Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

Call for Papers

Asia across the Disciplines

The 9th Asian Center Graduate Students Conference on Asian Studies

December 7, 2013, GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center Auditorium

Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman

About the Conference

Organized by AC Balangay, the graduate student organization of the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman, the 9th Asian Center Graduate Students Conference on Asian Studies offers MA and PhD students a multidisciplinary forum where they can share their research findings, broaden their intellectual horizons, and interact with fellow students.  

Conference Topics

Participants are welcome to submit a research paper that pertains to Asia and covers at least one of the following topics:

  • Politics and Governance
  • Trade, Economy or Finance
  • Foreign Policy and International Relations
  • Regionalism
  • Identity
  • Security (Traditional or Non-Traditional)
  • Migration, Diaspora and Transnationalism
  • Globalization in/and Asia
  • Media and Culture
  • Environment
  • Arts and Literature
  • Gender
  • Religion
  • History

Application Requirements

Abstract should not exceed 300 words and must be submitted with a (1) curriculum vitae, (2) proof of enrollment as a graduate student and (3) a scanned image of government-issued identification card. Papers should be in English, 18-25 pages long (including notes and bibliography), 1.5 spaced, Times New Roman, and font 12.

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