Conference on Asian Comics, Animation & Gaming

Jonathan M. Hall jmhall
Thu Nov 10 11:12:26 EST 2005

Please contact Wendy Siuyi Wong, at York University in Ontario,
wsywong at if you have questions or
want further information about this conference.

International Conference on Asian Comics, Animation &
Gaming (ACAG 2006)
May 18-19, 2006
York University, Ontario, Canada

The goal of the ACAG 2006 conference is to provide an
international forum for presenting recent research on
the emerging cultural markets in China and the Asian
countries and to investigate the transnational issues
of Asian cultural products, focusing on comics,
animation and digital games in relation with the
global world.  The purpose of the conference is to
promote scholarship and intellectual engagement
between academics and cultural production
professionals on the conference themes and topics from
various backgrounds.

Cultural economy and transnational imaginary

Papers that explore critical, philosophical and
creative issues on Asian comics, animation, and
digital games by drawing on the methodological and
conceptual knowledge from a variety of disciplines are
invited.  Possible disciplines and topics may include,
but are not limited to the following:
?Cultural economy, product, market and industry
?Cultural studies and cultural identity
?East Asian Studies, South Asian Studies, Asia-Pacific
?Anime and manga studies
?Gender studies and body
?Sociology, class and consumer cultures
?Critical theory and representation
?Human/cultural geography
?Cross-cultural comparisons
?Religious themes
?History and cultural change
?Aesthetic and creativity
?Film studies
?Fan culture and lifestyle studies
?Cyberspace and Internet world
?East and West Philosophy
?Localism, Globalism, Transnationalism

Keynote speakers
1) Professor John Lent, Mass Media and Communication
Program, Temple University
2) TBC

Important dates
Submission of abstracts: November 21, 2005
Acceptance of abstracts: December 7, 2005
Submission of full papers for review: March 1, 2006
Acceptance of full papers with revisions: March 15,
Accepted papers due: April 3, 2006
Conference: May 18-19, 2006

Abstract requirements
Initial submission should be in form of a word
document attached to an email and submitted
electronically to acag-ycar at with the subject
heading ?ACAG abstract submission.?  Each abstract
should be no longer than 200 words, including the
title (and subtitle if applicable), name(s) of the
author(s), affiliations, mailing address(es), email
address(es), two or three keywords that describe the
submission.  Submissions must be received by November
21, 2005.

Refereeing of papers
Selection of full papers for presentation will be a
two-stage process.  First, all abstracts will be
reviewed.  Author(s) selected will be invited to
submit a full paper (no longer than 3000 words) for a
further review process.  Both abstracts and full
papers will be peer reviewed by a panel of experts in
the related fields.  Selected abstracts and full
papers will be published in the refereed conference

Conference organization
This conference is being organized by York Centre for
Asian Research (YCAR). For general enquiries or
further information, please contact Conference Chair:
Conference Chair: Dr. Wendy Siuyi Wong, Associate
Director, YCAR; Department of Design, Faculty of Fine
Arts, York University. Email: wsywong at

International Journal of Comic Art
Asian Cinema Studies Society

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