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ACAH 2015 - The Sixth Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities

ACAH 2015 - The Sixth Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities
2nd to 5th April 2015 - Osaka, Japan

IAFOR and its global partners are proud to announce the Sixth Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities and would like to encourage submissions and participation from around the world to this international, intercultural and interdisciplinary event.

Enquiries: acah@iafor.org
Web address: http://iafor.org/iafor/conferences/acah2015/
Sponsored by: IAFOR - The International Academic Forum

Conference Theme and Streams - Please submit your abstract through the online submission system found on the "Call for Papers" page of the website.

Conference Theme: "Power"

The conference theme for 2015 is "Power", and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives. Submissions are organized into the following thematic streams:

-Arts

Teaching and Learning the Arts
Arts Policy, Management and Advocacy
Arts Theory and Criticism
Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts
Visual Arts Practices
Performing Arts Practices: Theater, Dance, Music
Literary Arts Practices
Media Arts Practices: Television, Multimedia, Digital, Online and Other New Media
Other Arts

-Humanities

Media, Film Studies, Theatre, Communication
Aesthetics, Design
Language, Linguistics
Knowledge
Philosophy, Ethics, Consciousness
History, Historiography
Literature/Literary Studies
Political Science, Politics
Teaching and Learning
Globalisation
Ethnicity, Difference, Identity
Immigration, Refugees, Race, Nation
First Nations and Indigenous Peoples
Sexuality, Gender, Families
Religion, Spirituality
Cyberspace, Technology
Science, Environment and the Humanities
Other Humanities

ACAH2015 Conference Chairs and Featured Speakers

Reverend Professor Stuart Picken
ACAH2015 Conference Chair and Featured Speaker
Chairman of the IAFOR IAB

Stuart D. B. Picken is the founding chairman of the IAFOR International Advisory Board. The author of a dozen books and over 130 articles and papers, he is considered one of the foremost scholars on Japan, China, and Globalization in East Asia. As an academic, Professor Picken has devoted more than 30 years to scholarship in Japan, notably as a professor at the International Christian University in Tokyo, where he specialized in ethics and Japanese thought, and as International Adviser to the High Priest of Tsubaki Grand Shrine (Mie prefecture).

He has also served as a consultant to various businesses, including Jun Ashida Ltd., Mitsui Mining and Smelting Corp., Kobe Steel, and Japan Air Lines. In November 2008, the Government of Japan awarded Professor Picken the Order of the Sacred Treasure for his pioneering research, and outstanding contribution to the promotion of friendship and mutual understanding between Japan and the UK. The honour is normally reserved for Japanese citizens and is a mark of the utmost respect in which Professor Picken is held by the Japanese Government.

Although now resident in Scotland, Professor Picken maintains his interests in Japan, as Chair of the Japan Society of Scotland, and through his work with IAFOR. A fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, he lives near Glasgow with his wife and two children.

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