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Fifth East Asian Conference on Slavic-Eurasian Studies

1913-2013 for Eurasia:
A Great Experiment or a Lost Century?

August 9-10, 2013

Osaka University of Economics and Law — Yao Campus, Osaka 


>>> Direction to Osaka University of Economics and Law (Venue)(pdf file 93K)
>>> Program and Abstructs (pdf file 2.9M)
>>> Preliminary Program for Paper download

YAO CAMPUS【the Oval】
— Osaka University of Economics and Law — >>> Website (English)


Special Talks   Friday August 9 5:30- 6:30 pm

 Mitsuyoshi Numano, University of Tokyo  
The Seagull Goes to the Cosmos, and Haruki goes to Sakhalin
-Border Crossing and Cultural Interactions between Russia and Japan-
(in English)
 Tetsuo Mochizuki, Hokkaido University
Comparing the Incomparable -What We Learned from the Eurasian Regional Powers Project-
(in Russian)

* About the Conference * Important Notification to Chinese Colleagues
* Greetings from the Organizing Committee of the Fifth East Asian Conference * Important Instruction for Panelists
* Time Table  
* Preliminary Program (pdf file 2.9M) * Greetings from Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization
* Preliminary Program for Paper download   * Greetings from Dr. Christopher Ward, Editor-in-Chief of The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review
* How to Get to the Conference Venue? *Invitation from International Journal of Global Idea


Important Instruction for Panelists

Full Papers

For intensive and fruitful discussion, the Organizing Committee earnestly requests paper presenters to submit full papers to wsr@slav.hokudai.ac.jp by July 26, 2013. Submitted papers will be uploaded on the Homepage of the Osaka Conference to allow the participants to download them beforehand. Papers should be written in English or Russian.

Time Regulation

Because of the large number of proposals, the Organizing Committee had no alternative but to limit the time of a panel to 1 hour 45 minutes. This means that if a panel has three papers, each paper presenter has 20 minutes for presentation; if there are 4 paper presenters, each has only 15 minutes. A discussant has 10-15 minutes for his/her speech. If there are 2 discussants, each discussant has 5-8 minutes.

Visual and Audio Devices

All auditoria have visual and audio equipment, connectable to Internet. Panelists may use slides, videos, music, Google map, and so forth for their presentation. Yet please contact staffs beforehand for test. The Organizing Committee does not bear responsibility for technical failures, if the panelist did not test his/her device beforehand.

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How to Get to the Conference Venue?

The conference venue, Osaka University of Economics and Law, is located in a walking distance from Yao Station of the Kintetsu Line.. Please be headed to Yao Station, at which conference staffs will show you the way to the venue. There are Osaka University and Osaka University of Economics in Osaka and even taxi drivers and hotelmen often confuse Osaka University of Economics and Law with these universities.
Please do not be confused.The conference venue is Osaka University of Economics and Law! In Japanese this university is pronounced: “Osaka keizai houka daigaku.” 
>>> Access to Osaka University of Economics and Law

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About the Conference

Based on the agreement by the fifth ‘summit’ of Slavicist association leaders of East Asia on 4 September, confirmed by the representatives of Indian Slavicists-Eurasia specialists, the Japanese Council for Russian and East European Studies (JCREES), the Korean Association of Slavic Studies (KASS), the Chinese Association for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies (CAREECA), we announce that the Fifth East Asian Conference of Slavic-Eurasian Studies will be held on 9-10 August 2013. The conference will take place at Yao Campus of Osaka University of Economics and Law (Yao, Osaka) and is approved as a regional conference of the International Council for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES).

On the eve of the First World War, Russian society was developing steadily, and there seemed to be few signs of the revolution. The First World War changed the entire path of its development: the total war caused the systemic change of local government mechanisms, swept away the imperial Russia, and finally resulted in the communist experiment. Here is a big historical ‘if’. If the First World War had not taken place, would Russia with fully developed capitalism have emerged? Or, even if there had not been the war, would Russia have faced other structural problems? Was this century, from 1913 to 2013, a period of the great experiment or a just lost century for Eurasia? This theme covers many historical and contemporary issues from various disciplinary fields.

Yet the topics of panels do not necessaily address this general theme. The Organizing Committee considered panel and paper proposals of any topic in the Slavic-Eurasian studies when we composed the program.

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Registration Fee:

The registration fee of 3,000 Japanese yen (approximately 30 Euro) with a potential transmittance charge has to be paid in advance. The methods of payment will be announced in the next circular.


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