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Call for Papers: SSRC InterAsian Connections VI: Hanoi Conference

January 17 at 8:00 - February 28 at 17:00

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December 4–7, 2018

Hosted by the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences

CFP closes February 28.

The conference will include concurrent workshops coordinated by individual directors and showcasing innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines. Workshops will focus on themes of particular relevance to Asia, reconceptualized as a dynamic and interconnected historical, geographical, and cultural formation stretching from West Asia through Eurasia and South Asia and Southeast Asia to East Asia.

The conference structure and schedule have been designed to enable intensive working group interactions on a specific research theme, as well as broader interactions on topics of mutual interest and concern. Accordingly, there will be public sessions open to the full group of conference participants and additional scholars as well as closed workshop sessions.

Paper submissions are invited from junior and senior scholars, whether graduate students, faculty, or researchers in NGOs or other research organizations, for the following eight workshops:

  • Beyond the New Media: Deep Time of Networks and Infrastructural Memory in Asia
    Workshop Directors: Xiao Liu (McGill University) and Shuang Shen(Pennsylvania State University)
  • China’s OBOR Initiative and Its Impacts for Asian Countries
    Workshop Directors: Anh Nguyen Dang(Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences) and Yu Zhu (Shanghai University)
  • Divine/Transcendent Rulers of Imagined Communities: The Rise and Fall of Royal Nationhood in Asia
    Workshop Directors: Wasana Wongsurawat (Chulalongkorn University) and Michael K. Connors (University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus)
  • Eurasia’s Islamic Socialist Ecumene
    Workshop Directors: Eren Tasar (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Mustafa Tuna(Duke University)
  • Sacred Forests and Political Ecology: Cosmological Properties and Environmentality
    Workshop Directors: Bixia Chen (University of the Ryukyus) and Christopher Coggins (Bard College at Simon’s Rock)
  • Sport Mega-Events as Hubs for InterAsian Interactions
    Workshop Directors: Susan Brownell (University of Missouri-St. Louis) and Gwang Ok (Chungbuk National University)
  • States of Fortification: Connecting Asia through Technologies of Food and Health
    Workshop Directors: Melissa L. Caldwell (University of California, Santa Cruz) and Izumi Nakayama(The University of Hong Kong)
  • The Netware of the New Asian Economy under the Industrial Revolution 4.0
    Workshop Directors: Salvatore Babones (University of Sydney) and Vinh Duc Nguyen (Institute of Sociology, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences)

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January 17 at 8:00
February 28 at 17:00