Vietnam Academy Of Social Sciences

The 13th Next - Generation Global Workshop: "New Risks and Resilience in Asian Societies and the World”


Call for Application

The 13th Next-Generation Global Workshop
“New Risks and Resilience in Asian Societies and the World”


Date: 21 -23 November 2020

Onsite Venue: Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, No. 1 Lieu Giai street, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam

Online venue: By participants of the workshop


  1. Purpose

The Next-Generation Global Workshop (NGGW) has been held annually since 2008 (see the Annex for information of the annual topics of NGGWs since 2008 and key products) to provide an opportunity for early-career scholars to present their research in English and to obtain feedback from an international audience. It has proved to be a pleasant and effective way for capacity building through the mentorship provided by the professors of participating universities around the world. It has also served as an invaluable opportunity for participants to learn from one another and deepen their understanding of various social phenomena in the world, particularly in Asia. Ultimately, the NGGW has acted as a forum for scholars of different generations and from various regions to build a common academic foundation by redefining Asia in a global context.

The 13th NGGW will expand the scope of participation, in which it does not only enable professors and early career researchers, but also policy makers to attend and discuss the arising risks and resilience in Asian societies and others, including European and North American societies which are facing similar issues and challenges. The research results presented in this workshop will serve as important scientific evidences to contribute to the process of constructive reviewing, revising and/or developing policies by state agencies and organizations in those societies in general, and in Viet Nam in particular, including the mass organization, ministries, and departments. Therefore, the workshop plays the role as a meaningful bridge between academic forum and policy advocacy. The workshop’s outcomes will be published in order that it might influence academic debate and policy direction. The 13th NGGW is also an opportunity to strengthen the network of professionals working in the area of family and development.

  1. Workshop Theme: New Risks and Resilience in Asian Societies and the World

Recent decades have witnessed a surprisingly fast progression in the economies of Asia. The region has not only become the largest manufacturer, but also the biggest market in the world. Together with tremendous economic growth, our societies have faced a number of economic, cultural, and social challenges. Rapid population aging, strongly increased rural-urban migration and international migration create or accentuate social issues related to care, policy, social services and adaption. At the same time, the effects of inequality, climate change, etc. have become increasingly obvious prompting governments and individuals to make reforms and changes to cope with new risks. Demographic transition, international migration (including transnational marriage) and so on, have led to changes in family structure and values, and the emergence of new family patterns has created obstacles for families to perform traditional functions such as caring for the elderly and children. At the family and social level, women increasingly obtain higher education and participate widely in the labour market, yet continue to experience inequality in politics, health care, wage payment, and the quality of employment and social services etc. These facts contribute to the rise of new risks that challenge family life in particular and society in general and multifaceted way that requires suitable resilience and solutions. Needless to say, the societies in other parts of the world are facing the same challenges. This year, the coronavirus pandemic challenges our resilience and ability to recovery at both the macro and micro levels. In both East and West, the upheaval confronts our health care systems, economy resilience, governance and international relationships around the world.

Resilience has been understood as the ability to reduce the chances of a shock or to absorb it when it happens. The concept also refers to the ability of a system to recover quickly after a shock. In other words, a resilient system should cover the whole process from preparation, consequences handling, and restoration. More specifically, resilience means to minimize possible failures and then to reduce the consequences from failures (in terms of lives lost, damage, and negative economic and social consequences), and finally, to speed up the recovery towards normality. Resilience may differ from one society to another, and from a certain risk to another.

This workshop will explore how individuals, families, societies perceive and adapt to risks in a given socio-cultural setting, and explore alternative dimensions of resilience from an interdisciplinary viewpoint. Based on these ideas, this workshop will explore a wide range of topics in Asian countries as follows (though not excluding others):

  1. The impact of climate change and resilience in the face thereof
  2. Population aging and social issues
  3. Transformation of marriage and families
  4. Gender (in)equality
  5. Value changes
  6. Social security, human security and human rights in Asia
  7. Pandemic, health and care models
  8. Migration
  9. Labor market flexibility and adaptability
  10. Economic development patterns and trends


Due to the current situation of the Covid 19 worldwide, and almost no commercial international flights so far to Vietnam, the 13th NGGW will be held online for oversea participants/presenters and onsite for Vietnamese speakers and participants.

Provisional Program of the Workshop

Day 1: 21 November 2020

Opening addresses

Professors’ Workshop: By professors and experts from various universities

Student’s Sessions: Presentations by graduate students and early-career scholars with comments and discussions by advisors (professors and experts from various universities)

Day 2: 22 November 2020

Student’s Sessions: Presentations by students and early-career scholars with comments and discussions by advisors (professors and experts from various universities)

Wrap-up session

Day 3: 23 November 2020

International Consortium for Asian Studies meeting

III.Application Schedule of the Workshop

Eligibility for application

  1. Graduate students and early career researchers

Master students, Ph.D. students, Ph.D. candidates, post-doctoral fellows, and those who are in early-career and non-permanent positions who are recommended by a professor or an expert who received this Call for Application directly from the Organizing Committee of the 13th NGGW.

The Organizing Committee will screen the applications based on candidates’ qualifications and abstracts. Good abstracts will be informed to present in the workshop. We plan to publish the workshop proceeding.

The travel award is granted only for the participants from Vietnam and it covers domestic airfare and accommodation for three nights (shared twin room) arranged by organizers according to the rules and regulations of the institution which provides the grant.

No fee is required for registration.

  1. Professors and Experts

Professors and Experts are welcome to submit their papers for the professor sessions and/or to play the role of advisors (discussant) to provide comments for papers in the sessions of the students and early career scholars.

No fee is required for registration

Important Dates:


  • Application deadline: 01 September 2020
  • Notification of screening result: 15 September 2020 (Provision of domestic travel grant to be decided at this time).
  • Deadline for submission of full paper (4,000-6,000 words in English): 31 October 2020 (for all, including professors and experts who are selected to present in professor sessions).
  • Onsite workshop in Vietnam and online workshop oversea: 21-23 November 2020.
  • Deadline for submission of full paper for e-proceeding in Kyoto Unversity website:      31 Jannuary 2021 (for all, including professors and experts who present in professor sessions).
  • Good papers will be selected for the publication in a special issue of a journal or a book.



Application guidelines


Applicants should provide the following information in the text of the application email:

  1. Name (please capitalize your surname and provide Chinese characters if applicable)
  2. Position (Professor, Associate professor, master’s student, Ph.D. student, etc.)
  3. Affiliation
  4. Postal Address, Telephone Number, and Email Address
  5. Paper Title (for all the applicants who intend to present their papers, including professors and experts)
  6. An abstract of 350-words maximum in English (for all the applicants who intend to present their papers, including professors and experts)
  7. Whether travel grant from the Organizing Committee is needed.
  8. [For the professors and experts] Whether you’d like to play the role of advisor (discussant) in the sessions of the students and early career scholars.


The application should be sent to: AND



Email Subject Line should say: “Application for NGGW 2020”




Organizing Committee of the 13th Next-Generation Global Workshop

  • Ochiai Emiko (Director, KUASU), Asato Wako, Mieno Fumiharu, Deguchi Yasuo, Kawashima Takashi, Steven Ivings, Lu Wanxue, Hisada Yurie (Kyoto University, Japan).
  • Tran Thi Minh Thi (Director, IFGS), Trinh Thai Quang, Nguyen Ha Dong, Nguyen Huu Minh, Dang Thi Hoa, Phan Huyen Dan (Institute for Family and Gender Studies, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Vietnam).
  • Bui Thi Hoa (Vice President, Vietnam Women Union), Nguyen Thi Minh Huong, Dao Thi Vi Phuong (Vietnam Women Union)
  • Nguyen Thi Hoai Le (Director, IHS), Nguyen Ngoc Trung (Institute of Human Studies, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Vietnam).


Annex: Annual Topics of the Next Generation Workshops since 2008


  1. NGGW 1: “Reconstruction of the Intimate and Public Spheres in 21st Century Asia”, from 11-13/1/2009, in Kyoto, Japan Link
  2. NGGW 2: “Is Family Alive?”, from 21-23/11/2009, in Kyoto, Japan Link
  3. NGGW 3: “Migration”, from 11-13/12/2010, in Kyoto, Japan. Link
  4. NGGW 4: “The Nation State and Beyond”, from 24-27/11/2011, in Seoul, Korea Link
  5. NGGW 5: “Social Innovation and Sustainability for the Future” , from 6-10/11/2012 , in Kyoto, Japan Link
  6. NGGW 6: “Revisiting the Intimate and Public Spheres and the East-West Encounter”, from 11-13/1/2013, in Kyoto, Japan Link
  7. NGGW 7: “Care and Gender”, from 6-7/12/2014, in Kyoto, Japan Link
  8. NGGW 8: “Demographic Challenges in the Era of Global Ageing and Migration”, from 1- 3/8/2015, in Kyoto, Japan Link
  9. NGGW 9: “Transculturality and its challenges”, from 20-22/9/2016, in Kyoto, Japan Link
  10. NGGW 10: “Delineating Borders in a Borderless World”, from 28-29/9/2017 in Kyoto, Japan Link
  11. NGGW 11: “Self, Others, and Community”, from 10-11/11/2018, in Kyoto, Japan Link
  12. NGGW 12: “Inequalities”, from 25-26/10/2019, in Kyoto, Japan

The main output of the NGGW is the annual proceedings. Each volume includes 35 to 50 edited papers. Hardcopy versions were published for the first five workshops (2009 to 2012) and thereafter electronic versions have been published to promote wider dissemination and knowledge sharing via the internet. Examples of the proceedings can be seen below:



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