Call for Papers for the Third Asian Workshop on Cultural Economics

09 September 2015, Japan

Announcing a Call for Papers for the Third Asian Workshop on Cultural Economics, with the aim to enhance research networking for cultural economics in Asia.  The Workshop will welcome papers in English from international researchers in Asian and from countries all over the world. The Workshop will be held in Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, on September 9-10, 2015.



The Third Asian Workshop on Cultural Economics will provide a forum for papers from researchers on the broadly-defined areas of the cultural/creative economy.  The working language throughout the event will be English.  The Workshop will consist of about 10 papers, each of which will be 20 minutes presentation and 20 minutes question/discussion including comments by the Workshop Leader.  


Participants are expected to be present throughout the two days (from the morning of September 9 to the afternoon of September 10) of sessions and to actively engage in discussion.  There will also be introduction and lecture by the Workshop Leader on the morning of September 9. It is recommended that participants arrive in time for this lecture (arriving by evening of September 8 is preferred). In the evening on September 9, we will have a banquet in a nice restaurant.  Attendance at this banquet is free of charge.  We are planning a small excursion to one or two cultural venues in the afternoon of September 10.



Arjo Klamer, Professor, Erasmus University of Rotterdam (The Netherlands)



Interested researchers should send their CV and one A4-page abstract of their paper written in English by email attachment to [email protected] by June 8, 2015.  Authors will be notified regarding acceptance or rejection June 10, 2015.  Papers must address the cultural/creative economy broadly-defined. Successful authors will then be asked to submit full papers (about 3,000-5,000 words) by August 10, 2015.  Unsuccessful authors and those who are unable to submit in time may participate as observers, though a small fee will be charged.  



Abstract and CV Submission Deadline: June 8, 2015

Notification of Acceptance/ Rejection: June 10, 2015

Final Paper Submission Deadline: August 10, 2015

Workshop Date: September 9-10, 2015



Doshisha University

Imagdegawa Karasuma Higashi Iru, Kamigyo-ku

Kyoto 602-8580, Japan



Participants will need to pay for travel, accommodation and other expenses themselves. Registration fee is 2,000 yen (about 18 US Dollars) as a contribution to the costs of running this event. 



Kyoto is often called “Japan's heartland”, and it is said that it is impossible to know the real Japan without knowing Kyoto.  Natural scenery, temples, shrines, towns and homes intermingle with a poignant historical beauty. Whether it is the Gion Festival, the Tea Ceremony or Japanese flower arrangement or Nishijin-brocade, so many aspects of characteristic Japanese culture continue to thrive in Kyoto. Over a period of 1200 years, dating from the decision to move the capital to Kyoto in 794, it nurtured a splendid, delicate and unique kind of culture, and over the course of history came to be considered the mother of culture within Japan (quoted from the following website). 


See the following websites for general information (travel, accommodation, weather, sightseeing, etc.) on Kyoto.



Enquiries may be sent by email to: [email protected]


Local Organizers and Scientific Committee

Kazuko Goto, Setsunan University

Masaki Katsuura, Meijo University

Nobuko Kawashima, Doshisha University

Tadashi Yagi, Doshisha University