The Asian Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS) is an interdisciplinary conference held alongside The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies (ACCS). Keynote, Featured and Spotlight Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. Registration for either conference will allow delegates to attend sessions in the other.
This page provides details of featured presentations, the conference schedule and other programming. For more information about presenters, please visit the Speakers page.
All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9) (time difference converter tool)
09:00-09:25: Announcements, Recognition of IAFOR Scholarship Winners, & Welcome Address
09:25-10:00: Featured Interview Session
Doomed to Happen? The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Anoma van der Veere, The IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy, Japan
10:10-10:55: Keynote Presentation
Intercultural Strategies in High-Performance Environments: Observations from the Rugby World Cup 2019
Sean O'Connell, Nanzan University, Japan
10:05-12:05: Keynote Presentation
Bradley J. Hamm, Northwestern University, United States
12:15-13:30: Live-Stream Session 1: Asian & South-East Asian Studies
13:40-15:45: Live-Stream Session 2: Interdisciplinary: Cultural Studies
15:55-17:10: Live-Stream Session 3: Interdisciplinary: Cultural Studies
17:20-18:20: Featured Interview Session
Sino-Japanese Relations: History, Martial Culture, Cross-cultural Exchanges and Interdisciplinary Research
Clementina Cardoso, CIHRC Research and Development, Hong Kong
Hing Chao, Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings, Hong Kong
10:00-11:15: Live-Stream Session 1: Comparative Studies of Asian and East Asian Studies
11:25-13:05: Live-Stream Session 2: Chinese Studies
13:15-14:55: Live-Stream Session 3: Education/Pedagogy
15:05-16:20: Live-Stream Session 4: Literary Studies
16:30-17:45: Live-Stream Session 5: Interdisciplinary: Cultural Studies
17:55-19:05: Featured Interview Session
Selfless: Journeys Through Identity and Social Class
Geoffrey Beattie, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
10:00-11:15: Live-Stream Session 1: Education
11:25-12:40: Live-Stream Session 2: Interdisciplinary: Cultural Studies
12:50-14:05: Live-Stream Session 3: Interdisciplinary: Cultural Studies
14:15-15:30: Live-Stream Session 4: Identity, Race, and Queer Theories
15:40-17:20: Live-Stream Session 5: East Asian Studies (Japanese / Korean)
17:20-17:30: Conference Closing Address
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan
The draft version of the Conference Programme will be available online on May 03, 2021. All registered delegates will be notified of this publication by email.
The above schedule may be subject to change.
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.
The Conference Programme contains access information, session information and a detailed day-to-day presentation schedule.
Important Information Emails
All registered attendees will receive an Important Information email and updates in the run-up to the conference. Please check your email inbox for something from "iafor.org". If you can not find these emails in your normal inbox, it is worth checking in your spam or junk mail folders as many programs filter out emails this way. If these did end up in one of these folders, please add the address to your acceptable senders' folder by whatever method your email program can do this.
Pre-Recorded Virtual Presentations
A number of presenters have submitted pre-recorded virtual video presentations. We encourage you to watch these presentations and provide feedback through the video comments. A full list of these is on the conference website.
View details of programming for past ACAS conferences via the links below.