CFP: [International] Mapping the World: Migration and Border-crossing

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I-chun Wang
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Call for papers: 2009 International Conference at the Center for the Humanities and Social
Sciences, National Sun Yat-sen University, "Mapping the World: Migration and Border-crossing,
17-18 October 2009. Migration is one of the most relevant phenomena of contemporary times
and thus a prominent topic of research in the humanities and the social sciences in recent years.
Migration is a result among other reasons of political persecution, economical pressures, or the
pursuit of opportunities. The inquiry into aspects of migration is to study the history of human
experiences from a variety of perspectives such as ethnicity, race, nation, and society. Topics of
interest for the conference include migration and cityscapes; border and border crossing; the
politics of frontiers; cultural assimilation and the politics of language; transformations of
languages and dialects; language and nationhood; representations of the (im)migrant in literature
and media; (im)migration and diaspora; travel and exploration; maritime culture, literature, and
the arts; and nationalism, post-nationalism, and the (im)migrant. Abstracts of 200 words in
English or Chinese with the author's bioprofile are invited by 31 March 2009 to I-Chun Wang at

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