All posts by Thaddeus Pope

Born and raised in Brighton, England, Thaddeus Pope is an experienced commercial and editorial photographer with a BA in Photography from the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. Thaddeus’s duties at IAFOR include overseeing the design, media and marketing output of the organisation, as well as producing photo-essays, short documentaries and other visual content for IAFOR and its publications, including THINK. In January 2015, Thaddeus was named as the Creative Director of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award. (in English)


Review Committee

LibrAsia2017 Review Committee Dr Anton Sutandio, Maranatha Christian University, Indonesia Dr Changsong Wang, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia Professor Gülsüm Baydar, Yaşar University, Turkey Professor Joseph Sorensen, University of California at Davis, United States Dr Kirstin Ellsworth, California State University Dominguez Hills, United States Dr Kristian Pérez Zurutuza, EHU-UPV & UNED, Spain Dr Lateef Onireti Ibraheem,


Events & Tours

Ensure your visit to Japan is especially memorable with events such as cultural tours and the Conference Dinner. Tickets for tours and events may be added to your chosen package during the registration process. Please visit the Registration page for more details. Pre-Conference Tour of Nara () Post-Conference Tour of Kyoto ()


Browse Abstracts

Read abstracts of all papers scheduled to be presented at and The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities on IAFOR’s online paper archive.


Final Programme

Final Schedule The online version of the Conference Programme is now available to view below via the Issuu viewing platform. Alternatively, download a PDF version. The Conference Programme can also be viewed on the Issuu website (requires a web browser). An Issuu app is available for Android users.


Conference Dinner

Tickets for the Conference Dinner may be added to your chosen package during the registration process. Please visit the Registration page for more details.


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Conference Outline

Thursday, March 30, 2017 08:00–17:30: Pre-Conference Tour of Nara (optional extra) 17:00–18:00: Conference Registration & Information Desk Open 18:00–19:30: Conference Welcome Reception Friday, March 31, 2017 08:15-09:00: Conference Registration 09:00-09:15: Announcements and Welcome Address 09:15-10:15: Plenary Panel History, Story, Narrative – Constructing History Featured Panelists: Brian Victoria, Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, UK Georges Depeyrot,




About LibrAsia

The Asian Conference on Literature (LibrAsia) is one of the longest established and best attended events organised by The International Academic Forum (IAFOR). LibrAsia brings together delegates from many different national, cultural and linguistic backgrounds in the Kansai region of Japan to present new research and exchange ideas. This exceptional platform welcomes speakers and delegates