Call for Papers: Art, History and Culture of the Nanzhao and Dali Kingdoms

Deadline: Jan 31st 2021

In November 2019, the International Research Centre for the History and Culture of Nanzhao and Dali Kingdoms (IRC) was co-established by the Yunnan Provincial Museum in China, the Woon Brothers Foundation in Singapore and Northumbria University, UK. The aim is to improve understanding of the history, culture, and art of the Nanzhao and Dali Kingdoms in Yunnan province, Southwest China. Dating between the 7th-13th centuries CE, these kingdoms produced unique and important Buddhist art forms.

Located in, and managed by, the Yunnan Provincial Museum, the IRC intends to advance academic research, international cooperation and communication. The preservation of existing collections will be an important focus, as well as the development of understanding of the rich Buddhist material from the Nanzhao and Dali Kingdoms in museum collections around the world.

The IRC now invites individual papers, academic comments or topical discussions relating to the Nanzhao-Dali period for a forthcoming edited book, Art, History and Culture of the Nanzhao and Dali Kingdoms .

Please provide the following in English and/or Chinese:

1. Title and abstract (300 words) and short bio (150 words).
2. Papers of between 8,000-15,000 words or academic commentary of around 5,000-8,000 words, illustrations (300dpi or above), using Chicago referencing system.

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word format to the following email:

Deadline: 31st January 2021

For any additional information, please email or contact 86-871-67286823.


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