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Upcoming Workshop: Legacy of the Tsinghua Logic School

21st Apr 2022 Venue: Hybrid  The Joint Research Center for Logic, Tsinghua University In 1926, recently graduated from Columbia University, Jin Yuelin came back to China and founded the Department of Philosophy at Tsinghua University. With new appointments of Shen Youding and Wang Xianjun in subsequent years, the logic group grew very fast and attracted many young talents. One prominent student of Jin Yuelin was Wang Hao, who later took his PhD degree at Harvard and became a well-known logician worldwide. This pioneering history was recorded in a recent article by Jan Vrhovski: “The Qinghua Logic School: Mathematical Logic at Qinghua University in

Upcoming Conference: “Historical Network Research in Chinese Studies”

Online | Harvard Zoom Jul 23—24th & 30—31st 2021 9:00 am — 11:30 am EDT Network analysis is a burgeoning field in East Asian digital humanities. 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 studies. To promote interdisciplinary dialogue between

International Workshop: “Dynamics of knowledge transmission and linguistic transformation in Chinese textual cultures”

Online | Paris, France 10-11th Jun 2021 The circulation and the dissemination of knowledge rely in essential ways on forms of linguistics transformation, alteration and manipulation. An apparently simple act such as adding a lexical gloss next to a term can potentially reveal the complex interpretative and translational processes that are needed in order for a specific verbal structure to continue to operate as a meaningful sign in a new setting. Furthermore, it can encapsulate the individual and contextual factors and constraints that might affect the way

Upcoming Seminar: “Taiwan’s Opportunities and Challenges During the Pandemic: Domestic Politics, Foreign Relations, and Global Health Strategies”

Online | Helsinki, Finland 25th May 2021 10:00-12:00 Helsinki Time 9:00-11:00 Copenhagen Time 8:00-10:00 London Time Between the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and spring 2021, Taiwan’s global visibility has increased thanks in large part to its successful handling of the novel coronavirus outbreak. It is now almost a cliché to elaborate the way in which a small island of nearly 24 million

Upcoming Lecture: Ute Wallenböck “Tibetan Food(s) and Identity in a Global Context”

Online | Helsinki, Finland 9th Jun 2021 11:00-12:30 Helsinki Time 10:00-11:30 Prague Time Speaker: Ute Wallenböck (Masaryk University & Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic) My current research deals with the cultural aspects of Tibetan foods and beverages since I argue that everyday foods illustrate cultural identity: Food(s) are vehicles for expressing culture. In course of my past project on the construction of the collective identity of the Tibeto-Mongol population in the contemporary Henan Mongol

Call for Submissions: Sixth International Conference on Chinese Studies “The Silk Road”

5-6th Jun 2021 Deadline: 30th Apr 2021 The Sixth International Conference on Chinese Studies “The Silk Road”, organized by the Confucius Institute at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, will be convened ONLINE on June 4 - 5, 2021. The conference aims with the help of modern technology to continue and build on the rich cultural exchange between China and the world, between East and West, hence it covers a wide range of topics in the field of Chinese and Oriental

“Conversations on Chinese Philosophy” – A Virtual Symposium

Spring Semester 2021 Organized by Federico Brusadelli, Chiara Ghidini & Lisa Indraccolo. Università degli studi di Napoli “L’Orientale” - Centre for East Asian Studies. Tallinn University - Institute of Humanities MICROSOFT TEAMS - REGISTER HERE: https://cutt.ly/vkYG9fk March 4, 11.30 am CET - Jana Rosker, Lee Ming-huei, F. Heubel

EACS 2021: Call for Late-Breaking Session Submissions

Leipzig, Germany 24-28th Aug 2021 Deadline: 15th Mar 2021 The EACS 2021 is now accepting a limited number of late-breaking panel proposals for inclusion at the 23rd biennial conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS), which will be held in Leipzig from August 24 to August 28, 2021. Topical and timely late-breaking panels provide a forum for engaging in dialogue on current events that affect our

Call for Papers for the upcoming conference “Chinese Popular Culture in Translation and Transmission”

University of Leicester, UK 22–23rd Jul 2021* Deadline: 15th Jan 2021 Popular culture is elusive to define, yet through a multitude of forms and expressions, its influences across cultural boundaries are often effective, efficient and far-reaching. The conference will bring together academics, researchers and practitioners to exchange views and ideas about Chinese popular culture in the context of global circulation. It aims to outline scenes and trajectories of Chinese popular culture in translation and transmission from the 1990s, focusing on paradigms, trends, shifts and issues in the processes of production, dissemination

Call for Papers: The XXXI International Congress on Historiography and Source Studies of Asia and Africa

St. Petersburg, Russia 23-25th Jun 2021 Deadline: 31st Jan 2021 The XXXI International Congress on Historiography and Source Studies of Asia and Africa: “Russia and the East. Сommemorating Centennial of Political and Cultural Ties” The 31st biennial International Congress on Source Study and Historiography of Asian and African Countries will be held at Saint Petersburg State University from June 23, 2021 to June 25, 2021. This Congress will be dedicated to the Centennial anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and the Middle and Far Eastern countries to be celebrated in 2020 and 2021. The main topic related

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: International Conference “Dream and Reality in Tang Poetry”

Trier, Germany 10-11 Oct 2020 Deadline: 15th Jul 2020 The dream is one of the most specific and culturally important phenomena of the human psyche. It has been a concern to humans across numerous cultures for thousands of years. Initially, interpreting the meaning of dreams was considered to be the most important perspective. Today, many believe that research into dream formation and function is more relevant, specifically for medical research. But still none of the related questions can be answered with certainty. In addition to natural sciences, the cultural sciences are working on an approach to this topic.

Call for Papers: International Workshop “The Other in Chinese History and Thought: Territory, Race, Culture, Philosophy, Religion”

by Shubhangi Mehrotra Ghent University, Belgium 8-9th Feb 2021 Deadline: 15th May 2020 Conveners: Prof. Bart Dessein (Ghent University), Prof. Leigh K. Jenco (London School of Economics), Dr. Julia C. Schneider (University College Cork), Dr. Ady Van Den Stock (Ghent University) The figure of the “other” (or “Other”) looms large in contemporary philosophy as well as across a broad range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. In very general terms, poststructuralist and

Call for Papers: 11th International Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL-11)

Olomouc, Czech Republic 25-27th Sep 2020 Deadline: 20th Mar 2020 The 11th International Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL) will be held in Olomouc, Czech Republic. It is jointly organized by the EACL executive committee, the Department of Asian Studies (https://kas.upol.cz/en/), the Sinofon project (http://sinofon.cz/), the Department of English and American Studies, and the Department of General Linguistics, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic. Invited speakers: Huba Bartos (Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

International Workshop “Dynamics of knowledge transmission and linguistic transformation in Chinese textual cultures”

Verona, Italy 17-18th Sep 2020 Deadline: 31st Mar 2020 Organised by Barbara Bisetto (University of Verona, Italy) and Rainier Lanselle (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes and CRCAO, Paris) Location: University of Verona, Verona (Italy). The circulation and the dissemination of knowledge rely in essential ways on forms of linguistics transformation, alteration and manipulation. Historically, practices of linguistic transformation and manipulation, from the writing of glosses and paraphrases to the elaboration of full-fledged commentaries and rewritings, have served as important vehicles for the

Call for Papers: “Uses and Representations of the Environment in the Chinese World” AFEC International Colloquium

Paris, France 12–13th Jun 2020 Deadline: 21st Feb 2020 From the insect outbreaks documented in the Spring and Autumn Annals (722–481 BCE) to the recent earthquakes in Sichuan, the Chinese world has been regularly affected by the changing conditions of the environment. As the Himalayan peaks continue to rise, the Yellow River to change course, and the country’s regions to become more transformed by human activity, it seems appropriate for the French Association of Chinese Studies (AFEC) to devote a colloquium to environmental issues and their practices, proven or potential, in the Chinese world.

Call for Papers: Conference “East Asian Comics”

Université de Paris Campus Paris Diderot 19-21st Nov 2020 Deadline: 1st Apr 2020 In the context of the 2020 Comics Year launched by the French Ministry of Culture1, this conference focuses on a whole side of global comics through a regional approach : comics art in Eastern Asia. The aim is to look beyond American comics and bandes dessinées (Franco-Belgian comics), and to expand the already numerous discourses on Japanese manga to other nearby comics traditions, in Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong. The main focal point of this conference stresses a geographical space, characterized by a certain cultural and linguistic cohesion — “comics” is indeed called by similar terms in Japanese manga, Chinese manhua and Korean manhwa. This cohesion, showed in

Call for Papers: International Symposium “On the Boundaries of Here and Now”

Ca’ Foscari University Venice, Italy 1–2nd Oct 2020 Deadline: 30th Apr 2020 Today, more than ever before, interconnections, flows, interdependencies, crises and/or re-articulations of models and identity challenge the firmness of boundaries and the idea of homogeneity of presupposed, imagined identity communities that are predicated on these boundaries. In this instance, the academia across various disciplines has been facing the challenge of turning from post-colonial approaches towards a global and transcultural vision of the world. Organisers: PhD students of the Department of Asian and North African Studies, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (34th Cycle – 2018)

Summer School “Law and Governance in Contemporary China”

Amsterdam, Netherlands 18th Jul-1st Aug 2020 Deadline: 1st May 2020 How would a sound ‘China Strategy’ look? Should we do business with China, or reflect instead upon its historical relationship with human rights? Is the priority of China’s President Xi Jinping to strengthen his power and position within the government, or to create and administer law? Is China’s judiciary system ineffectual , or does it sufficiently protect individual rights? Questions such as these have become increasingly concerning to major decision-makers and opinion leaders across Europe and beyond. The answers to these questions often fall short. The predominance of stereotypes and misunderstandings are all too common,

Sixth Biannual Ph.D. Student and Young Scholar Workshop “Text and Image in the Ancient World”

8–12th Jun 2020 Beijing, PRC Deadline: 15th Mar 2020 The International Center for the Study of Ancient Text Cultures (ICSATC), hosted at Renmin University of China, holds its sixth Ph.D. Student and Young Scholar workshop on June 8-12, 2020. Four renowned scholars from the fields of Ancient Chinese, Japanese, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian Civilization will present lectures and seminars on specific topics. There also will be student research activities to complement the lectures and seminars. The principal language of instruction and interaction will be English. Meeting Place: Renmin University of China, Beijing

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.

Upcoming Conference “Radical Nationalism and Fascism in East Asia: New Approaches in Research”

Masaryk University, Czech Republic 25-26th Apr 2020 Extended Deadline: 14th Feb 2020 Despite intense scholarly interest in the history of radical nationalism and fascism, the connections between fascist/radical nationalist ideas and particular East Asian nationalist thinkers is an important theme that appears to have been mostly ignored by ‘Western scholars’. The European study of fascism and the study of major strands of East Asian nationalisms and fascisms do not seem to be connected and two well-established academic disciplines – studies of nationalism and fascism studies in East Asia – often seem ignorant of each other. The electoral successes of radical

International Conference “A Review of Changes. 70 years of the People’s Republic of China in an Interdisciplinary Perspective”,

Toruń, Poland Mar 12–13th 2020 October 1, 2019, marks exactly 70 years since the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. This year also includes many anniversaries of events that have shaped modern China in a significant degree in terms of politics, society and culture. It is an opportunity to summarize, look at the current heritage of post-war China, both successes and failures, as well as the challenges that the country is facing. Over the past seven decades, dynamic changes have covered a whole range of aspects shaped by the PRC

Upcoming Conference: Reassessing Chinese Independent Cinema: Past, Present… and Future?

Newcastle University, UK 5-6th Jun 2020 If Wu Wenguang’s Bumming in Beijing (流浪北京, 1990) is considered to mark the birth of independent cinema in the People’s Republic of China (hereafter China) that cinema will be celebrating its 30th birthday in 2020. But if independence is defined as meaning production without government permission, China’s first film law in 2017 was understood by many as making that practice illegal. The intervening decades saw the emergence of a broader film culture supporting this filmmaking, from film festivals to film criticism, but also this culture’s metamorphosis under pressure from both state and market. Can we still speak of independent cinema in the PRC, and if so, what does it mean to do so?

CALL FOR PAPERS “Identity Politics in East Asian Popular Culture”

Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan Deadline: January 6th 2020 20-21st Jul 2020 East Asian Journal of Popular Culture (EAJPC) The Journal for the East Asian Popular Culture Association The East Asian Popular Culture Association (EAPCA) is planning its second international conference to mark the 10th anniversary of the International Center of Taiwan Studies (ITSC), College of Liberal Arts, National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU). The conference is organised in collaboration with the Kyushu University Taiwan Studies Program, and will be held at Kyushu University’s Nishijin Plaza, Fukuoka, Japan, on July 20th -21st 2020. We are seeking up to 75 paper presenters.

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

International Workshop: Elites, Knowledge, and Power in Modern China – The formation and transformation of elites in modern China

Aix-Marseille University, France 7-9th Oct 2019 In the century that followed China’s forced entry into the world order shaped by the advancing Western empires (1832-1949), the nature of elite groups in China experienced a tremendous and radical transformation. The ruling group that had dominated the country for a millennium — a narrow elite of Confucian-trained civil and military scholar-officials selected through a double process of education in the Chinese classics and the highly competitive

The 23rd Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS)

Leipzig, Germany 25-29th Aug 2020 Deadline: 6th Jan 2020 The 23rd Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS) will be held at Leipzig University (Germany) from 25 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Local organisation is provided by the Institute of East Asian Studies, Leipzig University. The EACS biennial conference is the biggest Chinese Studies meeting in Europe, typically featuring between 400 and 500 paper presentations. Leipzig University is Germany’s second-oldest university, having been founded in 1409. Germany’s first chair in East Asian Languages was established here in 1878; the Institute of East Asian Studies opened its doors in 1914. The city of Leipzig has

Call for Applications: Autumn School Asia and Europe. Discourse, Circulation and Representation

30th Sep-4th Oct 2019 Zurich University, Switzerland Organized by the Doctoral Program Asia & Europe The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program Asia & Europe at Zurich University invites all interested doctoral students and early postdocs to a one-week intensive seminar program “Asia & Europe”. The program offers a stimulating and interactive learning experience, establishing an optimal framework for a discipline-specific yet interdisciplinary cross-cultural research dialogue. The intensive seminar program is funded by swissuniversities (www.swissuniversities.ch) and is designed to especially promote national and international scholarly exchange.

The Second International Conference of the Spanish Association for East Asian Studies “East Asian Studies during the Era of Connectivity”

Madrid, Spain 27-29th May 2020 Deadline: 29th Nov 2019 We are glad to announce the 2nd International Conference of the Spanish Association for East Asian Studies to be held at the Autonomous University of Madrid during 27th to 29th May 2020. This conference will be organized under the broader theme of “East Asian Studies in the Era of Connectivity,” to take critical account of the increasing number of initiatives that are being promoted both within East Asia as well as Europe to strengthen political, economic, educational and cultural links across the Eurasian continent.

Workshop ‘Cultural and Intellectual Histories of Japanese-occupied China’

16th Sep 2019 London, UK This one-day workshop will bring together scholars from the Europe, Asia and North America to discuss cultural production and intellectual debates in Japanese-occupied China. Papers will cover topics as diverse as painting, photography, poetry, print media, music and ideologies. A draft programme and a poster for the event are attached.

International Conference on “Methodology of researching and teaching Chinese law”

Saint Petersburg, Russia 18th Oct 2019 Saint Petersburg State University in collaboration with the Polish Research Center for Chinese Law and Economy, the Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture and Sino-Russian Legal Research Center of Jilin University is PLEASED TO INVITE YOU to the: International Conference on “Methodology of researching and teaching Chinese law” to be held on 18th October 2019 at St. Petersburg, Russia. Our objective is to bring together researchers from all over the world and academics teaching Chinese law to non-Chinese

Upcoming Conference, Call for Panels and Paper Proposals: “Challenges to Asian Medicines”

Deadline: 30th Sep 2019 The next International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines (ICTAM X) will be held on 1-5 May 2020 in Taiwan at Academia Sinica, Taipei, in alliance with ASHM 10th (the Asian Society for the History of Medicine). The theme will be “Challenges to Asian Medicines.” Further information is available at the conference website: http://www.ictam-ashm.com Panel and Paper proposals may be submitted by one or more persons, and should take the form of an abstract of 300 words outlining the topic of the panel or the paper. We encourage papers

Call for Papers: GEAS Graduate Conference 2019 “Sovereignty and Institutions in East Asia”

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Deadline: 22nd Nov 2019 The PhD students of the Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS) at Freie Universität Berlin invite young scholars to present their research at the 2019 Graduate Conference on the topic “Sovereignty and Institutions in East Asia”. The conference aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum to investigate how the concept of sovereignty has been developed and institutionalized in the modern and contemporary sociopolitical landscape of the region. More specifically, it wishes to explore the universality and particularity of the conceptual

Travel subventions to students and young scholars from European Institutions for the conference « New Perspectives in Chinese History » sponsored by Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

16–18th Oct 2019 Paris, France Deadline: 26th Aug 2019 L’Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO, French School of Asian Studies) and EFEO Peking Center, the Max Weber Stiftung (MWS, Max Weber Foundation) and its Branch Office in Peking, the Ecole des hautes études en Sciences sociales, Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et

Call for Papers: International Workshop on China and the West: Reconsidering Chinese Reverse Glass Painting

Romont, Switzerland 14–16th Feb 2020 Deadline: 15th Sep 2019 The Vitrocentre and Vitromusée Romont are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for an international conference on Chinese reverse glass painting and related research fields including other media to be held at the museum in Romont, Switzerland on February 14–16, 2020. The workshop is jointly organized by the Vitrocentre and Vitromusée Romont and the Section of East Asian Art History (KGOA) at the University of Zurich. It will be held in conjunction with an important exhibition of Chinese reverse glass

Call for Papers: International Conference – (Non) reproductive freedom. Experiences, theories, movements

Venice, Italy 5-6th Dec 2019 Extended Deadline: 20th Jun 2019 Within the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign promoted by the UN, the journal DEP. Deportate, esuli, profughe/DEP. Deportees, exiles, refugees is organising an international conference on the theme of women’s rights to reproductive freedom. Control of women’s fertility has ancient origins, but it was only from the beginning of the 20th century, especially in Europe and the United States, that movements advocating birth control were born, the first birth control clinics

Call for Papers: The Third Conference of the European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology (EAAA)

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia 16–20th Sep 2020 Deadline: 15th Aug 2019 The Board of the EAAA is pleased to announce the call for papers for the 3rd EAAA conference to be held at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, between 16th and 20th September 2020. The conference is jointly organized by the European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology (EAAA), the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Ljubljana and the Science and Research Centre Koper, Slovenia. The University of Ljubljana is the oldest and largest scientific and research institution in Slovenia; it is also the only institution in the country where the

International Workshop: Kneeling Women, Blinded Slaves International Workshop

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany 12-13th Jul 2019 Semantic analysis based on character interpretation once formed an indispensable part of traditional Chinese lexicography and has led to many fanciful claims and speculations. Thus, the character for the word nü, “woman”, , has been argued to depict a kneeling woman, a posture that reflects women’s generally inferior position in pre-modern Chinese society. Or Guo Moruo (1892–1978) once came to the conclusion that the term min , “people”, must originally have designated slaves who had been punished by having had one of their eyes gouged out.

Call for Papers: International conference “(Non) reproductive freedom. Experiences, theories, movements”

Venice, Italy 5-6th Dec 2019 Deadline: 20th Jun 2019 Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies - Department of Economics Ca’ Foscari University of Venice Within the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign promoted by the UN, the journal DEP. Deportate, esuli, profughe/DEP. Deportees, exiles, refugees is organising an international conference on the theme of women’s rights to reproductive freedom.

Ph.D. Summer School in Translation, Intercultural and East Asian Studies

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) 17-21st Jun 2019 The Ph.D. Summer School is organized by the Department of Translation, Interpreting and East Asian Studies, and it will be held at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting (UAB) during the week of June 17th to 21st, 2019. Chris Berry, King's College London Chinese Cinema beyond National Cinema. Griseldis Kirsch, SOAS University of London Japanese Media and Television Drama This week-long summer school aims at promoting quality research by encouraging the exchange of ideas

Sinophone Literature across the Strait (China and Taiwan from the 19th Century to the Contemporary Ages)

Rome, Italy 7-8th Nov 2019 Deadline: 15th Jul 2019 Organised by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literature and Culture of Roma Tre University. The Workshop addresses PhD students and postdocs. The workshop addresses PhD students and postdoc research fellows exploring the field of modern and contemporary Sinophone Literature, and intends to promote a positive exchange among scholars. Each participant will introduce his/her research project, which will be followed by a group discussion. By contributing to the global debate on Sinophone Studies, the workshop aims

Call for Papers: Workshop “Exploring Sinophone Polyphony – Voices of Modern Literature in Taiwan”

Trier, Germany 20-21st Sep 2019 Deadline: 30th Jun 2019 A conflux of several cultures –Chinese (both as national culture and very diverse local cultures), Austronesian indigenous, Japanese, and Western –modern Taiwan is a very fascinating setting for a literary community. Taiwanese authors explore this lifeworld from a multitude of perspectives in their works, nativist, diaspora, indigenous, modernist, LGBT literature, science fiction/fantasy, poetry or blogs to name a few. The cultural pluralism of Taiwan becomes increasingly visible in literature with works published

Workshop “Tracing Language Evolution in Ancient Chinese Texts”

Oxford, UK 8–10th Jul 2019 Oxford University China Centre, Merton College and The Queen’s College are accepting applications for the Ancient Chinese Workshop with Professor George Starostin “Tracing Language Evolution in Ancient Chinese Texts”, which will be held on 8–10 July 2019. It is generally recognized that “Old Chinese” is essentially a blanket term, covering a large variety of closely related but non-identical idioms that were spoken and written in various regions of Ancient China for at least a thousand years. However, despite extensive scientific literature on the subject, clear and precise methodology

Upcoming Conference: “Chinese Language: Topical Issues of the Chinese linguistics and Translation Studies, Pedagogy of Teaching Chinese”

18th Apr 2019 Moscow, Russia We invite you to participate in the First International Scientific and Practical Conference "Chinese Language: Topical Issues of the Chinese linguistics and Translation Studies, Pedagogy of Teaching Chinese", which will be held on April 18, 2019 at MGIMO University. The purpose of the conference: sharing of the results of scientific work, teaching and research experience; strengthening international cooperation in the field of science and education, the expansion of

Call for Applications: Summer School “Uncovering Pathways of Change along the Belt and Road”

Venice, San Servolo Island, Italia 1-7th Sep 2019 Deadline: 30th Apr 2019 Marco Polo (MaP) - Centre for Global Europe-Asia Connections. Our purpose is training young scholars and practitioners for a critical and ethically grounded study of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The School draws from the concept of cosmopolitanism and its vision of a global community of fate, committed to overcoming anthropogenic threats to the survival and thriving of natural ecosystems and human civilization. Trainees will uncover potentials and shortcomings of the BRI in fostering change towards this goal, by exploring

Call for Papers – Upcoming Conference: ”Perceptions of China’s Transformation in the Past Four Decades”

Department of Sinology Faculty of Oriental Studies Warsaw University Warsaw, Poland 10th Jul 2019 Deadline:8th May 2019 The Department of Sinology at the University of Warsaw would like to kindly invite scholars of all related fields to participation and submitting paper proposals for a conference scheduled for July 10, 2019. The main theme of the conference is ”Perceptions of China’s Transformation in the Past Four Decades”. Our Chinese guests will represent Hong Kong University of Technology and Xiamen University. The list of Chinese participants includes:

(10th Annual Meeting of Academy for International Communication of Chinese Culture) China and the World: The Reach and Influence of Contemporary Chinese Culture

Beijing Normal University, P.R.China 30th Nov 2019 Deadline: 30th Jun 2019 The 10th Annual Meeting of Academy for International Communication of Chinese Culture will be held on Friday, November 29, 2019, at Beijing Normal University. We now would like to invite you to our forum, and would greatly appreciate your contribution to the international communication of Chinese culture. (for Chinese version see below)

Call for Papers: Locality and Geographical Knowledge in Imperial China

Workshop at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Department III, Berlin, Germany Berlin, Germany 14-15th May 2020 Deadline: 15th May 2019 Conveners: Shih-Pei Chen, Masato Hasegawa, and Alexis Lycas For over two millennia of Chinese imperial history, geography played an integral role not only in local and state administration, but also in literary and visual representations. As officials and literati collected and organized geographical data and knowledge, such efforts at local levels demonstrated both proximity to and distance from the centers of imperial authority. Why and how did officials and literati represent localities? How did they structure spatial information? Where do we find the

2nd Call for papers: ‘Contrasts in Chinese Music’ 22nd CHIME meeting

Beijing, P.R. China 19-22nd Sept 2019 Deadline: 31st Mar 2019 European Foundation for Chinese Music Research CHIME Chinese Music Research Institute, Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing We would like to remind you of the upcoming CHIME meeting in September in Beijing, our first gathering in the People’s Republic since the very memorable CHIME meeting held in Yulin (Shaanxi) in 2006! We are very proud that our host, this time, will be the Central Conservatory off Music in Beijing. The dates are 19 to 22 September 2019. As usual, you can expect a lively event, packed with live concerts, panels, films, paper sessions, workshops and more. The evident nearness and availability

Summer School on Modern Asian Literatures and Cultures at the Palacký University Olomouc

Olomouc, Czech Republic 8-12th Jul 2019 Deadline: 26th May 2019 Organized by the Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic and the European Association for Chinese Studies This summer school is dedicated to the modern Asian cultural record. For the purpose of this summer school, we include literature, film, music and art, focussing primarily on China, but also covering topics related to Indonesia, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. Leading experts from around the world will offer theoretical and comparative courses resonating with the school’s central theme: the tension between the local tradition and modernity.

Call for Applications: 2019 International Summer Program of Lecture Series, Conference, Forum, and Fieldwork on Buddhism & East Asian Cultures

2-10th Aug 2019 Xi’an 西安, China Deadline: 30th Apr 2019 The Association for the Promotion of Xuanzang-associated Culture 玄奘文化促進會in Xi’an 西安, Shaanxi province, the From the Ground Up project based at the University of British Columbia (www.frogbear.org), Guiyuan Monastery 歸元寺 in Xi’an, Shaanxi, and the Jintai Academy 金臺書院, Shaanxi, cordially invite applications for a 9-day (August 2-10, 2019) program of lecture series, conference/forum, and fieldwork on Buddhism and East Asian Cultures at the Jintai Academy in Zhen’an, Shaanxi, China.

Upcoming Fifth Biannual Ph.D. Student and Young Scholar Workshop: “Authorship and Authority in the Ancient World”

Renmin University of China, Beijing, PRC 17–21st Jun 2019 Deadline: 15th Mar 2019 The International Center for the Study of Ancient Text Cultures (ICSATC), hosted at Renmin University of China, holds its fifth Ph.D. Student and Young Scholar workshop on June 17-21, 2019. Four renowned scholars from the fields of Ancient Chinese, Greek, and Biblical Literature will present lectures and seminars on specific topics. There also will be student research activities to complement the lectures and seminars. The principal language of instruction and interaction will be English. Meeting Place: Renmin University of China, Beijing

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.

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

Call for Papers – International conference: Researching and Communicating Taiwan’s Cultural Diplomacy

Vienna, Austria 25–26th Oct 2019 Deadline: 11th Jan 2019 A Decade of Intercultural Discovery - Marking the tenth anniversary of the Vienna Center for Taiwan Studies Taiwan Studies Centers are among those institutions attempting to both analyze Taiwan and make the country better known internationally and academically. The Centers are the result of years, even decades, of Taiwan-related academic work. However, the majority of Taiwan Studies programs have not reached their first decade. Thus the tenth anniversary of the founding of the Vienna Center for Taiwan Studies is a milestone worth celebrating.

論文徵集 Call for Paper Proposals: 中國文化研究青年學者論壇 Young Scholars’ Forum in Chinese Studies 2019

Hong Kong, PRC 23–25th May 2019 Deadline: 4th Jan 2019 Co-organized by Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies and Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 主題:百年流變:再思「五四」遺產 Theme: A Century of Change: Revisiting the Legacy of May Fourth BACKGROUND The Sixth Young Scholars' Forum in Chinese Studies is now open for abstract submissions from Ph.D. candidates (i.e. after completion of qualifying examination) and Ph.D. graduates with less than five years of work experience.

The 4th meeting of the Mongol Empire Spring Series “The Mongols and Religion”

Vienna, Austria 16–17th May 2019 “The Catholic inquisitors of Europe who defended nonsense by cruelty, might have been confounded by the example of a barbarian, who anticipated the lessons of philosophy and established by his laws a system of pure theism and perfect toleration… a singular conformity may be found between the religious laws of Zingis khan and of Mr. Locke” (Gibbon 1914, 4, fn. 8.) The 4th meeting of the Mongol Empire Spring Series will be held in Vienna on May 16-17, 2019. It is jointly organized by the Institute for Austrian Historical Research (University of Vienna) and the

Call for Papers: The 16th Biennial Conference of the Chinese Studies Association of Australia

Melbourne, Australia 1–3rd Jul 2019 Deadline: 28th Feb 2019 The Chinese Studies Association of Australia cordially invites proposals in any area of Chinese Studies for individual or joint papers or for panels. Contributions addressing the conference theme, “Engaging Chinese Scholarship: New Directions, New Challenges”, are especially welcome. We look forward to putting together a wide-ranging,

11th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cultural Interaction in East Asia SCIEA

Erlangen, Germany 10–13th May 2019 Deadline: 21st Dec 2018 In the past decades, the history of science has experienced a number of paradigmatic changes, ranging from the postcolonial and poststructural turn to the cultural and social turn. These changes considerably shifted our understanding of the social, political and cultural function of knowledge in a rapidly globalizing world, a globalization that had already started in the 19th century. Owing to the long-held

Call for Papers: The 3rd East Asian Translation Studies Conference (EATS3)

Venice, Italy 28–29th Jun 2019 Deadline: 30th Sep 2018 Conference Theme: “From the Local to the Global and Back. Translation as a Construction of Plural and Dialogic Identities of East Asia” This Conference on East Asian Translation Studies (EATS) aims to provide a platform for translators and researchers working in the East Asian context (China, Korea and Japan in particular) to exchange ideas on issues related to translation. The first East Asian Translation Studies Conference was held at the University of East Anglia, UK, on 19-20 June 2014, which was successfully concluded with fruitful discussions

Call for Proposals: The Oxford International History of East Asia Seminar

Deadline: 22nd Jul 2018 Autumn (Michaelmas Term) 2018 session The convenors, Mark Baker, Helena F. S. Lopes, Chinami Oka, Frances O’Morchoe, and Woody Wu invite proposals for the autumn (Michaelmas Term) 2018 session of the Oxford International History of East Asia Research Seminar. We invite fellow PhD students and early career researchers to submit proposals for seminar presentations on any aspect of the international and transnational history of East and Southeast Asia, particularly papers on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. We look forward to

Call For Papers: International Conference: 40th Anniversary of China’s Reform and Opening-up: Institutional Change and Reconfigurations of China’s Political Economy

10–12th Oct 2018 Duisburg, Germany Organized by IN-EAST Institute of East Asian Studies. Organization Committee: Yuan Li, Nele Noesselt, Markus Taube IN-EAST, University of Duisburg-Essen The year 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the Third Plenum’s decisions on opening-up and reform (1978). The experimental integration of market elements

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.

Conference: “Between Appropriation and Refutation – On the Significance and Reception of Max Weber in China”

Beijing, PRC 20–21st Mar 2018 Organizers: Max Weber Foundation / China Branch Office and the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at Peking University Max Weber himself has dealt with China in his study on “Confucianism and Taoism” (1915/1920). However, more important for the reception in China is his famous book “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism”, which alone has been translated into Chinese twenty times. This raises the question of what Weber’s reception in the People’s Republic of China (which began in the 1980s)

Call for Papers: International Conference on “Zhu Xi and Zhu Xi Studies” (Zhuzi xue 朱子學)

Trier, Germany 13–15th Jul 2018 Deadline: 4th Apr 2018 In order to commemorate the 888th anniversary of the famous Chinese thinker Zhu Xi, the Institute of Sinology at Trier University (Germany) will host an international conference on Zhu Xi and “Zhu Xi Studies” (Zhuzi xue 朱子學). Selected scholars from Europe accepted for the conference will receive free accommodation in Trier during the conference. If funds are sufficient, a travel subsidiary may also be granted. We are mainly looking for participants affiliated to institutions in non-Asian countries.

Call for Papers to the 3rd CERPE Workshop on “Chinese in Europe: New mobilities and developments”

Barcelona, Spain 22-24th Nov 2018 Deadline: 1st Apr 2018 Organised by Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, East Asian Studies & Research Centre, Spain (https://cerao.uab.cat) in cooperation with Jinan University, School of International Studies/Academy of Overseas Chinese Studies, Guangzhou, China (http://sis-aocs.jnu.edu.cn) and Aarhus University, Dep. of Global Studies, Denmark (http://cas.au.dk/en/about-the-school/departments/global-studies/), and with the collaboration of Fundacio CIDOB & Fundacio Institut Confuci de Barcelona.

Call for papers: Chinese objects and their lives

Paris, France Date: June 15th, 2018 Deadline: 23rd Feb 2018 Organizer: French Association for Chinese Studies - 法國漢學協會 - AFEC Venue: Institut National des langues et civilisations orientales - Inalco, Paris Over the last twenty years, material culture studies have occupied a growing place in the social sciences. These studies are founded on the idea that objects—natural, technical or artistic—can be considered documents for the writing of history, or even as actors in the social sphere, where they are capable of conditioning or transforming human behaviour. Therefore, special attention has been given to the social, economic

Call for Papers – Upcoming Conference: “Dynamic Asia : Shaping the Future”

Riga, Latvia 13–15th Apr, 2018 Deadline: 15th Dec 2017 On behalf of the Baltic Alliance for Asian studies (BAAS), Latvian Society for the Study of Religions and the Centre for Korean Studies of the University of Latvia we are pleased to welcome both junior and senior scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines and professional fields dealing with all regions of Asia and Middle East under the theme: “Dynamic Asia: Shaping the Future”. Dynamic changing Asia confronts us with a number of issues: power rivalry and rising military tensions, territorial disputes, environmental degradation, economic inequality within and between nations, migration, marginalization

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

Call for Proposals: The Oxford International History of East Asia Research Seminar

University of Oxford China Centre Deadline: 3rd Dec 2017 Spring (Hilary) Term 2018 – University of Oxford China Centre The convenors, Nelson K.H. So, Pete Millwood, Helena F.S. Lopes, Frances O’Morchoe, and Sheng Peng invite proposals for the spring (Hilary Term) 2018 session of the Oxford International History of East Asia Research Seminar. We welcome proposals for seminar presentations on any aspect of the international history of East Asia, particularly papers on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. We look forward to proposals for papers on a broad range of international history topics, including not only traditional state-to-state relations, but also the flow of people, goods and ideas between states, the role of international and transnational organisations, and the importance of culture, identity, race and gender in diplomacy, to name just a few. Interdisciplinary approaches with a strong historical focus are also welcome.

Upcoming Conference: Marco Polo Research: Past, Present, Future

Tübingen, Germany 10–11th Oct 2017 Tue, 10.10.2017 8:00 Welcome Address by the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Tübingen, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Leonhardt Introduction, Hans Ulrich Vogel, Ulrich Theobald Past Researches, Current Work, and Future Investigations on the Devisament du monde of Marco Polo, Philippe Ménard 1. Le Divisament dou monde: Transmission and Stylistic Issues of the Text(s) The Textual Transmission of the Divisament dou monde: Old Problems and New Insights, Alvise Andreose On the Way to an Integral Edition of the Book of Marco Polo: A First Attempt to Create a Digital Version, Eugenio Burgio, Mario Eusebi, Samuela Simion Discussion 13:00-14:00 Lunch Break “Déviations”: Le Divisament dou monde and the World Empire of Letters, Sharon

Oxford Ancient Chinese Workshop with Christoph Harbsmeier

Oxford, UK 29th Nov–1st Dec 2017 Deadline: 10th Oct 2017 Oxford University China Centre, Merton College and The Queen’s College are accepting applications for the Ancient Chinese Workshop with Professor Christoph Harbsmeier, which will be held on 29 November – 1 December 2017.

QU LEILEI: THE STARS AND AFTER – A conference at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

24th Nov 2017 Oxford, UK 10.30am–4.45pm, Headley Lecture Theatre This international conference is held in conjunction with the exhibition Qu Leilei: A Chinese Artist in Britain, opening at the Ashmolean Museum in November 2017, showing the artist’s progression from calligraphic collage to an exploration of new ink language blending lively brushwork with western technique. The conference Qu Leilei: The Stars and After will discuss different aspects of Qu Leilei’s (b. 1951) painting and explore his story alongside those of fellow avant-garde ‘Stars Group’ members within the wider context of Chinese art history highlighting the impact of living in the West on individual artistic development. The conference will be chaired by Lena Fritsch and Yan Liu (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford).The conference will conclude with an in conversation event with Qu Leilei.

XXVIII. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Vereinigung für Chinastudien (DVCS) Erinnern und Erinnerung, Gedächtnis und Gedenken: Über den Umgang mit Vergangenem in der chinesischen Kultur

27–29th Oct 2017 Vienna, Austria Teile der Vergangenheit im kollektiven Bewusstsein zu halten und gezielt zu vergegenwärtigen, prägt unmittelbar auch die subjektive Wahrnehmung des Individuums. Zu einer Kultur des Erinnerns und Gedenkens gehören gesellschaftliche Auseinandersetzungen,

10th Annual Nordic NIAS Council Conference Environmental Asia

Oslo, Norway 23–24th Nov 2017 IKOS - Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Global environmental degradation and climate change are possibly the greatest challenges of our times. They have roots in humanity’s long history of creatively making use of natural resources to generate change, often with unforeseen and unpredictable consequences. As the gravity of the world economy shifts east, Asia finds itself at the center of the global environmental crisis. It is home not just to 60 percent of the world’s population,

Call for Papers: 5th INTERNATIONAL STCS CONFERENCE FROM HEGEL TO MAO AND BEYOND – The Long March of Sinicizing Marxism

Ljubljana, Slovenia Apr 20–22nd 2018 organized by the Department of Asian Studies at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana Venue: Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana The main goal of the STCS (Specific Topics in Chinese Studies) conferences (organized by the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Ljubljana) is to use knowledge and flow of information through various disciplines to encourage and advance the study of specific topics related to China. We also hope to create and maintain a multidisciplinary platform for a fruitful exchange of ideas on different types, images, and categories of Chinese cultures.

New research on the History of Chinese Gardens and Landscapes

Sheffield, UK 26–27th Oct 2017 Date & time: 26 & 27 October 2017 Venue: The University of Sheffield, Landscape Department (Arts Tower) Booking required. This two-day conference held in the Department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield will explore new research in the history of Chinese gardens and landscapes. Organised by Dr Jan Woudstra in conjunction with the Gardens Trust, the event will look at new discoveries in the field from both professionals and post-graduate students from around the world. Dr Alison Hardie will introduce the conference and outline the importance that Maggie Keswick’s 1978 book The Chinese Garden, History Art and Architecture has played in the subject. It is a unique opportunity to hear speakers

TOChina Summer School 2017

Torino, Italy 26th Jun – 7th Jul 2017 Deadline: 26th May 2017 Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai) is an independent, not-for-profit research centre which conducts research on the international relations of East Asia, Chinese foreign/domestic policy, and changing world politics.Each year, T.wai organizes the TOChina Summer School in partnership with the Department of Culture, Politics, and Society of the University of Torino. The summer school has been successfully held since 2007 with the support of Fondazione CRT, helping outstanding students, young scholars, and engaged professionals reflect on the complexity of China's development from a plurality of

Understanding Global China / summer school July 2017

Rome, Italy 24–28th Jul 2017 Deadline: 31st May 2017 Organization and collaborations: Research Center on Contemporary China (www.cscc.it), in collaboration with University of Rome Tor Vergata, with the patronage of Ca' Foscari University of Venice and of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sponsor: ZTE, Foundation Fruttadoro Orogel, Jilitour, Città della Scienza, Location: Villa Mondragone, Frascati, Rome (http://www.villamondragone.it/),

PhD Summer School: Translation, Intercultural and East Asian Studies

Barcelona, Spain 26–30th Jun 2017 Deadline: 31st May 2017 The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is delighted to announce a new edition of the PhD Summer School: Translation, Intercultural and East Asian Studies. The PhD Summer School is organized by the Department of Translation, Interpreting and East Asian Studies, and it will be held at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting (UAB) during the week of 26th June to 30th June 2017. This week-long summer school aims at promoting quality research by encouraging the exchange of ideas and experiences amongst young researchers and providing a forum within which students and lecturers can share interests and experiences. The PhD Summer School offers seminars, workshops and tutorials with internationally renowned scholars. It is open to postgraduate students from all over the world seeking to further their studies at MA, PhD or postdoctoral level.