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The Eleventh International Symposium on Japanese Language Education and Japanese Studies in Hong Kong (19-20 November 2016)

The Eleventh International Symposium on Japanese Language Education and Japanese Studies will be held in 19-20 November 2016. This is the first time the Symposium is co-organised by The Open University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education Open University of Hong Kong, together with the Society of Japanese Language Education, Hong Kong.

The theme of this year is Innovation and Social Impact on Japanese Language Education and Japanese Studies. “Innovation” and “Social Impact” for education are the key topics in 21st century. Whenever studying on “innovation”, most of the research emphasis on its technological contribution. This symposium believes “innovation” is not only discussing on technological elements.  Through this symposium, we aim to re-examine the concept of innovation in higher education teaching, serve as a reference for potential change agents as most of the academics consider ways and means to created improved learning environments at universities and institutions, and enhance the educational circles’ interest and understanding in utilizing such new medium as well as the social power. Finally, it will compare the social impact on the introduction of innovation teaching in higher education profession. Based on the above, the Symposium this year was so excited to have two important keynote speakers for discussing issue on innovation and social impact in Japanese Language and Japanese Studies, Professor Hirata Oriza and Professor Rein Raud with us. Both of their research is critical and creative.  We believe it can bring a lot of sparking innovation idea to us through the 2 days symposium.

We invite you to join us on 19 and 20 November 2016 for this exciting event.

Call for Paper (http:/www.ouhk.edu.hk/lipace/symposium2016)

This conference invites proposals for organized panels and individual papers based on theme on “Innovation and Social Impact on Japanese Language Education and Japanese Studies” for this year.

Japanese Language Education
A1. Pedagogy, Teaching/ Learning Material Development (e.g. Course Design/ Class Activity/ Assessment/ Teaching Materials/ Information Technology)
A2. Japanese 
Language (e.g. Linguistics/Vocabulary/ Grammar/ Phonology/ Characters)
A3. Culture (e.g. Intercultural Communication/ Cultural Studies and Japanese Language Education)
A4. Language Learners
e.g. Language Acquisition/Young Learners/Adult Learners/Japanese Residents 
A5. Teachers (e.g. Teacher Education/Teacher Training)
A6. Society 
Area (e.g. Subject of Specific Area /History of Education/Society and Language Education)
A7. Others (e.g. Japanese for Specific Purposes)

Japanese Studies
B1. LiteratureFilm
B2. Popular Culture
B3. Cultural Anthropology
B4. Linguistics
B5. Translation
B6.Comparative Studies: Japan and (China and/or Korea)
B7. Traditional Culture
B8. Economics
Management
B9. History
B10. Others

Important Date:

Deadline Registration for Presenters
(Abstract Submission)

30th June, 2016 (Thu)

Notification of Result

29th July, 2016 (Fri)

Deadline Electronic Conference Proceedings

31st August, 2016 (Wed)

Deadline Registration for Participation 

15th October, 2016 (Sat)

Symposium Day

19-20th November, 2016 (Sat, Sun)

Deadline Submission of Full paper
(For Publication)

31st January, 2017 (Tue)

 

Email enquiry: sympo2016(at)japanese-edu.org.hk

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The Eleventh International Symposium on Japanese Language Education and Japanese Studies in Hong Kong (19-20 November 2016)

The Eleventh International Symposium on Japanese Language Education and Japanese Studies will be held in 19-20 November 2016. This is the first time the Symposium is co-organised by The Open University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education Open University of Hong Kong, together with the Society of Japanese Language Education, Hong Kong.

The theme of this year is Innovation and Social Impact on Japanese Language Education and Japanese Studies. “Innovation” and “Social Impact” for education are the key topics in 21st century.  Whenever studying on “innovation”, most of the research emphasis on its technological contribution. This symposium believes “innovation” is not only discussing on technological elements.  Through this symposium, we aim to re-examine the concept of innovation in higher education teaching, serve as a reference for potential change agents as most of the academics consider ways and means to created improved learning environments at universities and institutions, and enhance the educational circles’ interest and understanding in utilizing such new medium as well as the social power. Finally, it will compare the social impact on the introduction of innovation teaching in higher education profession. Based on the above, the Symposium this year was so excited to have two important keynote speakers for discussing issue on innovation and social impact in Japanese Language and Japanese Studies, Professor Hirata Oriza and Professor Rein Raud with us. Both of their research is critical and creative.  We believe it can bring a lot of sparking innovation idea to us through the 2 days symposium.

We invite you to join us on 19 and 20 November 2016 for this exciting event.

Call for Paper (http://www.ouhk.edu.hk/lipace/sympoisum2016)

This conference invites proposals for organized panels and individual papers based on theme on “Innovation and Social Impact on Japanese Language Education and Japanese Studies” for this year.

 Japanese Language Education
A1. Pedagogy, Teaching/ Learning Material Development (e.g. Course Design/ Class Activity/ Assessment/ Teaching Materials/ Information Technology)
A2. Japanese 
Language (e.g. Linguistics/Vocabulary/ Grammar/ Phonology/ Characters)
A3. Culture (e.g. Intercultural Communication/ Cultural Studies and Japanese Language Education)
A4. Language Learners
e.g. Language Acquisition/Young Learners/Adult Learners/Japanese Residents 
A5 . Teachers (e.g. Teacher Education/Teacher Training)
A6. Society 
Area(e.g. Subject of Specific Area /History of Education/Society and Language Education)
A7. Others (e.g. Japanese for Specific Purposes)

 Japanese Studies
B1. LiteratureFilm
B2. Popular Culture
B3. Cultural Anthropology
B4. Linguistics
B5. Translation
B6.Comparative Studies: Japan and (China and/or Korea)
B7. Traditional Culture
B8. Economics
Management
B9. History
B10. Others

Important Date:

Deadline Registration for Presenters
(Abstract Submission)

30th June, 2016 (Thu)

Notification of Result

29th July, 2016 (Fri)

Deadline Electronic Conference Proceedings

31st August, 2016 (Wed)

Deadline Registration for Participation 

15th October, 2016 (Sat)

Symposium Day

19-20th November, 2016(Sat, Sun)

Deadline Submission of Full paper
(For Publication)

31st January, 2017 (Tue)

Further Details can be contact:

 Email enquiry: sympo2016(at)japanese-edu.org.hk

Call for Applications for the "2nd Professor Josef Kreiner Hosei University Award for International Japanese Studies"

1. Objective
This award has been created to publicly celebrate Professor Josef Kreiner in his remarkable academic efforts to promote Japanese studies in Europe and at Hosei University Research Center for International Japanese Studies (HIJAS). At the same time we want to encourage overseas scholars of Japanese studies and to contribute to further development in this academic field.

2. Responsible Organisation
Hosei University Research Center for International Japanese Studies (HIJAS).

3. Qualification Requirements
(1) Application Qualification
Scholars of Japanese studies under 45 years old* who live outside of Japan or whose affiliation is outside of Japan
* If an applicant submits an unpublished article, the age shall be under 45 years old when he/she submits it; if an applicant submits a published article, the age shall be under 45 years old when it was published.

(2) Application Objective
a. Research that has used the database of Japanese Buddhist Art in European Collections (JBAE)*
* URL: aterui.i.hosei.ac.jp/index.html
b. Research on Japanese culture

4. Application Guidelines
(1) Regulations for the Application Article
a. It does not matter whether the application article is published or unpublished.
b. A published article or book should be published after 1st January 2015.
c. An unpublished article should amount to approximately 24000 characters in Japanese (A4 size paper: 40 characters x 40 lines x 15 pages), or approximately 12000 words in English.
d. The language of the article should be Japanese or English. (Japanese is highly recommended).
e. The applicant shall attach a summary of the article separately on the top page (A4 size paper; 1 page).
f. The applicant shall present his/her name, title of the article, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address and brief profile (e.g. year of birth, current occupation, outline of past research, list of publications and record of awards) on a cover page.

(2) Deadline of Application
The application must reach us no later than Sunday 31st July 2016.

(3) Submission method
a. In the case of a published article or book, the applicant shall send it (the original or copy), with the summary prescribed in 4-(1)-e, to the following mailing address:

[Mailing Address]
Hosei University Research Center for International Japanese Studies
2-17-1 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8160, JAPAN
* The applicant shall write in red on the front of the envelope “Application for the Hosei University Award for International Japanese Studies”.
b. In the case of an unpublished article, the applicant shall send the data converted into PDF format (embodied font), attached in an e-mail, or by using a convenient storage service. Total capacity of the attached file shall be no more than 6 MB.

[E-mail Address]
Hosei University Research Center for International Japanese Studies
nihon(at)hosei.ac.jp
* The applicant shall title the e-mail “Application for the Hosei University Award for International Japanese Studies”. When we have received your application, we will notify you of its reception via e-mail.
c. An article or book sent as part of the application will not be returned to the applicant. Personal information written on the cover page will be properly disposed of.

(4) Inquiries
Hosei University Research Center for International Japanese Studies
nihon(at)hosei.ac.jp

5. Announcement of Winner
HIJAS will send an announcement of the result to the winner, and will put the winner's name and summary on the official website of HIJAS. If the winning article is unpublished, in principle the article will be published in the International Japanese Studies, the bulletin of HIJAS.

6. Contents of Award
(1) HIJAS will invite the award winner to a presentation ceremony which will be held in Japan on a convenient day before the beginning of March 2017. The total expense for a round trip airplane ticket (economy class), city transportation from the airport of arrival in Japan to the place of stay in Japan, and accommodation in Japan (for three nights) is covered by HIJAS.
* If the winning article has co-author(s), the first author shall be invited to Japan.
* Further discussion is needed on the above-mentioned content.
(2) The award winner shall make a speech in HIJAS based on the winning article.
(3) An extra prize as part of the award is 100,000 Japanese Yen (after tax).
(4) In principle the winning article will be published in International Japanese Studies, the bulletin of HIJAS. After publication HIJAS will present three copies of the journal and 50 copies of the offprint to the award winner.
* When the winning article has been published in International Japanese Studies, the copyright belongs to HIJAS; HIJAS has a right to digitalize and make publicly available the published article.

7. Selection Process
All submitted articles are examined by the selection committee (in principle consisting of over three members) and the result is decided by the implementation of the steering committee of HIJAS.

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Call for Papers: The 2016 Symposium on Japanese Language Education (Venice, July 7th-9th 2016)

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming 2016 Symposium on Japanese Language Education: The 20th Japanese Language Symposium in Europe (AJE)/The 5th Conference on Japanese Linguistics and Language Teaching (AIDLG), which will be held on 7th-9th of July 2016 at the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari and will be co-organized by The Association of Japanese Language Teachers in Europe (AJE) and the Italian Association for Japanese Language Teaching (AIDLG).

The deadline for the submission of abstracts has been extended to February 15th, 2016. Abstracts must be submitted using the online form available at the website of the symposium.

Conference theme: Japanese Language Education for Welfare (well-being)

It has long been known that language learning and language diversity contribute to the welfare of both individuals and societies. Knowing languages gives speakers or learners access to resources which can contribute to their mental, physical, esthetical and economic welfare. As a matter of fact, research into language learning motivation has for many years stressed that motivation is most crucially based on factors such as the desire to participate in a new society via a new language or to empower oneself by adding a new language to one’s repertoire. Both these phenomena are therefore part of improving one’s welfare or wellbeing. The aspect of welfare becomes also evident in cases such as, for example, Easy Japanese (Yasashii nihongo) used for information after natural disasters. Focusing on social welfare functions in language education is thus an important feature for language education which places the language learners in the center of attention. In short, we need to ensure that the focus of attention is on language learners of Japanese and not on the target language Japanese. We need, in other words, look at the role of Japanese in promoting learners of Japanese. In so doing, Japanese language education contributes to solutions of problems which encompass matters of language in the strict sense. It contributes to matters of welfare. In order to develop Japanese language education along these lines of thought, the present symposium focuses in two topics:

(1) Rethinking Japanese language teaching ideologies and practices

(2) Linguistics for Japanese language pedagogy

Conference languages: English, Japanese, Italian

Online submission deadline: extended to 2016, February 15 (for non-member subscribe to AJE or to AIDLG before February, 8th 2016)

Notification on abstract review results: End of March 2016

Abstracts must be submitted using the online form available at the website of the symposium.

For further information visit:

http://www.eaje.eu/symposium/31

http://www.aidlg.it/seminari-e-simposi/aidlg-2016/

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Call for Papers: 7th International Symposium for Young Researchers in Translation, Interpreting, Intercultural Studies and East Asian Studies

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming 7th International Symposium for Young Researchers in Translation, Interpreting, Intercultural Studies and East Asian Studies, which will be held on the 1st of July 2016 at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is February 29th, 2016. Abstracts must be submitted using the on-line form available at the website of the symposium. 

The 7th Symposium for Young Researchers is aimed at students who have recently begun their research as M.A. students, PhD students or those who have recently completed their PhD theses. The purpose of this symposium is to provide a scientific forum within which the next generation of researchers can exchange ideas and present their current research in the field of Translation, Interpreting, Intercultural Studies or East Asian Studies.

We invite proposals for papers relating to the research interests of the Department of Translation and Interpreting & East Asian Studies (UAB), namely: 

Translation and interpreting 

  • Specialized translation
  • Literary translation
  • Audiovisual translation and media accessibility
  • Interpreting
  • Information and communication technologies in translation
  • Translator and interpreter training
  • History of translation and interpreting
  • Interculturality, ideology and the sociology of translation and interpreting
  • Textuality and translation
  • Cognitive studies in translation and interpreting
  • Professional aspects of translation and interpreting
  • Empirical research in translation and interpreting

 

East Asian studies 

  • East Asian languages and literatures
  • Politics and international relations in East Asia
  • Culture, thought, and interculturality in East Asia
  • Economy of East Asia

 

The symposium languages are English, Catalan and Spanish.

Participants should limit their presentations to 15 minutes to allow time for Q & A and comments by the audience.

No proceedings will be published. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance. A further certificate will be given to those who read papers. 

Attendants who are also registered in the PhD Summer School at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (June 27th-30th, 2016) do not have to pay registration fees, but they will have to fill in and submit the symposium registration form.

For more information: 

http://pagines.uab.cat/simposi/en

simposi.traduccio(at)uab.cat

Best regards, 

The organising committee

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Call for Papers: International Conference "Religious Transformation in Asian History"

07-09 April 2016, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Abstract Deadline: 09 February 2016

Asian history and culture have been profoundly influenced by a number of religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Islam, Sikhism, Shamanism, and Shintō). These traditions offer spiritual guidelines but also set moral and ethical standards for the daily life of people in Asian countries.The formation of cultures of communities across the region was informed by regional religious traditions. However, their social structures were challenged by the wave of colonialism and imperialism in the modern era. Just as Western modernisation affected society, politics, law, culture, customs, and ways of thinking in Asia, it also influenced the domestic conditions of traditional religions. They became either weak and irrelevant or they transformed in order to survive. Many new religious movements also emerged as alternatives. What were the key issues in the colonial environment of Asia? How did local religious communities react against modernisation? What modes of religious existence prevailed: consistency, transformation, or compromise? The primary aim of the ANU Religion Conference is to explore the various phenomena of socio-religious transitions in Asian history. The religiosity of Asian people is used as a new perspective by which Asian modernisation can be reinterpreted in a fresh way.

Fields of Research:

· Theory and Methods

· New Religious Movements

· Transnational Religions

· Colonial Religions

· Religions in East Asia

· Religions in South and Southeast Asia

· Sociology of Asian Religions

· Religious Education

· Religious Canons

· Religion and Politics

· Religion and Media

· Religion and Women

· Religion, Arts, and Science

· Buddhism

· Hinduism

· Islam

· Shamanism

· Christianity

· Japanese Religions

Other perspectives are also welcome. If you are interested, please send your abstract (150 words) and biography (80 words) to the following email ( davidwj_kim(at)yahoo.co.uk ). The conference fee is AU $350, but for doctoral candidates and early career researchers who do not have full-time positions the fee will be AU $250. The conference cost includes registration fee, conference dinner, and coffee breaks. There will be limited bursary for some accepted doctoral candidates and early career researchers. In addition, the selected papers may be published in a book volume.

Contacts:

Prof John Powers (Australian National University)

Email: john.powers(at)anu.edu.au

Dr David W. Kim (Australian National University)

Email: davidwj_kim(at)yahoo.co.uk

Dr Peter Friedlander (Australian National University)

Email: Peter.friedlander(at)anu.edu.au

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Call for Suggestions: NCC Online Guide to English-Language Publishing for Japanese Scholars Project

NCC Online Guide to English-Language Publishing for Japanese Scholars



Call for Suggestions





The North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC), a clearinghouse for Japanese information resources, is developing an online guide to English-language publishing for Japanese scholars trained in and currently teaching and conducting research in Japan.

 

The guide, which will be available in Japanese on the NCC website, will explain the differences in the publishing climates of Japan and Anglophone countries; outline the expectations of editors and publishers; and detail the publishing process, from researching potential publishers and making contact to final publication, for four key venues—professional journals, edited volumes, monographs, and online journals. Practical resources will include downloadable templates for inquiry letters to publishers as well as advice on how to write an abstract. 

 

The first edition will cover humanities and social science disciplines; future editions may be developed for other subject areas. Professors Keiko Ikeda of Doshisha University and Jordan Sand of Georgetown University are the project’s executive editors.

 
The first stage in the guide’s development will entail surveys of both English-language publishers and journal editors and Japanese scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Currently we are contacting publishers and journal editors to learn about past experiences with and current practices in publishing the work of Japanese scholars. The survey of Japanese scholars will also be conducted during fall 2012. The final guide will be launched on the NCC’s website in summer 2013.
 
If you know English-language publishers or journal editors or Japanese scholarly groups or associations whom we should contact to participate in our surveys, or if you would like to contribute suggestions toward the development of this guide, please notify

 

Akiko Yamagata, Project Editor.



 


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