The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas invites proposals for papers to be delivered at an interdisciplinary symposium on the Olympic games in East Asia. The symposium will consider the the Olympic games in Tokyo (planned for 1940), Tokyo (1964), Sapporo (1972), Seoul (1988), Nagano (1998), and Beijing (2008) and their impact on the politics, cultures, economic conditions, international relations, natural and built environments, and lifestyles of the host countries and the region. Papers on Olympic sport culture in East Asia, Asian nations and athletes in the larger Olympic movement, the history of the Asian Games, and other related topics will also be considered. The symposium will be held in spring 2008 in Lawrence, Kansas. Proposals from all disciplines—history, film studies, geography, culture studies, anthropology, environmental studies, urban planning, etc.—will be welcomed.
Please submit a two-page curriculum vitae and a proposal of 250-500 words by June 1, 2007. Electronic submissions are encouraged. The organizers plan to publish the symposium papers and limited funding should be available to help defray travel costs for those participating in the symposium. Proposals from advanced graduate students will be given full consideration. For further information, please contact William M. Tsutsui (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Michael Baskett (email@example.com).
William M Tsutsui
Center for East Asian Studies
University of Kansas
1440 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 201
Lawrence, KS 66045 USA
Phone: (785) 864-9435
Fax: (785) 864-5034 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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