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
- 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/.