Call for Applications: “4th East Asian Conference for Young Sociologists” at The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2018


The Educational Project 4 "Producing Multicultural Communities: Methods, Design, and Praxes" is pleased to invite applications for “4th East Asian Conference for Young Sociologists” hosted by the Education University of Hong Kong, which will be held on February 5th and 6th, 2018.

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), The Education University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) as well as The University of Tokyo (Japan). Three to four young sociologists who are going to be making a presentation of their research will be invited from each organization.

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

For those who wish to join this conference, upon reading the application requirements below, please send the email, titled "Application for East Asian Conference for Young Sociologist" with attached application document to project4[at] by December 8 (Friday) midnight (24:00). Accepted presenters shall receive notification by email by December 15, 2017.

Detail of the Conference

  • Dates for the Conference: February 5th and 6th, 2018
  • Location: The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (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.

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

Additional Important Information:

Travel costs, including hotels, will be provided to participants who are selected. Upon completion of the activities, participants must submit a report. 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"