LINGUIST List 25.5078

Sat Dec 13 2014

Calls: Sociolinguistics, Ling & Literature, Anthropological Linguistics/China

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 11-Dec-2014
From: Kate Rose <>
Subject: Comparative Sinology
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Full Title: Comparative Sinology

Date: 09-Jun-2015 - 13-Jun-2015
Location: Xuzhou, China
Contact Person: Kate Rose
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 22-Dec-2014

Meeting Description:

International Symposium in Comparative Sinology
Organized by the International Center for Comparative Sinology, CUMT

This event will bring together researchers and artists from China and elsewhere in the world, to present ground-breaking research in the interdisciplinary field of Comparative Sinology. Held in Xu Zhou, cradle of Han civilization, the academic component of the symposium will take place June 8-9, 2015, while a cultural program will be provided for interested participants and for less formal exchange between scholars, June 10-12 (the exact dates will soon be confirmed).

Call for Papers:

The acts from this symposium will be published in an international collective book (the organizer has previously worked with Cambridge University Press and Stanford University Press; it is likely that our book will be published with one of these, or somewhere similar). Contributions will be 20 minutes each, and accepted articles between 8,000 and 10,000 words.

Participants are invited to present original research in the Humanities, or other forms of expression such as writing, drama, film, or artwork, which will allow for cross-cultural comparisons regarding Sinology (approaches, content, findingsā€¦). Although there may be an emphasis on Comparative Literature, other disciplines are welcome insofar as they shed light on Sinology today, in a specific context. Likewise, literary study should be contextualized. We are looking for creative, rigorous contributions which enlarge our understanding of the intersections between China and the world, linked to the specifics of culture and identity. This may include, but is not limited to, the following themes:

- Comparative Sinology: definition, boundaries, and future
- Methods of cross-cultural Sinology
- Sinology in the West/ in Asia/ in the rest of the world
- Comparing Sinology in China and abroad, with regards to a theme
- How Chinese writers are studied in a given country, as well as the appellations and content of Sinology and the fields in which it is included (Asian Studies, China Studiesā€¦)
- Themes of Self and Other, stereotypes, and confrontations between cultures, as portrayed in literary and other works
- Inter-ethnic issues, between Chinese and the majority population of the adopted country, but also in relation to other immigrant and minority groups, and to gender
- Genre fictions, literary techniques, and the relation between what is written on Mainland China and what is written by people of Chinese descent living in a specific foreign context
- The importance of Han culture, history, and literatures in contemporary writings

Please note: The language of the symposium and the publication will be English.

Send your proposals of 1-3 pages, including a brief bio, by December 22, 2014 to:
Dr. Kate Rose,

Depending on what has been received, late proposals might be considered.

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