We encourage submission of papers and presentations on all aspects of Asian Studies, regardless of discipline or regional specialization. This year's theme of change in Asia takes as metaphors the deities Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kali and Kuan-yin. These deities are traditionally associated with wealth, wisdom, power and compassion, respectively, but they can also be seen as symbols of contemporary situations in Asia. They underscore the importance of women's movements in present-day Asia and also remind us of the role religion plays in everyday life throughout the region.
The role of religion in society, particularly the impact of religion in all aspects of life in Asia today.
The evolving roles and status of women; the significance of the burgeoning literature on women in Asia.
The traditional, wide-ranging interests of scholars in every area of Asian studies for which ASPAC is noted.
Submission deadline for all proposals is Tuesday, March 15, 2005. Please submit your paper/panel proposals on the electronic forms provided on the ASPAC 2005 Website (web address shown below).
Deepak Shimkhada, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Department of Philosophy and Relgious Studies
Claremont McKenna College
850 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
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