AAS 2021–cfp

Dear Friends,

Please see the following important information regarding AAS 2021 call for proposals: https://www.asianstudies.org/conference/program/call-for-proposals/.


Liang Luo
AAS 2021 Annual Conference Program Committee

Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the Program Committee for the Association for Asian Studies, I am pleased to issue the Call for Proposals for the AAS Annual Conference to be held March 25-28, 2021 at the Sheraton Grand Seattle Hotel and the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.

The 2021 Annual Conference will include both in-person and virtual presentations and will also include options for virtual registration/attendance. For more information, please visit the conference registration page.

We are pleased to invite colleagues in Asian studies to submit proposals for Organized Panels, Roundtables, Workshops, and Individual Paper proposals. The program committee seeks sessions that will advance knowledge about Asian regions and, by extension, will enrich teaching about Asia at all levels. AAS Membership is not required to submit a proposal nor to present at the conference.

Special Notice regarding AAS 2020 Proposals.

Due to the cancellation of the AAS 2020 Annual Conference, participants originally scheduled to present at the Boston Conference may resubmit the session proposal for consideration, without prejudice, for consideration. AAS2020 Boston sessions and papers are not guaranteed acceptance.

Program Committee Additional Call for Special Topics – Added 7/27/20

As an affirmation of the commitment by AAS to create opportunities to discuss questions of race, inequity and injustice in the world and in our own disciplines, the Program Committee announces a Special Call for Proposals that address issues of racial injustice, violence and the oppression of Black, Indigenous, and other historically marginalized peoples as these are manifested in the history and communities we study; as these structure our institutions and academic practices; and as these impinge upon our scholarship and the development of our disciplines. The Program Committee welcomes innovative proposals, roundtable or workshops, to create opportunities for intensive, shared reflection. We are pleased to grant an additional two-week extension to proposals submitted under this special invitation.

Please see the three-step guide below to start your submission process. The deadline for submission of all proposals and the International Exchange Travel Grants requests is Tuesday, August 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time. All proposals must be submitted electronically via the AAS electronic submission application. We will not accept proposals submitted via email. The proposal submission application will be available beginning Tuesday, June 16 through August 19, 2020. After the submission deadline, all proposals will be forwarded to the appropriate program committee members for review. You will find detailed instructions in the right-hand column of this screen.

If you have any questions regarding proposal submissions that are not answered in this Call for Proposals or the FAQ’s, please contact the AAS Conference Manager at AASconference@asianstudies.org.

We look forward to an exciting and intellectually stimulating conference in Seattle.


Brian Hatcher, Tufts University
Program Committee Chair -2021 Annual Conference

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