The Third Conference of East Asian Environmental History (EAEH 2015)

Time: October 22-25 (Thursday-Sunday), 2015
Place: Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan
Kagawa University
Sunport Takamatsu

General theme:
Beyond borders. Oceans, mountains, and rivers in East Asia.




We are pleased to announce that the conference Program Book is ready to download from the EAEH 2015 website. You will receive a hard copy at the conference venue.     

Participants are invited to attend the Opening Ceremony, which will be held on Thursday 22 October at Hi-un-kaku, located in Tamamo Park. The former President Tomotoshi Okaichi, a world-famous red-tide researcher, will present his Opening Address on the Seto Inland Sea from 11:00 – 11:30 am. 

Our staff will be waiting at the West Gate of the park (Map B (1) in the Program Book) to provide you with a pass for free admission. Please tell our staff that you are attending EAEH 2015. You are advised to leave bulky baggage at your hotel, as the gardens are not paved with concrete. The Opening Ceremony will be followed by Japanese matcha and sweets as well as a light meal at the registration venue, a vast traditional structure that was formerly the residence and office of the master of the Matsudaira clan. Please refer to the Program Book for details.

Download Program Book


Program Time Schedule

Time & Program
Opening Ceremony
Tea Ceremony (Tea & Snacks)
and Light Meal
Kagawa International Conference Hall
Opening Adresses
Plenary Session I
Plenary Session II
Keynote Speech
Welcome Party
Seto Islands
Study Visits (Prepaid, incl. lunch) / Workshop
Sunport Hall Takamatsu
Open Symposium for the general public / Keynote Speeches
Kagawa University
Parallel Session I / Round Table I
Network Meeting I

Individual Lunch Time / Free City Tour

Takamatsu City
Kagawa University
Parallel Session II /
Book Session I
Parallel Session III /
Book Session II
General Meeting
Dinner Party (Prepaid)
Kagawa University
Parallel Session IV

Network Meeting II
(=Lunch Time Meeting)

Parallel Session V /
Book Session III
Round Table II / Keynote Speech: East Asian Environmental History in the Future

*Mid-conference study visits will begin and end at different times, depending on the schedule. Please refer to the detailed itinerary of each study visit for further information.



Please visit the Takamatsu Convention and Visitors Bureau website for information on how to come to Takamatsu, Kagawa.

An introduction to Kagawa, Japan can be found at the following site:
SKY EYE -Message from the sky – kagawa
(This program has been derived from a series of in-flight screening programs “Tastes of JAPAN” by All Nippon Airways (ANA))



The accommodation booking request page has been closed as of August 31.

If you would like to book a room, please directly contact hotels in the map below:

Hotel List:



Mid-conference study visits

Theme: Islands of the Seto Inland Sea, Japan

The organizers are delighted to offer four mid-conference study visits for participants on 23 October 2015. Each course will allow participants to enjoy the unique landscape of the islands of the Seto Inland Sea and introduce you to the history and current challenges of the area.
Mid-conference study visits must be booked through online registration.

The four study visit destinations are as follows (click on the titles for more information):

Study Visit 1. Ya-shima 屋島: Geological Wonder I – Stones and Arts –
Study Visit 2. Shōdo-shima 小豆島: Geological Wonder II – Stones and Foods
Study Visit 3. Te-shima 豊島: Waste and Wonder Arts
Study Visit 4. Nao-shima 直島: Chemical Industry and Wonder Arts

  • The organizers will make their best efforts to accommodate all preferences. However, due to limited capacity available for some of the tours, provisional attendees are asked to provide the sequence of their preferences to allow for adjustments to be made between tours.
  • Tour plans are provisional and may be altered due to closures, weather, and other unforeseen circumstances.
  • All tours include lunch.



How to register

Pre-Registration has ended as of August 31.
On-site registration will be available at the registration desk at the conference venue.
If you have any questions, please contact the EAEH 2015 Secretariat (


Registration fee categories:

Registration fees cover participation in academic events. Participants registering under “full price” are invited to attend the welcome dinner free of charge. The fee does not include accommodation in Kagawa, the welcome party on 22 October (with the exception of full price participants), the dinner party on 24 October or any mid-conference tours.
The “full price” fee is different for members of AEAEH and non-members. All participants are welcome to join AEAEH. Find out more at: AEAEH Membership

Early Bird fee
(Up to 31 May 2015)
Standard fee
(From 1 June to 31 August, 2015)
On-site fee
(From 22-25 October, 2015)
Full price
(AEAEH member)
JPY 15,000
JPY 25,000
JPY 30,000
Full price
JPY 20,000
JPY 30,000
JPY 35,000
One day
JPY 10,000
Two days
JPY 20,000
JPY 7,000
Accompanying person*1
JPY 7,000
Welcome dinner*2
(22 Oct)
JPY 5,000
Dinner party
(24 Oct)
JPY 7,000
Mid-conference study visit
JPY 5,000
*1 EAEH 2015 welcomes the participation of accompanying partners or family members at the conference and offers a special registration rate. Accompanying persons may not present a paper.
*2 The welcome dinner is included in “full price” registrations.



Payment methods:

Payments may be made by credit card, bank transfer or on-site

  1. Credit card
    Only VISA and Master cards are accepted for credit card payments.
    Please note that the payment might be charged to your card by “EAEH2015” any time after Monday, 31 August, 15:00.
  2. Bank transfer
    Please remit your registration fee to the bank account provided below by Monday, 31 August, 15:00 (Japan standard time). Online registration fees can only be confirmed when the payment is made by this date. Handling charges should be assumed by the participant. Please consult with your bank about the handling charges.

    (SWIFT Code: SMBC JP JT)
    Branch Name: AKASAKA BRANCH
    Branch Address: 3-3-5 AKASAKA, MINATO-KU, TOKYO 107-0052 JAPAN
    Branch Number: 825
    Account Name: EAEH2015 Chairperson Satoshi Murayama
    Account Number: 9085894

  3. Payment on site
    Payments are only accepted in cash if you are paying your fee at the conference venue. If you would prefer to pay by credit card, please make sure to complete your payment in advance.
  • Cancellation policy:
    Registrations for this even are non-refundable.
  • Other information:
    1. Receipts will be provided at the registration desk at the venue.
    2. All personal information acquired in the registration process will be used for conference administration only.


Information on visa invitation letters:

For international participants who require documents for their VISA application to come to Japan, the organizers can provide invitation letters, letters of guarantee, and schedules of your stay, etc., according to your requirements. Please indicate on the registration form and an administration fee of JPY 6000 will be charged together with your registration fee. The documents will be sent to you as soon as your payment has been confirmed.



  • April 15, 2014
    Open submission calls. Pre-registration will begin.
  • September 30, 2014
    Deadline for papers and sessions submission.
  • October/November 2014
    Authors are notified of papers accepted.
  • February 2015
    Preliminary Program. Conference registration will begin.
  • May 31, 2015
    Deadline for Conference Registration. Late registration will have extra charges.
  • September 30, 2015
    Deadline for sending in completed papers. Final Program.
  • October 22-25, 2015
    EAEH2015 in Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan.


The Program Committee
David Bello, Washington and Lee University
Philip Brown, The Ohio State University
J. Donald Hughes, University of Denver
Wataru Iijima, Aoyama Gakuin University
Andrea Janku, SOAS, University of London
Shiyung Liu, Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica
Ts’ui-jung Liu, Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica
Motoko Hara, Ryutsu Keizai University
Satoshi Murayama, Kagawa University
Lihua Wang, Nankai University

The Local Preparatory Committee
Chair (President of AEAEH)
Satoshi Murayama, Kagawa University
Co-chair (Vice President of AEAEH)
Motoko Hara, Ryutsu Keizai University

  1. Network Committee Members:
    (Chair of every network is the contact person of network.)

    1) Animals

        Mayumi Fukunaga, Osaka Prefecture University
        Akihisa Setoguchi, Kyoto University (Chair )
    2) Plants
        Shoko Mizuno, Shimonoseki City University
        Koichi Muramatsu, Gakushuin University
        Taro Takemoto, Tokyo University (Chair )
    3) Microogranisms
        Tomo Ichikawa, Nagasaki University
        Wataru Iijima, Aoyama Gakuin University
        Takayuki Wada, Nagasaki University (Chair )
        Taro Yamamoto, Nagasaki University
    4) Water
        Shinobu Iguro, Otani University
        Kayo Nishi, Hiroshima University (Chair )
        Nanami Toishi, Tokyo University
    5) Air
        Motoki Nagura, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
        Yukitaka Ohashi, Okayama University of Science
        Toru Terao, Kagawa University (Chair )
    6) Land
        Hiroko Edani, Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties
        Motoko Hara, Ryutsu Keizai University
        Kazuhiro Uesugi, Kyoto Prefectural University (Chair )
    7) Disasters
        Takaaki Aoki, Kagwa University
        Tsunetoshi Mizoguchi, Nagoya University
        Satoshi Murayama, Kagawa University (Chair )
    8) Foods
        Tatsushi Fujihara, Kyoto University (Chair )
        Naoyuki Hara, Kagawa University
        Anne McDonald, Sophia University
    9) Waste
        Susumu Kitagawa, University of Yamanashi (Chair )
        Takashi Nakazawa, Shizuoka University
    10) Humans
        Thomas Jones, Meiji University (Chair )
        Hiroshi Kitou, Sophia University
        Takeshi Miyake, Kagawa University

    Suggested Network Keywords:

1) Animals
   i) aquatic animals
   ii) wildlife
   iii) domestication
   iv) zoo and aquarium
   v) species preservation & extinction

2) Plants
   i) greening
   ii) forestry (afforestation, deforestation)
   iii) wild plants (edible, medicinal, spiritual)
   iv) crops (agroforestry, agriculture)
   v) invasive species
   vi) species preservation & extinction

3) Microorganisms
   i) biosphere
   ii) atmosphere
   iii) microbes
   iv) infectious diseases & vectors
   v) pandemic/endemic
   vi) zoonosis

4) Water
   i) urban water
   ii) lakes and river water
   iii) ground water
   iv) wetlands
   v) seas and oceans
   vi) irrigation

5) Air
   i) atmosphere
   ii) clean air
   iii) air/space pollution
   iv) weather
   v) climate change (anthropogenic and natural)

6) Land
   i) lithosphere/cryosphere
   ii) soils
   iii) earth movers
   iv) cultural/ecological landscapes
   v) continents and islands

7) Disasters
   i) natural events
   ii) extreme weather events
   iii) anthropogenic environmental disasters
   iv) historical records
   v) mitigation
   vi) resilience and recovery

8) Foods
   i) food security
   ii) food and technology
   iii) animal husbandry/pastoralism
   iv) land and sea nomadism
   v) material circulation (land and sea links)

9) Waste
   i) biological waste
   ii) chemical and hazardous wastes
   iii) waste management
   iv) material circulation
   v) consumption behavior

10) Humans
   i) gender/sexuality
   ii) population
   iii) ethnicity
   iv) nature views/religion/ethics
   v) ecological footprint

  1. Committee Members from Academia Sinica(General and homepage sites administration)
    Shu-min Huang, Distinguished Research Fellow and Director of Institute of Ethnology
    Ya-wen Ku, Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Taiwan History
    Shi-yung Liu, Research Fellow, Institute of Taiwan History
    Hsiao-yun Liu, Assistant of AEAEH Homepage, Institute of Taiwan History
  2. Beyond Networks: Corresponding Partners
    Academia Sinica, Taiwan
    Center for Ecological History, Renmin University of China
    Centre for Environmental History, ANU
    Center for Environmental History of China, Nankai University, China
    Institut für Umweltsozialwissenschaften und Geographie - Physische Geographie, Universität Freiburg, Germany
    Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich, Germany
    Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan
    Northwest Institute of Historical Environment and Socio-Economic Development, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
  3. Sponsored by:
    Association for East Asian Environmental History, Academia Sinica
    Association for Environmental History Japan
    Convention Support Funds of Kagawa Prefecture
    Takamatsu Convention & Visitors Bureau
    International Consortium for Earth and Development Sciences, Kagawa University
  4. Committee members from Kagawa University
    Yumiko Takagi, Faculty of Education, Head of the International Exchange Committee
    Satoshi Murayama, Co-Representative / Convenor of the International Consortium for Earth and Development Sciences, Kagawa University (=ICEDS)
    Toru Terao, Co-Representative / Convenor of ICEDS
    Takaaki Aoki, Advisory Board Member of ICEDS
    Naoyuki Hara, Advisory Board Member of ICEDS
    Takeshi Miyake, Advisory Board Member of ICEDS
    Hiroko Nakamura, Research Fellow of ICEDS


Copyright © Academia Sinica 2022