Call for Papers: Cultural Translation and East Asia: Film, Literature and Art

Bangor University UK, Sep 7th – 8th 2012
Deadline: 20th May 2012

The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to focus on questions of ‘cultural translation’ in all its forms and constructs.
As global identity becomes increasingly defined by questions of communication across languages and
cultures the role of ‘translation’ becomes key in the forging of new subjectivities.

Topics could include (although are not limited to) :

1. Adaption in literature, film and media

2. Interplay between East Asian nations

3. Construction of ‘East Asia’ as a theoretical/political/cultural concept

4. A focus on the interplay between ‘East Asia’ and the ‘West’

5. Global Dissemination of East Asian Popular Culture.

6. Creative writing and literary translation as cross-cultural tool

We would especially welcome practice-led works from
artists, translators, filmmakers and writers. Panel
submissions (3-4 people) are also very welcome.

This conference is broadly considering Mainland China,
Taiwan, Mongolia, Hong Kong, North Korea, South Korea,
Japan, Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam,
Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia to be the geographical
area of focus however comparative studies are very welcome.
There are plans for a special edition journal as a direct
result of this conference.

Any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact
the organisers: Dr Kate Taylor-Jones
( and
Dr Yan Ying (

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