AAS-in-ASIA 2016 Kyoto

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and Doshisha University are pleased to invite colleagues in Asian studies to submit proposals for organized panels and roundtables (no individual paper proposals accepted) to be presented at the third AAS-in-ASIA Conference to be held June 24-27, 2016 at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.

The Program Committee for the AAS-in-ASIA conference seeks proposals dealing with all regions of Asia on subjects covering a wide range of scholarly disciplines and professional fields under the theme "ASIA IN MOTION: HORIZONS OF HOPE." Proposals addressing this theme are encouraged on topics as diverse as political and economic changes, literary and cultural expression, environmental sustainability, media and pop cultural production, food and energy policy, new models for Asian enterprise and business, as well as issues of globalization and urban growth.

The AAS-in-ASIA conference will build upon emerging visions and trends in Asian studies within Asia. By bringing together scholars and specialists on Asia within Asia as well as from other parts of the world at a gathering in Asia, we hope to spark new and fruitful collaborations. The AAS also expects to reach out to scholars of Asia who might not usually attend an AAS conference in North America. It is our hope that the conference will stimulate new networks among scholars within Asia and beyond, providing broader inter-continental connections for the future of Asian studies.

The AAS-in-ASIA, "Asia in Motion" conferences are not intended to take the place of the AAS Annual Conference held each spring in North America. They will have programs of roughly 50-100 panels with an anticipated total of 300–600 participants, including panelists.

AAS-in-ASIA conferences will be held in summer to make it possible for participants—especially those from North America and Europe—to combine attendance at the conference with a research trip to Asia.

This third AAS-in-ASIA conference will be followed by a 2017 AAS-in-ASIA conference to be held in South Korea.

The 2016 AAS-in-ASIA conference is jointly sponsored by the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), and Doshisha University.

For further information about the Association for Asian Studies, please visit www.asian-studies.org.