North Georgia Arts and Letters Conference, February 26-27, 2010

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North Georgia College and State University
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What are the potential benefits and challenges of the growing relationship between the United States and China?

Call for papers:
Political, economic, and cultural linkages between China and the U.S. have shaped both countries' histories and have substantially influenced current global conditions. The China/U.S. relationship will undoubtedly continue to be a significant one in the coming century. The 2010 North Georgia Arts and Letters Conference brings together scholars from diverse fields to explore the benefits and the challenges of this relationship. We welcome papers that investigate past, present, and/or future relations between the two countries. The numerous influences on this relationship must be studied as an integrated whole to fully understand its ramifications; this Arts and Letters conference is designed to help promote that cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary dialogue.

We welcome proposals from any discipline and highly encourage interdisciplinary approaches to the topic. Possible areas for discussion may include, but are not limited to, Chinese philosophy and American literature; Chinese and American economic, social, and/or cultural interdependence; and issues related to American and Chinese security and strategic interests.
Conference exhibits will be arranged for visual art that addresses the China/U.S theme.

The conference will be held February 26-27, 2010, at North Georgia College and State University, in Dahlonega, Georgia.

Abstract submissions are due by September 1, 2009; these proposals should be between 250-300 words and should articulate how the presentation engages the conference theme. Completed presentations must be submitted no later than January 3, 2010. Student submissions are welcomed. All submissions should be submitted either electronically or in hard copy to:

Dr. Tanya Long Bennett
Department of English
North Georgia College and State University
Dahlonega. GA 30597