ASPAC (Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast) Conference June 12-13, 2020

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June 12, 2020 to June 13, 2020
Hawaii, United States
Subject Fields: 
Asian American History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, South Asian History / Studies, Southeast Asian History / Studies


The Organizing Committee of Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC) 2020 at University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo invites college and university faculty, K-12 schoolteachers, independent scholars and graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in Asian or Asian diaspora studies to submit proposals for organized panels, roundtable discussions, individual papers or poster presentations on historical or contemporary topics in the humanities, arts, social sciences, education, health, law, business, environmental sciences or other disciplines related to Asia and the Asian diasporas.

We especially welcome proposals that connect theory, method, or practice to contemporary or historical questions of urbanization, migration, exchange and sustainability within, across, or alongside Asia. We look forward to wide-ranging discussions of diverse subjects such as administrative, economic, and cultural clustering; sprawl, green space, gentrification, and deurbanization; borders and borderlands, glass ceilings, and other conduits and barriers to social, economic, or geographic mobility; group identity, assimilation and multiculturalism; diverse forms—technological, political, economic, cultural, educational—of communication, exchange, and cross-fertilization; and diverse responses—political, social, literary, artistic—to demographic, environmental, political, and technological change.

Early submission and notification.

The early submission deadline is on December 31, 2019. Early submission is intended mainly for international applicants who need a letter of invitation for visa purposes. Notification of acceptance will be sent by January 31, 2020.

Regular submission and notification.

Regular submission deadline is on February 29, 2020. Notification of acceptance will be sent by March 31, 2020.

Please send submissions and queries to


Contact Info: 

Rodney C. Jubilado, PhD

Humanities Division, University of Hawaii at Hilo

200 West Kawili St., Hilo. HI 96720

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