Febbraio 2020*


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Convegni, conferenze, mostre e altri eventi

Les trois ressources de la pensée chinoise

Interviene Li Zhiqing

Istituto Confucio dell’Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale
Lunedì 3 febbraio 2020

Palazzo Giusso

“Cinese e ‘dintorni’ entro lo spazio euro-asiatico. Un confronto tra processi di semantizzazione della nozione di ‘legge’ in culture e lingue diverse tra Occidente e Oriente”

Accademia Ambrosiana
Lunedì 10 e martedì 11 febbraio 2020

Accademia Ambrosiana
Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Piazza Pio XI, 2
Sala delle Accademie

Fare cinema in Cina?

– Sergio Basso, regista
– Bettina Mottura, coordinatore scientifico del Contemporary Asia Research Centre dell’Università degli studi di Milano

Istituto Confucio dell’Università degli Studi di Milano, Contemporary Asia Research Centre dell’Università degli studi di Milano (CARC)
Giovedì 20 febbraio 2020, 12:30

Polo di Mediazione Interculturale e Comunicazione
aula T3
Piazza Indro Montanelli 1
Sesto San Giovanni


“Qigong e interpretariato”

Intervengono: Marisa Vocca – Associazione NeiDao e Lara Bruno – UNINT
Per il ciclo di incontri “Focus Cina” organizzato presso l’Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma e coordinato da Tiziana Lioi (UNINT)

Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma
Mercoledì 26 Febbraio 2020, 15:30

via Cristoforo Colombo 200

Novità editoriali


Titolo: LEZIONI MILANESI. Letteratura, cultura, civiltà

Autore: Yu Hua

Curatore: Silvia Pozzi

Editore: Unicopli

Pagina editore


Titolo: Ming Qing Studies 2019

Curatore: Paolo Santangelo



Altre comunicazioni

Fully-funded PhD positions, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University

The Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University, Sweden is advertising two fully-funded PhD positions.
Further details

Call for Papers:
International Workshop

Dynamics of knowledge transmission and linguistic transformation in Chinese textual cultures

organised by Barbara Bisetto (University of Verona, Italy) and Rainier Lanselle (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes and CRCAO, Paris).

Dates: September 17-18, 2020
Location: University of Verona, Verona (Italy)

The circulation and the dissemination of knowledge rely in essential ways on forms of linguistics transformation, alteration and manipulation. Historically, practices of linguistic transformation and manipulation, from the writing of glosses and paraphrases to the elaboration of full-fledged commentaries and rewritings, have served as important vehicles for the transmission and dissemination of knowledge. In a similar way, nowadays, the ever-increasing specialization of language use within large sectors of knowledge (e.g. in the fields of law, medicine, science, technology etc.) is often counterbalanced by efforts to make the language more readily understandable and to improve textual comprehensibility. On the other hand, a certain opacity of language still maintains an indisputable relevance in many situations.
In engaging with the dynamics of knowledge transmission within Chinese textual traditions, this workshop aims to address the specific question of language use in a variety of textual practices that can enable or hinder transfer processes. It invites theoretical and descriptive contributions on all periods of Chinese textual tradition.

Topics of interests include but are not limited to the following:

Notions of popularizing discourse, language simplification, intralingual translation, textual comprehensibility, and the correlated view of language obscurity and opacity, in different textual traditions;
Investigations on language features, discourse strategies and textual practices related to notions of ‘simple’ language (i.e. simple literary Chinese, plain language, traditional discussions on categories like su 俗, wen 文, ya 雅, qian 淺 etc);
Practices of language transformation and textual modes of transmission in relation to genre categorization and to the emergence of new genres;
Agents, networks, media engaged in practices of knowledge transmission and linguistic transformation;
Digital tools for the investigation of textual transmission and linguistic transformation.

We invite submission of up to 500 words abstract. Please send abstract, or other questions or queries, to barbara.bisetto@univr.it and to rainier.lanselle@ephe.psl.eu
Submission deadline: March 31, 2020.
Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2020.

For further information, see the CFP

Call for Papers:

CASLAR-6: 6th International Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research

Dates: August 5-7, 2020
Location: The George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA

CASLAR is a biennial conference with the goal to bring together scholars from all over the world whose research focuses on the acquisition, development and use of Chinese as a second language to survey available knowledge in the field, exchange ideas and initiate research projects. The conference is a part of the CASLAR movement that aims to transform a field from a primarily experienced-and practice-based discipline into a discipline based on and supported by research and theory.
The CASLAR-6 conference is co-organized by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL), and East Asian National Resource Center (NRC), the George Washington University (GWU). The GWU Foggy Bottom campus is conveniently located in the heart of Washington, D.C., close to the White House, the Kennedy Center and a number of federal and international agencies.

Plenary Speakers:
  • Prof. Jane Orton, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Prof. Wen Cao, Beijing Language and Culture University, China
  • Prof. Chiara Romagnoli, Università Degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
  • Prof. Fangyuan Yuan, United States Naval Academy, President of Chinese Language Teachers Association-USA
Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL), the George Washington University
East Asia National Resource Center (NRC), the George Washington University
Chinese as a Second Language Research (CASLAR) Association

Conference Co-Chairs:
Hang Zhang, Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Linguistics, EALL, George Washington University, USA.
Distinguished Professor Istvan Kecskes, Chairman of CASLAR, Editor-in-Chief of Intercultural Pragmatics and the CASLAR journal, State University of New York, Albany, USA.

Contact: CASLAR-6 Organizing Committee at caslar2020gwu@gmail.com (Conference attendees who register for the conference and need a Professional Development Point (PDP) certificate should email the Committee in advance.)

Abstract submission deadline: February 15, 2020
Call for Papers

Lecturer in Social Anthropology of East Asia at the University of Edinburgh

The Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh is advertising a full time post for a Lecturer in Social Anthropology with a regional focus on East Asia.


Professor in Chinese Studies (Linguistics or related fields) vacancy at Trinity College Dublin

The Trinity College is recruiting a new Professor in Chinese Studies at Trinity College Dublin, with a specialism in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language (TCFL), Intercultural Studies, Translation Studies, Bilingualism/Multilingualism, or cognate fields.
Appointment will be made on the Associate Professor salary scale schedule B (103B), at a point in line with Government Pay Policy (€86,106 to €114,243 per annum).

Details and how to apply are available here.

Call for Papers:

11th International Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL-11)

Dates: September 25-27, 2020

The 11th International Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL) will be held in Olomouc, Czech Republic. It is jointly organized by the EACL executive committee, the Department of Asian Studies, the Sinofon project, the Department of English and American Studies, and the Department of General Linguistics, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic.

More details

Venice-Princeton summer school Classical Chinese and Classical Japanese/Kanbun

The Summer School in Classical Chinese and Japanese, organised in collaboration with Princeton University, will be held from July 6th – 31st at Ca’Foscari University of Venice
It offers two tracks of comprehensive, grammar-focused instruction taught by Faculty members from both Ca’ Foscari and Princeton.
The programme is designed especially for students who wish to develop their linguistic expertise for graduate study in any discipline of premodern China or Japan.
Each track consists of 80 hours of class time in addition to a lecture series on topics in premodern Chinese or Japanese culture (history, literature, thought). Both tracks welcome students who are beginners in Classical Chinese or Japanese, as well as those who already have some background foundation.

Track A – Classical Chinese
Track B – Classical Japanese/Kanbun

Programme Directors
Tiziana Lippiello (Ca’ Foscari University Venice)
Martin Kern (Princeton University)

Location: Venice, Italy – Ca’ Foscari University, School for International Education (SIE)
Credits: 12 ECTS or equivalent of one full semester
Fees: € 1.300,00 (accommodation not included)

Applications for international students are open now: apply online

Call for Papers:
On the Boundaries of Here and Now. International symposium

Location: Ca’ Foscari University of Venice,
Dates: 1–2 October 2020

For applying please email us the following documents in PDF format:
– an abstract of 250-350 words including the title of presentation – a short biography (max. 150 words)
Symposium official email: boundaries@unive.it
Symposium official page: https://www.unive.it/data/agenda/4/36815

Organisers: PhD students of the Department of Asian and North African Studies, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (34th Cycle – 2018)

Application Deadline: 30 April 2020
Complete call (pdf)

Postdoctoral/Pre-doctoral Fellows, research group “China in the Global System of Science”

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Lise Meitner Research Group “China in the Global System of Science” (led by Dr. Anna Lisa Ahlers), seeks
1 Postdoctoral Fellow, and
1 Predoctoral Fellow.

Call for Papers:

The “UKRAINIAN JOURNAL OF SINOLOGY STUDIES” (Certificate of State Registration of Print Media: Series КВ № 24259-14099Р) is calling for submissions of original papers. “UKRAINIAN JOURNAL OF SINOLOGY STUDIES” (UJSS) an international and interdisciplinary open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal publishing original research articles and significant contributions to Chinese Studies.

The “UKRAINIAN JOURNAL OF SINOLOGY STUDIES” founded by the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Ukraine, in cooperation with the Confucius Institute at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine), Center for Chinese Studies at Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University (Ukraine), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing, PRC). UJSS welcomes contributions from scholars, researchers, postgraduate students, and Chinese language teachers working on relevant aspects within the scope of the journal.

Scope/Coverage. Both conceptual and empirical submissions are invited to explore Chinese Studies from various theoretical and practical lenses. Coverage includes, but is not limited to, the following research topics:

· Chinese linguistics and Chinese teaching as a foreign language (including embracing approaches from theoretical and applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, educational psychology, and information technologies applied to foreign language learning);

· Researches on the international promotion of Chinese language and culture;

· Chinese literature and philosophy;

· Current issues of Chinese history;

· Analysis of the modern development of the People’s Republic of China (including sociology, economy and political studies).

Publisher: Chinese Language Teachers Association of Ukraine, Confucius Institute at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine), National Institute of Social Development of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing, P.R. China), Center for Chinese Studies at Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University (Ukraine).

Submission. All the papers for the “UKRAINIAN JOURNAL OF SINOLOGY STUDIES” shall be submitted on e-mail: sinology.journal@gmail.com. Deadline of submission: 31 March 2020.

There are no submission fees, publication fees or page charges for the “UKRAINIAN JOURNAL OF SINOLOGY STUDIES”. The language of the publication is English.

Full submission details are in the author’s guidelines. All submissions will be subject to a rigorous double-blind peer-review process, with one or more of the guest editors acting as action editor.

Call for Papers:

Conference “East Asian Comics”, Université de Paris

In the context of the 2020 Comics Year launched by the French Ministry of Culture, this conference focuses on a whole side of global comics through a regional approach : comics art in Eastern Asia. The aim is to look beyond American comics and bandes dessinées (Franco-Belgian comics), and to expand the already numerous discourses on Japanese manga to other nearby comics traditions, in Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong.

You can submit to the organizers your contribution in a 400-words proposal, and a short biography, before 2020, April 1 :
Jacques Dürrenmatt (jacques.durrenmatt@paris-sorbonne.fr),
Marie Laureillard (marie.laureillard@univ-lyon2.fr) and
Norbert Danysz (norbert.danysz@ens-lyon.fr).

You will receive an answer to your contribution on 2020, June 30.

Contributions in French or English.

We will hold the conference at Université de Paris — Campus Paris Diderot, from the evening of Thursday, November 19 to the evening of Saturday, November 21.
Complete call

Call for Papers:
Uses and Representations of the Environment in the Chinese World
AFEC International Colloquium

Location: Paris
Dates: June 12–13, 2020

Deadline for submission: February 21, 2020
Notification of acceptance: March 30, 2020
Complete call

Call for Papers:
Conferenza Suzhou City Portrait

Conferenza organizzata dalla Scuola di dottorato dello IUAV.
La scadenza indicata per l’invio degli abstract è il 4 marzo.
Call completa (pdf)

Call for Papers:
Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies, 2020 Edition

The Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies (Bochumer Jahrbuch zur Ostasienforschung) is now accepting submissions in either English or German for edition 43, which is scheduled for publication in winter 2020‒21. All papers submitted will undergo double-blind peer review.
The Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies (BJOAF) has been published since 1978 by the Faculty of East Asian Studies at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. It serves as an international forum for academic publications on East Asian research.
To get an idea of the scope of topics and research approaches that have received coverage in the Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies, please view the PDF files of back issues here.

Authors are kindly requested to use our template and to send their paper as an email attachment to ‹ bjoaf@rub.de › by May 1, 2020.

Research Assistant/Associate (with China experience), School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, Glasgow University

Salary: Grade 6/7 £29,176 – £32,817/£35,845 – £40,322 per annum

This project builds on a partnership with the Chinese government that involved field research and Knowledge Exchange activities to improve our understanding and management of fragile critical zone ecosystems across China. As the funding for this research has come from the Newton Fund, a key requirement of these projects is to deliver ODA compliant research and exchange this knowledge with science policymakers and practitioners, including farmers, to help ensure that management benefits from new scientific understanding. This post-doctoral position will provide knowledge exchange oversight to the MIDST project (http://www.czo.ac.cn) and has four core aims:

To research current knowledge and use of decision support tools (DSTs) in China to improve the environmental and social sustainability of agricultural practice in China;
To extend the geographic and/or depth of KE survey work of farmers to county leaders carried out in the earlier projects to inform the design of DSTs;
Use this understanding to inform the design of DSTs and the delivery of associated training workshops to be as well-suited for the Chinese context as possible;
Aims 1-3 will help ensure effective translation of research outputs and KE outcomes from the MIDST and earlier NERC-China CZO projects.

The ideal candidate will have training or experience to PhD level in socioeconomics, social science or geographical sciences, particularly in projects related to the management of land resources in Asia.

Closing date: 10 Feb 2020

More information

Position – School of Modern Languages & Cultures, University of Glasgow
Research Assistant – part time, 150 hours over six months

For the project “Chinese Modernity/French Education: Chinese journals published in France (1907 to 1934)”, working with Dr Hongling Liang.

Vacancy Ref : 032979
Closing Date : 29 Jan 2020

More details: https://www.gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/; follow link “Search our vacancies” and then search by vacancy reference 032979.
The successful candidate will have expert knowledge in the area of Chinese language and intellectual history also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Perform the following activities in conjunction with and under the guidance of the Principal/Co Investigator:
· Plan and conduct assigned research individually or jointly in accordance with the project deliverables and project/group/School/College research strategy.
· Document research output including analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining records and databases, drafting technical/progress reports and papers as appropriate.
· Develop and enhance your research profile and reputation and that of The University of Glasgow/School/Research Group, including contributing to publications of international quality in high profile/quality refereed journals, enhancing the research impact in terms of economic/societal benefit, and gathering indicators of esteem.
· Contribute to the presentation of work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance our research profile.
· Contribute to the identification of potential funding sources and to assist in the development of proposals to secure funding from internal and external bodies to support future research.
· Collaborate with colleagues and participate in team/ group/ meetings/ seminars/ workshops across the research Group/School/College/University and wider community.
· Contribute to the organisation, supervision, mentoring and training of undergraduate and/or postgraduate students and less experienced members of the project team to ensure their effective development.
· Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the research group and School, Carry out modest Teaching activities [e.g. demonstrating etc.] and associated admin as assigned by the Head of School and in consultation with Principal Investigator.
· Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field/discipline.
· Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.
· Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School/Director of Research Institute.
· Contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The World.


– A1 Honours Degree in Chinese studies or related field. May be working towards post-graduate qualification such as a Masters or PhD
– A2 Specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of Chinese language and intellectual history
– A3 A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of the wider subject area or subject specialism

– B1 An awarded PhD in Chinese Studies or equivalent

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

– C1 Project or subject specific skills
– C2 Research creativity and cross-discipline collaborative ability as appropriate
– C3 Excellent communication skills [oral and written], including public presentations and ability to communicate complex data/concepts clearly and concisely
– C4 Advanced proficiency in written and spoken Chinese
– C5 Excellent interpersonal skills including team working and a collegiate approach
– C6 Appropriate workload/time/project/budget/people management skills
– C7 Extensive IT and data analysis/interpretation skills as appropriate
– C8 Self-motivation, initiative and independent thought/working
– C9 Problem solving skills including a flexible and pragmatic approach

– D1 Knowledge and understanding of Classical Chinese


– E1 Sufficient relevant research experience appropriate to an early career researcher
– E2 Project or subject specific experience
– E3 Experience of scientific writing
– E4 Proven ability to deliver quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner
– E5 Evidence of an emerging track record of publications in a relevant field

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Chinese Contemporary Art, Centre for Chinese Visual Arts, Birmingham City University

The Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) at the Birmingham City University offers a post-doctoral fellowship in Contemporary Chinese Art until 31 July 2021. The salary is between £30,831 and £33,512 per annum. The position is open to young scholars who have completed a PhD in a relevant field of Chinese contemporary art.

Deadline for application: Tuesday 11 February 2020.

This new post will join the CCVA team by providing contribution and assistance to the research, curating and co-ordination of the research centre, including the organisation of conference, editing of CCVA publications, and management of CCVA publicity.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

Initiated in 2007 with extensive regional and international partnerships, CCVA brings together artists, designers, curators and researchers who are working with, or are interested in the contemporary contexts of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan in order to share expertise, understanding, critiques and ideas of innovation. In addition, we develop cutting-edge curatorial projects and hold annual conferences to discuss and evaluate latest research development, and to expand expertise within the interdisciplinary community. For more details, please visit ccva.org.uk.

To arrange an informal discussion, please contact Professor Jiang Jiehong, Director of Centre for Chinese Visual Arts, joshua.jiang@bcu.ac.uk

Further details and apply online

PhD Scholarship on Chinese Film & Soft Power at Nottingham’s Ningbo Campus, China

This project aims to examine the role of film in the formation, projection and reception of Chinese soft power, which, according to Nye (2004), means a nation’s ability to achieve goals through attraction, but not coercion or payment. It will investigate films screened at the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF), which created the “BRI Film Night” in 2018 for cultural and educational exchange that featured 26 films from 26 countries. It will also investigate films selected in the following years by the SIFF that were toured in specific BRI countries, with the mandate of “spreading Chinese culture and telling Chinese stories.” Finally, it will investigate the development of the BRI film festival alliance, which currently includes 38 institutions in 33 countries, and is projected to grow.

Full details
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