The Sixth Biennial Conference of East Asian Environmental History (EAEH 2021)

Time: September 7-10 (Tuesday-Friday), 2021
Venue: Kyoto University, Japan (online)


General theme:
Human and Nature in East Asia: Exploring New Directions in Environmental History


Update September 1, 2021

  • The EAEH2021 handbook is available.
  • Only registered paritcipants can access the conference rooms, which will be emailed on September 1. If you have any question on access, please contact

Past Announcements

  • May 31, 2021
    Registration is now open. The deadline for early registration is 24:00, July 31, 2021(Japan Standard Time).
    The tentative program is now available. You can download it from this website.
  • February 26, 2021
    The call for roundtable participants is now open. The title of the roundtable is: Asian and Oceanian environmental history in the future: Asian pluralism and environmental diversity under the influences of the Pacific Ocean. The deadline is March 31, 2021. Please see here for the detail.
  • December 25, 2020
    Confirmed keynote speakers are now announced below. The program will be updated if there are any further changes.
    Registration fees are also listed below. Registration will start on May 31.
  • November 13, 2020.
    The new time table is now open. The extended deadline for paper and panel submission is March 31, 2021.
    The online registration will begin on May 31, 2021. Please note that there will be a registration fee.
  • November 6, 2020.
    The Local Preparatory Committee of the EAEH2021 has decided to have our next conference completely online.



Registration Call for Papers and Panels



The EAEH2021 Handbook

Keynote Speakers

  • September 7
    Prof. Wataru Iijima 飯島渉 (College of Literature, Aoyama Gakuin University)
    Pandemic and Endemic in East Asian History
  • September 8
    Prof. Reiko Seki 関礼子 (Graduate School of Sociology, Rikkyo University)
    Niigata Minamata Disease 1965-2021: Social Exclusion, Hidden Victims and the Power of "Folk Cultural Revisionism"
  • September 9
    Prof. R. Bin Wong (Distinguished Professor of History, UCLA)
    East Asian Environmental History & Contemporary Global Environmental Challenges

Instructions for Submitting a Full Paper

  • Previous EAEH meetings have collected and distributed the full papers of presenters. But because of security concerns, EAEH2021 will not distribute full papers online.
  • Presenters participating in an organized panel must share their papers with other session members by August 10.
  • Presenters of individual papers must submit their papers to the EAEH2021 secretary, Hsiao-yun Liu ( ), by August 10. Each paper will be shared by email with the presenters, the chair, and the discussant of the session.

Instructions for Presenters

  • Organized panels
    The amount of time allotted to each speaker is up to each panel.
  • Sessions for individual papers
    The amount of time allotted for presentations will depend on the number of speakers.
    If there are four speakers, each speaker will have 15 minutes to talk, with 30 minutes for comments and discussion.
    If there are less than three speakers, each speaker will have 20 minutes to talk.



  • Online Registation is now open. Please click the "Registratin" button below.(closed)
    The deadline for early registration is 24:00, July 31, 2021 (Japan Standard Time).
  • Payment methods: Credit cards (VISA or Master cards). Unfortunately, other methods are not available for paymemt.
  • Cancellation policy: Registrations for this event are non-refundable.
  • Please note your credit card payment will be deducted under the name of CS Center Co., Ltd., the company entrusted with the handling of registration.
  • If you have any questions on registration, please contact the EAEH 2021 Secretariat:

Registration fees

Up to July 31, 2021
From August 1, 2021
Regular Fee JPY 6,000 JPY 12,000
Student Fee JPY 3,000 JPY 6,000




This registration fee includes:

  • Online access to all sessions of the EAEH2021 via Zoom.
  • Pdf file of the program and abstracts.



Time Table (Revised for the online conference.)

  • April 8, 2020
    Announcement of EAEH2021
  • March 31, 2021 (extended deadline)
    Deadline for abstract submission
  • May 31 , 2021
    Announcement of accepted proposal
  • May 31 , 2021
    Preliminary Program. Conference registration will begin.
  • July 31, 2021
    Deadline for conference registration. Late registration will have extra charges.
  • August 10, 2021 (extended deadline)
    Deadline for submission of full paper
  • September 7-10, 2021
    EAEH2021 at Kyoto University, Japan (online)


Call for Papers and Panels

Panels or individual papers are encouraged to focus on the general theme and the following sub-themes. The conference also accepts papers on environmental history that do not fall under the umbrella topics. We welcome panels that include speakers from multiple universities and which have inter-regional or trans-regional themes.

Suggested sub-themes:

  • Energy
  • Pollution
  • Oceans
  • Lakes and Rivers
  • Forests
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Disease
  • Art and Philosophy
  • Historiography

Online submission is closed.

If you have questions, please contact EAEH2021 Secretariat (Miss Hsiao-yun Liu ).

Submission Time: June 19, 2020 - March 31, 2021 (extended deadline)


The Program Committee

(alphabetical order by last name)
Tatsushi Fujihara 藤原辰史 (Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University)
Shinobu Iguro 井黒忍 (Faculty of Letters, Otani University)
Yawen Ku 顧雅文 (Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica)
Peter Lavelle (College of Liberal Arts, Temple University)
Shiyung Liu 劉士永 (Shanghai Jiao Tong University/ University of Pittsburgh)
Ts'ui-jung Liu 劉翠溶 (Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica)
Xueqin Mei 梅雪芹 (Department of History, Tsinghua University)
Shoko Mizuno 水野祥子 (Faculty of Economics, Komazawa University)
Manyong Moon 文晚龍 (Jeonbuk National University)
Satoshi Murayama 村山聡 (Kagawa University)
Koji Nakashima 中島弘二 (College of Human and Social Sciences, Kanazawa University)
Federico Paolini (Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli)
Lihua Wang 王利华 (Faculty of History, Nankai University)


The Local Preparatory Committee

Chair (President of AEAEH)
Akihisa Setoguchi 瀬戸口明久 (Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University)
Co-chair (Vice President of AEAEH)
Tatsushi Fujihara 藤原辰史 (Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University)
Committee Members (alphabetical order by last name)
Kjell Ericson (Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University)
Michinori Hashimoto 橋本道範 (Lake Biwa Museum)
Noboru Higashi 東昇 (Faculty of Letters, Kyoto Prefectural University)
Ryuji Hiraoka 平岡隆二 (Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University)
Shinobu Iguro 井黒忍 (Faculty of Letters, Otani University)
Miho Ishii 石井美保 (Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University)
Taisaku Komeie 米家泰作 (Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University)
Yuka Tsuchiya 土屋由香 (Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University)
Togo Tsukahara 塚原東吾 (Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University)
Shuntaro Tsuru 都留俊太郎 (Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University)
Kazuo Uesugi 上杉和央 (Faculty of Letters, Kyoto Prefectural University)

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