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Call for papers: International Conference China’s ongoing quest for cultural modernity into the 21st century: Legacy of Lu Xun

15th - 17th Nov 2012, New Delhi, India
Deadline: 25th Aug 2012

Organizers: Hemant Adlakha, Institute of Chinese Studies & Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (India) & ISLS Park, Jae Woo, President, International Society of Lu Xun Studies (ISLS), Seoul (S. Korea) & Hankuk University, Seoul Venue: India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi, India

Lu Xun (1881-1936) has been regarded as the biggest symbol of the twentieth century Chinese

Reminder: Chinese Instruments and Western Museums Workshop

CHIME Leiden, Netherlands
Extended Deadline: 20th Apr 2012


From 13 to 16 September 2012 The CHIME Foundation and Leiden University in The Netherlands will host a workshop on the topic of Chinese Instruments and Western Museums. Everyone with a passion for and research interest in Chinese instruments, and/or interest in how to present them in museum contexts, is encouraged to submit contributions. The meeting should be of interest

Call for Contributions: Oriens Extremus

Deadline: 30th Sep 2012

Oriens Extremus assembles articles dealing with Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Southeast Asian cultural and intellectual history from the beginnings until the modern age. The next issue of Oriens Extremus will feature a special section devoted to The Chinese Revolution: Creating a New World. It focuses on an epochal process that spectacularly culminated a century ago in the Chinese revolution of 1911. However, the political events may be seen as merely the most prominent manifestation of an underlying current that changed

“Ideology of Power and Power of Ideology in Early China” A Joint Research Workshop of the IAS & the ISF

Jerusalem, 1st – 6th May 2012
Deadline: 30th Mar 2012

The Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) is very glad to announce the forthcoming workshop “Ideology of Power and Power of Ideology in Early China”. The workshop, co-organized by Yuri Pines and Paul Goldin, is due on May 1-6, the Institute for Advanced Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Applicants are most warmly welcome! For further details please visit our site: External Link
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Call for Papers: “Political Strategies of Identity Building in Non-Han Empires in China:”

Munich, 18th - 19th Jun 2012
Deadline: 8th Apr 2012

A Continuation of the Workshop “Ethnicity and Sinicization Reconsidered”
This workshop is especially aimed at post-graduate students of East Asian and Central Asian history, sociology, anthropology, political science, or ethnology (i.e. Sinology, Mongolian Studies, Korean Studies, Central Asian Studies etc.). Participants are asked to give a talk of no longer than 20 minutes.

The Wellington Conference on Contemporary China 2012

Wellington, New Zealand, 13th - 14th Aug 2012
Deadline: 30th May 2012

The Wellington Conference on Contemporary China is an annual event organized by the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre. Each year, this conference brings together leading China scholars to examine, debate and advance scholarship on issues of great significance in contemporary China studies.

TOChina Summer School 2012


Torino, 25th Jun – 6th Jul 2012
Deadline: 21st May 2012

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The TOChina Summer School is delighted to announce that applications for the 2012 TOChina Summer School on the politics, foreign policy and political economy of contemporary China are accepted as of now.

True to its tradition, the School tackles the complexity of today’s global China through a 2-week, super-intensive program featuring leading China experts from around the world, a vibrant international class, and an informal environment designed to encourage in-depth discussions and first-rate networking.
Training runs Monday to Friday, from 9.30 am to 5 pm. Lectures address both China’s long-term, structural transformations, and the most topical trends informing current international debate. The TOChina faculty is selected to provide timely, cutting-edge insights, engage in extensive Q&A sessions, and devise case-studies and role-games for maximum impact. Working language is English.
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Third EACS Summer School in Chinese Studies – 2012 Edition: Chinese Folk Culture

Moscow, 18th - 24th Jun 2012
Deadline: 15th Mar 2012

The classes will be held from 18 June (Monday) to 23 June (Saturday). A Moscow city tour is scheduled for 24 June (Sunday). Institute of Oriental and Classical Studies, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia
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Call for Papers: “New European research on contemporary China” European Junior China Scholars Conference

Beijing, 6th - 7th Jul 2012
Deadline: 1st Mar 2012

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

Call for Papers: “Cosmopolitan China” An International Conference

Manchester, 17th - 18th May 2012
Extended Deadline: 13th Feb 2012

Convened by Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS) and Confucius Institute (CI) Pathways to Cosmopolitanism PhD Program (Manchester and NUS) Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Culture (RICC)
Manchester Architecture Research Centre (MARC).
Questions of ethnic diversity and multi-culturalism lie at the heart of debates on cosmopolitanism. To what extent can the case of China

Call for papers: Conference on “Constructions of Race and Racism in East Asia: East-West Perspectives”

Munich, 12th - 14th Sep 2012
Deadline: 15th Aug 2012

We welcome papers for a conference on Constructions of Race and Racism in East Asia, which will be held at the University of the Armed Forces, Munich, Germany from September 12 to 14, 2012.
This conference follows an earlier book project entitled “Race and Racism in Modern East Asia: Western Constructions and Eastern

8th Łódź East Asia Meeting: East Asia After Global Financial Crisis

Łódź, 4th - 5th Jun 2012
Deadline: 28th Feb 2012

Ever since its first edition in 2002, the Lodz East Asian Meeting gather scholars, researchers and students in all disciplines, specializing in East Asian studies. Being the first academic conference of its kind in Poland, gradually it became one of the most important venues for academic exchange in the field. After hosting eight conferences and publishing six volumes of studies, we hope to broaden its scope and turn it

Call for Papers: Asian Postmodernities and their Legacies

Zürich, 30th - 31st Mar 2012
Deadline: 15th Jan 2012

The University Research Priority Program Asia and Europe (University of Zurich) in collaboration with The Institute of East Asian Studies, Department of Sinology (University of Zurich), invite proposals for the Graduate Student Workshop.

Key themes: spaces & boundaries, environmental issues, body & gender, theories & methods
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Call for Papers: Cultural Translation and East Asia: Film, Literature and Art

Bangor University UK, Sep 7th - 8th 2012
Deadline: 20th May 2012

The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to focus on questions of ‘cultural translation’ in all its forms and constructs.
As global identity becomes increasingly defined by questions of communication across languages and
cultures the role of ‘translation’ becomes key in the forging of new subjectivities.

Call for Papers: “Issues of Far Eastern Literatures”

St. Petersburg, June 27th – July 1st 2012
Deadline: March 1st 2012
Faculty of Asian and African Studies of St.Petersburg State University, International
Guo Moruo Academy and Guo Moruo Museum of CASS cordially welcome paper
proposals for the 5th International Conference “Issues of Far Eastern Literatures”, dedicated
to the 120th anniversary of outstanding Chinese writer, scientist and calligrapher Guo
Moruo (1892-1978).
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22nd Annual Conference of the German Association of Chinese Studies

Technische Universität Berlin, November 25th – 27nd 2011

“Kontinuität und Umbruch in Chinas Geschichte und Gegenwart”
[Continuity and Change in China’s Past and Present]
Aus Anlass des 100-jährigen Jubiläums der Xinhai-Revolution thematisiert die Jahrestagung der DVCS die Kontinuitäten und Umbrüche, die in Geschichte und Gegenwart Chinas zu erkennen sind.

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