Winter Doctoral Workshop in Asian Studies at UC Berkeley, Call for Doctoral Candidate Papers

  • 2015-10-01
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The Institute of East Asian Studies is accepting applications for participation in a weeklong, intensive dissertation writing workshop for doctoral candidates in the Social Sciences and the Humanities, entitled “New Approaches and Perspectives in East Asian Studies.” The purpose of the workshop is to advance dissertation drafts and allow participants to receive feedback from faculty and fellow students, laying the foundation for future collaborative exchanges between promising young scholars from Taiwan and the United States. The workshop will provide opportunity for sharing and discussing experiences and strategies for paper writing and publication. Projects should concern one of the following regions: East Asia, Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, or the Asia Pacific. Workshop themes include, but are not limited to:

1. Histories, Changes, Challenges
2. Development, Neo-liberalism
3. Environment and Sustainability
4. Inequality
5. Human Rights and Democratization
6. Mobility and Urbanization
7. Identity and Nationalism
8. Art
9. Religion
10. Technology and Media

Topics can be addressed from any of a number of disciplinary perspectives, including, but not limited, to political science, history, economics, geography, sociology, anthropology, religion, architecture, literature, urban studies, or international relations. Ideally paper topics would provide clear focus while encouraging broad exchange. Successful applicants will receive a $300 honorarium for their participation and attendance. Attendance at meals and excursions (including an excursion day on January 23) is welcomed, but is optional.