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Call for Papers: Graduate Conferences in Harvard, Berkeley-Stanford

Asia Intertwined: The 16th Annual Harvard East Asia Society Conference Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA February 22nd – 24th, 2013

The Harvard East Asia Society invites currently enrolled graduate students from around the world, working across all disciplines to submit papers for its annual conference, which will be held on the weekend of February 22nd -24th, 2013 at Harvard University.

This year, the committee invites papers that are interdisciplinary in scope, and which explore and challenge the notion of East Asia as a discrete geographical region that can be cleanly and definitively periodized. Preference will be given to papers that locate their subjects within a broader Asian context, and which reconsider cultural, historical and political connections across space and time.

The HEAS Graduate Student Conference is an annual event which provides an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students to exchange ideas and discuss current research on East Asia. The conference allows young scholars to present their research to both their peers and to eminent scholars in East Asian Studies. All panels will be moderated by Harvard University faculty. The conference will also allow participants to meet others in their field conducting similar research and to forge new professional relationships.

Eligibility Application Guidelines: 1. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a program of graduate study (“postgraduate” in British degree classification systems). 2. Papers must be related to East or Inner Asia. 3. Please complete and submit the HEAS Individual Paper Application Form (found at: with an abstract of no more than 300 words, and a short bio of no more than 100 words, to by November 18th, 2012. Abstracts over 300 words will not be accepted. Applicants are encouraged to submit their abstracts as early as possible, to allow for processing.

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Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities April 26-27, 2013 Stanford University

Initiated in 2010, the annual Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities brings together current graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world to present innovative research on any aspect of modern Chinese cultural production in the humanistic disciplines. The conference provides a window into current research in Chinese studies, and serves as a platform for fostering interaction among budding scholars of geographically disparate institutions, facilitating their exchange of ideas and interests. Specifically, the organizing committee hopes that this conference will encourage interdisciplinary scholarship within and between literary and cultural studies, cultural history, art history, film and media studies, musicology and sound studies, as well as the interpretative social sciences.

Applications are due in the fall of each year for the conference taking pace the following spring. Currently-enrolled graduate students at any institution are encouraged to apply. Conference registration is free, and presenters will be provided with lodging by the conference organizers.

Now accepting applications for the 2013 conference!

To apply, submit a single-spaced 300-word paper proposal and short bio via our online submission system. Proposals/bios due: November 16, 2012 Notification of acceptance by: December 31, 2012 Full papers due: March 29, 2013

For past conferences, please see:


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