Reassessing Chinese Independent Cinema–cfp reminder

Reassessing Chinese Independent Cinema: Past, Present… and Future?
5-6 June 2020
Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne
Final Reminder: Call for Paper Proposals

If Wu Wenguang’s Bumming in Beijing (流浪北京, 1990) is considered to mark the birth of independent cinema in the People’s Republic of China (hereafter China) that cinema will be celebrating its 30th birthday in 2020. But if independence is defined as meaning production without government permission, China’s first film law in 2017 was understood by many as making that practice illegal. The intervening decades saw the emergence of a broader film culture supporting this filmmaking, from film festivals to film criticism, but also this culture’s metamorphosis under pressure from both state and market. Can we still speak of independent cinema in the PRC, and if so, what does it mean to do so? Continue reading

NATSA 2020–cfp

Call for Papers: North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA) annual conference (Dec 15 deadline)
Keywording Taiwan
May 22-24, 2020
University of California-Irvine

Important dates

Submission deadline: December 15, 2019
Notification of first-round acceptance: February 21, 2020
Notification of final-round acceptance: March 8, 2020
Travel grant application deadline: March 24, 2020
Notification of travel grant results: March 29, 2020
Early-bird registration deadline: March 31, 2020
Full paper (4000-6000 words, excluding references) deadline: April 7, 2020
Regular registration deadline: April 10, 2020
Conference: May 22-24, 2020

Conference Theme: Keywording Taiwan

The 26th NATSA annual conference – Keywording Taiwan – aims to identify core issues, historical turning points, critical populations, and fundamental theoretical arguments on Taiwan amongst transregional and interdisciplinary scholarship. As both a geopolitical margin of imperial orders and an economic hub between competing powers, Taiwan has witnessed diverse dynamism and key transitions on various levels. During the past quarter-century, Taiwan studies has contested heterogeneous historical experiences and generate productive dialogues across various disciplines and issues. Continue reading

Journal of Digital Humanities–announcement and cfp

Journal of Digital Humanities: Journal Announcement and Call for Proposals

The Journal of Digital Humanities (数字人文, quarterly) is jointly sponsored by Tsinghua University (Beijing) and Zhonghua Book Company (中华书局). Its aim is to provide a publication platform for cultivating digital humanities-related research practices and theory, both in China and internationally.

The journal accepts manuscripts in Chinese or English. Types of manuscript accepted for review include humanities or social science research articles, as well as relevant pieces on digital humanities inside and outside of China such as book announcements and reviews, conference and new project notifications, introductions to important resources such as databases and methods, discussions of digital humanities pedagogy, etc. All scholars are warmly invited to submit manuscripts in accordance with the following guidelines: Continue reading

Frontiers in Prevention panel on Xinjiang–cfp

Dear all, China scholars and more,

I’m looking for participants and co-organizers for a panel to be proposed on the origins of China’s Xinjiang genocide and on the world’s failure to prevent it, for the “Frontiers in Prevention” 3rd conference, organized by the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP), Binghamton University, April 17-18, 2020.

The deadline is Dec. 15, 2019. For more info see: <https://www.binghamton.edu/i-gmap/events-news/conference/2020.html>. In addition to scholars, a theme of I-GMAP is to include not only academics but practioner and activist perspectives, and collaborative perspectives.

My own thinking is that we should focus on the failures to notice the signs of buildup for the genocide before it was launched in 2017, and to discuss the specifics of China that may have made it more difficult to alert the world and mobilise preventive action to block the genocide. I will draft a panel abstract for your input. Feel free to write me off list with any suggestions.

Sincerely,

Magnus Fiskesjö <magnus.fiskesjo@cornell.edu>

Land/scaping Taiwan–cfp

CFP: Land/scaping Taiwan: (Non-)Humans, Environment, and Moments of Encounter
Proposals due: December 21, 2019
University of Washington, Seattle
April 17-18, 2020

Sponsored by the UW Taiwan Studies Program, UW Department of Landscape Architecture/College of Built Environments, and Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation

jsis.washington.edu/taiwan/events/landscaping-taiwan/

We are seeking proposals for a small, intensive workshop on the theme of “Land/scaping Taiwan: (Non-)Humans, Environment, and Moments of Encounter,” to be held at the University of Washington, Seattle on April 17-18, 2020.

Landscapes often exist as material records, surrounding environments, or representations. We propose to move beyond these frameworks to see landscapes as embodied modes of habitation and of human and non-human encounters with the land in which ongoing processes of acting in and with the world take place. By focusing on processes of encounter, occupation, and mediation, we also seek to redefine “land” more broadly, for example on human interactions with natural, social, and imagined worlds, or alternate -scapes such as waterscapes, bodyscapes, technoscapes, mediascapes, cyberscapes, etc. Continue reading

6th Critical Asian Humanities Workshop–cfp

Call for Papers: Sixth Annual Critical Asian Humanities Workshop (deadline, January 1, 2020)
Duke University
April 10-11, 2020

Duke University will host its sixth annual Critical Asian Humanities workshop on April 10-11, 2020. Integrating approaches and methodologies from cultural studies, critical theory, and area studies, we identify Critical Asian Humanities as an interdisciplinary field that emphasizes humanistic inquiry while critically interrogating many of the assumptions on which the humanities have traditionally relied.

The 2020 Workshop’s keynote speakers will be:

Michael Berry (UCL)
Shuang Shen (Penn State)
Keith Vincent (Boston University)
and with concluding remarks by Leo Ching (Duke)

The workshop will also feature papers by 6 graduate students, selected by a panel of Duke faculty and graduate students. Duke will cover the domestic travel and 3 days of room/board for the students who are invited to speak.

Although the workshop does not have a formal theme, preference will be given to graduate student papers that complement the keynote speakers’ focus on work that foregrounds questions of borders. Students working on Asia (including global Asia) in any discipline in the humanities or interpretive social sciences are welcome to apply.

Please send a 500-word abstract and brief biographical blurb to CAH-AMES@duke.edu by January 1, 2020. Queries may be addressed to carlos rojas (c.rojas@duke.edu).

Berkeley-Stanford Grad Conference–cfp reminder

Call for Proposals for the 2020 Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities

Currently enrolled graduate students are invited to submit paper proposals for the Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities, to be held April 24-25, 2020 at UC Berkeley. Conference registration is free. Presenters will be provided with shared lodging, Friday dinner, and Saturday lunch. There is limited partial funding assistance for those who cannot find their own funding.

Proposals/bios due: November 22, 2019 (5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time)

Application Instructions:

To apply, please upload your abstract and a short bio (not a full CV) as a one-page document.  For the abstract, include: Author Name, Main Title, Subtitle (optional), Keywords, and Abstract.  The short bio must be no more than one quarter of a page. Please follow the link to apply: https://ceas.stanford.edu/conferences/2020-berkeley-stanford-graduate-student-conference-modern-chinese-humanities Continue reading

EACS 2020–cfp reminder

Reminder: CALL FOR PAPERS: The 23rd Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS 2020) – Deadline: 6 Jan 2020

As the end of 2019 is quickly approaching, we would like to remind those interested that the EACS 2020 papers and panels submission deadline is 6 January 2020, 6 pm CET.

The EACS 2020 will be held at Leipzig University (Germany) from 25 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Local organisation is provided by the Institute of East Asian Studies, Leipzig University. The EACS biennial conference is the biggest Chinese Studies meeting in Europe, typically featuring between 400 and 500 paper presentations. Continue reading

Reassessing Chinese Independent Cinema–cfp

Reassessing Chinese Independent Cinema: Past, Present… and Future?
Conference, 5-6 June 2020
Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne
Call for Paper Proposals

If Wu Wenguang’s Bumming in Beijing (流浪北京, 1990) is considered to mark the birth of independent cinema in the People’s Republic of China (hereafter China) that cinema will be celebrating its 30th birthday in 2020. But if independence is defined as meaning production without government permission, China’s first film law in 2017 was understood by many as making that practice illegal. The intervening decades saw the emergence of a broader film culture supporting this filmmaking, from film festivals to film criticism, but also this culture’s metamorphosis under pressure from both state and market. Can we still speak of independent cinema in the PRC, and if so, what does it mean to do so?

This seems to be a good moment to take stock of the past, present and future of Chinese independent film. We seek papers that address the current and future state of independent filmmaking in China, but also our understanding of this practice and its history. After thirty years, there is a significant body of literature on the subject, in a range of languages. What have we learned? What is missing? And what is still to be done? Continue reading

SEC AAS 2020–cfp deadline extension

Please note the deadline extension!

The 59th annual meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies will be held January 17–19, 2020 at New College of Florida in the beautiful city of Sarasota by the Tampa Bay of Florida. The program committee welcomes proposals for individual or panel presentations from faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars. Proposals must be submitted by November 20, 2019. Please submit panel submissions here and individual paper submissions here. Please direct any questions about proposal submission to our program chair, Professor Xia Shi (xshi@ncf.edu), and questions about conference logistics to our local arrangements chair Professor Fang-yu Li (fli@ncf.edu). More information can be found on our website, which is www.sec-aas.com. Continue reading

China India–cfp

Call For Papers
China India: Comparisons, Connections, Convergence
22nd Annual Comparative Literature Conference
March 26-28, 2020, The University of South Carolina

The emergent field of China India studies approaches the study of Asia in an integrated fashion, allowing scholars to exceed limits imposed by national boundaries. Engaging recent debates over world literature, global cinema, transnational history, the history and future of area studies programs, and cross-cultural anthropology, scholars engaged in China India studies examine connections and convergences between the two spaces. This conference, hosted by the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, invites paper and panel submissions that put China and India into conversation. The conference will feature keynotes by Tansen Sen (NYU Shanghai), and Engseng Ho (Duke University). We welcome papers from various disciplines, including but not limited to comparative literature, film studies, anthropology, religious studies, history, and political science. Continue reading

AAS-in-Asia 2020–cfp

Call for Proposals
Hong Kong 2020
June 22-24, 2020

There is still time to submit. Two weeks remaining until the deadline

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) in partnership with The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), are pleased to invite colleagues in Asian studies to submit proposals for Organized Panels, Roundtables and Workshops for consideration for the upcoming AAS-in-Asia 2020 Conference scheduled to take place June 22-24, 2020, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Asianists interested in participating at  AAS-in-Asia 2020 Hong Kong may submit proposals via the electronic application. No Individual Papers will be considered for this conference.  The program committee seeks sessions that will engage panelists and audiences in the consideration of ideas, information, and interpretations that will advance knowledge about Asian regions and, by extension, will enrich teaching about Asia at all levels. AAS Membership is not a requirement for the submission of a proposal or participation.

Proposal Submission DeadlineThursday, October 31, 2019

All proposals should be submitted via the online abstract submission application link posted on the AAS website.  Please make sure to review ALL instructions and guidelines carefully prior to submitting a proposal.

Call for Proposals

Nostalgia from the West: China in Western Collections–cfp

Call For Papers
Nostalgia from the West: “China” in Western Collections
Date: May 22-25, 2020 Location: Guangzhou, China

Sponsor:

Boya College, Sun Yat-sen University
Advanced Institute for Humanities, Sun Yat-sen University
School of Art and Archaeology, Zhejiang University
Advanced Institute of Image and History, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

Organizer:

Advanced Institute for Humanities, Sun Yat-sen University
Advanced Institute of Image and History, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

Conference Theme:

Museum collections may be considered as ultimate presentations of a culture or nation to which the items belong. Therefore, visitors gain not only an aesthetic experience from artistic works and knowledge about the exhibits, but also understanding about the very culture or nation to which they belong.

For people living in Western societies, perceptions about non-Western cultures or nations is largely shaped by museum collections. Likewise, collected and displayed images of “China” play a significant role in the formation of knowledge about China. Based on an interweaved image of “civilization” and “politics” which are collected as well as exhibited in the West, understandings of China sometimes overlap with images of China conveyed through mass media, but sometimes they diverge, even conflicting with each other. The tensions between them invite further scrutiny. Continue reading

Revenge of the Remakes–cfp

Some colleagues here at BYU are editing a volume on remakes of 1950s sci fi films. They were interested in seeing if any there any colleagues in Chinese studies who might want to contribute a chapter. See the call for papers below.

Steve Riep <steven_riep@byu.edu>

REVENGE OF THE REMAKES: ADAPTATION AND INFLUENCE OF 195OS SCI FI FILMS
Call for Papers

Revenge of the Remakes: Adaptations and the Influence of 1950s Sci-Fi Films will be an edited collection of essays that will focus on the influence of 1950s science fiction films in later decades through direct and indirect adaptations. A great deal has been written about the sci-fi films of the 1950s, but much less has been written about how these films have been recycled, repurposed, and reused over the years. Continue reading

SEC-AAS 2020–cfp

The 59th annual meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies will be held January 17–19, 2020 at New College of Florida in the beautiful city of Sarasota by the Tampa Bay of Florida. The program committee welcomes proposals for individual or panel presentations from faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars. Proposals must be submitted by October 31, 2019. Please submit panel submissions here and individual paper submissions here. Please direct any questions about proposal submission to our program chair, Professor Xia Shi (xshi@ncf.edu), and questions about conference logistics to our local arrangements chair Professor Fang-yu Li (fli@ncf.edu). More information can be found on our website, which is www.sec-aas.com.

Best,

Fang-yu Li
Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Culture
Division of Humanities
New College of Florida
941-487-4277