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Fwd: AAS2022 call for late-breaking sessions and films (submit proposal by Dec 17th, 11:59pm ET)

Updated: Dec 3, 2021

The Association for Asian Studies annual conference is the largest academic conference worldwide dedicated exclusively to Asian Studies research with topics covering all countries in Asia across 30 academic disciplines. AAS2022 will be held March 24-27in Honolulu, Hawaii with both in-person and virtual sessions.


Two Call for Proposals may be of interest to some in the NATSA community:


Call for Late-breaking Sessions

  • December 17, 2021, 11:59pm (Eastern Time): Proposal submission deadline

  • January 18, 2022: Notice of acceptance sent to session organizer and participants

Late-breaking panels are an opportunity to engage the full membership and Asian Studies community in the discussion of trending topics. Late-breaking organized panels and roundtables provide a forum for engaging in dialogue on current events that affect our perspectives on and work in the Asian region. Hot topics include:

  • Feminism and gender politics

  • Race and systemic racism

  • The Pandemic in Asia

  • US political impact on the region

  • Gaming and addiction

  • Migration and displacement

  • Pollution and health in the region

  • Shifting demographics in the region

  • Other late-breaking topics

Only organized panels or roundtable sessions will be considered (no individual papers, please). All sessions will run 90 minutes in length. Organized panels should include no more than four papers, and Roundtables should include no more than five discussants and a chair. Individuals already on the program are welcome to participate in a late-breaking session.


Call for Films

  • December 17, 2021: Proposal submission deadline

  • Approximately twenty five films will be selected for screenings

  • To submit, complete an ONLINE FILM SUBMISSION FORM

Established as an Association for Asian Studies (AAS) conference program in 2011, AAS Film Expo is curated and organized by the Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS), a program of the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Documentary and independent films on issues reflecting contemporary life in Asia will be programmed and projected in a dedicated screening room Thursday through Saturday on conference dates. The film expo also offers an in-person, on-demand screening area to allow additional viewing opportunities for attendees unavailable for scheduled screening times. Selected films may include short, post-screening Q&A sessions with filmmakers and film representatives attending the conference or via online video conferencing.


Submission of films related to Asia produced by scholars and independent filmmakers is warmly encouraged. Criteria utilized in the selection process include timeliness, broad appeal to the scholarly community, and examples of new field work. In considering your submission, please note that attendees viewing films may be seeking titles for classroom use or for their institutional libraries.



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