Call for Papers: Joint East Asian Studies Conference – SOAS, University of London

call for papers [150-2]Joint East Asian Studies Conference (JEAS) 2016

7th to 9th September,  SOAS, University of London

The JEAS Conference is a triennial meeting held by the three academic associations representing East Asian Studies in the UK:

This conference provides a major venue for the dissemination of research on East Asian Studies in various disciplines for academics from both the UK and abroad.

Important dates

  • Call for papers: opened on 5 February 2016
  • Call for papers deadline:Friday, 15 April 2016

Notification of acceptance: Friday, 6 May 2016


  • Early bird registration:Friday, 6 May to Friday 10 June 2016
  • Standard registration:Saturday 11 June 2016 to Friday 2 September 2016

Call for papers

Submission Guidelines

We welcome submissions from established academics and doctoral candidates in any field of East Asian studies working within any academic institution internationally. Priority will be given to panel submissions, but individual paper submissions are also welcome and if accepted will be organised into thematic panels.

Panel sessions will comprise no more than four presenters in any one panel and should indicate a panel chair/ discussant.

Panel submissions should organise around a key theme or field and should take the form of a panel outline of no more than 200 words, which will be published on the conference website and in the conference programme. Panel chairs are responsible for collecting paper abstracts from panellists. Paper abstracts should be no more than 350 words each and must include a title, author affiliation and contact details.

The conference is centred on five key themes and panels in these themes are particularly encouraged:

  1. Aging and Demography
  2. Memory & History
  3. Identity
  4. Trans-Cultural Flows
  5. Geo-Politics

Accepted paper presenters will be allowed 15 minutes for presentation and an additional 5 minutes for question and answer session with the audience.

How to Submit

Further details on the conference and the link for submission of abstracts (via easychair) is available at:

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