CFP: Global Encounters: Transnational Mobility within and beyond China

Global Encounters: Transnational Mobility within and beyond China

International Conference

Call for Paper

[The Chinese version of Call of Paper can be found here]

Hosted by

School of Ethnology & Sociology, Minzu University of China

Institute of Global Ethnology & Anthropology, Minzu University of China

Collaborated with:

Consortium for Chinese Studies and Intercultural Communication, Beijing Foreign Studies University

Chinese Institute for Overseas Chinese Studies

Institute of “One Belt One Road” Strategy Studies, Tsinghua University

Institute of “One Belt One Road” Ethnic and Cultural Data, Minzu University of China

Time and Place: June 23-24, 2018, Minzu Univeristy of China (MUC), Beijing, China

Objectives

The world is interconnected. Throughout the process of globalization, overseas Chinese and foreigners in China have become two sides of the same coin, representing transnational mobility within and beyond China. Such activities have become increasingly significant since “the Belt and Road Initiatives” have been proposed and set in train.  This development poses new opportunities and challenges to multiple parties. In recent years, scholars in and beyond China have made in-depth research on the overseas Chinese and foreigners in China. Their work makes theoretical and methodological breakthrough, as well as brings out a series of new topics, ideas, concepts, and perspectives. The Chinese academia has a traditional strength in studying the overseas Chinese, and the international academia has developed productive research on foreigners in China. Building on these achievements, it is important to continue the engaged dialogue through transnational and cross-disciplinary perspectives.

School of Ethnology & Sociology and Institute of Global Ethnology & Anthropology, Minzu University of China will convene an international conference: “Global Encounters: Transnational mobility within and beyond China”. Conference committee will invite scholars from Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, and Latin America to present their cutting-edge research, discuss new research initiatives, and cultivate new networks in exchanging information and making collaborations. These transnational and cross-disciplinary dialogues will help us to have a better understanding of China and the world in today’s globalization.

Themes and Topics

Themes: Global Encounters: Transnational Mobility within and beyond China

Topics (Open-ended):

Paths of localization of overseas Chinese companies;

Identity of immigrant groups;

Cross-cultural marriages between Chinese and foreigners;

Overseas transmission of Chinese culture;

Social organization and networks of transnational mobility;

Social regulation of immigrant groups;

Global flows of things;

Social incorporation and cultural adaptation;

Historical becoming of overseas Chinese and foreigners in China;

Overseas tourism and reconstruction of cultural landscapes;

Theories and methods of global mobility studies.

Distinguished Guests

Prof. Adams Bodomo, Department of African Studies, University of Vienna

Prof. Judith Farquhar, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago

Prof. Thomas Paul Gibson, Department of Anthropology, University of Rochester

Prof. Carolina Mera, Faculty of Social Sciences, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Prof. Gladys Nieto, Department of Anthropology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Prof. Barry Sautman, School of Humanities and Social Science, Hong Kong University of      Science and Technology

Prof. Bao Shengli, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, CASS

Prof. Bao Zhiming, College of Humanities, Yunnan Minzu University

Prof. Chen Qi, Institute of “One Belt One Road” Strategy Studies, Tsinghua University

Prof. Tan Chee-Beng, Department of Anthropology, Sun Yat-sen University

Prof. Gao Bingzhong, Department of Sociology, Peking University

Prof. He Ming, Yunnan University

Prof. Li Minghuan, School of Public Affairs, Xiamen University

Prof. Ma Guoqing, School of Ethnology & Sociology, Minzu University of China    

Prof. Pan Jiao, School of Ethnology & Sociology, Minzu University of China    

Prof. Shen Haimei, Yunnan Minzu University

Prof. Shi Zhiqin, Institute of “One Belt One Road” Strategy Studies, Tsinghua University

Prof. Wang Jianmin, School of Ethnology & Sociology, Minzu University of China

Prof. Weng Naiqun, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, CASS

Prof. Yan Hairong, Department of Applied Social Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Prof. Zeng Shaocong, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, CASS

Prof. Zhang Haiyang, Institute of Global Ethnology and Anthropology, Minzu University of China

Prof. Zhang Xiping, Consortium for Chinese Studies and Intercultural Communication, Beijing Foreign Studies University

Prof. Zhang Xiuming, Chinese Institute for Overseas Chinese Studies

Prof. Zhou Min, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

Paper Submission

Deadline of Abstract: Mar 5, 2018;

Deadline of Full Paper: Apr 30, 2018;

Fee: Accommodation is covered; transportation cost is not covered;

Abstract of 800-1000 words, in both Chinese & English, should be sent to globalencounter@163.com, with “global encounter + paper title + institute + name” as the email subject; The conference committee will review the paper abstract. Successful applicants will be notified by Mar 20, 2018. The full paper  should be sent to globalencounter@163.com by Apr 30, 2018. By May 10, 2018, we will send the letter of invitation to those whose papers are accepted.

Contacts:

Conveners: Prof. Guan Kai, School of Ethnology & Sociology, MUC

                      Dr. Gong Haoqun, Institute of Global Ethnology and Anthropology, MUC

Contacts: Dr. Liu Dongxu, Dr. A Latan

Emailglobalencounter@163.com

Phone: 86-10-68932440

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