Call for Papers: Asian Postmodernities and their Legacies

Zürich, 30th – 31st Mar 2012
Deadline: 15th Jan 2012

The University Research Priority Program Asia and Europe (University of Zurich) in collaboration with The Institute of East Asian Studies, Department of Sinology (University of Zurich), invite proposals for the Graduate Student Workshop.

Key themes: spaces & boundaries, environmental issues, body & gender, theories & methods
Download: Call for Papers (PDF)


(Workshop venue: University of Zurich)

 This workshop will focus primarily on new perspectives on contemporary Chinese and (South) East Asian societies derived from cultural, postcolonial, literary, visual and gender studies. It will however be open to other approaches (e.g. historical, political or geographical).
 A preliminary list of related issues and research questions to be discussed at the conference is as follows:
 ■    Political legacies
 ■    Spatial legacies
 ■    Artistic legacies
 ■    Embodied legacies
 ■    Ethical legacies

 The workshop is intended to provide a forum for graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are (1) developing dissertations proposals or are already in more advanced phases of research or dissertation writing; and who are (2) also dealing with the abovementioned issues in the context of contemporary Asian states and societies.
 The workshop aims to produce a volume or a thematic journal issue, as well as exploring possibilities for interdisciplinary, comparative research projects on the Asian postmodernities and their legacies.

 Interested participants; please submit your abstract of no more than 500 words with the completed registration form to Justyna Jaguscik, URPP Asia and Europe University of Zurich ( by 15 January 2012.

We look forward to welcoming you in Zurich.
Download: Workshop registration and abstract submission form (PDF)

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