Call for Papers: The 5th Philippine Studies Conference in Japan

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Call for Papers
The 5th Philippine Studies Conference in Japan
(PSCJ 2022, The University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus, November 26 – 27, 2022)

The Philippines in the 21st Century Asia: Retrospect and Prospect

Philippine studies have been in the interphases of various intellectual
efforts. As a part of area studies, most of the scholars engaging in
Philippine studies appreciate multidisciplinary approaches and are open to
discussion beyond national borders. Since the first Philippine Studies
Conference of Japan (PSCJ) in 2006, we have cultivated this tradition of
multidisciplinary approaches with international settings.

While Philippine society has become globalized, academia has gradually
broadened its eyesight into two frontiers: multispecies ethnography and
international relations. The PSCJ steering committee appreciate s the
pioneering work of Tsurumi Yoshiyuki’s *Banana and the Japanese* (1982) and
further studies on sea cucumber, whales, or a new generation of banana
studies, which are arguably a part of multispecies ethnography in

Meanwhile, the rise of China has brought international relations back into
area studies. While more and more researchers have discussed Philippine
foreign policy with geopolitical frameworks, they have not sufficiently
collaborated with Filipinists. Such collaboration may generate new
intellectual frontiers for both kinds of scholars. These are, of course,
only segments of academic disciplines the PSCJ 2022 will cover. Since the
COVID 19 pandemic started in early 2020, we have faced new challenges and
revisited the old issues with new lenses. Following the tradition of halo
halo, we welcome proposals for panels and individual presentations from
various areas of inquiry, which would stimulate interdisciplinary
discussion on a broad range of topics.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Economic liberalization, development policy and its effects on everyday
lives in rural and urban contexts
Emerging trends in gender and sexualities studies
Shifts in international geopolitical and legal policy in the Post-EDSA
New challenges of Bangsamoro and “Mindanao”
Predicaments and resistance of Lumad people (IPs) in the age of development
Emerging dynamism of ethnicities and identities
New trends in transnational migration and the Filipino diaspora
The Duterte administration: the ‘Drug War’, extra-judicial killings,
emergent populism and civil society
Risks and resilience amidst natural and man-made disasters in the past and
Continuity and discontinuity of natural resource management
Tourism and/or new insights into the cultural heritage and cultural
resource management
Revisiting the Philippine Revolution and/or the Philippine historiography
Religious lives in historical and contemporary contexts
New media, “fake news” and the online public sphere
Film, literature, popular culture, and the arts in the past and present

Submission guidelines:
A panel with 3 presenters will run for 90 minutes while panels with 4 or 5
presenters will run for 120 minutes. For proposals that involve
performances, the showing of films, or the like, please use the panel
proposal format and describe your plan in the “note” section. Please submit
your proposals for papers and panels by *June 3, 2022* at the following

Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent by the end of July or
beginning of August, 2022.

Regarding holding this conference online or in-person, as of this moment,
the committee is still deciding the format of this conference due to the
COVID 19 situation. An update will be posted in June.

For inquiries, please send an email to the following email addresses.

PSCJ 2022 Steering Committee:
Taihei Okada, The University of Tokyo
Yusuke Takagi, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Akiko Watanabe, Bunkyo University
Johanna O. Zulueta, Toyo University

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