Annual Meeting

22nd Annual ASIANetwork Conference
Spring 2014 Conference

Engaging Diversity in Asia
The Indian Lakes Resort
Bloomingdale, IL
April 11-13, 2014

2014 Annual Meeting Preliminary Program (pdf)
2014 Pre-Conference Workshops

The 2014 ASIANetwork Conference theme is ENGAGING DIVERSITY IN ASIA. From the Silk Road to the rise of the modern global economy, the dynamics of diversity have shaped the Asian experience. The conference aims to address this theme broadly across a wide range of fields in the liberal arts, with a view to understanding the way individuals and groups negotiate diversity in the context of social, political, and economic change. The ASIANetwork 2014 program committee therefore invites proposals for panels and individual papers from any disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspective. We welcome proposals on scholarly research, pedagogy, and other forms of artistic expression or knowledge production. Please note, however, that papers from undergraduates will be considered only if they are co-presenting with a faculty member.

Possible ideas or topics for panels or individual papers might include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Diversity of the Silk Road routes and the Indian Ocean trade
  • Asian Diasporas
  • Nationalism, ethnic identity and conflict
  • Diverse experiences in economic, political, or social developments
  • The historical experience of colonialism and colonial relationships
  • The influence of popular culture in mediating the encounter with diversity
  • Regional integration and economic citizenship
  • Pre-modern imperialism as well as modern European & Asian imperialism
  • The myth of cultural homogeneity
  • Diversity as a theme in the arts

PLEASE NOTE: ASIANetwork will provide LCD projectors but panelists must bring their own laptops (MAC users: you will need to bring the MAC video adaptor).

If you are interested in organizing a panel or submitting an individual paper proposal, please send the completed panel proposal form to Dr. Steven Emmanuel by August 16, 2013 either by email (please put ASIANetwork 2014 Conference in the subject heading) to or by surface mail to:

Dr. Steven Emmanuel
Program Committee Chair, 2014 ASIANetwork Conference
Department of Philosophy
Virginia Wesleyan College
Norfolk, VA 23502

2014 Annual Meeting Preliminary Program (pdf)
2014 Pre-Conference Workshops

Call for Papers (pdf)
Panel Proposal Form (pdf)
Panel Proposal Form (doc)