Global Asias 6 conference  | Due November 4

The Pennsylvania State University
March 31 – April 1, 2023

After a pandemic-inspired hiatus, the Global Asias 6 conference returns to Penn State in spring 2023. Hosted by the Global Asias Initiative and the Department of Asian Studies, GA6  complements the work of the award-winning journal Verge: Studies in Global Asias and will be the occasion to celebrate the launch of the Global Asias: Method|Architecture| Praxis book series. By bringing into relation work in Asian studies, Asian American studies, and Asian Diaspora studies, these Global Asias projects cover Asia and its diasporas, East to West, across and around the Pacific, from a variety of humanistic perspectives—anthropology, art history, literature, history, sociology, and political science—in order to develop comparative analyses that recognize Asia’s place(s) in the development of global culture and history. In that expansive and multidisciplinary spirit, we invite paper proposals for the specific panels and roundtables listed below for the conference, to be held March 31-April 1, 2023.  Please note: this year we are also accepting panel submissions (detailed submission instructions can be found at the end of this announcement). Materials (250-word abstract and brief c.v.) to specific roundtable and panel organizers, or panel submissions to the general conference submission email ([email protected]), should be submitted by November 4, 2022.

Thanks to the generous support of the Global Asias Initiative, the Department of Asian Studies, the College of the Liberal Arts, and the School of Global Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Penn State will cover 3 nights lodging and food costs for all conference presenters.  In addition, we will provide all conference participants with a 1-year subscription to Verge: Studies in Global Asias.

General questions about the conference and the panel submission process should be directed to GAI director Tina Chen ([email protected]).

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