Call for Proposals

On behalf of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and the Institute of Humanities Studies at Kyungpook National University, Korea, we are pleased to invite you to the 2023 AAS-in-Asia Conference to be held between the 24th and 27th of June 2023 at Kyungpook National University in Daegu, South Korea.

The Program Committee seeks organized panels and roundtable session proposals on all aspects of Asian Studies. The proposals are preferred but may not be limited to this year’s theme:

Asia in Motion: Memory, Preservation and Documentation

The humanities transcend time and space to reflect on – and explore – the existential aspects of human beings. Through the humanities, we pursue the value of human life. Since ancient times, humanistic studies in Asia have maintained a human-centered history engaging in mutual co-existence and co-prosperity although various communities have repeatedly faced competition and confrontation. The conference will focus on the study of historical and cultural phenomena in Asia with respect to ‘memory’, ‘preservation’ and ‘documentation’. Through these lenses, we intend to uncover the crisis inherent to the era of the fourth industrial revolution and discuss a future-oriented development of Asian studies while remembering and reflecting on the paths we have chosen for ourselves over the past centuries. From the perspective of Asian studies, we wish to engage with our participants on the humanistic values ​​that can co-exist and co-prosper in today’s world in the face of international hegemony and environmental crises.

As a leading global institution in the study of the humanities, Kyungpook National University is proudly collaborating with the Association for Asian Studies to present the 2023 AAS-in-Asia conference in Daegu. The fourth largest city in Korea, Daegu has played a vibrant role in Korea’s contemporary economic development. Located in Southeastern Korea, Daegu and surrounding areas are renowned for their natural beauty, deep historical roots, development of the Korean traditional medicine trade, and pivotal contributions to preserving and sustaining Korean heritage. KNU and Daegu provide the perfect spot for global scholars to convene and engage in dialogues regarding the past, present, and future of Asian Studies. In keeping with the goals of previous AAS-in-Asia conferences, the Organizing Committee encourages dialogues across conventional boundaries of academic networks and inquiries. We welcome proposals from scholars representing diverse disciplines, including humanistic disciplines, the social sciences, the arts, among others.

We look forward to your participation.


The Program Committee of AAS-in-Asia 2023

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 7, 2022 at 5:00pm Eastern Time

All proposals must be submitted electronically via the AAS electronic submission application.

We will not accept proposals submitted via email. This proposal submission application will be available through Monday, October 31, November 7, 2022 (Deadline Extended).

After the submission deadline, your proposal will be forwarded to the program committee for review.

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