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THEMES FOR OPEN CALLS

The conference invites abstracts and papers on the various themes listed below. If you feel that your topic or research area has not been covered here, please do write into us to discuss your theme at

asexuality.asia@gmail.com

theme 1 banner: Asexuality intersecting with Legal and Government Policies in Asian Countries

Asexuality intersecting with Legal and Government Policies in Asian Countries

Family-related--Single parenthood, adoption, civil unions, marriages etc., New forms of family--Queer Platonic Relationships and contracts; Marital Assault/Partner Violence/Conversion sexual assault.

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theme 2 banner: On Love, Relationships, and dating in Asian Countries

On Love, Relationships, and dating in Asian Countries

Asexuality and online dating platforms, Asexuality and Marital Assault/Partner Violence/Conversion sexual assault, Asexuality and aromanticism and marriage in Asian context--sexless marriage, nonsexuals and asexuals in marriages and civil unions; Asexual Intimacy and Sex, Conversations with Partners and Spouses; Redefining Romance; Platoniticity Meets.

2.0

theme 3.0 banner: Intersections of Acespec MicroIdentities with Asian Identity

Intersections of Acespec MicroIdentities with Asian Identity

Subtheme 1: Micro identities within asexuality and aromanticism

Grey, Demi, Lith, Others in Ace- and Aro- spectrums.

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theme 3.1 banner: Intersections of Acespec MicroIdentities with Asian Identity

Intersections of Acespec MicroIdentities with Asian Identity

Subtheme 2: Asexuality and Aromanticism with SOGIESC identities in Asia

Asexual/Aromantic and Transgender (binary) idenities; Asexual/Aromantic and Transgender (Non-binary) identites; Asexual/Aromantic and Lesbian, Asexual/Aromantic and Gay, Asexual/Aromantic and Multisexuality Spectrum identities (bisexuality, pansexualtiy, etc); Asexual/Aromantic and Intersex;  Asexual/Aromantic and Queer identities; Coming out.

3.1

theme 3.2 banner: Intersections of Acespec MicroIdentities with Asian Identity

Intersections of Acespec MicroIdentities with Asian Identity

Subtheme 3: Asexuality and Religion & Spirituality in Asia

Asexuality and Asceticism; Asexuality and Religion (Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity); Misconceptions surrounding Asexuality and Celibacy; Mythology and Asexuality.

3.2

theme 3.3 banner: Intersections of Acespec MicroIdentities with Asian Identity

Intersections of Acespec MicroIdentities with Asian Identity

Subtheme 4: Asexual and Aromantic with Social and cultural identities in Asia

Woman or Man identifying as Asexual and/or Aromantic; Asexuality and Casteism; Asexuality and Aromanticism and Ethnicity; Age (Young and older) Asexuals and Aromantics.

3.3

theme 4 banner: Disability and Asexuality and Aromanticism in Asia

Disability and Asexuality and Aromanticism in Asia

Physical disability; Autism Spectrum, Neurodivergence; Sensory disability; Congenital disability; Others.

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theme 5.0 banner: Health and Asexuality and Aromanticism in Asia

Health and Asexuality and Aromanticism in Asia

Subtheme 1: Mental Health and Asexuality and Aromanticism in Asia

Access to healthcare; Asexuality and Aromanticism affirmative psychiatrists, therapists and counsellor; Trauma, Abuse and Asexuality and Aromanticism; COVID-19; Mental Health Research on Asexuality and Aromanticism.

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theme 5.1 banner: Health and Asexuality and Aromanticism in Asia

Health and Asexuality and Aromanticism in Asia

Subtheme 2: Physical Health and Asexuality and Aromanticism in Asia

Asexuals with Physical and Chronic illness; Asexuals and Doctors (General Physicians, Gynecologists, Endocrinologists, etc) COVID-19; Medical research on Asexuality and Aromanticism.

5.1

theme 6 banner: On Communities, Societies, and Sociology in Asian Countries

On Communities, Societies, and Sociology in Asian Countries

Linguistics and Languages for Asexuality and Aromanticism in Asia; Formation of Asexual and aromantic communities; Ace and Aro Activism, Advocacy, and Organisations; Social Sciences Research on Asexuality and Aromanticism.

6.0

theme 7 banner: Ace Representation in Media and Pop culture

Ace Representation in Media and Pop culture

Aces in Shows/Drama: K-drama, J-drama, C-drama, Indian drama, Lakorn, Filipino Drama, BL, GL, etc; Aces in Movies; Aces in Manga, Webtoons, Anime; Aces in Fiction; Music about being Ace; Ace Artists, Writers, Youtube Creators and Social Media Influencers.

7.0