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The damage due to the COVID-19 infection is extremely heavy, and our lifestyle is starting to change. As you know, IFTR Galway Conference has been postponed to July, 2021, and Asian Theatre WG Hanoi colloquium scheduled in March 2020 also had to be cancelled. So we have to no chance to meet this year, which means a gap of a whole year between the Shanghai meeting last year and the Galway meeting in 2021. Though we would like to continue our WG meeting in Asia, the restriction on the oversea travel will disturb us to go beyond national boarders freely, even if it may be relatively relaxed in the fall.
Therefore, we, conveners and core members of the group, discussed a possibility of an Online meeting and came to the conclusion that we should keep communication and discussion on Asian Theatre Studies even in digital space. Thus, we will hold a Online Meeting of Asian Theatre Working Group 9 and 10 January 2021. The theme of the meeting is 'Asian Theatre and War,’ the same theme as for the Hanoi Colloquium.
To repeat:
The Online meeting of Asian Theatre Working Group
The Date: 9 and 10 January, 2021
Theme: Asian Theatre and War
Deadline of the abstract submission: 30 September, 2020. Abstract should be less than 200 words with a brief CV of 100 words.
Deadline of the full paper submission: 1 December, 2020. The paper should be less than 4000 words including citation.
Please send them to us, conveners.
Since the theme is the same as for the Hanoi colloquium, those who submitted abstract for Hanoi could submit the same one again for this online meeting, unless it has been presented in any other conference or publication.
As usual, after receiving all finished papers, I will upload them on the web site. Participants should read them in advance of the meeting. For the meeting, I probably will use ZOOM application system. The presenters should explain their own papers in 10 minutes. Then, participants will go to the discussion.
The detailed information of methods of the meeting and its setup style will be circulated later.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask us.
We hope to come over this Corona crisis, encouraging activities of Asian Theatre Studies in the difficult time.
Sincerely yours,