PCA/ACA

Asian Popular Culture

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Call for papers: 

The Asian Popular Culture Section of PCA is accepting paper proposals for the 2020 PCA/ACA National Conference. The APC section was founded in 1996 by Prof. John A. Lent, who remains as chair. At a time in PCA’s history when very little attention was paid to non-United States popular culture, let alone that of Asia, the section was started to partly fill that gap. The section’s papers cover the whole swath of popular culture and any country/territory of that vast continent. APC has grown during these more than two decades and usually hosts at least six, four-researcher panels.

Though we more than welcome usual subjects for proposals (TV, film, manga/anime, etc.), we also wholeheartedly encourage less-known aspects of the thousands of topics that constitute popular culture (special events/holidays, architecture, street vendors, vehicles [e.g. the Philippine jeepney, trishaws, decorated trucks, etc.], posters, food and its rituals, and the list can go on and on).

 

2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines

 

August 1, 2019                 Submission Page Goes Live
October 1, 2019               Early Bird Registration Rate Opens
November 1, 2019           Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment  Grants
December 1, 2019           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
January 1, 2020               Regular Registration Rate Ends
January 2, 2020               Late Registration Rate Begins
January 15, 2020             Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available
February 1, 2020             Presenter Registration Deadline – participants who have not registered are removed from the program.

February 2, 2020              Registration ends for presenters at midnight.
April 15-18, 2020              National Conference

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully  registered for the conference.


Refund requests must be submitted in writing. Full or partial refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:
Requested by Jan. 1: 100% refund
Requested by Jan. 15: 75% refund
Requested by Jan. 25: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 1: 25% refund
After Feb. 1: 0% refund

Membership fees are not refundable.

Area chairs

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