65th Annual Conference of the American Association for Chinese Studies (2023)

Call for Papers
65th Annual Conference of the American Association for Chinese Studies
Institutional Host: The UCLA Asia Pacific Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
October 13-15, 2023

The American Association for Chinese Studies (AACS) annual conference program committee invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual papers on issues concerning China, Taiwan, other Chinese-speaking communities, and the Chinese diaspora for the 65th Annual Conference, hosted by the UCLA Asia Pacific Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, on October 13-15, 2023. We welcome panels and papers from such disciplines as economics, education, history, international studies, literature, political science, public policy, and sociology. The 2023 conference will feature two highly respected and accomplished keynote speakers: Prof. Susan Shirk (UCSD) and Prof. Michael Berry (UCLA).

The AACS is an interdisciplinary association devoted to the study of subjects related to China and Taiwan (www.americanassociationforchinesestudies.org). Membership in AACS is required for participation in the annual conference, and non-members are welcome to submit proposals, join the Association, and participate in the annual conference. Please note this conference is in-person only.

The program committee will give preference to proposals for panels (a chair, 3 papers, and a discussant) and roundtables (a chair and 4 other panelists). We also encourage individual paper proposals on various themes.
Panel proposals and individual submissions should include contact information (address, telephone number, and email) for all participants, paper topics, and brief abstracts (not exceeding 250 words). Panel proposals should specify the names and roles of panel/roundtable participants. Please send your proposal by email to:
aacssubmissions@gmail.com

The deadline for panel and individual proposals is March 24, 2023. Scholars submitting proposals by the deadline will be notified of their inclusion in the program by April 24, 2023.
All panelists must register for the AACS 2023 conference and renew or apply for AACS membership before August 21, 2023.

2023 AACS Conference Program Committee: Yenna Wu (University of California, Riverside), Co-Chair; Yao-Yuan Yeh (University of St. Thomas), Co-Chair; Huei-Ying Kuo (Johns Hopkins University); Fang-yu Li (New College of Florida); Ya-chen Chen (Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan); Yu-Shan Wu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan).

[Call for Paper] International Symposium and Exhibition on Javanese Culture

In conjunction with the accession in the throne anniversary (Tingalan Jumenengan Dalem) of Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X, the Yogyakarta Palace will hold an International Symposium and Exhibition on Javanese Culture. The International Symposium, which presents speakers from Indonesia and overseas, aims to discuss research results based on ancient manuscripts or other literature related to the Yogyakarta Palace.The “International Symposium on Javanese Culture 2023” with the theme “The Meaning and Function of Vegetations in Preserving Nature and Traditions in The Palace of Yogyakarta”, will be held on 7 – 8 March 2023, located in Yogyakarta.

Energy in Asia

Energy has been commonly viewed as a source of power for performing work. Through its many forms, such as chemical, thermal, electrical, and nuclear, energy has been a crucial component for various types of production. In this capacity, energy has been an integral, material-based resource for economic purposes and security. Beyond its value as a resource for material production, energy, from the premodern to the modern era, has assumed other meanings and been valued in different ways. In religious and spiritual traditions, for example, energy has been defined as a source of creation, living, and healing. As an abstract force, energy has been seen as a spiritual element that influences, determines, and powers location, place, space, relationships, the workings of the human body, and the make-up of nature. In terms of language, energy has been used as a metaphor or a colorful term to describe human actions, emotions, and behavior. In these different forms, energy has been long framed and defined through a variety of angles.

In whatever form it has existed, been employed or conceived of, energy cannot be understood without its connection to social context, especially different forms of authority. Political, social, cultural, economic, philosophical, and religious systems have played a role in the formation and influence of energy as a material and discursive element and force. The ways in which energy has been employed and defined have not only influenced geo-politics and international relations, but also gender relations, patterns and directions in design, paths for healthcare and well-being, and relationships between humans and non-humans. In order to understand energy’s role and place in human and non-human life, it is necessary to interrogate the relationship between energy and context.

This conference specifically examines the different meanings, values and uses of energy in Asia from the premodern to the modern era and the intersection between energy and context. It welcomes papers on energy from different periods of time, disciplines, including the sciences, and fields of study. Please send an abstract of 500 words (maximum) of a potential paper and a one-page CV to Albert L. Park (Claremont McKenna College, The Claremont Colleges), albert.park@cmc.edu and Namhee Lee (UCLA), namheeleeucla@gmail.com by October 12. Selections will be announced by October 22. Travel and accommodations will be covered by the conference (including international travel).

Taiwan’s New Security Challenges: Economic Security and Military Security

Taiwan is increasingly being tested by both military and economic security pressures from China. Beijing’s stepped-up manned and unmanned military activities and imposition of greater economic and military costs on other countries engaging in otherwise regular diplomatic and international engagement with Taiwan since August poses serious challenges to the rules-based international order, undermine the status quo across the Taiwan Strait, destabilize the Indo-Pacific region, and negatively impact international trade and transit. Combined with intense cybersecurity challenges, supply chain pressures and US-China tech competition, Taiwan faces a unique set of economic and military security challenges that are increasingly recognized and shared by like-minded partners in the region as well as across the globe.

Experts at the conference will offer their views on key economic and military issues currently facing Taiwan, and the prospects for Cross-Strait and regional stability.

Registration is free and open to the public. This event is IN-PERSON only. Lunch is provided.
This event will be recorded and will be available on the Sigur Center YouTube channel after the event.

International Virtual Conference on Judicial Independence in Developing Democracies

The conference has three panel discussions: a) judicial independence: judges roundtable discussion; b) civil society, media, and judicial independence c) judicial independence in developing democracies: works in progress.

This may be of interest to those focusing on East and South Asia, law, and politics. They can register their interest at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/judicial-independence-in-developing-democracies-tickets-395803778757

Association for Cultural Studies (ACS) Institute 2023: De-colonization in the 21st Century

We face the drastic increase in international migration and stateless persons, the prolonged pandemic, extensive digital surveillance, the prevalence of extended platform economies, the precarity of temporary laborers on land and at sea, environmental crisis, and climate change. Along with these developing conditions, the intensified social inequality worldwide also escalates.

The project of decolonization in the 21st century is to identify and analyze the uneven power relation in contemporary societies that engineers and reproduces the unequal social relations and environmental injustice. We invite interdisciplinary critical analysis and innovative artistic projects to engage with the task of decolonization in the 21st century:

(I) Global Capitalism and Technologies of Governance

(II) Marginalized Populations, Stateless Persons and Migrant Laborers

(III) Environmental Justice/Injustice

(IV) Social Engagement and Art Intervention

We welcome postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and advanced scholars worldwide to share their ongoing projects with various disciplinary backgrounds: cultural studies, media and communication studies, critical legal studies, cultural sociology, literary studies, film studies, visual cultural studies, cultural anthropology, political philosophy, and related fields are all welcome.

The Institute will offer lectures, seminars, roundtables, and workshops for participants to spend the week learning from one another. The following keynote speakers have been confirmed:

• Ranabir Samaddar (Distinguished Chair, Migration and Forced Migration Studies, Calcutta Research Group, India)
• Pun Ngai (Chair Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong)
• Ruba Salih (Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, SOAS University of London, UK)
• Tess Lea (Head, Department of Community, Culture and Global Studies, University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada)
• Ken Kawashima (Associate Professor, East Asian Studies, University of Toronto, Canada)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ACSInstitute2023

Apply to Participate: https://acsi2023.web.nycu.edu.tw/registration/

Organized by International Center for Cultural Studies, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan & Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University, Australia

In collaboration with Calcutta Research Group, India & Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Chinese dialects festival – 2022

Dear Colleagues,
The Association for the Advancement of Sinology is currently accepting proposals for the 3rd annual international online conference “Chinese dialects festival – 2022”.

Chinese dialects festival – 2022 is an event, which was first organized in 2019. It helps sinologists from all over the world to create a community of scholars of dialectology and exchange their knowledge and experience concerning Chinese Dialects. We provide our participants with lectures and conversations about language, culture, dialectology, history, customs, music and architecture, business, travel.

The conference will be organized on August 08-15, 2022 and is provided by the Association for the Advancement of Sinology.

Check out our website for registration: https://russinology.ru/dialectfest_en

We are looking forward to your proposals!

President of the Association for the Advancement of Sinology
Pavlova Alena

4th World Congress of Taiwan Studies

The University of Washington Taiwan Studies Program will host the 4th World Congress of Taiwan Studies from June 27 to 29, 2022.

All three days of the conference will be livestreamed on our Facebook and YouTube pages. To join us online, please register at the WCTS website. Registration to view the livestream is free and open to all. The conference program and additional information are also on the WCTS website.

The WCTS brings together the world’s leading Taiwan Studies scholars to share their research. The 4th World Congress general theme is “Taiwan in the Making,” exploring the processes, forces, and dynamics that made and continue to make Taiwan. The quadrennial conference is jointly organized by Academia Sinica and the Taiwan Studies Program and will be the first time WCTS is held in North America.

The 4th World Congress of Taiwan Studies is sponsored by the University of Washington Taiwan Studies Program, Academia Sinica, The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, the ROC (Taiwan) Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the ROC (Taiwan) Ministry of Education.

Reckoning with Race & Racism in Academic Medicine

The Department of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
The Center for Africana Studies, Johns Hopkins University
The Program in Racism, Immigration, & Citizenship, Johns Hopkins University

PRESENT

Molina Symposium on the History of Medicine
RECKONING WITH RACE & RACISM IN ACADEMIC MEDICINE

May 5th – 6th, 2022

The legacies of race and racism cast a long shadow on academic medical institutions today: ongoing scientific racism in medicine, unequal access to health care, the segregation of medical facilities, and the exclusion of African Americans and other racialized groups from medical education. Medical research and medical practice have not merely been incidentally affected by racism in broader society, but rather have been key sites for the production and reproduction of biological understandings of race. In order to develop more effective anti-racist responses to endemic health inequalities made so visible in the COVID-19 epidemic, medicine needs to fully confront these painful histories of structural violence.

This conference includes historians, sociologists, medical educators, medical trainees, advocates and activists from around the United States to work towards a more inclusive version of historical reckoning. Over two days, we will examine the centrality of history as a tool and as a method to understand the intersections of structural racism and health past and present, aim to build anti-racist curricula and commit to engaging with structural racism as a key aspect of medical training and policy change.

Learn More & Register:
https://hopkinshistoryofmedicine.org/conf-reckoning-with-racism-med/

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

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 (davidwj_kim@yahoo.co.uk) 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: https://iku.pusan.ac.kr/iku/54496/subview.do

Mindful Joint 2022 Exploring History and Identities: Contemporary Media Art from Korea

Over the past decades, Korean art has joined the trend of globalization of contemporary art and had an active dialogue with the rapidly changing world. As the globalization of Korea coincided with the nation’s transition to democratic polity since the 1990s, Korean art went through a fundamental change. Accordingly, what has emerged is a need to see and discuss contemporary Korean art as a group and contextualize it in the context of global contemporary art. “Exploring History and Identities: Contemporary Media Art from Korea” introduces critical issues around contemporary Korean art with media art practices, which best exemplifies the transformation and the status of Korean art.

“Exploring History and Identities: Contemporary Media Art from Korea” brings together the most prominent media artists, a designer, curators, and scholars from South Korea to open up a conversation about how contemporary Korean art addresses issues of history, the future, diaspora, and identity in the era of rapid digital transformation and globalization. The three-day event at Northern Arizona University will be held on March 7, 8, and 10, 2022. Jaewook Lee and Kyungmee Byun will co-organize the event.

The event will focus on Korean cultural productions that utilize new media, such as video, photography, graphic design, virtual reality, film, and explore the relationship between history and memory, the past and the future, the local and the global, and the individual and the collective. Participants will be artists, curators, and scholars of Korean ethnicity who have lived and worked both in and outside the country. In addition, the symposium introduces the latest examples from leaders who break the traditional norms in a rapidly changing world.

Dates: March 7, 8, 10, 2022
Location: Online (Open to the General Public)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://nau.zoom.us/j/7665585656 Meeting ID: 766 558 5656 Password: 111

Presenters and Schedule:
March 7 (Monday) 7pm – 8:30pm: Sang Lee
March 8 (Tuesday) 2:30pm – 4:00pm Min Oh & Harry Choi
March 8 (Tuesday) 5:30pm – 7:00pm Sung Rok Choi
March 10 (Thursday) 2:30pm – 4:00pm Chansook Choi & Goeun Song
March 10 (Thursday) 5:30pm – 7:00pm Boyoung Chang
All times are listed in Arizona time (MST)

[CFP] Journeys: Spiritual and Physical Experiences in East Asian Buddhism (Cambridge Graduate Student Conference on East Asian Studies)

In Buddhism, the notion of journey holds a special meaning, as it is used allegorically to refer to the path towards nirvana, charting a passage from the world of suffering and illusion to an ideal blissful land. Buddhist teachings provide believers with the spiritual vehicle to embark on this journey that can either be pursued virtually inside one’s mind or in the physical world through one’s body. Since early times, many devoted believers embarked on their pilgrimage to remote regions searching for true dharma or the truth within. These physical journeys are recorded in hagiographies, records on pilgrimages by Buddhist monks, travel notes and fictional stories, and depicted visually in art and historical artefacts. At the same time, the journey could also be taken spiritually, through contemplative practices or other forms of imaginary travelling.

This conference invites graduate students based in the UK to submit proposals exploring the notion of journey. Topics include but are not limited to:

Meditative journey and visionary experiences in contemplation
Pilgrimage, miracles, and ascetic experiences,
Popular narratives, including supernatural stories and laymen accounts
Representations of journeys in art
The circulation of religious texts or Buddhist stories
Gender issues regarding Buddhist journeys
Journey of religious objects and scriptures

We also welcome submissions on topics relevant to Buddhism and/or other faiths in East Asia.

The conference will take place in person in Cambridge. There will be no hybrid arrangements. With the kind support from the Tzu Chi Foundation, we will be able to cover your travel costs and provide one-night accommodation here at Cambridge.

Please submit your abstract (250-300 words) by 31 March 2022 via email to Yizhuo Li (yl752@cam.ac.uk) and Junfu Wong (jw2034@cam.ac.uk). Please also include the following information in your proposal:
a) author(s)
b) affiliation
c) email address
d) title
e) keywords (up to three)

The final decision will be made by 30 April 2022.

International Conference: Modernity in Korean Art Reconsidered!

We cordially invite you to join our upcoming international conference “Modernity in Korean Art Reconsidered!” as a virtual audience member. The conference is organized by the East Asian Art History division of the Art History Institute at Freie Universität Berlin, with the generous support of the Korea Foundation and the Gerda Henkel Stiftung.

Date: January 27 – 29, 2022. Please see the flyer (https://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/e/khi/schwerpunkte/abteilung_ostasien/aktuelles/Modernity-in-Korean-Art-Reconsidered_flyer.pdf) for a more detailed schedule.

The conference takes place in a hybrid format. Due to health regulations, the onsite conference room will not be open to the public. To register for the online meetings (held via Webex), please send your name and e-mail address to: z.steiner@fu-berlin.de

The conference focuses on the global effect of modernity on local Korean developments and artistic manifestations. The transcultural and transmedia aspects of modern Korean art is object to a multifaceted examination. Reconsidering latest research topics, the meeting relates to the translation of knowledge, social systems, aesthetic practices and artifacts across regions and times in the course of the development of modern Korean art, and the figures involved in the transmission, perception, translation, exhibition, production and modification of ideas and objects of modernity.

CFP: New Perspectives on the History of Books and Reading in Korea

Ever since Maurice Courant, a French diplomat-turned-scholar, published his monumental Bibliographie Coréenne in 1894, much ink has been spilled on the study of books in Korea. But where is the field headed now? In current research on the history of the book, especially in English-language scholarship, the Korean experience is more often than not written out or treated as an aberration: How was it that a country that had developed and widely used the technology for movable metal type printing as early as the thirteenth century had to wait until the turn of the nineteenth century to witness the rise of commercial printing of vernacular-language materials? The Eurocentric, print-oriented view tends to overlook the historical validity of various non-print forms of the book, as well as the physical instantiation of literacies and practices of writing and reading that flourished in Korea from the fourteenth to the early twentieth centuries.

We invite papers committed to twin projects: critically revisiting existing characterizations of Korea’s book culture while also conducting in-depth bibliographical and physical examinations of original texts that register the practices of pertinent genres, people, and institutions. For example, we look forward to receiving proposals that will shed light on questions like the following: What cultural perceptions and attitudes were reflected in books and the wide range of activities pertaining to their production (paper supply, carving, binding, design, illustration, etc.), circulation, collecting, commercialization, transcription, personalization, de- and re-construction, honoring and discrediting, vernacularization, translation, annotation (glossing, marginalia, commentary, illumination, etc.), documentation, note-taking, anthologizing, republication, reprinting, and digitization? What books were involved in the defining events that shaped the materiality of books and changed practices of reading?

The conference will take place on December 8, 2022 at Harvard University. The one-day conference will consist of a half-day workshop to discuss each paper, hands-on examination of select materials held by the Harvard-Yenching Library, and a roundtable discussion. If you are interested in participating in the conference, please send a paper proposal (250-300 words) accompanied by a CV to Si Nae Park (sinaepark@fas.harvard.edu) and Suyoung Son (ss994@cornell.edu) by March 1, 2022. Selected participants are expected to send in a paper draft by the end of August 2022.

NATSA 2022 Annual Conference, “Taiwan Studies in Application”

North American Taiwan Studies Association 27th Annual Conference
“Taiwan Studies in Application”
July 8 – 10, 2022

George Washington University
Washington, D.C.

Call for Proposals

Research and practice are not two mutually exclusive professions. Instead, the boundary between them is increasingly blurred nowadays. This new social trend opens possibilities for thoughtful, creative, and impactful engagement between researchers and practitioners such that they could complement each other for the betterment of our shared world.

NATSA has been standing at the forefront of Taiwan studies, advancing the field in knowledge production as well as fostering meaningful interaction between academia and civil society. Hence, our 2022 conference will feature “application” to honor diverse approaches to engaging with Taiwan and Taiwan studies. NATSA looks forward to developing robust relationships, constructive dialogues, and collaborative actions for both researchers and practitioners. While we aim to have an in-person conference next year in Washington, D.C., we will closely follow the situation of the pandemic and finalize the format of the annual meeting in accordance with the local public health guidance.

Important dates (Eastern Time):
Call for proposals open: November 15 – December 31, 2021

14th Open dialogue

The Open Dialogue is one of the largest annual international events in Russia for those who teach Chinese. During the Open Dialogue, speakers can present their teaching methods and share practical advice.

The 14th Open Dialogue will be devoted to methods of teaching Chinese, speakers from all over the world will take part in numerous discussions and share the conclusions of their latest studies.

We invite teachers, publishers, and authors of student textbooks and companies specializing in the Chinese language, to participate in the 14th Open Dialogue and present new books, tell about the requirements for preparing specialists in the field of the Chinese language, and, of course, share opinions with colleagues from all over the world.

The 14th Open Dialogue will be held online.

Brown University Modern Languages Conference ‘22 ~ Call for Proposals

Cross-talk: Conversations on Race & Language
February 24-26, 2022

In-person Presenters with Hybrid Format for Audience

In March of 2021, controversy arose over the choices for a Dutch and Catalan translator of Amanda Gorman’s poem “The Hill We Climb.” Alex Marshall’s article in the New York Times discusses how translating Amanda Gorman’s work has “shone a light on the often unexamined world of literary translation and its lack of racial diversity.” More recently, in September 2021, M. NourbeSe Philip called for the destruction of an unapproved translation into Italian of her novel Zong!. To what degree are these issues around translation due to a lack of critical conversations about race and language in our conceptual and pedagogical work in languages, literatures, and cultures?

This conference will question how events related to race, racial justice, and social justice have become transnational and impact the languages, literatures, and cultures that we teach. How can scholars and educators adapt curriculum and lead through languages in an effort to address racial and social justice in the world? How do languages change to become part of this global dialogue? And how does this dialogue cross borders and change between and within languages? How do race and language overlap and intertwine in our fields of study?

We are soliciting papers related to questions of race and language in the following thematic areas, although we welcome other ideas as well:

*Migration, Exile, Displacement, Mobility
*Racial Politics of Translation, Race, and Translation
*Global South-South dialogues of Race, Language, Literature, and Culture
*Transdisciplinary Connections with Africana, Asian and Asian American, Indigenous and Native American, Latin American and Latinx, and Middle Eastern Diasporas and Studies
*Teaching Practices, Pedagogies, and Curriculum/Program Design
*New Forms of Knowledge and Expression (Afropessimism, Afrofuturism, anti-colonial, archipelagic, de-cold war, decoloniality, deimperialization studies, etc.)

Please submit an abstract of no more than 150 words by Wednesday, December 15, 2021. We welcome abstracts from graduate students and will announce competitive travel grants in our acceptance letters.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by January 4, 2022.

Conference: Narrating Cold Wars

The year 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the “Cold War”, a half-century of superpower rivalry that has generated stubbornly rigid ways of thinking about our world. Our conference critically explores the ways in which cold wars have been narrated, what these narratives have left out, and how alternative possibilities may be imagined. The three-day event will feature a dozen invited experts and more than 60 paper presenters, selected from submissions responding to our open call.

The conference is online and all are welcome to attend by Zoom. Admission is free of charge, but registration is required. Please visit the website for the full programme and our registration form.

The event is organised by HKBU’s School of Communication and Film in collaboration with Academy of Visual Arts and the Department of Government and International Studies.

Spirituality, Healthcare and Social Movements in East Asia: A Transnational Perspective

We are pleased to announce the lineup of the 1st EANASE International Conference, “Spirituality, Healthcare and Social Movements in East Asia: A Transnational Perspective,” to be held every Saturday of November 2021, at 9pm (Tokyo time).

This conference aims to offer such a chance by inviting academic contributions to reflect on the intertwined relationship between spirituality, healthcare and social movements in East Asia from a trans-national/local/cultural perspective. As a time of unprecedented changes and accelerated global interactions, our focus lies on the period between the nineteenth to the twentieth-first centuries.

We understand that East Asia is not a monolithic or readily-identifiable entity, but rather a historical construction that has been constantly reshaped and re-invoked for multiple reasons and by a number of actors, many of whom have come from outside the political frontiers of China, Japan and Korea.

Moreover, whereas an ‘East Asian-centred’ approach might be initially helpful to counterbalance ‘Euro-american-centred’ perspectives still prevalent in academic settings, East Asia – however defined – has flourished in a changing, closely interconnected world.

The emergence of new religious movements like Theosophy, Falungong and Taireido, or the popularisation of acupuncture, reiki and hypnosis worldwide, for instance, challenge reductionist binary views of East/West, tradition/modernity, science/religion.

Likewise, the recent dissemination of New Age practices across East Asia or the ongoing study of Buddhist meditation by American and European psychiatrists seem to reflect broader concerns that, for the past two centuries or so, have ignored national and cultural borders – and whose wider social implications are more visible than ever.

If you have any interests in our conference, please register here: https://bit.ly/eanase2021

For more details, please visit https://eanase.com/conference-schedule/.