Call for Papers: “Intercultural Communication Between China And the Rest of the World: Beyond (Reverse) Essentialism and Culturalism?” 中国与外部世界间的 跨文化交流: 超越 (反向)本质主义和文化主义?

Helsinki, Finland
5th – 6th Jun 2014
Deadline: 15th Jan 2014

Plenary speakers: Anne Cheng, Professor at the Prestigious Collège de France in Paris (intellectual History of China)

Adrian Holliday, Professor of Applied Linguistics at Canterbury Christ Church University (UK) in the Department of English & Language Studies

Prue Holmes, Senior Lecturer, School of Education, University of Durham (UK)

This interdisciplinary conference aims at analysing but also counter-attacking essentialist and culturalist analyses of intercultural communication between China and the rest of the world. Papers on any of the following topics may be submitted. The approach can be diachronic or synchronic and deal with any context of intercultural communication involving the Chinese (study abroad, online interaction, tourism, business, diplomacy, the media, etc.). Researchers in the fields of (amongst others) sinology, education and pedagogy, communication, sociology, linguistics, (social) psychology, cultural studies but also economics and management are invited to submit a proposal…

Organized by the The Education for Diversities Research Group (E4D, Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki, Finland) and The Confucius Institute (University of Helsinki)

Conference Chairs:

Professor Fred Dervin (Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki) &

Dr Anja Lahtinen (Director of the Confucius Institute)


Full CFP at: External Website







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