Beyond the Verse of Korea

  • 06/29/2022 at 6:30 pm 06/29/2022 at 8:00 pm
  • Korean Cultural Center and Zoom 5505 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 9003, ,CA Los Angeles, (Map)

This is a special literary lecture by David McCann, a Harvard professor specializing in Korean Literature. It will be an online lecture, as the in-person event is now full. It is commemorating the 10th anniversary of King Sejong Foundation Institute with the guest speaker Professor David McCann presenting “The Charm of Korean Literature: Sijo”. We are diving into the depth of Korea’s literature and poetic beauty!

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King Sejong Institute Foundation (949) 432-8305

AAS Digital Dialogues: Meet the Asia Shorts Editor

  • 06/29/2022 at 3:00 pm 06/29/2022 at 4:00 pm

Join us June 29 at 3:00 pm ET for an AAS Digital Dialogue session featuring David Kenley, editor of the Asia Shorts book series. Published by AAS in conjunction with Columbia University Press, Asia Shorts has a unique mission in our contemporary publishing environment. Kenley will introduce the series and, more importantly, discuss how potential authors can prepare a manuscript for submission. Participants can submit questions regarding Asia Shorts in particular or about the broader state of disseminating scholarship in a rapidly changing publishing industry. Open access, “pay to publish,” the explosion of social media, and the blurring of the boundary between trade texts and scholarly monographs—these are only some of the topics Kenley will address in this important Digital Dialogue session.


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Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ)

  • 07/02/2022 07/03/2022
  • Virtual (Map)

ASCJ is an interdisciplinary scholarly organization dedicated to the study of Asia. Since 1997, we have held an annual conference in Tokyo, one of the leading capitals of East Asia. The conference offers a stimulating environment for intellectual exchange on a wide range of topics and themes, and we welcome scholars from around the world to participate.

Early Bird Registration for the 2022 ASCJ Conference has ended and the Regular Registration period will continue until June 2, 2022. Since this year’s conference will be online only, please note that unlike past years there will be no option for On Site Registration. Therefore, all participants must complete the process by June 2nd.

The conference dates are July 2 and 3.

For information on rates, deadlines and the link for registration, please visit our Registration page.

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Christopher Bondy, President

NEH Summer Seminar: The Early Modern Vernacular Novel in China and Japan

  • 07/25/2022 at 10:00 am 08/19/2022 at 5:00 pm
  • 110 Gerlinger Hall 1246 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, (Map)

Dates: July 25-August 19, 2022
Application deadline: March 1, 2022
Location: University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Stipend: $3,450
Program Directors: Maram Epstein and Glynne Walley
Format: In-person with online elements
Application at:

This four-week seminar welcomes 16 participants to the University of Oregon campus July 25-August 19, 2022 to broaden their Asian Studies and World Literature curricula. The seminar focuses on early modern vernacular literary works from China and Japan that emerged during periods of rapid urbanization and the growth of global commercial markets. We explore two novels, Plum in the Golden Vase from China and Eight Dogs from Japan, both of which are adaptations of an earlier Chinese novel, Outlaws of the Marsh. By focusing on one work from each country that derives from the same source text, we will sketch a larger picture of the circulation of texts, techniques, aesthetics, and the development of vernacular language and culture in two East Asian centers of urbanization and commercialization. The seminar will treat these works as aesthetic texts as well as sources for teaching cultural and material history. The co-directors are specialists in Chinese and Japanese early modern fiction; their research and pedagogical experience give them unique insights into these texts and into the challenges and rewards of teaching them. We invite faculty who teach undergraduates from universities and colleges, both tenure-track/tenured and non-tenure-track, as well as advanced graduate students, to apply to attend the residential seminar with generous funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Please note: Depending on public health guidelines relating to Covid-19, plans for a residential offering are subject to change. To apply, please visit our webpage ( and complete an application. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2022.

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UO Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (541) 346-5068

Call for Papers – Workshop on the History and Practice of Archaeology in China

  • 08/22/2022 at 9:00 am 08/24/2022 at 6:00 pm
  • Oxford China Centre, ,United Kingdom Oxford, (Map)

Call for Papers – Workshop on the History and Practice of Archaeology in China
Dates: 22-24 August 2022
Location: University of Oxford (hybrid: online and in person)
Languages: English and Chinese
Organizers: Anke Hein (University of Oxford) & Julia Lovell (Birkbeck College, University of London)
Steering Committee and Discussants: Chen Xingcan, Lothar von Falkenhausen, Rowan Flad, Ye Wa

This call for papers invites contributions for a workshop to prepare an edited volume on the topic “The History and Practice of Archaeology in China”. If you are interested in being involved in this project, please submit an abstract (250-300 words) and a biographical note (50-100 words) to Anke Hein ( and Julia Lovell ( The deadline for submission of abstracts is 3 December 2021 and submissions will be reviewed by mid-January 2022.

The successful applicants will participate in a workshop to be held at the University of Oxford 22-24 August 2022. Depending on the situation, the workshop may be in person, online, or in a hybrid format. The organizers are currently looking into sources of funding, but the presenters may have to cover their own airfare and accommodation; the organizers can help with providing information on travel itineraries and housing. The presenters are expected to prepare written drafts of their papers ahead of time to circulate among the group for feedback and comments as well as cross-referencing. After the conference, the presenters will rework their initial draft and prepare their work for inclusion in an edited volume. The final papers are to be submitted in January 2023.

时间: 2022年8月22-24日
地点: 牛津大学 (线上线下混合会议)

组织者: 安可(Anke Hein, 牛津大学)、蓝诗玲(Julia Lovell, 伦敦大学)
指导委员会: 陈星灿(中国社会科学院)、罗泰(Lothar von Falkenhausen, 加州大学洛杉矶分校)、傅罗文(Rowan Flad, 哈佛大学)、叶娃(加州大学洛杉矶分校)

我们目前正处于中国考古学的黄金时代。近期中国和国际媒体对三星堆等考古新发现都进行了大量宣传 。国际学术期刊关于中国考古研究的论文也逐年增加。不过这些英文文献只占了中国考古研究的一小部分。专家圈之外的外国人对中国考古的历史和进程知之甚少。中国目前正在投入大量时间、资本和媒体报道来庆祝中国考古100周年。其支持力度远远大于包括欧美在内的其他国家对本国考古的投资。同样,专家圈以外的外国人对这次百周年纪念活动及其意义的了解也很有限。考古在中国的重要性由此可见一斑。除了国家机构的大力扶持,考古研究在中国的广大群众中也有着很高的热度。中国以外的世界需要更好地理解这一现象。
本研讨会的组织者真诚邀请海内外学者提交论文。研讨会结束后,安可和蓝诗玲计划将论文汇编成集,以 “中国考古学的历史与实践”为主题出版。我们非常希望此次研讨会和论文集能促进国际学界更好地理解中国考古学的历史和实践。提交论文的主题包括但不限于:中国现代考古学的学术史;重要理论及研究方法的发展过程分析及研究;对重要机构和有影响的发掘的分析和研究;对中国语境下考古学实践的分析,如不同性别如何参与田野工作、专家与公众如何互动、博物馆和媒体如何展示考古成果等。
如果您想参与此次会议,请将摘要(250-300 字)和个人简历(50-100 字)提交给安可( 和 蓝诗玲 (


Anke Hein

Call for Papers – 2022 Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs

  • 09/16/2022 09/18/2022

The KU Center for East Asian Studies is pleased to host the 71st Annual Meeting of the MCAA, September 16 – 18, 2022. It will be the first in-person annual meeting since the beginning of the pandemic. We will be joined by Dr. Kamran Asdar Ali, President of the Association for Asia Studies as our keynote speaker, and Dr. Hiromi Mizuno, President of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, who will lead the Presidential Luncheon Panel on science, technology, environment, and medicine for Global Asia. The conference will also include workshops and roundtables on book/journal publication and professional development. We hope you will consider submitting a paper or panel proposal.

We welcome proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual papers from all disciplines focusing on China and Inner Asia, Northeast Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, and the Asian Diaspora as well as comparative, inter-Asian, and global Asia topics. We also welcome scholars and students from all regions. Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students (presenting on separate junior scholar panels), as well as independent scholars, are encouraged to share their work, receive feedback, and network at the conference.

Please submit a proposal using the 71st MCAA submission forms for paper proposals and panel/roundtable proposals by May 31, 2022, June 10, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.

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Program Director Ayako Mizumura

Call for Papers – MARAAS 2022

  • 10/01/2022 10/02/2022
  • University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA (Map)

MARAAS at 50: Where Is Asian Studies Now?

CFP Deadline: May 23, 2022

As we celebrate the 50th annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Association for Asian Studies, we consider this question: Where is Asian studies now?

This question invites us to reflect, first, on the inspiring development of Asian studies departments and programs throughout the mid-Atlantic region over the last half-century. From expanded library collections to enhanced language training programs, Asian studies in the mid-Atlantic region is thriving even as significant room for growth remains.

The question also invites rumination on the state of our field. What does it mean to study Asia today? Recent trends in transnational studies, blue humanities, and digital humanities offer just some of the enticing areas of cutting-edge research in our field. What are the intellectual horizons of this recent research, and what possibilities lie just beyond them?

Finally, asking where Asian studies is now continues the work begun in pioneering initiatives like the “Global Asias” approach. How can Asian studies benefit from cutting-edge work in Asian American studies? When does “Asia” not simply refer to the world’s largest landmass? And what political work does the adjective “Asian” do when considered in light of global structures of capital and attendant notions of race, class, and social status?

The 50th meeting of MARAAS will take place on October 1 and 2 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

We welcome applications for panels of 3–4 people as well as individual paper submissions. Panel proposals may include a discussant, and members of panels may be from the same institution.

Please visit the conference website to submit paper or panel proposals by May 23, 2022.

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Jolyon Thomas

Call for Papers – SWCAS 2022 Conference

  • 10/07/2022 10/08/2022
  • University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR (Map)

This year, SWCAS celebrates a return to in-person meetings with a focus on Reconnecting in a (Post) Pandemic World. The conference is open to individual and panel proposals on all topics related to Asian Studies, but we especially welcome those that connect different disciplines, eras, and contexts in ways that respond to Asia’s global significance in the past and present. The conference will primarily take place in-person but will include a special presentation block for all-virtual panels. Note: Space for virtual presentations is limited; priority will be given to scholars based outside of the U.S.


  • 300-word abstract
  • List of 3 – 4 participants, paper titles, affiliations, and contact info
  • Presentation mode [virtual vs in-person]


  • 150-word abstract
  • Presenter’s name, affiliation, and contact info
  • Presentation mode [virtual vs. in-person]


A limited number of $100 travel stipends will be available for graduate students presenting papers at the conference. SWCAS awards a $200 prize for best graduate student paper

Please submit individual or panel abstracts by submitting the appropriate form at the link below.

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Dr. Zach Smith

Call for Papers – New York Conference on Asian Studies

  • 10/07/2022 10/08/2022
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (Map)

State and Society in Asia: Past and Present

We invite submissions from scholars across all disciplines on all topics related to Asia and Asian Studies. We are particularly interested in topics related to our main theme: “State and Society in Asia: Past and Present.” Recent events such as the successes and failures of states at mitigating the Covid-19 pandemic; the targeting of religious, racial, and ethnic minorities; widespread protests against military regimes; the possibility of a new cold war between China and the US; and the dramatic takeover of Afghanistan by Taliban forces have highlighted the ever-crucial role of the state in Asian societies, both in its presence and absence. In bringing scholarly perspectives to these current events, questions that interest us include: What historical legacies of the state persist in contemporary Asia? What roles do technology and urban development play in extending state power to unprecedented degrees? Conversely, how does a vacuum in state infrastructure in countries like Afghanistan create conditions for regime change? Can countries like Myanmar continue to isolate themselves and not suffer social and economic hardships?

Contemporary artists, filmmakers, and environmental activists frequently challenge and critique these developments. How do regime changes unsettle and re-arrange key local and national cultural constituents and what impact do these changes have on environmental history, archaeology, and cultural heritage sites?

We also invite explorations of issues such as how local populations have historically contested the hegemony of the state in both its “weak” and “strong” formations and how inter-Asian networks operate across, within, or against state geographies. Additionally, we are interested in the ways that migrations, climate change, the Belt and Road Initiative, and the renewed importance of the Indian Ocean littoral have challenged and transformed the nation-state geographies of Asia and Asian studies.

Paper Proposal submission deadline: June 15, 2022

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Gareth Fisher

United Nations and Korean War (1950-53): Politics, War and Peace

  • 10/21/2022 at 9:00 am 10/24/2022 at 5:00 pm
  • Pusan National University, South Korea Dare, Kambah, Busan 2902, (Map)

Since the Korean War has been over 70 years, Pusan National University, South Korea is hosting an international conference on the subject (United Nations and Korean War (1950-53): Politics, War and Peace). The interdisciplinary conference will be on 21-24 October 2022.

The aim of this (on-site) conference is to explore the involvement of the United Nations for ‘the Forgotten War’ through the various case studies of individuals, groups, or nations. The theme can be analysed in a multidisciplinary approach of history, politics, anthropology, sociology, war strategy, human movement, medicine, refugee, POWs, Busan studies, unification policy, education, and human rights.

If you are interested or your current research is relevant to the Korean War, we invite your abstract before 15 June 2022.

Please send your abstract or panel proposals to David W. Kim ( including the following information:

Paper title
Nominated stream
Name and affiliation
Contact details (email)
Abstract of 150-200 words
Biography of 80 words highlighting teaching and research interests and publications (3-4 title and year only).

Proposals for panels of 3 or 4 papers must include the above information for all papers and a brief description of the panel itself of 100 words.

There will be limited bursary for some accepted doctoral candidates and early career researchers ($100-$300 each) as well as award for two best papers ($500 each). The bursary and award will be given away after conference.

Post-conference Publication
The selected papers (in a book volume) will be published by the Cambridge Scholars Publishing or Routledge in UK.

Conference Committee
(Chair) David William Kim (Australian National University and Kookmin University, Seoul)
(Co-Chair) Kiseob Kim (Director, Institute for Korean Unification, Pusan National University)
Jihyun Kim (Institute for Korean Unification, Pusan National University)

Please see the conference website for more details:

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David W. Kim