Call for papers: “Rock-Paper-Scissors: Dynamics of Modernity in China”
4th International Sinology Forum: 5-7 February 2009, Lisbon / 12-14 February 2009, Oporto
The Portuguese Institute of Sinology is currently organizing its 4th International Sinology Forum, to be held in 2009 from 5 to 7 February in Lisbon and from 12 to 14 February in Oporto, on the topic “Rock-Paper-Scissors: Dynamics of Modernity in China”. For this purpose it is inviting specialists on China, and in particular researchers, scholars and postgraduate students, to apply for participation. The 4th International Sinology Forum, like in past editions, will be following a multidisciplinary approach and will be looking forward to congregating a wide range of analyses from a variety of perspectives. It shall be interested especially in developing, subject to the general focus, the following themes:
1 – Modernities: historical analyses.
2 – Dynamics in philosophical thought and the idea of modern philosophy.
3 – Political thought in modern China.
4 – The reinvention of Chinese religions and new religions.
5 – The institutionalization of Chinese Traditional Medicine (CTM), and intercultural perspectives of CTM: an alternative modernity?
6 – Expressions of modernity in Chinese language and literature.
7 – Dynamics of modernity in the development of science and technology in China.
8 – Notions of modernity in the Chinese Diaspora.
9 – Dynamics of artistic creation: visual modernity in China.
10 – Pragmatism and constructions of modernity in China.
11 – The new Chinese economic model and its effects.
12 – New models of internal and external politics in the PRC.
13 – Spaces of modernity and identity representations.
The Portuguese Institute of Sinology asks all those wishing to participate to send an abstract of their proposed paper and a short Curriculum Vitae of no more than one page to email@example.com by 31 May 2008. The abstracts of proposed papers should not exceed 500 words and will be analyzed by an international committee of experts. The Portuguese Institute of Sinology will notify applicants of its final decision by 31 July 2008. Panelists will be offered a three-night stay in Lisbon or Oporto, depending on where they will be presenting their papers, and some of the papers will possibly be chosen for later publication in the Journal of Chinese Studies of the Portuguese Institute of Sinology, the Revista de Estudos Chineses 中国研究.
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