2013 International Conference on American and Chinese Southwest Studies
Sichuan University and Arizona State University cordially invite scholars from all disciplines to participate in the International Conference on American and Chinese Southwest Studies to be held on November 8 - 10, 2013, at Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.
Nov 08, 2013
Nov 10, 2013
|Contact Name||Josh Cheng|
Sichuan University and Arizona State University cordially invite
scholars from all disciplines to participate in the International
Conference on American and Chinese Southwest Studies to be held on
November 8 - 10, 2013, at Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.
This conference is based in the belief that Chinese students and scholars, as well as American students and scholars, need to understand more about the world from a variety of academic perspectives.
This collaboration between ASU and SCU is focused on regional/Southwest studies, since Arizona is in the southwest of the United States and Sichuan Province in is the southwest of China. We especially urge comparative studies, although we welcome proposals that deal with southwestern topics in either China or the U.S. Suggested themes include:
1. Border Regions in SW China and SW United States
2. Border Cultures and Communities: Literary Images and Stories
3. Dynamics of Regional Economic Growth in SW China and SW United States
4. Comparative Study of the Southwest Regions: Sichuan vs. Arizona
We also welcome contributions from other fields that provide comparative focus on regional issues in Sichuan and Arizona. Interdisciplinary perspectives are particularly welcome since the topics themselves stretch across several disciplines.
Please submit applications to Josh.Cheng@asu.edu by May 1, 2013. Click here to download the application: 2013 American and Chinese Southwest Studies．
The Conference Committee will evaluate the applications on the basis of relevance to the conference theme and notify applicants of their status by June 1, 2013.
If you are notified that your application has been accepted, please email your full paper (about 5,000 words in English) to Josh.Cheng@asu.edu by October 1, 2013. We hope to publish the papers in a volume of conference proceedings.
Important Dates (2013):
May 1: Applications due
June 1: Notification of application acceptance
October 1: Full Papers due (MSWord .doc format)
November 8: Conference Registration
Papers, once accepted, will be organized into concurrent panels, each featuring four presenters and one facilitator. Each presentation is to be approximately 15 minutes long, followed by questions and discussion. American scholars who are able to stay longer after the conference may join Sichuan University colleagues for classes, lectures and academic discussions. We can also provide information on pre- and post-conference tours.
The registration fee of 600 RMB (approximately $100) covers meals, conference program, a museum visit, and admission to all sessions.
A preferential rate will be offered to all conference participants at the Kehuayuan Hotel of Sichuan University. More information will be provided at the time of notification of paper acceptance.
Please submit your proposal to (Josh.Cheng@asu.edu ) no later than May 1, 2013.
Director, VULII (Vietnam higher education reform)
Director, University Design Consortium
American Director, Center for American Culture
(at Sichuan University, Chengdu, China)
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