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Full Title: 5th Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Ireland Association

Short Title: A.S.I.A. 2013
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Start Date: 15-Nov-2013 - 16-Nov-2013
Contact: Qi Zhang
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Meeting Description: The 5th Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Irish Association (A.S.I.A.) will be held in Dublin City University on 15 and 16 November 2013. It is jointly organised by the A.S.I.A., School of Applied Language & Intercultural Studies at Dublin City University (http://www.dcu.ie/salis/news-events.shtml) and Chinese Studies at National University of Ireland, Maynooth (http://chinese.nuim.ie/news.shtml).

The theme of the conference is ‘Conflict and Communication: A Changing Asia in a Globalizing World’. We hope the conference will provide interdisciplinary study of modern and contemporary Asia.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.3489

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