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Call For Papers: 34th Annual Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference

The School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) and the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) invites proposals for papers, performances, and panels that seek to move beyond the ‘traditional’ regions of Asia for the 34th annual Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference, held in-person at the Center for Korean Studies on the UHM campus in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, on April 27–28, 2023. 

Beyond the constructed and narrow boundaries of South, Southeast, West, Central, and East Asia, the conference presents participants with the opportunity to think particularly about the movements of peoples, ideas, forms, and technologies across space and time through the perspective of Inter-Asia. How can historical and/or contemporary understandings of Asia(s) be enriched when one moves beyond established geographical and regional limits? How can networks be established, thickened, broken, and re-established again? Why might such networks be important?

Submissions from across different disciplines—whether rooted in one specific region of Asia or focused on Inter-Asia from the outset—are welcomed, but all papers should engage in some way with the wider implications of mobility across space and time. The definition of Asia is taken to be as expansive as possible, with a stress on connections and networks rather than clearly defined boundaries. 

Numerous “Best Paper” Prizes to be won!
Applicants should submit a 250-300 word abstract by January 25, 2023, 11.59PM (HST).

Visit the conference’s website [new window] for more information!