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Call for Papers – Internationalisation Revisited: The global role of Japan and China following the Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

In preparation for Internationalisation Revisited: The global role of Japan and China following the Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, an online workshop on 5 and 6 September, we invite presenters to send abstracts of no more than 250 words that consider the role of Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 in relation to topics including (but not limited to): 

  • Domestic and International Media Coverage 
  • The Covid-19 Pandemic and its effects on the Games 
  • Comparisons between Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 
  • Marketing 
  • Transnationalism 
  • Cultural Diplomacy 
  • Race, gender and sexuality 
  • Disability and ableism 
  • Local/national responses to the Olympics 
  • Television, news, and social media  
  • Celebrities and Tokyo 2020/Beijing 2022 
  • Globalisation 
  • Cultural Diversity 

The workshop will ask how have the Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 events and their aftermath developed our understanding of Japan and China from the perspective of identity and representation? The aim is to encourage discussion on the various ways by which both events contributed to national and global discourse on the politics of self-identity in Japanese/Chinese or East Asian contexts. We are interested in how the host nations packaged and sold positive images of themselves throughout the games and how these were internationally perceived. Moreover, we also encourage debate on the more negative discourses that grew in the wake of the games, and explore the possibilities of the more detrimental global impact of the Olympics and Paralympics.   

Please submit your paper title and 250 word (maximum) abstract, along with your name, position and institution to Tokyo2020sisjac@gmail.com

The deadline for abstracts is Friday 22nd July. Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome by Friday 29th July.  

If you have any questions, please contact us through Tokyo2020sisjac@gmail.com