Eighteenth Annual Graduate Student Conference on East Asia, Columbia
University in the City of New York

Friday, February 6 to Saturday February 7, 2009

Graduate students are invited to submit papers for the Eighteenth
Annual Graduate Student Conference on East Asia. This two-day
conference provides a forum for students from institutions around the
world to meet and share ideas and research with their peers.
Participants gain valuable experience in presenting their work for
discussion with other graduate students as well as Columbia faculty.

We welcome applications from graduate students engaged in research on
all fields in East Asian Studies, including history, literature,
political science, art history, religion, sociology, business, and


Participants can take part in the conference as presenters and/or

*Presenters deliver talks no longer than 15 minutes that summarize
research in progress.

*Discussants introduce the panelists and facilitate the 20-minute
discussion session following the presentations.

APPLICATIONS (due November 30, 2008):

Please e-mail the conference organizers ( with
the following information:

*Your full name as you would like it to appear in the abstract booklet
and conference schedule

*Contact info (e-mail and telephone)

*Major area of study (region and discipline)

*Title of your paper

*One-page (250 words max.) abstract in print-ready format, including
your name and institution

*We will not accept applications without abstracts (Please provide
five key words for your paper in the abstract).

Notification of acceptance – within two weeks of application deadline.

Final Papers (5-7 pages maximum, in Word document format) are due
January 7, 2009.


*Any audiovisual equipment you will need for your presentation. Please
note that our A/V resources are quite limited, and we may not be able
to satisfy everyone’s needs. Presenters must bring their own laptops
for computer presentations.

*Since presentations will be limited to 15 minutes, full-length
research papers or theses will not be accepted.

*There is a required $10 registration fee payable on arrival at the


Housing is extremely limited. We will give first preference to those
traveling from greater distances. We encourage everyone to arrange
their own accommodations. The conference runs from Friday afternoon to
late Saturday evening.


Sayaka Chatani

Anatoly Detwyler

Arunabh Ghosh

Stacey Van Vleet

Wayne Russel Wagner

Min Jeong Yoon


Graduate Student Conference on East Asia

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

407 Kent Hall, Mail Code 3907

Columbia University

New York, NY 10027

FAX: 212-678-8629