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

Critical Perspective on Chinese Infrastructures–cfp

Below is a brief CFP for a panel being organized by a colleague (Leif Johnson, University of Kentucky Dept. of Geography) and myself (Goeun Lee, University of Kentucky Dept. of Anthropology), for the upcoming Association for Asian Studies conference in Hong Kong, June 2020. We are looking for contributions from geographers and anthropologists doing research on or around topics including the construction, maintenance, planning, or discourse surrounding Chinese infrastructure, particularly within China.

Due to the structure of the AAS’ panel organization system, the deadline for panel proposals is quite soon, and we would hope to be able to have a clear idea of who will be participating by October 25th, which will give us time to submit requests for financial support for participants who need it, and draft a fleshed-out proposal to submit to AAS by the 30th of October. If you are interested, even with doubts about timing or funding, please get back to us as soon as possible! Continue reading

Berkeley-Stanford Grad Conference 2020–cfp

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

Communication, Media, and Governance 2012–cfp

Call for Third Biennial Conference on Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization

The National Communication Association (NCA) announces the Third Biennial Conference on Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization, to be held on the Beijing campus of the Communication University of China (CUC), June 19-21, 2020. The conference seeks to foster greater understanding between and collaboration among Chinese scholars of Communication and a wide range of international colleagues affiliated with NCA.

For this event, we will be using the United Nation’s “Millennium Development Goals” (MDGs). Approved in 2000, and signed by all 191 UN members, the MDGs serve as benchmarks in human development, quality of life, and global partnership. The eight MDGs are:

  • To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger;
  • To achieve universal primary education;
  • To promote gender equality and empower women;
  • To reduce child mortality;
  • To improve maternal health;
  • To combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases;
  • To ensure environmental sustainability; and
  • To develop global partnerships for development.

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Rethinking Modernity through Transculturality–cfp

CFP: Rethinking Modernity through Transculturality
ACLA 2020, March 19-22, Chicago
Deadline: Sep. 23 9am EST on ACLA portal

How was the idea of modernity or the modern conceptualized? According to Max Weber, it is originated from the secularization of Christianity, while for philosophers such as Nietzsche, it pertains to the Enlightenment reason and marks the rise of science and human rationality over theology and metaphysics. But more specifically, according to Peter Osborne, the term modernity is first and foremost a historical indicator derived from the distinction of the past as pre-modern. Contemporary scholars such as Fredric Jameson register the modern in the Marxist stages of revolution. The modern or modernity in this sense always subscribes to the temporal register. With the rise of anti-colonial consciousness and the prominent postcolonial criticism, the idea of the modern can no longer be limited to the temporal register. From the mid-twentieth century, a reflection over the conceptualization of the East-West has already been purported by Japanese scholars such as Takeuchi Yoshimi. In recent years, various efforts have been made at rethinking the issue of modernity and its relevant cultural and literary practices through border-crossing lenses, be it transcultural, transnational, transcontinental, global/world, etc. Continue reading

Translation as Reading–cfp

CFP: Translation as Reading (ACLA 2020)
ACLA 2020, March 19-22, Chicago
Seminar organizers: Junjie Luo and Eugene Eoyang

When Gayatri Spivak (1993) discusses “translation as reading,” she focuses on the relationship that a translator establishes with the original text and its translation. This seminar examines the role that reading plays in various aspects of translation. Following Spivak’s argument, this seminar welcomes papers that use the concept of reading to discuss the dynamics between texts and translators. How do different modes of reading influence translation strategies? What historical and cultural factors contribute to a translator’s understanding of the original text? We encourage contributors to use reading as a critical lens to compare cultures. For example, how does a translator’s interpretation of the source text reflect the cultural differences and the opportunities/challenges in cross-cultural communication? Continue reading

Art in Drama workshop

Art in Drama: Reading Dramatic Texts at the Interstices of Performance Culture and Visual Culture

https://ceas.yale.edu/events/art-drama-reading-dramatic-texts-interstices-performance-culture-and-visual-culture

This collaborative reading workshop shall add to our understanding of the visual dimension of drama in Ming and Qing China through an interdisciplinary approach to dramatic texts that portray or engage other forms of art, such as painting, gardening, woodblock printing, costuming, and performance arts (e.g., guqin-playing, female dance, ballad singing, and court pageantries, etc.). In this workshop, we bring together drama scholars with cross-genre, cross-media, and cross-disciplinary research projects all of which involve close reading of dramatic texts as a fundamental part of their scholarship. Each participant has proposed one to two dramatic texts at the center of their ongoing research projects to be the primary material for an intensive group discussion.

Co-organized by Peng Xu (Swarthmore College) and Quincy Ngan (Yale University), the workshop will take place on Oct 12-13, 2019, at Yale. Continue reading

WICL-5–cfp

Call for Papers: 5th Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL-5)
http://u.osu.edu/wicl/wicl-5/

The 5th Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL-5) will take place on Sunday, 19 April 2020, at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. The WICL conference — an event hosted every two years by different institutions in North America — focuses on new advances in Cantonese Linguistics, including innovations in methodologies, tools, and/or computing software. New approaches and research on language variation within the Cantonese (or “Yue”) subgroup of the Chinese language family, language contact phenomena, and new subfields and their interfaces are especially welcome.

Keynote speakers are: Professor Roxana Suk-Yee Fung (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and Professor Genevieve Leung (University of San Francisco) Continue reading

ACLA Transculturalism, Cultural Hybridity and Globalization panel–cfp

ACLA Panel: Transculturalism, Cultural Hybridity and Globalization
Call for Papers

In the article “Global Mobility, Transcultural Literature, and Multiple Modes of Modernity,”Arianna Dagnino considers the term transcultural as “a mode of reflexive identity” to examine one’s cultural beliefs as well as a “critical perspective that sees cultures as relational webs and acknowledges the transitory, confluential, and mutually transforming nature of cultures.” Such dynamic notion of culture also echoes with Homi Bhabha’s postcolonial notion of hybridity, a transformational form of culture created by mixing two or more different sources and any accompanying dynamics associated with this process. Ever since the 15th century’s first globalization, we have witnessed not only people from distant regions but also their cultural heritages have continued to meet in “Third Space” (Kramsch &amp; Uryu 2012) and been hybridized with one another to create a new form of culture. This dynamic process that allows the emergence of new culture has been significantly accelerated by today’s rapid globalization of economy, the increase of human migration and the diffusion of global information technologies. Continue reading

NACCL 2020–cfp

We are pleased to announce that the 32nd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-32), will be held at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, on April 24 – 26, 2020. The theme of NACCL-32 is collaborativity and interdisciplinarity in Chinese linguistic studies.

Conference Website: https://sites.google.com/site/naccl32uconn
Abstract submission: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/naccl_2020

NACCL-32 invite abstracts in all subfields of Chinese linguistics, including but not limited to, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, dialectology, historical linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and corpus linguistics. We particularly encourage submissions that are relevant to our conference theme: connectivity, collaborativity and interdisciplinarity in Chineese linguistic studies. Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be allotted 20 minutes to present their research and 10 minutes to answer questions. Abstracts and presentations can be given in either English or Mandarin Chinese. Continue reading

Geography, Affect, and Diaspora–cfp

Panel “Geography, Affect, and Diaspora” in ACLA 2020
Organizer: Melody Yunzi Li
Co-Organizer: Robert T. Tally Jr.
Contact the Seminar Organizers

As Alison Blunt notes in her Domicile and Diaspora, “The term ‘diaspora’ is inherently geographical, implying a scattering of people over space and the transnational connections between people and places.” Over the years, cultural critics, geographers, and historians examining diaspora have focused on such concepts as home and homeland, territory and territoriality, citizenship, migration, transnationalism, and cultural difference. These are also prominent themes in diasporic literature, film, and other media, yet comparatively little attention has been paid to the distinctive spatiality at the heart of these matters, particular with respect to the affective geographies implicit in diasporic identity and community. Drawing upon the insights of geocriticism, literary geography, and spatial literary studies more generally, this panel aims to explore the intricate ways in which diaspora interacts with space, place, and emotional attachment in various cultural forms. Continue reading

ACLA 2020 Rethinking Modernity through Transculturality–cfp

ACLA 2020 (March 19-22) at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Chicago
Seminar: Rethinking Modernity through Transculturality: Euro-Asia Comparison as Example” (https://www.acla.org/rethinking-modernity-through-transculturality-euro-asia-comparison-example)

How was the idea of modernity or the modern conceptualized? According to Max Weber, it is originated from the secularization of Christianity, while for philosophers such as Nietzsche, it pertains to the Enlightenment reason and marks the rise of science and human rationality over theology and metaphysics. But more specifically, according to Peter Osborne, the term modernity is first and foremost a historical indicator derived from the distinction of the past as pre-modern. Contemporary scholars such as Fredric Jameson register the modern in the Marxist stages of revolution. The modern or modernity in this sense always subscribes to the temporal register. With the rise of anti-colonial consciousness and the prominent postcolonial criticism, the idea of the modern can no longer be limited to the temporal register. From the mid-twentieth century, a reflection over the conceptualization of the East-West has already been purported by Japanese scholars such as Takeuchi Yoshimi. In recent years, various efforts have been made at rethinking the issue of modernity and its relevant cultural and literary practices through border-crossing lenses, be it transcultural, transnational, transcontinental, global/world, etc. Continue reading

ACLA 2020 SF in/of China panel–cfp

Call for Papers: SF in/of China, organized by Cara Healey and Hua Li
ACLA Chicago, March 19-22, 2020

This seminar seeks to create a cross-cultural and intraregional dialogue on China in SF (speculative fiction/science fiction/science fantasy) and Chinese SF. 

An imagined “China” has been and continues to be a locus of speculation in the Anglophone tradition, from Yellow Peril narratives to techno-Orientalist incarnations of cyberpunk (e.g. Neal Stephenson’s Diamond Age) or space western (e.g. Joss Whedon’s Firefly). In the current age of decolonization and #OwnVoices, SF has emerged that challenges these Western-centered approaches. Chinese American and other diaspora writers incorporate elements of Chinese history, culture, and society into their own works, from Ken Liu’s silkpunk and Rebecca Kuang’s China-centered grimdark to Maggie Shen King’s and Cindy Pon’s near-future dystopias and Lawrence Lek’s take on Sinofuturism. At the same time, Chinese SF has seen a boom in global popularity with the success of Liu Cixin’s award-winning Three-Body Problem trilogy and Frant Gwo’s 2019 blockbuster The Wandering Earth, along with translations of many other contemporary Chinese SF works into English and other languages. Continue reading

Prism–cfp

CFP (General Issues) – Prism: Theory and Modern Chinese Literature
// Seeking Contributions for General Issues //

A general issue appears in March, and its submission deadline is April 1 of the preceding year.

If you have any questions regarding your submission, please send email to prism@ln.edu.hk.

Prism: Theory and Modern Chinese Literature presents cutting-edge research on modern literary production, dissemination, and reception in China and beyond. It also publishes works that study the shaping influence of traditional literature and culture on modern and contemporary China. Prism actively promotes scholarly investigations from interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives, and it encourages integration of theoretical inquiry with empirical research. The journal strives to foster in-depth dialogues between Western and Chinese literary theories that illuminate both the unique features of each interlocutor and their shared insights into issues of universal interest. Prism is a new incarnation of Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese (JMLC), founded in 1997 by the Centre for Humanities Research of Lingnan University. For submission guidelines and a more detailed description of Prism, visit prism-journal.org. Continue reading