[KS] CFP: The 4th Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Conference in 2014 -- Chiang Mai, Thailand

Pil Ho Kim plateaux at gmail.com
Mon Nov 11 22:10:44 EST 2013

Apologies for cross-posting. This conference may be of interest for those
who do research on Korean pop music.

*CFP:** The 4th** Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Conference* *2014
in **Chiang
Mai (**Thailand**)*

*Date: * 8-9 August 2014, (Friday-Saturday)

*Venue:* College of Arts, Media and Technology, Chiang Mai University,
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Campus Map: http://www.camt.cmu.ac.th/en/contact.php

*Organized by: *

Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Group (IAPMS group),

College of Arts, Media and Technology, Chiang Mai, Thailand

*Statement *

We are pleased to announce the 4th Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies
Conference, which will take place on August 8-9, 2014 in Chiang Mai, in
collaboration with College of Arts, Media and Technology, Chiang Mai
University, Thailand. Following the first conference in Osaka in 2008, the
second conference in Hong Kong in 2010, and the third conference in Taipei
in 2012, we move our next meeting to Thailand--hub of vibrant Southeast
Asian popular music and music industry.

Founded in 2008, Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Group (IAPMS group) is a
research network that at the moment includes 120 scholars not only in Asia
but also in Europe, America and Oceania. Through its biennial conferences
and related activities, the group provides a platform to foster scholarly
conversations and collaborations arising from the growing academic interest
in Asian popular music both inside and outside Asia.


*How to **Perform* *'**Inter-Asia**'* *P**op**ular Music* *Studies *

Nowadays, Asian popular music is strong and  serious investigation on it is
growing, in the academy and elsewhere. More importantly, the cultural
economy of popular music in Asia has become transnational or
border-crossing in a literal sense. There are  quite a few case studies
that show that the consumption and mediation as well as the production and
distribution easily cross national borders.

However, most of 'inter-Asia' popular music studies restrict themselves to
 a 'national' base. Most researchers are specialized in the popular music
of one nation or language group and it has proven to be quite a challenge
to adopt a truly 'inter-Asia' perspective. This perspective of comparative
or cross-cultural research is unfortunately still  a somewhat distant
ideal, with only a handful successful texts that light the way. Given this
situation, is it enough for each researcher to write about his/her 'own'
music and leave the comparison to the readers of a 'special issue' or
'edited volume' that covers different 'cases'? Or should we rather find out
a'collective' or 'collaborative' approach to doing research and writing
papers? How can it be done, when you do not have sufficient international
connections, when there is no agreed upon vocabulary and periodization,
when your time schedule or life cycle does not match? Finally, is
collective or collaborative writing really necessary?

The 4th Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies conference will address the
possibilities and difficulties of adopting an 'inter-Asia' perspective. We
especially welcome papers that consider comparative and/or collaborative
research, in the future as well as in the present. The conference engages
with all the scholarly debates of the emerging fields of Inter-Asia popular
music studies, in the following categories or streams:

Stream 1: Theory and Methodology
Stream 2: Production, Circulation and Consumption
Stream 3: History,Geography, Politics
Stream 4: Genre, Identity, Ideology

The organizer of Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Conference 2014 in Chiang
Mai would like to invite paper presenters to send their abstract (not more
than 250 words) to iapms2014chiangmai at gmail.com
<iapms2014salaya at gmail.com> *before
25 January 2014*. Please don't forget to write down the 'stream' in which
you think your paper fits.

Please use the attached Proposal
click to download) when submitting your proposal. Please use your
surname as file name (ex. Chua.doc, Douglas.doc). If you plan to organize a
panel with more than two people, please coordinate with the panelists to
put all the necessary information on one form (e.g., panel title, paper
titles, individual abstracts, panelists information). A panel description
is not necessary.

Please email all inquiries to:
iapms2014chiangmai at gmail.com<iapms2014salaya at gmail.com>

2014.1.25 Deadline for abstract submission

2014.02.25 Acceptance of papers

2014.04.25 Registration

2014.07.25 Submission of full paper

2014.08.08-09 Conference Days

*Organizing Committees *

Viriya Sawangchot (API Fellow & Mahidol University, Thailand)

Siriporn Somboonbooran (Walailak University, Thailand)

Atchareeya Saisin (Chiang Mai University, Thailand)

Tunghung HO (Fu-jen Catholic University, Taiwan)

Eva TSAI (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan)

Anthony FUNG (Chinese University, Hong Kong/China)

Yoshitaka MORI (Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan)

Jeroen Groenwegen-Lau (Independent scholar, Netherlands-China)

Yukie HIRATA (Dokkyo University, Japan)

Sun JUNG (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Kai Khiun LIEW (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Aekyung PARK (Yonsei University, Korea)

Hyunjoon SHIN (Sungkonghoe University, Korea)

Jung-yup LEE (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA/Korea)


English is the only language in the conference as there is no common
language among Asia language. Translation service can be provided only
during Q&A, in case  the presenters need it.

For the updated information about submission, registration, accommodation,
transportation *etc*, please keep visiting our website:
http:www.interasiapop.org <http://www.interasiapop.org/>.
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