Conflict and Justice: Precarious Bodies in Inter-Asia Societies

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Call for Papers
September 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, South Asian History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies
Call for Papers 

Conflict and Justice: Precarious Bodies in Inter-Asia Societies 

Winter Camp Workshop

Hsinchu, Taiwan

January 16-20, 2017

Application Deadline: September 30, 2016

The International Institute for Cultural Studies (IICS) at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan, in collaboration with the Taiwan Experience Education Program (TEEP) of the Ministry of Education (Taiwan), and the IICS Transnational Network for Critical Inter-Asia Cultural Studies from the University System of Taiwan (UST), invites paper proposals for presentation and participation in the Winter Camp Workshop “Conflict and Justice: Precarious Bodies in Inter-Asia Societies.”

The Winter Camp Workshop will take place on the campus of NCTU in Hsinchu, Taiwan, from January 16 through January 20, 2017.

Hosted by Joyce C.H. Liu (NCTU), with the collaboration of UST colleagues, particularly Andy Chih-Ming Wang (Academia Sinica/NCTU), Kean-Fung Guan (NTHU), Amie Parry (NCU), and Ya-Chung Chuang (NCTU), the workshop will address the theme of “Conflict and Justice: Precarious Bodies in Inter-Asia Societies,” with the following four seminar topics:

(1) Nationalism, Migration, and Precarious Belongings in Inter-Asia Societies

(2) Social Movements, Contestation, and Political Change in Asia

(3) Neoliberalism, Globalization and Corruption in Inter-Asia Societies

(4) The Question of Nature and Environmental Justice in the age of neoliberalism

We invite graduate students and junior scholars to share with us their works on the above listed topics. Applications from all disciplines are welcome.

This Winter Camp Workshop will feature small group seminars led by leading scholars, daily keynote lectures and roundtables, as well as field trips to local cities. Participants are expected to give a 20-minute presentation on their work, to comment on the papers of their fellow seminar participants, and to contribute to the general dialogue of the winter camp workshop.

Prospective applicants should apply online at, indicating 1) their preferences of the seminar topic(s), with 2) proposals that include a title, a 500-word abstract, and a short C.V. (2 pages), and 3) names and emails of two referees.

Proposals should address problematics of “Conflict and Justice: Precarious Bodies in Inter-Asia Societies” in their fields of work, referring to one or two seminar topics, and should establish any links between the proposal and broader global, historical, and especially interdisciplinary approaches and questions.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by September 30, 2016.

Notifications of acceptance will be announced by mid-October, 2016 at the IICS website.  Full papers will be expected by January 9, 2017, so as to circulate your papers among your seminar group members.

Registration fee is USD $150. Accommodation and some meals are included.


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