The 35rd annual Southwest Conference on Asian Studies (SWCAS), the regional organization for the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), will be held at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas on October 3rd and 4th, 2008. All fields of Asian Studies are invited to submit proposals for panels or individual papers. The theme of this year’s conference is Asia Abroad: Diaspora and Transnational Movement of Influence and Culture--proposals addressing this theme are encouraged, but not required.
Our keynote speaker will be Robert Buswell, the incoming president of the AAS, who is Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Director of UCLA's Center for Buddhist Studies.
Dr. Buswell is a specialist in Korean Buddhism and author of The Zen Monastic Experience: Buddhist Practice in Contemporary Korea (Princeton University Press, 1992) and Tracing Back the Radiance: Chinul's Korean Way of Zen (University of Hawaii Press, 1991), among other books and articles.
If you are interested in presenting a paper or panel, please send an abstract by June 1, 2008.
INDIVIDUAL PAPER PROPOSALS should include the full title and brief abstract of the paper (less than 250 words) and the participant's name, institutional affiliation, position, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address.
COMPLETE PANEL PROPOSALS consist of 3 – 4 papers plus a chair. A panelist may serve also as the chair. All proposals should include: full title of panel; a brief description of overall panel (less than 250 words); a brief abstract for each paper (less than 250 words), along with that panelist's name, institutional affiliation, position, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address.
Please address all inquiries about panels and abstracts to:
Dr.Nancy Stalker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please address inquiries about conference facilities and arrangements to Dr. Tracy Steele at email@example.com
University of Texas at Austin
Department of Asian Studies
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