CFP: [International] Invitation to the 2008 international symmposium in Hangzhou

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Shen Hong
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Call for Papers 2008

The Institute of English Literature at Zhejiang University, Institute of
Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at Copenhagen University, and School
of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh,
cordially invite your active participation in an international symposium
on Sinology and Sino-Foreign cultural relations and exchanges to be held
in Hangzhou, October 24-26, 2008.
Abstracts for prospective papers on the following topics are welcome.
Your initiative in organizing a session will also be appreciated.
1. Early records of and description about China in other countries
2. The emergence and development of overseas sinology or China
3. Western missionaries, diplomats, merchants, explorers and
journalists who came to China in ancient and modern times
4. Visual images of China in the West
5. Chinese students, merchants, laborers, diplomats, and
revolutionaries in Europe and America
6. China’s modernization in the Global perspective

Keynote Speakers
(in alphabetical order)

Dr. Thomas H. Hahn, Cornell University
Prof. Qi Han, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dr. Eduard Koegel, urban planner and architect, Berlin
Prof. Hua Meng, Peking University
Prof. Xiping Zhang, Beijing Foreign Studies University
Dr. Harriet T. Zurndorfer, University of Leiden

Abstract Guidelines
You are asked to limit your abstract to one double-spaced page, bearing
fully considered, abstracts must be received by June 1, 2008. You will be
notified in early July of the Program Committee’s decision about your
We are happy to add that we plan to publish a proceeding of the
conference, and the selection of papers for publication will be made by
and Editorial Board acting in conjunction with various referees.
Please send your abstract and all conference communications by e-mail to:

Registration Fees
(Payable on site. Graduate students: 50%)
Foreign participants: £90, $150, E130
Domestic participants: RMB660
* The rate covers a half-day tour, tea/coffee, three lunches, two dinners
and one banquet.

Organizers of the Conference
Prof. Hong Shen, Zhejiang University, China (
Prof. Denise Gimpel, Copenhagen University, Denmark (
Prof. Paul J. Bailey, University of Edinburgh, U. K.(

Tel. +86-571-8820 6044
Fax: +86-571-8820 6179

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