Call for papers for the 2014 Convention of the Japan Association for Asian Studies at Keio University

The 2014 Convention of the Japan Association for Asian Studies will be held at Keio University on May 31-June 1, 2014. The Conference Organizing Committee (COC) of JAAS welcomes the proposals for individual presentations and organized panels from JAAS members.

Individual presentation: TThe speaker will submit a paper and is offered a chance to present it within around thirty minutes. The COC will organize sessions by selecting two or three presentations with similar or related topics and nominating the chairperson and commentators from JAAS members.

Organized panels: A panel usually consists of a chairperson, two or three presenters, one or two commentators. Two hours will be allotted to the whole panel. Due to time constraint, the total number of presenters and commentators must not exceed 4.

The deadline for submitting a proposal for individual presentations and panels is February 28th, 2014.

Applicants for the Individual Presentations should be a member of, or applying for membership to JAAS until the date of presentation. Applicants for the Organized Panels should be a member of JAAS at the time of application.
Please note this membership condition and proceed to the following step. Those who wish to submit a proposal must download the submission form from JAAS website, and fill and send it to the conference organizing committee by e-mail.

The following items must be written in the submission form:

  • Individual presentations:
    1. Name, Affiliation, contact address, and membership status of the applicant.
    2. Title of the presentation.
    3. Abstract (within 200 words).
    Submission form for individual presentation (Excel format)
    Presenters must submit a full paper (in Word format) with around ten A4 pages, including references, tables, and figures before April 19th, 2014. The submitted papers will be converted in PDF format and posted on JAAS website for several weeks before and after the Conference, and will be made downloadable only by JAAS members.
  • Organized panels:
    1. Name, Affiliation, contact address, and membership status of the applicant.
    2. Title of the panel.
    3. Abstract (within 200 words).
    4. Contents of the panel. (Name, affiliation, membership status of the chairperson, presenters, and commentators.)
    Submission form for organized panels (Excel format)
    Presenters of the panels are recommended to submit a full paper, which will be posted on JAAS website in the same manner with papers for individual presentations. The volume and the time of submission for the papers are the same with the case of individual presentations.

Conference Organizing Committee of JAAS
Institute of East Asian Studies, Keio University 2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, 108-8345, Tokyo, Japan
e-mail: jaasconference_ shonan <at> yahoo.co.jp (replace <at> with @)