Call for Papers 2008



The Institute of English Literature at Zhejiang University, Institute of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at Copenhagen
University, and School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, cordially invite your active
participation in an international symposium on Sinology and Sino-Foreign cultural relations and exchanges to be held in
Hangzhou, October 24-26, 2008. Abstracts for prospective papers on the following topics are welcome. Your initiative
in organizing a session will also be appreciated.
1. Early records of and description about China in other countries
2. The emergence and development of overseas sinology or China studies
3. Western missionaries, diplomats, merchants, explorers and journalists who came to China in ancient and modern times
4. Visual images of China in the West
5. Chinese students, merchants, laborers, diplomats, and revolutionaries in Europe and America 6. China’s modernization in the Global perspective


Keynote Speakers(in alphabetical order)

Dr. Thomas H. Hahn, Cornell University
Prof. Qi Han, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dr. Eduard Koegel, urban planner and architect, Berlin
Prof. Hua Meng, Peking University
Prof. Xiping Zhang, Beijing Foreign Studies University
Dr. Harriet T. Zurndorfer, University of Leiden


Abstract Guidelines


You are asked to limit your abstract to one double-spaced page, bearing your: NAME, ACADEMIC AFFLIATION, FULL
ADDRESS, and CONTACT INFO.  To be fully considered, abstracts must be received by June 1, 2008. You will be
notified in early July of the Program Committee’s decision about your abstract.


We are happy to add that we plan to publish a proceeding of the conference, and the selection of papers for publication
will be made by and Editorial Board acting in conjunction with various referees.


Please send your abstract and all conference communications by e-mail to:



Registration Fees


(Payable on site. Graduate students: 50%)
Foreign participants:     £90, $150, E130
Domestic participants:    RMB660
* The rate covers a half-day tour, tea/coffee, three lunches, two dinners and one banquet.



Organizers of the Conference
Prof. Hong Shen, Zhejiang University, China (
Prof. Denise Gimpel, Copenhagen University, Denmark (
Prof. Paul J. Bailey, University of Edinburgh, U. K.(

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