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The Vietnam Center and Archive : “1967 – The Search for Peace”

[ndlr] Appel à communications.

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Conference Call for Papers and Panels
“1967: The Search for Peace”

April 28-29, 2017, Lubbock, Texas

 

The Vietnam Center and Archive and the newly-created Institute for Peace & Conflict (IPAC) at Texas Tech University are pleased to announce a conference focused on the year 1967 and the search for peace in Vietnam. We hope and expect in this conference to approach the events of 1967 in the broadest possible manner by hosting presentations not only on the antiwar and peace movements at home and abroad, but also on efforts to end the conflict through international diplomacy as well as military and diplomatic means in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

Recent scholarship has focused on 1967 as a pivotal year in the Vietnam War, as the broad consensus that had supported the war in its early years started to break down and the country fractured over whether the United States could successfully achieve its stated objectives in Vietnam. In streets and on campuses across America, critics of the war demanded an immediate U.S. withdrawal—a position rejected by the Johnson administration as naïve and irresponsible. In April, Martin Luther King became the most famous opponent of the war, much to the chagrin of President Johnson. Behind closed doors, an increasing number of officials within the administration began to question official U.S. strategy and they looked for ways to change course. In May, the Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support (CORDS) was created to hopefully “pacify” the rural areas controlled by NLF and PAVN troops, and win the “hearts and minds” of the villagers. In a speech in San Antonio in September of that year, President Johnson offered to suspend the bombing campaign in exchange for concessions from North Vietnam, prefiguring his more famous offer of a bombing pause announced in the wake of the Tet Offensive the following year. Meanwhile, a force increase to 480,000 troops, operations such as Cedar Falls, Junction City and Rolling Thunder had not defeated the will of the enemy to continue fighting. The depth of this divide behind closed doors was perhaps symbolized most profoundly by the resignation of Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara that fall. While this conference will reflect upon the 50th anniversary of all of the events that took place during that critical year, we also encourage the submission of papers and panels that will address the theme of peace over the course of the war from as many perspectives as possible.

This two-day conference will be hosted at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Lubbock, Texas. Conference organizers welcome both individual presentation proposals as well as pre-organized panel proposals that include two to three presentations. Conference sessions will follow the standard 90-minute format to include 60 minutes for presentations and 30 minutes for questions and discussion. Presentations by veterans are especially encouraged as are presentations by graduate students. Graduate student travel grants will be made available to select students.

Proposal submission deadline is January 15, 2017. Please submit a 250 word abstract and separate two-page CV/resume to 1967vietnamconference@gmail.com. The program committee of Justin Hart, Dave Lewis, Steve Maxner, Laura Calkins, and Ron Milam will evaluate all paper proposals and develop a program that reflects the many remarkable aspects of 1967. If submitting a panel proposal, please include separate abstracts for each proposed presentation and CVs/resumes for each speaker.

Thank you for your interest in participating in this conference.

Source : Steve Maxner / VSG

Nation-Building in War: The Experience of Republican Vietnam, 1955-1975 – Berkeley, 17-18 octobre 2016

[ndlr] Le renouveau des études sur l’expérience républicaine au Sud Viêt-Nam se poursuit. Annonce d’un important colloque sur la construction de l’État-nation au Sud entre 1955 et 1975 (co-organisé par le Centre des Études de l’Asie du Sud Est de l’Université de Berkeley, Californie et le Journal of Vietnamese Studies).

 

Nation-Building in War: The Experience of Republican Vietnam, 1955-1975

Conference/Symposium

October 17 | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

October 18 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

180 Doe Library

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Center for Southeast Asia Studies

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This symposium is about the experience of nation-building in Republican Vietnam during 1949-1975. During this period, many Vietnamese sought a non-communist future for their country with the support of the United States. Over more than two decades, these men and women worked together toward that goal as much as fought against each other over differences in visions and policies. This took place within the broader context of large-scale military conflicts (the civil war between North Vietnam and South Vietnam and the Cold War between the superpowers).

Scholarship on the subject has focused mostly on that broader context of warfare while overlooking the project of nation-building carried out by South Vietnamese. In fact, much more took place in politics, society, culture, and the economy than in the military realm. Another bias of scholarship is its obsession with external intervention and its corresponding neglect of Vietnamese agency. While the U.S. played a crucial role in the viability of South Vietnam as an independent entity, South Vietnamese efforts have not been fully appreciated.

This symposium hopes to document and analyze such Vietnamese efforts in both military and other areas of nation-building by presenting panels of South Vietnamese officials, politicians, academics, and journalists who were active participants in historical developments, paired with panels of young scholars who will be asked to place the testimonies of participants in their contexts and to evaluate their significance.

Organizers: Peter Zinoman, Professor of History, UC Berkeley; Tuong Vu, Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon

Participants

  • Col. Trần Minh Công, Commandant of RVN Police Academy
  • Nguyễn Đức Cường, Minister of Trade and Industry
  • Kiều Chinh, Actress
  • Huỳnh Văn Lang, Director of Foreign Exchange Agency and secretary of the Can Lao Party’s Joint North-South branch, founder of Bách Khoa Review and the Association for the Development of Popular Culture
  • Phạm Kim Ngọc, Minister of Economy
  • Hoàng Đức Nhã, Presidential Advisor and Minister of Mass Mobilization and Open Arms
  • Nhã Ca, Writer
  • Dr. Nguyễn Hữu Phước, National Director of Elementary Teacher Training & In-Service Training, Ministry of Education
  • Lt. Col. Bùi Quyền, Deputy Commander, Third Airborne Brigade
  • Dr. Võ Kim Sơn, Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Saigon
  • Cao Văn Thân, Minister of Land Reform and Agricultural Development
  • Vũ Quốc Thúc, Central Bank Governor and Minister of Reconstruction and Development
  • Vũ Thanh Thủy, War Correspondent
  • Phạm Trần, Journalist
  • Lâm Lễ Trinh, Minister of Interior and Ambassador
  • Sean Fear, Postdoctoral Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security, Dartmouth College
  • Kevin Li, Ph.D. candidate, History, UC Berkeley
  • Ryan Nelson, Ph.D. candidate, History, UC Berkeley
  • Huong Nguyen, Ph.D. candidate, History, University of Washington
  • Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen, Associate Professor of Australian Studies, Monash University
  • Van Nguyen-Marshall, Associate Professor of History, Trent University (Canada)
  • John Schafer, Emeritus Professor of English, Humboldt State University
  • Simon Toner, Postdoctoral Fellow in Southeast Asian Studies, Columbia University
  • Nu-Anh Tran, Assistant Professor of History and Asian American Studies, University of Connecticut
  • Alex-Thai Dinh Vo, Ph.D. candidate, Cornell University
  • Tuong Vu, Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon
  • Peter Zinoman, Professor of History, UC Berkeley

The program of October 18 includes a book launch from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., by Prof. Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen (Monash University), who will discuss her new book South Vietnamese Soldiers: Memories of the Vietnam War and After (2016)

CA, cseas@berkeley.edu, 510-642-3609

[Programme des deux journées à télécharger]

CSEAS Vietnam Program UPDATE

Source : CSEAS

Second Doi moi needed: scholars [Viet Nam News]

[ndlr] Le pari d’un second Renouveau se fait attendre… Nous évoquions cette nécessité il y a quatre ans dans : Gédéon, Laurent & Guillemot, François (2012), « Viêt Nam. L’appel à un second Renouveau », in Jérémy Jammes et Benoît de Tréglodé (sous la dir.), L’Asie du Sud-Est 2012. Les événements majeurs de l’année, Bangkok & Paris, Irasec / Les Indes Savantes, 2012, pp. 289-311.

HÀ NỘI — Scholars called on the Party and the Government to urgently initiate a second Đổi mới (renewal) period to meet the new demands of the country’s development, economically and politically.

Đổi mới, officially begun in 1986, changed Viet Nam’s post-war Soviet-style subsidised economy into a market-oriented one. The thirty-year long process led to an economic boom in the war-torn country with average growth rates up to eight per cent.

“After years of economic collapse and suffering of the consequences of war, the Vietnamese Government liberated the market and opened it for the international economy,” said Stefan Kaufmann, member of the German Parliament at an international conference on the 30th anniversary of Đổi mới held on Friday. It was organised by the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), Hanoi and Germany’s Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

“What happened ever since has been, what we Germans like to call a ‘Wirtschaftswunder’ – an economy miracle,” he said.

Lire la suite : Viet Nam News, 10/10/2016.

Image « à la une » : Former Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Khoan delivers speech at an international conference on the 30th anniversary of Đổi mới held on Friday. © 2016 baoquocte.vn

Call for papers: « Rencontres: A Gathering Voices of the Vietnamese diaspora » – Melbourne, 1-2 December 2016

[ndlr] Appel à communications de Alex Kurmann et Tess Do, The University of Melbourne.

Please find below a call for papers for the colloquium, Rencontres: A Gathering of Voices of the Vietnamese Diaspora, in Melbourne in early December.

Rencontres: A Gathering of Voices of the Vietnamese Diaspora

 

The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 1-2 December, 2016

 

Literature of the Vietnamese diaspora in the English and French speaking worlds, as well as scholarship on Franco- and Anglophone Vietnamese writing, flourish for the most part in separation from one another. At present, no substantial work brings these voices into dialogue. This two day colloquium seeks to facilitate such an exchange through a gathering of writers and scholars of the Vietnamese diaspora, its literature and artistic production.

We will host author readings by French, New Caledonian and Australian writers of Vietnamese origin in a public reception in the early evening on 1 December prior to an academic colloquium to take place all day on December 2.

The following writers will present their work at the public lecture: Anna Moï, Thanh-Van Tran-Nhut, Marcelino Truong (France), Jean Vanmai (New Caledonia), Chi Vu, Hoa Pham (Australia).

Topics of interest for scholarly papers include, but are in no way limited to:

  • Connections /comparisons between Vietnamese diasporic literatures and arts
  • Diaspora Literary Studies
  • 1st, 1.5 and 2nd generation writers of the diaspora
  • Narratives of refugee experience
  • Narratives of migration and exile
  • Trends in genre
  • Positions on « Vietnamese Francophone », « Vietnamese  Australian », « Minority » or  « Ethnic » literatures.
  • Post-colonial literature
  • The Vietnam War in literature and artistic production

Please send an abstract of up to 250 words to alex.kurmann@mq.edu.au by September 15.

Buddhist Literacy in Early Modern Northern Vietnam – 23–24 September 2016

[ndlr] Annonce d’un colloque sur les textes bouddhistes de l’ancien Viêt-Nam.

BUDDHIST LITERACY IN EARLY MODERN NORTHERN VIETNAM

Presented by Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey & The Vietnamese Nôm Preservation Foundation

23 September – 24 September, 2016

Recent work from a number of quarters has scrutinized the notion of “East Asia,” as a cosmopolitan zone unified by shared script, literary language, and educational traditions. Vietnam’s inclusion in modern mappings of “Southeast Asia” has often obscured its critical membership in an East Asian cultural zone, a fact that has limited potentially fruitful comparative work with Korea, China, and Japan. One of the most important features of East Asian cultural construction was the role of Buddhism in the dissemination of script, cosmopolitan language, and literate knowledge — a phenomenon particularly important to second millennium Korea, Japan, and Vietnam, each of which suffered crises in literacy at different points, due to invasion or internecine war. While comparison of Buddhist literacy in Korea and Japan has enjoyed a relatively robust tradition (especially with recent work on shared glossing techniques such as kunten), comparison with Vietnam has been limited by areal and disciplinary boundaries that are more artifacts of academic history, than substantive contours defining the cultures in question.

Our symposium seeks to break down these artifical barriers by examining a set of religious texts now housed at Thắng Nghiêm and Phổ Nhân, two syncretic Buddhist temples located 15 km southwest of Hanoi, in northern Vietnam. The collection was gathered from the surrounding region by the current abbot beginning in 1997, and represents a diverse library of primarily secular xylographic and epigraphic texts, composed over the latter half of the 2nd millennium, and written in both Literary Chinese and vernacular Vietnamese “ Chữ Nôm” (an extinct character script used to represent vernacular Vietnamese, until its replacement by the Latin alphabet in the early 20th century). As one contributor points out, these texts are remarkable for their pedestrian character, providing a uniquely mundane portrait of literacy in early modern northern Vietnam. These texts were recently digitized through the groundbreaking efforts of the Vietnamese Nom Preservation Foundation (VNPF), making the entire collection accessible to scholarly examination for the first time.

Catalyzed by the VNPF’s work, our project seeks to break new ground by staging a multidisciplinary investigation into the phenomenon of literacy, and its dissemination through the Buddhist institution. The enclosed abstracts seek to explore the nature of print culture as maintained and conducted by early modern Buddhist temples, its relationship to the court, and its philological practices and traditions, as well as its relationship to folk and non-literate traditions of religious practice. Additionally, our symposium includes a special panel on issues of digitizing the Buddhist canon — work that is foundational to all cutting edge research into premodern East Asian textual culture. These inquiries illuminate not only a sorely understudied aspect of Vietnamese history and culture, but also promise fruitful comparison with Japan, Korea, and China, on issues of Buddhism and literacy, classical education, and the rise of the vernacular.

Télécharger le programme (résumés) :

Appel à propositions d’ateliers : 6e congrès Asie (26, 27 et 28 juin 2017)

Le réseau Asie et le GIS Asie lancent le 6e congrès Asie. Il se tiendra à Paris les 26, 27 et 28 juin 2017. Appel à propositions d’ateliers. Date limite : 31 octobre 2016.

Appel à propositions d’ateliers

6e Congrès Asie

26 – 27 – 28 juin 2017

Sciences Po, Paris

 

http://congresasie2017.sciencesconf.org

 

Date limite d’envoi des propositions : 31 octobre 2016

Organisateurs : Le GIS Asie, ou Groupement d’intérêt scientifique Études asiatiques (http://www.gis-reseau-asie.org), qui rassemble 20 organismes d’enseignement supérieur et de  recherche (Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, Collège de France, EFEO, EHESS, ENAPB, ENS, EPHE, ESSEC, FMSH,  INALCO, IRD, Sciences Po Paris, Sciences Po Lyon, Université Jean Moulin, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Université Paris-Diderot, Université Paris Ouest – Nanterre La Défense, Université Paris-Sorbonne, l’Université d’Angers), en partenariat avec Sciences Po, qui accueillera la 6e édition du congrès.

Objectifs : Faire l’état des lieux des recherches et débats en cours dans le domaine des études asiatiques, encourager les échanges transdisciplinaires et transculturels et favoriser les collaborations internationales.

 

Ateliers :

Les ateliers devront comprendre entre 3 et 6 intervenants (les sujets sont libres).

Une attention particulière sera accordée aux propositions des doctorants et post-doctorants.

Le comité scientifique privilégiera les trois types d’ateliers suivants :

  • les ateliers associant des intervenants spécialistes de différentes aires culturelles et/ou disciplines
  • les ateliers formés autour de la présentation d’un ouvrage collectif ou d’un numéro spécial de revue consacré à l’Asie, publié depuis octobre 2015 ou à paraître
  • les ateliers qui présenteront des résultats de recherches financés au niveau national ou international (ANR, H2020, JSPS, …). Un même projet de recherche pourra donner lieu à plusieurs propositions d’ateliers.

Langues : Français et/ou anglais.

Comment répondre à l’appel ? En ligne uniquement, sur le site du congrès (http://congresasie2017.sciencesconf.org). Les coordinateurs devront d’abord soumettre le titre, le résumé de l’atelier (300 mots maximum, en français et en anglais), les mots-clés et la liste des intervenants. Puis, chaque intervenant devra indiquer le titre et le résumé de sa communication (200 mots maximum, en français et en anglais). Ces deux étapes devront être terminées au plus tard le 31 octobre 2016.

CALENDRIER

  • Juillet 2016 : Lancement de l’appel à propositions
  • 31 octobre 2016 : Date limite de soumission des propositions
  • 16-20 décembre 2016 : Envoi des résultats de la sélection par le Comité scientifique
  • 01 janvier-31 mars 2017 : Inscriptions des intervenants au congrès
  • Avril 2017 : Mise en ligne du programme
  • Mai-Juin 2017 : Inscriptions des participants non intervenants
  • 26-28 juin 2017 : Tenue du Congrès

Participants : Le congrès est ouvert à tous (chercheurs, enseignants-chercheurs, doctorants, étudiants et autres personnes intéressées par les études asiatiques) sur inscription.

Frais d’inscription :

Coordinateurs et intervenants : 80 € TTC (30 € TTC pour les étudiants). Ce tarif inclut l’accès au congrès, les déjeuners et les pauses café. Autres participants : le tarif sera communiqué ultérieurement.

Publication :

Il n’y aura pas de publication d’actes, mais le comité scientifique souhaite encourager la publication de numéros spéciaux en invitant des rédacteurs en chef de revues au congrès.

Comité scientifique :

Il est composé du conseil scientifique du GIS Asie (Bayram Balci, Stéphanie Balme, Marta Craveri, Gregory Delaplace, Véronique Dupont, Guy Faure, Nicolas Fiévé, Valérie Gelézeau, Vincent Goossaert, Christophe Jaffrelot, Béatrice Jaluzot, Gregory Lee, Michael Lucken, Rémy Madinier, Edith Parlier-Renault, Thierry Sanjuan, Charlotte Schmid, Pierre Singaravelou, Joëlle Smadja, Benjamin Taunay, Ines Zupanov) et des directeurs du GIS, Sébastien Lechevalier et Jean-François Huchet.

Comité d’organisation :

Il est composé de membres de la direction et de l’équipe administrative du GIS (Sebastien Lechevalier, Jean-François Huchet, Claire Le Poulennec, Malgorzata Chwirot, Catherine Bastien-Ventura, Richard Aroquiame), de représentants du Centre de recherches internationales (Karoline Postel-Vinay, Bayram Balci, Stéphanie Balme, Hélène Lebail, Nathalie Tenenbaum), et de membres du conseil scientifique du GIS (Benjamin Taunay, Ines Zupanov).

Contact : communication@gis-reseau-asie.org ; 01 49 54 83 35.

Lien vers le site et les documents liés :

http://www.gis-reseau-asie.org/appels-communications/appel-propositions-ateliers-congres-asie

The 5th International Conference on Vietnam Studies, Hanoi 15-18 December 2016

[ndlr] Annonce de la tenue de la 5e Conférence international des études vietnamiennes programmées à Hanoi en décembre 2016. Appel à candidature.

The 5th International Conference on Vietnam Studies, Hanoi

Sustainable Development in the Context of Global Change

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

We are pleased to announce that 5th International Conference on Vietnam Studies will be organized in Hanoi from 15th to 18th December 2016. We welcome all scientists, policy makers and entrepreneurship leaders to participate in and contribute papers to the Conference.

Goals of the Conference

  • To establish an international academic forum for discussing and proposing solutions to contemporary issues that Vietnam is experiencing in the context of global change.
  • To promote the development of the global network of Vietnam Studies, which gathers and connects researchers and experts from various fields of study and different countries with the aim at establishing an international organization on Vietnam Studies.

Theme of the Conference: Sustainable Development in the Context of Global Change

Host Organization: Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU, Hanoi).

Collaborating organizations: Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences; Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology; Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City; Ministry of Education and Training; Ministry of Science and Technology; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Ministry of Industry and Trade; Ministry of Planning and Investment; Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development; Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs; Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

Steering Committee

  1. Mr. Phùng Xuân Nhạ –Minister of Education and Training, President of VNU Hanoi
  2. Mr. Phạm Công Tạc – Deputy Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology
  3. Mr. Huỳnh Thành Đạt – Vice President of Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City
  4. Mr. Nguyễn Quang Thuấn – Vice President of Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences
  5. Mr. Phan Văn Kiệm, Vice President of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
  6. Mr. Nguyễn Hữu Đức – Vice President of Vietnam National University, Hanoi

International Advisory Board

  1. Paul Chan – HELP University, Malaysia
  2. Vu Minh Giang – Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam
  3. Jeffrey Gross – Arizona State University, USA
  4. Nguyen Duc Khuong, IPAG Business School, France
  5. Phan Huy Le – Vietnam Association of Historians
  6. Furuta Motoo – Vietnam Japan University, Japan
  7. Charles C. Nguyen – The Catholic University of America, USA
  8. Luu Tran Tieu – National Culture Heritage Committee, Vietnam
  9. Tran Van Tho – Waseda University, Japan

Scope of the Conference

Section 1: Foreign relations, international cooperation and integration

  • Vietnam in an emerging regional order
  • Vietnam and ASEAN Communities
  • Towards regional cooperation for peace and security in Bien Dong
  • Cultural foreign relations
  • Vietnam’s participation in international organizations and forums
  • The role of Vietnamese communities abroad
  • Vietnam and TPP

Section 2: Cultural resources

  • Current condition of culture in Vietnam
  • Structure, methodologies and directions for developing cultural resources
  • Cultural exchange and acculturation
  • Development of Vietnamese core values
  • Culture and entertainment industry in Vietnam
  • Dignity, personality, lifestyle and trends

Section 3: Education and training and human resource development

  • Policies and resources for education
  • National education system
  • National Qualification Framework and capability of Vietnam human resource in joining global labour market
  • Creativity education and startup
  • Technologies for blended learning
  • Training and continuing training for teacher
  • Building a learning society

Section 4: Technology and knowledge transfer

  • Policy and resources for development of science and technology market
  • Strategic technologies of Vietnam
  • National innovation system
  • Ecosystem of entrepreneurship

Section 5: Economy and Livelihood

  • Vietnam macro-economy
  • Vietnam economic sectors/industries
  • Vietnam Enterprises
  • Labor and employment in Vietnam
  • Income and social equality
  • Environment, immigration, urbanization, green economy and inclusive growth

Section 6: Climate change

  • The current status, trends, impacts, vulnerability and opportunities
  • Assessment and forecast of capabilities and solutions for adaptation and resistance to climate change; economic and adaptive livelihood models
  • Assessment and forecast of greenhouse gas emissions; solutions and economic models for climate change mitigation
  • Responding to climate change and sustainable development model

Time and Location

  • Time: 15-18th December, 2016
  • Location: National Convention Centre, Hanoi

Language

Vietnamese and English

Publication and Presentation of Papers

  • Accepted papers will be selected to be presented in different sections and published in VNU Journal of Science, the Conference’s proceedings and relevant Scopus-indexed journals.
  • The selection of contributions for oral presentations will be done based on the evaluation and recommendation of the Scientific Committee.

Registration and Paper Submission

  • Registration form and paper abstracts to be submitted by 15st June, 2016
  • Announcement of accepted papers: 20th June 2016
  • Full-text paper to be submitted by 15th October, 2016
  • Email addresses for sending registration form, abstracts and full-text papers:
  • Keynote and invited speakers are considered to be funded with accommodation and travel expenses.
  • Invitation letter and related supporting documents will be provided for international delegates’ visa application when required.

Contact Information

  • Website: http://icvs2016.vnu.edu.vn
  • Mailing address: Room 706, D2 building, 144 Xuân Thủy Street, Cầu Giấy District, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Telephone: (+84 – 4) 37547670, ext 726. E-mail: icvs@vnu.edu.vn

Information of the Conference will be posted and updated on the Conference website.

Source : ICVS 2016

Call for Paper: “Religions in Digital Asia II: Realities, Experiences, Visions”

[ndlr] Appel à communications.

 
Asian Research Center for Religion and Social Communication (ARC)
9th Roundtable Conference
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“Religions in Digital Asia II: Realities, Experiences, Visions”

Centurion University, Bubaneshwar, Odisha (India)

February 6-9, 2017

While one may yet be able to claim that the world has entered the digital age, as approximately half of the global population still lack access to the Internet, we can safely say that the world is well on its way towards fulfilling this term in its various dimensions  including  the  role  of  digital  technology  in  our  personal,  social, political, and even spiritual life.

In  2016,  the  Asian  Research  Center  organized  the  8th Annual  Roundtable Conference entitled “Religion in Digital Asia,” in which scholars in the field of religion and social communication across the region came to share the results of their investigations and reflections on different themes. The papers included both case studies as well as theoretical analysis pertaining to the effects and implications of digital technology on the religions and their adherents in Asia. Despite the rich and insightful perspectives presented at the conference, by its conclusion, the ARC board agreed that this theme has not been exhausted by any means. Many issues and questions remain for further scholarship by individuals in the field. This is the rationale for the decision to continue the discussion on the concern also as a theme for the 9th Annual ARC Roundtable Conference, which is entitled “Religion in Digital Asia II: Realities, Experiences, Visions.”

We invite scholars to submit paper proposals that could consider for example the following:

  • How does the nature of digital technology “mesh” with the fundamental nature  of  Asian  religious  traditions?  Are  there  any  aspects  of  this technology that are inherently contradictory to the spiritual foundations of certain traditions in Asia?

  • What is the role of digital technology in the inter-religious dialogue efforts taking place in Asia? Is digital technology being employed in a positive way or is it actually contributing to creating distance and conflict among religions?

  • Many Asian  traditions  such  as  Taoism  and  Buddhism  emphasize  the importance of nature in its philosophy and personal self-cultivation, what kind of effects does the digital age have on the spirituality of people hailing from these religious traditions?

  • Violence  either  depicted  or  advocated  in  the  name  of  religion  on  the Internet is prevalent. As a region characterized by tremendous cultural and religious diversity, what are the potential effects of this phenomenon on prospects for peace and harmony in Asia?

  • Asia is said to be the most digitally divided continent in the world because the region has some of the most digitally advanced countries as well as the least digitally advanced in the world. Are there any correlations between digital  advancement  and  religiosity  that  can  be  made  by  studies  of countries in the region?

  • As  age  old  religious  traditions  go  online  and  communities  establish themselves  in  cyberspace,  how  does  digital  technology  nourish  their spiritual life? Can digital technology enhance personal and communal life of online communities in ways that the traditional communities are not able to respond to?

  • Rituals are important to religion, and especially so in the Asian traditions. How have rituals been transformed by digital technology, and what kind of qualitative impact does this transformation have on the spirituality of religious adherents?

  • How  have  Asian  religious  leaders  employed  digital  technology  to participate  in  the  global  discourse  on  important  issues  such  as  climate change, poverty, religious persecution, etc.?

  • How have Asian traditions/religions employed the technology as a tool of communication  to propagate  their  messages  to  adherents  and  potential believers?

  • Many  so  called  Asian  values  have  their  roots  in  religious  and  cultural inculcation. How are these values reflected and lived out in the digital age? How might the digital age challenge these values?

  • What is the relationship between “digital-ness” and “Asian-ness”?
  • Are there special ways of religion through digital means of communication for migrants and Asians in diaspora? Where, when,  how and with what effect?

  • Are there any announcements or declarations of Asian religious bodies or leaders on digital communication or related fields?

The above questions are only suggestive of possible topics for scholars to engage in. Any other topics  appropriate and related to the theme of the Round Table are welcome!

Timings:

Abstracts  of about 300 words are to be submitted until September 10, 2016  for peer review. Accepted final paper abstracts are expected until December 10, 2016.

Participation  in  ARC  Roundtables  is  limited  to  a  maximum  of  25  scholars. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference but also published in the ARC journal Religion and Social Communication of St. John’s University, Bangkok.

For  any  further  information  and  submission  kindly  contact: arcstjohns.bkk@gmail.com, arceilers@gmail.com  or  leducsvd.arc@gmail.com with the subject line: ARC 9th Roundtable.

Source : VSG (Anthony Le Duc, Ph.D.)

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Colloque – Vietnam, nouveau dragon asiatique ? Sénat, vendredi 26 mars 2016

[ndlr] Annonce d’un prochain colloque sur le Viêt-Nam consacré au développement économique et aux entreprises françaises. Information reprise de Cap Vietnam.

Vietnam, nouveau dragon asiatique ?

La France est le premier bailleur européen au Vietnam. Quelques 300 entreprises françaises y sont présentes et la France souhaite renforcer sa place de partenaire économique et commercial privilégié du Vietnam. Business France organise le 25 mars 2016 la présentation du marché vietnamien à Paris.

Le Savez-vous ? – L’économie vietnamienne a connu un important essor économique ces dernières années. Le PIB/habitant est estimé à 2030 USD en 2014. Cette forte croissance est due en grande partie à la « Politique du Renouveau » entreprises par le Gouvernement. Les IDE ont fortement progressé pour atteindre 21,6 Mds USD en 2013.

Vendredi 25 mars 2016

  • 8h00 – Accueil des participants
  • 9h00 à 13h00 – Colloque, Tables Rondes
  • à partir de 14h30 – Rendez-vous individuels

    Sénat – Palais du Luxembourg

Salle Clemenceau

Entrée au 15 rue de Vaugirard, Paris 6ème

(L’accès au Sénat est subordonné à l’inscription préalable au Colloque et à la présentation d’une pièce d’identité)

Métro: ligne 4 Odéon – Ligne 10 Mabillon
RER B Luxembourg
Bus 58, 63, 82, 84, 87
Parcs de stationnement: Place Saint Sulpice et Marché Saint Germain

Programme en ligne : http://export.businessfrance.fr/Galerie/Files/Agenda/Plaquette-Colloque-VIETNAM.pdf

Inscription en ligne : https://app.digitevent.net/fr/colloque-vietnam?version=client