Call for Application: "2nd East Asian Conference for Young Sociologists" at the University of Tokyo, Japan, 2016

The Educational Project 4 "Producing Multicultural Communities: Methods, Design, and Praxes" is pleased to invite applications for the "2nd East Asian Conference for Young Sociologists" hosted by The University of Tokyo, which will be held on February 1st and 2nd, 2016.

The purpose of this conference is to provide scholars and graduate students with opportunities to present their own research associated with sociology or related disciplines. Participating Universities/Institute are National Taiwan University (Taiwan), Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica (Taiwan), Yonsei University (South Korea), Tohoku University (Japan), Hokkaido University (Japan), and The University of Tokyo (Japan). Three to four young sociologists will be invited from each organization to present give a presentation on their research. 

Few academic meetings featuring young scholars in East Asia have been held in this region. This conference encourages them to present and share their own ideas through a critical discussion with scholars who share the similar interests. This regional project will provide a platform where young scholars in the field of sociology in East Asia may develop a mutual understanding and expand their perspectives.

For those who wish to join this conference at The University of Tokyo, upon reading the application requirements below, please send an email titled "Application for East Asian Conference for Young Sociologist" with the attached application document to project4[at] by December 18 midnight (24:00). Accepted presenters shall receive notification by email by December 25, 2015.

Details of the Conference

  • Dates for the Conference: February 1st and 2nd, 2016
  • Location: Main Conference Room, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo, Japan (Detailed program will be announced later)
  • Number of Applicants Accepted at The University of Tokyo: 3 or 4 graduate students
    * Note: If the number of applicants exceeds the number of positions available, selection will be conducted based on the submitted application material.

Selection of Participants

(1) Participation Requirements:
As a student of the IHS Program, applicants must show a strong willingness to actively engage in the educational activities.
Regardless of whether the applicant is a doctoral student or master student, all participants must take part in the presentation section.

(2) Application Document:
Provide the possible presentation title with keywords of your presentation (up to 5 words) and individual presentation abstract
The document should be written in English.
One page in length, A4 size (No limit on the number of words or characters).

Additional Important Information

Participants will be provided with lunch box and be invited to the reception.
By taking part in this program, participants acknowledge that pictures, video, or audio recordings of the program activities may be taken for promotional purposes.

Contact Information

Email: project4[at]
Please direct any inquiries regarding the conference to IHS Educational Project 4 "Producing Multicultural Communities: Methods, Design, and Praxes"