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)
14:00-14:15: Welcome Address & Recognition of IAFOR Scholarship Winners
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan
14:15-14:30: IAFOR Documentary Photography Award
14:30-16:00: Plenary Panel Discussion
The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Crisis of Global Politics: A View from Asia
Jaewoo Choo, Kyunghee University, South Korea
Brendan Howe, Ewha Women’s University, South Korea
Kei Koga, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Mingjiang Li, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
June Park, National Research Foundation of Korea, South Korea
Haruko Satoh, Osaka University, Japan
Yang Xianfeng, Yonsei University, South Korea
This panel is sponsored by The Korea Foundation
16:00-16:30: Virtual Coffee
16:30-18:00: Plenary Panel Discussion
Design and Democracy
Bruce Brown, Royal College of Art, United Kingdom
Nagayuki Saito, International Professional University of Technology, Japan
Ryuji Yamazaki-Skov, Osaka University, Japan
Moderator: Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan
This panel is co-organised by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), Japan Office
09:05-09:15: Welcome from the Organising Committee
Baden Offord, Curtin University, Australia
09:15-09:55: Keynote Presentation
Donald Hall, University of Rochester, United States
10:00-11:15: Live-Stream Session I
11:15-11:30: Virtual Coffee
11:30-12:45: Live-Stream Session II
12:45-13:45: Lunch Discussion Groups
13:45-14:35: Live-Stream Session III
14:35-14:50: Virtual Coffee
14:50-16:05: Live-Stream Session IV
16:10-17:10: Panel Discussion
Communication, Technology and Transparency in Times of COVID
Gerard Goggin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan
17:10-17:30: Networking Session
13:50-14:00: Welcome from the Organising Committee
Seiko Yasumoto, The University of Sydney, Australia
14:00-14:50: Live-Stream Session I
14:50-15:05: Virtual Coffee
15:05-16:20: Live-Stream Session II
16:20-16:35: Virtual Coffee
16:35-17:25: Live-Stream Session III
17:25-17:40: Virtual Coffee
17:40-18:30: Live-Stream Session IV
18:30-18:45: Virtual Coffee
18:45-20:25: Live-Stream Session V
20:25-20:40: Closing Session
The draft version of the Conference Programme will be available online on May 07, 2020. 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.
Accepted abstracts of confirmed presenters are available here.
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.