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Gina Marchetti <[log in to unmask]>
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Post-Asia Film, Media and Popular Culture Conference, July 14-16, 2014

If the historical experiences of colonialism and imperialism, both internal
and external, have produced the asymmetries of Asia versus the Rest, how
does one address the problematics of Asia as an identity category? Indeed
how can one define ‘Asia’ or ‘Asian-ness’ without falling into the traps of
essentialism that glosses over the diversity of experiences not only within
the Asian region but also beyond -- where sites of Asian-ness come to
being, and where sights of Asian-ness float about? How do film, media and
popular culture and other cultural artifacts expressive of the changing
spectra of representations and identities -- whether created inside or
outside Asia -- imagine that diversity in the past and the present, as well
as for the future? Do they otherwise articulate sameness that cuts between
Asia and the Rest? If essentialist notions of identity can be tolerated as
expedient means for political ends, at what point do they become
unquestioned categories for academic inquiry? Can an interdisciplinary *lingua
frança *be found to rethink Asia beyond the terms of geographical,
cultural, ethnic and national essentialisms? Can ecologies of the
‘Inter-Asia’ and the ‘Sinophone’, and other new critical categories,
including the renewed take on cosmopolitanism, de-territorialize ‘Asia’ and
‘Asian-ness’ without reinscribing existing ontological dilemmas? Can ‘Asia’
and ‘Asian-ness’ be de-Asianized? What is post-Asia?

To these ends, we call for paper and panel proposals for the 11th Asian
Cinema Studies Society Conference: Post-Asia Film, Media and Popular
Culture. With the support of the Department of Communication, Faculty of
Social Sciences, University of Macau, in conjunction with the Asian Cinema
Studies Society, the conference is planned for July 14-16, 2014, in Macau
SAR. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

*Asia Cinema studies Asian Media studiesAsian Popular Culture studiesAsian
Cultural Studies Cosmopolitan cinemas Creative/Cultural Industries
Cross-media formats **Cultural and Media Ecologies*

*Cultural Policies*
*Genders and Sexualities*

*Global Communication Identities and Representations Media Communication
Nationalism and Transnationalism New Media studies Postcolonial Theories
and Criticisms Postmodern cultures Print media Sinophone Communication TV

Language: English and Chinese.

Please send proposals of 200-300 words in RTF or WORD format. For all
proposals, be certain to include the title, author(s) name(s),
institutional affiliation, mailing address, and email contacts, as well as
a brief biography of each contributor. For panel, workshop, and group
submissions, be certain to provide a brief description (100 words) of the
contribution of each participant. Sessions will be 1 1/2 hours in duration,
and time limits will be strictly enforced.

The deadline for submission of proposals is *15th February 2014*. Notifications
of acceptance will be sent out by early March 2014.

Selected papers will be published in the peer-reviewed biannual *Asian
Cinema. *Now published by Intellect Press (UK), this seminal journal has
long been the flagship publication of the Asian Cinema Studies
Society. *,id=219/

Registration fee*:
Regular rate: USD200
Discount rate: USD125. *This applies to participants from developing
countries in Asia such as India, Indonesia, Philippines, People’s Republic
of China (except Hong Kong) and Thailand, as well as full-time students
(with proof of identification).*

* The registration includes access to all sessions, one-year ACSS
membership, one-year subscription to the *Asian Cinema *journal, tea/coffee
breaks, and one closing conference dinner.

Please submit your proposals to XU Xiaying, Richard (University of Macau):
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All updated information will posted at: *

Principal organizing members:
TAN See Kam (University of Macau): [log in to unmask] <([log in to unmask]>
Gary BETTINSON (University of Lancaster): *[log in to unmask]
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