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 2021 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).

 

More info:

Proposals should be 250 words or fewer and should be submitted through the PCA website.

All presenters must register for the conference.

Undergraduate papers are not accepted.

 

2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

13-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
28-Feb-28 Deadline for Proposals
10-Apr-21 Presenter Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
11-Apr-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference
15-Apr-21 Preliminary Schedule Available

June 2-5, 2021 

Virtual Conference

 

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and registered for the conference. Non-presenters who attend the full conference must also pay membership fees.  

The last day for all refunds is February 15, 2021. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area chairs

Ying Xu

John A. Lent