Asian-Pacific-Islander Symposium on KINK 

ASK 2024


Trans/a-typical, re/de-structure


Transcending typical constraints, exploring atypical land; restructuring existing structures, deconstructing unfitting chain

2024.07.27 (六) -  2024.07.28 (日)

[TBD] Taipei, Taiwan | [地點待定] 台北,台灣 

背景與目的 Background and objectives

BDSM 或禁羈 (kink) 泛指佔據一個廣泛光譜的非典型性實踐,其共同特徵為將一般情境下被認為負面或無性的情緒、情境、感官感受、或對象予以情慾化,轉化為可享受的體驗。在歐美,以禁羈作為主題或素材的學術研究在近數十年有可觀的成長。近年來,亞洲禁羈社群已有長足發展,禁羈相關符碼時常進入大眾視野,也衍生出種種值得討論、分析的議題。在此趨勢之下,建立一個讓有意進行禁羈相關研究的學者可彼此交流的平台也逐漸有其必要性。

BDSM, or kink, comprises a broad spectrum of atypical practices in which emotions, situations, sensations, or objects usually considered negative or asexual are eroticized and turned into enjoyable experiences. Western academic research of kink has grown considerably in recent decades. Meanwhile, the substantial development of Asian kink communities in recent years has brought kink-related symbols frequently into public view and raised various issues worthy of discussion and analysis. This trend necessitates a platform of exchange for kink-related researchers.


The Asian-Pacific-Islander Symposium on Kink (ASK) is an academic conference situated in Asia. It aims to support kink-related researchers to connect, discuss, and interact with each other, enhancing the depth and diversity of kink as a topic of academic study; bridge local kink communities with academia, facilitating their mutually beneficial cooperation; assemble local kink practitioners, critiquing communal evolution and surrounding trends in thought and dialogue, tethering communal developments to social events.


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投稿內容範圍 Scope


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

 發表型式 Format



Presentations will take two forms: research papers and panel discussions.

During the conference, the conference will electronically disseminate documents, such as full papers and presentation slides, that presenters provide to be shared. Presentations will be recorded and possibly streamed to registered online attendees. After the conference, subject to presenter consent, videos will be posted online under the conference’s channel.

投稿過程 Submission process

投稿之語言不予以硬性限定,但考量審稿流程與國際能見度,建議以華語語系或英語寫成。排版格式不拘。請在 2024/02/29 前繳交長度約 800 字之論文摘要或座談大綱(議程委員可能不予閱讀超出此限之部分)。議程委員將選出適合發表之論文或座談並給予建議。議程委員亦可投稿,但不審有利益衝突的稿件。

The languages of submissions are not strictly specified, but we recommend sinophone languages or English for the sake of the reviewing process and international visibility. Layout is flexible. By 2024/02/29, please submit a paper abstract or discussion outline of roughly 800 characters (portions that exceed this limit might not be read by reviewers). The program committee will select papers or discussions suitable for presentation and provide comments. Program committee members may also submit, but will not review submissions with conflicts of interest.

投稿人請至 https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ask2024 網站註冊並上傳 PDF 格式之稿件。若對主題、格式、語言、過程有任何疑難,請洽議程主席(電子郵件: ask2024@easychair.org)。

Please register at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ask2024 to upload your PDF submission. If you need any help regarding scope, format, language, or process, please do not hesitate to email the program chairs at ask2024@easychair.org

獲選之論文作者另須於 2024/05/31 前提供全文或延伸摘要,供評論人閱讀。

Authors of accepted papers must provide full papers or extended abstracts by 2024/05/31 for discussants to read.


The tagline of ASK 2024 is “trans/a-typical, re/de-structure”.

議程委員會 Program committee


Shin Nawakiri (chair), member of shibaru.life


Chung-chieh Shan (chair), Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Indiana University


Sherry Chou, feminist


Chu-Lan Kao, Associate Professor, Institute of Statistics, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University


Tai-Fu Chuang, Taiwan Men’s Association


Yi-Chien Chen, Professor, Graduate Institute for Gender Studies, Shih Hsin University


Yung Mei Huang


Wen Liu, Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica


Dau-Chuan Chung, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, Soochow University

重要日期  Important dates

主辦單位與協辦單位 Organizers and co-organizers



 Kink Academic Committee



Taiwan Relationships Education Association



Taiwan BDSM Company