The 13th Asian Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS2023)

May 19-22, 2023 | Held in Tokyo, Japan, and Online

ACAS is organised by IAFOR in association with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in Osaka University, Japan.

Held in partnership with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, this international conference encourages academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum stimulating respectful dialogue. This event will afford an exceptional opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, networking, and facilitating partnerships across national and disciplinary borders.

Since its founding in 2009, IAFOR has brought people and ideas together in a variety of events and platforms to promote and celebrate interdisciplinary study, and underline its importance. Over the past year we have engaged in many cross-sectoral projects, including those with universities (the University of Barcelona, Hofstra University, UCL, University of Belgrade and Moscow State University), a think tank (the East-West Center), as well as collaborative projects with the United Nations in New York, and here, with the Government of Japan through the Prime Minister’s office.

With the IAFOR Research Centre, we have engaged in a number of interdisciplinary initiatives we believe will have an important impact on domestic and international public policy conversations. It is through conferences like these that we expand our network and partners, and we have no doubt that ACAS2023 will offer a remarkable opportunity for the sharing of research and best practice, and for the meeting of people and ideas.

The 13th Asian Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS2023) will be held alongside The 13th Asian Conference on Cultural Studies (ACCS2023).

– The ACAS2023 Conference Committee

Professor Umberto Ansaldo, Curtin University, Australia
Professor Yasue Arimitsu, Doshisha University, Japan
Dr Sue Ballyn, University of Barcelona, Spain
Keiko Bang, Bang Singapore Pte Ltd., Singapore
Dr Darlene Machell Espena, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Professor Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Professor Gerard Goggin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dr Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Professor Donald E. Hall, University of Rochester, United States
Professor Baden Offord, Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University, Australia & Cultural Studies Association of Australasia
Professor Seiko Yasumoto, University of Sydney, Australia

Key Information
  • Location & Venue: Held in Tokyo, Japan, and Online
  • Dates: Friday, May 19, 2023 ​to Monday, May 22, 2023
  • Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: December 20, 2022*
  • Final Abstract Submission Deadline: March 03, 2023
  • Registration Deadline for Presenters: April 06, 2023

Present, Publish, Participate Onsite or Online

For us at IAFOR, the global coronavirus pandemic has allowed us to reimagine the conference, respecting the best of both onsite and online engagement, and the integrity of each format, and while respecting the coherence of the conference offering previously unavailable opportunities for flexibility.

We will be as flexible as we can on our side to allow delegates to choose between registration types between “onsite” and “online” up until six weeks before the conference, so that you can be assured that whatever your situation, you can present, publish, and participate.


"Inspiring Global Collaborations"

Founded in 2009, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) is a mission-driven politically independent non-partisan and non-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging interdisciplinary discussion, facilitating intercultural awareness and promoting international exchange, principally through educational interaction and academic research. Based in Japan, its main administrative office is in Nagoya, and its research centre is in the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), a graduate school of Osaka University. IAFOR runs research programs and events in partnership with universities, think tanks, and other associations. Through its international, intercultural and interdisciplinary conferences, research, and publications, IAFOR is a network hub for interdisciplinary discussion across Asia and beyond.
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