"International Conference on Chinese Literature in Global Contexts" Beijing, April 28-30

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Beijing Normal University, Oklahoma University, World Literature Today, and Chinese Literature Today
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Beijing Normal University's College of Chinese Language and Literature, the University of Oklahoma, and Chinese Literature Today (and its parent journal World Literature Today) are pleased to invite scholars to present a paper at the International Conference on Chinese Literature in Global Contexts taking place in Beijing from April 28 to 30, 2011. Presenters at this conference will join other scholars, sinologists, and writers from around the world to discuss the rich history and potential future of Chinese literature within China and also in the wider world.

The conference will host numerous academic forums and panels to discuss some of the following topics:

• Contemporary trends and issues in Chinese literature;
• Translation (theory, practice, and history) and cultural identity;
• Dissemination, publication, canonization, and reception of Chinese literature abroad;
• Cross-cultural hermeneutics/interpretation;
• Comparative East-West studies in the global context today;
• Sinological and meta-sinological trends in the twenty-first century.

The conference will also host an International Writer's Forum featuring prominent poets from the West and China, who will read their work together and discuss literature from the writer's point of view.

The conference fee is $200USD for conference materials and meals. Hotel costs are an additional $80USD per night for a single room (twin) at the lovely Jinshi Hotel, conveniently located on the campus of Beijing Normal University and close to the subway lines (http://www.ciae.bnu.edu.cn/english_ver/service_1.htm). Attendees will be responsible for providing their own international airfare.

We ask that you confirm your interest in attending as soon as possible by contacting Jonathan Stalling at stalling@ou.edu or 405-325-6973, or Yao Jianbin at yaojianbin@bnu.edu.cn or +86-135 5292-7918. If you would like to participate, please send an abstract (600–1000 words) of your paper to Jonathan Stalling at stalling@ou.edu, or Yao Jianbin at yaojianbin@bnu.edu.cn by January 31, 2011. Full papers will be due by March 10, 2011. Selected papers from the conference will be translated and published by a prestigious Chinese press. If you cannot attend the conference, you are still welcome to submit your paper for consideration for publication by the deadlines above. We hope you will join us in Beijing in late April of 2011.

Sincerely yours,

Yao Jianbin, Vice Dean
College of Chinese Language & Literature
19 Xinjiekouwai Street
Beijing Normal University
Beijing 100875

Robert Con Davis-Undiano, Director
Chinese Literature Today
World Literature Today
University of Oklahoma
630 Parrington Oval, Suite 110
Norman, OK 73019-4033