International Council for Traditional Music

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3rd Symposium of the ICTM Study Group for Musics of East Asia (MEA) 31 July-2 August 2012

3rd Symposium of the ICTM Study Group for Musics of East Asia (MEA)
31 July-2 August 2012   
Chinese University of Hong Kong 

Attention!  New Proposal Deadline: 10 January 2012

The Study Group for Musics of East Asia (MEA), which was formed within the framework of the International Council for Traditional Music in 2006, is pleased to announce its third symposium, to be held 31 July, 1 August, and 2 August in Hong Kong, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Those interested in East Asian musical cultures are welcome to become members and attend the symposium to exchange knowledge and ideas and further develop the field.

SYMPOSIUM THEMES

The themes for the 2012 symposium are as follows:

1. World Music and Asian Traditional Music

Nowadays groups performing East Asian traditional music may frequently be heard at "world music" fairs and on the international stage. Indeed, many groups positively seek out such opportunities. How does music from East Asia fit into the "world music" paradigm, a music industry-created category? What is at stake when traditional music groups and governments promote their arts in such fora? What is the impact back home afterwards?

2. Music Education and Asian Identities

Formal music education in East Asian schools has long been oriented towards Westernized musical genres and styles, although that is beginning to change in some countries. Do we in fact ever attempt to formulate Asian identities in the music educational context, and have we moved beyond confronting just the east/west, or oriental/occidental, dichotomy?

3. Cultural Destruction and Revival

We have all been shocked by the devastation in Japan resulting from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Both natural and manmade disasters destroy cultural contexts and artifacts, while the performing arts can be a force in memorializing these events and their victims, and in assisting in material and cultural revival. How does this happen in East Asia, and what role does music have to play in this?

4. Cultural Tourism and Cultural Policy

In all East Asian countries now, cultural tourism is crucial to numerous local economies. In addition, all the East Asian nations have implemented complex cultural policy directives that seek to favour local arts. What effects are cultural tourism and cultural policy having on local heritage and its bearers? And how does an awareness of tourism potential affect government policy?

5. Music at East Asia's Cultural Crossroads

Meeting in Hong Kong in 2012, we are assembling in a city that has long been a cultural crossroads in East Asia. There are several other sites in East Asia that have fulfilled a similar role, be it through functioning as a hub for physical migration, through hosting important centres of the film and music industries, or through colonialism. What musical developments do we see in such locales, and what kind of long-term impact do they have throughout the rest of East Asia and its diasporas?

6. New Research

New research on other topics is also welcome.

PRESENTATION FORMATS

We invite four presentation formats:

  1. Individual paper presentations (20 minutes in length, with 10 minutes at the end for questions)
  2. Group panels of either three or four individual papers on linked subjects (total 90 minutes for three speakers, 120 minutes for four speakers)
  3. Roundtable discussion with up to six participants (90 minutes)
  4. Showing of ethnographic film by the filmmaker (90 minutes, to include opening remarks, the film showing, then discussion)

LANGUAGE

English is the official language of the meeting, and only presentations to be delivered in English can be accepted. Proposals must all be submitted in English as well.

AV EQUIPMENT

The following will be available:

  • Projector for PowerPoint presentations, etc.
  • In-house PCs (though you may also bring and use your own Mac or PC)
  • Multi-region VHS and DVD players
  • CD players

Please note the following important points:

  1. You are welcome to use your own PC or Mac rather than the PCs supplied, but (a) Mac users MUST bring their own power adapters and VGA adapter cables; and (b) the internet can ONLY be accessed via the PCs provided by the local IT department. It would, however, be possible to toggle between your own laptop and the PC provided if you wished to use your own computer but also include internet material.
  2. If you would like to use some of the older technologies (such as cassettes or slide projectors), you should state this when you submit your abstract. CUHK will try to accommodate as many requests of this nature as they can, but advance notice is required, and they cannot guarantee to be able to provide for the more obscure formats.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS/NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE

The deadline for all proposals is 10 January 2012. Notification of whether or not your submission has been accepted for the symposium will be given on or before 15 April 2012.

ADDRESS FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

The preferred method of submission for all proposals is email. Please submit your proposal to: ICTMMEAabstracts@gmail.com.

If you are unable to submit your proposal by email, you may send a hard copy plus jump drive. Submissions sent this way must be postmarked by the deadline of 10 January 2012. The address for postal submissions is:

ICTM Study Group for Musics of East Asia
Attn.: Donna Armstrong for Liz Macy
Department of Ethnomusicology
2539 Schoenberg Music Building
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1657

PROPOSAL FORMATS

1. If you are preparing an individual paper presentation, send us the following:

(a) an email in which you paste the following capitalized headers with your information:

FAMILY NAME/SURNAME:
GIVEN NAME:
INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION:
EMAIL ADDRESS:
POSTAL ADDRESS:
TITLE OF PROPOSED PAPER:
AV EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

(b) as a pdf or .doc attachment, an English-language abstract of no more than 350 words (please do NOT include your name in the body of the abstract, since abstract review is anonymous)

2. Proposals for a panel of either three or four linked individual papers should include:

(a) an email in which you paste the following capitalized headers with the panelists' information:           

FAMILY NAME/SURNAME OF PANEL ORGANIZER:
GIVEN NAME OF PANEL ORGANIZER:
INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION OF PANEL ORGANIZER:
MAIL ADDRESS OF PANEL ORGANIZER:
POSTAL ADDRESS OF PANEL ORGANIZER:
TITLE OF PANEL:
NAMES OF PANEL PRESENTERS:

FAMILY NAME/SURNAME OF PRESENTER #1:
GIVEN NAME OF PRESENTER #1:
INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION OF PRESENTER #1:
EMAIL ADDRESS OF PRESENTER #1:
POSTAL ADDRESS OF PRESENTER #1:
TITLE OF INDIVIDUAL PAPER:
AV EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

Please continue with the same information for presenters #2, #3, and #4. If one of the panel members is a discussant, please provide their details, as follows:

FAMILY NAME/SURNAME OF DISCUSSANT:
GIVEN NAME OF DISCUSSANT:
INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION OF DISCUSSANT:
EMAIL ADDRESS OF DISCUSSANT:
POSTAL ADDRESS OF DISCUSSANT:

(b) as a pdf or .doc attachment, an English-language abstract of the panel as a whole, not to exceed 350 words (please do NOT include your names in the body of the panel abstract, since abstract review is anonymous)

(c) as pdf or .doc attachments, individual English-language abstracts by each presenter, not to exceed 350 words (please do NOT include your names in the body of any individual abstracts, since abstract review is anonymous)

3. Proposals for roundtable discussion should include:

(a) an email in which you paste the following capitalized headers with participants' information:

FAMILY NAME/SURNAME OF ROUNDTABLE ORGANIZER:
GIVEN NAME OF ROUNDTABLE ORGANIZER:
INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION OF ROUNDTABLE ORGANIZER:
EMAIL ADDRESS OF ROUNDTABLE ORGANIZER:
POSTAL ADDRESS OF ROUNDTABLE ORGANIZER:
TITLE OF ROUNDTABLE:
NAMES OF ROUNDTABLE PRESENTERS:
AV EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

FAMILY NAME/SURNAME OF PARTICIPANT #1:
GIVEN NAME OF PARTICIPANT #1:
INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION OF PARTICIPANT #1:
EMAIL ADDRESS OF PARTICIPANT #1:
POSTAL ADDRESS OF PARTICIPANT #1:

Please continue with the same information for the other participants.

(b) as a pdf or .doc attachment, an English-language abstract of the roundtable, not to exceed 350 words (please do NOT include your names in the body of the abstract, since abstract review is anonymous).

4. Proposals for a film showing should include:

(a) an email in which you paste the following capitalized headers with your information:

FAMILY NAME/SURNAME:
GIVEN NAME:
INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION:
EMAIL ADDRESS:
POSTAL ADDRESS:
TITLE OF FILM:
AV EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

(b) as a pdf or .doc attachment, an English-language abstract of the film and any important themes it addresses, not to exceed 350 words (please do NOT include your name in the body of the abstract, since abstract review is anonymous)

Abstract length is important: maximum length is 350 words. If you exceed 350 words, the programme committee assistant is instructed to cut off your abstract after 350 and send only the first 350 to the committee!!!!

MEMBERSHIP

Following ICTM policy, all participants whose proposals have been accepted for the programme must be ICTM members. New members may join and submit a proposal at the same time. Proposals from students are strongly encouraged. Membership applications are available at the ICTM website.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

The programme committee consists of the following members: Hsin-chun Tasaw LU (Taiwan), PARK Mikyung (Korea), TERAUCHI Naoko (Japan), YU Siu Wah (Hong Kong), and Helen REES (US/UK) as chair. The programme committee's administrative assistant is Elizabeth MACY. For further questions about abstract submission for MEA 2012, please contact Helen REES by email: hrees@ucla.edu

SYMPOSIUM WEBSITE

For further information and updates, please visit the MEA homepage.