Call for Papers: New York Conference on Asian Studies, NYCAS 2017

call for papers [150-2]New York Conference on Asian Studies, NYCAS 2017
September 22-23, 2017
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Theme: Consuming Asia

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges will host the 53rd annual meeting of the New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) on September 22-23, 2017.

NYCAS is a regional conference of the Association for Asian Studies.

The NYCAS 2017 program committee invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual papers on all aspects of Asian and Asian-American history, culture, and contemporary life, representing disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools. Interdisciplinary proposals are also welcome. Graduate students are especially encouraged to apply. The theme of the conference is “Consuming Asia.” Sessions that address this theme are especially welcome, but proposal on any topic relating to Asia will be considered.

Deadline: The deadline for all paper, panel, and roundtable submissions is April 1, 2017.

Submission Guidelines:  All panel, roundtable, and paper proposals must include the name and full contact information of all participants

You should submit your proposal online by visiting

INDIVIDUAL PAPER proposals should include the full title and a brief abstract of 250 words or less. Individual papers will be assigned by the NYCAS 2017 program committee to a panel according to topic and should be short enough to present in 15-20 minutes. Word-for-word reading of papers is discouraged.

A PANEL consists of 3 or 4 papers organized around a common topic or theme, and a chair (who may also be one of the panelists). All panel proposals should include a title and brief abstract of the panel (250 words or less), and a title and brief abstract of each paper. Panels will run for 90 minutes, and paper presentations should be short enough to allow for questions and discussion. Creative panel formats that encourage discussion and exchange are especially welcomed.

ROUNDTABLE FORMAT may vary, but could include introductory remarks by each roundtable participant, followed by comments and discussion among participants and the audience. All roundtable proposals should include a title, content summary, and description of the anticipated contributions of each roundtable participant.

Check the conference website ( for updates.

Please address all inquiries to the conference chair, Darrin Magee:

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