China and the World–cfp

Upcoming Conference: “China and the World: Language, Culture, Politics”, Sofia University, December 12-13, 2019

The Sinology Departments of Sofia University in Bulgaria and the Department of China Studies of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University are jointly organizing a conference that aims at bringing together leading European and East Asian scholars to engage with the subject of China’s increasing role in Central and Eastern Europe, and the Balkans in particular.

Conference details:

Venue: Sofia University, Bulgaria
Dates: 12-13th Dec 2019
Abstract submission deadline: 30th August 201

The conference includes the following topics for discussion:

1. Tradition and new trends in Chinese linguistics
2. Tradition and new tendencies in translation studies: audio-video translation
3. Chinese literature research: problems of literary translation
4. The ideal Chinese textbook – from beginners to the advanced
5. Importance of Chinese language and culture in teaching university-level sinology students
6. Chinese culture in the 21st century – tradition and modernity
7. Chinese Art – past and present
8. Chinese religions and their dialogue with the modern world
9. Chinese social and cultural psychology in the 21st century
10. Social change in China
11. Local governance in China
12. China and gender issues
13. The Belt and Road Initiative and the Balkan Silk Road
14. Relations between China and the states of Europe, Asia-Pacific and Indo-Pacific
15. China and the World in the 20th and 21st century – between conflict and coexistence (How the world has affected China’s internal development and how China is affecting the development of the world in the past 70 years)

For further information see the attached file or visit the conference website at

Posted by: Loredana Cesarino

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