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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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