Upcoming Events - ASDP National Conference

The Asian Studies Development Program

Twenty-First Annual National Conference

Rethinking Asian Studies: Taking Asia as Method

March 19-21, 2015

Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel
200 East Main Street
Branson, MO  65616
Phone: (417) 336-5400.

Room Rate: $126 (single/double occupancy, if booked by 2/17/2015)

Conference Fee: $200

Conference Theme:

Asian cultures and societies are now regularly studied in undergraduate humanities, social science, and business courses in an effort to create a more internationalized curriculum. Addressing the histories and contemporary dynamics of Asia as objects of study in building global cultural literacy is a useful beginning. But how do we enable Asian perspectives to take on a greater role in informing and shaping our critical engagement with both the historical and contemporary dynamics of Asia? In keeping with the growing movement toward “Asian studies in Asia,” the 2015 ASDP National Conference invites papers that “think through” how to bring Asian perspectives to bear in diversifying the undergraduate experience. Faculty and students are invited to submit papers discussing their efforts to understand and incorporate Asian perspectives in their own teaching and learning.

Conference Details:

This year, the ASDP National Conference will be hosted by Missouri State University and held in Branson, Missouri at the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel. The ASDP National Conference is an annual event that provides an opportunity for ASDP alumni and other interested college and university faculty members to share research related to Asian cultures and societies, as well as strategies for effectively infusing Asian content into undergraduate humanities, social science, business, and science curricula.


Call for Papers and Proposal Guidelines

Proposal Submission Guidelines:

The ASDP 2015 Program Committee welcomes proposals for papers, panels, and roundtable discussions on content and/or teaching topics related bringing Asian perspectives to scholarly research and the teaching of Asian studies to undergraduates. Submissions are invited in all areas and fields within Asian Studies from faculty and students.

INDIVIDUAL PAPER proposals should include a full title, a brief abstract of the paper (250 word maximum), and a short CV. A copy of the proposal form (see below) including institutional affiliation, address, phone number, and e-mail address should also be provided. Individual papers will be assigned to a panel according to topic and papers should be short enough to present in 15-20 minutes.

PANEL proposals should include three papers organized around a common topic or theme, and a chair (who may also be one of the panelists). All panel proposals should include: a title and brief abstract of the panel (250 word maximum) along with a title and brief abstract for each paper (250 word maximum), and a CV for all panelists. A copy of the proposal form (see below) including institutional affiliations, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses should also be provided. Panels will run for 75 minutes and papers/presentations should be short enough to allow for questions and discussion.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION proposals should include a description of the roundtable’s subject, rationale, and aims as well as a brief explanation of how the roundtable will be conducted. Roundtable participants (most likely two or three people) should submit proposals of their contributions to the roundtable, along with a copy of their CV. A copy of the proposal form (see below) including institutional affiliations, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses should also be provided.

PROPOSALS AND PROGRAM INQUIRIES should be sent to the 2015 National Conference Program Co-Chair, Dr. Paul Dunscomb at: pedunscomb@uaa.alaska.edu

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: December 1, 2014

Submissions will be acknowledged with an electronic receipt. Presenters of accepted proposals will be notified by December 15, 2014. Presenters/participants will be responsible for their conference expenses (registration fees, hotel, travel and meals not covered by the conference fee).

The Conference Proposal forms are located at ASDP website:

http://www.eastwestcenter.org/education/asian-studies-development-program and at the ARCAS website at: http://www.arcasus.org/asdp-national-conferences