4th World Congress of Taiwan Studies

The University of Washington Taiwan Studies Program will host the 4th World Congress of Taiwan Studies from June 27 to 29, 2022.

All three days of the conference will be livestreamed on our Facebook and YouTube pages. To join us online, please register at the WCTS website. Registration to view the livestream is free and open to all. The conference program and additional information are also on the WCTS website.

The WCTS brings together the world’s leading Taiwan Studies scholars to share their research. The 4th World Congress general theme is “Taiwan in the Making,” exploring the processes, forces, and dynamics that made and continue to make Taiwan. The quadrennial conference is jointly organized by Academia Sinica and the Taiwan Studies Program and will be the first time WCTS is held in North America.

The 4th World Congress of Taiwan Studies is sponsored by the University of Washington Taiwan Studies Program, Academia Sinica, The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, the ROC (Taiwan) Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the ROC (Taiwan) Ministry of Education.

Reckoning with Race & Racism in Academic Medicine

The Department of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
The Center for Africana Studies, Johns Hopkins University
The Program in Racism, Immigration, & Citizenship, Johns Hopkins University

PRESENT

Molina Symposium on the History of Medicine
RECKONING WITH RACE & RACISM IN ACADEMIC MEDICINE

May 5th – 6th, 2022

The legacies of race and racism cast a long shadow on academic medical institutions today: ongoing scientific racism in medicine, unequal access to health care, the segregation of medical facilities, and the exclusion of African Americans and other racialized groups from medical education. Medical research and medical practice have not merely been incidentally affected by racism in broader society, but rather have been key sites for the production and reproduction of biological understandings of race. In order to develop more effective anti-racist responses to endemic health inequalities made so visible in the COVID-19 epidemic, medicine needs to fully confront these painful histories of structural violence.

This conference includes historians, sociologists, medical educators, medical trainees, advocates and activists from around the United States to work towards a more inclusive version of historical reckoning. Over two days, we will examine the centrality of history as a tool and as a method to understand the intersections of structural racism and health past and present, aim to build anti-racist curricula and commit to engaging with structural racism as a key aspect of medical training and policy change.

Learn More & Register:
https://hopkinshistoryofmedicine.org/conf-reckoning-with-racism-med/

United Nations and Korean War (1950-53): Politics, War and Peace

Since the Korean War has been over 70 years, Pusan National University, South Korea is hosting an international conference on the subject (United Nations and Korean War (1950-53): Politics, War and Peace). The interdisciplinary conference will be on 21-24 October 2022.

The aim of this (on-site) conference is to explore the involvement of the United Nations for ‘the Forgotten War’ through the various case studies of individuals, groups, or nations. The theme can be analysed in a multidisciplinary approach of history, politics, anthropology, sociology, war strategy, human movement, medicine, refugee, POWs, Busan studies, unification policy, education, and human rights.

If you are interested or your current research is relevant to the Korean War, we invite your abstract before 15 June 2022.

Please send your abstract or panel proposals to David W. Kim (davidwj_kim@yahoo.co.uk) including the following information:

Paper title
Nominated stream
Name and affiliation
Contact details (email)
Abstract of 150-200 words
Biography of 80 words highlighting teaching and research interests and publications (3-4 title and year only).

Proposals for panels of 3 or 4 papers must include the above information for all papers and a brief description of the panel itself of 100 words.

There will be limited bursary for some accepted doctoral candidates and early career researchers ($100-$300 each) as well as award for two best papers ($500 each). The bursary and award will be given away after conference.

Post-conference Publication
The selected papers (in a book volume) will be published by the Cambridge Scholars Publishing or Routledge in UK.

Conference Committee
(Chair) David William Kim (Australian National University and Kookmin University, Seoul)
(Co-Chair) Kiseob Kim (Director, Institute for Korean Unification, Pusan National University)
Jihyun Kim (Institute for Korean Unification, Pusan National University)

Please see the conference website for more details: https://iku.pusan.ac.kr/iku/54496/subview.do

Mindful Joint 2022 Exploring History and Identities: Contemporary Media Art from Korea

Over the past decades, Korean art has joined the trend of globalization of contemporary art and had an active dialogue with the rapidly changing world. As the globalization of Korea coincided with the nation’s transition to democratic polity since the 1990s, Korean art went through a fundamental change. Accordingly, what has emerged is a need to see and discuss contemporary Korean art as a group and contextualize it in the context of global contemporary art. “Exploring History and Identities: Contemporary Media Art from Korea” introduces critical issues around contemporary Korean art with media art practices, which best exemplifies the transformation and the status of Korean art.

“Exploring History and Identities: Contemporary Media Art from Korea” brings together the most prominent media artists, a designer, curators, and scholars from South Korea to open up a conversation about how contemporary Korean art addresses issues of history, the future, diaspora, and identity in the era of rapid digital transformation and globalization. The three-day event at Northern Arizona University will be held on March 7, 8, and 10, 2022. Jaewook Lee and Kyungmee Byun will co-organize the event.

The event will focus on Korean cultural productions that utilize new media, such as video, photography, graphic design, virtual reality, film, and explore the relationship between history and memory, the past and the future, the local and the global, and the individual and the collective. Participants will be artists, curators, and scholars of Korean ethnicity who have lived and worked both in and outside the country. In addition, the symposium introduces the latest examples from leaders who break the traditional norms in a rapidly changing world.

Dates: March 7, 8, 10, 2022
Location: Online (Open to the General Public)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://nau.zoom.us/j/7665585656 Meeting ID: 766 558 5656 Password: 111

Presenters and Schedule:
March 7 (Monday) 7pm – 8:30pm: Sang Lee
March 8 (Tuesday) 2:30pm – 4:00pm Min Oh & Harry Choi
March 8 (Tuesday) 5:30pm – 7:00pm Sung Rok Choi
March 10 (Thursday) 2:30pm – 4:00pm Chansook Choi & Goeun Song
March 10 (Thursday) 5:30pm – 7:00pm Boyoung Chang
All times are listed in Arizona time (MST)

[CFP] Journeys: Spiritual and Physical Experiences in East Asian Buddhism (Cambridge Graduate Student Conference on East Asian Studies)

In Buddhism, the notion of journey holds a special meaning, as it is used allegorically to refer to the path towards nirvana, charting a passage from the world of suffering and illusion to an ideal blissful land. Buddhist teachings provide believers with the spiritual vehicle to embark on this journey that can either be pursued virtually inside one’s mind or in the physical world through one’s body. Since early times, many devoted believers embarked on their pilgrimage to remote regions searching for true dharma or the truth within. These physical journeys are recorded in hagiographies, records on pilgrimages by Buddhist monks, travel notes and fictional stories, and depicted visually in art and historical artefacts. At the same time, the journey could also be taken spiritually, through contemplative practices or other forms of imaginary travelling.

This conference invites graduate students based in the UK to submit proposals exploring the notion of journey. Topics include but are not limited to:

Meditative journey and visionary experiences in contemplation
Pilgrimage, miracles, and ascetic experiences,
Popular narratives, including supernatural stories and laymen accounts
Representations of journeys in art
The circulation of religious texts or Buddhist stories
Gender issues regarding Buddhist journeys
Journey of religious objects and scriptures

We also welcome submissions on topics relevant to Buddhism and/or other faiths in East Asia.

The conference will take place in person in Cambridge. There will be no hybrid arrangements. With the kind support from the Tzu Chi Foundation, we will be able to cover your travel costs and provide one-night accommodation here at Cambridge.

Please submit your abstract (250-300 words) by 31 March 2022 via email to Yizhuo Li (yl752@cam.ac.uk) and Junfu Wong (jw2034@cam.ac.uk). Please also include the following information in your proposal:
a) author(s)
b) affiliation
c) email address
d) title
e) keywords (up to three)

The final decision will be made by 30 April 2022.

International Conference: Modernity in Korean Art Reconsidered!

We cordially invite you to join our upcoming international conference “Modernity in Korean Art Reconsidered!” as a virtual audience member. The conference is organized by the East Asian Art History division of the Art History Institute at Freie Universität Berlin, with the generous support of the Korea Foundation and the Gerda Henkel Stiftung.

Date: January 27 – 29, 2022. Please see the flyer (https://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/e/khi/schwerpunkte/abteilung_ostasien/aktuelles/Modernity-in-Korean-Art-Reconsidered_flyer.pdf) for a more detailed schedule.

The conference takes place in a hybrid format. Due to health regulations, the onsite conference room will not be open to the public. To register for the online meetings (held via Webex), please send your name and e-mail address to: z.steiner@fu-berlin.de

The conference focuses on the global effect of modernity on local Korean developments and artistic manifestations. The transcultural and transmedia aspects of modern Korean art is object to a multifaceted examination. Reconsidering latest research topics, the meeting relates to the translation of knowledge, social systems, aesthetic practices and artifacts across regions and times in the course of the development of modern Korean art, and the figures involved in the transmission, perception, translation, exhibition, production and modification of ideas and objects of modernity.

CFP: New Perspectives on the History of Books and Reading in Korea

Ever since Maurice Courant, a French diplomat-turned-scholar, published his monumental Bibliographie Coréenne in 1894, much ink has been spilled on the study of books in Korea. But where is the field headed now? In current research on the history of the book, especially in English-language scholarship, the Korean experience is more often than not written out or treated as an aberration: How was it that a country that had developed and widely used the technology for movable metal type printing as early as the thirteenth century had to wait until the turn of the nineteenth century to witness the rise of commercial printing of vernacular-language materials? The Eurocentric, print-oriented view tends to overlook the historical validity of various non-print forms of the book, as well as the physical instantiation of literacies and practices of writing and reading that flourished in Korea from the fourteenth to the early twentieth centuries.

We invite papers committed to twin projects: critically revisiting existing characterizations of Korea’s book culture while also conducting in-depth bibliographical and physical examinations of original texts that register the practices of pertinent genres, people, and institutions. For example, we look forward to receiving proposals that will shed light on questions like the following: What cultural perceptions and attitudes were reflected in books and the wide range of activities pertaining to their production (paper supply, carving, binding, design, illustration, etc.), circulation, collecting, commercialization, transcription, personalization, de- and re-construction, honoring and discrediting, vernacularization, translation, annotation (glossing, marginalia, commentary, illumination, etc.), documentation, note-taking, anthologizing, republication, reprinting, and digitization? What books were involved in the defining events that shaped the materiality of books and changed practices of reading?

The conference will take place on December 8, 2022 at Harvard University. The one-day conference will consist of a half-day workshop to discuss each paper, hands-on examination of select materials held by the Harvard-Yenching Library, and a roundtable discussion. If you are interested in participating in the conference, please send a paper proposal (250-300 words) accompanied by a CV to Si Nae Park (sinaepark@fas.harvard.edu) and Suyoung Son (ss994@cornell.edu) by March 1, 2022. Selected participants are expected to send in a paper draft by the end of August 2022.

NATSA 2022 Annual Conference, “Taiwan Studies in Application”

North American Taiwan Studies Association 27th Annual Conference
“Taiwan Studies in Application”
July 8 – 10, 2022

George Washington University
Washington, D.C.

Call for Proposals

Research and practice are not two mutually exclusive professions. Instead, the boundary between them is increasingly blurred nowadays. This new social trend opens possibilities for thoughtful, creative, and impactful engagement between researchers and practitioners such that they could complement each other for the betterment of our shared world.

NATSA has been standing at the forefront of Taiwan studies, advancing the field in knowledge production as well as fostering meaningful interaction between academia and civil society. Hence, our 2022 conference will feature “application” to honor diverse approaches to engaging with Taiwan and Taiwan studies. NATSA looks forward to developing robust relationships, constructive dialogues, and collaborative actions for both researchers and practitioners. While we aim to have an in-person conference next year in Washington, D.C., we will closely follow the situation of the pandemic and finalize the format of the annual meeting in accordance with the local public health guidance.

Important dates (Eastern Time):
Call for proposals open: November 15 – December 31, 2021

14th Open dialogue

The Open Dialogue is one of the largest annual international events in Russia for those who teach Chinese. During the Open Dialogue, speakers can present their teaching methods and share practical advice.

The 14th Open Dialogue will be devoted to methods of teaching Chinese, speakers from all over the world will take part in numerous discussions and share the conclusions of their latest studies.

We invite teachers, publishers, and authors of student textbooks and companies specializing in the Chinese language, to participate in the 14th Open Dialogue and present new books, tell about the requirements for preparing specialists in the field of the Chinese language, and, of course, share opinions with colleagues from all over the world.

The 14th Open Dialogue will be held online.

Brown University Modern Languages Conference ‘22 ~ Call for Proposals

Cross-talk: Conversations on Race & Language
February 24-26, 2022

In-person Presenters with Hybrid Format for Audience

In March of 2021, controversy arose over the choices for a Dutch and Catalan translator of Amanda Gorman’s poem “The Hill We Climb.” Alex Marshall’s article in the New York Times discusses how translating Amanda Gorman’s work has “shone a light on the often unexamined world of literary translation and its lack of racial diversity.” More recently, in September 2021, M. NourbeSe Philip called for the destruction of an unapproved translation into Italian of her novel Zong!. To what degree are these issues around translation due to a lack of critical conversations about race and language in our conceptual and pedagogical work in languages, literatures, and cultures?

This conference will question how events related to race, racial justice, and social justice have become transnational and impact the languages, literatures, and cultures that we teach. How can scholars and educators adapt curriculum and lead through languages in an effort to address racial and social justice in the world? How do languages change to become part of this global dialogue? And how does this dialogue cross borders and change between and within languages? How do race and language overlap and intertwine in our fields of study?

We are soliciting papers related to questions of race and language in the following thematic areas, although we welcome other ideas as well:

*Migration, Exile, Displacement, Mobility
*Racial Politics of Translation, Race, and Translation
*Global South-South dialogues of Race, Language, Literature, and Culture
*Transdisciplinary Connections with Africana, Asian and Asian American, Indigenous and Native American, Latin American and Latinx, and Middle Eastern Diasporas and Studies
*Teaching Practices, Pedagogies, and Curriculum/Program Design
*New Forms of Knowledge and Expression (Afropessimism, Afrofuturism, anti-colonial, archipelagic, de-cold war, decoloniality, deimperialization studies, etc.)

Please submit an abstract of no more than 150 words by Wednesday, December 15, 2021. We welcome abstracts from graduate students and will announce competitive travel grants in our acceptance letters.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by January 4, 2022.

Conference: Narrating Cold Wars

The year 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the “Cold War”, a half-century of superpower rivalry that has generated stubbornly rigid ways of thinking about our world. Our conference critically explores the ways in which cold wars have been narrated, what these narratives have left out, and how alternative possibilities may be imagined. The three-day event will feature a dozen invited experts and more than 60 paper presenters, selected from submissions responding to our open call.

The conference is online and all are welcome to attend by Zoom. Admission is free of charge, but registration is required. Please visit the website for the full programme and our registration form.

The event is organised by HKBU’s School of Communication and Film in collaboration with Academy of Visual Arts and the Department of Government and International Studies.

Spirituality, Healthcare and Social Movements in East Asia: A Transnational Perspective

We are pleased to announce the lineup of the 1st EANASE International Conference, “Spirituality, Healthcare and Social Movements in East Asia: A Transnational Perspective,” to be held every Saturday of November 2021, at 9pm (Tokyo time).

This conference aims to offer such a chance by inviting academic contributions to reflect on the intertwined relationship between spirituality, healthcare and social movements in East Asia from a trans-national/local/cultural perspective. As a time of unprecedented changes and accelerated global interactions, our focus lies on the period between the nineteenth to the twentieth-first centuries.

We understand that East Asia is not a monolithic or readily-identifiable entity, but rather a historical construction that has been constantly reshaped and re-invoked for multiple reasons and by a number of actors, many of whom have come from outside the political frontiers of China, Japan and Korea.

Moreover, whereas an ‘East Asian-centred’ approach might be initially helpful to counterbalance ‘Euro-american-centred’ perspectives still prevalent in academic settings, East Asia – however defined – has flourished in a changing, closely interconnected world.

The emergence of new religious movements like Theosophy, Falungong and Taireido, or the popularisation of acupuncture, reiki and hypnosis worldwide, for instance, challenge reductionist binary views of East/West, tradition/modernity, science/religion.

Likewise, the recent dissemination of New Age practices across East Asia or the ongoing study of Buddhist meditation by American and European psychiatrists seem to reflect broader concerns that, for the past two centuries or so, have ignored national and cultural borders – and whose wider social implications are more visible than ever.

If you have any interests in our conference, please register here: https://bit.ly/eanase2021

For more details, please visit https://eanase.com/conference-schedule/.

Virtual Conference: Path of the Teabowl

A teabowl is essential for the preparation and consumption of the finely powdered, whipped green tea known around the world today as matcha. Originating in China and developed in Korea and Japan, teabowls have been a special category of ceramic vessel for more than a thousand years. Today they capture the imagination of potters around the world, both as utensil and as sculpture.

On the occasion of the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum exhibition Path of the Teabowl, this conference explores the definitions, histories, and contexts of teabowls. For more information about the exhibition visit: https://ceramicsmuseum.alfred.edu/exhibitions/

For more information about the conference visit: https://ceramicsmuseum.alfred.edu/events.html

To register for the conference: https://alfredu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9e3EuXqSSJmRh8SspgN7rA

For questions about conference registration, contact artsevents@alfred.edu. For more information about the conference content, or to pose questions to speakers in advance of the event, contact Meghen Jones, jonesmm@alfred.edu.

A conference recording will be available after the event on YouTube.

Financial support for this conference has been provided by a generous grant from the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission and the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies.

Rethinking Trans-Pacific Ties: Asia and Latin America

LASA and EANLAS are jointly organizing an international congress on Feb. 15– 19, 2022. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 LASA-EANLAS Congress will be held as a fully online Congress.

The exchange of goods and people between Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) dates back roughly to the 16th century, and from the mid-19th century, the arrival of large-scale Asian immigrants and laborers into the LAC region gave further impetus to the cross-cultural exchange and multicultural identity constructions that followed. Further beyond the migration, the encounters between Asia and LAC through multiple points of contact across time and space are diverse enough to incorporate such issues as Orientalism and Occidentalism in the Hispanic world and Asia, and the trans-pacific exchanges that disrupt the boundaries of singular notions of identity.

In the modern history, both Asia and LAC have traveled the bumpy road toward economic development, political stability, social cohesion, and cultural diversity. The footsteps of the two regions present both shared similarities and distinct uniqueness. However, interactions were largely hindered by the tyranny of distance.

Partnership between Asia and LAC have reached a turning point in the 21st century. Asia has emerged as the LAC’s second largest trading partner whereas this dynamic relationship has significantly increased LAC’s strategic and economic importance to Asia. The key pillars of integration initiative on diverse trade patterns, sustained investment, and cooperation partnerships are leading the way in strengthening and balancing the relationship. Rich cultures of both regions also have interacted intensively. Brazilian Army of BTS has become so passionate when they sing the entire song with BTS at the concert. Perhaps there’s no better literary works describing the life of Chinese migrants in the mid-19 century California than Isabel Allende’s novel.

Both regions have large domestic markets. Despite strong economic development, both still have large populations living in poverty and inequality. Both regions also have unique strengths in natural resources, industry, or services. Building on these complementarities, countries will continue to underpin interregional relationship.

Asia and Latin America are among the world’s most fascinating laboratory of social science and humanities. They have many useful lessons to share. Asia has shown a remarkable resilience and rapid economic development despite a series of global economic crisis. Latin America and the Caribbean has gained political autonomy and has diversified its international relations and its markets, but still faces great challenges in the field of development and social equity. Asia and LAC have also recently confronted the dual challenges of a global economic recovery and policy uncertainty stemming from the aftermath of post COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

In the light of this critical juncture, this brave new initiative is made to bring together two regions’ academic assets, to exchange ideas that address the same problems from different perspectives. Hereby, LASA and EANLAS jointly open a venue for both intensive and extensive intellectual dialogue in the following three tracks:

  1. Asian and LAC relations
    The track will cover a wide range of topics on trans-Pacific relations from political, social, economic, business to cultural dimensions.
  2. Asian and LAC, Comparative Studies
    The track promotes comparative studies on both regions from diverse academic backgrounds.
  3. Asia and LAC intellectual encounters
    The track accepts scholarly works on Latin America by researchers from diverse regions of the world, especially Asia, in any field of humanities and social sciences. Asian studies by scholars based in the Americas are also welcome. It promotes Asia-LAC intellectual encounters to further networking.

Submissions and Panels

You are invited to submit an individual paper or session proposal (panel, workshop, or roundtable) addressing any topic related to one of the program tracks. The most important part of LASA-EANLAS will be the sessions, which will take place during the five days of the Congress and will be comprised of submissions selected through this call. We invite the submission of both fully formed sessions and individual papers addressing all areas of the three tracks listed above.

All proposals must be submitted to the LASA secretariat via the online proposal system from September 20 to October 20, 2021. 

Call for Papers: 10th Annual KSI Graduate Symposium at USC

10th Annual USC KSI Virtual Graduate Symposium: Korea, East Asia, and/or Asian Diasporas

Symposium Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022, 1-5 PM PDT (via Zoom).

The USC Korean Studies Institute is pleased to announce the tenth annual virtual graduate student symposium and invite paper proposals and discussant applications. This symposium aims to professionalize graduate students, nurture their scholarship, and create interdisciplinary networks of Ph.D. students working on research related to Korea, East Asia, and/or Asian diasporas. The symposium provides students from various institutions with the chance to meet and share research in progress with their peers and participating faculty. In addition, participants can engage with a faculty panel that will build their professional and research skills.

Graduate students from any department and any university are encouraged to submit paper proposals or serve as discussants. We hope to achieve an interdisciplinary mix of research papers from both the social sciences and humanities. Particularly encouraged are research papers that include Korea in a larger comparative or theoretical framework.

Paper Proposals and Applications for Discussants Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021

Participation: Students can take part in the symposium as presenters or discussants. Please indicate in your cover letter which role you are applying for by October 15th to uscksigradsymposium@gmail.com.

For paper proposals: please e-mail your CV, a short cover letter, and 250-word abstract.
To apply as discussant: please submit your CV and short cover letter.

Questions can be directed to the organizing committee at uscksigradsymposium@gmail.com.

Call for Papers – Workshop on the History and Practice of Archaeology in China

Call for Papers – Workshop on the History and Practice of Archaeology in China
Dates: 22-24 August 2022
Location: University of Oxford (hybrid: online and in person)
Languages: English and Chinese
Organizers: Anke Hein (University of Oxford) & Julia Lovell (Birkbeck College, University of London)
Steering Committee and Discussants: Chen Xingcan, Lothar von Falkenhausen, Rowan Flad, Ye Wa

This call for papers invites contributions for a workshop to prepare an edited volume on the topic “The History and Practice of Archaeology in China”. If you are interested in being involved in this project, please submit an abstract (250-300 words) and a biographical note (50-100 words) to Anke Hein (anke.hein@arch.ox.ac.uk) and Julia Lovell (ubra235@mail.bbk.ac.uk). The deadline for submission of abstracts is 3 December 2021 and submissions will be reviewed by mid-January 2022.

The successful applicants will participate in a workshop to be held at the University of Oxford 22-24 August 2022. Depending on the situation, the workshop may be in person, online, or in a hybrid format. The organizers are currently looking into sources of funding, but the presenters may have to cover their own airfare and accommodation; the organizers can help with providing information on travel itineraries and housing. The presenters are expected to prepare written drafts of their papers ahead of time to circulate among the group for feedback and comments as well as cross-referencing. After the conference, the presenters will rework their initial draft and prepare their work for inclusion in an edited volume. The final papers are to be submitted in January 2023.

中国考古学历史与实践学术研讨会征文通知
时间: 2022年8月22-24日
地点: 牛津大学 (线上线下混合会议)
语言:英文、中文

组织者: 安可(Anke Hein, 牛津大学)、蓝诗玲(Julia Lovell, 伦敦大学)
指导委员会: 陈星灿(中国社会科学院)、罗泰(Lothar von Falkenhausen, 加州大学洛杉矶分校)、傅罗文(Rowan Flad, 哈佛大学)、叶娃(加州大学洛杉矶分校)

我们目前正处于中国考古学的黄金时代。近期中国和国际媒体对三星堆等考古新发现都进行了大量宣传 。国际学术期刊关于中国考古研究的论文也逐年增加。不过这些英文文献只占了中国考古研究的一小部分。专家圈之外的外国人对中国考古的历史和进程知之甚少。中国目前正在投入大量时间、资本和媒体报道来庆祝中国考古100周年。其支持力度远远大于包括欧美在内的其他国家对本国考古的投资。同样,专家圈以外的外国人对这次百周年纪念活动及其意义的了解也很有限。考古在中国的重要性由此可见一斑。除了国家机构的大力扶持,考古研究在中国的广大群众中也有着很高的热度。中国以外的世界需要更好地理解这一现象。
本研讨会的组织者真诚邀请海内外学者提交论文。研讨会结束后,安可和蓝诗玲计划将论文汇编成集,以 “中国考古学的历史与实践”为主题出版。我们非常希望此次研讨会和论文集能促进国际学界更好地理解中国考古学的历史和实践。提交论文的主题包括但不限于:中国现代考古学的学术史;重要理论及研究方法的发展过程分析及研究;对重要机构和有影响的发掘的分析和研究;对中国语境下考古学实践的分析,如不同性别如何参与田野工作、专家与公众如何互动、博物馆和媒体如何展示考古成果等。
如果您想参与此次会议,请将摘要(250-300 字)和个人简历(50-100 字)提交给安可(anke.hein@arch.ox.ac.uk) 和 蓝诗玲 ( ubra235@mail.bbk.ac.uk

Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Pre-modern Chinese Humanities

Initiated in 2014, the annual Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Pre-modern Chinese Humanities brings together graduate students from around the country and around the world who specialize in the pre-modern period to discuss innovative research on China.

The conference, alternating sites each year between Stanford and Berkeley, features up to fourteen competitively-selected graduate student presentations of original research on any aspect of pre-modern (technically, beginnings to 1911) Chinese humanistic culture, drawing on but not limited to the traditional disciplines of history, literature, religion, art, social sciences, and thought. We encourage proposals that explore new methodologies and critical perspectives, utilize recent developments in digital technology, or either reconfigure or cross disciplinary boundaries. This year’s conference will be co-hosted by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Stanford University, on April 1-2, 2022 (Friday and Saturday). We are planning to hold an in-person conference, but those plans may change (to a hybrid or virtual meeting) depending on the COVID situation in the months ahead and university and local government regulations regarding group events in the spring of 2022.

The conference will cover lodging expenses for the conference presenters, who are encouraged to seek the coverage of transportation costs from their home institutions or other sources. Confirmed presenters who demonstrate that no such funding is available may apply for a travel subsidy.

Conference registration is free.

Interested students from all institutions within the U.S. and abroad must complete the online application form, including a required proposal of up to 800 words and a 1 to 2 page c.v. The link for the on-line application form is: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/43c1151ebf45425ea2b2fa87aa197ade It will soon be accessible through the website for Stanford’s Center for East Asian Studies. The proposal should explain the paper topic, identify the questions or problems to be addressed, and comment on the paper’s significance and contribution to the larger field of study. The deadline for application submission is November 26, 2021. Each conference has benefited from the presence of international students, as well as domestic ones.

Papers will be selected by a joint faculty-student committee of China specialists at the two institutions.

Spirituality, Healthcare And Social Movements In East Asia: A Transnational Perspective

Call for Papers (Deadline: September 12, 2021)

The East Asian Network for the Academic Study of Esotericism (EANASE) invites you to consider sending a proposal for an online conference to be held on Zoom every Saturday of November 2021. EANASE’s first conference aims to offer the chance to reflect on the intertwined relationship between spirituality, healthcare and social movements in East Asia from a trans-national/local/cultural perspective. As a time of unprecedented changes and accelerated global interactions, the focus of the conference lies on the period between the nineteenth and the twentieth-first centuries. The emergence of new religious movements like Theosophy, Falungong and Taireido, or the worldwide popularisation of, for instance, acupuncture, reiki and hypnosis, challenge reductionist binary views of East/West, tradition/modernity, science/religion. Likewise, the recent dissemination of New Age practices across East Asia or the ongoing study of Buddhist meditation by American and European psychiatrists seem to reflect broader concerns that, for the past two centuries or so, have ignored national and cultural borders – and whose wider social implications are now more visible than ever.

For more information on the conference and on potential themes, please visit the dedicated website and please consider sending us a paper proposal by 12 September 2021.

UNSW ASEAN Conference – Conflict and Cooperation

The UNSW ASEAN Conference is a one of a kind, youth-led event that brings together youth and professionals around the world to build a stronger ASEAN-Australia and global community.

Join the Conference and be part of the discourse on ASEAN’s priority socio-cultural, economic, and political issues on an interactive online platform.

This 1st and 2nd October, UAC 2021 is proud to feature 30 panelists from diverse backgrounds, with three keynote speakers to comprehensively discuss around the Conference theme, “Conflict and Cooperation”.

Network with global citizens and organisations, like AIESEC Singapore and the Asia Society Australia, through the networking breaks!

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For more information on UAC 2021 visit their website https://www.unswaseanconference.com/