ASPAC 2014 Conference
The annual conference of Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC) in 2014 will be hosted by Western Washington University on June 20-22nd 2014, in the beautiful city of Bellingham, Washington. Bellingham is a coastal city of 82,310 situated between Seattle and Vancouver British Columbia, with Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands to the west and snow-capped Mount Baker and the North Cascade Mountains to the east.
The conference organizing committee welcomes the participation of university/college teachers and researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, and independent scholars interested in any aspect of Asia, defined to include the regions of Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, and Southwest Asia. ASPAC encourages inter/multidisciplinary discourse among Asia-focused scholars and students and invites those trained in Political Science, Economics, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Linguistics, Language Teaching, Law, Business Administration, Psychology, and other disciplines to participate in its annual conferences.
Keynote Speaker: Timothy Brook
“Sailing from China”
Tim Brook is the incoming Vice-President of the Asian for Asian Studies. A historian of China, he teaches Chinese and world history at the University of British Columbia, where he holds the Republic of China Chair. In addition to scholarly monographs, his recent books include Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global Age (2008) and Mr. Selden’s Map of China (2013). Hear his talk at the Banquet.
Proposals and Papers
Individual paper proposals as well as panel and roundtable proposals may be submitted using the link below. Individual paper proposals will be reviewed and, if accepted, will be organized into panels according to general topic.
Multiple-paper proposals should address a single theme, and should include a minimum of three presenters, a chairperson, and a discussant. The chair may serve as the discussant.
A roundtable proposal should consist of 3-6 participants who wish to engage in an informed discussion on a particular theme of wider interest. The organizer should designate a chair or moderator. Written papers are not required for roundtable discussions.
All proposals will be reviewed and reponded to within two weeks of submission. Proposals are being accepted now, and will be accepted until April 15, 2014. To submit a proposal, select the link below. Please submit proposals at your earliest convenience to facilitate the organization of pannels and the conference program.
SPECIAL NOTES FOR STUDENTS: ASPAC is proud to offer an ASPAC-Esterline Student Paper Award to the best student paper presented at its annual conferences. The paper must be accompanied by a brief note of recommendation/endorsement by the faculty advisor/supervisor who is familiar with the student’s work.
Conference Organizer - Dr. Kristen Parris
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Parris at Kristen.Parris@wwu.edu
Association for Asian Studies (AAS) http://www.asian-studies.org/
ASPAC (Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast) http://aspac.info/
City of Bellingham http://www.cob.org/visiting/index.aspx
Bellingham Video http://vimeo.com/51497297#
Western Washington University http://www.wwu.edu/