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Event Details

Name: 2018 AAS-in-Asia Conference

Location: New Delhi, India

Date: July 5–8, 2018

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Call for Proposals: Robyn Jones (aasinasia@asian-studies.org); Phone: (734) 665-2490

Ashoka University, Conference Manager: Gautam Begamudre Krishnamurthy (aas2018@ashoka.edu.in); Phone:

Professional Convention Organizer (PCO) MCI Group aasinasia2018@mci-group.com

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Welcome to the AAS-in-ASIA 2018 Call for Proposals

On behalf of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and Ashoka University in India we 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 fifth AAS-in-ASIA Conference to be held July 5-8, 2018 at India Habitat Centre in Delhi, India.

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 broad theme: Asia in Motion: Geographies and Genealogies.  Derived from the Greco-Roman conception of the world, the concept of Asia has a perverse genealogy as Europe’s other.  Asians have thus experienced 'Asia' in ephemeral, uneven, and fleeting modes.  At its heart lie the limits of inherited geographical categories. Nevertheless, the concept of Asia retains power in the political imagination. It serves as a critique of geography as a historical category and of the Asian nation-states that are today asserting themselves politically, economically, and geographically by invoking older and mythic forms of Asian culture and genealogies. We particularly invite proposals that interrogate received ideas of Asia and conceive of new spatial and temporal imaginings, and that explore, understand, and reassert those Asias that exist beyond conventional political geographies.

The Delhi venue of the AAS-in-Asia, is an opportune place to pose these questions as, being on the margins of Asia, the subcontinent has always confounded the geographic and genealogical imagination of Asia.  Panels are welcomed from scholars in disciplines across the field of Asian studies, wherever they may be based academically, and are especially encouraged from scholars representing academic communities that are relatively underrepresented in international meetings. One of the goals of this AAS-in-ASIA conference is to foster lines of dialogue and scholarly communication that cross the ordinary (often nation-specific) boundaries of academic networks. Please note: The program committee will give preference to proposals that include participants from two or more countries, whether the panel focuses on a single nation or culture or focuses on some comparative dimension. The program discourages panel proposals from a group of scholars coming from the same institution. Generally speaking, panels with diverse (gender, academic rank, national origin, disciplinary approach) participation will be favored over narrowly constructed panels. Panels with topics that make some link to the conference theme also will be favored.

The deadline for proposal submissions has been extended to November 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. All proposals must be submitted electronically via the proposal submission website.

Please note in order to complete your proposal submission application, session organizers will need the following information for each participant listed on the proposal:

Please make sure the proposal adheres to all minimums and maximums as posted in the Call for Proposals. These include abstract word counts, number of paper presenters, and discussants allowed per proposal submission.

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Questions? Organizer: Robyn Jones - aasinasia@asian-studies.org / (734) 665-2490