Cultural Studies and Asia; Past, Present and Future
Inter-Asia Cultural Typhoon 2009
Entering the 7th year for the Cultural Typhoon and the 10th for the publication of Inter-Asia Cultural Studies journal, we decided to hold a joint conference in Tokyo to reflect on the past and present practices of Cultural Studies in Asia and to look towards the future.
In the past seven years, Cultural Typhoon has gradually established a reputation for its flexibility and openness to make connections with critical social forces. It has created an attractive space not only for graduate students and teachers to present their research in progress, but also for different projects and concerns to intermingle. In short, in Japan and beyond, Cultural Typhoon has become a symbol for alternative modes of intellectual work and critical engagement.
Since the late 1990s, the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (IACS) project has worked towards the imagination and possibilities of diverse forms of intellectual integrations in Asia. Besides publishing intellectual work produced out of Asia since 2000, the IACS has also organized various forms of activities to contribute to interaction in Asia. In 2004, an Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society (IACSS) was formed in response to meet the growing demand of younger intellectuals to expand the scale of interactions in and across the region. The 2009 Tokyo Conference is the second meeting to provide a platform so that scholars and intellectuals can meet each other to discuss and analyze urgent issues emerging in the region.
Looking retrospectively, in July 2002, when members of the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies joined the “New Dimensions in Cultural Studies: Media, War and Globalization” held in University of Tokyo, during the typhoon season, this was the first moment of encounter between IACS and Cultural Typhoon, which was officially launched in 2003. The overlapping membership has ever since maintained intimate relation between the two projects. And we hope this reunion in 2009 can further the links and generate productive results.
We welcome critical contributions to review cultural studies practices in different locations as well as to imagine new possibilities.
1. The Conference will accept organized panels only, and will not accept individual papers.
Deadline for submissions: January 1, 2009,
only through e-mail to: email@example.com
Result will be announced on February 1, 2009
2. Panel proposals should include the following materials:
a. general statement of purpose
b. individual paper abstracts
c. short autobiographical information for each participant (including panelists, moderator and discussant), plus e-mail address
The conference will NOT consider incomplete proposals.
3. The organizing committees of the conference will review the panel proposals and select the best ones. Accepted panels will be announced on February 1, 2009
4. The conference particularly encourages the organizing of trans-local panel proposal. However, due to the limited resources and capacities the organizing committees may prioritize proposals and panelists within Asia. The conference organizing committees reserve the right to designate areas of priorities.
5. Language: English is the mediating language of the conference. We accept panel proposal for presentations in all Asian languages. We assume the panel organizers of such non-English panels will find ways to make translation into English available during the conference to increase the participation from the audience
6. As a general rule, conference participants will raise their own funding to join. We encourage all students and faculties to find their own travel fund where and if possible.
7. Limited funding will be available to support partially travel/accommodation for selected proposals from developing parts of Asia. Applications for funding support must be submitted with the panel proposal. The application should include paper title, abstract, short autobiographical information and projected budgets in detail (airfare and accommodation). Recommendation letters are welcome though not compulsory. The committee will NOT consider incomplete applications.
US$50 registration fee for salaried faculty, and US$20 for students and participants from developing countries, will be charged. Additional cost for reception party, lunches and dinners will be paid by the participants.
Cultural Typhoon Committee:
Minoru IWASAKI (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies), Kiyoshi ABE (Kwanseigakuin University), Mamoru ITO (Waseda University), Koichi Iwabuchi (Waseda University), Toshiya UENO (Wako University), Hiroki OGASAWARA (Kobe University), Toshimaru OGURA (Toyama University), Hiroko SAKOMOTO (Hitotsubashi University), Masaki SAKIYAMA (Ritsumeikan University), Osamu TADA (Hitotsubashi University), Yasuhiro TANAKA (International Christian University), Ichiro TOMIYAMA (Osaka University), Yoko NAGAO (Wako University), Shigemi NAKAGAWA (Ritsumeikan University),Hiroshi NARUMI (Kyoto University of Art and Design), Tetsuya MOTOHASHI (Tokyo Metropolitan University), Yoshitaka Mori (Tokyo National University of Arts and Music), Shunya Yoshimi (University of Tokyo)
Shunya Yoshimi (Tokyo University of Tokyo), Kim Soyoung (IACSS; Korean National University of Arts and Trans: Asian Screen Culture Institute), Yoo Sunyoung (IACSS; Korea Press Foundation), Yoshitaka Mori (Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music), Tejaswni Niranjana (CSCS, India),Cho Heeyeon (Sungkonghoe University, Seoul); Chua Beng Huat (National University of Singapore), Fran Martin (Melbourne University), Malathi De Alwis (International Center for Ethcni Studies, Sri Lanka), Eric Ma (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Hilmar Farid (Cultural Network, Jakarta), Shin Hyunjoon (Sungkonghoe University), Chen Kuan-Hsing (Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)