Cancellation of 2020 EAAA

Cancellation of 2020 EAAA

Dear Colleagues,

I hope this message finds you in good health and tranquility in mind amidst multiple global crises that are threatening the normalcy of life as we know it before the COVID-19 pandemic. The theme of this year’s EAAA conference tries to underscore the precarious nature of our moment in history. Unfortunately, the precarity of the time seems to have overcome our ability to convene a meeting scheduled for November 28-29, 2020 in Taipei.

On behalf of the preparatory committee of 2020 EAAA Annual Meeting, I regret to inform you that given the quarantine rule imposed by the Taiwanese government, 14 days of self-isolation in quarantine hotels for foreigners, we will have to cancel the well-planned 2020 EAAA conference. We received nearly 130 submissions and had planned a tentative agenda. However, as the Taiwanese government’s rules seemed to have been re-tightened since August, we cannot expect any flexibility under the circumstances. Although apologetic, we decided to inform you of this regrettable situation.

Hopefully we all survive the current crises and can meet next year to share experiences and insights as to how we endure the precarities of 2020. Take good care of yourself in this precarious time.

Cordially Yours,

Shao-hua Liu

Organizer

EAAA Taiwan Committee Chair

Shao-hua Liu, Ph.D
Research Fellow
Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica

2020 EAAA Call For Papers

Precarious Asia: Crisis, Critique and Yearning

2020 EAAA Call For Papers

East Asian Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

November 28-29, 2020

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has wrecked human lives and imposed an overwhelming sense of precarity on the world in its wake in 2020. East Asia, where this crisis first emerged, is a region whose anthropologists are urged now more than ever to contemplate its present and future.This Call for Papers invites anthropologists and related scholars to deliberate on the impact of the 2020 pandemic and other emerging challenges that are crucial to our concern in East Asia.

A sense of precarity reigns across the region, involving but not limited to recurrent epidemics, the fate of aging societies, the current and future status of political orders, the invention and use of technology in governance, emerging forms of culture and identity, economic uncertainties, national disputes, the effects of the human and non-human relationship, and the climate crisis. Taken together, a palpable anxiety about the future infuses the region.

How can anthropology illuminate the many ways a sense of precarity influences our time? More importantly, how might an “ethnographic sensibility” help us understand the different and sometimes contradicting ways people conceptualize their worlds and futures? A sense of impending (or even present) crisis not only challenges people’s lives and governance, it also generates a space for humanistic reflection, intellectual critique, and yearning; yearning either for pasts imagined to have been less precarious, or for imagined futures which might be realized. Defining what is or is not considered a “crisis,” and the kinds of critique and yearning they entail, look very differently depending on whether one is a laborer, investor, student, migrant, farmer, health worker, fisherman, activist, ritual specialist, politician, male, female, straight, queer, or transgendered (to only name a few).

We invite submissions from anthropologists from East Asia working in East Asia on a broad range of topics related to crisis, critique, and yearning in precarious Asia. Topics might include the following:

1) Anthropocene in East Asia: How people are experiencing and engaging with the effects of biopolitics of epidemics and medicine; climate change in their communities; human-animal and human-plant relations; the anthropology of food; food sovereignty movements; the anthropology of the senses.

2) Social and Political Movements: Government propaganda; struggles of indigenous people for sovereignty, recognition, and social justice; migrant labor; anti-imperialism; transnational movements for and against gender and LGBTQ+ equality; the practice of politics in illiberal spaces.

3) Hope and Anxiety: Populism; new religions; religious revivalism; cultural and language revivalism; education; community sustainability; psychological well-being; health and quality of life; Active Ageing.

4) Technological Change and Society: Surveillance capitalism; net armies and rumor; artificial intelligence; big data and censorship; incarceration; social media; quality of life; equality and inequality.

5) Global East Asia: Democracy; socialism; capitalism; aid diplomacy; migration; the end of globalization; cultural production; cultural heritage; race, ethnicity, and gender.

Please fill in the online Submission Form (preferred); or download the submission form, fill in it, and send it back to taipeimeeting@gmail.com . The deadline for submission is June 30, 2020.

Individual Papers:

Online submission or download form

Proposed Panel:

Online submission or download form

The registration fee is US$50 (non-student) or US$20 (student), and includes receptions and meals during the conference (November 28-29) and the post-conference tour (November 30). Participants need to pay for their own travel and lodging. We are happy to help participants stay at the Academia Sinica Guesthouse (ASG) depending on availability. Participants may also arrange their own lodging. The registration and ASG lodging information will be delivered within two months after the submission deadline.

Due to the lingering uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, we list a 4-step application procedure and dates below for your attention:

Step 1: Submit Individual Paper or Proposed Panel by June 30, 2020.

Step 2: Receive Acceptance Notification and related information by August 31, 2020.

Step 3: Submit ASG Lodging Form and Post-conference Tour Form by September 15, 2020.

Step 4: Pay registration fee in order to keep presentation in the conference program by October 15, 2020.

We look forward to your submission for joining the 2020 EAAA in Taipei this November!

2019 EAAA Call for Papers

2019 EAAA Call for Papers

East Asian Anthropological Association
Annual Meeting 2019

Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, South Korea
28-29 September 2019

The East Asian Anthropological Association is a scholarly association of scholars and students primarily based in East Asia and engaged in anthropological work on Asia. It has had its conferences in China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan in the past years. In 2019, the annual meeting will take place in Jeonju, South Korea on 28-29 September.
Jeonju is a historic city and a major tourist attraction in the southwestern region of South Korea. The Chonbuk National University, a popular venue to many international conferences including an international anthropological conference, is an ideal place for the annual meeting of EAAA.

We hope that you will propose a panel or an individual paper for this conference. You do not need to be a member of EAAA at present in order to submit a panel or paper. You will become a member automatically by attending this conference.

Please fill out an EAAA panel or individual paper proposal forms by clicking on-line links below. You can submit either a panel proposal, which should have 3-4 participants speaking on a common topic, or an individual paper proposal. Individual paper proposals once accepted will be organized into panels by the organizing committee. Panels that cross-national boundaries rather than only dealing with one society are preferred, but we realize that such panels may not always be possible.

We have recently decided to call for poster presentations in order to encourage the participation of graduate students and scholars who would feel more comfortable making a poster presentation instead of a formal paper presentation. We hope that the poster session will provide an opportunity for informal, interactive presentations and discussions. Due to the time and space constraints, the number of poster presentations will be limited. All poster presenters must register for the conference. Presenters must be present to answer questions during this session. The detail instruction on how to prepare the poster will be notified to the applicants whose proposals are accepted.

If you cannot access the online forms, please complete the attached panel or paper proposal form and send it to eaaa2019korea@gmail.com by 30 April 2019. The program committee will make its decisions by 15 June 2019, and will then send out acceptance notices, conference registration forms, and payment and accommodation reservation instructions to all participants.

For on-line submission:

Individual paper proposal:

https://goo.gl/WuZpRb

Panel proposal:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xJtC3DLqdtwf6Jk9EqVUH-GFChtWKioHv4dP6pHPSQA/edit?usp=sharing

Poster proposal:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1duX2UrWfADt6AljnajB9OdZLvKIX2WnD5yjmHfg9o1A/edit?usp=sharing

The conference will be held on 28-29 September at the Chonbuk National University (CBNU), followed on 30 September by a tour of the historic city of Jeonju. Registration will be US$100, and participants will pay for their own lodging. The organizing committee will arrange lodging at a CBNU guesthouse (for which there are limited spaces and the fees for single and double rooms will be determined soon). You may choose to stay at local hotels through online booking sites. A list of recommended local hotels near CBNU will be provided later on. We will provide lunches and the welcome dinner and refreshments at the conference.

We look forward to seeing you in Jeonju in September!

 

 

 

2018 EAAA Call For Papers

2018 EAAA Call For Papers

 East Asian Anthropological Association

Annual Meeting

Switzerland Research Center, Guizhou Normal University
2729 October 2018

The East Asian Anthropological Association is a scholarly association of teachers and students of anthropology based in East Asia and engaged in anthropological work on East Asia. It has had its conferences in China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong in recent years. Its upcoming meeting will be in Guizhou, China on October 27-29, 2018. We hope that you will propose a panel or an individual paper for this conference. You do not need to be a member of EAAA at present in order to submit a panel or paper. You will become a member automatically by attending this conference.

Please fill out an EAAA Panel proposal or EAAA Individual Paper proposal, which will require an abstract from you in English. You can submit either a panel proposal, which should have 3-6 participants speaking on a common topic, or an individual paper proposal, which is your paper alone. Individual paper proposals will be subsequently organized into panels. Submitted panels have a somewhat better chance of being accepted for the conference than individual papers. Panels that cross national boundaries rather than only dealing with one society are preferred.

If you cannot access the online forms, you can download the word file of the forms (panel proposal / individual proposal) and send it to eaaa.guizhou.2018@outlook.com by 1 June 2018. The program committee will make its decisions by 15 June, and will then send out acceptance notices, conference registration forms, and payment instructions to all participants.

The conference will be held on 27- 28 October at Guizhou Normal University, followed by a tour of interesting places in Guizhou on 29 October. Registration will be US$100, and participants will pay their own lodging. We will arrange lodging at hotels around campus. We will provide lunches and dinners and refreshments at the conference. For more details, please visit eaaa.swissgznu.com

We look forward to seeing you in Guizhou in October!

2017 EAAA Call For Papers

 East Asian Anthropological Association

Annual Meeting

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
14-16 October 2017

 The East Asian Anthropological Association is a scholarly association of teachers and students of anthropology based in East Asia and engaged in anthropological work on East Asia. It has its conferences in China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan in recent years. Its upcoming meeting will be in Hong Kong 14-16 October 2017. We hope that you will propose a panel or an individual paper for this conference. You do not need to be a member of EAAA at present in order to submit a panel or paper; you become a member automatically by attending this conference.

Please fill out a EAAA panel proposal or EAAA individual paper proposal, which will require an abstract from you in English. (We regret making English the conference’s language, but because of the prohibitive expense of hiring simultaneous translators, this is necessary.) You can submit either a panel proposal, which should have 3-6 participants speaking on a common topic, or an individual paper proposal, which is your paper alone. Individual paper proposals we will subsequently organize into panels. Submitted panels have a somewhat better chance of being accepted for the conference than individual papers. Panels that cross national boundaries rather than only dealing with one society are preferred, but we realize that such panels may not always be possible.

If you cannot access the online forms, please complete the attached panel or paper proposal form and send it to eaaa.hk.2017@gmail.com by 1 May 2017. The program committee will make its decisions by 15 May, and will then send out acceptance notices, conference registration forms, and payment instructions to all participants.

The conference will be held on 14-15 October at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, followed on 16 October by a tour of interesting Hong Kong places.  Registration will be US$100, and participants will pay for their own lodging. We will arrange lodging at a CUHK guesthouse (for which there are limited spaces), or at the Hyatt hotel; you will have the chance to choose which of these you would prefer. We will provide lunches and dinners and refreshments at the conference. For more details, please visit http://arts.cuhk.edu.hk/~ant/EAAAconf/index.html.

We look forward to seeing you in Hong Kong in October!

Call for Papers International Journal of Business Anthropology

The International Journal of Business Anthropology (IJBA), is a double-blinded peer reviewed journal focusing upon business anthropology supported by the College of Sociology and Anthropology, Sun Yat-Sen University, China, the Faculty of Social Science, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the Institute of Business Anthropology, Shantou University, which was originally published by the North American Business Press (NABP) and is currently published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing starting from Vol. 6 (1) biannually in June and December every year.

The journal seeks articles by anthropologically-oriented scholars and practitioners. Regionally- focused contributions are welcome, especially when their findings can be generalized. We encourage the dialogues between the findings or theories generated from the field of business anthropology and the theories of general anthropology. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, general business anthropology theories and methods, management, marketing, consumer behavior, product design and development, knowledge management and competitive intelligence, human resources management, international business, etc.

 

The objectives of IJBA are:

  • Generate an exchange of ideas between scholars, practitioners and industry specialists in the field of applied and business anthropology
  • Encourage bridge-building between the practitioner and the academic world
  • Provide a vehicle of communication for anthropologists working within the practitioner world
  • Provide a forum for work concerned with qualitative business analysis inspired by anthropological theory and methods

 

Call for Papers

We are always looking for good manuscripts! We encourage practitioners, students, community members, and faculty from all disciplines to submit articles. The Editors and one or more anonymous peer reviewers will review the manuscript prior to its acceptance for publication. In addition to research and academic articles, we feature case studies, commentaries and reviews. Please send manuscripts, news notes and correspondence to: Dr. Gang Chen, Executive Editor, via e-mail at jamesgchen1963@yahoo.com, or jamesgchen@qq.com.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

The journal invites paper of 4000-12000 words, including text, notes, references and appendices. All papers will be fully peer reviewed. All manuscripts should include a brief abstract (150 words maximum) and follow the Chicago Manual of Style, available at http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html.  Please also note the following:

 

  1. Files should be supplied in Word format. In the case of photographs/figures/tables that need to be placed in a separate section please include these in a separate file, ensuring that images are labelled with captions that are consistently positioned and formatted (see more details below). All in-text material must be included in the main files of the manuscript.
  2. All authors for the paper should be clearly listed, with affiliations, in the order in which they should be published.
  3. Use double quotation marks for all cases (including single words)except for quotes within quotes.
  4. Authors are asked to read the Copyright and Permissions Guidance on the Cambridge Scholars Publishing website at http://www.cambridgescholars.com/t/AuthorFormsGuidelines to ensure that all material from another source is correctly referenced, and permission to republish sought where necessary.