Calls for Papers Archive

Call for papers: Volume on China and the Mediterranean in History

University of Malta, Spain
Deadline: 10th Mar 2024

We are pleased to announce an open call for papers for an edited volume titled “China and the Mediterranean in History”. It will be edited by Wei Chen and Dennis Mizzi from the Department of Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Malta, with an anticipated publication date by the end of 2025.

The volume will explore the historical interactions between China and the Mediterranean from antiquity to the present by looking, among other things, at religious and cultural interactions, migration, foodways, material and technological exchange, literature, and language. The aim is to bridge the chasm between two major area studies—China and the Mediterranean—and show how this can be mutually beneficial.

We extend an invitation to scholars immersed in the examination of interactions between these two regions to submit abstracts (max. 300 words) for publication in the volume. Abstracts should be submitted by no later than 10 March 2024 to amcs@um.edu.mt.… Read more ⤻

Workshop “Eurasian zones of contact: The Russian and Qing empires

Dublin, Ireland
17th May 2024
Deadline: 29th Feb 2024
This one day workshop, held at University College Dublin on 17 May 2024, develops international collaboration on zones of contact between the Russian Empire (1721-1917) and the Qing Empire (1636/1644-1912). These zones are, on the one hand, geographically defined borderlands in Central, Inner, and East Asia, and, on the other hand, cultural, intellectual, political, and economic spaces wherein people from these two empires (and beyond) met and interacted. The workshop seeks to generate conversation about local and regional entanglements, networks, and exchanges across these vast Eurasian territories. While conventional histories of the two empires have treated them as two separate political entities, the workshop aims to adopt transregional and transnational approaches to overcome the narrow and traditional idea of territory – and in doing so, to propose alternative spatial, economic, and cultural histories of the region that contribute to attempts to de-nationalise and de-territorialise the historiography.
Confirmed speakers:
• Sören Urbansky (Ruhr-Universität Bochum): “Yellow Peril in Vladivostok: The Chinese Diaspora in Russia and the Soviet Union”
• Yuexin Rachel Lin (Leeds): “Frontier activism, ‘rights recovery’ and international law: Early Sino-Soviet relations revisited”
• Meng Zhang (Vanderbilt): “Inter-ethnic commercial disputes on the Qing Inner Asian frontier”
• Eric Schluessel (George Washington): “Mazars, Merchants, and Immiseration: Pious Economy and Chinese Capital in Turn-of-the-Century Xinjiang”

We now invite proposals for papers of 15 minutes in length from PhD and Postdoctoral researchers.… Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: Journal of the European Association for Chinese Studies (JEACS), Volume 5 (2024)

Deadline: 17th Dec 2023

For its fifth volume, the Journal of the European Association for Chinese Studies (JEACS) invites scholars to submit papers on Exegesis and Commentary in the pre-modern, modern, and contemporary Chinese world. We welcome unpublished papers that consider commentary as textual material and analyse its linguistic, stylistic, and rhetorical dimensions. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Margins, marginality, and page layout,
  • Commentaries, legitimacy, and canonization,
  • Gloss, elucidation, explanation, and translation,
  • Ways of rephrasing, relocating, illustrating, re-expressing,
  • Layers of exegetical texts: accumulation, digression, or dialogue,
  • Intellectual traditions and knowledge transmission,
  • Types of relations between base text and commentaries,
  • Commentaries as separate texts,
  • Genre-dependent commentaries,
  • Reading transformations and the performativity of commentary,
  • Self-commentary.

Deadline: December 17th 2023

Papers written in English (max. 10,000 words) should be supplemented with an abstract and 5 keywords in both English and Chinese, and should follow the Author Guidelines and Style Sheet provided on the submission webpage:
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Call for Papers: Conference “Asia in the mirror: self-representations, self-narratives, and perception of the other”

University of Cagliari, Italy
18-20th Mar 2024
Deadline: 27th May2024

The 21st century has been defined as the “Asian century”, a new global phase after the European and the American centuries. (Mahbubani 2022). If “the future is Asian” (Khanna 2019), Asia’s role as the leading continent calls for a radical rethinking of Western political and cultural epistemic categories, prompting scholars to build on the emphasis placed by Chakrabarty (2000) on “antihistorical collective memory of the past” applied to Asia.
We invite scholars working in a range of disciplinary fields including literature, linguistics, history, and cultural studies to submit proposals pertaining, but not limited, to the following research questions:
What is Asia from a cultural point of view?
How has Asia represented itself in its diversity and/or to different cultures?
How has Asia represented other cultures?
How have other cultures represented Asia?
How have contacts between Asia and other cultures shaped the continent?
What is the role of postcolonial and decolonial approaches in enhancing our understanding of Asia and its entanglements?… Read more ⤻

Call for papers “Radical right in Europe and East Asia: Comparison and New Approaches in Research”

Deadline: 15th Aug 2023
Vila Lanna, Prague
14–15th Nov 2023

Masaryk institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Department of Chinese Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

In spite of the considerable scholarly interest in the historical exploration of radical nationalism and fascism, the association between fascist and radical nationalist ideologies and specific East Asian nationalist thinkers has been noticeably overlooked by Western scholars. The primary objective of this conference is, therefore, to convene experts from various disciplines within the social sciences and humanities, both within and beyond Europe, in order to initiate an interdisciplinary discourse concerning the origins, essence, ideology, and manifestations of fascism and radical nationalism in East Asia, as well as the transnational connections between European and East Asian movements. The conference will examine the fringes of East Asian involvement with fascism, exploring the notion of the genuineness of organicist concepts of community and nation in the twentieth century, whose proponents acknowledged resemblances to fascism and subsequently Nazism.… Read more ⤻

2023 Cambridge Graduate Student Conference on East Asian Studies “Currents: Local Practices and Popular Beliefs in Buddhism”

University of Cambridge, UK
6th – 7th Jul 2023

Like the flow of currents, the dissemination and diffusion of Buddhism in East Asian societies takes place in various directions. Robert E. Buswell Jr. conceptualises currents and countercurrents to describe the diverse regional strands of influence on the East Asian Buddhist tradition. Beside cross-regional developments, currents or subcurrents within a regional Buddhist tradition can manifest in the convergence and divergence between institutionalised teachings and local practices. Dominated mainly by lay people’s experiences of Buddhism, local practices and popular beliefs usually present a considerable degree of religious and cultural hybridity. Moreover, on a local level, religious rituals and liturgical performances are often integrated with vernacular genres of storytelling such as literature and drama. Since the inception of the eastward Buddhist missionary in the second or third century, some of these local currents prosper concomitantly with Buddhist monasteries that have been centres of regional learning and practice, while others are considered illegitimate and constantly banned by political authorities.… Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: The WPR approach and policies on education in the digital age: China and its global peers

25-26th Oct 2023
Leibniz Institute for Educational Media
Georg-Eckert-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany
Deadline: 15th Aug 2023

In this workshop, we want to bring scholars together in order to use the ‘What is the problem represented to be’ approach created by Carol Bacchi to analyse policies on educational digitalisation in China and to explore the following three areas. Firstly, we want to bring fresh theoretical impulses into the analysis of policies issued by the state. For decades China has been a policy ‘borrower’ in the field of education but in recent years the Chinese government has placed an increasing emphasis on the construction of its own discourses and on positioning itself as a key player in the field of educational digitalisation. We aim to move beyond a merely descriptive analysis, and primarily to understand what visions of good education or of good pupils, teachers and parents are articulated and normalised in state discourses. We further-more intend to look into the role ascribed to other agencies involved in the digitalisation of education such as ed-tech companies and NGOs.… Read more ⤻

International Society of East Asian Philosophy (ISEAP): Third International Conference

15-16th Sep
University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Deadline: 30th Jun 2023

Keynote Speakers

Professor Geir Sigurðsson (University of Iceland)
Dr. Sojeong Park (Sungkyunkwan University)

Abstracts for individual papers and organized panels should be submitted to eastasianphilosophy@gmail.com by June 30, 2023 (Japan Time).

For more details please see our website and kindly disseminate to those who may be interested.

ISEAP 2023 Conference: https://iseap.jp/iseap-2023-conference/

We are looking forward to receiving your abstracts and seeing you in Edinburgh!

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Call for Papers: China-Workshop „Iserlohn 2023“

Schwerte, Germany
22-23rd Jul 2023

Deadline: 10th May 2023
The “Iserlohn Network” is a loose circle of young social scientists working on China. Our annual workshop will be held from 22 to 23 July 2023 at Haus Villigst near the town of Schwerte.

This year, we focus on “Social Practices in Contemporary Chinese Studies”. In academia, our work often consists of documenting, analysing and classifying the behaviour, agency, and activities of individuals and groups. Which actions or actors in your research field arouse your interest and why? Where do you see yourselves in the research process, what is the starting point for your study, and in which direction are you drawn? The presentations should address the social practices examined in your project and/or the research practice guiding your inquiries. We hope that this broad topic speaks to many of you and are looking forward to a diverse range of contributions!

The workshop provides a forum for young scholars who would like to present and discuss their PhD theses, post-doctoral, or other research in a casual environment with other social scientists exploring China.… Read more ⤻

Call for Workshop Participation: Youth in Chinese History

Workshop Youth in Chinese History: Education and Representations of Young People
in Chinese Sources between Tradition and Modernity

14-15th Sep 2023
Oxford University, Centre for Chinese Studies, Lucina Ho room

Organizers
Giulia Falato (Oxford University)
Renata Vinci (University of Palermo)

In China, childhood and education have historically been intertwined with ritual practices and social relations, with their ultimate scope being the construction of an ideal society and the formation of a virtuous elite. While canonical texts and conduct books have constantly played a crucial role in shaping children’s original character, the development of educational theories and practices throughout Chinese history has also been deeply influenced by endogenous and exogenous doctrines such as Daoism, Buddhism, Christianity and Western thought. This workshop proposes to generate discussions around the evolution of educational practices and representations of children across the centuries and literary genres, particularly from a cross-cultural perspective. It seeks to highlight the diachronic correlation between family units and broader society, and how the moral and intellectual cultivation of children aimed at creating pillars upon which the ideal of stability rested.… Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies 2023 Edition

Deadline: 30th Apr 2023

The Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies (Bochumer Jahrbuch zur Ostasienforschung) is now accepting submissions in either English or German for edition 46, which is scheduled for publication in winter 2023‒24. All papers submitted will undergo double-blind peer review.
The Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies (BJOAF) has been published since 1978 by the Faculty of East Asian Studies at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. It serves as an international forum for academic publications on East Asian research.
To get an idea of the scope of topics and research approaches that have received coverage in the Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies, please view the PDF files of back issues (http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/oaw/en/bjoaf.shtml).
Authors are kindly requested to use our template (http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/oaw/en/bjoaf-template.docx) and to send their paper as an email attachment to ‹ bjoaf@rub.de › by April 30, 2023.

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CfP – Conference: The Evolution of the Global Payments System – A GloCoBank Project Event

St Hilda’s College
University of Oxford
23-24 March 2023
Extended Deadline: 2nd Jan 2023

The global payments system represents the underlying plumbing of globalisation, determining the efficiency and security of cross-border payments for goods and services. Despite its fundamental importance surprisingly little is known about the evolution of this system, especially the dynamics of the network of bilateral bank relationships used for cross-border settlements across the past 150 years.
The European Research Council funded ‘Global Correspondent Banking 1870–2000’ project would like to invite proposals from researchers at all levels for a conference on the evolution of the global payments system during the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

• Correspondent banking, international banking networks and the development of the global payments system

• The changing shape, patterns and dynamics of international banking networks, and the impact of financial crises, world events and regulatory changes

• Banking technologies and the ‘plumbing’ of the international payments system, e.g.… Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: 4th Biennal Conference of the European Association for Chinese Philosophy (EACP) “Interpretation and Reinvention”

Macerata, Italy
16-18th Jun 2023
Deadline: 31st Dec 2022

The 4th Biennal Conference of the European Association for Chinese Philosophy (EACP) will take place in Macerata (Italy) on June 16-18, 2023. The theme of the conference is “Interpretation and reinvention.”

Every philosopher always has a forerunner to interpret. Any new philosophical theory is grounded in an existing theory, which it reinvents or contrasts. Every concept has its own history of contrasting and converging interpretations and reinvention. While this is obvious in the case of Western Philosophy, it is not always the case for China, whose cultural history is often improperly represented as static, converging, and repetitive. We all have in mind Raffaello Sanzio’s fresco The School of Athens that plastically represents the opposing visions of nature in ancient Greece. The painting is dynamic and full of individual traits of the more than twenty philosophers represented. Those figures, freshly painted by Raffaello, are opposing, rejecting, or reinventing their masters’ teachings and common sense.… Read more ⤻

First All-Mediterranean Chinese Studies Conference “Chinese Studies Beyond the Centre of Gravity”

1-3rd Feb 2023
Deadline: 15th Nov 2022
University of Malta

The Department of Middle Eastern & Asian Languages & Cultures at the University of Malta and Confucius Institute at the University of Malta

present the

First All-Mediterranean Chinese Studies Conference

“Chinese Studies Beyond the Centre of Gravity”

The geographical location of Malta has made it a gathering place for peoples across the world. As such, it has become a salient point of contact between Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Mediterranean. The Department of Oriental Studies at the University of Malta was established in 1999. The Chinese studies programme was formalized in 2009 with the help of the Confucius Institute. Since that time, the Department has been dedicated to Chinese language teaching and research in Chinese area studies and has recently been renamed the Department of Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures. The Department of Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures, in conjunction with the Confucius Institute, warmly extends an invitation for scholars around the world to participate in its inaugural conference on Chinese studies to be held in February 2023.… Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: International conference hosted by IDK “Philology: Practices of premodern cultures, global perspectives and future concepts”

Beyond Comparison: Towards a Connected Philology
Ludwig-Maximilians-University
Munich, Germany
14–16th Jun 2023
Deadline: 30th Nov 2022

Much of the recent work on global philology has focused on pointing out parallels between philological methods and traditions in various cultures; that is, on straightforward comparison. This conference is focused rather on identifying and examining the actual connections that create or lie behind such parallels. As scholars in transcultural studies have pointed out, global connectivity and migration are not only features of modernity, but are in fact an essential part of the formation of culture. Considering the temporal depth and geographical breadth of philological tradition(s), it is limiting to assume that the philological traditions of a specific culture have remained untouched by these connections, no matter the enthusiasm with which a state may employ their manuscripts and philological history in service of their respective “unique” nationalist identities.
This conference topic encourages a practice of philology in full view of the extended contacts and relationships between cultures, against the “methodological nationalism” of our existing disciplinary frameworks.… Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: Current Scholarship on the Book of Changes 易經

Among Chinese classics, the Book of Changes (or I Ching, Yijing) has been immensely popular among Western readers because of its graphic images, its method of divination, and its philosophy of change. But the Book of Changes is notoriously difficult to read due to its complex textual body and its competing commentarial traditions. The problem is further compounded by differing renditions of the text in western languages, causing a confusion as to how to approach this fascinating text.

For the first time in English, Dao Companion to the Book of Changes will provide the full scope of current scholarship on the Book of Changes. Scheduled to be published by Springer in 2024, this volume will address three fundamental issues:

(1) How do we make sense of the original text?
(2) How do we come to grips with its commentarial traditions?
(3) What do we learn from the Western interpretations of the texts?

As the editor of this volume, I have invited scholars to contribute articles.… Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: Nr. 28 Other Modernities “Words, powers and pandemics”

Open Access Academic Journal To be published Nov 2022 Deadline: 15th Oct 2021 Edited by Ana María González Luna, Kim Grego, Giovanna Mapelli and Bettina Mottura The year 2020 has witnessed the forceful emergence of the theme of pandemic worldwide, highlighting the multifaceted mechanisms of reaction put into play against it. The activation of the resources needed to face risk, uncertainty, difficulties and tragedy has taken all the forms of human and social life, sometimes also determining the rediscovery of past experiences. Women, men, social and professional groups, the media, public institutions have had to draw upon the tools, the memories, the knowledge and the practices necessary to adapt and protect body and spirit from

Call for Position Papers: “Chinese Identity in an Age of Anti-Asian Racism and #StopAsianHate”

British Journal of Chinese Studies Deadline: 15th Aug 2021 Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, racism against Chinese and other East and Southeast Asian communities has surged globally. At the same time, Chinese communities in different parts of the world have mobilised themselves to raise awareness of and fight against Sinophobia and anti-Asian racism. Social media hashtags such as #StopAsianHate or #StopAAPIHate have attracted a large following and galvanised unprecedented political energy. In this process, we observe a simultaneous mobilisation of and a conscious departure from Chinese identity. Some people hold on to the notion of Chinese identity, believing in its political and social relevance, whereas

Call for Papers: Global Storytelling issue 2.1 – Special Issue on Serial Narrative: “Streaming and Seriality”

Deadline: 1st Aug 2021 Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images is a new journal founded by Editor-in-Chief Ying Zhu, hosted at Hong Kong Baptist University, and published by University of Michigan. This special issue of Global Storytelling will investigate how streaming media has impacted the production, distribution, and reception of serial narratives. Television research, beginning with Herta Herzog’s landmark study of radio listeners “On Borrowed Experience”, privileged the soap opera as an object of research due to the special problems

Call for Papers: Journal of the European Association for Chinese Studies, Volume 2 (2021)

Deadline: 31st Mar 2021 For its second volume, the Journal of the European Association for Chinese Studies invites scholars to submit papers dealing with aspects of youth in the pre-modern, modern, and contemporary Chinese world. We welcome unpublished papers that discuss the concept of youth and its impact on Chinese society especially in a diachronic and comparative way, on topics including, but not limited to: ● Youth and childhood in pre-modern China ● Youth within families and as social groups in society: intra- and transgenerational perspectives ● The transition from childhood to youth, and to adulthood

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

Call for Papers: China Sounds Abroad – Migration, Mobility, and Modernity

Aarhus University, DK May 6-8th 2021 Inspired by the aural turn in the humanities and China’s recent international propaganda endeavours, this international conference aims at establishing a new and innovative research agenda in the field of China Studies: a systematic investigation of the sonic dimension of China’s modern history and rising global presence. Held at Aarhus University, the conference will be organized by Assoc. Prof. Andreas Steen in cooperation with Prof. Frederick Lau (Chinese University of Hong Kong) and Prof. Andrew F. Jones (Univ. of California, Berkeley). Our aim is to thoroughly investigate theory and methodology as well as the content and sources of this new

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Chinese Historical Networks in the Journal of Historical Network Research (Spring 2021)

Chinese historical network research is a burgeoning academic field. In recent years, the digitization of source materials, the proliferation of databases, as well as the development of digital tools, have greatly facilitated the study of networks in Chinese history. This special issue invites scholars from all disciplines to share their research that applies the theories and methodologies of social network analysis to the study of any period of Chinese history as well as archaeology. With this special issue, we hope to initiate a dialogue between network scholars specializing in China and those studying

New book series “Why the Sciences of the Ancient World Matter”

Published by Springer (https://www.springer.com/series/15657) The book series provides a platform for the publication of studies on sciences in the ancient worlds that bring innovative methods into play and address new theoretical issues. It is predicated on the conviction that the history of ancient sciences raises theoretical questions and requires new methodologies in a way that can inspire many other fields. For instance, with the help of innovative methods, ancient mathematical documents allow us to shed a unique light on the manuscript cultures, in the context of which they were composed. [...]

Call for Papers: Yan Lianke Studies

Abstract Submission Deadline: 15th May 2020 We are seeking contributions to an edited volume focusing on Yan Lianke studies. The present edited volume focuses on how Yan Lianke has been received in and beyond mainland China, whilst presenting views of how Yan Lianke has been understood, interpreted, and appreciated in Japan, the US, and Europe. Contributions are from renowned scholars worldwide. The volume will also include one or two articles written by Yan Lianke himself. Yan Lianke is an internationally renowned Chinese writer. Born in 1958, he is one of the most prolific writers in the Chinese literary landscape. Often defined, and at times acclaimed, as the most irreverent and censored writer

Call for Papers “The Seamy Side of the New Silk Road: Documenting Repression in the Uyghur Region”

Monde Chinois Nouvelle Asie n° 63 Deadline: 30th Apr 2020 The Uyghur region has a pivotal role in Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a gigantic infrastructure project that seeks to connect China to Russia, the Middle East and Europe. Regarded as “unstable” by the Chinese regime, the Uyghur region constitutes both an opportunity and an obstacle to this ambitious economic plan. As a consequence, a vast Orwellian surveillance system supported by AI technology has been implemented to control the local populations, of which the internment or disappearance of at least one million people according to various reports

Call for Papers: “Ukrainian Journal of Sinology Studies”

Deadline: 31st Mar 2020 “Ukrainian Journal of Sinology Studies” (UJSS) an international and interdisciplinary open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal publishing original research articles and significant

Call for Papers: Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies – Bochumer Jahrbuch zur Ostasienforschung 2020 Edition

Deadline: 1st May 2020 The Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies (Bochumer Jahrbuch zur Ostasienforschung) is now accepting submissions in either English or German for edition 43, which is scheduled for publication in winter 2020‒21. All papers submitted will undergo double-blind peer review. The Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies (BJOAF) has been published since 1978 by the Faculty of East Asian Studies at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. It serves as an international forum for academic publications on East Asian research. To get an idea of the scope of topics and research approaches that have

14th International Conference on Daoist Studies (In Honor of Aleksandar Fedotov) “Daoism and Literature: Myths, Stories, Novels, Poetry”

Sofia, Bulgaria 9-12th Jun 2020 Deadline: 1st Apr 2020 Daoism in all its schools and dimensions has found vivid expression in literature—from the poetic format of the Daode jing through the fictional accounts in the Zhuangzi and the ecstatic poetry and mythology of the middle ages to extensive novels and alchemical poetry of late imperial China, continuing actively today. Both the doctrinal and experiential expression of Daoism in various literary genres and the adaptation of Daoist imagery and vision by literary masters

Upcoming Conference: XIII International Research and Practice Conference «RUSSIA – CHINA: HISTORY AND CULTURE»

Kazan, Russia 8–10th Oct 2020 Deadline: 30th Jun 2020 We are glad to invite you to participate in the XIII International Research and Practice Conference «RUSSIA – CHINA: HISTORY AND CULTURE». This year the conference is devoted to such important historical events as: the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 and the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Resistance War of the Chinese people against Japanese aggression 1931-1945. In addition, 2020 marks the 220th anniversary of the outstanding orientalist Osip Mikhailovich Kovalevsky; one of the Round Tables will be dedicated to him and his studies.

Call for Papers: Understanding Authenticity in China’s Cultural Heritage

University of Oxford, U.K. 28-30th May 2020 Deadline: 30 Nov 2019 What we deem to be genuine or fake is not an objective determination, but something that we agree upon as communities. Debates about authenticity, moreover, are often intimately bound to question who owns the past and its representation. Please join us at Oxford on May 28th-30th, 2020, for a discussion on the construction of “authenticity,” both historically and today, in relation to

Call for Papers: Policies and Reforms of State-owned Enterprises in China

Deadline: 31st Mar 2020 Economic and Political Studies (EPS), an ESCI and Scopus listed journal hosted by Renmin University of China and published by Taylor & Francis Group, is calling for papers for a Special Issue on “Policies and Reforms of State-owned Enterprises in China”. In the recent US-China trade disputes, the issues on China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) have been brought up again. To bring academics to share their views and visions on future growth and opportunities of SOEs, Economic and Political Studies (EPS) plans to organise a special issue on SOEs with a focus on the policies and reforms of China’s SOEs.

Call for Papers: “East Asia and Southeast Asia in the World Literary Space,” a special issue of Archiv orientální

Guest-editors: Kuei-fen Chiu (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan) Táňa Dluhošová (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic) Archiv orientální , an indexed, peer-reviewed academic journal (A&HCI, Scopus, and ERIH Plus) published by Oriental Institute (Czech Academy of Sciences) dedicated to the cultures and societies of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, invites submissions to the special issue “East Asia in the World Literary Space” scheduled to be published in August 2021. As discussed by the late French literary critic Pascale Casanova in her widely

Call for Papers: Formulaicity and idiomaticity in CFL and CSL

Deadline: 31st Aug 2019 The CASRI research group “Formulaic language, idioms, situation-bound utterances” is seeking contributions to a journal special issue or a monograph focused on formulaicity and idiomaticity in Chinese as a foreign or second language (CFL/CSL respectively). A formulaic sequence is defined by Wray (2000, p. 465) as “a sequence, continuous or discontinuous, of words or other elements, which is, or appears to be, prefabricated: that is, stored and retrieved whole from memory at the time of use, rather than being subject to generation or analysis”. The definition is a broad one

Call for Papers: “Chinese Linguistics and Sinology” The First International Conference

3-5th Oct 2019 Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow Deadline: 31st May 2019 The Oriental studies Department Institute of Linguistics RSUH in cooperation with Confucius Institute (RSUH) and the Association for the Advancement of Sinology in Russia 3 - 5 October, 2019 is holding the first international conference “Chinese Linguistics and Sinology”. The conference is dedicated to the memory of the remarkable Soviet-Russian linguist of Tan Aoshuan (1931-2017). Prominent Scholars will be making presentations at the conference

Call for Papers: Ming Qing yanjiu 24.1 2020 – Special Issue “Collecting, Collections, and Collectors”

Deadline (abstracts): 31 May 2019 MING QING YANJIU, founded in 1992, is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated primarily to advanced studies of pre-modern China. This journal provides a forum for scholars from a variety of fields related to late imperial and early republican period that aim to have a cross-disciplinary discourse. Contributions in sociology, literature, psychology, anthropology, history, geography, linguistics, semiotics, political science, and philosophy, as well as book reviews are welcome. We invite paper submissions of up to 10.000 words for our special issue on “Collecting, Collections, and Collectors” that deal with any kind of collecting in Late Imperial China.

Call for papers: SPECIAL ISSUE OF Deportees, Exiles, Refugees Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

Deadline: 30th Jun 2019 The online journal of studies on women’s memory “Deportees, Exiles, Refugees” (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) announces a call for papers for a special issue focused on “Domestic violence against women in East Asian and South East Asian Countries: a multidisciplinary research” [provisional title]. The journal, published since 2004, aims principally to be a venue for analysis and reflection on the topic of displacement from women’s viewpoints, as well as for the collection and publication of documents, unpublished writings and oral histories. Since then, the journal has examined other related topics, especially the specific theme of violence against women and the abuse of femininityand maternity.

Call for Papers: International Conference “Taiwanese Philosophy and the Preservation of Confucian Tradition”

Ljubljana, Slovenia 10-12th Oct 2019 Deadline: 28th Feb 2019 Organized by University of Ljubljana, EARL Ljubljana, and TRCCS (Taiwan Research Center for Chinese Studies) in Taipei. Although the philosophical currents in modern and contemporary Taiwan belong to the most influential and important streams of thought in contemporary East Asian theory, they are still unrecognized as specifically Taiwanese. The main reasons for the immense importance of Taiwanese philosophy for East Asia and the contemporary world are twofold.

Call for Papers: Housing Markets in the Greater China Area – Economic and Political Studies (EPS)

Deadline: 1st Jun 2019 Economic and Political Studies (EPS, http://www.tandfonline.com/REPS), an ESCI and Scopus listed journal hosted by Renmin University of China and published by Taylor & Francis Group, calls for papers for a special issue on “Housing Markets in the Greater China Area”. The seemingly perennial surge in property prices has been the overarching theme for housing markets in Greater China since the 2007-08 Global Financial Crisis, with the housing affordability in numerous cities now stretched to unsustainable levels. However, these runaway headline figures mask the fact that substantial regional dispersion in house prices, such as urban-rural disparities, still persists. More recently, the deceleration of China’s

International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO)

Paris, France Deadline: 5th Apr 2019 With the assistance from UBC’s SSHRC-sponsored international and interdisciplinary project on Buddhism and East Asian Religions (www.frogbear.org), the Tianzhu Global Network for the Study of Buddhist Cultures (tianzhubuddhistnetwork.org), whose founding members include UBC, McMaster, UC Berkeley, and Harvard in North America, and Ghent and INALCO in Europe, cordially invite applications for an intensive program on Buddhism and East Asian Cultures at Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO) in July. Lasting from July 7 to July 24, 2019, this program is composed of two segments: July 7 – 14 (Segment 1) and July 18-24 (Segment 2), with

CfP: “Censorship and Self-censorship – China and Chinese Studies”

European Journal of Chinese Studies; Volume 1; No. 1, 2020 Deadline: 1st Dec 2018 For its first edition, the European Journal of Chinese Studies invites scholars to submit papers dealing with aspects of censorship and self-censorship in pre-modern, modern, and contemporary China. We welcome unpublished papers that discuss the historical continuities and discontinuities of censorship, the language and discourses of censorship in Chinese and transnational settings.

Call for papers: The Journal of Asian Studies, June issue 2019 “Meaning of Images in Chinese Tomb Art”

Deadline: 15th Jan 2019 The June 2019 issue will be dedicated to the meaning of motifs and themes in Chinese tomb art from the Zhou till Tang Dynasties. Motifs discovered in tomb complexes – on mural paintings, relief carvings, coffins or on burial goods – often tend to be regarded in an isolated manner, taken out of their original context. However, only by contextualising the individual scenes within the framework of the whole composition, and seeking the relations between the pictorial contents and the architectural elements, can a solid basis for

Call for Contributions: Crossroads-Studies on the History of Exchange Relations in the East Asian World Deadline: late July (for the 2018 issue); manuscripts are welcome all the time.

Crossroads ISSN: 2190-8796
Editor in chief: Angela Schottenhammer
Published by OSTASIEN Verlag

The journal Crossroads-Studies on the History of Exchange Relations in the East Asian World is designed as an international forum for contributions related to the history of exchange relations in the East Asian world and beyond, that means, including regions, cultures, and countries worldwide that have or had relations with East Asia. The focus of contributions lies on both continental (overland) and maritime (overseas) exchanges and interaction, that means, commercial and technological exchanges, science and knowledge transfer, exchange of ideas, religions and ideological strains, and the movement of people (including migration) and animals. Contributions in the fields of the transfer of science and technologies, cultural aspects in their widest interpretation, religions, commodity and product exchange, trade, as well as migration and the organization of functioning networks are especially welcome.

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International Workshop “Fourty years of Reforms in China’s long XXth century of modernization. Exploring local and foreign sources of inspiration for economic and social institutions, manufacturing and technology.”

22–23rd Nov 2018 Leuven, Belgium Deadline: 30th Jun 2018 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculty of Arts – OE East Asian and Arabic Studies, Sinology Research Unit Academic literature has devoted great attention to China’s late-development, particularly highlighting the role of investments and technology transfer from more advanced economies, the role of the State and the relationship between private

Fifth edition of the Study Days on Chinese Linguistics

Milan, Italy 23rd Nov 2018 Extended Call Deadline: 30th Apr 2018 The Fifth edition of the Study Days on Chinese Linguistics is promoted by the Italian Association of Chinese Linguistics (AILC) , it was already held in in Venice (2014), in Milan (2015), in Rome (2016) and in Naples (2017). It is aimed at bringing together sinologists and linguists who do research in Chinese Linguistics and in one or more of its subareas, such as: Lexicon and Semantics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics and Language Teaching and Acquisition. The Fifth edition of the Study Days on Chinese Linguistics promoted by the Italian Association of Chinese Linguistics (AILC) will be held at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy, on November 23 and 24, 2018.

”4 May 1919: History in Motion“ International Conference – A Political, Social and Cultural Look at a Turning Point in the History of Modern China

Université de Mons, Belgium 2–4th May 2019 Deadline: 15th Jul 2018 Jointly organized by: Université de Mons (UMONS), Faculty of Translation and Interpretation (FTI-EII) and School of Human and Social Sciences (ESHS) Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Maison des Sciences Humaines, East Asian Studies (EASt) Organizing Committee: Kevin HENRY (UMONS), Vanessa FRANGVILLE (ULB), Serge DERUETTE (UMONS),

Call for papers for an International Workshop ”The Invisible Within: Actors, Relationships and Activities in Chinese Migrant Families“

University of Central Lancashire, UK 15–16th Nov 2018 Deadline: 30th Apr 2018 The literature on Chinese families emphasises the power of the patriarchal, patrilineal and patrilocal structures and ideologies over family members, particularly women and younger generations. Reinforced by Confucian values, family members, within this patriarchal system, are expected to prioritise solidarity, filial piety, frugality, and collective wellbeing over individual interests. Yet, in a global context characterised by a weakening of traditions and more

Call for Submissions: Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies (BJOAF)

Deadline: 1st Mar 2018 The Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies (Bochumer Jahrbuch zur Ostasienforschung) is now accepting submissions, in either English or German, for edition 41, which is scheduled for publication in winter 2018. All papers submitted will undergo double-blind peer review. The Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies (BJOAF) has been published since 1978 by the Faculty of East Asian Studies at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. It serves as an international forum for academic publications on East Asian research, with individual research papers making up the larger part of the journal.

East and West Contact and Dialogue: International Conference of Contemporary China Studies (2018) 东西方接触与对话:当代中国学研究国际研讨会

León, Spain 2–3rd May 2018 Deadline: 15th Mar 2018 The Confucius Institute at the University of Leon has the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the international conference “East and West Contact: Current Issues in Contemporary China Studies” on 2nd-3rd May 2018. The aims of the conference are to present the latest research and current issues in Spain and international studies on China, to provide a platform for an academic discussion of the various topics in China studies, to unite several generations and fields of sinologists in the Europe, and to give the scholars in the fields of China studies on opportunity to present their contributions. The conference invites proposals in the fields of China studies for individual, joint papers or for panels. We look forward to putting together

Upcoming Conference “Current Issues in Contemporary Chinese and Oriental Studies” organized by the Chinese Studies Program at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria, on the event of its 25-th anniversary

Sofia University, Bulgaria 1st Dec 2017 Deadline: 15th Jul 2017 The Chinese Studies Program at the Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" has the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the conference "Current Issues in Contemporary Chinese and Oriental Studies" on 01 December 2017. The academic event will mark the 25th anniversary of the Chinese Studies Program at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski." The aims of the conference are

Call for Contributions: Crossroads (vol. 15) 2017

Deadline: early August (for the 2017 issue); nonetheless, manuscripts are welcome all the time. Crossroads ISSN: 2190-8796, Published by OSTASIEN Verlag. The journal Crossroads-Studies on the History of Exchange Relations in the East Asian World is designed as an international forum for contributions related to the history of exchange relations in the East Asian world and beyond, that means, including regions, cultures, and countries worldwide that have or had relations with East Asia. The focus of contributions lies on both continental (overland) and maritime (overseas) exchanges and interaction, that means, commercial and technological exchanges, science and knowledge transfer, exchange of ideas, religions and ideological strains, and the movement of people (including migration) and animals. Contributions in the fields of the transfer of science and technologies, cultural aspects in their widest interpretation, religions

Call for Papers: Ming Qing Studies 2018

Deadline: 30th Jun 2017 edited by Paolo Santangelo (Sapienza University of Rome) We are glad to inform you that the new edition of Ming Qing Studies 2017 is going to be published by Aracne Publishers in Fall 2017 (see contents below).Applicants are encouraged to submit abstracts for the next issue of Ming Qing Studies 2018. The contributions should concern Ming-Qing China in one or few of its most significant and multifaceted aspects, as well as on East Asian countries covering the same time period. All articles will be examined by our qualified peer reviewers. We welcome creative and fresh approaches to the field of Asian studies. Particularly appreciated will be the contributions on anthropological and social history, collective imagery, and interdisciplinary approaches to the Asian cultural studies. All submitted papers must be original and in good British English style according to our guidelines and editorial rules.

1st World Conference for Chinese Studies and General Assembly World Association for Chinese Studies Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the German China Association

Witten, Germany 18–23rd Aug 2017 Deadline: 31st May 2017 Every participant contributes a paper, summed up in a short oral presentation. Please send your application form including a paper title until May 31, 2017 by email to the organizing committee wacs@china-studies.com . Please send the abstract (200 words, if possible also 500 Chinese characters, if not, translation will be provided) until June 15, 2017 by email to the organizing committee wacs@china-studies.com . Please send the paper (10.000 words) until July 1, 2017 by email to the organizing committee wacs@china-studies.com (no extension possible, papers not submitted until July 15 will be considered rejected)

Call for Papers: II International Workshop on Chinese Migration in Spain

Barcelona, Spain 13–14th Jul 2017 Deadline (proposals): 30th Apr 2017 Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In the last decade global and local structural shifts are triggering up transformations in migration flows, and bringing about new modes of mobilities (directions, typologies and aims) between China and Spain. These evolving realities are also reshaping translational links and practices between the two countries. This workshop aims to examine continuities and transformations of Chinese migration in Spain in the background of the emerging realties mentioned above. Hence, the workshop seeks to gather together current research on Chinese migration in Spain in order to identify new investigation needs,

国际论坛征稿通知: “当代中国文化影响力生成”

24–25th Nov 2017 Deadline: 30th Jun 2017 当代中国文化和经济的世界影响力存在明显的“不相称性”,针对当代中国文化,我们认为应该尊重文化自身的发展规律,围绕“生成”这一文化发展的根源问题展开讨论,博采众长,集思广益。本论坛由会林文化基金和中国文化国际传播研究院主办。 一、论坛主题:当代中国文化影响力生成 来稿可涉及但不限于:文化影响力的内涵与表现;世界文化影响力生成的关键因素;优秀文化影响力生成的案例研究;制约当代中国文化影响力的原因;等等 二、时间、地点 时间:2017年11月24日(周五)-25日(周六),地点:北京师范大学京师学堂,会议语言:中文、英语(届时有同声传译)

Conference: Fall 2017, Garden History Society

Sheffield, UK Deadline: 25th Sep 2016 Following the success of the "New approaches in Chinese garden history" conference in June 2015, Jan Woudstra of the department of Landscape (University of Sheffield, UK) is helping the Garden History Society to organise another conference on the theme of Gardens and Landscape history of China, to be held at the University of Sheffield in the autumn of 2017. This initial call for paper has for aim to hear about any ongoing research, and come up with a theme. Speakers would preferably be based in the UK/Europe (because of travel expenses).

International Conference of Academy for International Communication of Chinese Culture: “Diversity of Chinese Culture”

Beijing, China 25 - 26th Nov 2016 Deadline: 31st May 2016 The Chinese character, "文 (wen)", when originally created, meant the patten that is made by various colors and yet appears to be harmonious. According to Zhouyi: the second part of Xici "That things fuse with each other is called 'Wen'." In the Book of Rites: Classic of Music, it is said that "multiple colors coexist to constitute the Wen, and this in an orderly fashion."

Call for Papers: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art (JCCA)

Deadline: 1st Jul 2016 (via Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA)) 1. The World of Art Museums in China This thematic Issue aims to explore how art museums in China have been transformed, established and developed in the context of the globalised art world: from the strategies that are being instituted to respond to this situation by established national and provincial museums,

Call for Papers: Ming Qing Studies 2017

Deadline: 31st Jun 2016 We are glad to inform you that the new edition of Ming Qing Studies 2016 is going to be published by Aracne Publishers in Fall 2016 (see contents below). Applicants are encouraged to submit abstracts for the next issue of Ming Qing Studies 2017. The contributions should concern Ming-Qing China in one or few of its most significant and multifaceted aspects, as well as on East Asian

Call for Papers: “Exploring the China Dream”

Stockholm University, Sweden 15-16th Aug 2016 Deadline: 25th Mar 2016 The research project “Exploring the China Dream. Trajectories and articulations of soft power in the sinophone world” would like to invite scholars and PhD students to the international conference to be held at Stockholm University, 15-16 August 2016. The project started thanks to the support of the STINT Initiation Grant

Sixth Annual Summer Workshop “Studies of Asian Arts, Religion, and History”

Shanghai, China Jun 23rd - Jul 2nd 2016 Deadline: 15th May 2016

The National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Fudan University (IAHS), the East Asian Studies Department and Program of Princeton University, and the Institute for the Advanced Study of Asia of Tokyo University invite applications from

Call for Papers: Economic and Political Studies (EPS)

Economic and Political Studies (EPS) is a peer-reviewed  journal hosted by Renmin University of China and published by Taylor & Francis Group (ISSN 2095-4816, CN 10-1049/C). It is published quarterly both in print and online (http://eps.ruc.edu.cn). With a notable focus on China, Economic and Political Studies aims to disseminate significant theoretical, analytical, and empirical research on political-economic phenomena in, or relevant to, China

Call for Papers: Diplomacy in the Age of Mongol Globalization

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem May 30 - 31st, 2016 Extended Deadline: 30th Jan 2016

The Mongols are famous for their uncompromising diplomacy. “Submit or Perish” was apparently the main message they initially addressed to others. These calls for submission were claims made by conquerors and leaders of a universal empire.

Call for Papers: Making the New World – The Arts of China’s Cultural Revolution

London, UK 11 - 12th Nov 2016 Deadline: 1st Feb 2016

Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Cultural Revolution, Making the New World: the Arts of China’s Cultural Revolution, is a two-day international conference programmed by the Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) at Birmingham City University in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery.

Call for Papers: New European Research on Contemporary China Conference (3rd Edition)

Beijing, PRC 4 - 6th Jul 2016 Deadline: 15th Feb 2016

This conference aims to bring together doctoral candidates, post-doctoral researchers and recent PhDs based in China, either European nationals or affiliated with European research institutions, in order to produce an overview of the emerging problematics in Chinese studies. The focus of the conference is on contemporary China, in a multi-disciplinary social science perspective.

Workshop: „Production and popularization of knowledge in the Russian-East Asian Context“

Erlangen, Germany 8 - 9th Jul 2016 Deadline: 15th Feb 2016

Organized by Prof. Dr. Marc Matten and Prof. Dr. Julia Obertreis (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg) In cooperation with Prof. Dr. Andreas Renner (LMU Munich) und Dr. Frank Grüner (University of Heidelberg). The workshop addresses questions of history of knowledge and the history of science

Call for Papers: 21st Biennial Conference of the EACS 2016

EACS 2016-2

St. Petersburg, Russia 22 - 28th Aug 2016 Deadline (Proposals): 15th Jan 2016

The 21st biennial conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia on August 23-28, 2016. It is jointly organized by St. Petersburg State University, the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS

Call for Papers: Emerging Identities: Contemporary and Historical Chinese Migrations – The 9th International Conference of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO)

Vancouver, Canada 6 - 9th Jul, 2016. Deadline: Oct 31st 2015

Founded in 1992 by Professors Wang Gungwu, Wang Ling-Chi and a multidisciplinary group of scholars, ISSCO is a scholarly organization that seeks to promote research and understanding of the historical and contemporary experiences of Chinese migrants and their descendants living outside of mainland China