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26-27 JANUARY 2007


Frontiers of Asian Studies in the Twenty-First Century  

Following the First Annual Conference held in the City University of Hong Kong in January 2006, the ASAHK is now inviting scholars, researchers, and postgraduate students from all disciplines in both the humanities and social sciences to propose papers for panels in the field of Asian Studies. Prof. Takeshi Hamashita (formerly Kyoto University, currently Ryukoku University) will be invited to give a keynote speech at the conference. He will share his experience and observation on the latest issues and trends of development of Asian Studies. Conference participants are welcome to address different issues in the field.


The following are some suggested topics:
- Emergence of China and India as rising powers
- Issues on public health in Asia
- Globalization and demographic flow in Asia
- History of Asian regionalism and Asian community
- Democratic development in Asia
- The position of Hong Kong as an Asian metropolis
- China-Japan, Korea-Japan, and China-Japan-Korea relations
- Entrepreneurial spirit in Asia: Comparative perspectives
- Methodology, issues, and sources of Asian studies

Other topics related to Asian politics, society, economy, history, religion, literature, education, etc., are welcome.

Details about the conference:

1.Venue: The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong.

2.Dates: 26 January (Friday) and 27 January (Saturday) 2007.

3.Organizers: ASAHK and Centre of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong.

4.Official languages: English and Chinese (Putonghua and Cantonese).

5.Proposals for papers could be submitted in the following ways:

i. Panels can be organized around a specific theme and the organizer of the panel should provide a listing of all the panel papers proposed plus an abstract (200 words) for each of the papers to the Conference Organizing Committee. The contact e-mail addresses and institutional affiliations of all the members of the panel should also be provided. The deadline of submission is 15 November 2006.
ii. Individual paper proposals are equally welcomed. The title of the paper as well as its abstract (200 words) should be sent to the Conference Organizing Committee. The contact e-mail address and the institutional affiliation of the paper proposer should also be provided. The deadline of submission is 15 November 2006.

6.The Conference Organizing Committee will inform panel organizers and individual paper proposers of the acceptance of their proposals for presentation at the Conference on or before 30 November 2006.

7.Conference registration fee: free for ASAHK members; HK$200 for non-members.

8.Conference participants who would like to join the ASAHK as members should contact the Conference Organizing Committee.

9.The Conference Organizing Committee will provide information to overseas participants who would like to book a room in a hotel nearby the HKU campus.

10.Paper proposals and all enquiries should be directed to one of the following members of the Conference Organizing Committee:

Dr. Lee Pui-tak, e-mail:
Professor SO Wai Chor, e-mail:
Professor Leo Tak-hung Chan, e-mail:
Dr. Ho Tsaiman, e-mail:
Dr. Wang Cangbai, e-mail:

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