Call for papers : « Dynamic Asia : Shaping the Future », April 13-15, 2018, University of Latvia (Riga, Latvia)
April 13-15, 2018
■ Theoretical and methodological issues relating to Asian studies.
■ Role of Asia in shaping the global political arena.
■ Social dynamics of contemporary Asia.
■ Contemporary philosophical issues from Asian perspective.
■ Relationship between tradition and Asian modernity.
■ Quest for anthropological perspective in Asian studies.
■ Representations of Asia in the Baltic states: mass media, literature, arts.
■ Asian literature in the West: interpretations and re-interpretations.
■ Variety of Asian arts and visual cultures in historical and contemporary perspective.
■ Dynamics of religious radicalization/universalization of Asia.
■ Asia in searching for new models of religion.
■ Impact of Asia on the Western esotericism.
Korean religions forum will be organized by Centre for Korean Studies during the conference dates. Panels will be participated by a number of scholars distinguished in the field of Korean religion studies and anyone who are interested may freely take part in the discussion and Q&A sessions. The main topics will be: new aspects on Korean aboriginal religions, the history of Korean religiosity, the identity of Korean national religions and the perspective on religion studies in Korea etc.
All presentations should last 20 minutes with 10 minutes for discussion.
Papers are invited in English.
- Submission of session/panel, round-table proposals – December 15, 2017
- Submission of proposals for individual presentations – December 15, 2017
- Notification of acceptance – January 10, 2018
- Early payment of the conference fee – March 13, 2018.
- Late payment of the conference fee – after March 13, 2018.
Please send panel, round-table and individual presentation proposals by December 15st, 2017 to: Marika Laudere firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Janis Priede, Head of Asian Studies Department, University of Latvia
Prof. Anita Stasulane, Director of the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Daugavpils, Latvia
Asoc. Prof. Agnese Haijima, Head of Centre for the Japanese Studies at the Asian Studies Department, University of Latvia
Asoc. Prof. Jinseok Seo, Head of Centre for Korean Studies, University of Latvia
Contact: Agnese Haijima, Assoc. Prof., University of Latvia, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Asian Studies, tel.+371-20331406