Asian Studies Pacific Coast 2016 Conference

Call for Proposals

Imagining Asia: Urbanization, Migration, Exchange, Sustainability

ASPAC 2016 Conference, June 10-12, 2016
California State University, Northridge

We invite college and university faculty, K-12 schoolteachers, independent scholars and graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in Asian or Asian diaspora studies to submit proposals for organized panels, roundtable discussions, individual papers or poster presentations on historical or contemporary topics in the humanities, arts, social sciences, education, health, law, business, environmental sciences or other allied disciplines related to East, South, or Southeast Asia and their diasporas. With Southern California as our venue, we especially welcome proposals that connect theory, method, or practice to contemporary or historical questions of urbanization, migration, exchange and sustainability within, across, or alongside Asia. We look forward to a wide-ranging discussion of diverse subjects such as administrative, economic, and cultural clustering; sprawl, green space, gentrification, and deurbanization; borders and borderlands, glass ceilings, and other conduits and barriers to social, economic, or geographic mobility; group identity, assimilation and multiculturalism; diverse forms—technological, political, economic, cultural, educational—of communication, exchange, and cross-fertilization; and diverse responses—political, social, literary, artistic—to demographic, environmental, political, and technological change.

When to apply – Submissions closed as of Thursday, March 31, 2016

Early submission and notification. The early application deadline is Thursday, December 31, 2015. Early submission is intended mainly for international applicants who need a letter of invitation for visa purposes. For applications received by the early submission deadline, notification of acceptance will be sent by Sunday, January 31, 2016. If you miss the early submission deadline and need a letter for visa purposes, we will provide you with it as soon as we can.

Regular submission and notification. For regular applicants, the application deadline is Monday, February 29, 2016. For applications received by the regular submission deadline, notification of acceptance will be sent by Thursday, March 31, 2016.

Extended submission and notification. For applicants who cannot meet the regular deadline, we will continue to accept submissions until Thursday, March 31, 2016 and provide notification of acceptance as soon as possible thereafter.

How to apply

See the format guidelines and submission forms for organized panels, roundtable discussions, individual papers and poster presentations. Questions about applying can be directed to the organizers at .

2016 ASPAC-Mori Prize for Graduate Students

Graduate students are encouraged to submit papers for the 2016 ASPAC-Mori Prize. The application deadline is May 15, 2016.