Confronting Predicament: The Mentality and Patterns of Behavior of Chinese Intellectuals in the Second Millennium

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
May 25, 2018 to May 26, 2018
Location: 
China
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Sociology, Political Science

Confronting Predicament: The Mentality and Patterns of Behavior of Chinese Intellectuals in the Second Millennium

Event Dates: May 25-26, 2018

Event Location: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

Call for papers

The workshop focuses on the mental and social reactions of Chinese intellectuals in great periods of transformation during imperial and modern China. It attempts to provide early-career historians, social scientists, and researchers from different fields a chance to share findings on the cutting-edge theme of the history of Chinese intellectuals. The workshop is also open to research students and the learned public. We welcome papers of relevance to the four themes below:

  1. Rise of neo-Confucianism and its influence on the mentality of traditional scholars
  2. Changing mentality and patterns of behavior of Chinese intellectuals in times of crisis
  3. Transition in the mentality of contemporary Chinese intellectuals: global capitalism, state power, and cultural identity
  4. Formation and transformation of intellectual communities in modern China

Paper proposals, consisting of a CV and a 300-500 word abstract (in English or Chinese), should be emailed to intellectualworkshop1718@gmail.com by December 31st, 2017. Accepted proposals will be notified by January 15th, 2018. The deadline for submission of full papers is April 1st, 2018

Contact Info: 

Hiu Yu Cheung, Assistant Professor, Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 122A, KHB, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong.

Chi Man Kwong, Assistant Professor, Department of History AAB1151 (General Office), 11/F, Academic and Administration Building, 15 Hong Kong Baptist University Road, Baptist University Road Campus, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong SAR.

Dongling Zhang, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology & Sociology, Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood Ave. St Louis, MO 63119, U.S.