Frequently asked questions and answers 


1. What is the HEAS Conference? 

The HEAS Graduate Student Conference is an annual event, an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students to exchange ideas and discuss current research on topics related to East Asia. The conference allows young scholars to present their research to both their peers as well as renowned scholars of East Asian Studies. The conference will also allow participants to meet others iconducting similar research in their field, and to forge new professional relationships. 

2. When is the 26th HEAS Conference? Where does it take place? 

The conference will take place at the CGIS South Building and commence after noon on Friday 2/17 and take up the whole day on Saturday 2/18, 2023. Please expect to arrive on or before Friday if you are selected or will be traveling. Once we have finalized our panelists, we will forward out more details on scheduling.

3. What are the paper submission requirements if we are selected to become panelists?

A draft of your paper must be submitted either as an MS Word file (.docx) or PDF. It must be between 15-20 pages (not including title page, abstract or bibliography) and it must be double-spaced standard 12-point Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins. Any standard professional citation typically endorsed by humanities and social science departments may be used (i.e. MLA, APA and Chicago), and the citation should be consistent throughout the paper. Due to the page limit, we encourage you to put emphasis on your method, findings, analyses, and contributions to the field. For your submission, please title your files with this convention: "2023_HEAS_PAPER_[LAST NAME]_[FIRSTNAME]". This paper will not be distributed at the conference, and is primarily for review by the discussants and moderators of your respective panels.