CIACSI e-Newslett​er, Vol.VI No.8 / November 19, 2015

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Volume VI No.8 / November 19,

Call for Applications for the 2016 IACSS Summer School

Theme: Creativity and Social Movements
Period: June 21 - July 5, 2016
Venue: Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Local Organizers: Lingnan University Kwan Fong Cultural Research & Development Programme, Master of Cultural Studies, Department of Cultural Studies

Targeting post-graduate students / young faculties, the overall theme will cover the diverse sociohistorical contexts in which thinking about creativity in relation to social movements (“aesthetics and politics” in the first half of the twentieth century) has mattered to both theory and practice. We will also consider the various forms of contemporary activism, and their conjunctures with cultural and aesthetic transformations of various kinds in inter-Asia. The programme will include 10 full-day themed coursework with a combination of lecture presentations and more informal as well as small group discussions, plus field-trips or visits on 2 or 3 days during the weekends.            

Prof Stephen Chan & Prof Meaghan Morris

Meaghan Morris (University of Sydney), Chua Beng Huat (National University of Singapore), Ashish Rajadhyaksha (Centre for the Study of Culture & Society, Bangalore),           Po-Keung Hui (Lingnan University, Hong Kong), Chiyo Wakabayashi (Okinawa University), Xiaoming Wang (Shanghai University), Wondam Paik (Sungkonghoe University, Soeul), Madhuja Mukherjee (Jadavpur University, Kolkata), Melani Budianta (University of Indonesia, Jakarta), Helen Grace (University of Sydney, Chinese University of Hong Kong), etc.

School fees
US$200/student: including shared campus hostel accommodation (2 person per room, June 20th check-in, July 6th check-out), welcome dinner, lunches (on class days), and transportation for most off-campus activities.

Financial assistance
Limited financial assistance is available for those in need.

Important time lines

Dec 31, 2015

Application deadline

Feb 1, 2016

Acceptance announcement

Apr 1, 2016

Acceptance confirmation (by students)

Application Procedure
Please provide the following information in your application and send it to the IACSS Society Office ( by email before December 31, 2015.
1. Name, age
2. Affiliated Institution and current programme of study / teaching position
3. Areas of academic / research interests
4. Ever joined any previous IACSS Summer Schools before? If yes, where?
5. Reasons for joining this particular Summer School
6. Expectations from this Summer School
7. Reference letter from your supervisor /an appropriate senior colleague (Please attach pdf copy)
8. Would you need financial assistance in order to be able to come? Since our funds are very limited, please give a realistic estimate of what you would need.


  International Rosa Luxemburg Conference 2015 in Seoul

Theme: Socialism in Asia and Europe
Period: 27-28 November 2015
Venue: Pittsburgh Hall, Sungkonghoe University, Seoul, Korea
Organized by: International Rosa Luxemburg Society, Institute for East Asia Studies (Sungkonghoe University), Institute for Social Science (Gyeongsang National University)

Day 1 (Friday, 27 November)

10:00 – 10:30


10:30 – 11:00   

Congratulatory Address
Ÿ Dr. Augustine Jungku Lee (President of Sungkonghoe University)
Ÿ Ito Narihiko (International Rosa Luxemburg Society, Japan)

11:00 – 12:00

Opening Remarks
Ÿ Paik Wondam (Sungkonghoe University, Korea)
Ÿ Jeong Seong-jin (Gyeongsang National University, Korea)

12:00 – 13:30  


13:30 – 15:30  

Session 1 - Appropriation of Rosa Luxemburg in Asia
Ÿ Moderator: Jeong Seong-jin (Gyeongsang National University, Korea)
1. Xiong Min (Zhongnan University, China)
Ninety Years of Ups and Downs: Review and Reflection of Research on Rosa Luxemburg in China
2. Chang Si-bok (Mokpo National University, Korea)
The Historical Acceptance of Rosa Luxemburg in Korea
3. Kim Eo-jin (Gyeongsang National University, Korea)
Rosa Luxemburg’s Imperialism Theory and Prospect of Anti-Imperialism strategy in East-Asia

15:30 – 16:00   

Coffee Break

16:00 – 18:00

Session 2 - From Capitalism to Socialism – Ideas of Rosa Luxemburg
Ÿ Moderator: Jang Gui-yeon (Gyeongsang National University, Korea)
1. Lee Gab-yoeong (Incheon University, Korea)
Revolution and the Masses from the Perspective of Rosa Luxemburg
2. Ottokar Luban (International Rosa Luxemburg Society, Germany)
Rosa Luxemburg’s Ideas on the Process of Realizing Socialist Society
3. Sobhanlal Datta Gupta (University of Calcutta, India)
The Relevance of Rosa Luxemburg for building an Alternative Revolutionary Left Party in Today’s World

18:00 – 20:00  

Welcome Dinner

Day 2 (Saturday, 28 November)

10:00 – 12:00  

Session 3 – Socialism and Alternative Society Models
Ÿ Moderator: Lee Nam-Ju (Sungkonghoe University, Korea)
1. Chang Dae-oup (Sogang University, Korea)
Bordered Capitalism, Citizenship and Subversive Migration
2. João Arsénio Nunes (University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal)
Álvaro Cunhal’s Internationalism
3. Ha Tae- gyu (Gyeongsang National University, Korea)
Marx’s Critique of Representative Democracy and Ancient Athenian Democracy

12:00 – 13:30  


13:30 – 15:30  

Session 4 - Thought and Movement of Socialism in Asia
Ÿ Moderator: Lee Ji-won (Daelim University, Korea)
1. Daniel Palm (the Bremen International Graduate School for Social Science, Germany)
The Communist Parties in East Germany and China: Origins, Patterns and Divergence.
2. Fujii Takeshi (Sungkyunkwan University, Korea)
How the (counter) revolutionary subjectivity is formed: a question of national socialism
3. Yoo Kyeong-soon (Korea University)
The formation and bifurcation of the revolutionary labor movement in South Korea during 1980's

15:30 – 16:00  

Coffee Break

16:00 – 18:00  

Session 5 – Round Table: History and Reality of Contemporary Chinese Socialism
Ÿ Moderator: Paik Won-dam (Sungkonghoe University, Korea)
Ÿ Presentation:
Cao Zheng-lu – “A Lesson on Democracy” of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China
Lü Tu – China’s “New Workers” 
Ÿ Discussant : Baek Seung-wook(Chung-Ang University), Seong Geun-je(University of Seoul), Jang Young-seok (Sungkonghoe University), Lee Jeong-hoon(Seoul National University), Yun Young-do (Sungkonghoe University)
*Chinese-Korean Translation: Yeon Gwang-seok (Sungkonghoe University)

18:00 – 18:30  

Closing Speech

18:30 – 20:30   


For any queries regarding the conference, please contact Mr. Ha Namsuk:


Research Internship Opportunities in Taiwan

“The Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Global Network" is a program through the Ministry of Education which supports international students coming to Taiwan for short-term visits and research. This program will provide each international student a scholarship for 2-4 months as well as short-term courses, individual research, and/or field internships. International students who participate in this program will be awarded a monthly scholarship of NT$ 10,000 and will receive consultation with local professors. The International Program in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies in the University System of Taiwan (IACS-UST) will serve as a platform to connect students with related departments of humanities and social sciences at the three partner universities (NCTU, NTHU, and NCU) in the University System of Taiwan, at which they can attend courses and conduct individual research.


Details of the program
1. The visiting period is 2-4 months: Two months for a Summer Internship to conduct individual research, or 4 months of courses.
2. Each international student will be assigned an advising professor. In addition, a learning partner will be arranged by his or her advising professor to assist with independent research, information-gathering, and field internships, or to participate in courses and attend seminars.
3. Independent research and field internships include: Taiwan Film Institute, Taiwan Film Digital Archives Databases, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Taipei, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Avant Garde Galleries, social movements, and the media (print media and Internet media).
4. The program will also foster interaction with the local students and other international students.


Application Details
1. Apply online. Three times each year:



Admission Announce

April –May









2. There are four research clusters (Critical Theory and Asian Modernity, Contemporary Thought-trends and Social Movements, Gender/Sexuality Studies, and Visual Culture) in NCTU, NTHU or NCU.

For the application, please click here.

If you have further inquiries, please contact Ms. Huang, Chin-Wen:
Phone: 886-3-5712121*58273


The 7th Bangalore Queer Film Festival Call for Submissions

The final schedule of films will be released in the first week of February 2016. Please note the following suggestions:

The BQFF accepts films made by directors on themes related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and other queer populations. Films that challenge traditional gender and sex / sexuality notions are welcome.

Please submit films of any form: Features, Shorts, Documentaries, Animation or Experimental.

Preview copies
Submit preview copies of full films online (through vimeo, youtube etc. or by sending the full film via Dropbox or similar file transfers) or by sending the DVD copies to the BQFF organizing committee’s address. Preview copies submitted for selection will not be returned. Copies of all films will be kept with the BQFF Archives.

Format of Final Submission
Final submissions are expected on high-quality DVDs only. Contact the organizers if you require more information or want to use other formats.

Since accents vary even among English language films, all films should preferably have subtitles in English.
Submission/mailing costs
Mailing costs for the submissions have to be borne by the director/producer/distributor. The BQFF cannot, at this juncture, support the costs of receiving copies for preview. Please contact the organizers if you are unable to bear these costs so as to arrange for alternative ways to send your films.

Screening Costs
As always the BQFF is a FREE event and no charges are levied on submissions. Additionally, only films that do not charge screening fees will be accepted.

For any queries regarding the festival, submission, or any other matter please contact:

Phone: +91-80-22230959 (Office) or +91-9844181294 (mobile)





Consortium of Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Institutions (CIACSI)
Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society (IACSS)
At Sungkonghoe University, Hang-dong 1-1, Guro-gu, Seoul, Korea
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