Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Call for Papers for the 17th Annual Harvard East Asia Society Conference

Crossroads of East Asia: The 17th Annual Harvard East Asia Society Conference

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

February 21 - February 23, 2014

The Harvard East Asia Society invites currently enrolled graduate students from around the world, working across all disciplines to submit papers for its annual conference, which will be held on the weekend of February 21-23, 2014 at Harvard University.

The theme of this year's conference is the "Crossroads of East Asia." The committee invites papers that access East Asia through its movements and intersections, in areas including but not limited to the geographical, cultural, and sociopolitical. Preference will be given to papers that engage different disciplines and regions in conversation and reflection. For information on the conference theme, please visit our website at

The HEAS Graduate Student Conference is an annual event which provides an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students to exchange ideas and discuss current research on East Asia. The conference allows young scholars to present their research to both their peers and to eminent scholars in East Asian Studies. All panels will be moderated by Harvard University faculty. The conference will also allow participants to meet others in their field conducting similar research and to forge new professional relationships.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words, and a short bio of 100 words or less, to by November 22, 2013. Abstracts over 300 words will not be accepted. Applicants are encouraged to submit their abstracts as early as possible, to allow time for processing.

Eligibility and Application Guidelines:

1.  Applicants must be currently enrolled in a program of graduate study ("postgraduate" in British degree classification systems).
2.  Papers must be related to East or Inner Asia.
3.  Abstracts must be no longer than 300 words, and bios no more than 100 words, submitted exactly as directed on the HEAS Individual Paper Application Form.
4.  Deadline for abstract submission:  NOVEMBER 22, 2013 


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