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NYCAS Postponed Until Fall 2021

After careful deliberations, we have decided to postpone NYCAS 2020 at SUNY Brockport until fall 2021. Given the current state of uncertainty surrounding higher education in the state of New York with the pandemic, we feel as if this is our only responsible option. For more information on this decision, read our associated webpage.


New York Conference on Asian Studies 2020

The New York Conference on Asian Studies will be held at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. We are currently welcoming panel and individual paper proposals, especially from graduate students. The deadline for submission is April 1, 2020.

Date: September 11–12, 2020
Location: The College at Brockport (building TBD)

NYCAS Call for Papers 2020 (pdf)

Conference Theme: Identifying Asia

The critical concept of “identity” provides a myriad of perspectives and forms with which to explore Asia’s rich and varied cultures. Identity concerns a perceived set of characteristics performed and experienced either via social association, sanctified recognition, or personal assignation.

Using identity as a lens allows scholars to explore a range of significant issues (e.g. contested terrains of belief systems: religion, spirituality, politics, economics, education, imperialism and colonialism, as well sustainability, climate, technology, and individual construction of self and self-worth). Who is identifying Asia? What is Asia identifying? How are national, personal, and social identities established, recognized and performed? Politically? Technologically? Artistically? Globally? 

Topics range from the personal (reflexivity and equality; creativity and imagination; gender, ethnicity, sexuality and other diversities), to the impacts of larger social and global movements (colonial, pre-, post-, and de-colonization; displacements and disaster, discrimination, sustainability, environmental identity and eco-systems; the impact of technology and AI on self-identity).

All scholars, including independent scholars and graduate students, are encouraged to submit proposals for panels or an individual paper.

Panel Submission Form

We invite scholars, independent researchers, and graduate students to submit proposals for a panel, roundtable, or an individual paper. Panel and roundtable abstracts should not exceed 300 words and abstracts for individual paper submissions are limited to 250 words.

The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2020. There are three options you can submit a paper for: individual paper, panel, and roundtable.

  • Individual Paper
  • Panel
  • Roundtable

Panel Submission Form

Conference Schedule

Coming soon!


For any additional information, questions, or concerns, please contact Natalie Sarrazin.

Last Updated 7/1/20

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