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9-10 JANUARY 2009


Following the First Annual Conference held in the City University of Hong Kong in January 2006, the Second Annual Conference at the University of Hong Kong in January 2007, and the Third Annual Conference at the Hong Kong Baptist University in January 2008, 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. Conference participants are welcome to address different issues in the field, such as politics, society, history, economics, business studies, management, culture, literature, religion, philosophy, education, etc.

The Fourth Annual Conference of the ASAHK will be held at the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK), 9 January - 10 January 2009. Coincidentally next year is the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the OUHK, the University will include the Fourth Annual Conference as an event in their celebration activities.

Details about the conference:

1.Venue: The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK), Ho Man Tin.

2.Dates: 9 January (Friday) and 10 January (Saturday) 2009.

3.Organizers: ASAHK and School of Arts and Social Sciences, OUHK.

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 October 2008.
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 October 2008.

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 October 2008.

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 near the OUHK campus.

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

Dr Charles C L KWONG, Chairman, e-mail:
Professor Leo Tak-hung CHAN, email:
Professor LEE Pui Tak, email:
Professor Reuben MONDEJAR, email:
Mr Michael C M NG, email:
Dr WONG Chi Hung, email:
Professor WONG Man Kong, email:

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