[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 today’s 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 Community
ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA)
Asean Regional Forum (ARF)
Asia and the Western model of integration
Asian identity
Challenges to Asian integration
Civil society, globalization and regional integration
Cultural integration
Economic integration
Financial integration
Global and regional environmental issues
Historical legacy
Integrated transportation systems by sea, land, and air
Maritime disputes
Mass media
Measures/indications of consciousness of being Asian
Popular culture
Political integration
Regional security

Please send to acas at admu.edu.ph the following as email attachments,  
WORD format:

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.	Proponent’s contact numbers including email address
3.	Proponent’s 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.
Executive Director

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
URL: http://ateneo.edu/ls/soss/acas

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