Virtual Conference: Path of the Teabowl

A teabowl is essential for the preparation and consumption of the finely powdered, whipped green tea known around the world today as matcha. Originating in China and developed in Korea and Japan, teabowls have been a special category of ceramic vessel for more than a thousand years. Today they capture the imagination of potters around the world, both as utensil and as sculpture.

On the occasion of the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum exhibition Path of the Teabowl, this conference explores the definitions, histories, and contexts of teabowls. For more information about the exhibition visit: https://ceramicsmuseum.alfred.edu/exhibitions/

For more information about the conference visit: https://ceramicsmuseum.alfred.edu/events.html

To register for the conference: https://alfredu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9e3EuXqSSJmRh8SspgN7rA

For questions about conference registration, contact artsevents@alfred.edu. For more information about the conference content, or to pose questions to speakers in advance of the event, contact Meghen Jones, jonesmm@alfred.edu.

A conference recording will be available after the event on YouTube.

Financial support for this conference has been provided by a generous grant from the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission and the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies.

Rethinking Trans-Pacific Ties: Asia and Latin America

LASA and EANLAS are jointly organizing an international congress on Feb. 15– 19, 2022. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 LASA-EANLAS Congress will be held as a fully online Congress.

The exchange of goods and people between Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) dates back roughly to the 16th century, and from the mid-19th century, the arrival of large-scale Asian immigrants and laborers into the LAC region gave further impetus to the cross-cultural exchange and multicultural identity constructions that followed. Further beyond the migration, the encounters between Asia and LAC through multiple points of contact across time and space are diverse enough to incorporate such issues as Orientalism and Occidentalism in the Hispanic world and Asia, and the trans-pacific exchanges that disrupt the boundaries of singular notions of identity.

In the modern history, both Asia and LAC have traveled the bumpy road toward economic development, political stability, social cohesion, and cultural diversity. The footsteps of the two regions present both shared similarities and distinct uniqueness. However, interactions were largely hindered by the tyranny of distance.

Partnership between Asia and LAC have reached a turning point in the 21st century. Asia has emerged as the LAC’s second largest trading partner whereas this dynamic relationship has significantly increased LAC’s strategic and economic importance to Asia. The key pillars of integration initiative on diverse trade patterns, sustained investment, and cooperation partnerships are leading the way in strengthening and balancing the relationship. Rich cultures of both regions also have interacted intensively. Brazilian Army of BTS has become so passionate when they sing the entire song with BTS at the concert. Perhaps there’s no better literary works describing the life of Chinese migrants in the mid-19 century California than Isabel Allende’s novel.

Both regions have large domestic markets. Despite strong economic development, both still have large populations living in poverty and inequality. Both regions also have unique strengths in natural resources, industry, or services. Building on these complementarities, countries will continue to underpin interregional relationship.

Asia and Latin America are among the world’s most fascinating laboratory of social science and humanities. They have many useful lessons to share. Asia has shown a remarkable resilience and rapid economic development despite a series of global economic crisis. Latin America and the Caribbean has gained political autonomy and has diversified its international relations and its markets, but still faces great challenges in the field of development and social equity. Asia and LAC have also recently confronted the dual challenges of a global economic recovery and policy uncertainty stemming from the aftermath of post COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

In the light of this critical juncture, this brave new initiative is made to bring together two regions’ academic assets, to exchange ideas that address the same problems from different perspectives. Hereby, LASA and EANLAS jointly open a venue for both intensive and extensive intellectual dialogue in the following three tracks:

  1. Asian and LAC relations
    The track will cover a wide range of topics on trans-Pacific relations from political, social, economic, business to cultural dimensions.
  2. Asian and LAC, Comparative Studies
    The track promotes comparative studies on both regions from diverse academic backgrounds.
  3. Asia and LAC intellectual encounters
    The track accepts scholarly works on Latin America by researchers from diverse regions of the world, especially Asia, in any field of humanities and social sciences. Asian studies by scholars based in the Americas are also welcome. It promotes Asia-LAC intellectual encounters to further networking.

Submissions and Panels

You are invited to submit an individual paper or session proposal (panel, workshop, or roundtable) addressing any topic related to one of the program tracks. The most important part of LASA-EANLAS will be the sessions, which will take place during the five days of the Congress and will be comprised of submissions selected through this call. We invite the submission of both fully formed sessions and individual papers addressing all areas of the three tracks listed above.

All proposals must be submitted to the LASA secretariat via the online proposal system from September 20 to October 20, 2021. 

Call for Papers: 10th Annual KSI Graduate Symposium at USC

10th Annual USC KSI Virtual Graduate Symposium: Korea, East Asia, and/or Asian Diasporas

Symposium Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022, 1-5 PM PDT (via Zoom).

The USC Korean Studies Institute is pleased to announce the tenth annual virtual graduate student symposium and invite paper proposals and discussant applications. This symposium aims to professionalize graduate students, nurture their scholarship, and create interdisciplinary networks of Ph.D. students working on research related to Korea, East Asia, and/or Asian diasporas. The symposium provides students from various institutions with the chance to meet and share research in progress with their peers and participating faculty. In addition, participants can engage with a faculty panel that will build their professional and research skills.

Graduate students from any department and any university are encouraged to submit paper proposals or serve as discussants. We hope to achieve an interdisciplinary mix of research papers from both the social sciences and humanities. Particularly encouraged are research papers that include Korea in a larger comparative or theoretical framework.

Paper Proposals and Applications for Discussants Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021

Participation: Students can take part in the symposium as presenters or discussants. Please indicate in your cover letter which role you are applying for by October 15th to uscksigradsymposium@gmail.com.

For paper proposals: please e-mail your CV, a short cover letter, and 250-word abstract.
To apply as discussant: please submit your CV and short cover letter.

Questions can be directed to the organizing committee at uscksigradsymposium@gmail.com.

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

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 (anke.hein@arch.ox.ac.uk) and Julia Lovell (ubra235@mail.bbk.ac.uk). 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.

中国考古学历史与实践学术研讨会征文通知
时间: 2022年8月22-24日
地点: 牛津大学 (线上线下混合会议)
语言:英文、中文

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(anke.hein@arch.ox.ac.uk) 和 蓝诗玲 ( ubra235@mail.bbk.ac.uk

Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Pre-modern Chinese Humanities

Initiated in 2014, the annual Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Pre-modern Chinese Humanities brings together graduate students from around the country and around the world who specialize in the pre-modern period to discuss innovative research on China.

The conference, alternating sites each year between Stanford and Berkeley, features up to fourteen competitively-selected graduate student presentations of original research on any aspect of pre-modern (technically, beginnings to 1911) Chinese humanistic culture, drawing on but not limited to the traditional disciplines of history, literature, religion, art, social sciences, and thought. We encourage proposals that explore new methodologies and critical perspectives, utilize recent developments in digital technology, or either reconfigure or cross disciplinary boundaries. This year’s conference will be co-hosted by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Stanford University, on April 1-2, 2022 (Friday and Saturday). We are planning to hold an in-person conference, but those plans may change (to a hybrid or virtual meeting) depending on the COVID situation in the months ahead and university and local government regulations regarding group events in the spring of 2022.

The conference will cover lodging expenses for the conference presenters, who are encouraged to seek the coverage of transportation costs from their home institutions or other sources. Confirmed presenters who demonstrate that no such funding is available may apply for a travel subsidy.

Conference registration is free.

Interested students from all institutions within the U.S. and abroad must complete the online application form, including a required proposal of up to 800 words and a 1 to 2 page c.v. The link for the on-line application form is: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/43c1151ebf45425ea2b2fa87aa197ade It will soon be accessible through the website for Stanford’s Center for East Asian Studies. The proposal should explain the paper topic, identify the questions or problems to be addressed, and comment on the paper’s significance and contribution to the larger field of study. The deadline for application submission is November 26, 2021. Each conference has benefited from the presence of international students, as well as domestic ones.

Papers will be selected by a joint faculty-student committee of China specialists at the two institutions.

Spirituality, Healthcare And Social Movements In East Asia: A Transnational Perspective

Call for Papers (Deadline: September 12, 2021)

The East Asian Network for the Academic Study of Esotericism (EANASE) invites you to consider sending a proposal for an online conference to be held on Zoom every Saturday of November 2021. EANASE’s first conference aims to offer the chance 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, the focus of the conference lies on the period between the nineteenth and the twentieth-first centuries. The emergence of new religious movements like Theosophy, Falungong and Taireido, or the worldwide popularisation of, for instance, acupuncture, reiki and hypnosis, 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 now more visible than ever.

For more information on the conference and on potential themes, please visit the dedicated website and please consider sending us a paper proposal by 12 September 2021.

UNSW ASEAN Conference – Conflict and Cooperation

The UNSW ASEAN Conference is a one of a kind, youth-led event that brings together youth and professionals around the world to build a stronger ASEAN-Australia and global community.

Join the Conference and be part of the discourse on ASEAN’s priority socio-cultural, economic, and political issues on an interactive online platform.

This 1st and 2nd October, UAC 2021 is proud to feature 30 panelists from diverse backgrounds, with three keynote speakers to comprehensively discuss around the Conference theme, “Conflict and Cooperation”.

Network with global citizens and organisations, like AIESEC Singapore and the Asia Society Australia, through the networking breaks!

For consistent updates on UAC 2021, be sure to click “Going” on their event page https://bit.ly/3mLXvTR or subscribe to their newsletter http://eepurl.com/g9zeov

For more information on UAC 2021 visit their website https://www.unswaseanconference.com/

Call for Papers: 4th World Congress of Taiwan Studies

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 4th World Congress of Taiwan Studies (WCTS). The 4th WCTS will be held at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, from June 27th through 29th, 2022. This event is jointly hosted by the Academia Sinica and the University of Washington Taiwan Studies Program, and the general theme is “Taiwan in the Making.” Abstracts are due by October 20th, 2021 Taiwan time.

Our theme explores the processes, forces, and dynamics that made and continue to make Taiwan. We welcome applicants to propose research papers on Taiwan from the social sciences and humanities. The Congress will highlight a number of sub-themes throughout various panels and roundtables, such as (but not limited to):

“Worlding” Taiwan: Taiwan in Global Context

Contested Sovereignty: Taiwan in Comparison

New Directions in Taiwan Studies

Consolidating Taiwan’s Democracy

Gender and Society in Changing Taiwan

Environment, Ecology, and the Future of Taiwan

Ethnic Identity and Diversity in Taiwan

Taiwan History through Primary Sources

These topics are merely examples, and we encourage applicants to submit applications in any field or area of focus broadly under Taiwan Studies.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: October 20 (Wednesday)

Acceptance notification: November 30 (Tuesday)

Presentation paper (6000 words) due: May 16 (Monday), 2022

Abstract Submission

Please submit a one-page long abstract (no more than 600 words) and include the following information: Author(s) Name, Paper Title, Email, Current Position(s), and Affiliation(s) to: [twstudy@gate.sinica.edu.tw]

Accepted participants will be provided on campus accommodations for up to 3 nights from June 27 to 29. Accepted participants traveling from outside of North America will receive up to 4 nights (June 27 to 30). Breakfast and box lunches are provided, as well as dinners on the first two days of the conference.

For junior scholars (PhD candidates, postdoctoral fellows, adjunct faculty, and independent scholars) who do not have access to institutional funding, the WCTS may be able to offer a modest, partial subsidy toward airfare. Details will be arranged after proposal acceptance.

Please refer to the WCTS webpage for additional details: https://wcts.sinica.edu.tw/wctsIV/zWelcome.html

Spirituality, Healthcare And Social Movements In East Asia: A Transnational Perspective

CfP: the 1st EANASE international conference

The East Asian Network for the Academic Study of Esotericism (EANASE) invites you to consider sending a proposal for an online conference to be held on Zoom every Saturday of November 2021. EANASE’s first conference aims to offer the chance 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, the focus of the conference lies on the period between the nineteenth and the twentieth-first centuries. The emergence of new religious movements like Theosophy, Falungong and Taireido, or the worldwide popularisation of, for instance, acupuncture, reiki and hypnosis, 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 now more visible than ever.

For more information on the conference and on potential themes, please visit the dedicated website and please consider sending us a paper proposal by 1 September 2021.

“China and Global History” Online Workshop

Since the late 20th century, the concept of “Global History” has gained increasing popularity in Western academia. Global History generally denotes a perspective of history which includes various levels of analysis beyond the nation-state-focused mainstream of modern-era historiography. In recent decades, translations of the term and discussions of its relevance have increasingly entered the academic discourse in China as well.

The present workshop includes senior and post-doc researchers as keynote speakers and session chairs/commentators, as well as a number of upcoming researchers (mostly PhD candidates) as panel presenters, all with contributions related to the topic “China and Global History”. For more detailed information please see the link to the workshop handout below.

Conference on Tang-Song Transitions

Call for papers for Conference on Tang-Song Transitions, June 2022

Since 2015, the annual Workshop on Tang-Song Transitions has been the venue for innovative and interdisciplinary work on the multiple changes encompassing the eighth through thirteenth centuries in China. For June 16-18, 2022, we plan a larger three-day conference at Princeton University to deepen our discussions and extend them in new directions. We envision as many as eight topical panels, typically of four papers each, ranging across multiple fields, comprising scholars of all ranks including advanced PhD students, and scheduled sequentially so that all Conference participants are present at every panel.

Topics on which we would welcome contributions include: literary culture; society and social change; religious culture and practice; institutions and institutional history; art and architecture; regional differences and dynamics; interactions with or among border states and peoples; historiography and the problem of “transition.” On these or other pertinent topics we invite individual-paper abstracts or whole-panel proposals (in the latter case with abstracts of all included papers), with individual papers to be assembled into panels by the organizers. Panels will not include dedicated discussants, as on the model of the Workshop we expect discussion to come from the whole group of participants. Because the focus of the Conference is on the problem of change from Tang through Song, each paper should draw on sources from at least two of three historical periods: Tang, tenth century, and Song.

The Conference will continue the practice of the Workshop, which has been to require papers and relevant primary texts to be submitted to the Conference website for circulation a month before we meet; panel time will thus be dedicated to the discussion of papers rather than their presentation. Transportation, lodging, and meals will be covered for all accepted panelists. We also welcome attendance by interested guests of all academic ranks, space allowing. Please send individual-paper or panel proposals by October 1, 2021, to the organizers, Professors Anna Shields and Robert Hymes, at ctst2022@princeton.edu. For information on a sample past meeting of the Workshop, see https://tang-song-workshop.princeton.edu/.

CFP: RADICALISM and REFORM | 19th-C. Studies Assoc. Conference

RADICALISM & REFORM
The 43rd Annual Conference
Nineteenth-Century Studies Association
Rochester, New York
March 16-19, 2022
Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2021

Conference Website: https://ncsaweb.net/conferences/2022-ncsa-conference-information/
Join NCSA’s mailing list: https://mailchi.mp/4b3379af336e/ncsamailinglist

Inspired by the history of radicalism and reform in Rochester, New York, the NCSA committee invites proposals exploring the radical possibilities of the nineteenth-century world. From the aftershocks of the French and American revolutions to mutinies and rebellion in colonies across the globe, the nineteenth century was a period of both unrest and possibility. Abolition, suffrage, and reform movements reshaped prisons, education, and housing, marking this century as a period of institutional making and unmaking: a reckoning with ills of the past that was also profoundly optimistic about a more just and prosperous future.
Radicalism is also a generative term for considering transitional moments or social tensions: “radical” is often used interchangeably with “extreme,” but its earliest definitions describe not what is new or unusual, but what is foundational or essential. “Radical” is used to describe literal and figurative roots: the roots of plants, roots of musical chords, and the roots of words. To be radical is to embody tensions between origins and possibilities: to be anchored in what is foundational while also holding the potential for paradigm-shifting change. We welcome papers that consider these tensions in nineteenth-century culture, as well as those that consider possibilities for reforming nineteenth-century studies or academic life. Topics on nineteenth-century literature, history, art, music, or other cultural forms might include political movements or divisions, activism, resistance, labor, collective and direct action, or mutinies and rebellion. We also encourage broader interpretations of the conference theme: outsiders and outcasts, visionaries, agents of change, utopias, breakthroughs, failed reforms, conformity, or stagnation.

Topics on the state of nineteenth-century studies might include politically engaged teaching and scholarship, academic labor practices, harassment or prejudice in the academy, or new approaches to humanities education.

Spirituality, Healthcare And Social Movements In East Asia: A Transnational Perspective

CFP: 1st EANASE conference (held on Zoom every Saturday of November 2021)

This conference aims to offer the chance 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, the focus of the conference lies on the period between the nineteenth to the twentieth-first centuries. 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.

– Potential themes and sub-themes could include but are not limited to:
– Interactions between global and local concerns in the emergence of new religious movements
– Connections of the above with modern corporate philosophies
– The popularisation of psychology and psychical research
– Mind-cure movements
– Spirituality, healthcare and the arts and literature; Orientalism, counterculture and the New Age;
– East Asian healing traditions as complementary and alternative therapies
– The dissemination of East Asian spiritual traditions
– Spirituality, healthcare and scientific disciplines
– Western esotericism in East Asia

For more information on the conference, please visit the dedicated website and please consider sending us a paper proposal by 1 September 2021. Paper proposals must include a short author bio (up to 50 words), a paper title and an abstract of no more than 300 words and 3-5 keywords about the proposed presentation.

Holy Waters: An Interdisciplinary Examination of Religion and Alcohol

With an increase in academic programs related to viniculture and brewing science, the time is ripe for contributions from the humanities and social sciences. We believe the theories and methods of religious studies have important contributions to offer studies of alcohol. Thus, we seek to bring together scholars from across disciplines to examine the historical, social, ritual, economic, political and cultural relationship between religion and alcohol across time periods and around the world. The goal of the workshop is to create an edited volume with broad appeal that will advance research on religion and alcohol.

Participants will be selected from submissions. Care will be given to ensure broad interdisciplinary representation as well as a balance of junior and senior scholars and we will seek to assure representation of underrepresented groups. The workshop will be held on March 4-6, 2022 at Western Michigan University. Funding will be available to help offset travel costs.
Manuscript drafts will be pre-circulated to all participants. Participants will be asked to revise their manuscripts based on workshop feedback and to submit a revised manuscript to the editors by July 1, 2022 with the goal of submitting the book manuscript to the publisher by spring 2023.

Submissions: To submit a proposal for consideration, please email an abstract of approximately 250 words and a brief C.V. (2 pages) to ryan.r.lemasters@wmich.edu. The title of your abstract should be your last name and be sent as a PDF. The subject line of the email should appear as follows “Holy Waters.” The deadline to submit is October 1, 2021. Those selected for inclusion will be notified by the organizing committee by October 11, 2021.

Read full Call for Proposals announcement (PDF).

An International and Interdisciplinary Perspective on Digital Transformation: The Case of Developing and Emerging Economies.

PhD students and early career researchers are highly encouraged to send their proposals. This workshop will take place on 17 September 2021. Working language will be English. Given the travel restrictions but also the willingness to engage with a greater number of participants worldwide the workshop will be held in online format. The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Julien Vercueil.

Please send your proposals of 400-500 words with brief biographical details to the email addresses below by 30 July 2021. We will inform you about the acceptance by 16 August 2021.

Indicative and non-exhaustive list of topics:
– Socio-economic and institutional prerequisites of an inclusive and sustained digital transformation
– Digital transformation and economic development
– Digital transformation and institutional change
– Impact of digital transformation on mode of organisation and interaction
Network organizational structures in society
Collaborative/Sharing economy in an interdisciplinary perspective
Digital Ecosystems as multilevel organizational networks of socio-economic interactions
– Public policy and regulation in the digital sphere
– Capital-labour relation in the digital era
– Role of finance and public procurement in the digital economy
– Digital citizenship and surveillance society
– Societal, cultural and psychological impact of digital transformation

Organised by the Research Centre for Europe-Eurasia (CREE) at the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisations (INALCO) together with the Faculty of Economics at the Lomonosov Moscow State University.

“Representation and Recovery”: A Virtual Conference of the Association for Documentary Editing

Registration is now open for the Association for Documentary Editing’s 2021 Virtual Conference “Representation and Recovery.” To promote a wide range of conversations, this year’s program will be held in two portions, with an “annual meeting” on 24-27 June, and “conference/networking sessions” on 6, 13, 20, and 27 July. All events will be held virtually. Live sessions will be made available on Zoom, and recordings (where permitted) will be made available on the ADE’s YouTube channel.

Learn more about registration details and see the full schedule of events here: https://www.documentaryediting.org/wordpress/?page_id=6369. Access the shareable program flyer here: https://www.documentaryediting.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/ADE-2021-Program-FLYER.pdf.

READING MAHĀYĀNA SCRIPTURE

The Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, with support from Glorisun, is pleased to invite scholars to submit paper titles and abstracts to the forthcoming conference on ‘Reading Mahāyāna Scripture,’ to be held on 25-26th September 2021. Our Keynote Speaker will be Prof. Paul Harrison, George Edwin Burnell Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University.

The last century of Mahāyāna Buddhism research tended to focus on its origins and history, the translation of key texts, and mapping the broad field of its religious content. While these themes are by no means exhausted and much fruitful scholarship continues to this day, such background work provides a foundation upon which further studies of Mahāyāna literature can proceed. A key element of this is the ways in which the reading of such scripture has and does take place. We therefore welcome submissions of paper proposals related to the reading of Mahāyāna sūtra, śāstra and other literature in Sanskrit, Chinese, Tibetan and any other classical and modern languages. This includes but is not limited to the following broad categories:

• Practice-oriented and scholarly modes of recitation, reading and study
• Orality, language and rhetoric of the texts
• Philological and text-historical readings
• Critical editing and translation as close reading
• Reader reception and reading communities

Scholars at all stages of their careers as well as graduate students are welcome and encouraged to make submissions. We are presently planning on using a hybrid format of both in-person and online paper presentations pending on conditions at the time. An option for remote online presentation will remain open whatever the circumstances. Subsidies for travel and accommodation will be available.

Paper titles and abstracts no longer than 400 words should be submitted by 29th May 2021, via the online form. Any related correspondence or queries should be directed to oubuddhism@gmail.com.

Vietnam Studies Symposium: Silences and Reverberations

“Silences and Reverberations: Studying Historical and Contemporary Vietnam,” a one-day online symposium, brings together junior and senior scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, and interested members of the public to consider the study of historical and contemporary Vietnam from a range of disciplinary perspectives. Structured around two 30-minute keynote addresses and three 75-minute thematic roundtable discussions, panels will collectively lay out the scope of Vietnamese Studies and explore possible future directions. Speakers from across North America, Europe, and Vietnam, with specializations in anthropology, history, Asian languages and cultures, geography, political philosophy, and sociology will seek to answer questions that showcase the diversity of fields and methodologies that are essential to understanding the richness of Vietnam’s past and present, and its future in a rapidly developing global and local environment.

The symposium has four related goals. First, it is aimed to exchange and develop methodological innovations across multiple disciplines engaged in the study of Vietnam, including area studies, the humanities, and the social sciences. Second, it is designed to promote to the wider academic communities the study and teaching of Vietnam in relation to East, South, and Southeast Asia. Third, it is designed to help emerging scholars expand and deepen their connections with other Vietnam Studies scholars. Finally, it is designed to initiate comparative discussions with other East, South, and Southeast Asia specialists, who will help moderate the panels.

“China and Global History” International Online Workshop

Since the late 20th century, the concept of “Global History” has gained increasing popularity in Western academia. Global History generally denotes a perspective of history which includes various levels of analysis beyond the nation-state-focused mainstream of modern-era historiography. In recent decades, translations of the term and discussions of its relevance have increasingly entered the academic discourse in China as well.

The aim of the present workshop is to support academic networking, exchange, and discussion among young researchers interested in China-related global history and historiography. Participants will be invited to present their research and act as commentators, as well as session chairs.

A non-exhaustive list of possible research questions includes the following:
• How can terms like “empire”, “world-system(s)”, “world-region” and other analytical approaches/categories of Global History be used to explain historical events and developments in dynastic/modern China in a global context?
• How does a regional East Asian perspective of history contribute to the global view?
• Did China have a pre-modern tradition of world/global historiography? If yes, how can it be characterized (in terms of geographical scope and perspective, ideology, etc.)?
• How is the growing interest towards a global perspective of Chinese history related to China’s (re)emergence as a global power?

The workshop will be held online on 1-3 September 2021. Submitting a research paper is not a requirement for participation. If you are interested in presenting at the workshop, please send your name, academic degree, current academic affiliation, and an abstract of 300-500 words to the organizer of the workshop Sebestyén Hompot (sebestyen.hompot@univie.ac.at). The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2021.

A committee consisting of Ph.D. candidates from the University of Vienna and University of Graz will decide on the final selection of the presentations and organize the program so that colleagues from various time zones will be able to participate. The finalized program will be announced by July 1, 2021 and the deadline for registration will be August 1, 2021. A decision on the potential publication of the presentations will be taken in a final round of discussions at the end of the workshop.

34th Annual Conference of Japanese Association of South Asian Studies

The 34th Annual Conference of Japanese Association of South Asian Studies (JASAS) will convene on October 9-10, 2021. The executive committee of the JASAS welcomes proposals (for both individual papers and panel sessions) from all members of international South Asian Studies community.

The submission deadline for proposals is on April 22 (JST), 2021.
Please click on the URL below for further information.

JASAS website:https://jasas.info/new-en/the-jasas-34th-annual-conference/
Call for Papers: https://confit.atlas.jp/guide/event/jasas2021/static/submission

If you have any inquiries, please contact the 34th JASAS Annual Conference Office.