JIU: COMMEMORATION AND CELEBRATION IN THE CHINESE SPEAKING WORLD will be the theme of the Chinese Studies Association of Australia (CSAA) Biannual Conference, to be held at the University of Sydney, 9-11 July 2009. Submissions of abstracts are invited until the end of March 2009.
Further information is available at:
Deadline for Abstract submissions: 31 March 2009.
Deadline for Full Paper peer-review option: 31 January, 2009.
The 2009 conference adopts the theme of 'jiu', and thus takes up the challenge of both celebrating and commemorating the achievements and hardships of the past century 1909-2009 in the Chinese-speaking world.
We encourage papers and panels that develop this theme by revisiting old paradigms in the spirit of new research ideas, and by bringing historical perspective to the issues of the present day. Puns and wordplay, where they allow for complex ideas to be fluently transmitted to an expert audience, are very welcome and apposite. We draw your attention to the many significant events that have occurred in the 'jiu' (nine) years, from the beginning of the southern Chinese film industry in 1909, to the phenomenal reach of political events, achievements and tragedies in 1919,1949, 1959, 1979, 1989. At the time of writing, 2009 is an unknown quantity.
Historians, political scientists, cultural analysts, anthropologists,literary scholars, art historians and geographers are especially invited to consider such key moments as a starting bloc for a panel or paper.
The conference is also a showcase for all Chinese research in Australia. The CSAA membership includes some of the finest China researchers in the world, and an acknowledgment of that excellence is important to this meeting. Panels and presentations on the themes of the conference or on any work related to Chinese Studies are welcome.
REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION PROCESS
All submissions will be through the CSAA Conference website:
Detailed instructions on the submission process are available in the Guidelines for Authors section of the website.
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