5th International Conference

Conference Theme: (En)countering Globalizations : Religion in the contemporary world
Organizer:  Asia Association for Global Studies (AAGS)
Date: March 13-14, 2010
Venue: National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan 

After the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the end of the ideological dichotomy of the Cold War years that divided the world for more than four decades, religion has emerged as a major factor in global affairs: religion lies at the core of various conflicts with global reach and religion has entered the global consciousness as a force that aggressively challenges globalization. At the same time, as world religions promote universal values religious movements potentially may play a role in forming new communities at the global and local levels.

How does globalization affect religious life in local cultures and how have religions responded to the challenges of globalization? How do religions evolve under the conditions associated with globalization? Under which circumstances could religions profit from the processes of globalization?  
 
AAGS invites scholars from all relevant fields to discuss these and other questions related to the complex relationship of globalization and religion.

Participants are invited to submit proposals on the themes below:

1. Culture and identity
2. Conflicts and violence
3. Gender relations
4. Immigration and migration
5. Security issues
6. Communication and technology
7. Economy
8. Society and welfare
9. Theory formation
10. Others

Proposals should be between 150 to 200 words and include the paper's title and the author's name, affiliation, and contact information. A bio of 100 to 125 words describing the author's background, accomplishments and research interests should also accompany the proposal. Both proposals and bios should be written using the templates provided at: 
http://asia-globalstudies.org/templates Applications should then be submitted as email attachments to
conferenceproposals@asia-globalstudies.org Documents not using the templates or following the specified format will not be accepted. Please note that we can offer no travel support or funding to participants. Thus, please only submit a proposal if you are certain you will have your own financial means to attend the conference.

Important deadlines:
Submission of abstract: October 31, 2009
Notification of proposal result: November 14, 2009
Deadline for earlybird registration: December 14, 2009
Deadline for presenters' registration*: January 14, 2010
Deadline for visa application processing**: January 7, 2010
Submission of full paper: January 31, 2010
Deadline for refunds**: January 31, 2010
Conference event: March 13-14, 2010

* All presenters must submit their conference fees before they can be registered. No payments can be accepted upon arrival.  
** Those who require visas to enter Taiwan should have them processed by this date. If a visa is required but is not obtained by the deadline, the applicant's name will be taken off the list of presenters and attendees.
*** No refunds after 31 January, 2010. Refunds requested before this time will be returned two weeks following the conference. 

INFORMATION


1. Call for Papers: (see column on left)


2. Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer, University of California-Santa Barbara


3. AAGS 2010 Schedule: PDF Here


4. Abstracts: PDF Here


5. Registration Information

Conference fees: 1) Early bird rates (before January 14, 2010) are 11,000 yen (member), 13,500 yen (fees + membership), and 13,000 yen (non-member); 2) Standard rates (after January 14, 2010) are 13,000 (member), 15,500 yen (fees + membership) and 15,000 yen (non-member). Fees cover refreshments and snacks and the reception networking dinner on March 13, and also allow delegates to attend all sessions for both days of the conference. (Lunches not included.)


6. Important deadlines:

Submission of abstract: October 31, 2009 


Deadline for earlybird registration: January 14, 2009 


Deadline for presenters' registration*: January 14, 2010 


Deadline for visa application processing**: January 31, 2010 


Submission of full paper: January 31, 2010


Deadline for refunds**: January 31, 2010


Conference event: March 13-14, 2010


* All presenters must submit their conference fees before they can be registered. No payments can be accepted upon arrival.  

** Those who require visas to enter Taiwan should have them processed by this date. If a visa is required but is not obtained by the deadline, the applicant's name will be taken off the list of presenters and attendees.

*** No refunds after 31 January, 2010. Refunds requested before this time will be returned two weeks following the conference.