NAJAKS 2020 -11th meeting for Nordic Association for Japanese and Korean Studies

  • 05/28/2020 05/29/2020
  • Helsinki, Finland (Map)

Proposal Application Deadline: Monday, September 30, 2019

Registration Deadline:  April 30, 2020

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University of Helsinki

Remaking Worlds: The Geographical Imagination of Global Asias Through Art & Visual Culture

  • 06/15/2020 at 12:00 am 06/19/2020 at 11:59 pm

Penn State University invites applicants for its annual Global Asias Summer Institute, to be held June 15-19, 2020. This year’s Institute, co-directed by Laura Kina (DePaul University) and Chang Tan (Penn State), focuses on the geographical imagination of Global Asias through art and visual culture.

Institute participants spend a week reading and thinking about the annual theme, as well as significant time workshopping their work in progress. Particularly strong work will be considered for publication in an upcoming special issue on “Visualizing Asias” (issue 8.2) of the award-winning journal, Verge: Studies in Global Asias (

Penn State will cover housing and most meals, and offer an honorarium to help defray travel costs (USD 400 from the East Coast, 600 from the Midwest, 800 from the West Coast; USD 1000 from Europe; USD 1350 from Asia). Applicants must have completed their PhDs no earlier than June 2015, or be advanced graduate students who are completing their dissertations.

On the theme:

Maps traditionally function to draw territorial boundaries; assist with navigation; document physical geographies; and to visualize, render, and measure scientific data and “facts.” Art’s relationship to mapping foregrounds different goals such as documenting hidden histories and telling alternative narratives; standing in as a historical witness to resist revisionist history; functioning as a memorial to honor vanished spaces, places and peoples; challenging a viewer’s relationship to their environment and providing a new way of understanding their positionality; expressing symbolic form to convey impact and to document affect; and creating formats for collaboration and engagement. In other words, to envision Global Asias through art demands a leap of imagination that goes beyond and intervenes in the conventions and goals of representational cartography.

In the 2020 Global Asias Summer Institute, we explore the role of art and visual culture in the formation and revamping of the geographic imaginations of Asia and its diasporas, especially as such artistic production “overlaps a more tangible geography and helps shape our attitude to peoples and places” (Said, 1978). Specifically, how do art and visual culture document, decipher, and reinvent the haunted landscapes of war and migration and removal, the processes of deterritorialization and reterritorialization, the mapping of diaspora, or the emergence of alternative transpacifics? And how might artistic imagination and practice archive, dissemble, and interfere with the rapidly changing environments and habitats of the anthropocene, the glocal march of urbanization and gentrification, or the exploitation and injustice that accompanies the expropriation of land?

The institute aims to consider broadly the connections and tensions between the visual and the geographic in Asia and the Asian diaspora. We invite artists, curators, and scholars to address issues that include, but are not limited to, the following:

• How landscape, in myriad media and materiality, helps shape the imaginaries of the local, the national, the regional, and the global;
• Landscape’s vexed relationship to the sublime, manifest destiny, and settler-colonialism;
• Haunted landscapes, memories of war, affective space in art and visual culture;
• How land and its residents are conceived and visualized in the colonial and postcolonial context, tackling issues such as military occupation and deterritorialization;
• How the visual and the cartographic participate in discourses of land ownership, urban development, indigeneity, and boundaries;
• How art and visual cultures envision Oceanic conceptions of shared waterways to reflect real and imagined transpacific communities;
• Ecocriticism and eco-activism in the art and visual culture of Asia;
• Critical practices that trace displacement, movement, immigration and refugees;
• The politicization of aesthetics and the affective dimension of political activism.

To apply, please send the following documents to by March 6, 2020. Items #1-3 must be sent as a single PDF file; the recommendation letter for applications from advanced graduate students may be sent separately.

1. An abstract of 1500 words outlining research project and clarifying its connection to the Institute theme.
2. A sample of current work.
3. A current c.v. (no longer than 2 pp).
4. A letter from a principal advisor about the advanced status of work (in the case of graduate students).

Decisions will be made by April 3, 2020. Inquiries regarding the Summer Institute may be directed to Chang Tan ( or the Global Asias Initiative (


Verge: Studies in Global Asias

The 12th International Symposium on Hanzi Shufa (Chinese Calligraphy) Education

  • 06/18/2020 06/20/2020
  • Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province, China (Map)

Proposal and registration deadline: February 28, 2020

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American Society of Shufa Calligraphy Education and Lanting School of Calligraphy of Shaoxing University

14th Kyujanggak Summer Korean Studies Workshop

  • 06/29/2020 07/17/2020
  • #451 International Center for Korean Studies, BD103 Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies Kwanak-ro 1, Kwanak-gu, Seoul 08826 (Map)

This summer the Kyujanggak Institute of Korean Studies will host its fourteenth summer workshop for Korean studies. The workshop aims to give undergraduate and graduate students in Korean studies or Korea-related subjects the opportunity to further their understanding on research trends in various fields of Korean studies. Foreign scholars with interest in Korean Studies are also welcome. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, it will be conducted online (via ZOOM) from June 29 to July 17, 2020.

Lectures will cover research methods, trends, and approaches in about 24 different fields: history, history of science, mass media, classical literature, modern linguistics and literature, gender history, philosophy, religion and education, art, relationship with North Korea, etc. SNU faculty members and prominent scholars from global community will be the lecturers. After 90 minutes of each lecture, there will be an opportunity for discussion. Lecture and discussions will take place in Korean or English. Students who attend more than 15 lectures will receive a certificate.

To apply, please visit our website (, click ‘Online Application’ → ‘Event Application’, and complete your online application by uploading your CV.

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ICKS (822) 880-9378

2020 APSA Asia Workshop

  • 07/05/2020 at 12:00 am 07/11/2020 at 11:59 pm
  • Hong Kong (Map)

The American Political Science Association (APSA) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for early-career scholars who would like to participate in the 2020 APSA Asia Pacific Workshop. The professional development and networking program is tentatively scheduled to take place from July 5-11 in partnership with City University of Hong Kong. Fellows will present and discuss research related to the theme “Contentious Politics and its Repercussions in Asia.” For more information visit: Applications due Saturday, March 14, 2020.

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Asian Studies Association of Australia

  • 07/06/2020 07/09/2020
  • The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria (Map)

Proposal Deadline: November 1, 2019

Registration Deadline: May 3, 2020

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The 8th Kyujanggak Hanmun Workshop 2020

  • 07/07/2020 at 2:00 pm 07/17/2020 at 4:00 pm
  • #451 International Center for Korean Studies, BD103 Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies Kwanak-ro 1, Kwanak-gu, Seoul 08826 (Map)

The Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies will host its two-weeks intensive hanmun workshop this summer. This workshop is for graduate students who have completed at least one year of classical Chinese course(s) and are interested in improving their reading comprehension of classical hanmun texts. Since classes will be conducted in Korean, students are expected to have at least intermediate-level proficiency in Korean. Concerning the COVID-19 related situations, this year’s workshop is for students who are staying in Korea during the workshop period.

The workshop will last two weeks from July 6 to July 17, 2020. It consists of 2-hour long seminars in the afternoon from Monday to Friday each week. The seminars mainly focus on the participants’ translation of hanmun texts either at an elementary level or an advanced level. Therefore, in addition to class hours, students will spend at least 10 hours a week in preparing the assigned translation of hanmun texts. Graduate students who want to read hanmun texts at a more advanced level for their research may request an interview with professors in a specific field.

To apply, please visit our website ( and go to ‘Online Application’ -> ‘Event Application’ to find an application form. Fill in the online application form, upload your CV, and submit the completed form.

In order to apply, a reference letter is required. Please ask your academic advisor to send a reference letter for you to by email.

*Application deadline: May 22, 2020
*All lectures will be conducted in Korean
*The program is subject to change depending on the COVID-19 related situations.
*The program can be cancelled due to the shortage of applications.

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ICKS (822) 880-9378

AAS-in-Asia 2020 Conference

  • 08/29/2020 at 12:00 am 09/02/2020 at 11:59 pm
  • Kobe International Convention Center, Kobe, Japan (Map)

The seventh annual AAS-in-Asia conference, co-hosted by the Association for Asian Studies and The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), will be held August 29-September 2, 2020 in Kobe, Japan.

Call for Proposals deadline: February 10, 2020

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AAS & The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)

62nd American Association for Chinese Studies Annual Conference

  • 10/02/2020 10/04/2020
  • University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208, (Map)

The American Association for Chinese Studies (AACS) annual conference program committee would like to invite proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual papers on issues concerning China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, other Chinese communities, and the Chinese diaspora for the 62nd Annual Conference, hosted by University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, October 2-4, 2020. The theme of the conference is “Schism in the Making? Diversities, Contradictions, and Reconciliation” in multiple aspects of culture, diplomacy, economy, education, health, history, literature, politics, and society. The AACS meeting seeks to offer a forum for interdisciplinary exchanges and policy dialogues. It intends to construct a balanced program with panels on diverse issues of significance for scholarly pursuit and knowledge advancement. Submissions from all disciplines are welcome. Please send your proposal by e-mail to

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Peter Chow

13th Kyujanggak International Symposium on Korean Studies, 2020

  • 11/06/2020 11/07/2020
  • #451 International Center for Korean Studies, BD103 Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies Kwanak-ro 1, Kwanak-gu, Seoul 08826, (Map)

For the 13th annual meeting, we plan to host four to five sessions as well as keynote speeches. We invite panel proposals and/or individual papers in any field of Korean studies. We are particularly interested in innovative and cross-disciplinary proposals that seek to discuss key issues in the field, including the current state of the field and future prospects for Korean studies. Broad East Asian perspectives including China and Japan are also welcome.

Preference will be given to research that is not yet contracted for publication; papers can then be considered for publication in any of the journals published by Kyujanggak, i.e., Seoul Journal of Korean Studies (SCOPUS/ESCI), Hanguk Munhwa (KCI), and Kyujanggak (KCI). We also plan to publish edited volumes based on selected conference papers.

For submission, please use online application form on the ICKS website. The submission is due on July 31, 2020. In case of panel proposals, please submit a proposal (500-word abstract in MS Word) and the information about the composition of the panel. In case of individual papers, please submit an abstract (500-word abstract in MS Word) and the presenter’s CV. This year, Kyujanggak offers travel awards to the authors whose papers are submitted to the International Symposium.

Preferences in awarding travel grants will be given to those who submit a full paper (approx. 6,000-7,000 words) with the application by July 31, 2020. The travel award includes a round-trip air ticket (max. of US$1,000 reimbursement for scholars from North & South Americas, Europe, Oceania, Africa and the Middle East; max. of US$600 reimbursement for scholars from Asia) plus a hotel room for three nights during the Symposium. Recipients of the award have an obligation to submit their research papers produced under this award to Seoul Journal of Korean Studies by the end of February 2021 after the International Symposium.

To facilitate the organization of the International Symposium, we would like to receive panel and/or individual paper abstracts first by May 15, 2020. For the purpose of applying for travel grant, the deadline for full paper submission remains the same.

The selection process will conclude by August 21, 2020 and notifications will be sent before the end of August.

The format of the International Symposium could be changed, depending on the COVID-19 related situation.

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International Center for Korean Studies (822) 880-9378

American Philosophical Association Meeting: Session on Indian Philosophy & Religion

  • 01/04/2021 at 9:10 am 01/08/2021 at 9:10 pm
  • New York Hotel Manhattan, Manhattan, NY Manhattan, (Map)

Call for Papers:
Topic: Ethical Discourses: East and West
American Philosophical Association
Eastern Division Meeting in New York
Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion Session
January 4-8, 2021
Abstract (150 words) due date: June 5, 2020

Deontological Ethics, Consequentialism, Divine Command Theory, Problem of Evil, Fatalism and Destiny, Justice and Compassionate God, Motivation and obligation, Virtue Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Karma, Fate and Justice, Freedom of Will and Karma Theory, Ethics and Society, Morality and Politics, Ethical Issues in a Pandemic, Morality and Politics, Dharma Ethics, Nyaya Ethics, Ethics of Non-Violence, Moral Dilemma in Great Epics, Self Defense and Just War, Conflict Resolution through dialogue, etc.

The list is suggestive and not exhaustive.
Please send your abstract to
Final papers may be submitted for editorial review for publication in the Journal of Indian Philosophy & Religion (If the theme of the paper deals with topics relevant to the Journal).
The Society for Indian Philosophy & Religion organizes national and international conferences in USA and overseas.

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chandana chakrabarti (336) 417-1153