FW: Olympics conference
- Call for Papers: The Olympic Games in East Asia
The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas invites
proposals for papers to be delivered at an interdisciplinary symposium on
the Olympic games in East Asia. The symposium will be held in spring 2008
in Lawrence, Kansas. Proposals from all disciplines-history, film studies,
geography, culture studies, anthropology, environmental studies, urban
planning, etc.-will be welcomed.
The symposium will consider the Olympic games in Tokyo (planned for 1940),
Tokyo (1964), Sapporo (1972), Seoul (1988), Nagano (1998), and Beijing
(2008) and their impact on the politics, cultures, economic conditions,
international relations, natural and built environments, and lifestyles of
the host countries and the region. Papers on Olympic sport culture in East
Asia, Asian nations and athletes in the larger Olympic movement, the history
of the Asian Games, and other related topics will also be considered.
Please submit a two-page curriculum vitae and a proposal of 250-500 words by
June 1, 2007. Electronic submissions are encouraged. The organizers plan
to publish the symposium papers and limited funding should be available to
help defray travel costs for those participating in the symposium.
Proposals from advanced graduate students will be given full consideration.
For further information, please contact William M. Tsutsui (btsutsui@...)
and Michael Baskett (eiga@...), Center for East Asian Studies, University
of Kansas, 1440 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 201, Lawrence, KS 66045 USA.