Modernism and the Orient, Hangzhou 2010

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Modernism and the Orient, Hangzhou 2010 Committee

Modernism and the Orient, Call for Papers

Call for Papers
Modernism and the Orient, Hangzhou 2010

Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, will host an international conference on Modernism and the Orient, 4-7 June 2010, to explore the role East and South Asia played in the development of literary and visual modernism in Europe and America. Hangzhou 2010 will carry on the exciting exchanges begun at Yale 1996 and continued at Cambridge 2004. The 1996 Yale Conference featured six scholars speaking on the contributions of China/Japan to Fenollosa, Yeats, Stein, Stevens, Pound, and Fletcher, respectively. The 2004 Cambridge Conference expanded the theme to include both the significance of East Asia in the development of literary, visual, and musical modernism in Europe and America and the contemporaneous and related East Asian modernisms.
The Organizing Committee (Daniel Albright, Harvard University, USA; Ronald Bush, Oxford University, UK; Fen Gao, Zhejiang University, China; Ira Nadel, University of British Columbia, Canada; Zhaoming Qian, University of New Orleans, USA; Sabine Sielke, University of Bonne, Germany; Binjun Wang, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China; Qiping Yin, Hangzhou Normal University, China; and Helong Zhang, Shanghai International Studies University, China) invites proposals (approximately 250 words) on Euro-American poetic/fictional/visual modernism and the Orient, to be sent by email to by 8 January 2010(now extended to 18 January 2010). We will appreciate your contact information: name, nationality, title, affiliation, email address, and mailing address. Those without an affiliation, please enter "independent scholar" (or freelance writer, artist, etc.).

Hangzhou 2010 is sponsored by the Center for Modernist Studies, Zhejiang University; the College of Liberal Arts, University of New Orleans; the Foreign Literature Institute, Beijing Foreign Studies University; the Institute of Literary Studies, Shanghai International Studies University; and the School of International Studies, Hangzhou Normal University.

The registration fee will be $150 for participants, with adjusted fees for graduate students and companions. Registration includes all meals during the conference, all coffee breaks, and use of the conference facilities. Participants will arrange travel to and lodging in Hangzhou. Information about hotels will be given in our updates.

Hangzhou is 1 ½ hour train ride from Shanghai, where participants of the conference may want to stop for a day or two to visit Expo 2010. There are flights from major European and American cities to Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Those who don't plan to stay overnight in Shanghai may take an airport shuttle to go directly to Hangzhou (three hours; fare 85 RMB or about $12). For detailed information about Expo Shanghai 2010, see For information about Hangzhou, see or For Zhejiang University see . For ZJU Center for Modernist Studies, see

Hangzhou 2010 Committee