CFP for the CLCS Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian Diasporic Forum’s first guaranteed session for MLA 2019:
Diasporas, Aesthetics, and Southeast Asia
What aesthetics (or anesthetics) do diasporic movements into/out of/within Southeast Asia generate? Comparative and multimedia approaches welcomed. 300 word abstracts and bios by 15 March 2018;…[Read more]
CFP for MLA 2019 (Chicago) Special Session sponsored by the CLCS Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian Diasporic Forum (please excuse the cross-forum advertising):
Southeast Asian Textual Translations and Transactions
Each year, the Southeast Asian Writers Award (S.E.A. Write) is awarded to an author from each of the member states of ASEAN. The…[Read more]
BU visiting position
Visiting Assistant Professor position in Chinese Lit. at Boston University
The Department of World Languages & Literatures (WLL) invites applications for a one-year non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor position in Chinese literature for the 2018-2019 academic year…[Read more]
Reconsidering Family Relations in Modern Chinese Literature and Film
A Forum Session at the 2018 MLA in Chicago, January 3-6, 2019.
Family relations over the past 120 years in Chinese society(ies) have changed dramatically, and some would argue that the emergence of individualism as a modern, atomized, subjective formation has risen in inverse…[Read more]
I’m the second candidate for the executive committee seat in the Modern China forum this year. Like many of you, I’m a strong supporter of Petrus — I teach his excellent and path-breaking research, believe he strongly represents the openness and futurity that I hope come to dominate the field, and although we’ve never met, I have he…[Read more]
Dear Colleagues in Modern/Contemporary Chinese Literature,
I’m very honored to be nominated for the LLC Modern/Contemporary Chinese Executive Committee. I’d like to briefly introduce myself here, and share a few words on my vision for the committee and the field.
The MLA, as we know, has undergone important structural changes and now is an imp…[Read more]
As many of you may be aware, while the MLA forums on modern Chinese lit and Ming-Qing lit were successfully established in 2014, a third forum, on pre-14th century literature, never quite got off the ground. I’ve been encouraged to try to change this, and I need your help!
Could you please go to the prospective forum…[Read more]
The “Arrival” of Jia Pingwa in World Literature: Translation and Interpretation
A Roundtable sponsored by the LLC Modern and Contemporary Chinese Forum for the MLA Annual Meeting in New York, Jan. 4-7, 2018.
Jia Pingwa is considered one of the most original and influential novelists in contemporary China. A prolific writer, he has non…[Read more]
Jiwei Xiao replied to the topic East Asian Languages and Literatures — Reception — ALL WELCOME in the discussion Modern and Contemporary Chinese on MLA Commons 2 years, 1 month ago
Will be there Chris!
Christopher M. Lupke started the topic East Asian Languages and Literatures — Reception — ALL WELCOME in the discussion Modern and Contemporary Chinese on MLA Commons 2 years, 1 month ago
Please come to the East Asian Languages and Literatures Reception on Saturday night at 8:45 pm in Marriott 411-412. There will be food and drink! I hope to see you there.
Thank you very much for supporting the LLC Ming/Qing Chinese forum!
We hope to see you all at our second forum meeting on
Friday, Jan. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriott, room 303.
Please join us to talk about plans for promoting more China scholarship at the MLA.
Because of your participation in this forum, this year…[Read more]
Carol Zuses started the topic Solilcitation of Membership Suggestions for First Forum Delegate Election in the discussion Modern and Contemporary Chinese on MLA Commons 2 years, 3 months ago
When this forum’s executive committee meets during the Philadelphia convention in January, it will take up the matter of nominations for the first election of a Delegate Assembly representative for the forum; the election will be held in the fall of 2017. Though the executive committee is responsible for making nominations, it is required to no…[Read more]
I hope this message finds you enjoying a beautiful fall semester! I’m writing because I’m on the search committee for a new position in Chinese Literature at Penn State. Could you help spread the word amongst friends, colleagues, peers, grad students and the like? (Ad below.)
Thanks so much!
Assistant Professor of…[Read more]
Shakespearean tragedies have played an important part in modern and contemporary East Asian engagements with Western cultures. Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Singaporean translations, rewritings, films, and theatre productions have three important shared characteristics, namely hybridization of genres, intra-regional and trans-historical…[Read more]
For close to two hundred years, the ideas of Shakespeare have inspired incredible work in the literature, fiction, theater, and cinema of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. From the novels of Lao She and Lin Shu to Lu Xun’s search for a Chinese “Shakespeare,” and from Feng Xiaogang’s martial arts films to labor camp memoirs, Soviet-Chinese theater,…[Read more]
Alexa Alice Joubin deposited Cosmopolitanism and Its Discontents: The Dialectic between the Global and the Local in Lao She’s Fiction in the group LLC Modern and Contemporary Chinese on MLA Commons 2 years, 6 months ago
Modern Chinese fiction dealing with cultural others can be taken as a lens through which to reread the cosmopolitan theory. At stake in the debate between communitarianism and liberalism are the viability of single cultural membership and its validity. Lao She’s Self-Sacrifice (1934) and Dr. Wen (1936-1937) question the viability of global c…[Read more]
Montesquieu’s ideas on China have been the subject of much study and controversy. The purpose of this paper is to suggest that, as discussed in twenty-two books of the Esprit des lois, China serves to illustrate Montesquieu’s fundamental principles and to elucidate his method. References to the empire appear frequently in the concluding chapters…[Read more]