Conferences and Calls for Papers

Call for panels and papers for the 8th East Asian Conference

on Conflict and Harmony in Eurasia in the 21 Century: Dynamics and Aesthetics


Conference Theme

The Korean Association of Slavic and East European Studies (KASEUS) will host the 8th East Asian Conference on Slavic and Eurasian Studies, with the support of CAREECAS (China) and JCREES (Japan) at Chung-Ang University in Seoul on June 3-4, 2017.

Since the collapse of USSR in 1991, there has emerged a dynamic fluctuation of conflict and cooperation in the transitional process of the post-socialist states of Eurasia. On the one hand, active economic cooperation among Eurasian countries and their neighboring countries led to the establishment of the EAEU (Eurasian Economic Union). On the other hand, there still exist many kinds of territorial disputes and civil wars in the Eurasian countries, and clashes of social and cultural values.

This phenomenon is not unique to Eurasia. Various conflicts remain around us. Socio-political conflicts in the process of democratization and civil wars result in increasing numbers of migrants and refugees, posing challenges for democratic values, and strengthening the political influence of right-wing political parties.

This global proliferation of conflicts raises concerns about the return of geo-political conflict and the Cold War. However, conflicts can provide a society with dynamics that are necessary for the development of a society through a process of proper management, although failure to manage conflicts can cause a more serious crisis. For this reason, understanding the conflicts in the post-socialist period can serve as a foundation for understanding the prosperous future of Eurasia, including Northeast Asia.

The year of 2017 is the centennial anniversary of the Russian Revolution. The Russian Revolution provide the opportunity to consider conflicts encompassing freedom, equality, and peace. The Russian Revolution triggered phenomenal changes from many perspectives of international affairs, a nation’s politics, individual’s private life and so on.

In this vein, the 8th East Asian Conference will deal with the following topics:

  1. A hundred years since the Russian Revolution: Social values and their changes in Eurasia

  2. Foreign policies of Eurasian countries and international conflict

  3. Mechanisms of international and domestic cooperation in Eurasia

  4. Humanistic perspectives on Eurasian conflict and cooperation

  5. Comparative Cultural Approaches to Eurasian Countries

Papers containing the afore-mentioned topics or related papers are welcome at the conference.

Abstract/ Paper Submission Guide

Any cohesive and theme-related panels or round-table proposals are welcome. Each panel or round-table proposal must have at least three presenters, a chair, and no less than two discussants. Any individual paper proposals are also cordially invited.

For panel/roundtable, or individual paper proposals, please provide the panel or round-table title and abstract (200-300 words long) with the full name, CV, contact information, paper title and abstract for each panel/roundtable participant.

Please send the panel/roundtable proposals including all the above-mentioned information to no later than the deadline, February 25, 2017.

Conference Languages

English and Russian for conference. English is preferred for administrative communications.

Publication Opportunities

Outstanding conference papers will have the opportunity to be published in the Journal of Slavic Studies, a KCI (Korea Citation Index) journal of KASEUS. In addition, many other authentic KCI journals are waiting for your papers.

Visa support

The organizing committee will issue a letter of invitation to assist in the visa application process.

Registration Fee

Registration fee is in discussion. It will be announced shortly.


Information concerning accommodation and transportation will be announced in due course.


If you have any inquiries about the conference, please feel free to contact to the Conference organizing committee at

2017 East Asian Conference

Organization Committee

Korea Association of Slavic and Eurasian Studies

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