The 13th biennial conference of the Nordic Association of China Studies (NACS), will be held on June 6 – 8, 2017 at Aarhus University, Denmark.
The conference theme “China Time – Rethinking Cultural Encounters” asks the participants to rethink cultural encounters with China based on the widespread notion that China’s time is coming. China’s rapid rise has changed world-wide perceptions of China as well as China’s perception of the world, thereby setting the scene for a new understanding of cross-cultural encounters.
Therefore, the conference invites all academic disciplines to ‘Rethink’ these cultural encounters within their field of expertise in the light of China’s development over the past decades.
While the conference organizers especially encourage papers rethinking cultural encounters, all China related papers and panels will be taken into consideration. This includes papers from non-NACS members.
The conference language is English.
The conference will be followed by a PhD Workshop on the theme of “Researching Cultural Encounters with China” (June 8 – 9). The workshop will be open to all applicants, not just NACS members, but the number of participants is limited to 15. It is possible to join the workshop without participating in the NACS conference.
The three keynote speakers from the NACS conference will conduct the workshop. The workshop is organized by the Section for China Studies at Arhus University in cooperation with the Graduate School at Arts.
Applications including a CV and an abstract of the PHD thesis (400 words) must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject “PhD Workshop”. Deadline for application is March 31.
The organizers are happy to announce that accepted participants in the PhD workshop who also present a paper at the conference have the possibility to apply for a limited amount of travel grants for up to 2000 DKK. The grants will primarily be given to students without alternative sources of funding. Applications for the grants will open after the workshop participants have been selected.
The three keynote speakers for the NACS 2017 conference will provide fascinating perspectives on history and memory, language and intercultural communication, media and the internet:
As Aarhus is the European Capital of Culture in 2017, we strongly encourage participants to book hotel rooms immediately after receiving the acceptance notification.
Please submit your abstract/panel proposal by sending an email to email@example.com.
Please include the following information in the email: name, title/position and institutional affiliation.
Includes NACS membership fee 2017/2018, conference materials, and some meals: