Proposal Guidelines for 2015 ASDP National Conference

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

PROPOSAL DEALINE: December 1, 2014 Proposal Deadline extended to December 15, 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).

Please note:

  • only one proposal per individual will be accepted, although persons may submit more than one proposal;
  • proposals with interdisciplinary implications are welcomed as are comparative, cross-Asia panels;
  • creative panel formats that encourage discussion and exchange are especially welcomed, including panels in which some papers provide commentary on others;
  • proposals with discussants are also encouraged;
  • if notified at proposal submission, we will try to accommodate non-competing session requests.