Event Date : 2019-08-01

Submission Deadline : 2019-05-17

Venue : Innovation Building, Walailak University, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand,

Website : https://wacc.wu.ac.th/

In the borderless world of globalization, nation-states and their territories are not so important as before. We should reshape the socio-cultural, political, and economic map of the world in order to facilitate its economic development. The state-of-art information technology and transportations today enable us to easily be connected. So, every countries can move forward together by creating a new territory with strong policy and shared visions to stimulate economic growth.

This new reshaping territory is a territory of community. Nowadays, the world has many communities. One community has not only potentials in development of itself but also has a power to negotiate with other communities. The ASEAN Community is also emerged under this condition. The establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is a major milestone in the regional economic integration of its member countries. All ASEAN countries has shared the same intention to move forward under the motto “One vision, One identity, One community”. Therefore, each country should have a well preparation to take part in ASEAN community by being active and effectively involving with the ASEAN neighbors for the community empowerment.

The ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) is one of the three pillars of ASEAN Community. The cultural dimension plays crucial roles in uniting member states of the ASEAN Community and therefore making our community as strong and prosperous as other communities.

Walailak University has the main mission to preserve and reinforce Thai cultural identities as well as to integrate them into ASEAN cultures. In this regard, Walailak Abode of Culture plays a major role in promoting and exchanging cultural knowledge among our ASEAN friends in order to encourage their appreciations of the different cultural dimensions—not only for their own country culture but also for the differences of the neighboring countries.

calls for papers under the following themes:

1. ASEAN Fabrics and Cultural Wisdom and Ways of Life 

2. ASEAN Fabrics, Changes and Adaptation

3. ASEAN Fabrics and Value Added Innovation

4. ASEAN Fabrics and Contemporary Cultures

Organized by : Walailak University Abode of Culture, Walailak University