The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners, is proud to announce the Third Asian Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS) to be held from May 24-26 2013, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
Conference Theme: "Intersecting Belongings: Cultural Conviviality and Cosmopolitan Futures"
Contemporary contexts of the local, regional, national and global raise urgent questions about cultural conviviality and cosmopolitan futures across Asia. These are times when trans-cultural, trans-national and multicultural belonging are particularly being tested through environmental catastrophe, economic volatility,parochialism, fundamentalism, notions of cosmopolitan and multicultural exhaustion, and war. Belonging has become a fundamental dynamic of preservation, atavism, tradition and survival as well as hybridity, possibility, change and transformation. The aim of this conference theme is to open up discussion, exploration and analysis in Asian Studies about emerging social, economic, political and cultural trends formed at the intersection of multiple and multi-sited belongings.
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 2013 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.
The conference theme is "Intersecting Belongings: Cultural Conviviality and Cosmopolitan Futures" and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme 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
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
Sister Conference: Asian Conference on Cultural Studies (ACCS)
The Third Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2013 will be held alongside the Third Asian Conference on Cultural Studies. Registration for either conference will allow attendees the option of attending sessions in the other.