Programme (Live-Stream)

The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies (ACCS) is an interdisciplinary conference held alongside The Asian Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS). Keynote, Featured and Spotlight Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. Registration for either conference will allow delegates to attend sessions in the other.

This page provides details of featured presentations, the conference schedule and other programming. For more information about presenters, please visit the Speakers page.


Conference Outline

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9) (time difference)

Thursday, June 3, 2021Friday, June 4, 2021Saturday, June 5, 2021

10:00-10:10 Announcements, Recognition of IAFOR Scholarship Winners, & Welcome Address
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

10:10-10:55 Keynote Presentation
Intercultural Strategies in High-Performance Environments: Observations from the Rugby World Cup 2019
Sean O'Connell, Nanzan University, Japan

11:05-12:05 Panel Presentation

12:05-12:15 Break

12:15-13:55 Live-Stream Presentation 1: Asian & South-East Asian Studies

13:55-14:05 Break

14:05-15:45 Live-Stream Presentation 2: Interdisciplinary: Cultural Studies

15:45-15:55 Break

15:55-17:10 Live-Stream Presentation 3: Interdisciplinary: Cultural Studies

10:00-10:50 Live-Stream Presentation 1: Comparative Studies of Asian and East Asian Studies

10:50-11:00 Break

11:00-13:05 Live-Stream Presentation 2: Chinese Studies

13:05-13:15 Break

13:15-14:55 Live-Stream Presentation 3: Education/Pedagogy

14:55-15:05 Break

15:05-16:20 Live-Stream Presentation 4: Literary Studies

16:20-16:30 Break

16:30-17:20 Live-Stream Presentation 5: Interdisciplinary: Cultural Studies

10:00-11:15 Live-Stream Presentation 1: Education

11:15-11:25 Break

11:25-12:40 Live-Stream Presentation 2: Interdisciplinary: Cultural Studies

12:40-12:50 Break

12:50-14:05 Live-Stream Presentation 3: Interdisciplinary: Cultural Studies

14:05-14:15 Break

14:15-15:30 Live-Stream Presentation 4: Identity, Race, and Queer Theories

15:30-15:40 Break

15:40-17:20 Live-Stream Presentation 5: East Asian Studies (Japanese / Korean)

17:20-17:30 Conference Closing Address
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

The draft version of the Conference Programme will be available online on May 03, 2021. All registered delegates will be notified of this publication by email.

The above schedule may be subject to change.


Featured Presentations

  • Intercultural Strategies in High-Performance Environments: Observations from the Rugby World Cup 2019
    Intercultural Strategies in High-Performance Environments: Observations from the Rugby World Cup 2019
    Keynote Presentation: Sean O’Connell

Draft Programme

The Conference Programme contains access information, session information and a detailed day-to-day presentation schedule. All registered delegates who attend The 11th Asian Conference on Cultural Studies receive a printed copy of the Conference Programme.

The final draft of the conference presentation schedule is now available. Please check that all information pertaining to you is correct and notify us at accs@iafor.org if there is any error. Please notify us of any corrections by Sunday May 9.

After minor changes have been made to the schedule we will send you a link to the final schedule.
The final schedule will contain session information and a detailed day-to-day presentation schedule.

This will be available on Wednesday, May 19.

Draft Information Email

All presenters will receive a draft schedule email in the run-up to the conference. Please check your email inbox for something from "iafor.org". If you can not find this email in your normal inbox, it is worth checking in your spam or junk mail folders as many programs filter out emails this way. If this did end up in one of these folders, please add the address to your acceptable senders' folder by whatever method your email program can do this.


Pre-Recorded Virtual Presentations

A number of presenters have submitted pre-recorded virtual video presentations. We encourage you to watch these presentations and provide feedback through the video comments. A full list of these is on the conference website.


Previous Programming

View details of programming for past ACCS conferences via the links below.

Intercultural Strategies in High-Performance Environments: Observations from the Rugby World Cup 2019
Keynote Presentation: Sean O’Connell

Heralded as the most commercially successful and socially engaged world cup to date, the Rugby World Cup 2019 was hosted across 12 cities in Japan from September to November in 2019. A total of twenty national teams participated in the tournament over a 44-day period and delivered the most competitive and best attended tournament in the world cup’s history. In order to succeed in the tournament, naturally each of the competing teams were immersed in a high-performance cultural environment. In this presentation, I will specifically discuss the intercultural strategies (intercultural sensitivity, adaptation and efficacy) witnessed and investigated during the world cup using a qualitative survey and non-participant observation approach in my role as a researcher and as a Team Liaison Officer for one of the competing national teams. Finally, I will address the research findings in terms of future implications for high-performance culture building contexts.

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