Conference Theme: "Encounters and Exchanges"
The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Second Asian Conference on Asian Studies to be held from June 1-3 2012, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
The aim of this International Conference on Asian studies is to encourage academics, scholars and practitioners representing a exciting diversity of countries, cultures, and religions to meet and exchange research, ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue. ACAS 2012 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.
The Second Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2012 will be held alongside the Second Asian Conference on Cultural Studies. Registrants for either conference will allow attendees the option of attending sessions in the other.
Authors of accepted abstracts will have the opportunity of publishing their associated paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the planned internationally reviewed IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies.
Special Theme: "Encounters and Exchanges"
The conference theme is "Encounters and Exchanges" and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Asian Studies, including the following streams:
- Indian and South Asian Studies
- South-East Asian Studies (including Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos)
- Central Asian Studies
- Chinese Studies
- Japanese Studies
- Korean Studies
- Middle Eastern Studies (including Assyria, Iran, Egypt, Turkey)
- Islamic Studies
- Hebrew and Judaic Studies
- Comparative Studies of Asian and East Asian Studies