ASPAC 2018 Conference
June 8-10, 2018
Washington State University, Pullman
The Asia Program at Washington State University 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, or individual papers to the Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC) 2018 Conference held June 8-10, 2018 at WSU, Pullman. Papers may address 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.
How to Apply
Go to the submissions page on the conference website to submit proposals for single papers, organized panels, and roundtable discussions. Questions can be directed to the organizers at email@example.com.
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.
Asian Studies at Washington State University
Washington State University is a public research university founded in 1890 as a land-grant institution. Located in the College of Arts and Sciences, WSU’s Asia Program offers both a bachelor of arts and minor in Asian studies, as well as two certificate programs in East Asian studies. Its faculty are housed in multiple units and specialize in East Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East. Faculty offer coursework in language, literature, history, culture, philosophy, art, religion, anthropology, political science, and film.
Pullman, located in the scenic Palouse region of southeastern Washington, has a population of about 30,000 people and is located eight miles from Moscow, Idaho, home to the University of Idaho. Both communities are served by the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, which offers several direct flights daily to Seattle. A daily airport shuttle service is also available between Spokane International Airport and Pullman (approximately 90 minutes drive).