The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) is kindly inviting you to participate in the forthcoming 6th International Asian Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS), which will take place on July 2 – 5, 2016 in Kobe, Japan.
This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in education. As with IAFOR’s other events, ACAS2016 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.
The Asian Conference on Asian Studies will be held alongside the Asian Conference on Cultural Studies and The International Conference on Japan and Japan Studies. Registration for one of these conferences will allow attendees to attend sessions in the others.
Keynote Speakers and Chairs
- Prof. Baden Offord — Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University, Australia
- Dr. Thomas French — Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Conference Theme and Topcs
“Cultural Struggle and Praxis: Negotiating Power and the Everyday”
The conference theme for ACAS2016 is “Cultural Struggle and Praxis: Negotiating Power and the Everyday”, 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 interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.
Abstracts should address one or more of the streams below, identifying a relevant sub-theme:
- social praxis
- education and/or pedagogy
- the city
- the nation
- human rights
- social justice
- minor cultures
- popular culture
- the family
- gender, queer and/or sexuality
- curation/the archive
- creative arts
- the ecological
- the transnational/global
- the economy
Submissions are organized in to the following thematic 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
The IAFOR Journal of Education is an editorially independent journal associated with ACE. A small number of papers from the conference proceedings are selected by the journal editor. Articles may also be submitted directly by contacting the appropriate editor. These open access journals, which conform to the highest academic standards, reflect the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences and are organized thematically.
If your abstract is accepted and you have registered for the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official conference proceedings published on the website. Final papers should be uploaded through the submissions system. Please ensure that your paper is ready to go to press by the submission deadline.
Eye Magazine is the International Academic Forum’s own in-house e-magazine publication. Through Eye magazine, we hope to enlighten you to various views and opinions of our contributors, many of whom have presented full research papers at our various conferences in Asia, Europe and North America.