International Symposium on Japanese Studies "Diversity in Japan" Anniversary Edition
Organizer: The Center for Japanese Studies, University of Bucharest
Greetings from Romania!
We are very happy to inform you that the Center for Japanese Studies of the University of Bucharest will hold The 10th International Symposium on Japanese Studies on the 14th and 15th of March 2020.
As organizers, we are glad to invite you to participate in our symposium entitled "Diversity in Japan" (多様性の中の日本).
The Keynote speaker of the symposium will be Professor Kan Sasaki from Ritsumeikan University.
The main objectives of this symposium consist of strengthening the networking process among researchers in the field of Japanese studies as well as to create new collaboration opportunities which will bring together scholars from Europe and Japan. The previous editions of the symposium were extremely successful from this point of view.
The symposium also encourages the networking process which brings together young and senior scholars from the field of Japanese studies. On the occasion of this anniversary edition, the Symposium will include a special session dedicated to academic exchange between graduate students in Japanese studies from two universities – Ritsumeikan University and the University of Bucharest.
We welcome individual paper presentations as well as panel sessions from a diversity of fields like Sociology, Anthropology, Linguistics, Literature, Arts, Politics, History, Religion, International Relations, Media, Economy as well as any other similar areas of research connected with the development of academic studies related to Japan.
Presentations will be 20 minutes long and will be followed by 10 minute discussions.
At the end of the conference, a round table will be held. It will consist of a series of discussions meant to offer the participants the opportunity to discuss possible joint research projects in the field of Japanese studies. The working languages of the symposium are English and Japanese.
There is no participation fee.
Submission Please submit anonymous abstracts (English: 500 words, Japanese: 1000 characters) as a Word file, attached to an email by the 30th of December, 2019, to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org Please include in the e-mail message your name, title and affiliation.
Selection results will be announced around the 15th of January, 2020
Note! The graduate students from Ritsumeikan University and the University of Bucharest who want to apply for the Special session should also follow the instructions above. . Accommodation support We can offer free accommodation for 3 nights at the Guest House of the University of Bucharest for those applicants who will be selected from the young researchers from Europe.
If you wish to apply for the accommodation support please send together with the abstract of your presentation, a CV including your research activity (publications, conference presentations) and a motivation letter (half page) to email@example.com (Deadline for applications: the 30th of December, 2019)
The recipients of the accommodation support will be selected by The Organizing Committee and will be notified by the 15th of January, 2020.
We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely yours, Anca Focseneanu, Professor Director of the Center for Japanese Studies University of Bucharest Email: firstname.lastname@example.org