First East Asian Conference for Slavic Eurasian Studies
on February 5-6, 2009

Based on an agreement reached on May 7, 2008, the Japanese Council for Russian and East European Studies (JCREES), the Korean Association of Slavic Studies (KASS), the Chinese Association for East European, Russian, and Central Asian Studies (CAEERCA) will hold the First East Asian Conference for Slavic Eurasian Studies on February 5-6, 2009. This conference will take place at Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan) and is approved as a regional conference of the International Council for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES). Its host organizations are the JCREES and the Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University. You are invited to attend the Conference.

Call for Proposals
Among the various interactions between Slavic Eurasian and neighboring territories, only the EU expansion has enjoyed more or less consistent scholarly interest, while topics such as China’s impact on the transformation of Central Asia and Russian Far East, roles of Turkey in the Caucasus, Central Asia and Crimea, and other eastern factors barely go beyond journalistic descriptions. This imbalance in research interest produces a distorted perception of Slavic Eurasia. The three Slavicist associations in East Asia endeavor to overcome this situation by strengthening the Eurasian and Asian dimensions of research. With this in mind, the proposed conference is titled:

“Resurgence of Russia and the Future of Eurasia: Views from the East”
This title, however, does not imply a limit to participation in the conference to East Asian scholars; on the contrary, scholars from other parts of Asia, Oceania, Europe, North America are welcome. We also appreciate the attendance and participation of book publishers and editorial boards of academic journals.

Guideline for Proposals
  • All proposals have to be scholarly in nature. Only proposals approved by the Program Committee composed of the representatives of the three above-mentioned Slavicist associations will be included in the Conference Program.

  • Each panel must be composed of three paper presenters, a chairperson, and one or two discussants. The consent of all panelists should be obtained before a panel is proposed. Proposals consist of panel proposals per se and CVs of all panelists. The forms can be downloaded from this site (see below).

  • Panels must be international in composition. Panels with participants from only one country will not be accepted. Official conference languages are English and Russian. Panel proposals and papers should be written in one of these languages.

  • No person may propose more than one panel. No person may present more than one paper. No person may be a panelist in more than two panels.

  • Proposals should be sent to by e-mail; or to the mail address:

The Program Committee of the 1st East Asian Conference,
c/o Office of the Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University
Kita-9, Nishi-7, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0809 Japan

  • The deadline for proposals is October 31, 2008. The Program Committee encourages proposals to be sent as early as possible.

  • The Program Committee not only approves or declines panel proposals, but also has the right to suggest replacing panelists with others or merging panels.

  • The Program Committee will compose the final conference program and publish it on the homepage of the conference, accessible from the homepages of the three associations and the SRC, by November 30, 2008. The Program Committee will send all scholars included in the program an official letter of invitation, which can be used to obtain a visa.

  • Paper presenters are obliged to submit full papers to the Program Committee by January 10, 2009. With the authors’ consent, these papers will be uploaded on the homepage of the conference before the conference.

  • The allotted time for a panel is 110 minutes. It is recommended that each speaker be allowed no more than 20 minutes.