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.




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.

The extension of deadline for proposal submission, registration, and payment

Dear Colleague

The online registration and paper/session proposal submission are

available on the following site:


Hotel booking and post-conference tour reservation are also available on the

above site.  You are strongly advised to book your accommodation as soon as

possible for October is one of the busiest tourist seasons in Hokkaido.

And we now call for individual papers and organized sessions for the

Sapporo meeting.

The extension of deadline for submitting paper/session proposals is July 31.

Invitation to the Post-conference Tour


Date: October 17 (Monday), 2016

Time: 08:30 – 18:30

Type of travel: bus tour

Price: approximately 7,000 yen


This post-conference tour includes three spectacular activities: (1) a visit to the Ainu Ethnological Museum, Shiraoi, where a live performance of Ainu dances, a lecture by the museum’s curator (to be arranged), and the Ainu-style lunch will be provided. Junior local scholars knowledgeable about indigenous issues and fluent in English will join us; (2) a walk around Lake Shikotsu in the middle of the autumn-leave season; and (3) an observation of a huge school of salmon coming back for spawning. For participants leaving Hokkaido in the evening, we will make a stopover at the New Chitose Airport before returning to central Sapporo.


Invitation_to_the_Post-conference_tourLive performance at the Ainu Ethnological Museum




Ainu Ethnological Museum アイヌ民族博物館


(available in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean)


Lake Shikotsu 支笏湖


(available in Japanese only, but with visual images and videos)


Chitose Aquarium さけのふるさと千歳水族館


(available in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean)