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.

Suggested topics:

  • Methods in China India studies Cultural convergence
  • Islam in China and India Borders and borderlands Diaspora
  • Gender in China and India
  • Circulating narratives
  • Premodern connections and comparisons China, India, and their neighbors
  • Asian Studies in Asia

250-word abstracts should be submitted in English to by November 15. Panel proposals (with abstracts for 3-4 papers plus an additional 250-word abstract for the panel) are also welcome.

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