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Sinophone Studies in Europe and the Americas

Études sinophones en Europe et Amérique

Estudios sinófonos en Europa y América

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Published on Thursday, August 08, 2019


Research Center for Chinese Cultural Subjectivity in Taiwan (CCS) will be holding 2019 “Sinophone Studies in Europe and the Americas”(SEA) International Young Scholars Conference at National Chengchi University, Taiwan, November 19-21, 2019. The conference invites both critical scholarship and creative writing in various fields of Sinophone studies.


The 1st “Sinophone Studies in Europe and the Americas”(SEA) International Young Scholars Conference Call for Abstracts is now open.

We are pleased to announce this Call for Abstracts for the oncoming 1st SEA International Young Scholars Conference.


  • To submit an abstract, the following criteria must be met:
  • Submitter should be Post-doctoral researcher, Ph. D. or Master Degree student.
  • Abstract and full paper can be written in English or Chinese. If written in Chinese, submitter will need to provide a briefing of paper in English.Presentation in Chinese is preferable, but not required.
  • Research and/or studies must fit into one of the Core Topics:
    • Perspectives on Transcultural Thinking
    • Psychology and Society in the Sinophone Contexts
    • Religion and Culture in the Sinophone Contexts

Key Infos

Important dates

  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: 30th August 2019

  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance: 10th September 2019
  • Submission Date of Full Paper: 4th November 2019

Confirmation Notice

You will receive our confirmation email if your abstract is received. After the review by CCS, authors will be notified about results by 10th September 2019. If abstract is accepted, the presenting author will need to submit full paper before 4th November 2019. Airfare reimbursement and accommodation will be provided for accepted applicants.

General Introduction

Research Center for Chinese Cultural Subjectivity in Taiwan (CCS) will be holding 2019 “Sinophone Studies in Europe and the Americas”(SEA) International Young Scholars Conference at National Chengchi University, Taiwan, November 19-21, 2019. The conference invites both critical scholarship and creative writing in various field of Sinophone studies.

Contemporary research in the field of Sinophone studies faces a double challenge: on the one hand, scholars need to develop critical approaches to understand the increasingly global dimension of the Sinophone culture; on the other hand, international scholarship needs to become aware of the relevance of Sinophone perspectives on global problems.

We believe that a global approach to Sinophone studies requires a spirit of international cooperation that should be fostered from the early stages of academic careers. Therefore, we invite doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in Sinology from Europe and the Americas to come to Taiwan and discuss different research approaches with their Taiwanese counterparts. We hope to provide an opportunity to discover new research horizons and to develop international approaches to transcultural and interdisciplinary research.

We call for contributions in different fields of sinology relating to the following topics:

  • Perspectives on transcultural thinking;
  • Psychology and society in the sinophone contexts,
  • Religion and culture in the sinophone contexts.

Details of Core Topics

About “Perspectives on transcultural thinking” :

From philosophy to literature and the arts, the development of transcultural ways of thinking constitutes a keystone of research in fields traditionally included under the Humanities. Transculturality is both an open, critical and non essentialist attitude toward academic research, and the starting point of any scholarship dealing with the contemporary Sinophone world, where to think means already to think in translation, not only in the crossroads between East and West, but also by acknowledging the cultural heterogeneity of the East.

We invite papers addressing the problem of transcultural thinking in the Sinophone world, or developing transcultural perspectives of their own, in different fields such as philosophy, literature, history, languages and the arts.

About Psychology and society in the sinophone contexts:

The fast-developing modern western civilization is bringing cultural lag forth and causing influence on different fields of Chinese-speaking societies, then many lived experiences of suffering subsequently were given. The challenges of globalization are not only for Chinese-speaking societies but also for western world. These battles include same-sex marriage, decline in the number of children, aging of population, long-term care, then the sequel to these issues is intergenerational transmission of family values and individual achievement. Besides, the rise of global mobility is pressing us to admit new immigrants and rethink how to build a multicultural community. Increasingly extreme weather is compelling us to understand, as we pursue economic development and enjoy the nature, it is also necessary for us to accept the scarcity of resources, think about the sustaining capacity of our ecosystem, and take into consideration of the needs of the future generations. Such is the mission of eco-conservation.

It is necessary to interchange experiences between Chinese-speaking societies and western world, furthermore, to find out how the thought of Chinese-speaking societies can contribute to the world-wide human family. 

About Religion and culture in the sinophone contexts:

Based on textual analyses and fieldwork in sinophone countries and sinophone communities around the globe, scholars have long studied Chinese religion. Faced with the resurgence of religion and moreover shaped by a clash of civilizations and the rise of fundamentalism, sinophone religions have simultaneous held on to their traditions and found new ways of cultural expression. sinophone societies or communities, which are known for valuing interpersonal relationships, have found distinct ways of expressing a range of religious beliefs and Chinese religions, which in their teachings focus on the human world and harmonious, inclusive societies, are generally met with approval in a global context. It is the aim of this conference that contributions to this topic may explore the relationship of sinophone culture and religion and to bring together scholars from different backgrounds, both geographically and methodologically, to further our understanding of religious production of culture.

Organizing committee

  • LIN Yuan-tse, Dept. of Philosophy, NCCU
  • Héctor G. Castaño, CCS, NCCU
  • LIN Shu-fen, CCS, NCCU
  • Barbara Witt, CCS, NCCU
  • TSAI Yuan-lin, Institute of Religious Studies, NCCU
  • CHEN Wan-chen, Dept. of Education, NCCU
  • CHENG Wen-Hui, Dept. of Chinese Literature, NCCU

Scientific Committee

  • ZHANG Guang-da, Dept. of History, NCCU
  • YANG Rur-bin, Dept. of Philosophy, NTHU
  • LEE Wei-lun, Dept. of Counseling & Clinical Psychology, NDHU


  • National Chengchi University
    Taipei, Taiwan


  • Saturday, August 31, 2019


  • taiwan, sinology, sinophone


  • Wenjun Huang
    courriel : info [at] nccuccs [dot] com

Information source

  • Héctor Castaño
    courriel : hector [at] nccu [dot] edu [dot] tw


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