Call for Proposals
Envisioning Global Asia
ASPAC 2018 Conference, June 8-10, 2018

Washington State University, Pullman

The Asia Program at WSU 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 East, South, or Southeast Asia and their 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.

When to apply
Early submission and notification. The early application deadline is Sunday, December 31, 2017. Early submission is intended mainly for international applicants who need a letter of invitation for visa purposes. For applications received by the early submission deadline, notification of acceptance will be sent by Wednesday, January 31, 2018. If you miss the early submission deadline and need a letter for visa purposes, we will provide you with it as soon as we can.
Regular submission and notification. For regular applicants, the application deadline is Wednesday, February 28, 2018. For applications received by the regular submission deadline, notification of acceptance will be sent by Saturday, March 31, 2018.
Extended submission and notification. For applicants who cannot meet the regular deadline, we will continue to accept submissions until Saturday, March 31, 2018 and provide notification of acceptance as soon as possible thereafter.

We accept submissions for single papers, organized panels, and roundtables.