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Young researchers’ workshop
Sino-European entanglements in the age of globalization
Fudan University, Shanghai
September 11-12, 2017
Convened by the International Center for Studies of Chinese Civilization, Fudan University in Shanghai, China and the Graduate School “China in Europe, Europe in China: Past and Present” at the University of Hamburg, Germany.
The international workshop will create a platform for young researchers working on the manifold and complex relations between China and Europe in politics, culture and society. Given the recent rise in significance of transnational approaches in the humanities, the workshop aims at rethinking the multi-faceted processes of Sino-European entanglements, encounters and exchanges in the modern era.
We welcome contributions from various disciplines such as history, philosophy and literary studies. Papers may discuss, but are not limited to the following topics:
· New approaches in Sino-European studies
· Dissemination of knowledge, concepts and taxonomies
· Cultural embeddedness in historical contexts
· Trajectories of cultural memory
· Cultural flows across borders
· Literary dialogues and translation
· Negotiations of (post-)colonial legacies
PhD candidates as well as Postdocs associated with Fudan University are invited to apply. Together with young scholars from Hamburg, participants will give a twenty-minute presentation, followed by remarks and discussions chaired by professors from both universities.
Please send your abstracts (approx. 250 words) as well as your CV to Ms. HUANG Chen (Tele: +86-21-55664196; E-mail: email@example.com) by July 15, 2017.
The deadline to submit full papers (approx. 8,000 words) will be August 15, 2017.
The workshop language is English.