[URBANTH-L] CFP: Society for East Asian Anthropology 2009 Conf., Taipei, Taiwan, July

Anru Lee alee at jjay.cuny.edu
Thu Nov 6 01:10:55 EST 2008

Apologies for cross-postings.


SEAA Taipei 2009
Conference of the Society for East Asian Anthropology,
American Anthropological Association

East by Southeast:
Multiple Perspectives on Asia

2-5 July 2009

        You are invited to participate in “East by Southeast: Multiple
 Perspectives on Asia,” a conference of the Society for East Asian
 Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association, which will be
 held in Taipei, Taiwan, on 2-5 July 2009.  We encourage submissions of
 both organized sessions and individual papers on issues of interest and
 passion in the anthropology of East and Southeast Asian societies.  We
 particularly welcome panels that bring together comparative studies of a
 common topic from different parts of the region.

        Peoples in East and Southeast Asia have historically enjoyed
 intricate relationships.  The unprecedented rate and spread of
 globalization since the late 20th century onward have occasioned new modes
 of economic integration with attendant flows of people, commodities, and
 popular culture that knit the region in new and complex ways.  At the same
 time, people in different parts of the region face similar challenges with
 respect to new class formations and lifestyles, new ways of performing
 gender, contestations between local and national identities, and expanding
 horizons of consumption. The region is also a site of post- and
 neo-colonial tensions.  This meeting provides a unique opportunity for
 East and Southeast Asian anthropologists and anthropologists of East and
 Southeast Asia to learn about current research in their areas (both
 geographic and theoretical) and to create links with researchers in other
 countries.  The conference will include a diverse and multicultural community of anthropologists, both students and established scholars,  and academic and applied anthropologists.

This conference, which will be conducted in English, is jointly sponsored
by the Society for East Asian Anthropology, the Taiwan Association for
Anthropology and Ethnology, the Graduate Institute of Anthropology at
National Tsing Hua University, the College of Hakka Studies at National
Chiao Tung University, and the Institute of Ethnology at Academia Sinica .

 Deadline for submission of panel and paper abstracts: 28 February 2009
 Deadline for conference registration and housing application: 30 April 2009

 Please check the SEAA Website
 (http://www.aaanet.org/sections/seaa/index.html) for the SEAA 2009 Taipei
 Conference update.  If you have any questions, you can also contact Anru
 Lee, the chair of the program committee at: alee at jjay.cuny.edu.

Anru Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
The City University of New York
899 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
(TEL) (212) 237-8571

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