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December 02, 2010

Call for Papers - Visions and Perspectives: Global Studies in the 21st Century

(Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, May 27-29, 2011)

Organized by

School of Foreign Studies and Center for the Study of Contemporary Foreign Literature and Culture, Nanjing University; and Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, Michigan State University

This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with themes and issues related to global studies throughout the world. It will promote the ongoing analysis of creative and critical trends in the field of global studies, as well as alternative cultural and social movements that affect teaching and research in the field. In particular, the conference will encourage theoretical and practical debates about the cultural, social and political contexts within which global studies is flourishing.

The conference is also devoted to mapping and interpreting new trends and patterns in globalization in the 21st century. It will serve as an open forum for exploring globalization from different perspectives in a wide variety of locations. We especially encourage papers which incorporate interdisciplinary explorations of teaching and research on global studies in the arts and humanities.

Papers, reports, and pre-formed panels are invited on issues related, but not limited, to the following themes:
1. Major Theories and Emerging Trends in Global Studies and the
Alignment of Disciplines;
2. Language, Translation, and Inter-Cultural Communication in a Global
3. The Global-Local Nexus in the Arts and Humanities;
4. Transnational Education Partnerships and Research Collaboration on
Interdependent Global Issues;
5. Migration, Return Migration, and Transnationalism;
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6. Transnational Media and Communication Networks;
7. Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Social Justice in a Global Context;
8. The Role of Transnational Philanthropy and NGOs in Sustainable Development;
9. Soft (Smart) Power and Global Interactions.

Organizing Committee
- Yin Xiao-huang, Professor and Director, Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, Michigan State University; yinx@msu.edu
- Zhu Gang, Professor and Dean, School of Foreign Studies, Nanjing University; gzhu@nju.edu.cn
- Wang Shouren, Professor and Director, Center for the Study of Contemporary Foreign Literature and Culture, Nanjing University; srwang@nju.edu.cn
- Cheng Aimin, Professor and Dean, Institute for International Students, Nanjing University; amcheng@nju.edu.cn
- Yang Jincai, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Foreign Studies, Nanjing University; jcyang@nju.edu.cn
- He Chengzhou, Professor and Associate Dean, Institute for Advanced
Studies in the Humanities, Nanjing University; chengzhou@nju.edu.cn

Proposal (250 words) with a brief c.v. (250 words) should be submitted electronically to Dr. Xu Lei at leixu.nju@gmail.com and Anna Malavisi at malavisi@msu.edu by December 20, 2010.

If a proposal is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper must be submitted by April 15, 2011. Selected papers may be invited for development for publication in Chinese by Nanjing University Press and in English by Michigan State University Press.

Participants are welcome to stay at Nanjing University’s guesthouse as well as Xin Jiyuan (New Era), a 4-star hotel located at the conference venue. Nanjing University may also cover accommodations, local transportation and tour of Nanjing for a limited number of conference participants.

Conference Languages: Chinese and English. For registration and other details, contact Dr. Xu Lei at leixu.nju@gmail.com or visit http://www.sfs.nju.edu.cn/

Posted by zzhu at December 2, 2010 08:32 PM