Call for papers: Cultural and Genetic Studies

Rebecca C. Fan (
21 Nov 1995 15:30:10 +0800

Symposium on Cultural as well as Genetic Affinities among
the indigenous peoples in Taiwan and Southeast Asia

Call for Papers

The Institute of Ethnology of Academia Sinica on Taiwan announces an Inter-
national symposium on Comparative Studies of Indigenous People of Taiwan and
Southeast Asia. The seminar will be held in Taipei between May 21 and 23,
1996. The seminar committee call for papers on the above theme focusing on
the ethnic affinities between the two regions (e.g. Yami of Taiwan vs. Batan
of the Philippines). This theme can be approached from either Genetical or
Social/Cultural perspective.

The main area of study is around South China Sea. The countries and ethnic
groups to be discussed include (but not limited to): Taiwan (all major
aborigines), the Philippines (Batan, Apayao, Kalinga, Ifugao, Hanunoo,
Tagbanua, Manobo, Bukidnon, Subanun, and Badjaos), Vietnam (Rhade, Jardi,
and Cham), Malaysia (Malay, Minangkabau, Jakun, Moken), and Indonesia (Iban,
Kayan, Dusun, Penan, Murut, Melanau, Kelabit, Land Dayak, and Ngaju). All
kinds of sociocultural (including myth and legend) and material cultural
comparisons between any groups aforementioned are all welcome. Such genetic
studies as red blood cell, HLA (including Class 1 and 2), G6PD, and
thalassemia focusing on any of these groups are particularly welcome.

To participate this symposium, please send an English abstract of no more
than one letter size page before January 15, 1996 to the symposium organizer
Dr. Mutsu Hsu, Academia Sinica, Taipei 115, Taiwan, ROC. Please contact
him by fax (886-2-651-3426) or e-mail ( The
deadline for the paper is April 15, 1996. We reserve the right to base our
selection not only on quality but also on possibilities for panels. For
accepted panelists, we offer round trip air-fare and accomodations of hotel
room at the Guest House of Academia Sinica for five days. May you have any
further questions, please contact Dr. Mutsu Hsu at the above address.