CFP: Graduate student conference, Critical Asian Humanities workshop, Duke University


cahsduke2015Graduate Student Conference
in conjunction with the first annual
Critical Asian Humanities workshop
at Duke University
April 3rd, 2015

Duke University will be hosting a select graduate student conference on April 3rd, 2015, in conjunction with its first annual Critical Asian Humanities workshop, which will run from April 3rd to April 4th. Integrating approaches and methodologies from cultural studies, critical theory, and area studies, Critical Asian Humanities is an interdisciplinary field that emphasizes humanistic inquiry while critically interrogating many of the assumptions on which the humanities have traditionally relied. The workshop’s keynote speakers will be:

Wai-yee Li (Harvard): “The Uses of Barbarians in Early China”
Lisa Yoneyama (Toronto): “A Transpacific Critique of Cold War Knowledge Formations”
Lisa Lowe (Tufts): “John Stuart Mill in Hong Kong”

Closing remarks:
Rey Chow (Duke)

The graduate student conference component of the workshop will feature papers by 4-6 graduate students, to be selected by a panel of Duke faculty and grad. students. Duke will cover the domestic travel and 3 days of room/board for the graduate students who are invited to speak.

Although the workshop does not have a formal theme, preference will be given to graduate student papers that complement the keynote speakers’ focus on transregionalism and transnationalism. Students working on Asia in any discipline in the humanities or interpretive social sciences are welcome to apply.

Please send a 500-word abstract and brief biographical blurb to Carlos Rojas ( by January 20, 2015.