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

Conference 2010: Hotel information

Dear Participants,

Welcome you again to join our conference. It is time to handle the logistics.

In this email, I want to tell you more about the accommodation arrangement. For those who will go to Crossroads at Lingnan University (at Tuen Mun, the western side of the New Territorities), you can choose to remain in your hotel/hostel that you have already booked. But keep in mind that it takes at least 1 and 1/2 hour to travel to Chinese University (at Shatin, the eastern side of the New Territorities).

For those want to live nearby Chinese University, there are a few choices for you:

1.      Hyatt Regency Shatin Hotel (which is exactly located at the University MTR (subway) station and it is our University’s teaching hotel). This is the closest but expensive (five star). The cheapest price for a night is over HK$1,000 (US$1=HK$7.8). http://hongkong.shatin.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp

2.      Royal Park Hotel (which is right on the top of the Shatin MTR station). Only two stations from the University (10 minutes traveling time). The price is around HK$700-800. http://www.royalpark.com.hk/

3.      Regal Riverside Hotel (which is close to the Shatin MTR station, separated by a river). 15 minutes by walking from the Shatin MTR station (just walking across the bridge) (or 10 minutes by bus). The price is around HK$400-600.
http://www.regalhotel.com/Regal-Riverside-Hotel/Main/Hotel-Home/Hotel-Home.aspx

There are only three hotels in the Shatin area. Another option is that you can live in a hotel along the East Rail (Light blue line) and you can travel to the University MTR station within 30 minutes. Along the East Rail, there are two hotels:

1.       Royal Plaza Hotel at Mongkok East MTR station. 5 stops from the University MTR. Price is a little bit more than Royal Park Hotel.
http://www.royalplaza.com.hk/Hotel_info.do

2.      Harbor Plaza Metropolis at Hunghom MTR station. 6 stops from the University. Price is more expensive than Royal Plaza Hotel.
http://www.harbour-plaza.com/en/home.aspx?hotel_id=hpme&section_id=home&subsection_id=overview

You can directly go to the website of these hotels. All of them have their own website for booking. Or you can go to the following discount booking sites:

Hotels.com
http://www.hotels.com/de606379/hotels-hong-kong-hong-kong/

Think2Travel
http://www.think2travel.com/asia/hong_kong/hong_kong/shatin/shatin_hotels.html

Booking.com
http://www.booking.com/city/hk/sha-tin.en.html?aid=306395;label=sha-tin-VqvHEcMQllZqRmZfgO6njwS3825009119;ws=&gclid=CNPe4eDg6aACFQ3EbwodXkgOFw

Please notice that the Lingnan conference is located in the West Rail of the MTR which is quite far away from the East Rail. If possible, do the moving immediately after the Crossroads conference.

Please also keep in mind that when you arrive at the University MTR station, you have to take the school bus to the Humanities Building of the New Asia College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (the mountain top of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the last stop of the bus) where the conference will be held. The bus runs every 15 minutes and it takes another 15 minutes to get up to the top. In the morning, the waiting time may be longer because there are many people queuing up.

Please also notice that there is NO campus housing and hostel.

Local Organizer

Anthony Fung

IAPMS Conference 2010: Panels Announced

Update: Panel timetable and schedule sheets were updated (Feb. 19, 2010, 20:00 Seoul). If you have submitted a proposal, but didn’t received an announcement email or if your name is not listed in the schedule, please let us know at asianpopstudies@gmail.com.
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Dear Authors/ Panelists / Chairs

First, we are sorry for the delay. We needed some more time for the discussion.

Thanks for submitting paper/ panels to IAPMS 2010. Please be reminded that the conference will be hosted by School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong on June 22-23, 2010.

Congratulation. Your paper/ panel is accepted for presentation. Surprisingly, we have over 50 submissions and all of them are good and interesting. In the first conference, we accepted all the papers submitted, and in our coming conference, we would like to keep the same good tradition (except for scholars submitting for more than one paper) so that we can make our conference a chance for meeting researchers in Asia music/pop.

However, as our interasia popular music group, which has been an informal network, is getting larger and larger, it might not be possible that in future (in our next conference) we can accommodate all papers/ panels. And because of the pool of members is getting larger, we might also need to set up a more formal structure and organization. All these will be discussed formally and informally in/before the conference in June 2010. Your suggestions are most welcome.

The accepted panels (with date/time/venue) are all listed in the two files attached. Please notice that all the conference will be all held in the three rooms of the same building (NAH208, NAH415, NAH315C in Humanities Building at New Asia College) of the School. For direction, please go to our official website. Please keep in mind the campus of the faculty is located at the top of hill (for somebody, it looks ‘mountain’, so that it is impossible to get there by walk. Please use shuttle bus and pay attention to the time table (Please doublecheck the webpage: https://interasiapop.org/?p=247)

For the effective organization of the conference, we decided that only the papers by those who submit the registration form on due time will be listed on the final program (see the last attached file). If you cannot make on time or pull out your participation, please tell us until 31 March, which is the deadline of registration, which is already announced. So please keep in mind the program schedule in the attached file is only tentative and subject to change.

If you need a letter of invitation, please do contact Hyunjoon Shin / Jung-yup Lee (asianpopstudies@gmail.com) or to local host Anthony Fung In case you discover that you are not able to come, please contact Hyunjoon / Jung-yup too. For the panels and other enquries, please do contact Anthony Fung (anthonyfung@cuhk.edu.hk).

Best Regards,
Organizing Committee

Attachments:
Panels list [xls]
Tentative schedule [doc]
Registration form [doc]

[IIAS workshop] East Asian Popular Music: Small Sounds from Big Places?

by homey81

http://www.iias.nl/?q=east-asian-popular-music-small-sounds-big-places

East Asian Popular Music: Small Sounds from Big Places?

26 november 2008
14:00 – 17:30 hrs

Convenor: Prof. Hyunjoon Shin, (European Chair of Korean Studies, International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden)

This workshop deals with cultural shifts from the angle of popular music. Four scholars will present papers on East Asian popular music and popular music in East Asia.

They will address questions like: How is local/national identity constructed (or deconstructed) in East Asia through popular music? Do the border-crossing practices of the music industry create “regional” subjectivity and/or identity? How does popular music integrate different parts of local places in East Asia? Where and in what form has East Asian popular music been present outside the region?

Preliminary programme

14:00 – 14:10
Opening Remarks by Bart Barendregt (Leiden University, the Netherlands)

14:10 – 14:50
Hyunjoon Shin (International Institute for Asian Studies, the Netherlands)
SEOUL A GO-GO: Group Sound in the 1970s and Collective Memory

Discussant: Remco Breuker (Leiden University)

14:50 – 15:30
Michael Fuhr (Heidelberg University, Germany)
Globalizing K(yopo)-Rock? Music, aesthetics and Korean migrant ritual in Germany

Discussant:
Birgit Abels (International Institute for Asian Studies, the Netherlands / Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)

15:30 – 15:50
Coffee break

15:50 – 16:30
Yoshitaka Mouri (Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan)
Sound and the City: A Variety of Town-Sounds in Tokyo

Discussant:
Eve Leung (The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK)

16:30 – 17:10
Jeroen Groenewegen (Leiden University, the Netherlands)
Humour and Parody in Chinese Popular and Rock Music

Discussant:
Yiu Fai Chow (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

17:10 – 17:30
General discussion and conclusion

 

Venue: KITLV, Room 138 (Conference Room), Reuvenplaats 2, 2311 BE, Leiden

Information and registration
Martina van den Haak
m.van.den.haak@let.leidenuniv.nl
071 5273317

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Wed, 26/11/2008 – 14:00

Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Conference 2008 in Osaka

Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Conference 2008 in Osaka: Call For Papers

Date: 26 (Sat)-27 (Sun) July 2008
Venue: Osaka City University, Takahara Hall
(3-3-138, Sugimoto-cho, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka-shi, JAPAN)
http://www.osaka-cu.ac.jp/english/info/access.html

Organized by:
Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Group (https://interasiapop.org/)
and
Urban Culture Research Centre (UCRC), Osaka City University
(http://www.lit.osaka-cu.ac.jp/UCRC/index-e.html)

Conference theme: Globalizing Music Industry in Asia

Rationale:
We are pleased to announce the first Inter-Asia Popular Music Conference in Osaka in collaboration with Osaka City University, Urban Culture Research Center (UCRC) in July 2008.

Over the last two decades, the study of popular music has been dramatically developed in the interdisciplinary fields from musicology, sociology, literature, history, education, anthropology, to media & communications and cultural studies since the establishment of the International Association for Study of Popular Music (IASPM) in 1981. A similar trend has also been observed in the Asian continent where more and more scholars are involved in the critical studies of popular music.

Today, however, we face two major problems to be considered generally among scholars of non-Western(Asian) popular music cultures: Firstly, while it has been well established academically as an distinctive field of study in Western campuses, research efforts on popular music in the Asian contexts remains largely scattered, limited without. There are currently no institutions devoted to popular music studies within Asian universities, and the more sustained interactions of scholars in this field in the region have also been hampered by language barriers. Secondly, in spite of its more globally diffused patterns of distribution, appropriation and consumption, scholarly accounts on Asian popular music has been predominantly centered within contemporary national boundaries Such existing paradigms would have to be revised in light of the recognition of the socio-cultural fluidity arising from developments in communication technologies as well as more intensified rates of human migration.

As part of our preliminary efforts to address theses issues these problems, we launched an online based, transnational research portal, Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Group in 2007, and have also started discussions among about 40 scholars not only in Asia but also in Europe and the United States.

In the first international conference has a main theme entitled ‘Globalizing Music Industry in Asia’, by which we would like to focus on the recent situation and historical trajectory of popular music genres in Asia like rock, pop music to hip hop and dance music which have been heavily influenced by globalization of music industry, in particular, the restructuring of global capital, the radical change of distribution network including media and internet and the transformation of fan’s practices.

Possible session themes:
Music, internet and piracy (Copyright)
Beatles in Asia
Hip hop in Asia
Transnational flow and consumption of popular music
Border-crossing Pop stars and their mediation of Asian modernities
Recycling of old Asian pop in film/drama
Asians in global experimental music scenes
Transformation of creative labour in music industry
Inter-Asian collaboration/adaptation of popular music
Music consumption by/of trans-Asian migrants
iPod and mobile music
Music for Practical uses (film, drama, game soundtrack)
Asian diasporic music outside Asia

*Any other suggestions will be welcomed.

Schedule:
30 May The first deadline of application
26-27 July Conference

Call for papers
The organizers of Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Conference 2008 in Osaka would like to invite paper presenters to send their abstracts (not more than 250 words) before 31 May, 2008 to; IAPMS2008@yahoo.co.jp

If you have any inquiries, please be free ask Yoshitaka Mori:
IAPMS2008@yahoo.co.jp

Registration Fees:
Faculty member and staff: 3000 JPY (=US$ 30)
Student:2000 JPY (=US$20)

Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Conference 2008 in Osaka Organizing
Committee:

Shin NAKAGAWA,
Professor and Director of Urban Culture Research Center Osaka Ciity
University, Japan

Hyunjoon SHIN, Professor, Sungkonghoe University, Korea

Yoshitaka MORI, Associate Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts

Anthony FUNG, Associate Professor, Chinese University, Hong Kong

Kyoko KOIZUMI, Associate Professor, Aichi University of Education, Japan

Tunghung Ho, Associate Professor, Fu-jen University, Taiwan

Satoshi MASUDA, Associate Professor, Osaka City University, Japan

Kai Khun LIEW, Postdoctoral Fellow, National University of Singapore,
Singapore

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

The 1st Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Group Conference in OSAKA, 2008

by mouri

Dear all,We  are  now pleased to announce that we will organize the 1st Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Group Conference on 26th & 27th July 2008 in Osaka, Japan,  jointly with Urban Culture Research Center (UCRC), Osaka City University. Please write down the date above in your diary.  As it will be a call-for-paper conference, please encourage your colleagues and friends to participate, too. The detail will be circulated soon. Wait for a further announcement.Yoshitaka Mouri, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music