Call for Papers: Association of Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Meeting 2015 (Chicago)
Panel title (Proposed)
Social Transformations and Religion in early 20th Century China
Scholars of Chinese history have been fascinated by the early twentieth century, a time that filled with political and intellectual movements in China, many of which had paved the way for the development of Chinese history since then. It has been agreed by many that while much new development and phenomena emerged from this period of transitioning, there have been enormous continuities between the “old” and the “new” societies. The question is, which elements stayed and which vanished, and why? This panel attempts to answer these questions by looking at the internal logic of the Chinese society from particular contexts.
Focusing on religions, this panel studies the daily experiences of the local Chinese society during the transitioning periods such as from the Qing to the Republic, and from the Republic to the PRC. This panel’s papers look at the local experience of the Chinese, as well as foreigners working and living in the Chinese society.
Papers deal with the local experiences of Christianity, Buddhism, Daoism, Islam or other religions are most welcome.
If anyone is interested in participating, please email tentative paper titles and short abstract (no more than 200 words) to Hongyan Xiang (firstname.lastname@example.org) by no later than August 1, 2014.
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