Conference Announcements


Media and Transmission - UC Berkeley Japan Studies Graduate Student Conference

April 17-18, 2015 This conference will bring together graduate students from all disciplines in the field of Japanese Studies to explore the past and present role of media in Japan. What can the examination of various media (including images, texts, discourses, objects, and anything else that functions as a medium of transmission) tell us about the formation and transmission of culture and knowledge in Japan? For more information, please see their website. Deadline for abstracts (up to 250 words): Friday, January 16th, 2015.

Harvard Graduate Student Conference on Pre-modern Chinese Literature

March 13-14, 2015 The Graduate Student Committee of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University invites graduate students from any university to submit abstracts for our conference. Between early textual practices and the arrival of our modern sense of what constitutes literature, the concept of "wenxue" went through myriad transformations that both enrich and challenge our understanding of the literary past. At this conference, faculty discussants and graduate students presenters will explore topics including (but not limited to): the relationship between textuality and genre, the performativity of ritual and religion, reciprocity between the authorial self and community, and the impact of trauma agency and literary history. For more information, please see their website. Paper Proposal and Brief Bio Deadline: January 23, 2015.

Journal of Eurasia Film Studies (JEFS)

The Journal of Eurasia Film Studies (JEFS) is a peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary academic journal focused on the history, theory, and criticism of cinema, the visual arts and other moving image media in Eurasia as analyzed by film, economists, political scientists and others drawn from throughout the continent and the world. JEFS publishes both in online and print version. For more information, please see their website. Submission Deadline: January 30, 2015.

Higher Education Advances (HEAd '15) Conference

The First International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd '15) aims to become a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, experiences, opinions and research results relating to the preparation of students, teaching/learning methodologies and the organization of educational systems. The Conference will be held on June 24-26, 2015 at the Faculty of Business Administration and Management of the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia. For more information please visit their website. Submission Deadline: January 30, 2015.

International Affairs Review: US-China Policy Special Issue

The International Affairs Review will be publishing a special edition of the journal in hardcopy and on its website: The IAR accepts the following types of submissions: 1. Policy-Oriented Research Articles (4,000-6,000 words) and 2. Book Reviews (1,000-1,200 words). How should the United States and China avoid Thucydides' Trap? Some theorists argue that when a new power rises the established power will resist making sufficient, timely accommodations to avoid conflict and avert war. Some scholars predict such a conflict between the United States and China and, in effect, call for preparing for war. Other experts point out that in several historical cases, the established powers made accommodations, and the new powers found their place within a restructured world order. What can be done by the US and by China to make such a peaceful transition a new world order? How would both powers uphold such a new world order that would benefit other countries in the region and worldwide? Please visit their webiste for more information. Submission Deadline: March 1, 2015.