Call for chapters: Words and visions around/about Chinese transnational mobilities

Miriam Castorina & Valentina Pedone eds

Florientalia East Asian Studies Series, Firenze University Press, 2022

We plan to publish a volume that foregrounds, explores and analyzes the multifarious cultural production that originates from the mobility of Chinese subjects across different countries and territories. We focus on different typologies of movements of people that originate in China and on how they affect the cultural production (literary, performative, visual) of such people. We are especially interested in how different kinds of mobilities intersect and in how their intersections open spaces (physical or virtual, stable or temporary) to creative expressions that reference Chinese language and culture while being shaped by the movement from China.  While we consider Chinese cultural studies the main field of reference for this volume, we also encourage a transdisciplinary approach. We are particularly interested in contributions that focus on China-Italy mobility, but we will also be happy to consider other transnational routes. We welcome contributions from early-career scholars.

Topics can include (but are not limited to): Liuxuesheng literature/art; Migrant literature/art; Travel literature; Expats reports and memoirs; other related issues

Deadlines and how to apply

Interested scholars can submit an abstract in English of max. 500 words by April 15, 2022 to miriam.castorina@unifi.it e valentina.pedone@unifi.it. Notification of acceptance: April 22. Full chapters (approx. 7.000/8.000 words) will be due by July 30, 2022. Following a double-blind peer-reviewing process, the volume will be published in December 2022. The abstract should specify the theoretical framework, research questions and methodology, main results and conclusion.

About Florientalia East Asian Studies Series

Florientalia East Asian Studies Series is a scientific committee of the Firenze University Press that publishes a peer-reviewed series in Open Access that collects volumes dedicated to specific research areas of Chinese and Japanese Studies. Established in 2013, Florientalia has already published 7 volumes.

For more information: https://fupress.com/comitatoscientifico/florientalia-asian-studies-series/53  

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