Call for Papers: "The Glocalisation of Christianity in China"

Univ. of Manchester, UK
15th - 16th May 2014
Deadline: 5th Jan 2014

An international conference organised by Centre for Chinese Studies and Department of Religions and Theology.
Christianity came to China four times: with the Nestorians during the Tang dynasty (618-907), the Franciscans during the Mongol-ruled Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), the Jesuits during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), and with the Protestants ever since the Opium War (1839-42) and during the Republican Era (1911-1949).  But four times it seems they disappeared as these dynasties and the Republican regime vanished from the map of China.  The study of Christianity in China has flourished in recent year (Richard Madson, Lian Xi, Ryan Dunch, Alvyn Austin, Daniel Bays, to name a few).  But the re-emergence and popularity of Christianity in the post-Mao era has raised new questions about the ways in which historians have studied the history of these missions/missionaries.  The churches, converts and practices they left behind have resurfaced in the post-Mao era.  These missions have not failed as generations of historians have argued. The post-Mao era has provided us with hindsight unavailable to us before. How does this help us to re-examine the history of Christianity in China? The landscape of Christianity in post-Mao China is diverse; it differs enormously not just in terms of denomination and brand but also in terms of practice as some congregate in underground churches, some in old churches built by missionaries and others in new facilities provided by the government.  How significant were the foundations laid in the two millennia before?  Many Chinese people, both the elite and the ordinary, have embraced or become interested in Christianity.  What could this mean for China in the decades to come?  We welcome historians/scholars of Christianity and China to join us in a debate that addresses the following questions/issues:

  1. Is there a pattern in the introduction and indigenisation of Christianity in China in the past one thousand four hundred years
  2. Who are the old and new Christians that have emerged and what can they tell us about history, Mao and post-Mao China?
  3. Is the post-Mao emergence of Christianity true indigenisation because it is not missionary-imposed, but home grown and self-driven?
  4. What is the significance of the transition from “Christianity in China” to “Chinese Christianity”?

Inquiries and abstracts of no more than 200 words, plus 5 lines of biographical information, should be sent to Rebecca Frost at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 5 January 2014. Those accepted to present at the conference will be notified by 31 January 2014.  Accommodation and food will be provided during the conference but paper presenters should look for their own funding for travel.




Call for Applications: TOChina Summer School (9th edition)Call for Applications: TOChina Summer School (9th edition)
Friday, 17 Apr 2015

Torino, Italy
29th Jun - 10th Jul 2015
Deadline: 24th May 2015
  Since 2007, the TOChina Summer School has welcomed outstanding graduate students, young researchers, practitioners and managers to one of Europe’s most engaging salons dedicated to analyzing China’s structural transformations in the socio-political, economic and cultural realms.

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Friday, 17 Apr 2015

Stuttgart, Germany     
24 - 25th Sep 2015  
We invite anonymous abstracts for 30-­‐minute talks (20+10) presenting new research into argument alternations in Chinese. Submissions may not exceed 2 pages (A4/letter) and must be written in English. The first line of the submission must be "Submission for the workshop on argument alternations in Chinese". No more than one single-­‐authored and one co-­‐authored abstract per person will be considered.  
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Friday, 17 Apr 2015

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Friday, 17 Apr 2015

Asian Studies Azijske študije
Deadline: 30th Jun 2015
The Autumn issue 2015 will be dedicated to the work of European Jesuits in China from 16th till 18th centuries. The main purpose of this issue is to further explore the role of Jesuits on the development of modern Chinese science. More specifically, this issue seeks to offer new insights in Jesuit`s contribution to development of the astronomy, cartography and mathematical sciences with special focuses on astronomical instruments and the work of Jesuits in the  [ ... ]

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Saturday, 04 Apr 2015

Oslo, Norway
Deadline: 15th Jul 2015
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Saturday, 21 Mar 2015

Oxford, UK
21 - 22nd May 2015
Deadline: 27th Mar 2015
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Saturday, 21 Mar 2015

London, UK
28 - 31st Oct 2015
Deadline: 17th Jul 2015
Conference Theme The massive expansion in globalisation has arguably been driven by successful development of theories and practices of international marketing that resulted in generating a colossal number of new customers and new competitors in the global marketplace. At the heart of such expansion was the emergence of Asian countries as partners in the world growth, coupled with the massive improvements in communication, transportation and market liberalisation, esp [ ... ]

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Saturday, 21 Mar 2015

Hong Kong University
Deadline: 4th May 2015
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Saturday, 21 Mar 2015

Seoul, Korea
2 - 4th Oct 2015
Deadline: 1st Jun 2015
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11th Lodz East Asia Meeting “East Asia Dynamics. Between Being Regional and Global“
Saturday, 21 Mar 2015

University of Lodz, Poland
2 - 3rd Jun 2015
Deadline: 22nd Mar 2015
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searchers and graduate students interested in presenting and discussing issues related to the growth of East Asia from regional and global
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Conference on International Communication of Chinese Culture: World Value of Chinese Culture
Saturday, 21 Mar 2015

Beijing, PRC
27 - 28th Nov 2015
Deadline: 15th May 2015
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International Symposium "Language Diversity in the Sinophone World: Policies, Effects, and Tradition"
Saturday, 21 Mar 2015

Göttingen, Germany
11 - 13th Jun 2015
Deadline: 22nd May 2015
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MARKUS text analysis and reading platform--update and additional toolsMARKUS text analysis and reading platform--update and additional tools
Saturday, 21 Mar 2015

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EACS Event: “Traditional China: a Closer Distant View” A Sinological Summer School in Saint PetersburgEACS Event: “Traditional China: a Closer Distant View” A Sinological Summer School in Saint Petersburg
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Saint Petersburg, Russia
24 - 30th Aug 2015
Deadline: 10th Apr 2015
The EACS Summer School “Traditional China: a closer distant view” at the Faculty of Asian and African Studies of St. Petersburg State University, focuses on important matters of the present-day Chinese studies in Europe. The Summer School presents a one-week intensive training program on several specific subjects: Chinese history, religion, art, literature, European-Chinese relations and St. Petersburg collections of Chinese manuscripts and art. The w [ ... ]

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Vacant position: Director, East Asian Library Princeton University Library
Sunday, 08 Mar 2015

Princeton, NJ, USA
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Vacant position: Postdoctoral researcher in the Cultural History of China (Sinology)
Tuesday, 03 Mar 2015

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Deadline: 30th Apr 2015
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Call for papers: International Conference "Media and Politics - Discourses, Cultures, and Practices"
Friday, 27 Feb 2015

University of Milan, Italy
27- 28th May 2015
Deadline: 20th Mar 2015
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Call for papers: International Symposium on Chinese Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (ISOCTAL)
Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015

Newcastle University, UK
10 - 12th Dec 2015
Deadline: 25th May 2015
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Vacant position: History and philology of classical China
Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015

Paris, France
Starting date: 1st Oct 2015
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CCK Foundation Library Travel Grant 2015
Thursday, 12 Feb 2015

Deadlines: 20th Mar & Oct 2015
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Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary conference - "To boldly go where no man has gone before: The Fascination with the Unknown: Time"
Wednesday, 04 Feb 2015

Berlin, Germany
9 - 11th Jul 2015
Deadline: 1st Mar 2015
The unknown and unfamiliar enthrall us. They exert a profound fascination. Following an interdisciplinary symposium, which explored the fascination with the unknown with regard to space (“To boldly go where no man has gone before – Fascination with the Unknown: Space”, 30 th -31 st May, 2014), this conference will explore the attraction of the unknown with regard to time. Unknown time alludes to specific periods of time that have not yet been fully explored, r [ ... ]

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MERICS European China Talent Program
Friday, 30 Jan 2015

Berlin, Germany
6 - 8th May 2015
Deadline: 9th Feb 2015
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Lingua Sinica is accepting submissions
Tuesday, 06 Jan 2015

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Tuesday, 06 Jan 2015

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Daria Berg. Daria Berg. "Women and the Literary World in Early Modern China, 1580-1700" Routledge, 2013.
Tuesday, 06 Jan 2015

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Friday, 07 Nov 2014

Trier, Germany
11 - 12th Jul 2015
Deadline: 20th Nov 2014
The emergence of daoxue Confucianism in the 11th and 12th centuries is a pivotal point in
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controversial term “Neo-Confucian” illustrates). During the second half of the 20 th century,
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Monday, 27 Oct 2014

Stuttgart, Germany
24 - 26th Sep 2015
Deadline: 30th Apr 2015
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Call for Papers: Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (KFLC)
Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014

Univ. of Kentucky, USA
23 - 25th Apr 2015
Deadline: Nov 10th 2014
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Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014

New Jersey, USA
16th Apr 2016
Deadline: 30th Sep 2014
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Monday, 15 Sep 2014

Adelaide, Australia
5 - 9th Jul 2015
Deadline: 30th Oct 2014
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Monday, 30 Jun 2014

Paris, France
6th - 10th Jul 2015
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Friday, 13 Jun 2014

Oxford, UK
21st - 22nd May 2015
Deadline: 31st Dec 2014
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Wednesday, 04 Jun 2014

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23rd - 24th Apr 2015
Deadline: 1st Jul 2014
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