TAP “Circulation” issue–cfp

The Trans Asia Photography Review seeks articles and projects relating to the theme of Circulation for possible publication in our spring 2019 issue. We are interested in the ways that photographs have circulated to, from and within all regions of Asia. What have been the consequences of this circulation? How have historic platforms for the circulation of photographs (books, periodicals, exhibitions and catalogs, websites, collections, informal networks…) changed over time? How do the meanings of photographs shift when they circulate?

TIMELINE:

  • Proposals are due October 9, 2018; proposals are then reviewed.
  • Full articles from accepted proposals due Dec 15, 2018; articles are then sent out for peer review.
  • Final revised text of accepted articles, all images and permissions due Feb 15, 2019.

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Chinese Feminist and Activism summer camp

There will be a summer camp on Chinese Feminist and Activism in the great NYC area this August (24-26).

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/48902690263

Goal and topic:

This camp aims to raise awareness and build capacity related to “Chinese feminist activism”. It’s goals are:

1/Creating the feminist community network in North America centered on great NYC area.
2/Improving the collective capability to analyze the current social issues from the gender perspective.
3/Developing the future action plan based on activism. Continue reading

SCMS 2019 panel–cfp

Temporality and Transportability in Contemporary Cinema – Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2019 Panel

Moving images are an evocative site for inquiries into various modes of articulations; however, these inquiries have largely detailed its cinematic borders without further exploration of alternative expressions of the medium. This panel delves into the ephemeral space that emerges in moments where expressions and experiences of cinema make meaning while breaking and shifting boundaries of time, space, sound, and image. It speculates on how contemporary moving images have become portals for moving and fracturing the boundaries of cinematic temporalities. We invite contributions that pay specific attention to works that address:

  • Notions of temporality and/or transportability through the lens of spectatorship and/or embodied experience
  • Alternative modes of expressions and experiences of cinematic temporalities

Papers that engage with the following themes are especially welcomed:

  • Cross-platform practices among audio-visual works
  • Sinophone cinema, culture, and politics

Please include in your proposal: Paper title (up to 120 characters), abstract (up to 2500 characters), a list of 2-3 source bibliography, and a brief author bio (up to 500 characters). Please email your proposal to Ellen Chang at eychang@uw.edu by 11:50 p.m. EST on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018.

3rd East Asian Translation Studies Conference–cfp

I am glad to announce that the 3rd East Asian Translation Studies Conference (EATS3) will be held in Venice, Italy, in June 2019.

The abstracts are expected before September 30, 2018.
The conference website is:  https://thewaysoftranslation.com/eats3

Conference Theme: “From the Local to the Global and Back. Translation as a Construction of Plural and Dialogic Identities of East Asia”

We wish to promote a general discussion on how translation has been influenced by contemporary global/local contradictions in the East Asian sphere. People’s mobility and migration as well as travelling ideas and theories are the fertile soil for the practice of translation, texts and people being deeply transformed by language and culture contamination. Continue reading

The Quint–cfp

The Quint is an online peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal hosted by the University College of the North (see link:
https://www.ucn.ca/sites/academics/facultyarts/programofferings/arts/humanities/Pages/Humanities-Journals.aspx). The journal is MLA indexed and archived in the National Library in Ottawa. This spring, we have celebrated the journal’s 10th anniversary.

We are planning on doing a special issue on Chinese Literature and Culture to be published June 2019. I will be the guest editor of this special issue.

So, I am reaching out to Chinese scholars who will be willing to submit an article to be published in this special issue. My expectation is articles about Chinese Literature, Cinema, Culture, Religion, Language and images. Translation pieces are also welcome. I want to avoid articles from solely theoretical studies, to focus only on articles with a “human face”, something anyone can read, understand and able to relate with.

There is no royalty of your article; there is no charge for publishing nor editing your article either.  Your articles must be unpublished previously. Copyright of the contribution accepted for publication in the quint is retained by the Contributor.

The deadline for submission is by October 30, 2018.
The admission notice will be by December 21, 2018.
The publication will be June 1, 2019.

Please find the Contributors’ Guideline is https://www.ucn.ca/sites/academics/facultyarts/programofferings/arts/humanities/Pages/Author-Guidelines.aspx

Thank you very much.

Ying Kong, Ph.D
English Department
Faculty of Arts, Business and Science
University College of the North
Email: ykong@ucn.ca

Documentary Film, Regional, Theoretical and Political Parameters

Documentary Film, Regional, Theoretical and Political Parameters
Academy of Film
School of Communication
Hong Kong Baptist University
Date: 25 -27 June 2018 (Mon-Wed)
Conference Venue: CVA1022, Communication and Visual Arts Building, HKBU, 5 Hereford Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.

Screening Venue: CVA104

June 25 (Mon)

Panel 1: HK Documentary Film       1010-1250pm

Chair: Dr. Lo Wai Luk (HKBU)

  1. Ms. Angelina Chen (Filmmaker)
  2. Ms. Tammy Cheung (Independent Filmmaker)

  3. Ms. Lo Yan Wai Connie (Documentary Film Director)
    Title: “How Patriotism Drives the 67 Riots?”

4.  Dr. Kenny Ng (HKBU)
Title: “In the Mood for Change: Chan Tze-woon’s Mockumentary and Documentary (Yellowing) of the 2014 Umbrella Movement”

5.   Dr. Winnie Yee (The University of HK)
Title: “In Search of the Disappearing Rhymes: Topographical Writings In Three HK Documentary Films”

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Ming Qing Studies 2019–cfp

Ming Qing Studies 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS
edited by Paolo Santangelo
(Sapienza University of Rome)

We are glad to inform you that the new edition of Ming Qing Studies 2018 will be published by Aracne Publishers before the end of the year (see contents below).

Applicants are encouraged to submit abstracts for the next issue, Ming Qing Studies 2019. The contributions should concern Ming-Qing China in one or few of its most significant and multifaceted aspects, as well as on East Asian countries covering the same time period. All articles will be examined by our qualified peer reviewers. We welcome creative and fresh approaches to the field of Asian studies. Particularly appreciated will be the contributions on anthropological and social history, collective imagery, and interdisciplinary approaches to the Asian cultural studies. All submitted papers must be original and in good British English style according to our guidelines and editorial rules. Please email an abstract of the article you will submit us (300-500 words, plus a basic bibliography) in MS Word or pdf attachments along with your biographical information to the addresses listed below. Please mention your full name with academic title, university affiliation, department or home institution, title of paper and contact details in your email.

Deadline for the abstract and bibliographical notes: July 31st, 2018.

Deadline for the article: December 31st, 2018. Continue reading

Literary Information in China–call for contributor

Dear Colleagues,

I am coediting a book project titled Literary Information in China: A History. This volume will be the first history in any language that examines the forms and practices through which literary information management has been encoded and transmitted from the early period to the present day. Departing from other literary histories that track major authors or texts, the general philosophy of this project is a focus on forms, rather than on content, and how such forms evolve to respond to issues of searching, scanning, classification, complexity, overload, selectivity, and so on.

The structure of the project aims at comprehensiveness, covering literary information management at the level of words, documents, and collections. At this point, we already have commitments from nearly fifty scholars representing a variety of disciplines and periods. Now we are searching for someone to contribute on the topic of information management in the literary journals of the PRC period (both official and underground publications such as Jintian). We expect the length of the essay to be relatively short at appx. 3500-4000 words, with the final draft submitted to us by April 15th, 2019.

If you have any questions or are interested in joining the project, please get in touch with me at ad2515@columbia.edu.

Sincerely,

Anatoly Detwyler <ad2515@columbia.edu>
Columbia University

SEC-AAS–cfp (repost)

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that the 58th annual meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies will be held January 18–20, 2019 at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. More information can be found on our new website, which is www.sec-aas.com.

The program committee welcomes proposals for individual or panel presentations from faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars. Proposals must be submitted no later than October 31, 2018. You must complete the submission form online. Submit panel submissions here and individual paper submissions here. Please direct any questions about proposal submission to our program chair, Professor Han Li, and questions about conference logistics to our local arrangements chair Professor Chia-rong Wu. Continue reading

SEC-AAS–cfp

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that the 58th annual meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies will be held January 18–20, 2019 at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. More information can be found on our new website, which is www.sec-aas.com.

The program committee welcomes proposals for individual or panel presentations from faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars. Proposals must be submitted no later than October 31, 2018. You must complete the submission form online. Submit panel submissions here and individual paper submissions here. Please direct any questions about proposal submission to our program chair, Professor Han Li, and questions about conference logistics to our local arrangements chair Professor Chia-rong Wu.

Conference participants must be dues-paying members. SEC/AAS dues are $20 ($10 for students). The membership application form is available on the SEC/AAS website. Please submit this form with the correct dues to Professor Li-ling Hsiao, Department of Asian Studies, New West 113, CB#3267, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599.

Program Chair
Han Li <hanl@rhodes.edu>
Modern Languages and Literatures

Literary Fantasy and Its Discontents–cfp reminder

Dear all,

I write with a quick reminder that the early-consideration deadline for abstracts for Literary Fantasy and Its Discontents (Taipei, November 23–24) is next Monday, June 4. All papers related to the theme are welcome, and the conference may be particularly interesting to scholars who work on Chinese or Taiwanese nationalisms, politicized reception histories of fantasy in Asia, rediscovered or repurposed fantastic texts, and/or explorations of the reception history of Western fantasies in the East and Eastern fantasies in the West.

Keynote speakers are Ackbar Abbas (Hong Kong: Culture and the Politics of Disappearance) and Marysa Demoor, who has published widely on Victorian and modernist culture and is the co-editor of the Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism.

We’re also pleased to announce that we’ll be publishing selected revised, peer-reviewed essays from the conference in National Taiwan University’s journal, Ex-position (formerly NTU Studies in Language and Literature), which is indexed in MLA.

Please see the CFP and information on the companion cultural events, the keynote speakers, and our conference publication at https://literaryfantasytaipei2018.wordpress.com/. While the early-consideration abstract deadline (usually best for international scholars) is next week, we also will accept abstracts until our regular deadline of August 31. We will respond within two weeks of either deadline.

All best,

Sharin Schroeder <sharinschroeder@mail.ntut.edu.tw>
Taipei Tech

In the Realm of the Senses

In the Realm of the Senses: Mapping China’s Modern Sensorium
現代中國的感覺與感官革命
19-20 June 2018, University of Edinburgh
Mirror Room, Abden House, 1 Marchhall Crescent, EH16 5HP

Co-sponsored by The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The University of Edinburgh

Day 1 (19 June, 2018 Tuesday)

9:15-9:30 am coffee/tea and welcome

9:30-11:00 am Panel I (Moderator: Joachim Gentz)

Jane Geaney (University of Richmond)
(Re)thinking through Early Chinese Senses

Paolo Santangelo (Sapienza University of Rome)
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Global Island: Taiwan and the World–cfp

“Global Island: Taiwan and the World” Workshop
University of Washington, Seattle
October 18-19, 2018
Hosted by the University of Washington Taiwan Studies Program

From an island embedded within early modern trade networks, in its interactions with colonial and imperial powers, and as a site for development and democracy, Taiwan has been shaped by its global connections and in turn changed the world.  Understanding Taiwan within a global context reveals not just how Taiwan’s history, society, and culture have unfolded, but also how Taiwan has played a crucial role in transnational processes as a site of global production.

The “Global Island” workshop imagines Taiwan within new spatial and chronological contexts, and reorients Taiwan studies away from traditional imaginations of Taiwan as limited to comparatives or cross-straits relations.  This academic workshop will explore the implications of Taiwan’s connections with the world on Taiwanese society and culture, as well as Taiwan’s influence upon the rest of the world.

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The Moving Target

The Moving Target: A Workshop on Translation and Chinese Poetry
June 1–2, 2018 | Leiden University
Convened by Maghiel van Crevel and Lucas Klein

From the Book of Songs to 21st-century migrant worker poetry and from Yu Xiuhua in English to Paul Celan in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2JZjJuY.

Papers by Joseph Allen, Lucas Klein, Nicholas Morrow Williams, Zhou Min, Tara Coleman, Chris Song, Christopher Lupke, Jenn Marie Nunes, Meng Liansu, Joanna Krenz, Jacob Edmond, Eleanor Goodman, Nick Admussen, Rui Kunze, Maghiel van Crevel, and Wilt Idema. Full program: http://bit.ly/2FWw2Wz.

Posted by: Maghiel van Crevel <M.van.Crevel@hum.leidenuniv.nl>

China Academic Network on Gender

China Academic Network on Gender – Launch and Inaugural Conference

We are delighted to introduce a new network for Postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers working on Gender in China. The China Academic Network on Gender (CHANGE) will be launched at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Brussels on 14-15 May 2018 in partnership with SOAS, King’s College London, and East China Normal University. The network aims to be a platform where younger scholars working on Gender in Chinese humanities and social sciences will be able to network and share resources. We will also organise biannual themed conferences at partner universities starting in 2019.

All details and the membership form are available on the website of CHANGE: https://change.hypotheses.org Continue reading