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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.

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