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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.

International Symposium – Art and Translation: Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea

28-29th Oct 2017

 

This symposium plans to open up the discussion in art of the Post-China era in relation to both the historical and contemporary contexts of changing geo-political and cultural identities of Asian locales – Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea in particular, and the relationship of these issues to visual production. In doing so we are patently interested in accounts that connect with the hybridity of artistic creation, critical conversations across boarders and postcolonial theory to critique – and reposition beyond – the use of visuality and cultural translations developed in the regions under Chinese-influence in a global context (including its autonomous regions and Asian counterparts). We strive to understand how Asian art history, aesthetics and practices conform, translate, defy and synthesize as they demarcate what it designates to be modern and contemporary in specific milieus.

School of History of Art, University of Edinburgh

Symposium Website: http://www.taiwan-academy.eca.ed.ac.uk/art-translationtaiwan-hong-kong-korea
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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.

Call for Papers: Workshop “Dialogues with Ethnography – The Lived Experiences of Chinese in Africa”

Vienna, Austria 26–27th Jun 2017 Deadline: 15th Apr 2017 Over the past decade, scholars, and especially young scholars, have been engaged in truly multi-sited and sometimes even transregional fieldworks focusing on the everyday life experiences of Chinese individuals, families and other groups living in African countries. We would like to critically engage with, and thoroughly reflect on ethnographic research that focuses on the (re)construction of social identities, class (re)making and issues of race/ethnicity and gender, small-scale entrepreneurship, labor relations, livelihood, or the multiple meanings of migration. Studying a field where the transnational is almost tangible, poses not only organizational, but also multiple methodological and theoretical challenges, about which there is surprisingly little discussion.

International Summer School: “Spreading the Word: Teaching Chinese as a Second Language”

Olomouc, Czech Republic 22–24th May 2017 Deadline: 28th Apr 2017 With several decades of China’s economic growth and general increase in its political and cultural influence throughout the world, popularity of Chinese has been on the rise as well. The summer school titled Spreading the Word will be dealing with various aspects of teaching Chinese as a second language to non-native speakers. Lecturers invited to present at the school have abundant experience in teaching Chinese as well as in research of teaching Chinese. This summer school is organized by the Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic

“Traditional China: a Closer Distant View” A Sinological Summer School

Saint Petersburg, Russia 21–25th Aug 2017 Deadline: 25th Apr 2017 Organizers: St.Petersburg University, the Hermitage Museum, Kunstkamera The second Summer School “Traditional China: a Closer Distant View” (August 21-25, 2017) at the Faculty of Asian and African Studies of St. Petersburg State University, focuses on important matters of the present-day Chinese studies in Russia. The Summer School presents a 5

PhD Fellowship in Chinese art, material culture, and archaeology at Leiden University sponsored by the Hulsewé-Wazniewski Foundation

Leiden, Netherlands Deadline: 24th Apr 2017 Faculty of Humanities, Leiden Institute for Area Studies and Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society are looking for a PhD Fellowship sponsored by the Hulsewé-Wazniewski Foundation (1,0 fte) Vacancy number 17-084 Selection criteria A Master’s degree in a relevant field. Candidates near completion of the degree will be considered. An excellent command of English. The organisation The Hulsewé-Wazniewski Foundation (HWS), http://www.hulsewe-wazniewski.nl/index.html, for the

Call for Papers for the British Postgraduate Network for Chinese Studies 2017 conference ” “From local to global: regional aspects of China””

University of Sheffield, UK 14–15th Jun 2017 Deadline: 16th Apr 2017 BPCS’s annual conference: Papers will be selected on the basis of the quality of the abstract submitted. Our theme this year: "From local to global: regional aspects of China" We will accept topics from a wide spectrum of the Humanities and Social Sciences, including but not restricted to: - History, Art, Religions - Education, Public Health, Public Policies - Heritage, Traditional and Modern Culture - Politics, Economics, Media Studies

Call for Papers: International Conference on “Confucian Canon Studies (jingxue 經學), Literary Genre and Literary Style”

Trier, Germany Deadline: 6th Apr 2017 Location and Date: Trier University on July 21–23 2017. Conference languages: Chinese and English (Chinese is preferred) 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 European institutions. Young scholars are especially welcome. To register, please send your personal information, the title of the paper and a Chinese or English abstract of about 300 characters or words to Prof. Dr. Christian Soffel <soffel@uni-trier.de> until April 06 2017.

International conference «Folk images and Late Imperial China»

Saint-Petersburg, Russia 29–30th Jun 2017 Deadline: 1st May 2017 History of Chinese studies in the capital of Russian empire Saint-Petersburg starts from the decree issued by Emperor Peter the Great (1672 -1725) about establishing the Academy of Sciences almost 300 years ago. During three centuries, with establishment of institutions for comprehensive studies of China, Saint-Petersburg has been a leading center of studies in Chinese history and culture, among which the Asian Museum established in 1818, and now reorganized into the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the RAS, has been one of the most important centres. The collection of manuscripts housed in the IOM of the Russian Academy of Sciences is the largest collection of Oriental manuscripts in Russia and one of the second-third largest and most valuable ones in the world. In 1854 a decree was issued about

Registration Open: EACS Summer School 2017 “Hidden in Plain Sight: Materiality, Meaning and Accessibility of Chinese Objects in Local Collections”

Lampeter, UK 4-8th Sep 2017 (New) Deadline: 15th May 2017 Chinese objects often lead seemingly dormant lives in private collections and museums across Europe, especially in small institutions without specialist curators. This workshop aims to introduce participants to the issues, both theoretical and practical, involved in researching, curating and exhibiting Chinese objects from small museums or private collections. These include questions of preservation and presentation, as well as interpretation. We will select 20 MA and PhD students in Chinese Studies from all over Europe. Applications by advanced undergraduates will also be considered.

33. Deutscher Orientalistentag “Asia, Africa and Europe” German Oriental Studies Conference (DOT)

Jena, Germany 18–22nd Sep 2017 Deadline: 31st Mar 2017 The Deutsche Orientalistentag (DOT) is the largest professional meeting of Oriental Studies in Germany and one of the most important scholarly Orientalist congresses in the world. The range of disciplines encompasses the Ancient and Modern Middle East, including North Africa, as well as all of Asia, with particular emphasis on Central, South and South East Asia. The DOT is administered by the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG), which entrusts a university with the organization of the congress. The first DOT took place in 1921 in Leipzig. In 2017, for the first time in history, the DOT will be held at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Thuringia.

Summer Workshop on Ancient Chinese Palaeography and Phonology

Oxford, UK 3–7th Jul 2017 Deadline: 15th Mar 2017 Oxford University China Centre, The Queen’s College and its Workshop for Manuscript and Text Cultures (WMTC), and Merton College are accepting applications for the Summer Workshop on Ancient Chinese Palaeography and Phonology at Oxford, 3-7 July 2017. The workshop will be guided by two leading experts in the fields of ancient Chinese phonology and palaeography Professor William Baxter from the University of Michigan and Professor Chen Jian from Fudan University. The workshop will focus on analysis of *”Zhai gong zhi guming” 祭公之顧命 from the collection of bamboo slips acquired by Tsinghua University. The participants are expected to have a good knowledge of the source text

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

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

International Summer School: “Bordering and Othering: How Inner Asian Identities Have Been Shaped”

Olomouc, Czech Republic 29th May – Jun 2nd 2017 Extended Deadline: 7th May 2017 Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic, would like to invite you to its international summer school, titled: Bordering and Othering: how Inner Asian Identities Have Been Shaped. The main aim of this Summer School is to delve into the ways that identities in China and Inner Asia have been changing, shaped and re-shaped depending on political, economic, and social changes that have taken place in each of the cases that will be analysed during the week that the Summer School will be taught.

国际论坛征稿通知: “当代中国文化影响力生成”

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

Call for Papers and Panels: The Making of the Humanities VI

University of Oxford Somerville College, UK September 28-30, 2017 Deadline: 15th Apr 2017 The sixth conference on the history of the humanities, ‘The Making of the Humanities VI’, will take place at the University of Oxford, Humanities Division and Somerville College, UK, from 28 till 30 September 2017. Goal of the Making of the Humanities (MoH) Conferences The MoH conferences are organized by the Society for the History of the Humanities and bring together scholars and historians interested in the history of a wide variety of disciplines, including archaeology, art history, historiography, linguistics, literary studies, media studies, musicology, and philology, tracing these fields from their earliest developments to the modern day.

Second Conference on Middle Period Chinese Humanities

Leiden, the Netherlands 14-17th Sep 2017 Following the success of The Middle Period Chinese Studies Conference held in 2014 at Harvard University, we welcome paper proposals for the second conference of this kind to be held at Leiden University, September 14-17, 2017. Continuing the innovative format of the 2014 conference, we will organize sessions around various dimensions: time period, theme, and method. Every paper will be discussed in at least three of these sessions.

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

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

British Postgraduate Network for Chinese Studies 2016 Annual Conference “Dynamic China”

King’s College London, UK 23 - 24th Jun 2016 Under the leadership of Xi Jinping, China has entered a new phase. Widely referred to as an era of realising the ‘Chinese dream’ and building the ‘new normal’, it is commonly characterised by notions of ‘slow growth’, ‘anti-corruption’, ‘middle income status’, and ‘urbanisation’. At the same time, Xi’s push to rehabilitate

12th Lodz East Asia Meeting: “Overcoming Controversies in East Asia”

Lodz, Poland 2 - 3rd Jun 2016 Deadline: 15th Mar 2016

12th Lodz East Asia Meeting Overcoming Controversies in East Asia, leading academic conference on East Asia in Poland. The event will take place at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the University of Lodz on June 2-3, 2016. The keynote speech will be

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

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

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

Call for Papers: China in Britain: 1760 to 1860

Manchester, UK 12-13th May 2016 Deadline: 30th Jan 2016

A conference organised by British Inter-university China Centre (BICC) and the Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS). 2016 marks the bicentenary of Lord Amherst’s embassy to China.  This episode of history seems to have been largely forgotten by historians of Britain and China, and has generated little scholarship.

Upcoming Workshop – “Divination and the Strange in Pre- and Early Modern East Asia and Europe” convened by Dr. Sophia Katz

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Erlangen, Germany

27 – 28th Oct 2015

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The International Consortium for Research in the Humanities “Fate, Freedom and Prognostication. Strategies for Coping with the Future in East Asia and Europe” of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg is delighted to announce the Workshop

IKGF seminar room in building D1

(Hartmannstr. 14, 91052 Erlangen)

Please register until October 16, 2015, via our website: External Link…

 

Programme

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

 

9:30 a.m. Welcome Address
Prof. Michael Lackner (Director, IKGF Erlangen)

9:45 a.m. Introduction
Dr. Sophia Katz (Tel-Hai College)
    

Panel 1: Monsters, Portents and Prodigies in Pre-Modern East Asia and Medieval Europe

10:00 a.m. Mi’am Ci: Exploring the Strange, the Grotesque, and the Wondrous in the Land of Snows
Prof. Donatella Rossi (Sapienza University of Rome) Discussant: Prof. Fabrizio Pregadio (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)

 

10:35 a.m. The Man-Bird Mountain: Writing, Revelation, and Winged Beings in Early China
Prof. Fabrizio Pregadio (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Discussant: Dr. Burchard J. Mansvelt Beck (Leiden University)

 

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Upcoming Lecture: Beauties at Work – Gender, Sexuality and Power in Urban China – Dr. Jieyu Liu

13th Oct 2015

St. Gallen, Switzerland

10.00-11.45, Room 23-001 (Classroom Pavilion)

University of St. Gallen, Dufourstrasse 50, St. Gallen

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Lecture Series: “Interdisciplinary Explorations of China’s Changing Gender Dynamics, 1900-2015” 

Existing studies on gender and work in China, when touching upon sexuality, have examined the life of sex workers and less-educated service workers. By contrast, this lecture aims to examine the working experiences of highly educated young professional women hailed as “white-collar beauties” by the Chinese media. Drawing upon an ethnographic study of a prestigious state-owned trade company, In this talk, Dr Liu will show that sexual politics are inherent in the operations of companies in China’s new market economy and this has gendered consequences for highly educated professional women.

Dr Jieyu Liu is a  Senior Lecturer in Contemporary China Studies, Deputy Director of China Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London. Her research focuses on gender and work in China.… Read more ⤻

Digital Text Analysis Workshop for Chinese and Manchu

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DH Workshop PosterLeiden, Netherlands
30th Oct 2015

Do you want to learn how to mark up different kinds of information in Chinese texts? Do you want to know how to consult language and biographical dictionaries, maps, and other references sources all in one platform while reading Chinese texts on your computer? Do you want to learn how to create maps and other visualizations based on what you have found in your materials?

You can learn how to do this and how to start learning yet another language online in the workshop “Digital Text Analysis for Chinese and Manchu“.

There is a limited number of places for participants. If interested please RSVP to Brent HO (h.i.ho@hum.leidenuniv.nl) by Friday, 16 October 2015 and briefly explain why you would like to attend. We will notify you by Friday, 23 October 2015.

Speakers:
Hilde De Weerdt
Brent Ho
Chu Ming-kin
Fresco Sam-Sin

PLACE: Room 126A, LIPSIUS Building
Chair: Hilde De Weerdt

 

 

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Second Call for Papers: Methods in L2 Prosody 2015 (ML2P-2015) Romance languages and Chinese at the crossroads

University of Naples L’Orientale, Italy
30th Nov – 1st Dec 2015

Deadline: 11th Oct 2015

The fundamental role played by prosody in the achievement of a successful native-non-native
interaction has already gathered many researchers, students and listeners in two international
conferences, held at the University of Naples L’Orientale in 2011 and at the University of Padua in
2012. The relevance of these two events and the presented works resulted in two reference volumes
in the area of L2 prosody, respectively: De Meo A., Pettorino M. eds., Prosodic and Rhythmic
Aspects of L2 Acquisition. The case of Italian, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012; Busà M.G.,
Stella A. eds., Methodological Perspectives on Second Language Prosody, CLEUP, 2012.
In the wake of previous events and results, ML2P 2015 invites proposals addressing any aspect of
L2 prosody, but with a special focus on the interplay between Chinese and any of the Romance
languages. The increasing presence of Chinese people in Romance-language countries and the
growing interest in the Chinese language and culture in Europe have both created the need to pay
particular attention to the communication between Chinese and Romance-language speakers.… Read more ⤻

Call for Proposals “Place” The 11th East-West Philosophers’ Conference

University of Hawai'i 25 - 31st May 2016 Deadline: 1st Nov 2015

Humanity takes up space. In this, humanity is no different from other species. Humanity also purposefully transforms space, but is not unique in doing so. Other species also reshape the spaces they occupy to serve their purposes: birds create nests, bees create hives and beavers create dams.

Call for Papers: Conference: “Methods in L2 Prosody 2015 (ML2P-2015) Romance languages and Chinese at the crossroads”

Naples, Italy
30th Nov – 1st Dec 2015
Deadline: 20th Sep 2015

The fundamental role played by prosody in the achievement of a successful native-non-native interaction has already gathered many researchers, students and listeners in two international conferences, held at the University of Naples L’Orientale in 2011 and at the University of Padua in 2012. The relevance of these two events and the presented works resulted in two reference volumes in the area of L2 prosody, respectively: De Meo A., Pettorino M. eds., Prosodic and Rhythmic Aspects of L2 Acquisition. The case of Italian, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012; Busà M.G., Stella A. eds., Methodological Perspectives on Second Language Prosody, CLEUP, 2012.

In the wake of previous events and results, ML2P 2015 invites proposals addressing any aspect of L2 prosody, but with a special focus on the interplay between Chinese and any of the Romance languages. The increasing presence of Chinese people in Romance-language countries and the growing interest in the Chinese language and culture in Europe have both created the need to pay particular attention to the communication between Chinese and Romance-language speakers.… Read more ⤻

International Summer School “The Wei Jin Nanbei Period and the Importance of Transition” in Ljubljana

Ljubljana, Slovenia
2 – 9th Sep 2015
Deadline: 1st Jul 2015

Department of Asian and African Studies at the University of Ljubljana is delighted to
announce the International summer school entitled “The Wei Jin Nanbei Period and the
Importance of Transition”. The summer school is organized by the Department of Asian and African studies at the University of Ljubljana and sponsored by Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation in Taiwan.

Date: September 2 – 9, 2015

Venue: Hostel Stara Šola in Korte, located in a beautiful surrounding close to the Slovenian coast (External link…)

Registration deadline: July 1, 2015

Tuition fee: free of charge

Accommodation (full board with 3 meals per day): covered by Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation
Travel expenses to Ljubljana: covered by students
Travel expenses from Ljubljana to Korte: covered by the hosts
Language: English

Further information and contact: natasavampelj@yahoo.com

University of Ljubljana in Slovenia welcomes all students of Chinese studies to participate in a one week long international summer school.… Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: 9th Annual Conference on Cultural and Social Anthropology of East Asia

Olomouc, Czech Republic
23rd Oct 2015
Deadline: 16th Aug 2015

The conference theme is focused on contemporary trends in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other East Asian societies, inviting an exploration into various areas, including lifestyle habits, rituals, cultural memory, consequences of globalization, changes in the family, visual culture, ethnicity, language, forms of communication and others along the lines of this general theme. We cordially invite teachers, researchers and postgraduate students to propose research presentations, which should be of 20–25 minutes and their submissions should include: (1) Title and abstract of the paper, 300 words maximum, (2) Full name, title, affiliation, short CV, and contact details of the presenter(s).

The conference theme is focused on contemporary trends in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other East Asian societies, inviting an exploration into various areas, including lifestyle habits, rituals, cultural memory, consequences of globalization, changes in the family, visual culture, ethnicity, language, forms of communication and others along the lines of this general theme.… Read more ⤻

6th PhD Summer School: Translation, Intercultural and East Asian Studies

Barcelona, Spain
29th Jun – 2nd Jul 2015
Deadline: 21st Jun 2015
The PhD Summer School is organized by the Department of Translation, Interpreting and East Asian Studies, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), and it will be held at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting (UAB) during the week of June 29th to July 2nd 2015.  
 
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.

For further details of the programme and how to apply, visit the PhD Summer School website: http://jornades.uab.cat/escola_doctorat/en
Contact: <doctorat.traduccio@uab.cat>;
 
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Sara Rovira Esteva

Visit the website of this announcement at: External Link…

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Call for Papers: The 4th International STCS Conference on Comparative Perspectives: Islam, Confucianism and Buddhism

Ljubljana, Slovenia
11 – 13th Dec 2015
Deadline: 25th Aug 2015

organized by the Department of Asian and African Studies, Faculty of Arts, Ljubljana University, Venue: Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Aškerčeva 2, Ljubljana

The aim of the STCS (Specific Topics in Chinese Studies) conferences, organized by the Department of Asian studies at Ljubljana University, is to encourage and advance the
study of specific topics related to China and Asia through knowledge and information flow across disciplinary lines, and to strive to create and maintain a multidisciplinary
platform for a fruitful exchange of ideas on different types, images, and categories of Chinese and Asian cultures.

The 2015 conference is dedicated to comparisons and dialogues between three major Asian religions and/or philosophies, namely Islam, Confucianism and Buddhism. Our main motives for organizing this event are:

  • The growing international relevance of these three discourses, which is linked to the raise of new superpowers and to the global redistribution of political and economic power in contemporary societies;
  • The importance of various revivals of Asian traditions, connected with the emergence of new forms of spirituality;
  • The significance of Islam, Confucianism and Buddhism for cultural and ideational flows, borrowings and exchanges in contemporary societies;
  • The urgent need for historical reflections and reinterpretations of these ideational systems in the light of contemporary concerns;
  • The importance of exchanges and mutual influences between different religious practices (ceremonies, rituals, contemplative techniques, etc.).
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IIAS-CSEAS Winter School 2016 Mapping the Aesthetics of Urban Life in Asia: A Dialogue with the Arts

Kyoto, Japan
25 – 30th Jan 2016
Deadline: 10th Jul 2015

We invite applications from PhD students – and especially students following a combined PhD/art, music and / or sound art track – for a unique IIAS-CSEAS coordinated international Winter School. We will explore the theme of “mapping the aesthetics of urban life” in South, Southeast and Northeast Asia by examining how the Arts can contribute to the re-conceptualization of urban spaces.

The Winter School

This 6 day workshop set in the changing – yet highly historical and cultural – urban environment of Kyoto, will bring together three conveners – one cultural studies scholar, one artist/educator, and one architect – to guide a group of doctoral candidates from Asia and other regions to exchange on the role of the Arts in the (re)building of Asian cities. Two days will be set aside for fieldwork excursions within Kyoto.
The winter school’s conveners believe that the unprecedented wave of urbanization in Asia can potentially open new spaces of interventions, not only for architects, city planners and designers, but also for artists and intellectuals committed to stimulate public engagements.… Read more ⤻

International Summer School on Ethnic Conflict and Terrorism in Asia

Olomouc, Czech Republic
22 – 27th Jun 2015
Deadline: 1st Jun 2015

Project CHINET and the Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic, would like to invite you to its summer school, titled: “Ethnic Conflict and Terrorism in Asia.” This one-week intensive course will bring together scholars and students of Asian Studies, Political Science and other related fields, to learn about and discuss possible future developments in Asia with a focus on ethnic conflict, terrorism threat and regional security.

Venue: Křížkovského 14, Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic

Organizers: Project CHINET & Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc

Tuition fee: free of charge

Registrationdeadline: June 1, 2015

Language: English

Program:

    16 sessions/lectures (90 minutes each)
    Wednesday afternoon guided city tour
    Optional Saturday field trip: TBA

Lectures by honored guests:

    Prof. Aziz Burkhanov (Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan)
    Mgr.… Read more ⤻

International Summer School of Chinese Linguistics

Olomouc, Czech Republic
22 – 27th Jun 2015
Deadline: 1st Jun 2015

Palacký University in Olomouc welcomes all students of Chinese language to participate in a one week international summer school. The school offers 16 lectures of world famous speakers on selected topics of Chinese linguistics – see the list of topics below!

Venue: Křížkovského 14, Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic

Organizers: Project CHINET & Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc

Tuitionfee: free of charge

Registration: here

Registrationdeadline:  June 1, 2015

Language: English

Speakers:

    16 lectures on selected topics of Chinese linguistics by distinguished guest speakers
    Teng Shouhsin, Chunyuan Christian University, Taiwan
        10 myths about the Chinese language
        Syntactic categories (parts of speech) of modern Chinese
        Tense, aspect and verb classifications in Chinese
        Preliminaries to the information structures in Chinese
    Song Jiang, University of Hawaii at Manoa, U.S.A.… Read more ⤻

International Conference: “Political Communication in the Medieval World, 800-1600”

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political.communication-2015-confRome, Italy
27 – 29th May 2015

Jointly organized by the ERC-research group “Communication and Empire: Chinese Empires in Comparative Perspective” (Leiden University) and the Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut Rome (KNIR).

This workshop brings together scholars with an interest in comparative political culture in order to discuss questions and methods in the study of political communication in European and Chinese history between the ninth and the sixteenth centuries. Particular attention will be given to the formation and dynamics of polities as well as to shifts in social and political power structures.

The meeting aims to stimulate discussion on the historical interpretation of Chinese and European sources of political communication, including letters, notebooks, newsletters, treatises and archival compilations; the institutional parameters of elite communication and their political relevance; and the structures of elite networks that contributed to the strengthening or fragmentation of polities and political identities. The comparative perspective is intended to interrogate the focuses of Chinese and European historiographies of political culture and to allow for a global perspective on long-term developments in state formation and communication.… Read more ⤻

Upcoming conference: “New approaches in Chinese garden history”

Sheffield, UK

18 – 19th Jun 2015

Research in Chinese garden history has burgeoned over the past thirty years, with a renewed interest being sparked by Maggie Keswick’s book The Chinese Garden (1978), a sumptuously produced volume that coincided with the end of the Cultural Revolution and the opening up of China. While initially it had been feared that most gardens in China were lost and that studies would primarily have to rely on few surviving literary descriptions, more and more gardens have been rediscovered and many have been restored, declared an important part of the historic environment. Most of the research has focussed on restored examples, with the present state being used as a basis for understanding the past. Another trend has come from Sinologists who have investigated literature and illustrations as a source of evidence of Chinese garden culture. A third way of investigating gardens has come from an understanding of how they were actually used as a basis for a traditional lifestyle.… Read more ⤻

Call for Applications: TOChina Summer School (9th edition)

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tochina-summerschoolTorino, Italy
29th Jun - 10th Jul 2015
Deadline: 24th May 2015

 

Since 2007, the TOChina Summer School has welcomed outstanding graduate students, young researchers, practitioners and managers to one of Europe’s most engaging salons dedicated to analyzing China’s structural transformations in the socio-political, economic and cultural realms.

Call for Papers: Workshop “Argument alternations in Chinese”, embedded in the 9th International Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL-­‐9)

Stuttgart, Germany     
24 – 25th Sep 2015  

We invite anonymous abstracts for 30-­‐minute talks (20+10) presenting new research into argument alternations in Chinese. Submissions may not exceed 2 pages (A4/letter) and must be written in English. The first line of the submission must be “Submission for the workshop on argument alternations in Chinese”. No more than one single-­‐authored and one co-­‐authored abstract per person will be considered.  

   
Submission of abstracts is via Easychair only (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eacl9).  

 

Deadline: 15th May 2015  

Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2015 

 

 
All presenters must be members of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics, as the workshop is embedded in EACL-­‐9, which will be held September 24-­‐26 at the same venue as the workshop  (cf. the Membership page; on-­‐site registration will be possible atthe conference).  
Papers that are included in the program must be presented by the author(s) and cannot be presented by proxies.… Read more ⤻

Conference: The Shaping of Christianity in China

Oxford, UK
21 – 22nd May 2015
Deadline: 27th Mar 2015

A fresh look at the contribution of indigenous Christians

The focus of the conference will be on the role played by Chinese Christians in the shaping of Protestant and Catholic Christianity within China over the past century-and-a-half.

This is not to ignore the significant role of foreign missionaries whose accounts have been well told, but to redress the balance and to bring to life the very important contribution of the many indigenous Christians, often marginalised in western-told histories, who spoke the language, understood the cultures, and were often the primary active agents in helping to spread a knowledge of the gospel.

There are a number of indigenous Christian leaders, catechists, priests, and evangelists whose stories have been told, but also there are many other significant ‘ordinary people’ who can be retrieved from diaries and correspondence, scattered references in magazines, and from oral accounts.

In doing this we hope to rescue from the condescension of posterity the voice of indigenous Christians and, in the process, provide a wider, more balanced and sufficient history than that which has tended to dominate church and academy.… Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: EAMSA Conference 2015 “Theory and Practice in Bridging Europe and Asia: Contemporary Challenges in International Marketing”

London, UK
28 – 31st Oct 2015
Deadline: 17th Jul 2015

Conference Theme

The massive expansion in globalisation has arguably been driven by successful development of theories and practices of international marketing that resulted in generating a colossal number of new customers and new competitors in the global marketplace. At the heart of such expansion was the emergence of Asian countries as partners in the world growth, coupled with the massive improvements in communication, transportation and market liberalisation, especially in Europe, allowing for new customers with different mind-sets. As a result, international firms from Europe and Asia developed various strategies to establish and maintain long-term relationships with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders important to the development process of value creation and competitive advantage in the emerging markets. Moreover, the last decade witnessed an increased number of brands from Asian countries entering and successfully competing in the West, mainly Europe. Such a phenomenon is predicted to continue and significantly increase in the near future.… Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: The 5th International Symposium on Ethical Literary Criticism

Seoul, Korea
2 – 4th Oct 2015
Deadline: 1st Jun 2015

In order to promote international academic exchange in the field of literary criticism, East-West Comparative Literature Association of Korea will collaborate with the International Association for Ethical Literary Criticism (IAELC), the College of the Humanities and Institute of Trans Media World Literature of Dongguk University, the A&HCI scholarly journal Foreign Literature Studies and The International Center for Ethical Literary Criticism at Central China Normal University (CCNU, Wuhan,China), Konkuk University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Hanyang University, Yonsei University, Sungkyunkwan University, and Dankook University, in hosting “The 5thInternational Symposium on Ethical Literary Criticism” at Seoul and Busan, Korea, from Oct. 2 to 4, 2015. Scholars all over the world are warmly welcome.

 

Topics of the conference include (but are not limited to):
1. Ethical Literary Criticism and Confucian Classics; 2. Ethical Literary Criticism and Interdisciplinary Studies; 3. Ethical Literary Criticism and National Culture; 4. Ethical Literary Criticism: Methodology and Practice; 5.… Read more ⤻

11th Lodz East Asia Meeting “East Asia Dynamics. Between Being Regional and Global“

University of Lodz, Poland

2 – 3rd Jun 2015
Deadline: 22nd Mar 2015

The 11th Lodz East Asia Meeting (2–3 June 2015) proposal submission deadline has been extended to 22nd March 2015. We invite scholars,
researchers and graduate students interested in presenting and discussing issues related to the growth of East Asia from regional and global
perspective. To submit the abstract please visit our website at www.leam.uni.lodz.pl

The conference is an annual gathering of scholars interested in Asian affairs, especially their political and economic aspects. After the success of the last three editions, when over 70 foreign guests participated (among others, from Japan, China, Taiwan, the USA, Russia, Germany, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic) we wish to continue the Lodz East Asia Meeting as an international event. This way it gives a valuable opportunity for the exchange of ideas between scholars from different countries. This is of significant importance to young researchers, who always account for a significant number of the participants.… Read more ⤻

Conference on International Communication of Chinese Culture: World Value of Chinese Culture

Beijing, PRC
27 – 28th Nov 2015
Deadline: 15th May 2015

Academy for International Communication of Chinese Culture, Beijing Normal University, invites scholars from a variety of backgrounds (Sinology, Cultural Studies, Sociology, International Relations, Arts, Communication, Demography, Geography, Musicology, Film Studies, Anthropology, History etc.) to propose sessions and papers for the Conference on International Communication of Chinese Culture: World Value of Chinese Culture
(Deadline extended to 15th May 2015)

Conference Venue:

Jingshi Conference Hall, Beijing Normal University, 19 Xinjiekou Wai Street, Beijing, China 100875

Conference Language:

English & Chinese

Conference Organizer:

AICCC, Beijing Normal University
Keynote speaker: Professor Huang Huilin, Dean of AICCC, BNU
               Roger T. Ames, professor of University of Hawaii
             Torbjörn Lodén, professor of Stockholm University
               more speakers still to be announced

Conference Theme:

Chinese excellent traditional culture played an important role in East Asia economic growth, social governance, ethics in the integration, and aroused great concern of Confucianism. Chinese splendid traditional culture provided modern spiritual and cultural values of global significance on the world today.… Read more ⤻

International Symposium “Language Diversity in the Sinophone World: Policies, Effects, and Tradition”

Göttingen, Germany

11 – 13th Jun 2015
Deadline: 22nd May 2015

Language diversity is a ubiquitous feature in the sinophone world. In the past and present, language planning agencies in the area commonly – if not uncontroversially – referred to as ”Greater China” have responded differently to the challenges of multilingualism. After several decades of national language policy, Mandarin is now widely used and broadly accepted in Mainland China, Singapore, and Taiwan. It is used to a much lesser degree in Hong Kong and Macao, where Cantonese, the major regional language, arguably enjoys a higher  prestige than other so‐called ”dialects” elsewhere. At the same time, there are notable differences with regard to international language planning – most important, the incorporation of English into school curricula and/or the acceptance of English as an official language.

One purpose of the symposium is to bring together scholars who are working on language planning and official responses to language diversity.… Read more ⤻

EACS Event: “Traditional China: a Closer Distant View” A Sinological Summer School in Saint Petersburg

SummerSchoolSt.Petersburg2015Saint Petersburg, Russia
24 – 30th Aug 2015
Deadline: 10th Apr 2015

The EACS Summer School “Traditional China: a closer distant view” at the Faculty of Asian and African Studies of St. Petersburg State University, focuses on important matters of the present-day Chinese studies in Europe. The Summer School presents a one-week intensive training program on several specific subjects: Chinese history, religion, art, literature, European-Chinese relations and St. Petersburg collections of Chinese manuscripts and art. The working language of the summer school is English.

MA and PhD students are welcome to apply for participation in the EACS Summer School “Traditional China: A Closer Distant View”, to be held at St.Petersburg University, The State Hermitage Museum and the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts. Further details go in the attached leaflet.

 

Lectures (24 academic hours)

1. Alexander Storozhuk (St. Petersburg University, Russia): “Philosophy and Folks Beliefs of Traditional China”;
2. Irina Popova (Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, RAS, Russia): “Dunhuang Collections in St.Read more ⤻

Interdisciplinary Conference and Exhibition: Thinking Chinese 思華 ・ 華思

London, UK

31st Mar – 1st Apr 2015

Thinking Chinese Exhibition poster-s 

 

A ground-breaking interdisciplinary two-day conference and exhibition presented by University College London and Ming-Ai (London) Institute.

Both conference and exhibition explore the history of Chinese since the 19th Century who studied in Britain and became professionals, diplomats, scientists, writers, performers and artists along with the ways in which Chineseness has been represented in the UK.

The British Chinese Workforce Heritage Project is a three-year HLF funded Oral History project collecting the life stories of British Chinese individuals in different industries.

 

Day One – 31st Mar

Chinese Community History

Michael Murray, Heritage Lottery Fund: Funding Chinese Heritage in the UK

Li Chungwen, Ming-Ai (London) Institute: The British Chinese Workforce Heritage Project

Navy and Military

Prof Jonathan Liu, Regent’s University London: British Chinese Armed Forces Heritage Project

Robert Fleming, National Army Museum: China’s
relationship with the West in the World Wars and its Legacy

Rachel Hasted: The Chinese Labour Corps in England during WW1

Dr Zhuang Yijie, and Dr Vivienne Lo, UCL: New Sea Lords: the Greenwich Fuzhou meridian

Professions

Dr Kai Liu, Yanfu Foundation: Beyond Translation: Yan Fu and the Inception of Chinese Modernity

Dr Lily Chang, UCL History: Called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn: England’s First Ethnic Chinese Barrister

Roundtable Discussion:

Representing Chinese Medicine

  • Prof Therese Hesketh (Chair), UCL Institute for Global Health
  • Prof Michael Heinrich, UCL Pharmacognosy
  • Prof David Colquhoun, UCL Pharmacology
  • Prof Volker Scheid, University of Westminster
  • Prof Adrian Renton, University of East London:
  • Institute for Health and Human Development
  • Dr Kaicun Zhao, Association of Traditional
  • Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture UK

Thinking Chinese Gala Dinner and Performance Evening, China City 6:30 pm
Ming-Ai (London) Institute and University College London present a Gala Fundraising Dinner.… Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: International Conference “Media and Politics – Discourses, Cultures, and Practices”

University of Milan, Italy
27- 28th May 2015

Deadline: 20th Mar 2015

The Department of Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication and the Contemporary Asia Research Centre of the University of Milan are pleased to announce the organization of an international conference on “Media and Politics: Discourses, Cultures, and Practices” which will be held at the Polo di Mediazione Interculturale e Comunicazione on 27th-28th May 2015.

 

Description:

Media and politics have always been interconnected. On the one hand, the media represent a
channel through which the promotion and discussion of policies is effected and various
representations of power and ideology are conveyed. On the other hand, the media play an
important political role of their own, but are at the same time subject to political choices that have an impact on their editorial line. In some contexts, their influence on public opinion also has an important political weight.

The connection between mass media and politics, which at times affects the selection of news and the way it is produced, can be identified in discourse choices, the use of specific textual genres, representations with a cultural connotation, and also in the practical work of journalists and the reactions of the target public.… Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: International Symposium on Chinese Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (ISOCTAL)

Newcastle University, UK
10 – 12th Dec 2015
Deadline: 25th May 2015

The Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences (CRiLLS), Newcastle University, UK is delighted to announce a forthcoming conference— the International Symposium on Chinese Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (ISOCTAL) on 10th – 12th December, 2015. The Symposium aims to promote worldwide collaboration on Chinese theoretical and applied linguistics by giving researchers an opportunity to share their work. Confirmed speakers for the conference are:

Professor James C.-T. Huang from Harvard University

Dr Boping Yuan from Cambridge University

Professor Martha Young-Scholten from Newcastle University

Dr Clare Wright from Reading University

Professor Xinsheng Zhang from Richmond University

Professor Yi Xu from University College London

Presentations are invited on topics including but not limited to the following aspects of the Chinese language – understood broadly as Sinitic languages (e.g. Mandarin, Cantonese and all regional varieties):

  • Syntax
  • Morphology
  • Phonetics and phonology
  • Semantics
  • Language variation and sociolinguistic studies
  • Diachronic change
  • Language contact
  • Typology and comparative studies
  • Child language acquisition
  • Second language acquisition and teaching
  • Applications of translation and code-switching to pedagogy

CALL FOR PAPERS

Talks will be 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for discussion and questions.… Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary conference – “To boldly go where no man has gone before: The Fascination with the Unknown: Time”

Berlin, Germany
9 – 11th Jul 2015
Deadline: 1st Mar 2015

The unknown and unfamiliar enthrall us. They exert a profound fascination. Following an interdisciplinary symposium, which explored the fascination with the unknown with regard to space (“To boldly go where no man has gone before – Fascination with the Unknown: Space”, 30 th -31 st May, 2014), this conference will explore the attraction of the unknown with regard to time. Unknown time alludes to specific periods of time that have not yet been fully explored, remain mysterious and magical, and might be perceived as ominous or auspicious. Unknown time(s) may be situated in the past, the present, or the future. Predictions and prophecies indicate the human need to come to terms with unknown time, to ascribe it meaning, to make it known. Science, culture, and the arts have approached unknown periods of time in diverse ways. While historians and archaeologists attempt to dissect and rationalize these times, in literature and art, unknown time(s) is/are often carefully constructed and preserved.… Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: Conference on Religions and Politics in Contemporary Chinese Societies

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Olomouc, Czech Republic
2 – 4th Apr 2015
Deadline: 1st Mar 2015

Organizers: EU project CHINET, reg. no.: CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0152, Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc & Department for the Study of Religions, Masaryk University Brno

Conference venue: Art Centre (Konvikt), Palacký University Olomouc, Univerzitní 3, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Conference dates: April 2 – 4, 2015

Conference language: English

Keynote speakers:

    Gerda Wielander (University of Westminster, UK)
    Fan Lizhu (Fudan University, China)
    Chen Na (Fudan University, China)
    Dan Smyer Yu (Yunnan University of Nationalities, China)
    Benjamin Penny (Australian National University, Australia)
    André Laliberté (University of Ottawa, Canada)

Conference topics:

Religion in contemporary Chinese society is undoubtedly one of many important neuralgic points that have arisen from its turbulent development and will also shape its future. Compared with the professional and public interest in popular themes of development in contemporary China (such as economics, social policy, environmental issues, ethnic relations, demographics, urbanization, migration, militarization, nationalism, etc.),… Read more ⤻

MERICS European China Talent Program

Berlin, Germany
6 – 8th May 2015
Deadline: 9th Feb 2015

The Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) strives to encourage European students and young graduates to deepen their engagement with contemporary China. By bringing together fifteen outstanding European students and graduates, the MERICS European China Talent Program provides a platform for exchange of perspectives on China and supports the development of a long-lasting network of future European China experts.

The three-day program will take place from 6 to 8 May 2015 in Berlin, offering an exchange about different European perspectives on China as well as the analysis of developments in China and their internal and external impact. Participants will get insights into one of the largest international think tanks on contemporary China, conduct debates with politicians and business representatives and contribute to the special publication “MERICS Insight – Young European Perspectives on China”.

Application procedure

Application documents should contain a CV (one page) and an essay (one page, max.… Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: 2015 SPAS Graduate Student Conference 
 on Asian Studies: “Against the Current: Transforming Perspectives in Asia”

Honolulu, HI, USA
18 – 20th Mar 2015
Deadline: 10th Jan 2015

The School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) welcomes papers, performances, and panel proposals for its 26 th annual graduate student conference. The conference will be held at the Center for Korean Studies on the UHM campus in Honolulu, HI on March 18-20, 2015. The theme this year is “AGAINST THE CURRENT: TRANSFORMING PERSPECTIVES IN ASIA.”


As this year’s theme indicates, we are interested in accepting papers, performances, and panel proposals that continue, change, and/or contest disciplinary and regional approaches to the study of the Asia/Pacific. With this goal in mind, we also encourage those with a background in the arts to apply with performance or paper proposals.
We are especially looking for papers that:

  • Involve any original research in all areas of Asia and Asian studies
  • Incorporate interdisciplinary methods and frameworks
  • Engage comparative studies or transnationalism
  • Explore new and emerging trends in Asian Studies
  • Present Asian performance practices

We are pleased to announce this year’s speaker is Dr.… Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: “Zhu Xi and his Efforts for Renewal: Innovation, Social Reform and Epistemology 朱子知識論與社會革新” International Conference

Trier, Germany
11 – 12th Jul 2015
Deadline: 20th Nov 2014

The emergence of daoxue Confucianism in the 11th and 12th centuries is a pivotal point in
the history of Chinese thought, often considered to be the beginning of a new era (as the
controversial term “Neo-Confucian” illustrates). During the second half of the 20 th century,
scholars have profoundly explored the new approach of Zhu Xi and others of his era to-
ward ethics, self-cultivation and metaphysics. In more recent times, the horizon has been
further enlarged by significant studies of the social efforts by members of the daoxue fel-
lowship.

Zhu Xi’s endeavors for social reform involve more than a mere historical issue, since they
have special relevance for contemporary China. Current discussions about the Confucian
revival in the PRC take place not only within ideological circles close to the Communist
Party, but also in a broader public; furthermore, some public intellectuals are striving to
reshape Zhu Xi’s ideas (such as his family rituals) to fit the needs of modern civil culture.… Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: CHESS Young Scholars Conference 2015 – Responding to China’s Environmental Crisis: Interdisciplinary Approaches

Vienna, Austria
27 – 28th Feb 2015
Deadline: 30th Nov 2014

Organized by CHESS (China and the Environment in the Social Sciences)
Hosted by the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna, Austria
Keynote speaker: Yu Xiaogang, Green Watershed

Submissions are welcomed for the inaugural CHESS Young Scholars Conference to be held at the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna on 27-28 February 2015.

Organizers

CHESS (China and the Environment in the Social Sciences) is an interdisciplinary research network for
scholars from across the social sciences with research interests relating to environmental issues in
China. Both the network and the conference provide a forum for graduate students and young
scholars to discuss ideas, exchange information and to strengthen professional networks across the
field.

Context

China faces a multitude of environmental challenges, ranging from biophysical impacts of climate
change, deforestation and water scarcity, to impacts on health and social stability resulting from
pollution, land contamination and overexploitation of natural resources.… Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: Studying Rural Chinese Society in the 21st Century: Emerging Themes and New Challenges

Jerusalem, Israel

9 – 11th Mar 2015

Confirmed keynote speaker: Jonathan Unger (ANU)
 
Rural Chinese society is currently undergoing dramatic change. The previously rigid institutional divisions between rural and urban populaces are weakening; the Chinese government is investing ever greater resources in the improvement of rural life, and the speed of urban-rural integration is increasing. As greater numbers of villagers are migrating to urban areas or even abroad in search for work, many are establishing their residence in the city while leaving behind young children and the elderly. Others are returning to the now-changing countryside, bringing with them new values and practices. Meanwhile, in situ urbanization in some areas enables rural inhabitants to earn their income in nearby cities and towns without detaching themselves from their natal communities. Increased access to new sources of information, especially through the Internet and new social media channels, is also bringing Chinese cities and villages closer than ever.
 
These developments raise new challenges and new questions for scholars of contemporary rural Chinese society.… Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: 9th International Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL-9)

Stuttgart, Germany
24 – 26th Sep 2015
Deadline: 30th Apr 2015

We invite anonymous abstracts for 30-minute talks (20+10) presenting new research into all areas of Chinese linguistics (excluding Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language). Submissions may not exceed 500 words and must be written in English. Presentations at the conference may be in Mandarin Chinese or English. Please indicate the language of presentation in the abstract. Please include 2 to 4 keywords right underneath the title of your abstract. No more than one single-authored and one co-authored abstract per person will be considered.

 

Department of Linguistics
University of Stuttgart/Germany

 

Confirmed invited speakers:

Kai von Fintel (MIT Cambridge, MA)
Niina Ning Zhang (NCCU Chia-Yi)
Barbara Meisterernst (HU Berlin)

There will be a special theme session on argument alternations embedded in the conference. A call
for papers for this special session will be issued separately.

Submission of abstracts is via Easychair only (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eacl9).… Read more ⤻

Tibetan Cultural Event: Ritual in the Context of Science: Ceremony dealing with the subject of “Bön religion and divination” performed by the Venerable Lopön Trinley Nyima Rinpoche

Erlangen, Germany
27th Oct 2014

The International Consortium for Research in the Humanities “Fate, Freedom and Prognostication” at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg is one of ten Käte Hamburger Kollegs in Germany that foster pioneering research in the Humanities and are funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research. The consortium has set as its objective the elucidation of the theories and practices of prognostication in East Asia and Europe across cultures and ages, and explores corresponding notions of individual and collective fate. In this context, we also place special emphasis on research about the relation between ritual and prognostication. This includes especially exemplifying practices which remain in use today.

The Director of the Institute, Prof. Dr. Michael Lackner, is honored to announce the visit of the Venerable Lopön Trinley Nyima Rinpoche, master of the Tibetan Bön religion.

The Bön religion and its socio-cultural traditions antedate the advent of Buddhism in Tibet (seventh century AD). The Bön religion thus represents the most ancient cultural expression of the Land of Snow.… Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: Workshop “Networks and Communication in East Asia and Beyond in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries”

London, UK
6 – 7th Mar 2015
Deadline: 30th Nov 2014

The workshop entitled ‘Networks and Communication in East Asia and Beyond in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries’ will be taking place on 6 and 7 March 2015 at Senate House, University of London.
 
This workshop sets out to explore the building of information and communications networks during the 19th and early 20th centuries across East Asia and beyond. Building on prior studies on trade and exchange of ideas between East and West, this workshop will focus on the modes of communications and type of networks that were essential elements in enabling and facilitating these exchanges.
 
We cordially invite your participation: please send a 200 word abstract through our website http://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/crcworkshop by 30 November.
Camilla Brautaset (Bergen University)
Weipin Tsai (Royal Holloway)… Read more ⤻

Conference: “Martino Martini, man of dialogue (1614-1661). His works about China in the German and Italian cultures.”

Trento, Italia
15 – 17th Oct 2014

In occasion of the 400th anniversary of the birth of the Jesuit China missionary Martino Martini (1614-1661), the Centro Studi Martino Martini of Trento and the Stiftungslehrstuhl für Missionswissenschaft of Würzburg University are pleased to announce the upcoming conference:

 

Venue: Palazzo Geremia (Sala Falconetto) –  via Belenzani, Trento  
              Dipartimento di Lettere (Aula 1)- v. T. Gar, Trento

 

Day 1 – October, 15     Palazzo Geremia (Sala Falconetto)

Chair: Riccardo Scartezzini

 

16:30-17:00        Registration and welcome coffee
17:00-17:30        Welcome of the organizers and the authorities

17:30-18:00        Federico Masini, Sapienza University of Rome
                              Keynote Speech 1

 

18:00-18:30        Noël Golvers, KU Leuven
                              Keynote Speech 2

19.30                    Welcome dinner

 

Day 2 – October, 16     Dipartimento di Lettere (Aula 1)

 

Panel 1: Martini and the China Mission, session 1
Chair: Isaia Iannaccone

 

09:30-10:00        Claudia von Collani:
                              Two Astronomers: Martino Martini and Johann Adam Schall von Bell

10:00-10.30        Riccardo Scartezzini e Piergiorgio Cattani
                              The century of the Jesuits in Trento: Martino Martini and the city of the Council between the Italian and the

                              German world.Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (KFLC)

Univ. of Kentucky, USA
23 – 25th Apr 2015
Deadline: Nov 10th 2014

Abstracts are invited in all areas and aspects of the field of East Asian studies. Paper presentations are 20 minutes followed by a 10 minute question and answer session. In addition for individual abstracts for paper presentations, proposals for panels of 5 papers will be considered. 

The KFLC has a tradition of attracting scholars from a broad range of languages and specializations. In addition to sessions on East Asian Studies, this year’s conference will have sessions in Arabic Studies, French and Francophone Studies, German-Austrian-Swiss Studies, Hispanic Linguistics, Hispanic Studies (Spanish Peninsular and Spanish American), Neo-Latin Studies, Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies, Italian Studies, Russian and Slavic Studies, Second Language Acquisition, Translation Studies, and all fields of Linguistics.

Individual abstracts should be no more than 250 words.

Panel proposals of 5 presentations should be submitted as follows: The panel organizer should electronically submit a panel proposal. The panel proposal cannot exceed one page in length and should include the theme of the panel, the organizer’s name and contact information, and the names, contact information and affiliations of the panel participants.… Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) 9

Adelaide, Australia
5 – 9th Jul 2015
Deadline: 30th Oct 2014

The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) is the premier international gathering in the field of Asian Studies. It attracts participants from over 60 countries to engage in global dialogues on Asia that transcend boundaries between academic disciplines and geographic areas. Since 1997, ICAS has brought more than 17,000 academics together at eight conventions. We are looking forward to receiving your proposal for ICAS 9.

 

ICAS 9 – Call for Proposals – EXTENDED DEADLINE

 

Deadline proposals
30 October 2014

Deadline ICAS Book Prize
15 October 2014

 

ICAS 9 Adelaide

ICAS 9 Adelaide, South Australia, will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 5-9 July 2015. It will be hosted by an internationally networked team of experts, spearheaded by Adelaide’s three leading public universities: University of Adelaide, Flinders University, and the University of South Australia. It is supported by the Asian Studies Association of Australia.… Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: XXV. Jahrestagung der DVCS “Recht und Gerechtigkeit”

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Münster, Germany
7 – 9th Nov 2014
Deadline: 15th Oct 2014

Mit dem Tagungsthema „Recht und Gerechtigkeit“ laden wir zur Erkundung von Rechtsver-ständnis und Gerechtigkeitsempfinden im modernen und vormodernen China ein. Neben der Betrachtung von Konzepten und Definitionen beider Begriffe zielt eine der Leitfragen auf die Ergründung des Verhältnisses von Recht und Gerechtigkeit zueinander ab: Inwie-fern sind sie ineinander verschränkt oder bedingen sich gegenseitig?
Allgemeine Spannungsfelder im Fokus der Tagung können der traditionelle Diskurs über die Auffassungen von Ordnung und Gesetz im Konfuzianismus und Legismus, die Beziehung zwischen Naturrecht und positivem Recht oder der Zusammenhang zwischen Verbrechen, Strafrecht und Ethik sein. Auch Beiträge etwa zur Geschichte des Rechts, zu sozialer Ge-rechtigkeit und Chancengleichheit, Menschenrechten oder geistigem Eigentum sind will-kommen. Denkbar sind auch Referate, die vergleichsweise jungen interdisziplinären For-schungsfeldern wie „Recht und Literatur“ oder „Recht und Ökonomik“ zugeordnet werden und das jeweilige Zusammenspiel aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven beleuchten.

Um solchen und weiteren Fragen auf den Grund zu gehen, laden wir Wissenschaftler aus allen disziplinären Bereichen der Chinaforschung ein.… Read more ⤻

International Conference „The Chinese Way“ (中国道路国际论坛)

Berlin, Germany
20th Oct 2014
Deadline: 15th Sep 2014

INTRODUCTION AND TOPICS

The stunning economical miracle in China reminds many of the German economical miracle after World War II. However, China’s rise with almost 10% annual growth rate lasts already more than 30 years. This is certainly a unique achievement in both, global and historical scales. Mao Zedong has called China “Socialism with Chinese Characteristics”. Today, some people refer to the Chinese way as the Beijing Consensus.
For a long time, it looked like that there were only two, but rivaling ways of development: Capitalism or Communism. Many saw the end of the Cold War as the end of the competition of systems of societal organization. However, China has shown world history that there is another, a third way of development: A Manchester Capitalist Economy with some regulation and without the liberties known from other Developed Countries.
The conference will reflect the historical development of China, both in contrast to her own history and international history.… Read more ⤻

Workshop: The Gongsunlongzi and Other Neglected Texts: Aligning Philosophical and Philological Perspectives

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27 – 29th Aug 2014

The Gongsunlongzi is one of the few early Chinese received texts dealing with problems of logic and epistemology. Unfortunately, philological inquiries suggest that most probably huge parts were only composed during the Chinese Medieval period (3rd–7th centuries AD). Philosophical studies on the text usually take its authenticity for granted and consider the Gongsunlongzi as if it actually were a Warring States text (453–221 BC). Philological evidence speaking against this widely shared assumption tends to be ignored. Yet, the materials included in the received text are rather heterogeneous and any information about the context or reading instructions are lacking. As a consequence, any interpretation heavily relies on the premises of the reader. A more accurate philological study might not only provide a clearer picture of the process of composition of the Gongsunlongzi and the dating of the different textual layers that compose the text, but might also provide useful information about the context and valuable clues for its interpretation.… Read more ⤻

Call for Papers: Conference on Migration, Religion and Asia

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Olomouc, Czech Republic
27 – 29th Nov 2014
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The issues concerning both religiosity and migration have been discussed by scholars across different academic disciplines for a long time. Various theoretical and methodological tools are utilized to approach both of these social phenomena. In our symposium we focus particularly on religion and migration in the global age, while drawing attention to Asia and the role it plays in related processes. It is our intention to provide a space for a highly elaborated academic discussion on these processes.

Dealing with migration, the current debate examines not only the human and subject transmission, but also the delocalization of values, thoughts and practices, a part of which is religion. Religious transformations in the contemporary world can be also regarded as one of the impacts of global migration processes.

This conference call seeks papers engaged in empirical, theoretical and methodological research in the study of religions, migration and Asian studies that address the following themes:

  • Religion and Migration Processes
  • Religion in the Globalized World
  • Religion and Acculturation
  • Migration and Development
  • Migration in the Globalized World
  • Migration and the Role of Religion
  • Religious and Migration Processes in Asia
  • Globalizing Asia and Religion
  • Chinese Overseas

Keynote speakers

Professor Martin Baumann (University of Lucerne)
Professor Emeritus Eileen Barker (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Professor Robert Segal (University of Aberdeen)

 

Special Guests

Doctor Bernard Scheid (University of Vienna)
Doctor Aike P.… Read more ⤻