CFP: 52nd Annual Meeting of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies

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CFP: 52nd Annual Meeting of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies 

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SWCAS 52nd Annual Conference:

Voices and Visions: New Perspectives in Asian Studies



52nd Annual Meeting of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies

November 3 – 4, 2023

University of Houston


The 52nd Annual meeting of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies will be held November 3 – 4, 2023 on the campus of the University of Houston in the heart of Houston, TX.

In a year of possibility and new beginnings, SWCAS celebrates local and global communities of Asian Studies with a focus on Voices and Visions: New Perspectives in Asian Studies. The conference is open to individual and panel proposals on all topics related to Asian Studies, but we especially welcome proposals that address diverse voices and visions that help us understand multiple aspects of Asia from renewed angles and perspectives. In particular, we invite proposals that establish new interdisciplinary conversations, promote previously marginalized perspectives, and consider the increasingly vital connections between Global Asia and the US.


Roundtables, pedagogically focused panels, and submissions from graduate students and early career scholars are highly encouraged. The conference will primarily take place in person but will include a special presentation block for all-virtual panels. Note: Space for virtual presentations is limited and priority will be given to scholars based outside of the US. Scholars who submit a paper to present in-person will be unable to present virtually.


Please submit either an individual or panel proposal using the forms at this link:

Individual Submission

Panel Submission 




Panel Proposals of three to four papers should include the following: (1) a 300-word summary, including a brief description of each paper and the connection between them; (2) a list of participants, paper titles, affiliations, and e-mail addresses; and (3) mode of presentation (in-person or virtual) [note: all panelists must present in the same mode]


Individual Paper proposals should include the following: (1) a paper title and 150-word abstract; (2) the presenter’s name, affiliation, and e-mail address; and (3) mode of presentation (in-person of virtual)


Graduate Students: A limited number of $100 travel stipends will be available for graduate students presenting papers in person at the conference. Also, SWCAS awards a $200 prize for the best graduate student paper. To be considered for this award, graduate students must submit an abstract by June 16, 2023 and a full paper draft by October 1, 2023.


For further questions regarding submissions, conference logistics, or local arrangements, please contact Prof. Melody Li at For further details, please refer to SWCAS website: