Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Call for Papers: Leisure for Older Adults in Asia

Posted: 11/29/2019 (Conference)

The goal of this international conference is to holistically examine leisure engagements by older participants in Asia (from 55 years old and above), the socio-economic and cultural factors that influence their leisure lifestyles (eg. family structures and relationships, class, ethnicity, region, etc.), and the implications and effects leisure participation has on both participants and their socio-economic and cultural environments. Leisure activities that are being looked at in this conference include, but are not limited to: sports, physical and mental games, music, arts and crafts, language learning, and others.


Paper proposals should include a title, an abstract (250 words) and a brief personal biography (150 words) for submission by 15 February 2020. Please note that only previously unpublished papers or those not already committed elsewhere can be accepted. The organizers plan to publish a special journal issue that incorporates some selected papers presented at the conference. By participating in the conference, you agree to participate in the future publication plans of the organizers. Hotel accommodation and a contribution towards airfare will be provided for accepted paper participants (one author per paper).

Please submit your proposal using the provided template to Ms Minghua Tay at Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 15 March 2020. Participants will be required to send in a completed draft paper (5,000 words) by 11 August 2020.

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Date: 09/10/2020

Deadline: 02/15/2020

Location: National University of Singapore