The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and Academia Sinica are pleased to invite colleagues in Asian studies to attend the second AAS-in-ASIA Conference to be held JUNE 22-24, 2015 at ACADEMIA SINICA IN TAIPEI, TAIWAN.
Presentations at the AAS-in-ASIA conference will deal with all regions of Asia on subjects covering a wide range of scholarly disciplines and professional fields under the theme "ASIA IN MOTION: Ideas, Institutions, Identities." The AAS-in-ASIA Program Committee solicited proposals addressing this theme on topics as diverse as political and economic changes, literary and cultural expression, environmental sustainability, media and pop cultural production, food and energy policy, new models for Asian enterprise and business, as well as issues of globalization and urban growth.
The AAS-in-ASIA conference will build upon emerging visions and trends in Asian studies within Asia. By bringing together scholars and specialists on Asia within Asia as well as from other parts of the world at a gathering in Asia, we hope to spark new and fruitful collaborations. The AAS also expects to reach out to scholars of Asia who might not usually attend an AAS conference in North America. It is our hope that the conference will stimulate new networks among scholars within Asia and beyond, providing broader inter-continental connections for the future of Asian studies.
The AAS-in-ASIA, "Asia in Motion" conferences, are not intended to take the place of the AAS Annual Conference held each spring in North America. AAS-in-ASIA conferences will have programs of roughly 50–100 panels with an anticipated total of 300–500 participants, including panelists.
This second AAS-in-ASIA conference will be followed by a 2016 AAS-in-ASIA conference, to be held in KYOTO, JAPAN.
AAS-in-ASIA conferences will be held in summer to make it possible for participants—especially those from North America and Europe—to combine attendance at the conference with a research trip to Asia.
The 2015 AAS-in-ASIA conference is jointly sponsored by the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), and Academic Sinica.
For further information about the Association for Asian Studies, please visit www.asian-studies.org.