The International Conference on East Asian Architectural Culture (EAAC) is a biennial academic event for sharing research experience among worldwide architectural historians or other researchers who study architectural history of East Asia. In 2017, EAAC will return to China after a tour of more than a decade around other East Asian countries and regions: Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong. The School of Architecture, Tianjin University is very honoured to host EAAC 2017. The conference committees welcome participants around the world to attend and share ideas with each other.
The central theme of EAAC 2017 will be “East Asian Architecture in Globalization: Values, Inheritance and Dissemination.” From any point of view, historical, cultural, economic, educational, or political, globalization is always a huge, complicated, and interlocked picture which has been intensely affecting the architectural cultures of East Asia. In the past millenniums, East Asia saw the rise and decline of the Silk Road, an enormous commercial as well as a cultural exchange network linking east and west; in the past centuries, East Asia witnessed and realized industrialization and modernization which were based on the greater integration of the whole world since the Age of Discovery along with colonialism; and in the past decades, the Age of Information, we have been experiencing, by ourselves, the process of globalization at an extremely fast pace. These brought about cultural integration, transformation and transmission inside and outside East Asian architectural cultures, gradually or drastically, forced or unforced, directly or indirectly. On the one hand, globalization may imply cultural exchanges, interdependence, fertilization and integration; on the other hand, it may bring about arguments, controversies or even conflicts, such as, independence and interdependence, convergence and divergence, colonialism and post-colonialism, penetration and rejection, transformation and preservation. It can be seen that there are so many related topics and questions worthy of academic discussion. For instance, during the process of globalization, are there any values that should be retained or preserved in the East Asian architectural culture? How can we inherit and utilize East Asian heritage as cultural resources for future development? How can we transmit them among generations of people, or from the East Asia to the rest of the world?
Whatever you think about globalization, and whatever attitudes you have for the controversies concerned, you are welcome to EAAC 2017 to share your relevant studies. We welcome a broad range of paper submissions, from theoretical contemplation to pragmatic considerations of specific cases that explore, critique, or extend issues related to the general theme. Suggested topics may include, but are not limited to:
Historical and Theroical Research
·Conservation Methodology and Technology
KEY CONFERENCE SESSIONS
· Keynote speeches given by prominent scholars
·Oral presentation sessions on different topics
·Round table discussion: Architectural History Education on and off Campus
·Special award for excellent papers by postgraduate students and early career researchers
·One-day official excursion to historic sites in the vicinity of Tianjin
·Deadline for Abstract Submission: February 20, 2017
·Abstract Peer Review by the Academic Committee: February 21, 2017 – April 10, 2017
·Abstract Acceptance Notification: April 15, 2017
·Deadline for Full Paper Submission: July 15, 2017
·Early-bird Registration and Payment: August 1 – 31, 2017
·Conference Date: October 13—17 , 2017
All abstracts and full papers must be in English and submitted online at the EAAC 2017 website: www.eaac2017.org, following the instructions on the webpage.
All abstracts up to 300 words must contain a title, name(s) of the author(s) and contact information (institutional affiliation, and email address), as well as a short 100-word biography. Authors should also provide the classifications for their papers based on the given topics.
Papers must be no more than eight pages of A4 size including figures and should be prepared in accordance with the given template downloaded from the EAAC 2017 website.
Each paper will be screened by the Committee to assure its quality of exposition and relevance to the call. The Committee may require further revision of the paper to bring it to an acceptable standard.
Additional guidance for the preparation of papers is provided on the EAAC 2017 website.
Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their work at the EAAC 2017.
Please follow any updates via: www.eaac2017.org
Dr. WANG Ruoran, (王若然)
Dr. YIN Yongsheng (殷永生)
School of Architecture, Tianjin University
92 Weijin Rd, Nankai District
Tianjin 300072, China
T: +86 22 27400989