Call for Papers for the Third Annual UBC Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference

Third Annual UBC Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference Saturday, April 5th, 2014 UBC Asian Centre


We invite submissions for the UBC Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference, which will be held at the UBC Asian Centre on Saturday, April 5th, 2014. As one of the largest and most recognized Asian Studies departments in Canada, we hope to foster multi-regional and interdisciplinary discussion while providing students with an opportunity to present their research and exchange ideas with their peers and UBC faculty members.


We seek papers from graduate students engaged in Asian area studies in all levels and disciplines that engage “Asia” without necessarily being tethered to any one geographical, temporal or cultural framework. We encourage a variety of methodologies and approaches including (but not limited to) history, art, literature, linguistics, religion, political science, and gender studies.


We invite all those interested in presenting papers to submit an abstract (250 words maximum) along with brief biographical information (150 words max) by December 31, 2013.  Successful applicants will be notified by January 15th.


Participants will be asked to limit their presentations to a maximum of 20 minutes, so as to leave ample time for discussion. Presentation papers should be about 1500-2000 words long, and must be submitted by February 1st for review by discussants. Audio/visual equipment will be provided.


Further information about the conference location on the UBC campus, accommodations, and transportation can be found on the conference website at:


Please e-mail submissions and queries to the conference committee at:<>.