[CfP Extended→Sept 4th] Sustainability and Resilience in East Asia @ Biosphere 2

Aug. 3, 2023
Sustainability and Resilience in East Asia @ Biosphere 2

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Arizona is pleased to announce that the symposium “Sustainability and Resilience in East Asia” will be held in November 2023. This biannual one-day hybrid symposium is open to both the local public and to virtual audiences online. We invite scholars and graduate students from any field to discuss the past and future of environmental awareness and challenges with East Asia as the context. In addition to what is conventionally considered East Asia, we will also consider proposals that focus on Vietnam and the Himalayan region.

The following topics are some examples, but we welcome presentations that examine all issues related to the scientific, social, and cultural dimensions of the environment and sustainability in East Asia.  

  • Changes in East Asia’s environments from multiple perspectives (geosciences, culture, history, religion, etc.)
  • East Asia's climate challenges and solutions in the past, present, and future (arid regions, water and natural disasters and their management, pollution, and green initiatives, etc.)
  • Cultural construction, negotiation, and representations of environmental sustainability and resilience in East Asia (e.g., literature, TV and films, music, anime/gaming culture, theater and performance, digital media, etc.)
  • New and interdisciplinary approaches to the study and understanding of environments in the East Asian context (new meanings of environmental studies, transnationality, ecocriticism, shifting boundaries of the field, posthumanism, etc.)

For more information about the symposium and CEAS, please visit the conference website: https://tinyurl.com/ceas-2023

Please submit an abstract (up to 250 words) including your preferred way of presenting (in-person or virtual) and a brief bio (up to 100 words) to EAS-Center@arizona.edu by Deadline: Monday, September 4th.