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Full Title: Far Eastern Meeting in Sosnowiec

Short Title: FEMIS
Location: Sosnowiec, Poland
Start Date: 09-Apr-2014 - 10-Apr-2014
Contact: Agnieszka Solska
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://uranos.cto.us.edu.pl/~icfsla/femis/
Meeting Description: An interdisciplinary academic conference promoting intercultural dialogue, addressed to young scholars, including postgraduate and graduate students, whose research interests focus on the languages, literatures and cultures of Far Eastern countries (especially China and Japan).

The conference will explore a wide spectrum of topics ranging from the ancient civilisations of the Far East to the present-day cultures and languages of this region.

Following the keynote theme of “Meeting-Dialogue-Understanding,” we would like to help develop a deeper understanding of China, Japan, and other countries of the Far East in all their cultural and linguistic richness and diversity.

Registration: By 20 March 2014 (Registration form to be downloaded from the webpage)

Conference Fee:

300 PLN/75 EUR (180 PLN/45 EUR for postgraduate and graduate students) to cover the cost of conference materials, coffee breaks, two lunches, the conference dinner and the subsequent publication of selected articles in a reviewed volume.

Venue: Modern Languages Centre, ul. Grota Roweckiego 5, 41-205 Sosnowiec, Poland

Travel and accommodation: The costs are to be covered by the participants (for details, see our webpage).
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Writing Systems
LL Issue: 24.5251

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