IAPMS 2012 Taipei Conference Schedule Details (Updated July 10th 2012)

Hello all~

The revised 2012-IAPMS-Program is now ready for download.  You can also download a quick 2012-IAPMS-Program-Schedule here. We will update the program from time to time.

Here’s a heads-up for two events during the conference.

(1) Reception Dinner and Live Performance @ Underworld (July 13, 2012, 19:00~)

At the end of Day 1 (July 13th, 2012), an informal dinner reception will be held at  Underworld (Di Sia She Huei), a local live-house right across from the NTNU campus, along Shida Road and near the hustling bustling Shida Night Market. There will be a special performance line-up later that evening, featuring two Taiwanese indie bands,Sorry Youth 拍謝少年 (Hear their newly released album on indievox or check out their blog), Hang In the Air 盪在空中 (Listen on indievox or on their blog) and an off-shoot project from the Taiwanese-American band, Dzian!

(2) Publishing Session + Closing Remarks (July 15, 2012 15:40~17:20)

This is at the end of Day 3 and is for anyone interested in being involved in a publishing project for inter-Asia pop music studies. Feel free to attend and pitch your ideas!

Hotels and Hostels (Updated June 25, 2012)

Hello all~

If you are looking for hotels and hostels within 15-minute walk from the 2012 IAPMS Conference venue, NTNU, please check out the list below. You can also find many hotels in downtown Taipei through major hotel booking services, such as tripadvisor.com page on Taipei Hotels, Agoda.com page on Taipei Hotel, and Bookings.com page on Taipei hotels.

Hotels and Hostels Within 15-Minute Walk from NTNU (National Taiwan Normal University)

Note: We are very sorry to inform you that the NTNU campus housing has become unavailable due to administrative policies. They have been taken down from the list. We have added one new accommodation nearby.

1. The Corner House (Xinsheng S. Rd., near Daan Park and Yongkang Jie). Ask for Summer Special NT 3000 (US $100) for superior room. Check out their Corner House Discount DM.

Tel: +886-2-2704-5888

Website: http://www.thecornerhouse.com.tw

2. Howard Civil Service International House, (Xinsheng S. Rd., MRT Taipower Building Station Exit 2, close to Daan Park, Shida night market, and NTU campus), US $85-$87 for a standard single room.
Tel: +886-2-83691155
Website: http://intl-house.howard-hotels.com/?Lsn=2

3. Li Yuan Hotel (Roosevelt Rd., MRT Taipower Building Station Exit No.4, close to Shida night market). US$75-$77 for an executive room (lowest price).
Tel: +886-2-23657367
Website: http://www.liyuan.tw/room_en.php

4. Dolamanco Hotel, (Xinyi Rd., across from Daan Park, near Yongkang Jie), US $68-$70 for a double room.
Tel: +886-2-2700-1200
Website: http://www.dolamanco.com.tw/en/index.php

5. Dandy Hotel (Xinyi St., across from Daan Park, near Yongkang Jie), US $73-$75 for a standard room.
Tel: +886-2-27076899
Website: http://www.dandyhotel.com.tw/EN/DandyD/index.aspx

6. Rido Hotel (Xinyi Rd., across from Daan Park, near Yongkang Jie), US $ 81-$93 for a room depending on the theme.

Tel: +886-2-2706-5600

Website: http://www.rido.com.tw/english/about.php

7. Yo Xing Regency Hotel (Heping W. Rd., MRT Guting Station Exit No.8), online booking price US $60-62 for a double room.
Tel : +886-2-23943121
Website: http://en.yoxing.tw/

8. Chocolate Box Backpackers Hostel (PuCheng St., MRT Taipower Building Station, close to Shida night market), US $16-$18 to US $43-$45 depending on the room type.
Tel: +886-988-618953 or  +886-2-23645848 (overseas)
Website: http://www.chocolatebox-backpackers.com/

9. Fun Taipei Backpacker Hostel (Shida Rd., MRT Taipower Building Station) US $16-$18 up.
Email: funtpe@gmail.com
Website: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=210438787841&topic=15509#!/profile.php?id=100000972543774

10. Tree House Hostel (Heping E. Rd., MRT Guting Station, close to Shida night market).
Email: tthhostel@gmail.com
Tel:+886-986-677837
Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tree-House-Hostel/172259719487885

11. Yo Yo Stay (at Shida night market). This hostel provides 4-person shared-studio(US$ 52-54) and 6-people-shared-room(US$32-34).

Tel: +886-966-222-041

Website: http://yoyostay.pixnet.net/blog

VENUE MAPS & TRANSPORTATION

Hello all~

The venue for the 2012 IAPMS Conference in Taipei is the “Inservice and School of Continuing Education Building” at National Taiwan Normal University. The university is known by the locals as “Shida.”

Address: No. 162, Sec. 1, Heping E. Rd., Da-an Dist., Taipei City 10610, Taiwan

The university is located on the library side of the main campus in downtown Taipei. Please check out the NTNU Area Map below. There are two convenient metro (MRT) stops: Taipower Building Station and Guting Station. They are both on the Red Line. Each stop is about a 7-minute walk from the NTNU campus. The elevator exit for Taipower Building Station is Exit 5. The elevator exit for Guting Station is Exit 1.

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The map below is a close-up view of the main campus, library side. The 2012 IAPMS Conference Venue is the building on the upper left corner.  The library is on the lower left corner. You can enter the university from anywhere along Heping E. Rd.

NTNU-Library-Campus-Map

Below is the 2012 Taipei MRT (Metro) Map. Elevator Exit for Taipower Building Station: Exit 5. Elevator exit for Guting Station: Exit 1.

Taipei-MRT-Route-Map

Questions? Send your inquiries to iapms2012taipei@gmail.com! We’ll help you find the place.

**Updated CFP** Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Conference (Deadline: January 31, 2012)

THE 3rd INTER-ASIA POPULAR MUSIC STUDIES CONFERENCE (2012, TAIPEI)

CALL FOR PAPERS Updated! With Proposal Form and Hotel Info

Proposal Deadline: January 31, 2012

DATE: July 13 (Fri) – 15 (Sun), 2012

VENUE: National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

ORGANIZERS:

*Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Group (https://interasiapop.org/)

*Graduate Institute of Mass Communication, National Taiwan Normal University

*Department of Psychology, Fu Jen Catholic University

STATEMENT:

We are pleased to announce the 3rd Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies (IAPMS) Conference, which will take place on July 13-15, 2012 in Taipei, in collaboration with the Department of Psychology at Fu Jen Catholic University and the Graduate Institute of Mass Communication at National Taiwan Normal University. Following the first conference in Osaka in 2008 and the second conference in Hong Kong in 2010, we move our next meeting to Taipei—hub of vibrant indie music scenes and Mandarin pop music industries.

The studies on Asian popular music are still in its embryonic stage. There is neither a university program in Asia devoted to popular music studies nor a journal dedicated to the exploration of Asian popular music. What we have now is an online-based, transnational research portal that began in 2007, the Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Group, plus a rapidly expanding research network that at the moment includes 80 scholars not only in Asia but also in Europe, America and Oceania. The organization is young and enthusiastic about the rising academic interest in Asian popular music both inside and outside Asia. There is a growing feeling that Asian popular music has not received sufficient attention from international popular music studies and that the existing paradigms of popular music studies may not be adequate in understanding the culture, economies, and histories of Asian popular music. The IAPMS biennial conference is meant to foster scholarly conversations surrounding the emerging field of Inter-Asia popular music studies.

CONFERENCE THEME:

WAYS OF LISTENING: How do we listen to pop music in/from Asia, and how can we talk about it?

Pop music lovers, makers, and critics take the activity of listening to music for granted. Yet it is not always easy to express our/my listening experiences to others. It is even more challenging to elaborate the social and cultural implications of the differing responses.

Can the question, “how do we listen to pop music” prompt interest in the “ways of listening”?

For example, who is listening to Asian pop music? What constitutes pop music listening? Where does music-listening take place? What activities and connections accompany the act of listening? How is everyday life organized through music listening? What personal, social, affective, and technological experiments have seeped through pop music listening? How do the recording and consumer’s technologies affect the ways of listening in contemporary and historical Asian contexts? Do musicians and critics listen to music and do they do music differently from “ordinary” music fans? Can music listening be creative practices? How are the ways of listening linked to various moments and results of production? How have listening and interpretive practices transformed Asian pop music as social distinction, identity markers, professional knowledge, genres, businesses, and markets?

We invite paper proposals that will investigate, elaborate, contextualize, and historicize the experiences of listening to (Asian) pop music globally and/or in Asia. We welcome papers that address moments that open up to expression and conversation about how people engage pop music. Since this could be a task beyond the measure of words, we invite you to turn the thematic question around with an attitude, such as, “Hey! This is how “we/I/they” action Asian pop music!”

We welcome both individual paper and panel proposals under the umbrella theme. In addition, we welcome individual and panel proposals for the following panel themes geared toward publication projects:

-Current issues in Asian popular music studies

-Research methodologies for the studies of Asian popular music

-Pop music, cultural variability and globalization

M.A. and Ph.D. students: IAPMS∙2012∙Taipei features a postgraduate day! Please consider submitting a proposal!

HOW TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS:

The organizers of IAPMS∙2012∙Taipei would like to invite interested participants to send your abstracts of no more than 250 words to iapms2012taipei@gmail.com before January 31, 2012.

We welcome individual and panel proposals from scholars, students, and industry practitioners. Please include the following information when submitting an individual or panel proposal:

(1)       Paper title

(2)       Panel title (optional)

(3)       Name(s)

(4)       Affiliation(s)

(5)       Address(es)

(6)       Email(s)

(7)       Postgraduate session(optional)

(8)       Short bio (max. 100 words)

(9)       Proposal abstract (max. 250 words). Panel organizers, please submit all individual abstracts. There is no need to submit a panel description.

(10)    Keywords (up to 5 words)

LANGUAGE: Given the diverse languages spoken in Asia, English will be the working language for the conference. Given the presence of many bilingual and multi-lingual speakers in Asia, translation service may become available during Q/A, upon request. We welcome multi-lingual participants to volunteer their service. Please contact us if you are willing to help.

Please email all inquiries to: iapms2012taipei@gmail.com

TIMELINE AND DEADLINES

2011.08.31           Announcing call-for-papers

2012.01.31           Deadline for submitting proposals

2012.02.29           Announcing accepted proposals

2012.03.31           Announcing conference program and information on

registration, travel, and accommodation

2012.06.31           Deadline for submitting full papers

2012.07.13           Conference begins

2012.07.15           Conference ends

REGISTRATION FEE

Waged members: NT$ 800 (=US$ 30)

Unwaged members: NT$ 400 (=US$ 15)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Tunghung HO (Fu-jen Catholic University, Taiwan)

Eva TSAI (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan)

Miao-Ju JIAN (National Chung-Cheng University, Taiwan)

Anthony FUNG (Chinese University, Hong Kong/China)

Yoshitaka MORI (Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan)

Kai Khiun LIEW (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Yukie HIRATA (Dokkyo University, Japan)

Hyunjoon SHIN (Sungkonghoe University, Korea)

Jung-Yup LEE (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA/Korea)

NOTES

Please observe that this conference is scheduled after the ACS Crossroads 2012 Conference in Paris (July 2-6, 2012). For more information on that conference please go to: http://www.crossroads2012.org/?q=en/node/26

Hotels and Hostels Within 15-Minute Walk from NTNU:
1. Dolamanco Hotel, (Xinyi Rd., across from Daan Park, near Yongkang Jie), US $68-$70 for a double room.
Tel: +886-2-2700-1200
Website: http://www.dolamanco.com.tw/en/index.php
2.Dandy Hotel(Xinyi St., across from Daan Park, near Yongkang Jie), US $73-$75 for a standard room.
Tel: +886-2-27076899
Website: http://www.dandyhotel.com.tw/EN/DandyD/index.aspx
3. Rido Hotel (Xinyi Rd., across from Daan Park, near Yongkang Jie), US $ 81-$93 for a room depending on the theme.

Tel: +886-2-2706-5600

Website: http://www.rido.com.tw/about_en.php

3. NTNU Hall, (on campus, MRT Taipower Building Station or MRT Guting Station), US $36-$40 for a room. Curfew restriction 11:30pm-6:00am. Can accommodate if the guest needs to catch an early flight. We can reserve for you and get a discount.

Tel: +886-2-77345800
Website: http://140.122.109.88/eweb/

4. NTNU Guesthouse, (on campus, MRT Taipower Building Station or MRT Guting Station), US $75-$85 for a double room. Curfew restriction 11:30pm-6:00am. Can accommodate if the guest needs to catch an early flight. We can reserve for you and get a discount.

Tel: +886-2-77345800
Website: http://140.122.109.88/eweb/
5. Chocolate Box Backpackers Hostel(PuCheng St., MRT Taipower Building Station, close to Shida night market), US $16-$18 to US $43-$45 depending on the room type.
Tel: +886-988-618953 or  +886-2-23645848 (overseas)
Website: http://www.chocolatebox-backpackers.com/
6. Fun Taipei Backpacker Hostel (Shida Rd., MRT Taipower Building Station) US $16-$18 up.
Email: funtpe@gmail.com
Website: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=210438787841&topic=15509#!/profile.php?id=100000972543774
7. Tai-an Hotel (Heping E. Rd., MRT Guting Station), US $31-$32 for a single room. We can make a reservation for you.
Tel: +886-2-23910288 or +886-2-23214653 (no website)

Add: 2-4F., No.99, Sec. 1, Heping E. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City
8. Tree House Hostel (Heping E. Rd., MRT Guting Station, close to Shida night market).
Email: tthhostel@gmail.com
Tel:+886-986-677837
Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tree-House/107696675967182#!/pages/Tree-House/107696675967182?sk=info

9. Yo Xing Regency Hotel(Heping W. Rd., MRT Guting Station Exit No.8), online booking price US $60-62 for a double room.
Tel : +886-2-23943121
Website: http://en.yoxing.tw/
10. Howard Civil Service International House,(Xinsheng S. Rd., MRT Taipower Building Station Exit 2, close to Daan Park, Shida night market, and NTU campus), US $85-$87 for a standard single room.
Tel: +886-2-83691155
Website: http://intl-house.howard-hotels.com/?Lsn=2
11. Li Yuan Hotel (Roosevelt Rd., MRT Taipower Building Station Exit No.4, close to Shida night market). US$75-$77 for an executive room (lowest price).
Tel: +886-2-23657367
Website: http://www.liyuan.tw/room_en.php

12. Yo Yo Stay (at Shida night market). This hostel provides 4-person shared-studio(US$ 52-54) and 6-people-shared-room(US$32-34).

Tel: +886-966-222-041

Website: http://yoyostay.pixnet.net/blog

CFP: THE 3rd INTER-ASIA POPULAR MUSIC STUDIES CONFERENCE (Taipei, 2012)

DATE: July 13 (Fri) – 15 (Sun), 2012, featuring Postgraduate Sessions on July 13

VENUE: Lecture Hall (first floor) and Audio-Visual Room (second floor), Extension School of Continuing Education Building, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

Campus map: http://www.ntnu.edu.tw/ga/map/images/ntnu_map2.jpg

ORGANIZERS:

Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Group (https://interasiapop.org/)

Department of Psychology, Fu Jen Catholic University

Graduate Institute of Mass Communication, National Taiwan Normal University

STATEMENT:

We are pleased to announce the 3rd Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies (IAPMS) Conference, which will take place on July 13-15, 2012 in Taipei, in collaboration with the Department of Psychology at Fu Jen Catholic University and the Graduate Institute of Mass Communication at National Taiwan Normal University. Following the first conference in Osaka in 2008 and the second conference in Hong Kong in 2010, we move our next meeting to Taipei—hub of vibrant indie music scenes and Mandarin pop music industries.

The studies on Asian popular music are still in its embryonic stage. There is neither a university program in Asia devoted to popular music studies nor a journal dedicated to the exploration of Asian popular music. What we have now is an online-based, transnational research portal that began in 2007, the Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Group, plus a rapidly expanding research network that at the moment includes 80 scholars not only in Asia but also in Europe, America and Oceania. The organization is young and enthusiastic about the rising academic interest in Asian popular music both inside and outside Asia. There is a growing feeling that Asian popular music has not received sufficient attention from international popular music studies and that the existing paradigms of popular music studies may not be adequate in understanding the culture, economies, and histories of Asian popular music. The IAPMS biennial conference is meant to foster scholarly conversations surrounding the emerging field of Inter-Asia popular music studies.

CONFERENCE THEME (IAPMS∙2012∙Taipei):

WAYS OF LISTENING: How do we listen to pop music in/from Asia, and how can we talk about it?

Pop music lovers, makers, and critics take the activity of listening to music for granted. Yet it is not always easy to express our/my listening experiences to others. It is even more challenging to elaborate the social and cultural implications of the differing responses.

Can the question, “how do we listen to pop music” prompt interest in the “ways of listening”?

For example, who is listening to Asian pop music? What constitutes pop music listening? Where does music-listening take place? What activities and connections accompany the act of listening? How is everyday life organized through music listening? What personal, social, affective, and technological experiments have seeped through pop music listening? How do the recording and consumer’s technologies affect the ways of listening in contemporary and historical Asian contexts? Do musicians and critics listen to music and do they do music differently from “ordinary” music fans? Can music listening be creative practices? How are the ways of listening linked to various moments and results of production? How have listening and interpretive practices transformed Asian pop music as social distinction, identity markers, professional knowledge, genres, businesses, and markets?

We invite paper proposals that will investigate, elaborate, contextualize, and historicize the experiences of listening to (Asian) pop music globally and/or in Asia. We welcome papers that address moments that open up to expression and conversation about how people engage pop music. Since this could be a task beyond the measure of words, we invite you to turn the thematic question around with an attitude, such as, “Hey! This is how “we/I/they” action Asian pop music!”

We welcome both individual paper and panel proposals under the umbrella theme. In addition, we welcome individual and panel proposals for the following panel themes geared toward publication projects:

-Current issues in Asian popular music studies

-Research methodologies for the studies of Asian popular music

-Pop music, cultural variability and globalization

M.A. and Ph.D. students: IAPMS∙2012∙Taipei features a postgraduate day! Please consider submitting a proposal!

HOW TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS:

The organizers of IAPMS∙2012∙Taipei would like to invite interested participants to send your abstracts of no more than 250 words to iapms2012taipei@gmail.com before January 31, 2012.

Please use the attached Proposal Form (right click to download) when submitting your proposal. If you plan to organize a panel with more than two people, please coordinate with the panelists to put all the necessary information on one form (e.g., panel title, paper titles, individual abstracts, panelists information). A panel description is not necessary.

LANGUAGE: Given the diverse languages spoken in Asia, English will be the working language for the conference. Given the presence of many bilingual and multi-lingual speakers in Asia, translation service may become available during Q/A, upon request. We welcome multi-lingual participants to volunteer their service. Please contact us if you are willing to help.

Please email all inquiries to: iapms2012taipei@gmail.com

TIMELINE AND DEADLINES

2011.08.31              Announcing call-for-papers

2012.01.31              Deadline for submitting proposals

2012.02.29              Announcing accepted proposals

2012.03.31              Announcing conference program and information on

registration, travel, and accommodation

2012.06.31              Deadline for submitting full papers

2012.07.13              Conference begins

2012.07.15              Conference ends

REGISTRATION FEE

Waged members: NT$ 800 (=US$ 30)

Unwaged members: NT$ 400 (=US$ 15)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Tunghung HO (Fu-jen Catholic University, Taiwan)

Eva TSAI (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan)

Miao-Ju JIAN (National Chung-Cheng University, Taiwan)

Anthony FUNG (Chinese University, Hong Kong/China)

Yoshitaka MORI (Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan)

Kai Khiun LIEW (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Yukie HIRATA (Dokkyo University, Japan)

Hyunjoon SHIN (Sungkonghoe University, Korea)

Jung-Yup LEE (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA/Korea)

NOTES

Please observe that this conference is scheduled after the ACS Crossroads 2012 Conference in Paris. For more information on that conference please go to: http://www.crossroads2012.org/?q=en/node/26

Conference 2010: final program announcement

Dear conference participants,

We worked on the final program for the IAPMS 2010 conference. Reflecting the registration and balancing the panelists’ numbers and themes, we moved around the panelist so that there are significant changes in the panels. This is as close as what will happen on the conference days. If you have any question about the program or anything else concerning the conference, feel free to email us. We look forward to seeing you all in Hong Kong.

Regards,

Organizing Committee
IAPMS 2010 in Hong Kong

Attachment:
Conference program: program_final
List of panels and presentations: panel_final

Update (may 11, 2010): We updated the final program and panels reflecting recent add/drops. You can find them here the links below:

Attachment:
Conference program: program_final-0511
List of panels and presentations: panel_final-0521