"The Modern Chinese Literary Essay - Defining The Chinese Self in the 20th Century"
August 26 - 27, 2000
An international conference with participants from the US, Germany,
Great Britain, the PRC, Taiwan, and Hong Kong on the nature, role, and
significance of the modern and contemporary Chinese essay (sanwen, suibi, xiaopinwen, etc.). The panels cover a broad range of topics such as the essay and modernity, urban culture, ideology, and contemporary literary
trends, as well as the discussion of individual essayists and
forms like the letter and the travel note.
Location: Academy Achern, Zur Friedrichshöhe 40, 77855 Achern,
Contact (for the planning committee): Ass. Prof. Martin Woesler, phone
+49 7841 605 x 202, fax x 201; email: email@example.com.
Pre-registration (on-campus accomodation available) until June 30 at
Conference languages: English and Chinese.
Attractions: Walking-tour through the Black Forest, Wine Tasting,
Chinese Dragon Dance, Chinese dinner.
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