Asian Studies Days 2022 Doctoral Seminar

This doctoral seminar provides an outstanding opportunity to meet other young researchers whose doctoral thesis focuses on Asia, and to receive feedback from senior researchers who have a profound knowledge of the region. The seminar is arranged in connection with the annual Asian Studies Days.

Asian Studies Days at the University of Turku

October 26, main event (hybrid)

October 27, doctoral seminar (onsite, no online participation)

The seminar is open to all doctoral researchers in Finnish Universities whose doctoral thesis develops new knowledge about East, Southeast or South Asia (society, politics, economy, business, culture, history, law). Doctoral researchers are expected to participate either with a research plan, full research paper, or a chapter of the thesis. Suitable length of the paper is ca 6,000 words.

The Finnish University Network for Asian Studies will provide free accommodation for one night in a double room and a travel grant up to 40 euros for doctoral researchers who fulfill the following qualifications
– attends the events both on the 26th and 27th of October
– whose paper is accepted to the seminar
– is registered as a doctoral researcher in one of the Network’s members universities (Jyväskylä, Tampere or Turku)
– does not live in Turku region

Important dates

September 4: Extended deadline for registration
September 9: Notification of approval
October 17: Deadline for full papers
October 26-27: Asian Studies Days

Registration to the seminar is closed.

For more information about the doctoral seminar, please contact the Director of the Network, Outi Luova at outi.luova[at]

The full program of the Asian Studies Days will be published later on this website.