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Archive for the month “December, 2015”

Critical Theory Workshop 2016

>> Critical Theory Workshop 2016
>> Workshop Venue: Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France
>> Workshop Date: 4-22 July 2016
>> Application Deadline: 15 February 2016
>> More information, please visit:

Education and Development Conference 2016

>> Call for Papers:
>> Education and Development
>> Conference Date: 5 – 7 March 2016
>> Conference Venue: Bangkok, Thailand
>> Proposals Deadline: 31 January 2016
>> More information, please visit:

The International Conference on Japan Studies 2016

>> Call for Papers:
>> Theme: “Continuity and Change in the Japanese Tradition”
>> Conference Venue: Kobe, Japan
>> Conference Date: 2-5 June 2016
>> Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 February 2016
>> More information, please visit:

The 21st biennial conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies

>> Call for Papers:
Religion, Philosophy, History, Sociology
Politics & International Relations
– Gender Studies, Economics, Law, Media Studies
– Environment, etc.
>> Conference Venue: St. Petersburg, Russia
>> Conference Date: 22 – 28 August 2016
>> Proposals Deadline: 15 January 2016
>> More information, please visit:

Dynamic Borderlands conference in Kathmandu

Dynamic Borderlands: Livelihoods, Communities and Flows

12-14 Dec 2016, Katmandu, Nepal


5th Conference of the Asian Borderlands Research Network


Dr. Bundell is putting together a panel proposal for this conference: the panel’s focus will be on Taiwan and the region, with the keywords: “borderlands, state, history, community.”

If you are interested in taking part in this panel, contact Dr. Blundell.

Borderlands in Asia are often seen as marginal, isolated and remote. Social scientists are now recognising that borderlands generate a dynamism in and of themselves, and that cross-border linkages are far more central to historical change than previously acknowledged. In recent times, development across Asia has been markedly unequal and this has led to new borderland dynamics – both productive and destructive – that urgently need to be addressed.

Borderlands are also ‘dynamic’ in the sense that the realignment of borders and the creation of new kinds of borders are recurrent processes throughout history. Think of the exchange of hundreds of enclaves in India and Bangladesh, disputes over the construction of new island territories in the South China Sea, or the liberalisation of some Asian airline services.

In this conference we would like to place special emphasis on borders and cross-border flows of people and objects that have not been highlighted in previous conferences. Examples could be air and maritime borders, high-altitude borderlands, borderlands with a high risk of natural disasters, nomadic and migratory communities, and control over cyberspace.

For this upcoming 5th Asian Borderlands conference in Kathmandu, we invite submissions that address the following questions:

What new borderland flows, corridors, and paths are (or have been) taking shape, and what impacts do they have on livelihoods and communities? How can we use these Asian cases to rethink social theories of various kinds?

More information at the conference website:


7th annual Graduate Student Conference on Democratic Citizenship

Call for Papers:
– Citizens and Democratic Representation
– Diversity and Democratic Citizenship
– Civic Engagement, etc.
>> Conference Venue: Quebec City, Canada
>> Conference Date: 10-11 March 2016
>> Deadline for submissions: 21 December 2015
>> There is no registration fee.
>> Stipend for the costs of travel and lodging
>> More information, please visit:

Fourth Annual International CCCS Conference 2016

>> Call for Papers:
“Dislocations and Cultural Conflicts: Migrations, Diaspora, Terrorism, Borders”
– the polarization of the world;
– the threats to peace and security;
– socio-economic inequalities;
– cultural shifts, etc.
>> Conference Venue: 1-3 September 2016
>> Conference Venue: Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
>> Deadline for submitting abstracts: 15 March 2016
>> More information, please visit:

Fourth International Conference on Asian Studies 2016

>> Call for Papers: “Globalization to Asianization – Challenges & Issues”
– Politics, foreign policy and international relations
– Human rights, Gender, history, religion
– Migration and Diasporas, Cultural changes & media
– Poverty & Malnutrition, Conflict & Civil unrest
– Governance & democracy, Social Welfare, etc.
Conference Date: 11-12 June 2016
Conference Venue: Toronto, Canada
Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 January 2016
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“The politics and economics of Chinese new media industries”

>> Call for Papers:
“The politics and economics of Chinese new media industries”
– The globalization and internationalization of Chinese media industries,
– Comparisons of Chinese new media industry with other countries’ media industry,
– The roles of Chinese authorities in shaping global policies, etc.
>> Conference Date: 9-13 June 2016
>> Conference Venue: Fukuoka, Japan
>> Deadline Submission of abstracts: 15 January 2016
>> Conference Fee: Free for presenters
>> More information, please visit:

ISA Asia-Pacific Region Conference 2016

>> Call for Papers:
– the nature of global transformations in the Asia-Pacific;
– the rise of the BRICS and China and India in particular;
– regionalism and subregionalism;
– the impact of globalization on regional identity and inequality;
traditional and non-traditional security threats in the Asia-Pacific, etc.
>> Conference Date: 25-27 June 2016
>> Conference Venue: City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
>> The deadline for paper: 15 December 2015
>> Travel and accommodation supports are available.
>> More information, please visit:

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