association managed by an international committee. The Association has been instrumental in the rapid development of Taiwan Studies research, teaching and publication over the last decade.

The European Association of Taiwan Studies has been supported by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation.

For up to date information about the European Association of Taiwan Studies and its annual conferences from 2011, please see its new website.


Call for Paper. Law, Culture and Morality: East and West


Topic: Law, Culture and Morality: East and West.
Dates: October: 4-5, 2013.
Place: University of Illinois.
Abstract: 150 words.
Email to chandanachak@gmail.com.

Sponsored by the University of Illinois, Society for Indian Philosophy & Religion and Institute of Cross-Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange.

Date of proposal acceptance: Week after the proposal is submitted.

Subtopics: legal philosophy, Philosophy of Right, Morality and Law, Law and Marxism, Legal Positivism, Legal Realism, Virtue Ethics, Virtue and Jurisprudence, Utilitarianism, Deontology and Law, Dworkin and Interpretivism, Philosophical Approaches to Legal Problems, Justice and Globalization, International Law, Natural Law, Bentham, Austin and Dworkin, Natural Law and Natural Rights, Law, Authority and Morality, Law of the Land and International Law, Ancient Law, Laws of Manu and other Hindu Lawgivers, Confucius theory of Virtue, Islam and Law, Law and Human Rights, Post Modernism and Law, Virtue and Knowledge, Morality and Society, Confucius Ethics, Perfectionist and Situational Ethics, Moral Relativism, Humanism and Positivism, Ethnic Identity and Culture, Human Nature and Human Culture, Cultural Anthropology, Consumption and Morality, Politicizing Consumer Culture and Effects on Morality, Dynamics of Group Culture, Ethnic Boundaries, Constructing and Deconstructing Ethnic Identity, Cultural Transformation, Culture and Morality, Christian Ethics, Buddhist Ethics, Hindu Ethics, Jewish Ethics, Islamic Ethics and Global Ethics. The above list is suggestive and not exhaustive.

Advisory Board Members: Panos Eliopoulos (Greece), Yolanda Espina (Portugal),Gordon Haist (USA), Robin Kar (USA) Elizabeth Koldzak(Poland), Simi Malhotra (India), MariaMarczewska(Poland),Debkumar Mukhopadhyay( India), Rizwan Rahman(India) Ming Shao(China), Tommi Lehtonen (Finland) Andrew Ward(UK),Su-Chen Wu(Taiwan)

Papers from the Conference will be published subject to editorial review in Journal of International and Interdisciplinary Studies/Journal of Indian Philosophy & Religion (Website).

Contact: Chandana Chakrabarti, PhD.
Vice President Society for Indian Philosophy & Religion


Call for Papers: Participatory and Popular Culture 2013 Summer Conference

Date: 31th July to 2nd August, 2013
Venue: International Hotel Nagoya, Nagoya City, Japan

In recent years, the boundary between supplier and consumer is becoming blurred. Many popular culture products are not only being consumed but also creating a new participatory culture. There are various distinctive examples, such as wearing costume for a party or an event or writing reviews about anime, games, comics and novels on the SNSs, review pages or video-sharing websites. The purpose of this conference is to discuss these situations from interdisciplinary viewpoints.

Topic of conference include, but not limited to:

  • Cosplay Culture
  • Anime Game Comic and Novel Culture
  • Exhibition and Event Culture
  • Fashion, Style & Popular Culture
  • Music, live and concert Culture
  • Gaming Research(ex. gambling and Casinos)
  • Trading Card Game Industry Research
  • Video-sharing site, Film and TV Culture
  • Public Diplomacy and Popular Culture
  • Cultural Tourism (ex. Seichi-Junrei)

Important dates

Submission of Abstract 31th May
Notification of Acceptance 15 June
Registration Deadline 15 July

Proposal submission guidelines

Abstracts of no more than 200 words in English for presentations should be sent to our website alongside a short Bio(max 100 word.include name, current position and academic affiliation or graduate school) .

Click here for submission of Abstract

Registration fee (By 15 July 2013)

Authors 15,000 JPY
Observers 5,000 JPY (Observers are attendees who will not do presentation)
Registration fees is accepted by credit card.

Other Important Notice

  • English will be the official language of conference, while oral presentations in Chinese and Japanese will be accepted for designated bilingual sessions.
  • All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and successful applicants will be notified about acceptance of their papers.
  • Proposal of panels(3-4 presenters) are welcome

Conference Officials

Jin NAKAMURA (Japan Univ. of Economics)
Masahiro OKADA (Hiroshima Univ.)

Under the auspices of: World Cosplay Summit Exective Committe(applied for)

Contact: ppc2013.conference@gmail.com


Call for Papers: SOAS Conference on Korean Screen Culture

Call for Papers.

Years of Radical Change (2): SOAS Conference on Korean Screen Culture.

31 May–1 June 2013. Russell Square, School of Oriental and African Studies, London.

Organised by Centre of Korean Studies in collaboration with the Centre for Film and Screen Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom.


From the 1980s New Wave of South Korean directors to the big budget spectaculars of the 2000s, South Korean cinema is attracting worldwide attention like never before. The past few years have also seen an exponential growth in the popularity of South Korean screen culture in Asia and beyond. The recent ‘Korean Wave’ (hallyu) of television dramas (soap operas), cinema and popular music has generated a remarkable amount of interest in Korea and its ‘culture.’ North Korea also has a long-established cinematic tradition and is a rare example of a country that has been ruled by a filmmaker. In the wake of  last year’s successful workshop on South Korean film, Years of Radical Change (1) held at SOAS, the Centre for Korean Studies in collaboration with the Centre for Film and Screen Studies will host a two-day conference that aims to examine critically some of the most important issues affecting Korean screen culture today; particularly cinema, television and music videos.

Proposed topics:

South and North Korean cinema past and present • Anime • Television dramas • Government policy towards cultural production • Film festivals • Video games • Intertextuality and the influence of Korean cinema on Hollywood • The Korean wave (hallyu) in Asia and beyond • Korean popular music videos •

Papers on other forms of Korean popular culture will also be considered.

Proposals (for individual papers as well as panel proposals) should include the name, institutional affiliation, the title of the paper, an abstract of 400 words, and a 100-word biography of the author. Please send proposals by January 31st 2013 to Andrew David Jackson at radicalchange@soas.ac.uk.

Successful applicants will be required to send the complete paper of 5,500 – 6,000 words by April 20th, 2013.

For all enquiries, please contact Andrew David Jackson at radicalchange@soas.ac.uk.


  • The organizers will make an effort to secure funding for accommodation and economy travel expenses to presenters (from outside London) whose papers have been accepted.
  • The organizers would like to publish outstanding papers from the conference, and will provide further details in due course.

Updated information will be posted on official webpage here.

Sponsored by the Academy for Korean Studies.


Call for Papers: IJAPS Volume 9, No. 1 and Volume 9, No. 2

The International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (IJAPS) cordially invites submission of manuscripts and papers for its two upcoming publications, Volume 9, No. 1 (January 2013) and Volume 9, No. 2 (July 2013).

All manuscripts submitted will undergo an evaluation process which includes double-blind peer reviews. Authors should undertake the necessary actions to ascertain that the submission adhere to the journal’s stipulated guidelines.

Submission is to be made using the journal’s online submission system, available here.



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