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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 ⤻

Summer School on Modern Asian Literatures and Cultures

Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Deadline: 26th May 2019

The 2019 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 the school also covers 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.

Local tradition includes religion, philosophy, local custom and folklore. Modernity is the complex of capitalism, communism, consumerism, free market economy, and globalisation, jointly shaping the South and East Asian cultures. In particular, the school focuses on the latest developments in Asian fantasy literature, including internet literature, modern historiographic fiction, and science fiction.

The notion of literature here includes the full written cultural record, including its visualisations (film, theatre, comics, etc.) in the modern Asian cultures using both primary texts and translations.… Read more ⤻

Workshop on West Lake History and Landscape Culture

Hybrid | Granada University, Spain
25-26nd Jan 2024

We are launching a workshop on West Lake history and landscape culture on January 25-26, 2024 (10:00-6:00 pm, CET) at Granada University. The event will go hybrid. If you are interested, you can find the schedule and register link here:)

We also have a small travel fund for graduate students that now calls for applications, details can be found at For further information, please contact: For further information on the workshop, please contact Antonio José Mezcua López (Granada University),; Xiaolin Duan (NC State) Thank you.

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Call for Papers: Unfolding the Coromandel Screen: Visual Mobility, Inscribed Objecthood, and Global Lives

Hybrid | City University of Hong Kong
22-25th Nov 2024
Deadline: 20th Jan 2024

Coromandel Lacquer Screen (detail)

With the generous support of the Bei Shan Tang Foundation, the Department of Chinese and History at City University of Hong Kong will host a two-part academic event titled “Unfolding the Coromandel Screen” in celebration of the department’s tenth anniversary. This four-day event will bring together an international group of art historians, museum curators, conservators, collectors, and global historians to delve into various facets of the Coromandel screen and its intricate histories of interrelations with paintings, prints, decorative arts, palatial and interior designs, global maritime trade, and the fashion industry. The conference, organized by Wang Lianming (City University of Hong Kong) in collaboration with Mei Mei Rado (Bard Graduate Center, New York), will take place on-site at City University of Hong Kong and via Zoom on November 22-23. The keynote speech will be delivered by Jan Stuart, the Melvin R.… Read more ⤻

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 ⤻

Barbarian Pipes and Strings Reconsidered—Negotiating Authenticity in the Musics of China: Transcultural Perspectives

25th International CHIME Conference, Heidelberg Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies (CATS)
1-4th Oct 2023

Exactly 25 years after the last International Chime Conference in Heidelberg that focused on “Barbarian Pipes and Strings,” we return to the city by the Neckar and the Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies (CATS) that now houses the CHIME Collection to reconsider musical practices in China from a transcultural perspective.

From Confucian debates about the “musics from Zheng and Wei” to more contemporary disputes on “lascivious musics” and “spiritual pollution”—Sunny Side Kong Yiji 阳光开朗孔乙己 just being one of the more recent examples—from controversies over ownership and copyright in old and new folksong or regional opera; to complaints about exoticism on the one hand and self-orientalism on the other—the question of how dangerous, strange or (in)authentic sounds and musics are and who “owns” them, has been important to music-making in China—even while melodies, instruments and sounds from afar have, for the longest of times, been considered some of its most “typical” elements.… Read more ⤻

International Conference: Beyond Comparison

Online | Hybrid
Munich, Germany
14 – 16th Jun 2023

This international conference is set to take place at the venue of the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation. It is organised by the International Doctorate Programme “Philology. Practices of premodern cultures, global perspectives, and future concepts”. The conference topic is “Beyond Comparison. Towards a Connected Philology”. Accordingly, it focuses on textual, human, cross-cultural, linguistic, as well as historic connections, to help transcend national conceptions of philology.

Online participation is possible by request to To find out more, please visit

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Prague Summer School of Chinese Poetry „Wang Wei across Time and Space“

Prague 1, Czech Republic
4 – 8th Sep 2023
Deadline: 15th. Jun 2023

Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation International Sinological Center in Prague invites applications for participation at

Prague Summer School of Chinese Poetry „Wang Wei across Time and Space“

Date: September 4 – 8, 2023 Venue: Faculty of Arts, Prague 1, Czech Republic

Tentative programme:

Day 1: Wang Wei – a court poet and a recluse of the Golden Age of Chinese poetry
Day 2: Reception of Wang Wei in later periods and issues of shaping an ideal Tang poet
Day 3: Wang Wei in Wangchuan – poetry and painting from different perspectives
Day 4: Wang Wei in 20th century China
Day 5: Appropriation of Wang Wei by Western poets

The summer school is open to all interested students and young scholars, upon sending the filled-in application form (available at to The tuition is free for all participants. Participants from Central and Eastern European institutions are eligible for a limited number of CCK-F travel and accommodation grants; to apply, specify the estimated ticket price and attach a short CV in your application.… 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 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:

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 ⤻

Summer School: The Rise of China in a Turbulent World – Alternative Perspectives

24-29th Jul 2023
Reggio Emilia, Italy
Deadline: 31st May 2023

Great power competition or multipolar world? China will play a crucial role in both scenarios. It is therefore essential to decipher Beijing’s strategies and interactions with Western countries and the Global South. Engage with our leading scholars to acquire key interdisciplinary tools and new knowledge to keep up with this epochal change. Join our unique summer school.

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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

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 ⤻

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: The Lone Guardian. Politics, Culture, and Society in China under the Yongzheng Emperor

University of Naples “L’Orientale”, Italy
6-7th Jul 2023

Deadline: 31st Dec 2022

Organizers: Dr. habil. Phillip Grimberg (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg), Dr. Federico Brusadelli (University of Naples “L’Orientale”)
The Yongzheng Emperor 雍正 (1678-1735) and his reign (1723-1735), overshadowed by the towering personalities of his father, Emperor Kangxi (1662-1722), and his son, Emperor Qianlong (1736-1796), remains an obscure figure in Chinese history with a rather bleak reputation. He ascended the throne after his father’s death under suspicious circumstances that haunted him for the rest of his life and would shape his image to this day. Nevertheless, the emperor was a shrewd statesman and an
efficient administrator who fought rampant corruption within the government and court society, as well as a gifted artist and patron of the arts who laid the foundation for his son’s splendour. The goal of this workshop, which coincides with the 300th anniversary of Yongzheng’s accession to the throne, is to examine the multi-faceted personality of this often overlooked Chinese emperor in all its facets and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.… 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 ⤻

International Online Conference “Analyzing the Sinophone Narrative on the Russian Invasion in Ukraine”

Online | Zoom
14th Oct 2022

The Ukrainian Associations of Sinologists, jointly with A. Krysmkyi Institute of Oriental Studies of the National Academy of Science of Ukrainian and Helvetica Publishing Group, is pleased to invite you to an international online conference “Analyzing the Sinophone Narrative on the Russian Invasion in Ukraine” that will take place on 14 October 2022 at 3-7 pm Kyiv time (GMT+3) on Zoom. The programme of the event and the sign up form are accessible at . Looking forward to welcoming you at the event!… 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
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 ⤻

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

Second Call for Papers: The 34th Deutsche Orientalistentag DOT – 100th Anniversary

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
12–17th Sep 2022
Extended Deadline: 31st Dec 2021

The 34th Deutscher Orientalistentag (DOT) is organized by the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft and will take place at the Freie Universität Berlin from 12th to 17th September 2022.

The submission deadline for abstracts is 31.12.2021 and 01.10.2021 for panel proposals. We welcome early abstract submissions.

“The DOT was first organized by the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG) in Leipzig in 1921. The DMG is the oldest association of German Orientalists. Its members dwell mostly on languages and cultures of the Middle East, parts of Asia, Oceanica and Africa. The DOT has since been established as the largest and most important event of German cultural studies on Africa and Asia. The 34th DOT at the Freie Universität Berlin marks its 100th anniversary. Participation is open to all scholars, students and members of the public worldwide and does not require membership in the DMG. The languages of the conference are all common scholarly languages.”… Read more ⤻

Online Seminar “China’s Economy: Challenges Created by the Reform Era”

University of Oslo
8th Sep 2021
3:00—4:30 pm CET
21:00 Beijing, 09:00 am Washington DC

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event will be postponed by one week. The new time is 8th of September 3pm Oslo time. All welcome!

China’s economic reforms have caused rapid growth for a period of forty years. The Chinese Communist Party’s gradualist approach to reform was not inevitable. What were the alternative routes and why were they abandoned? What new obstacles for further Chinese economic development may change its future course?

For more information and to sign up for this event, visit:

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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: 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 (, the Sinofon project (, 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 ( 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: 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 (, 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 (, the Tianzhu Global Network for the Study of Buddhist Cultures (, 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