Monash Asia Institute
Deadline: May 15, 2016
Web announcement: interasiapop.org/
The organizers propose a rethinking of the existing way of addressing Asian pop in terms of nationality and/or ethnicity, with a research agendum of "Asian pop in particular time and place" presented instead. Here, Asian pop will appear in the form of, say, '1920s Osaka', '1940s Shanghai', '1950s Bangkok', '1970s Manila', '1980s Beijing', '1990s Tainan', '2000s Bandung' rather than the classification of K-pop, J-pop, Canto-pop and so on. Any paper that examines popular music's contribution to construction of life (and death) of people in a particular time-place will be welcomed.