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…for students in the IMAS and IDAS programs at NCCU.

International Journal of Taiwan Studies: Call for Papers

International Journal of Taiwan Studies (IJTS) is an academic journal cosponsored by Academia Sinica and the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) to be launched in March 2018. IJTS is an ambitious project as it aims to be a principal outlet for the dissemination of cutting-edge research on Taiwan in the areas of social sciences, as well as arts and humanities. It will need your support and contribution in order to realise its full potential.
I hope you will consider submitting your research paper to the IJTS. The submission process is very easy as the publisher, Brill, has completed an online system for the journal:
Meanwhile if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the IJTS Editorial Office. They will endeavour to help as much as they can. Please find below a Call for Papers from the IJTS, as well as a PDF copy of the Instructions for Authors:

School of Pacific & Asian Studies Conference 2017

>> Call for Papers:
– Theme: “Bridging the Gaps: Conceptualizing Asia through an Interdisciplinary Lens”
>> Conference Dates: 22-24 March 2017
>> Conference Venue: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
>> Abstract Submissions Due: 20 January 2017
>> A limited number of travel grants will be available.
>> More information, please visit:

The Migration Industry: Facilitators and Brokerage in Asia

>> Call for Papers:
– “The Migration Industry: Facilitators and Brokerage in Asia”
Conference Date : 01 Jun 2017 – 02 Jun 2017
>> Conference Venue : National University of Singapore
>> Proposal Deadline : by 30 January 2017
>> The organizers will provide hotel accommodation for three days and a contribution towards airfare for workshop participants.
>> More information, please visit:


>> Call for Papers:
“Debating Democracy in Japan”
>> Conference Venue: University of Wollongong, Australia
>> Conference Date: 26-30 June 2017
>> Date for submission of proposals: 13 January 2017
>> More information, please visit:

The Tenth Global Studies Conference

>> Call for Papers:

  • Theme 1: Economy and Trade
  • Theme 2: Politics, Power, and Institutions
  • Theme 3: Society and Culture
  • Theme 4: Resources and Environment

>> Conference Date: 8-9 June 2017
>> Conference Venue: National University of Singapore, Singapore
>> Proposal Deadline: 8 March 2017
>> More information, please visit:

Waterloo Political Science Graduate Conference

>> Call for Papers:
“Politics of Change: Shifting Democratic Priorities in the 21st Century”
>> Conference Venue: University of Waterloo, Ontario
>> Conference Date: 10 March 2017
>> The deadline for abstract submissions: 22 January 2017
>> Selected papers will be published in Inquiry & Insight.
>> More information, please visit:

South China Sea: Emerging Scenario Conference

Here’s a conference venue with which IDAS has a long history: it’s in Tirupati, India. This year (24-26 July) the focus is on the South China Sea, so hopefully many of you will be interested.

Here is the call for papers:

and here is the main portal.

Hope to see you there!






Beall’s List

Since all IDAS students have to publish, and there are a number of predatory publishing mills out there taking advantage, I thought I would share this website which lists dodgy journals:


If you ever get approached (mostly via email) by a publisher offering to publish your latest conference paper, then hit delete. At least look them up on this list.

Hint: these days the ones I see still use a few dozen font colours — a good hint they are not operating at the height of professionalism. But they’ll wise-up before long and get better at hiding themselves.

So be careful out there!




UPDATE: The original site has been taken down for mysterious reasons, but for the time being at least, here is an Internet archive snapshot of the list from Dec 2016:





Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society CONFERENCE 2017

>> Call for Papers:
Theme: Worlding: Asia Beyond/After Globalization

  • Migration and Multiculturalism
  • Engaging/Disengaging China
  • Questioning North Korea
  • Regression/Retreat in Culture of Democracy
  • Pop Asianism
  • New Media, etc.

>> Conference Date: 28-30 July 2017
>> Conference Venue: Sungkonghoe University, Seoul, South Korea
>> Submission Deadline: 31 January 2017
>> More information, please visit:

Institute of Political Economy 18th Annual Graduate Students’ Conference

>> Call for Paper:
– Theme: “Who’s Got the Power?: Locating Power in Times of Social Change”
– Migration and Borders, Environmental Justice
– Security and the State, etc.
>> Conference Venue: Carleton University
>> Conference Date: 27 February 2017
>> Deadline for submissions: 6 January 2017
>> More information, please visit:

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