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Archive for the month “August, 2013”

The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA): 20th Biennial Conference

– Conference Date: 8-10 July 2014
– Venue: University of Western Australia, Perth.
– Conference Theme: AsiaScapes: Contesting Borders
– All areas of Asian Studies are also possible:

  • Anthropology, sociology and inter-disciplinary studies
  • Cultural studies
  • Economics, trade and business
  • Politics and international relations
  • Resource politics

– Submission Deadline: 29 November 2013
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2nd International Conference on Asian Studies

Conference Date: 14-15,July 2014
Conference Venue: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Conference Themes:
1. East Asian study,  2. Southeast Asian study
3. South Asian study,  4. Central Asian study
– Politics, foreign policy and international relations
– Migration and Diasporas,  Cultural studies
– Conflict & Civil unrest
– Governance,  Social Welfare
Submission Deadline: 15 November 2013
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The 9th APRU Research Symposium on Multi-Hazards around the Pacific Rim

– Conference Date: 28-29 October 2013
– Venue: National Taiwan University, Taipei
Call for Papers:
1. Multi-hazards induced by extreme weather, earthquake, and volcanic activity
2. Air pollution and haze related issue
3. Disaster management and education
4. Post-disaster recovery and reconstruction
5. Disaster health and emergency management
– Submission Deadline: 31 August 2013
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Annual conference of the Swedish Political Science Association

Conference Date: 2-4 October 2013
Venue: Department of Political Science, Stockholm University, Sweden
1. Political theory & International Political Theory
2. Democratization, Citizenship and Political Regimes
3. Feminism, power and politics
4. Global Governance & Environmental politics
5. Competition and marketization in the public sector
6. Different Perspectives on International Security
7. Democracy, multiple (in)equalities and contemporary political transformations
Paper Submission Deadline: 1 September 2013
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“Spiritual Foundations and Chinese Culture: A Philosophical Approach”

  • Conference Date: 13-14 December 2013
  • Venue: Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Papers’ Theme:
    1. The analysis of spiritual foundations of Chinese culture and its relation to other cultures.
    2. Comparative philosophical studies of Chinese and other cultures.
    3. How the East can receive Western thinking?
  • Submission Deadline: 15 September 2013
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Public Policy in the ‘Asian Century’: Advancing Opportunities, Meeting Challenges, Preparing for Change

– Conference Date: 9-10 December 2013
– Venue: Melbourne School of Government and Centre for Public Policy, The University of Melbourne
– The conference invites abstracts which address concerns across a range of conference themes, including: Setting the context for public policy in the ‘Asian Century’; Exploring similarities and differences; Doing Public Policy in the ‘Asian Century’; Shifting boundaries, changing roles.
– Student Submission Deadline: 26 August 2013
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2nd Toronto Graduate Student Conference on South Asian Religions

Conference: The Methods of Memory
2nd Biennial University of Toronto Graduate Student Conference
Conference Venue: University of Toronto
Conference Date: 1-2 November 2013
Graduate students engaged in original research in any field related to the study of South Asian religious traditions (e.g. Religion, Philosophy, Anthropology, History, Sociology, South Asian Studies, Diaspora and Transnational Studies, Women and Gender Studies, etc.) are invited.
Submission Deadline: 1 September 2013
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Conceptualizing Cyber-Urban Connections in Asia and the Middle East

Conference Date: 23 – 24 January 2014
Venue: Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Submission Deadline: 1 September 2013
This multidisciplinary conference aims to better understand and re-theorize the ‘cyber-urban’ connections in urban Asia and the Middle East that affect people, networks, and social and environments. Papers should address the reflexivity of cyber and urban spaces in different national contexts, pertaining to social change in Asia and the Middle East.
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9th Asian Center Graduate Students Conference on Asian Studies

Conference Date: 7 December 2013
Venue: Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman
Paper Deadline: ASAP
Conference Topics:

    • Politics and Governance
    • Foreign Policy and International Relations
    • Regionalism, Identity
    • Security (Traditional or Non-Traditional)
    • Migration, Diaspora and Transnationalism
    • Globalization in/and Asia
    • Media and Culture
    • Environment, Gender
    • Religion, History

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Business and Social Science Research Conference: Paris 2013

Conference Venue: Paris, France
Conference Date: 20-21 December 2013
Paper themes:
– Area Studies (Asian, Middle Eastern, Russian, & cultural and ethnic studies)
– History, International Relations,
– Political Science, Public Administration
– Sociology, Sustainable Development
– Other Areas of Social Science
Submission Deadline: 20 October 2013
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