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28th Annual Graduate Student Conference: March 22-24, 2017

Bridging the Gaps: Conceptualizing Asia Through An
Interdisciplinary Lens

Attend the School of Pacific and Asian Studies 28th annual graduate student conference, March 22-24, at the Center for Korean Studies. The conference will include performances, posters, presentations, and panels that “critically address and/or contest disciplinary and regional approaches to the studies of Asia”.

Presentations will highlight: 1) Original research in any area of Asia and Asian Studies; 2) Interdisciplinary methods and frameworks; 3) Comparative studies or transnational issues; 4) New and emerging trends in Asian Studies; 5) Critical re-examinations of existing methodologies and frameworks; and 6) Current Asian performance practices.

The full program can be found here.

This event is free and open to the public.

Singapore presentations by Dr. Barbara Watson Andaya

In February, Professor Barbara Watson Andaya was a presenter and keynote speaker at two conferences in Singapore.

On February 7, 2017, she gave a presentation to a workshop, ‘Circulating the Bay of Bengal Miraculously: Translating Wonder and Travel in South and Southeast Asia’ at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore. Her presentation was titled ‘Underwater Kingdoms, Sea Creatures and Saintly Miracles: Religious Connections and the Mysterious Ocean.’

On February 9, she gave the keynote address for a conference on ‘Gender Perspectives on Asian Labour Migration within Colonial Asia’ held at the Asia Research Institute. Her presentation was titled “Goodbye darling, I have to get back to the ship”: Sailors and Prostitutes in Asia’s Port Cities.

ASP and CPIS Delegates attend Asian Studies conference at Zhejiang University, China

Presenters at the International Asian Studies Conference at Zhejiang University, Oct 22-24, 2015
Presenters at the International Asian Studies Conference at Zhejiang University, Oct 22-24, 2015

The Asia Research Center at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China sponsored an International Asian Studies Conference on October 22-24, 2015, in conjunction with UH Manoa’s School of Pacific and Asian Studies and the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies. SPAS Dean R. Anderson Sutton and many members of the Asian Studies Program and Center for Pacific Islands Studies faculty, along with Asia experts from other departments, were able to attend. We are all grateful to our colleagues at Zhejiang University for an enjoyable and intellectually stimulating conference, and a very warm welcome.

2014 SPAS Graduate Student Conference

We are pleased to announce the 25th Annual SPAS Graduate Student Conference.

Pushing Boundaries, Shifting Perspectives: Remapping Asia and the Pacific Through a Transnational Interdisciplinary Lens

When: April 2-4, 2014
Where: Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawai‘i
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nancy Lee Peluso (UC-Berkeley)

The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa’s School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) will host the 25th annual graduate student conference in Spring of 2014. The event hopes to feature and promote the graduate-level research of students hailing from a wide range of backgrounds including Hawai’i, the US Mainland, Asia, and the Pacific Islands. The conference will provide the UH Mānoa student community, faculty, and staff with exposure to a diversity of contemporary themes and research topics in Asian and Pacific Island Studies. In addition to research presentations, the conference will feature performances by various Asian and Pacific dance and music groups and will host a keynote speaker whose research addresses the conference’s interdisciplinary theme. The event will also provide the opportunity for students to network with peers from all over Asia and the Pacific.

As this year’s theme indicates, we invite scholars to submit abstracts for papers that:

  • Push the boundaries of existing knowledge of Asia and the Pacific
  • Challenge conventional perspectives on Asia and the Pacific
  • Incorporate interdisciplinary approaches
  • Contest approaches based on a national or regional focus
  • Engage new and emerging trends in Asian and/or Pacific Studies
  • Involve original research on Asia and/or the Pacific
  • Present Asian and/or Pacific performance practices

THE DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 1, 2014. Please see below for the link to the Call for Papers for the 2014 SPAS Graduate Student Conference.

If you have any questions, please contact the conference planning committee at gradconf@hawaii.edu. Please like our Facebook page to receive updates and stay connected about the conference.

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