Programme (Online)

The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences (ACSS) is a multidisciplinary conference held concurrently with The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities (ACAH). Keynote, Featured and Spotlight Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. Registration for either conference will allow participants to attend sessions in both.

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

Thursday, June 2Friday, June 3Saturday, June 4Virtual Presentations
All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
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10:00-10:15: Announcements, Recognition of IAFOR Scholarship Winners, & Welcome Address

10:15-11:15: Featured Panel Presentation

11:15-11:25: Break

11:25-12:10: Keynote Presentation

12:10-12:40: Q&A Session

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16:00-17:15: Live-Stream Presentation Session 1
Room A: Interdisciplinary
62464 | Pan-Asianism in Twentieth-century Indian and Japanese Art: The Resilience of a Shared Artistic and Cultural Heritage
63870 | The Role of Typography in the Linguistic Landscape of Singapore’s Chinatown
63814 | Working Paper: Exploring the Intersection of Culture and Design – Does Culture Influence User Experience?

Room B: Economics and Management
63803 | Effects of Activating Mating Mindsets on Different Types of Luxury Consumption
63513 | It Matters to Employee Retention Strategy: Exploring the Employer Branding Strategy for Different Types of Organization and Age Segmentation

17:15-17:25: Break

17:25-18:15: Live-Stream Presentation Session 2
Room A: History / Historiography
63773 | The Making of Omiyage: Factors Behind the Commercial Success of Omiyage Products
62387 | Revisiting Manto, Recovering Histories: Partition Violence and the Little People

Room B: Cultural and Media Studies
62731 | Affective Self-positioning and COVID-19 Vaccine Sentiment on Twitter: From Fear and Hesitancy to Solidarity and Trust
62865 | Online Self-Representation of Military Women – The Case of Thailand

18:15-18:25: Break

18:25-19:40: Live-Stream Presentation Session 3
Room A: Interdisciplinary Media
63723 | Recording of a Piano and Violin Duo: A Case Study to Explore Challenges and Opportunities of Recording during COVID-19 Pandemic
63702 | North Korean Goddess – Myth of Kim Chŏng-suk in the DPRK cinema
62655 | What is an “Expert” in the COVID-19 Debate and am I One?

Room B: Education and Social Studies
63421 | Critical Constructivism in Learning Teaching: An Overview
62499 | Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Swidden Farmers in Northeast India: A Reflection from the Kukis of Manipur
62599 | Playing with Languages: Linguistic Innovation of Multilingual Children

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11:00-12:00: Featured Panel Presentation

12:00-12:15: Break

12:15-13:05: Live-Stream Presentation Session 1
Room A: Interdisciplinary / Arts & Education
61897 | The Perception of College Experience for Students with ADHD
63697 | How Can Color Blindness be Interpreted in Schools and Society for the Future?

Room B: International Social Science
63730 | Return Migration to Japan: Experiences of Japanese Brazilians
62883 | Ethnic Diversity and COVID-19 Resilience in Sri Lanka

13:05-13:15: Break

13:15-14:55: Live-Stream Presentation Session 2
Room A: Literature / Literary Studies
62578 | “The Wild Thing of Yr Hearts Desire”: Representing Black Venus in Suzan-Lori Parks’s Venus
63778 | What Draws Young Men Overseas? Identifying the Impact of Overseas Business Experiences on Young Men in Dickens’ Novels
62765 | Winter in Japanese and Okinawan Poetry – Comparative Analysis of Different Connotations of Similar Expressions
62722 | A Definition of "Rekishi Shōsetsu” Through Ōoka Shōhei’s Criticism of Mori Ōgai’s "Sakai Jiken"

Room B: Politics & Public Policy
63577 | Domestic Politics and Negotiation Process between Japan and the ROK on the Japanese History Textbook Issue in 1982
62750 | Diversified Career Path of Legislators in New Democracies: South Korea’s Case
62686 | Open Data Policies in Central Europe – Comparative Analysis
62685 | One Country, Multiple Stories – Women’s Work-life Balance in Rural and Urban China

14:55-15:05: Conference Closing Session

63769 | Research of the Art Creation on the Virtual and Real Integration of Argumental Reality
62832 | Applying Creative Drama to Exhibition Course: Taking “Where the Toys Go” in the Playhouse as an Example
63734 | How Do We Define the Global in Ways, Which Would Take Into Account Epistemological and Material Inequalities?
62602 | The Role of Government in Fostering Resilience Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
63204 | Criminal Trials of Parents Claiming “Sibling Abuse” – How Do Midwives Address Such Cases?
63589 | Acceptance of Social Robotics and the Use of a Paro Robot in Working With the Seniors by Social Work Students

63631 | Innovative Design of Sustainable Fashion – A Case Study of Practical Fashion Design Teaching
63780 | Axiomatic Dimensional Analysis of Art in the Visual Culture of the Ibibio People of Nigeria
63633 | Why Do People Not Attend Arts Events? The Influence of Perceived Risks and Level of Involvement
62145 | Ways People Thrive During a Pandemic: Stories of Growth, Self-prioritization, and Resilience
62438 | “Garden Blooms”: Acts of Environmental Imagination in Erlinda Alburo’s Poetry
57114 | Filial Responsibility: A Pragmatic Reading on the Fictions of Ernesto Lariosa
61613 | A “Skillful Artifice” of the Impeccable and the Masculine: Examining Gender and Trauma in Fun Home
62461 | Happiness and Heartlessness Represented in Cantonese Opera: With Reference to Burning of the Incense and Scent of a Lady
62833 | Faceless Blogging and Gatewatching on Social Media: A Study of Selected Ghanaian Blog Pages on Instagram
62473 | Contact Tracing Apps for Community Resilience Battle Against COVID-19_the App Review Analysis From US Covidwise; France Tousanticovid; Finland Koronavilkku; and China Alipay Health Code
62505 | Digital Stakeholder Engagement in Corporate Social Responsibility: An Exploratory Study in Hong Kong
62607 | ‘What “She” Was…’: Representations of Women in Films – A Historical Perspective
62518 | Traditional Practices and Rituals Incorporated in Preparing Maguindanaon Native Delicacies
63260 | Does Motivation Break the Chains of Desistance?
62834 | Education During and After the Pandemic: Students’ Integrity Issues in Online Tests and Exams
63688 | Conceptual Collaborative Learning Space in “Studio-based Classroom” for Future Campus
63561 | Parasitism: The Inextricable Connection of the Indispensables
61804 | Unboxing the Addictive Blind Boxes: Investment, Social Enculturation, and Authorial Control Through Mediated Collection, Exchange and Resale of Figurines
62875 | Resistance in the Transnational Sinophone Mediascape: A Textual Analysis of Namewee’s YouTube Music Video Fragile and its Fan Discourse
63715 | Psychological Well-Being Among Immigrants and Refugees in St. Louis, Missouri
63691 | Responsibility Towards Inclusivity: Gender Understanding of Yet Another Kind
62887 | Decoding Everyday Human Insecurities in Southeast Asia
63423 | Perceptions of Long-term Home Care Users With Dementia: Taiwanese Professional Care Workers’ Views
62681 | Marriage Equality: Social Movement for Same-Sex Marriage in Thailand
62902 | The Nautical Significance of India-Japan Relationship
62393 | Mediating Role of Resilience Between Health Anxiety and Psychological Well-Being: Study Among Medical Doctors in Aceh, Indonesia during Coronavirus Pandemic
62644 | Relationship between Gratitude and Realistic Optimism: A Study on Indian University Students
62396 | The Antecedent Events Leading to Teenage Fatherhood: The Filipino Teenage Fathers Experience
63796 | Exploration of the Relationship Between Housing Conditions and Cultural Capital in Hong Kong
63782 | Just a Sham? – An Empirical Investigation of Homeowners’ Misperception of Self-sufficiency in the Context of Fossil-fueled Heating in Germany
62061 | The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Society, Education, and Work: Global Society in the Age of Autonomous Systems

The above schedule may be subject to change.

Featured Presentations

  • Accidental Leadership and Innovative Learning
    Accidental Leadership and Innovative Learning
    Panel Presentation: Lisa Lam, Parissa Haghirian & Grant Black

Draft Programme

The Conference Programme contains access information, session information and a detailed day-to-day presentation schedule.

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 [email protected] if there is any error. Please notify us of any corrections by Thursday, May 12.

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 Friday, May 20.

Draft Information Email

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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 ACSS conferences via the links below.

Accidental Leadership and Innovative Learning
Panel Presentation: Lisa Lam, Parissa Haghirian & Grant Black

IAFOR is delighted to host a panel discussion with Lisa Lam, Director of the Centre for Innovative Service Learning at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong; and Parissa Haghirian, Professor of International Management at Sophia University, Japan. The discussion will be chaired by Grant Black, associate professor in the Faculty of Commerce at Chuo University in Tokyo and an IAFOR VP. The discussion will explore ideas around leadership as an accidental occurrence: some may train to be a leader, some are born leaders, but for many of us, circumstances thrust upon us a leadership role. Accidental leadership goes hand in hand with innovative learning because the challenges of an unexpected leadership role require a spirit of innovation and commitment to learning. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.

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