25th Anniversary Japan Studies Association Conference

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Call for Papers
September 24, 2018
Hawaii, United States
Subject Fields: 
Asian American History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies

Japan Studies Association (USA) is pleased to invite proposals for individual presentations and themed panels for our 25th Annivesary Annual Conference to take place in Honolulu, Hawai'i on January 3-5, 2019. Proposal submission deadline: September 24, 2018. Access the sumbission portal: http://www.japanstudies.org/submit-jsa-conference-proposal.html 

The following themes can serve as useful points of departure:
  • Hokkaido, Ainu culture, and the "pioneer" legacy of Japanese settlers;
  • Okinawa: identity, history and culture; 
  • Cultural memory: historical perspectives, enduring challenges, possibilities for the future;
  • The legacy of Fukushima and nuclear futures -- healing and persistent challenges;
  • Pre-modern, modern or contemporary Japanese literature and culture;
  • Performance traditions and contemporary practice: music, theater, film, live arts;
  • Japanese aesthetics and material culture;
  • Historical, social, economic or political perspectives on Japan’s relationships with its national self and neighbors;
  • Multicultural identities in Japan;
  • Japan’s religious traditions, sacred texts and architecture;
  • Youth, popular and participatory culture in Japan; manga and anime; fan arts;
  • Pedagogy, field trips and study tours: teaching Japanese language and culture – reflections and strategies, hurdles and achievements;
  • Infusing Japanese Studies into the undergraduate curriculum – successful course/program development, faculty collaboration and ways to engage with institutional core goals;
  • New voices in Japanese Studies: graduate student research.

We encourage both east-west and inter-Asian comparative perspectives and would particularly welcome contributions by alumni of JSA’s Japan and U.S. mainland worksops between 2002-2017.

The Venue: The Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach Hotel 

The Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach Hotel is located at 175 Paoakalani Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA. It is in the center of Waikiki, only a couple of blocks away from its world famous beach. Visit the hotel's website at: http://www.hyattplacewaikikibeach.com/.

Contact Info: 

JSA Conference Co-Chairs:

Prof. Andrea Stover, Belmont University: andrea.stover@belmont.edu
Prof. Paul Dunscomb, University of Alaska Anchorage: pedunscomb@alaska.edu