[KS] Call for Papers: The Olympic Games in East Asia
kyun at ku.edu
Tue Aug 28 19:14:57 EDT 2007
The University of Kansas, Lawrence will be hosting the symposium "Olympian Desires: Building Bodies and Minds in East Asia," April 10-12, 2008. The deadline for submissions is past but the organizers are still looking for papers about the 1988 Seoul Olympics. If you have any questions, please contact William M. Tsutsui (btsutsui at ku.edu) and Michael Baskett (eiga at ku.edu), Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas, 1440 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 201, Lawrence, KS 66045 USA. Here is an overview of the symposium:
Call for Papers: The Olympic Games in East Asia
The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas invites proposals for papers to be delivered at an interdisciplinary symposium on the Olympic games in East Asia. The symposium will be held in spring 2008 in Lawrence, Kansas. Proposals from all disciplines-history, film studies, geography, culture studies, anthropology, environmental studies, urban planning, etc.-will be welcomed. The symposium will consider the the Olympic games in Tokyo (planned for 1940), Tokyo (1964), Sapporo (1972), Seoul (1988), Nagano (1998), and Beijing (2008) and their impact on the politics, cultures, economic conditions, international relations, natural and built environments, and lifestyles of the host countries and the region. Papers on Olympic sport culture in East Asia, Asian nations and athletes in the larger Olympic movement, the history of the Asian Games, and other related topics will also be considered.
Please submit a two-page curriculum vitae and a proposal of 250-500 words by June 1, 2007. Electronic submissions are encouraged. The organizers plan to publish the symposium papers and limited funding should be available to help defray travel costs for those participating in the symposium. Proposals from advanced graduate students will be given full consideration. For further information, please contact William M. Tsutsui (btsutsui at ku.edu) and Michael Baskett (eiga at ku.edu), Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas, 1440 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 201, Lawrence, KS 66045 USA.
Thank you very much for your attention!
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University of Kansas
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