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Sinophone Studies: New Directions

October 14, 2016 @ 9:00 am - October 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Sinophone Studies: New Directions Conference Poster

“Sinophone” is arguably one of the most provocative concepts of world literary studies since the turn of the new millennium. In 2007, we held the Yale-Harvard joint international conference “Globalizing Modern Chinese Literature: Sinophone and Diasporic Writings,” examining an array of issues ranging from diaspora to multicultural articulations. Since then, waves of scholarship have grappled with Sinophone Studies, its spatiotemporal boundaries, its methodological feasibility, and above all, its geopolitical and geopoetic implications. With the conference Sinophone Studies: New Directions, we seek to provide a new forum in which scholars and students from different disciplines can evaluate outcomes of prior research, define new topics, raise concerns, and most importantly, offer innovative ideas and approaches.

The conference focuses on the following four themes:

• Site and Sight: locality, landscape, topos
• Sound and Script: multilingualism, linguistic and graphic mediality
• Roots and Routes: heritage in motion, secondary and tertiary diasporas, global mobility
• History and Potentiality: post-loyalism, governance, resistance politics

Download the conference schedule here: sinophone-studies-schedule

Download speaker abstracts here: sinophone-studies-abstracts

 

Organizers:

Jing TSU, Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture and Comparative Literature, Yale University

David Der-wei WANG, Edward C. Henderson Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature, Harvard University

 

Keynote speakers:

Shu-mei SHIH, Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature, University of California, Los Angeles

NG Kim Chew, Chinese Malaysian writer and Professor of Chinese Literature, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan

 

Sponsors:

Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University

Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation

Harvard-Yenching Institute

Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

 

Presenters:

Rosa Vieira de ALMEIDA, Ph.D. candidate, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Yale University

Andrea BACHNER, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Cornell University

Brian BERNARDS, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Southern California

Cheow Thia CHAN, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore

Howard CHIANG, Assistant Professor of History, University of Waterloo

Stephen Y.W. CHU, Professor of School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Hong Kong

Chih-Wei CHUNG, Hou Family Fellow, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University

Ge Fei, writer; Professor of Chinese Literature, Tsinghua University, P. R. China

Alison GROPPE, Associate Professor of Chinese Literature, University of Oregon

Satoru HASHIMOTO, Assistant Professor of Chinese, University of Maryland

Yu-ting HUANG, Mellon-Keiter Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Amherst College

KIM Hye-joon, Professor of Chinese, Pusan National University

Ha Jin, Writer, Boston University

Henning KLÖTER, Professor of Modern Chinese Languages and LIteratures, Humboldt University of Berlin

KO Chia-cian, Associate Professor of Chinese Literature, National Taiwan University

Yu-lin LEE, Professor, National Chung Hsing University

LO Yi-chin, writer, Taiwan

Xiaolu MA, Ph.D. candidate, Comparative Literature, Harvard University

Federica PASSI, Associate Professor, Ca’ Foscari University Venice

Carlos ROJAS, Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies; Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies; and Arts of the Moving Image, Duke University

Marten Soderblom SAARELA, Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Flora SHAO, Ph.D. candidate, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Yale University

Shu Ching SHIH, writer, Taiwan

Kyle SHERNUK, Ph.D. candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

Dylan SUHER, Ph.D. candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

E. K. TAN, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University

Li Wen Jessica TAN, Ph.D. candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

Karen L. THORNBER, Professor of Comparative Literature and of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

TSAI I-Ni, Assistant Professor, Graduate Program of Teaching Chinese as Second Language, National Taiwan University

Sebastian VEG, Research Professor, Ecole des Hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris

Alvin K. WONG, Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature and Film, Yonsei University

Nicholas Y. H. WONG, Ph.D. candidate, Comparative Literature, University of Chicago

WOO Kamloon, publisher, Taiwan

Miya Qiong XIE, Ph.D. candidate, Comparative Literature, Harvard University

YING Lei, Ph.D. candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

Venue

CGIS South
CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Phone:
617-123-4567

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