Monday, March 08, 2010

CFP: Globalization in Asia

GLOBALIZATION IN ASIA: Perspectives and Prospects for the Second Decade of 21st Century

International Conference
Graduate Institute of Asian Studies, Tamkang University
Taipei, TAIWAN
October 29-30, 2010

Going through the tumultuous last few years of the 20th century, followed by ups and downs of the first decade of the 21st century, Asian countries are now entering the second decade of the new millennium. The end of globalization haunted people in the last century is not visible or possible right now or in the foreseeable future. In an era of globalization, many important contemporary issues cannot adequately be addressed by recourse to economic, political, or sociological analysis alone. To explore or understand such crucial regions as Asia, it is also not enough to analyze actors and actions that take place on a particular level of analysis—individual, state, or international system. This conference is focusing on interdependence among states, peoples, and societies in the forthcoming decade in Asia, especially East Asia, a region filled with differing and sometimes conflicting interests, points of view, or value systems. With increasing interactions of peoples, goods, and knowledge within and outside the region, aspects on human rights, constitutional reforms, international politics, and international socio-economic as well as cultural environments must also be considered. Therefore, we plan to invite scholar of interest and specializations in Asia to raise proposals for sessions, panel discussions and individual papers at a conference on the Asian region.

We welcome proposals from various disciplines. We are especially interested in topics such as (but not limited to) the following:

* International human rights
* International politics
* East-West comparisons in constitutional reforms
* Cultural diversity and political development
* Economic and technical cooperation
* Development of civilization and multicultural media and arts
* Cultural identity of ethnics and societies
* International migration

Proposals (of no more than 200 words) are due by *April 10, 2010* and should be submitted electronically (along with address, phone number and e-mail) to: Graduate Institute of Asian Studies, Tamkang University, 151 Yingchuan Rd., Tamsui, Taipei 251, TAIWAN. Tel: 886-2-2621-5656 ext. 2709, e-mail: