Call for Papers: 10th Lodz East Asia Meeting “New Dynamics of Europe-East Asia Regional Cooperation”

University of Lodz, Poland
Deadline: 15th Mar 2014
June 5th – 6th, 2014

The conference is an annual gathering of scholars interested in Asian affairs, especially their political and economic aspects. After the 2012 and 2013 edition’s success, when over 70 foreign guests participated (among others, from Japan, China, Taiwan, USA, Russia, Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic) we wish to continue the Lodz East Asia Meeting as an international event. This way it gives a valuable opportunity for the exchange of ideas between scholars from different countries. This is of significant importance to young researchers, who always make up a significant number of the participants. For them, it represents a chance to develop international contacts and become more familiar with different methodological approaches.

The phenomenon that is the dynamic change of Asia’s position in international relations and its rising political and economic significance require proper analysis. The aim of the conference is to determine the nature and importance of the changing role of Asia in world affairs. The organizing committee has decided to put an emphasis on the new dynamics of Europe-East Asia regional cooperation. The growing role of interdependence not only between states but also between regions and cities has became more than evident and we do hope to debate over the issue of domestic, cross-region and global involvement of East Asia and European regions.

Topics that will be considered for inclusion are divided into four thematic platforms, the first one being Europe-East Asia cooperation, the second East Asia domestic development, the third regional cooperation in East Asia, and the fourth East Asia and global issues.

New Dynamics of Europe-East Asia Regional Cooperation

1. Paradiplomacy in Europe and East Asia
2. East Asian subnational actors in international relations
3. EU-China region and city interactions
4. Japan-Visegrad Group relations
5. Central European dimension of China’s European Policy
6. Korean Involvement in Europe
7. Europe-East Asia Societies in Comparative Perspective

East Asia from Domestic Perspective

1. Changes inside the Communist Party of China
2. Social Development of China, Japan, South Korea in Comparative Perspective
3. New Dynamics of Japanese Political Scene
4. North Korea New Type of Leadership
5. South Korea under New President
6. South East Asia Dilemmas of Political development

East Asian as a Region

1. Regionalism and security issues in East Asia region
2. South China Sea disputes and its impact
3. China, Russia, Japan and Korea in East Asia security complex
4. Between Rivalry and Cooperation – China and India in South East Asia
5. China’s Xi Jinping foreign policy strategy and Japanese Abe’s Strategy

East Asia in Global Affairs

1. North Korea unanswered problem and Global Reaction
2. US Foreign Policy’s Asian Pivot – Causes and Effects
3. Consequences of the Changing Role of Asia for the European Union
4. G20 – new formula for the global governance
5. Social and Economic Problems of China’s and India’s Rise
Please submit a 250 words abstract at by 15 March.
The Organizing Committee will announce the accepted abstracts on 27 March 2014.



Venue: University of Lodz, Poland Language: English Date: June 5-6, 2014 Proposal Submission Deadline: March 15, 2014 Announcement of Accepted Abstracts: March 27, 2014 Conference Fee: 80 EURO (graduate students 45 EURO)

Conference participants are to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

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