All posts by Thaddeus Pope

Born and raised in Brighton, England, Thaddeus Pope is an experienced commercial and editorial photographer with a BA in Photography from the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. Thaddeus’s duties at IAFOR include overseeing the design, media and marketing output of the organisation, as well as producing photo-essays, short documentaries and other visual content for IAFOR and its publications, including THINK. In January 2015, Thaddeus was named as the Creative Director of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award. (in English)


Review Committee

ACAS Review Committee Dr Elena Kolesova, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand Dr Felix Tan, Singapore Institute of Management, Global Education, Singapore Dr Ma. Junithesmer Rosales, Polytechnic University of The Philippines, The Philippines ACCS Review Committee Dr Cecilia Fe Sta Maria-Abalos, University of the Philippines Baguio, The Philippines Dr Eun Joo Kim, New York University-Shanghai,


Events & Tours

Ensure your visit to Japan is especially memorable with events such as cultural tours and the Conference Dinner. Tickets for tours and events may be added to your chosen package during the registration process. Please visit the Registration page for more details. Pre-conference Tour of Nara ()


Browse Abstracts

Read abstracts of all papers scheduled to be presented at The Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2017 (ACAS2017) and The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2017 (ACCS2017) on IAFOR’s online paper archive.


Final Programme

Final Schedule The online version of the Conference Programme is now available to view below via the Issuu viewing platform. Alternatively, download a PDF version. The Conference Programme can also be viewed on the Issuu website (requires a web browser). An Issuu app is available for Android users.


Conference Dinner

Tickets for the Conference Dinner may be added to your chosen package during the registration process. Please visit the Registration page for more details.


IAFOR Events App


Conference Outline

Thursday, June 1, 2017 08:30-17:30: Pre-Conference Tour of Nara (optional extra) Friday, June 2, 2017 09:00-10:00: Conference Registration | Open Studio Coffee will be served from 09:00 10:00-10:30: Announcements & Welcome Address | Prokofiev Hall 10:30-11:30: Keynote Presentation | Prokofiev Hall Precarious Futures, Precarious Pasts: Migritude and Planetarity Gaurav Desai, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,




About ACAS

IAFOR’s programme in cultural and area studies is highly developed, with some of the world’s leading academic institutions coming together to celebrate the international, intercultural and interdisciplinary. Working in partnership with universities such as Monash, Barcelona, Moscow State, Birkbeck, London, Lehigh, Northwestern, Indonesia, Waseda, and Tokyo, as well as such groups as the Cultural Studies


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