[Blueboard] Call for Papers_ACAS 7th International Conference
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Ateneo Center for Asian Studies (ACAS)
ACAS Seventh International Conference, July 18, 2014
Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Katipunan, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
General theme: Asian Integration: History, Contemporary Integrative
Efforts, Implications on State Formation and Reconfiguration
In todays Asia, although the state has remained a strong political
agency in both local and international relations, it has not been
impervious to the fast-changing global economic, cultural, and
political developments. Civil society groups and international
organizations engage the state in policy matters in the hope of
influencing these developments. Several states have taken on regional
integration as a response to the challenges of globalization.
Fifteen years have passed since a proposal to create an East Asian
community was put forth on the heels of the Asian financial crisis.
ASEAN + 3 is more than ten years old. The East Asia summit has been
formed in Kuala Lumpur since 2005. The ASEAN Community is expected to
be launched in 2015. To these developments may be added proposals for
a Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and for a Regional
Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Moreover, Asia has been the
site of various free trade agreements with a variety of combinations
and partners, both within and outside the region. Such a plethora of
efforts towards regional integration had not been witnessed in
colonial Asia. During the colonial period, only a few tried it: The
Japanese pan-Asianists tried to establish an economic bloc as well as
a politico-economic Asia for the Asians and the Filipino and Malayan
dreamers tried to establish some sort of a Malayan union. There were
also short-lived attempts in the immediate post-World War II decades,
such as the Maphilindo. To date, however, Asia has yet to achieve
integration similar to the European Union (EU).
For its seventh international conference ACAS invites scholars,
practitioners, and academicians to contribute papers that will address
the multi-faceted nexus between regional integration and state
formation and reconfiguration in Asia. While the focus is Asia,
reference to or comparison with the EU is welcome since the EU is the
recognized suis generis regional unit. Moreover, although Asia covers
a large geographical area, for the purpose of having a focus, the
conference will prioritize papers on East Asia (defined as China,
Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia), India, Australia, and New Zealand.
And, for as long as the paper is about Asian integration, Russia and
the United States may also be included.
We welcome individual paper and panel proposals. Below are suggested
topics, meant to trigger, not hinder, development of other topics:
A regional educational system
ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA)
Asean Regional Forum (ARF)
Asia and the Western model of integration
Challenges to Asian integration
Civil society, globalization and regional integration
Global and regional environmental issues
Integrated transportation systems by sea, land, and air
Measures/indications of consciousness of being Asian
Please send to acas at admu.edu.ph the following as email attachments,
1. Abstract of the proposed paper, maximum of 300 words. Panel
proposals should have a panel abstract aside from the abstract of each
of the papers, and the name of the panel convenor.
2. Proponents contact numbers including email address
3. Proponents institutional affiliation
4. Abbreviated CV (maximum of 600 words) of the proponent and the
convenor in case of panel proposal.
Please be reminded of the following:
1. Abstract deadline: : December 16, 2013
2. For accepted papers: Deadline for the full version is May 16, 2014
3. Accepted papers will be proposed for a book publication, hence
papers that have not been published yet will be given priority.
4. Registration fee will be waived for paper presenters. No other
form of financial support is available. Please seek financial aid from
your own institution.
5. The one-day conference will be held in plenary sessions.
6. Information for those who want to participate but will not present
papers will be announced later.
Lydia N. Yu-Jose, Ph.D.
Ateneo Center for Asian Studies
2/F Ricardo & Dr. Rosita Leong Hall,
Loyola Heights, Quezon City, 1108
Tel: (632) 426-6001 loc. 5285/5286
Telefax: (632) 926-4202
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 1:00-5:00 pm
Email: acas at admu.edu.ph
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