Joint East Asian Studies Conference

The JEAS Conference is a triennial meeting held by the three academic associations representing East Asian Studies in the UK:

This conference provides a major venue for the dissemination of research on East Asian Studies in various disciplines for academics from both the UK and abroad.



We are pleased to announce that the triennial Joint East Asian Studies Conference (JEASC) will be held at the University of Edinburgh from 4 to 6 September 2019.

The JEASC is open to members of the British Association for Chinese Studies, the British Association for Japanese Studies, the British Association for Korean Studies and non-members alike. We welcome participants from all countries and backgrounds. 

We invite panel and individual paper proposals from across the full range of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences that address topics related to Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, other parts of the East Asia region, or the region as a whole. Preference will be given to panels with a focus on cross-regional and intra-regional issues. Panels are expected to reflect the diversity of our profession including, but not limited to, gender, ethnicity and career status. This will be taken into consideration during the selection process.


Panel proposals should include: names, affiliations and contact details (email addresses) of all proposed presenters and proposed panel chair and/or discussant, where applicable; titles of individual papers; and an abstract for each paper (max 250 words per paper).

Proposals for individual papers should include: name, affiliation and contact details (email address), title of paper, and abstract of max 250 words. Individual papers will be assigned to panels by the organising committee.

Abstracts for panels and individual papers should be submitted by 15 February 2019 to:

[email protected]

Panels and papers will be selected by the organising committee, and notification of acceptance will be made by 15 March 2019.




Date: 7-9  September 2016

Venue: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Russell Square

The 2016 Conference was centred on five key themes:

  1. Aging and Demography
  2. Memory & History
  3. Identity
  4. Trans-Cultural Flows
  5. Geo-Politics