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The ISEAS/BUFS 2014 International Conference

2014/03/30 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Date:30 May 2014
Venue:Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, Busan University of Foreign Studies, Namsan-Dong, Geumjeong Gu, (New Campus), Busan, South Korea


CONFERENCE THEME:  Explication of the Regional Characteristics of Southeast Asia and Inter-regional Comparative Studies

Background and Concepts:

The ISEAS/BUFS has been conducting a 10 year HK (Humanities Korea) project since 2009, which is focused on Southeast Asian Studies, supported by National Research Foundation of Korea. The main research agenda is “The Recognition and Construction of Southeast Asia as a Holon: Building Southeast Asian Studies on Compounding Area Studies and Cultural Studies.”

The fluid concept of ‘culture’ here applies in a broad sense, which includes not only the artistic outcomes but also the idea of a general process of intellectual that influenced the sociological and historical progress. The period of the research project consists of three stages with 3-3-4 years. Each stage has its own research topic to focus on. The first stage of the research under the topic of “Outer Civilizations and Infra-Culture of Southeast Asia” was successfully concluded by the end of August 31, 2013.

Now, the ISEAS/BUFS entered at the second stage of research agenda under the specific topic of “Explication of the Regional Characteristics of Southeast Asia and Inter-regional Comparative Studies.” In the course of historical progress Southeast Asia has been opened to the various outer civilizations, which competed with the infra-culture of Southeast Asia. In the process, the regional characteristics of Southeast Asia have been modified and developed into the contemporary form. It implies that within the regional characteristics of Southeast Asia one could find the ‘relativeness’ to other civilizations and the ‘uniqueness’ of its own.

For the 2014 International Conference of ISEAS/BUFS on May 30, 2014, the ISEAS/BUFS invites scholars to submit papers on “Explication of the Regional Characteristics of Southeast Asia and Inter-regional Comparative Studies.” Papers could be based on the broad range of humanity and social science. Papers on the following general topics are particularly being sought:

  • Unique characteristics of Southeast Asia.
  • Relative characteristics of Southeast Asia.
  • Overlapping and hybridization of Southeast Asian Culture.
  • Comparative study between Southeast

Paper Submission: 

1. Deadline for title, abstract, and CV – December 15, 2013

2. Deadline for the full paper submission (accepted one only) – May 1, 2014

3. Presented papers shall be proposed for the Journal publication after referees’ review to Suvannabhumi (Multidisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies) published by ISEAS/BUFS.

4. Paper shall be submitted online – kimdy@iseas.kr

Privilege for the Paper Presenters:

The paper presenters and invited conference participants will be provided by ISEAS/BUFS round trip air tickets to Busan, 2 nights 3 days hotel accommodation, and city tour in Busan, South Korea.

Contact details:

KIM, Dong-Yeob Ph.D.

HK Professor / Coordinator for Research

Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, BUFS

Email: dykim@bufs.ac.kr (or) kimdy@iseas.kr


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Institute for Southeast Asian Studies
Busan University of Foreign Studies
Busan , Korea, Republic Of
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