New York Conference for Asian Studies 2021 Deadline Extension and Format Change

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NYCAS (New York Conference on Asian Studies) 2021 (Brockport, NY)

NOTE: Deadline Extended and Format Change!!

In association with the New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS), SUNY-Brockport will host the 2021 NYCAS Conference centered on the theme of "Asian Lives/Asian Studies in the Pandemic and Post Pandemic Era." The conference is open to all, and will consist of two days of sessions on areas concerning Asian Studies. Format: On-line (changed from a previously advertised hybrid format)

Call for Papers NYCAS 2021 (SUNY Brockport)
Date: October 1 - 2, 2021
Format: Online
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2021

Asian Lives/Asian Studies in Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Times

This conference is open to all topics on Asian Studies but with a central theme of examining life during the COVID-19 pandemic and attending to the possibilities that future post-pandemic life may present. COVID is far from over, especially for communities in Asia. This conference will offer an opportunity for scholars to address serious issues concerning Asian communities and the field of Asian studies communities through scholarly examination of pandemic life - both subtle and profound, positive and negative. How does the pandemic impact Asian lives? In what ways did the pandemic change the trajectory of Asian lives and Asian Studies and how should we respond? What factors influenced the field in the past year and how will that affect behavior and research going forward?

ALL TOPICS WELCOME! Scholars may propose topics on the pandemic’s impact on Asian lives and the field of Asian Studies (pre, concurrent, or post) or focus on any range of significant and timely concerns such as:

Politics and Economics:

Globalization and De-Globalization, Regulation and Trade; Authoritarianism and Human Rights; Economies, Finance, Tourism;

Health and Education:

Asian Public Health Responses, Modes of Delivery, Agendas and Curricula, Budgets and Reform.

Digital Worlds:

Digital and Technological Acceleration; Digital Consumption; Digital Entrepreneurship

Culture, Religion, and History:

History and Values; Stigmatization and Discrimination; Arts, Creativity and Imagination; Nationalism, imperialism, colonialism; identity, sexuality, LGBTQ+ rights; Spirituality and religion

The Environment:

Eco-Systems, climate change, environmental philosophies and politics, sustainability, interspecies relations


We welcome proposals for traditional or non-traditional panels, individual papers, roundtables, workshops and educationally-related performances. Graduate student and advanced undergraduate participation is highly encouraged. Please use our proposal submission form to register now.

The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2021.

Proposal Submission Form


For any additional information, questions, or concerns, please contact Natalie Sarrazin.