1，2015 AAS-SSRC Dissertation Workshop（芝加哥）
2015 AAS-SSRC DISSERTATION WORKSHOP
Religion and the State in Asia
Chicago, March 23-26, 2015
The Association for Asian Studies and the Social Science Research Council, with support from the Henry M. Luce Foundation, are pleased to announce the fourth jointly organized AAS/SSRC Dissertation Workshop. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the AAS annual conference in Chicago in 2015.
Everywhere in Asia (and elsewhere), we see a rapid growth of religious communities and an intensification of religious commitments, often with a strong moralizing or political character. Neoliberal regimes, urbanization, and secularization notwithstanding, both traditional and more fundamentalist Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and Christian communities as well as numerous cults are expanding almost everywhere. Some appear to be quietistic, seemingly withdrawing from the state in response to its perceived moral, social, and political inadequacies. Others are in direct conflict with the state, or else are aggressively moralistic, target non-believers, and are readily mobilized to support inter-religious domestic and international conflicts. In many cases their commitments and institutions are directed towards a return to older moral values, social orders, or communities, a re-emphasis personal spirituality, more immediate links to the transcendent, but also implicitly or explicitly, some form of major social and political change. There is of a long history of significant politically inspired religious intensifications and mobilizations in Asia and many theories and debates about their sources. Yet much can still be learned about contemporary and historical Asian society and politics by comparing the recent expansions of religious or spiritual commitments with their earlier precedents.
This workshop is intended to bring together doctoral students, regardless of citizenship, in the humanities and social sciences who are (1) developing dissertation proposals or are in early phases of research or dissertation writing; and who are (2) planning, conducting, or are in the early phases of writing up dissertation research the dynamics of religion, community, and the state in Asia and who sense the substantive and theoretical value of locating their project in a comparative geographical and historical context.
The workshop will be limited to 12 students, ideally from a broad array of disciplines and working on a wide variety of materials in a variety of time periods, and in various regions of Asia. It also will include a small multidisciplinary and multi-area faculty with similar concerns.
The workshop will be scheduled for the days immediately prior to the 2015 AAS annual conference in Chicago. It will cover two and one-half days of intense discussion beginning the evening of March 23, and running through Thursday, March 26.
The organizers will be able to provide financial support for participants including three night’s accommodations as well as stipends for meals and travel. It is hoped that participants will attend the AAS annual meeting following the workshop.
Eligibility and Application
Applicants need not have advanced to candidacy but must have at least drafted a dissertation research proposal. Applications are also welcome from doctoral students in the early phases of writing their dissertations. A narrative description of the dissertation topic (ten double-spaced typed pages), short application form, and curriculum vitae will be required for submission. Applications must be submitted by January 5, 2015.
Workshop participants will be selected on the basis of the submitted projects, the potential for useful exchanges among them, and a concern to include a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, intellectual traditions, and regions of Asia. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been selected for the workshop by late January.
For further information about the workshop structure or eligibility, please contact David Szanton firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions concerning administrative matters or the application process should be directed to Nicole Restrick Levit email@example.com.
2，An International Forum on Asian History and Asian Studies（希腊）
REVISED DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
(Revised) Call for Papers: An International Forum on Asian History and Asian Studies, 30 June- 2 July 2015, in Athens, Greece. Organized by ATINER (Athens Institute for Education and Research).
For information on submitting an abstract, please go to: http://www.atiner.gr/histas.htm
Deadline to submit abstracts: 9 March 2015 (Decisions are reached in less than 4 weeks after the abstract submission).
Please direct any questions to:
Dr. Constantine N. Vaporis, Academic Member, ATINER &
Director, Asian Studies Program, Professor of History,
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
5，Call for Papers: Ming Qing Studies 2015
EDITED BY PAOLO SANTANGELO (SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY OF ROME)
We are glad to inform you that the new edition of Ming Qing Studies 2014 is going to be published by Aracne Publishers in Fall 2014.
Applicants are encouraged to submit abstracts for the next issue of Ming Qing Studies 2015. The contributions should concern Ming-Qing China in one or few of its most significant and multifaceted aspects, as well as on East Asian countries covering the same time period. All articles will be examined by our qualified peer reviewers. We welcome creative and fresh approaches to the field of Asian studies. Particularly appreciated will be the contributions on anthropological and social history, collective imagery, and interdisciplinary approaches to the Asian cultural studies.
All submitted papers must be original and well written in British English according to our guidelines and editorial rules. Please email your abstract (300-500 words) in MS Word or pdf attachments along with your biographical information to the addresses listed below. Please mention your full name with academic title, university affiliation, department or home institution, title of paper and contact details in your email.
Deadline: December 31st, 2014.
MING QING STUDIES is a yearly publication, both on line and in printed form, which continues the positive experience of Ming Qing Yanjiu. Thanks to the cooperation of several scholars settled in Italy and abroad, it intends to widen the debate on the historical and cultural issues of late imperial China as well as pre-modern and modern East Asia. Although this publication focuses on late imperial China, its scope is broadened to the whole East Asia area, with its new cultural and anthropological features which are manifested in this fundamental period of transition from local to global history.
Please find the editorial norms and more information
on Ming Qing Studies past issues at
6，The 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association 2015（布拉格）
we are pleased to announce the call for abstracts of the research stream “Maritime Sociology” (RS7) which will be held during the 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA) 2015 in Prague: http://esa12thconference.eu/rs7-maritime-sociology
We are looking forward to your submissions!
Agnieszka Kołodziej-Durnaś and Frank Sowa
Call for Papers
12th Conference of the European Sociological Association 2015, 25.-28.8.2015, Prague
RS7 – Maritime Sociology
Agnieszka Kołodziej-Durnaś, University of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland, firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Sowa, Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg, Germany,email@example.com
General call for papers:
In general, there are many reasons to focus research on maritime spaces. Maritime spaces include oceans as well as coastal areas, spaces which are at risk nowadays. Ecological crises (overfishing, decline in biodiversity, climate change, ocean pollution), economic crises (de-industrialization, whaling moratorium, structural change, development of alternative industries) and cultural crises (destabilization of collective identities of seaside and island inhabitants, cultural practices of sharing, inhabitants’ knowledge, local traditions, transformations of maritime professions) cumulate in these maritime spaces. So far research on maritime issues is dominated by natural science disciplines. The protection of maritime natural sources and the need for sustainable development demands research on the ‘human factor’ and a sociological perspective on maritime spaces
1. General Session: History and Future Perspectives of Maritime Sociology
Sociologists’ interest in society and sea has a long and rich tradition, yet it remains still in its many areas undiscovered for many social scholars. As a sociological sub-field maritime sociology needs both the recapitulation of its proto-history and meta-theoretical elaboration of its future development in an academic world. Also the prospects of applying various empirical approaches should be discussed by the researchers interested in exploring the mutual relations of society and sea.
2. Maritime Professions and Inequality
The dynamics of economic development in recent decades has led to the disappearance of traditional images while new opportunities in the maritime sector are emerging. While the maritime economy in post-communist countries often experienced some collapse, in the western part of Europe it was exposed to intensive technological changes as well as threatened by strong competition e.g. from Asia. The changing positions of maritime professions in the social structure, cultural differences associated with the labour milieu of seafarers, fishermen, ship yard workers, gender discrimination, diversity management may constitute possible topics of papers for this session.
3. Sociological Imagination on Maritime Issues: Sustainable Development and the Sea
Focusing on the issue of ocean sustainability this session aims to explore, examine, and reflect the role of sociology. In this way this session addresses more and more significant challenge for the humankind – to wake up people’s consciousness to leave next generations a pure and friendly world. It seems that the Mills’ concept of sociological imagination has been in recent both academic and public debates including the idea of sustainable development. It is a special responsibility of maritime sociologists to become a medium between the society at large and experts to protect both biological and social environment of maritime areas and the sea as labour milieu.
4. Knowledge of the Sea: Integrating local and indigenous knowledge with scientific knowledge
The knowledge of marine ecosystems provides a good indication of the current status of the sea and is seen as essential in the field of natural resource management. This implies a profound and detailed knowledge of the marine ecosystems and marine animals. However, there are different types of knowledge – local, users’, indigenous, scientific knowledge – which should be integrated into decision-making processes or environmental governance. The so-called co-management regimes are institutional arrangements in which government agencies with jurisdiction over resources and user groups cooperate and agree on e.g. data gathering and analysis, harvest allocation decisions or enforcement of regulations. Co-management incorporating stakeholders offers major opportunities for incorporating tacit knowledge, skills, and practices into formal resource management regimes and takes place at a regional level that is more meaningful to most people. This sessions deals with various kin!
ds of co-management regimes, case studies of knowledge-integration in practice and the analysis of asymmetric power relations.
5. Sea and Culture: The Construction of Identities in Seaside-Communities and Port Cities
Occupational identities and cultural identities of coastal communities and port cities are influenced by the sea and seaside activities. This session welcomes papers dealing with aspects of specific culture in seaside areas. Is there a maritime culture or maritime cultures? Are port cities a different kind of cities? Are social bonds in maritime regions other than these in non-maritime ones? Can sociologists speak about specific life-styles, norms and values system, organizational culture referring to seaside communities and maritime industry companies? All these questions and other ones associated with sea and culture topic may be addressed during this session.
Notes for authors
Authors are invited to submit their abstract either to the general session or any specific session. Please submit only to one session. After abstract evaluation, coordinators will have the chance to transfer papers between sessions where applicable.
Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Each paper session will have the duration of 1.5 hours. Normally sessions will include 4 papers.
Abstracts must be submitted online to the submission platform, see below. Abstracts sent by email cannot be accepted. The Research Stream coordinator will organize the peer-reviewing of the abstracts; the letter of notification will be sent by the conference software system in early April 2015.
Abstract submission deadline: 1st February 2015
Abstract submission platform: www.esa12thconference.eu[http://www.esa12thconference.eu]
If you have further questions regarding the conference, please visit the conference website. For further information on the Research Stream, please contact the RS coordinator.
7,“East Asia and the Chinese Overseas”（首尔）
Seoul, May 28-31, 2015
The 2015 ISSCO regional conference will be held at the Seoul National University (SNU) in Seoul, South Korea, on 29 May 2015. This will be jointly organized with the Seoul National University (China Center of Graduate School of International Studies). Given the increasing global significance of China and East Asia and the roles of the Chinese overseas, the conference will focus on the theme “East Asia and the Chinese Overseas.”
ISSCO members and interested scholars are welcome to submit individual papers or panel proposals. Relevant topics include, for example, the impact of China on the Chinese overseas and their countries; connection between the Chinese overseas and China; Chinese overseas in and from Korea and Japan; Taiwan and the Chinese overseas; Chinese overseas and East Asia.
Conference language: English and Chinese
Individual Paper and Panel Submission Deadlines: 31 December 2014:
Individual paper submission: Please submit your paper title and an abstract of not more than 150 words. Please include with your submission the following information: name, affiliation, job title if relevant, and e-mail address. If your presentation is in Chinese, please also provide an English translation of your paper title and abstract.
Panel proposal submission: Please submit your panel title and description, and all titles/abstracts of your panel participants (preferably 3-4 participants). Please include with your submission the following information: name, affiliation, job title if relevant, and e-mail address of all panel participants. If your proposal is in Chinese, please also provide an English translation.
CONTACT: Miss Soo Young AN firstname.lastname@example.org, or Prof. Youngrok Cheong email@example.com
8, 希伯来大学东亚研究中心Fellowships for 2015-2016（以色列）
MA and PhD Fellowships: “The Asian Sphere: Trans-cultural Flows”
The Hebrew University and the University of Haifa are proud to announce the inauguration of a joint graduate program of excellence “The Asian Sphere: Trans-cultural Flows”. The Asian Sphere deals with the entire Asian continent as a continuous civilizational zone and addresses cross-regional contacts and processes among Asian societies, cultures and states and to a lesser
extent between Asia and other continents throughout history until the present time. It offers a unique opportunity for outstanding candidates, at the MA and PhD level, from different disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, such as Asian Studies, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Art History, Archaeology, Geography, Political Science, International Relations, Cultural Studies, History, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, and more. The Asian Sphere is funded by the Humanities Fund of the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education in Israel (VATAT) and Yad Hanadiv.
For more details see: http://asia.huji.ac.il/en/article/2157
Deadline: February 27, 2015
Post-Doc, PhD and Visiting PhD Fellowships: Mobility, Empire and Cross-Cultural Contacts in Mongol Eurasia The European Research Council (ERC) project Mobility, Empire and Cross-Cultural Contacts in Mongol Eurasia at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is offering post-doc, PhD and Visiting PhD fellowships beginning in 2015-16 for outstanding candidates fluent in Chinese, Arabic and Persian (at least one of the above) and with a sound knowledge of the history of the Mongol
Empire. For details please visit: http://mongol.huji.ac.il/fellowships-and-funding-opportunities
Deadline: February 1st, 2015
The Louis Frieberg Post-doctoral Fellowships
The Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies offers post-doctoral fellowships for the year 2015-2016. The post-docs are open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences specializing in East Asia, especially China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia.
For more details see: http://bit.do/Louis-Frieberg-Fellowships
Deadline: March 31, 2015